Ofunem Diallo

Event Designer and Producer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAccountant - Event Manager - Senior Project Manager

About me

I have more than seven years of working experience in event management. Through my various roles at different event and PR agencies, I was able to build up extensive expertise in dealing successfully with clients, supervising staff, delivering customized event concepts, optimizing project budgets and executing numerous events for large key accounts.

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Skills

  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Accounting
  • Time Managment
  • Producer/production Manager
  • Organisation and Coordination Skills
  • Project Management And Budget Management
  • Concept Creating
  • Purchase

Work history

2016

Event Producer

Zerotwonine

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Responsible for event production management with direct reporting line to Managing Director and Events Director • Developed, lead and executed new event production strategies across the business • Steered and managed multiple projects simultaneously for leading brands, with a focus on events and POS promotions (each event with a budget of up to €1m) incl. overall budget management and reporting responsibility • Delivered relevant cost savings and exceeded targeted benefits (reduced costs by 20%) • Lead and managed internal team as well as external partners and ensured optimal performance of day-to-day operations • Upgraded event settings and supported key accounts director by following, identifying and embedding new market trends into event strategy • Developed effective working relationships with key customers • Key projects for lifestyle clients: BMW, Hugo Boss, Escada, Pringles, Wella

2016

Event Producer

Zerotwonine

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Responsible for event production management with direct reporting line to Managing Director and Events Director • Developed, lead and executed new event production strategies across the business • Steered and managed multiple projects simultaneously for leading brands, with a focus on events and POS promotions (each event with a budget of up to €1m) incl. overall budget management and reporting responsibility • Delivered relevant cost savings and exceeded targeted benefits (reduced costs by 20%) • Lead and managed internal team as well as external partners and ensured optimal performance of day-to-day operations • Upgraded event settings and supported key accounts director by following, identifying and embedding new market trends into event strategy • Developed effective working relationships with key customers • Key projects for lifestyle clients: BMW, Hugo Boss, Escada, Pringles, Wella

2014

Campaign Manager

Styleheads

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Direct reporting line to Head of Events • Successfully planned, developed and implemented multiple PR campaigns and brand marketing strategies • Translated abstract concepts into simple, creative, cost effective solutions and performed numerous feasibility and cost evaluations for PR and event concepts • Worked jointly with the marketing team to identify and secure clients / partners for product placements in brand marketing campaigns • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Eastpak, Beats by Dr. Dre, MINI, JD Sports

2014

Campaign Manager

Styleheads

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Direct reporting line to Head of Events • Successfully planned, developed and implemented multiple PR campaigns and brand marketing strategies • Translated abstract concepts into simple, creative, cost effective solutions and performed numerous feasibility and cost evaluations for PR and event concepts • Worked jointly with the marketing team to identify and secure clients / partners for product placements in brand marketing campaigns • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Eastpak, Beats by Dr. Dre, MINI, JD Sports

2014

Event Manager

INMIND

Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • Director • Managed development of conceptualization and design of various events customized to meet each client’s specific needs • Ensured that event team met all targets incl. minimizing costs, maximizing creative deliverables • Coordinated and managed external staff such as graphic designers, architects, writers, etc. • Designed new event format and strategy resulting in winning new key account (Porsche) • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Weleda cosmetics

2014

Event Manager

INMIND

Nov 2013 - Jun 2014
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • Director • Managed development of conceptualization and design of various events customized to meet each client’s specific needs • Ensured that event team met all targets incl. minimizing costs, maximizing creative deliverables • Coordinated and managed external staff such as graphic designers, architects, writers, etc. • Designed new event format and strategy resulting in winning new key account (Porsche) • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Weleda cosmetics

2013

Event Manager

DREINULL

Jan 2011 - Oct 2013
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Managed event design team with direct reporting line to Managing Director • Responsible for team coordination incl. external staff, managing and mentoring new staff and trainees (recruitment, performance management, etc.) • Supervised numerous creative event design / concepts, including creative idea generation, architecture (stage design, room planning, 2D-visualizations), concept mood boards, 3D-visualizations, etc. • Generated various marketing leads and supported sales team in all steps of the client / partnership process incl. coordination of all proposals and pitches • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Adidas, Bunte (lifestyle magazine), Berlinale (Berlin international film festival), Michalsky (Berlin fashion week), MTV (after-show party of EMA’s), Sony

2013

Event Manager

DREINULL

Jan 2011 - Oct 2013
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Managed event design team with direct reporting line to Managing Director • Responsible for team coordination incl. external staff, managing and mentoring new staff and trainees (recruitment, performance management, etc.) • Supervised numerous creative event design / concepts, including creative idea generation, architecture (stage design, room planning, 2D-visualizations), concept mood boards, 3D-visualizations, etc. • Generated various marketing leads and supported sales team in all steps of the client / partnership process incl. coordination of all proposals and pitches • Key projects for lifestyle clients: Adidas, Bunte (lifestyle magazine), Berlinale (Berlin international film festival), Michalsky (Berlin fashion week), MTV (after-show party of EMA’s), Sony

2010

Assistant Project Manager

DREINULL

Oct 2009 - Dec 2010
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Assisted in project management and implementation of events and TV productions • Prepared proposals, tender documents, presentations • Developed and managed the in-house image data base • Managed the corporate website, supported creation of monthly newsletters and other external communications • Assisted in project management and implementation of events and TV Productions

2010

Assistant Project Manager

DREINULL

Oct 2009 - Dec 2010
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Full Time
  • • Assisted in project management and implementation of events and TV productions • Prepared proposals, tender documents, presentations • Developed and managed the in-house image data base • Managed the corporate website, supported creation of monthly newsletters and other external communications • Assisted in project management and implementation of events and TV Productions

Education

2011

Apprenticehsip in Creative and Digital Media

GPB

Oct 2008 - Jan 2011
  • Berlin, Germany
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME GPB • Studies / apprenticeship in Event Management • Key modules: event planning and management, production of events, accounting, business administration • Among top 10% of class; graduated 1 semester earlier

2011

Apprenticehsip in Creative and Digital Media

GPB

Oct 2008 - Jan 2011
  • Berlin, Germany
  • EVENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME GPB • Studies / apprenticeship in Event Management • Key modules: event planning and management, production of events, accounting, business administration • Among top 10% of class; graduated 1 semester earlier