Phillipa Jane Owusu

Freelance Events Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

A highly ambitious and enthusiastic individual aspiring to become successful within the Events, PR and Talent industry.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Digital Media
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Writing
  • Creative Event
  • Celebrity PR
  • Management
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Venue Events Assistant

No. 4 Hamilton Place

Jul 2014
  • · Assisting the Venue and Events Manager with promoting No 4 Hamilton Place as a major meeting and events venue. · Acquiring an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the venue’s offerings such as costs and capacities, in order to advise clients of all options available relevant to their particular requirements. · Respond promptly and appropriately to all incoming enquiries. · Take clients on show rounds of the venue. · Effectively use and manage CRM data in order to optimise the accuracy of the database and record all enquiries and confirmed bookings on the CRM system. · Effectively manage the venue hire scheduler in order to utilise venue space to and achieve optimum revenue opportunities. · Effectively manage provisional bookings on the venue hire scheduler in order to convert or release enquiries to create increased availability.

2014

Freelance Fashion & Celebrity PR Assistant

Phillipa Jane PR, Goodley Bullen PR, Fabric PR, Dawn MASON London

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
  • · Managing press requests for UK media outlets in print and online for multiple brands simultaneously. · Liaising and maintaining contact with media affiliates. · Writing and distributing press releases to key media contacts. · Creating and updating event diaries and contact databases. · Communicating with celebrity management and PR agencies for gifting and product placement opportunities. · Planning and executing product and brand launches as well as collection previews. · Creating company procurement packages for prospective clients. · Compiling VIP guest lists for small and large scale events. · Organising and styling photo shoots. · Monitoring achieved press. · Compiling monthly reports. · Managing the Press Intern. · Digital Marketing.

2013

VIP Events & Digital Marketing Assistant

Starworks London

Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
  • · Deciphering audience behaviours and motivations on social media platforms. · Implementing innovative digital strategies to boost client audience levels. · Creating visible links between clients and partnering brands through typically unconventional methods. · Providing well thought out copy specific to each client and platform. · Producing monthly reports indicating growth measurement, possible new beneficial avenues to pursue as well as competitor analysis. · Working with social media analytical tools to examine successes and failures. · Working closely with the VIP team during the planning process for events including the Jack Spade Watch Launch, the Esquire Summer Party, the Ben Sherman x Shortlist LC:M Party and the Carrera Ignition Party. · Tending to VIP guests during events.

2012

Press Assistant Intern

Project D, The Communication Store, Karla Otto, RMO Comms, Bloody Gray PR, Vauxhall Fashion Scout

Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
  • · Daily administration duties. · Sales. · Assisting in the planning and execution of LCM and LFW shows. · Managing ticket requests and invites. · Showroom management. · Liaising with press and stylists, providing sample requests. · Monitoring all press cuttings on a daily basis and distributing them to relevant key personnel. · Producing and executing designer installations and exhibitions at the London Clothes Show 2010 · Composing press releases. · Creating and updating event diary databases · Researching blogs, online sites, updates in print media titles and new placements in positions within worldwide media. · Researching Japanese and American media, attaining contact information and updating master media files. · Researching and updating celebrity and high profile stylists as well as film and television wardrobe stylists and managers. · Keeping contact databases up to date. · Pitching media coverage ideas. · Assisting designers on shoots and fashion shows.

Education

2011

Events Management

University of East London

Aug 2008 - Apr 2011