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Experienced PR creative seeking my next opportunity to progress for innovative and forward-thinking organisation. Previous positions include working between an AE and SAE role for a small 'all hands on deck' international PR firm, in which I am in the sole arts and consumer media relations executive. Prior to this, a PR internship at a leading Media Agency in Birmingham, voluntary work for a nonprofit organisation in which I was the Manager of Marketing, PR and Communications along with previously being Creative Manager and Co-Owner for my own start-up business for a smartphone application. I am also a freelance cinema reviewer for the online blog filmjuice.com, and occasionally contribute to the football blog threeandin.com, listed in the Guardian's top 100 football blogs. I want my next position to be within the realms of PR, in an industry I am passionate about. This would either be in the following sectors: - Charity (poverty alleviation) - Sports - Music - Film - Design My ultimate goal is to use my accrued attributes in PR and comms to make an impact in society.
Curzon PR is an International PR agency, in which I have taken the role as the sole media relations for our arts and consumer clients. I’m also acting in a supporting role to a Junior Account Manager and have excelled in my critical and creative thinking in regards to PR. Curzon PR is giving me great scope to expand my experience at a rapid rate. Some of the many projects I’ve worked on so far include: - ArtBahrain, an inaugural art fair in the middle east - securing global top-tier arts coverage - Good Earth, India’s leading textiles and interiors design house – single-handedly exposed the brand to top-tier UK interiors and consumer press whilst working with the external PR team from the London V&A museum - HYPER JAPAN, London’s one-stop shop for J-culture – helping them publicise their Christmas Market event by preparing an effective and measured strategy, selling-in to music, food and consumer press along with guest list management - The Inner Circle, an elite London-centric dating app – Given full creative license to gain coverage in tech and consumer press and attending event nights Duties include and are not limited to: - Media liaison, selling-in and achieving coverage with top-tier press - Press release distribution and creation - Copywriting and proofreading - Leading a team of junior AE’s and interns, and travelling abroad to train new PR AE's - Representing Curzon PR at press events and press guest list management Top-tier coverage achieved has included BBC, Business Insider, ELLE Décor, Forbes, The Guardian, London Evening Standard, Metal Hammer, Metro, The Mirror, Moncole, The Sunday Times, Tatler, Techworld, Town and Country and many more.
FilmJuice Launched in February 2010, FilmJuice provides the latest film reviews, upcoming releases, exclusive news, DVD reviews plus interviews, features, competitions, industry resources and shopping guides. Boasting 97,500 Monthly Unique browsers I am taking on a Contributing role in Cinema and DVD releases. threeandin.com Listed in The Guardian top 100 football blogs. Beginning a contributing role in regards to all things football, part of my Editorial Freelance work. See all of my articles here: http://threeandin.com/author/sam-narr/
Moving to a major player in the Fashion Lifestyle PR field, Coffin on Cake representing huge clients in menswear and womenswear - something relatable to my personal passions. I have started at the Shoreditch based firm with a crash-course in Fashion PR to sharpen my skills to suit the industry of Fashion and develop relationships with stylists, editors and fellow PR's. Within my short time here I have developed even further, with CoC throwing me head first into:- - Pitching for new business - Managing all stock send-outs (using courier services) and showrooms - Extensive use of Photoshop while attaining media clippings - Learning the process to develop an effective pitch and tone when selling-in to journalists, stylists and editors
Joined Big Cat Group as a full-time PR intern. Specialising in niche areas of PR along with aspects of marketing. Over the duration on a three month period I gained an invaluable insight into working within an agency environment and further enhanced my PR skill-set with tasks such as:- - Compiling client specific media lists - with the use of Gorkana etc. - Creative brainstorming - Enhancing my copywriting skills for Press Releases and blog creation - Having full control of social media channels (and learning social analytics for all mainstream channels) - Selling in to journalists and editors, developing relationships The prime reason for this step in my career is to capitalise on all previous experience I have and progress it via a reputable in-house media agency alongside continual efforts to network in the relevant industry.
Voluntary work to help vulnerable members of community in Birmingham by supporting fellow Hub Leaders in the PR, Marketing and Communications of our Birmingham settlement. I was responsible for all social media activity as well PR work, recruitment and other marketing work as well as assisting with food pick-ups and fundraising activity. My entrepreneurial skills gained from my earlier venture with Tap-a-Cab has allowed me to take on this role and further progress my skills as well as helping people in my community.
Responsible for ALL creative and marketing aspects for the business. During the development of the business my job duties included: • The design of the company website – along with implementing the development process with the client • Conducting client meetings and evaluating risk, advantages/disadvantages from each one • Negotiating price strategies • The creation and maintenance of Tap-a-Cab’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn page whilst continually updating the website blog • Logo creation – Using Adobe Photoshop • Creating a database for an online – e-mail – marketing campaign, and also creating newsletters – using MailChimp • Starting a telemarketing campaign and successfully negotiating a 75% discount in monthly price with a market leader • Ongoing client liaising to ensure we got the best possible service and to tackle any problems that arose from our campaigns • Design of company business cards • Strategically planning and forecasting marketing campaigns with Westfield Malls, Showcase Cinemas and Student Union • Solely responsible in the arrangement for myself to feature in the local newspaper (Express and Star) to help create a PR buzz upon the launch of the app. • Responsible for the ‘keep me updated’ function on the website to create a database and direct market of people for any latest news • Responsible for the inclusion of the ‘promo code’ function on the app • Fine-tuned the appearance of the app pre-completion • Being in constant communication with my partners and evaluating risk and strategy as a team