Programme management of the D&AD Awards; driving innovation in awards products, engagement with the industry and development of industry partners. Managing category review and overseeing associated documents. Developing strategies to engage pipeline of quality entries. Overseeing the recruitment, communications and logistics of 250 global creatives for judging event. Ensuring efficient and robust judging processes are implemented. Developing opportunities to showcase winning work, and managing the project team. Project management of D&AD Impact Awards in NYC, with a focus on entry and judging, alongside programme partners at Advertising Week NY.
As Senior Awards Officer, my primary role was to project manage two of the five London based award ceremonies - BAFTA Children’s and BAFTA TV Craft - from establishing the categories through to delivery of the final events. Responsibilities included - Developing and implementing the strategy; Category development; Identifying and maximising potential new revenue streams; Overseeing committees of senior industry stakeholders; Overseeing and managing robust entry, voting and jury processes; Managing ticket sales and invoicing; Talent liaison; Event logistics; Writing nomination/winner press releases; Leading project teams.
Key responsibilities included: o Event management of the Women in Film & Television Awards (900 + attendees) o Securing partnerships for the WFTV Awards and for special events throughout the year o Managing relationships with all Awards suppliers and negotiating discounts on services o Implementing campaign-led events and strategy focusing on industry diversity o Producing follow-up reports on events and initiatives; detailing budgets and attendance profiles o Establishing and overseeing all booking and invoicing processes for the WFTV Awards o Developing and maintaining relationships with long-term sponsors, including Sky, BBC, ITV, and Pinewood Studios o Overseeing the scheduling, production and activity of the weekly events for members o Coordinating activity at international festivals, managing travel arrangements and producing marketing materials Carried out 6-week attachment with New York Women in Film & TV, managing the Designing Women Awards in 2012 at Macy’s department store.