SOFIA SIMOU

SOFIA SIMOU

Event Producer / Senior Account-Project ManagerUnited Kingdom
+ Info

44

Connections
Pip Jamieson
Thomas Minnock
Charles Olayinka
SOFIA SIMOU

SOFIA SIMOU

Event Producer / Senior Account-Project ManagerUnited Kingdom
About me
I am an experienced and versatile professional with 13 years of working in Advertising, Communications and Event Management. I am capable, have a creative flare and always approach complex co - ordination with a proactive approach, working well under pressure. My main focus is to ensure all operations are planned and marketed effectively, deadlines are met, staff are managed efficiently and most of all, client satisfaction is always achieved. Whether it be working within agencies or in a freelance capacity, I am adaptable, reliable and tend to hit the ground running. Renowned for my personable approach to dealing with clients from all different nationalities and calibres, I am also known to work efficiently in fast-paced environments where the art of preparation and organisation always pays off. I believe that all client requirements should be met in a timely fashion and to achieve high working standards in the workplace; I often find it is important to start with the team. As a manager, I understand the importance of team motivation and my experience with other reputable firms has taught me how to manage company accounts efficiently and lucratively by planning for, and organising all areas relevant to the development and execution of new and existing projects. My managerial experience to date has enabled me to learn effective means of co-ordinating multiple projects simultaneously, communicating with all internal and external departments to ensure targets are met and deadlines reached, manage the successful delivery of projects/campaigns, control budgets and in addition, I have developed outstanding organisational and administrative skills. Research and analysis is vital for keeping up-to-date with industry trends and market positioning and in my most recent role, I successfully managed and developed the music partnership with Ministry of Sound, organised and implemented a Winston workshop for one of the client’ biggest markets and developed engagement activation ideas for global toolkits, covering all channels. Often described as a dedicated and approachable team player; I am used to meeting targets and securing deals whilst building an excellent rapport with all clients and as a result, client loyalty becomes inevitable.
Projects
  • The Coffee House Project
    The Coffee House ProjectThe Coffee House Project is Bristol’s first coffee festival and it's now in its third year. It has seen over 2,000 visitors walk through the doors, as well as winning ‘Best Event’ category in the Crumbs Awards 2019. The festival involves 50 exhibitors, workshops and talks, a two-day barista competition hosted by the SCA UK, plus gourmet street food and DJ's. The first year attracted over 1,200 guests with headline sponsors including Oatly, La Marzocco & Tia Maria with the second year seeing a 4
  • O2 POSSESSED -HALLOWEEN CAMPAIGN
    O2 POSSESSED -HALLOWEEN CAMPAIGN
  • 'Hyde & Seek' event for Matthew Clark
    'Hyde & Seek' event for Matthew Clark
  • Fairground Pop Up in Haggerston
    Fairground Pop Up in HaggerstonWe were asked to produce a fresh speaker event for a digital startup called Grandaad. They need to engage with digital minded, self-starters. We conceived and produced a fast paced an 'as live' TV talk show event with new speakers who each had very interesting stories.
  • Future Shorts Film Festival
    Future Shorts Film FestivalThe Future Shorts Festival is the world's biggest pop up film festival, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Over 45,000 people attending in over 90 countries.
  • Swingers Crazy Golf
    Swingers Crazy GolfA pop up crazy-golf club in the heart of Shoreditch. With responsibility for every element of the space from scoping the project initially, sourcing all of the suppliers and freelancers needed to construct the venue, to managing all aspects of the build and launch. Set in an old empty warehouse, Swingers is a totally immersive 9 hole crazy-golf course. Complete with clubhouse, DJ’s, champagne bars and the best in street food catering. It’s the first venue from the new entertainment brand the Institute of Competitive Socialising
Work history
    o
    o
    Co- Founder / Directorother
    Bristol, United KingdomFull Time
    The Coffee House Project is Bristol’s first coffee festival and it's now in its third year. It has seen over 2,000 visitors walk through the doors, as well as winning ‘Best Event’ category in the Crumbs Awards 2019. The festival involves 50 exhibitors, workshops and talks, a two-day barista competition hosted by the SCA UK, plus gourmet street food and DJ's. The first year attracted over 1,200 guests with headline sponsors including Oatly, La Marzocco & Tia Maria with the second year seeing a 40% increase of visitor numbers and bringing on board the following sponsors: La Marzocco, Oatly, KeepCup and DR Wakefield. I co - created this festival in 2018 which took courage, enthusiasm, a business mind and a leap of faith. Key Responsibilities: ·       Branding ·       Event program curation ·       Event planning and delivery ·       Budget management ·       Sponsorship & exhibitor management ·       Event layout and design ·       Onsite management: set up, live and break down of the event ·    Health & Safety documentation ·       Props sourcing ·       Social Media Management ·       Website design & development (Squarespace platform)
    Formula 1 logo
    Formula 1 logo
    Project ManagerFormula 1
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Responsible for the operational execution of the F1 Festivals programme in Johannesburg including the F1 Track Session and F1 Music Festival. Key responsibilities: - Reviewed and tracked project plans - Managed budget for the F1 Track Session - Liaised with the local event delivery agency to ensure that progress was made and deadlines met - Worked closely with the F1 teams to achieve a smooth delivery of their operations plan (cars delivery, schedules etc) - Worked closely with the Track Designer (discussed circuit plan, pit garages layout, driver experience etc) - Liaised with the in-house design studio for the delivery of the F1 braded assets
+ Show more
Skills
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Client Services
  • Project Management