International marketing and business development professional with significant commercial experience both in the US and Europe, and East Africa. Proficient at managing and strategizing budgets and marketing plans. Adept at understanding and navigating various cultural contexts. Strict attention to detail and meticulous planning and time keeping will mean all of your projects are completed to the best possible standards and on time.
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My career path has taken me from a financial analyst to a product manager, task manager, management associate and Project Manager, Meetings and Events. This path has allowed me the opportunity to become a well-rounded business associate, focused on meetings and events (my passion). I have demonstrated skills and abilities to manage conferences, meetings and events (small and large) and web events locally, nationally and internationally. For these events, I have developed processes and managed the entire event life cycle - from meeting conception through budget creation and management, venue contracting, vendor management, travel support, meeting logistics, on-site management and post-event reporting and financial processing. I am a Certified Government Meeting Professional, completing the certification exam in May 2009. My career journey has afforded me the opportunity to work for large corporations and small businesses. The cultures can be similar in some respects and very unique in others. Experiences gained in these organizations have been invaluable. The most rewarding experience has been in delivering exceptional customer service. I have received several accolades over my 20+ years of professional experience for exceeding expectations and ensuring that clients and customers gain a rewarding and valuable experience. I have experience working closely with all levels of management by participating on cross-functional teams, training mid-level managers on how to evaluate value-adding projects and delivering business unit projections to senior management. My approach to meetings and conferences from a business/project management standpoint has provided an added value to clients. I am confident that I could bring value to your organization. Most recently, I managed a 4-day, 400 person education conference for the United States government agency.
Marketing and event director experienced at completing diverse projects upwards of $2 million on time and budget. Demonstrated skills in successfully managing project scope, analyzing sales data, leadership, communication and multi-tasking in addition to knowledge and practice in human relations, public relations, sales and advertising for both established corporations as well as start-ups. MBA.
Creative, ambitious, self-initiating individual with extensive experience seeks to obtain a position in Graphic Design and Marketing, where I can utilize my creativity and talent to create visual solutions to meet marketing needs. - 2 years experience in Graphic Design and Marketing with proven competencies in design principles, marketing services, brand development, social marketing, printing processes and various computer software programs. Ability to translate marketing ideas and concept across all organizational levels. - 5 years experience in tourism sector and EU projects - Adaptable, organized, results and details oriented with excellent work ethic, strong time management and interpersonal skills. - Ability to produce creative design solutions under the pressure of deadlines. - Team player who is also capable of working independently with minimal direction
I have 22 Years of Retail Management Experience. My experience includes multi-store management as both a District Manager and as a Director of Operations. In addition, I have Six years as a General Sales Manager, two years as an Operations Manager.and 1 one year as a Retail Sales Manager. I also hold seven years as a Retail Pharmacy Store Manager. Specialties Mergers an Acquisitions, Branding, Purchasing, Payroll administration and control over large projects and large volume sales.
I am based in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Living in a multi-cultural country allows me the opportunity to explore and expose to different customers' needs and culture. Understanding diversified audience in return gave me important insights to create the most strategic communications tactics and tools to meet client's objectives. I have accumulated more than 8 years of communications experience in both agencies and clientele environment, with both local establishment and multinational brands. I have built my career contributing my knowledge and skills in Public Relations, A&P, Marketing and Branding. My job scope include end-to-end PR matters i.e writing press releases & speeches; generating publicity / branding for products & company; originating media invites, activities and establishing media relations; pitching & organizing media interviews; hosting press events / media activities. Other areas include, handling day-to-day press enquiries, crisis responses, blogger engagements, opinions leaders cultivations, and social media supports. My experience also covers Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and collaboration for companies (for both internal & external audience). From conceptualization, planning to execution and post event follow ups for CSR activities involving areas such as Environment, Community & Welfare, Education. I am also familiar with A&P productions such as color separation, printing production, materials recommendations (paper, finishing, etc), radio and tv commercials productions during my years of experience working with creative and production agencies.
Hello I am Michael N. Francis a passionate, results oriented Canada based Virtual Marketing Communications Director with several years of hands-on experience within different aspects of marketing, corporate communications, public & media relations, sponsorship, social media marketing, sports & events management/marketing. As a Marketing Communications Consultant I help companies, business owners and entrepreneurs increase their revenue & profit by creating, developing and managing communications and perceptions through marketing communications systems, strategies and plans, both online & offline. Some of the industries that I have worked with included: Advertising & Public Relations Agencies, Entertainment, Nightlife, Sports, Events, Hotels, Hospitality, Food and Beverage Franchises, Restaurants, Travel, Tourism, Arts Centers, Nonprofit Organizations, Import/export Trading Houses, Real Estate, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Telecommunications, Biomedical & Hi Tech in Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto & Mississauga), Europe, Dubai & North Africa. If I sound like a professional you would like to work with then please feel free to connect. Specialties: Marketing; Consulting; Marketing Strategy; Corporate Communications; Public Relations & Media Relations; Corporate Social Responsibility Program Development (CSR); Brand Management, Activation & Communication; Sports & Events Marketing & Communications; Sponsorship Marketing, Strategy Development & Negotiation; Event Management and Planning (e.g. Press conferences, Media events, Media Tours, FAM trips, Trade shows, Product launches, Corporate events, Promotional Events, Cause Related Events, Sports Events and Open houses); Community Relations; Social Media Marketing; Digital & Inbound Marketing
I have been happily engaged in the hospitality and event management industries for over 12 years and have been loyal to just two organizations in this time. My career has evolved from the front line to operations manager and finally into a corporate trainer role where I taught service and leadership while also doing some technical writing and developing SOPs and training materials. Due to relocation, I had to step away from a company I loved but a few months later, I returned to work remotely as an independent contractor supporting the Recruiting Department. I quickly learned that it was a perfect fit for my skill set which includes an extreme level of self-discipline, genuine excitement in setting & reaching goals, continuous curiosity to work smarter and more efficiently, and to listen intently. In 4.5 years, I assisted in screening over 800 candidates, rewriting Recruiting Procedures, hiring and training a brand new team of four Senior Recruiters (who are still successful in their role) as well as assisting in sourcing, hiring, and training their Manager of Recruiting. As such, I have effectively worked myself out of a position with this organization and although the door is still open for future opportunities, there is no longer a full time need for my services which is why I'm interested in pursuing other freelance and project work. I have a list of references ready to answer any questions regarding my performance in the recruiting world. :-)
As a multilingual (French, English, Spanish, Arabic…), multicultural and well-traveled Realtor and broker-associate specialized in partnering with international and local investors, second homes buyers of high-end properties, and developers in the US and abroad, I understand the specific needs and intricacies of such transactions and make it my mission to alleviate all concerns related to the prospecting, buying, selling and leasing processes, investing opportunities in hospitality, real estate, business and other exchangeable assets while assisting in maximizing the benefits and long-term investment returns. A win-win relationship based on trust, professionalism, timeliness and integrity, is enhanced by market knowledge, customer-focused approach, state-of-the-art technology (to include MLS access, automatic notification of new properties, virtual tours…), strong network of seasoned experts, and proven systems and negotiation strategies, track records and consistent follow-up for added peace of mind. Prior extensive experience in Community Development and specifically affordable housing, capital improvement, economic development and historic preservation while assessing then recommending competing developers and other partners for the allocations of millions of dollars in federal, state, and local governmental low-interest loans (forgivable or not), and grants. As a Principal Planner for over six years I have an expert-knowledge of the internal processes governing the yearly competitions for funding which makes me a valuable partner in competing for those public funds, from helping with grant writing to advise on locating and closing on appropriate investments in the arena of affordable housing. Extra curricular activities include: modeling (hair and run away), commercials and prints, videos, extra for movies, voice over in French, translation, interpret, French and English teacher, Business Undergraduate level Professor (Principles or Business, International Business...), personal shopper.
I produce/conceive, shoot, edit, animate and write anything from short films, music videos, corporate promotional videos and cinematic weddings. If there is video involved I do it. I have worked with a variety of different clients with very different creative needs. Everything from animation to editing and live events to music videos.