My consulting and employment portfolio
Client: CIC working with UK government, MOD and VIPs
Brief: Project manage, through to delivery, an international awards event, with VVIP guests, including high office, high rank government officials and celebrities.
Work: Coordinated stakeholders, from event and design agencies, to client’s staff and external parties (as well as supporting with copywriting, CRM and web development), to deliver on time and budget an event for over 500 guests.
Skills: Gantt Project Planning. Brief writing. Event coordination (timings, budget, print and online content, venue and MOD / Metropolitan Police security liaison). Speech writing. Talent, VIP and SLT liaison. Relationship building. Internal Communications.
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Employer: Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare; one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities.
Tenure: 2019 – 2021
Job Description: Manage a graphic design and marketing team, as well as agencies. Working with the SLT to develop PR and marketing strategies which will deliver on the charity’s strategic targets, including fundraising, income generation, HR, operations and welfare, and leading all of the marketing and PR activities.
Skills: Team Leadership. Rebranding (working with agency) online and on site. Brand strategy, including audience profiling, segmentation and targeting. Marketing strategy. Social Media strategy, management and delivery. Fundraising and income generation initiatives. Retail. Internal Communications. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Web design; WordPress. New ways of working conceptualisation and realisation. Copywriting. Press Release writing and distribution. Local and National Press and Television liaison (BBC). Event stand design. Event coordination. GDPR. CRM. Editorial.
- Significantly increased brand reach and profile on social media by devising improved targeted, consistent content. This generated an average Facebook engagement rate of 4% compared to the UK average of 0.9%, 8.2% YOY Facebook follower increase and 18.6 YOY Instagram increase.
- Rebranded and overhauled content for the charity website, increasing page per sessions to 5.5 average and 10% reduction in bounce rates.
- Designed and delivered a legacy campaign that won The Legacy Futures Innovation Award, beating shortlist of Alzheimers Society, St Johns Ambulance and Royal Museum’s Greenwich.
- Redesigned and delivered the nationwide charity magazine whilst reworking improved methods for content collaboration, generating increased donations of 53% and sales of 330%.
Brief: Establish the Brand Strategy and support with general communications
Work: Developed the Milspo CIC brand strategy as a response to the CIC’s rapid growth during the 2020 pandemic. All communications were revised to reflect this new strategy, which included the 2022 fundraising / funding strategy . The client stated that: “Alex went above and beyond the brief, and it’s her strategy that we will be using for a many years to come.” milspo.co.uk
Skills: Press release writing, distribution and journalist liaison. Online copywriting. Brand strategy, including audience profiling, segmentation and targeting. Marketing strategy. Fundraising strategy.
Client: Elston Community Pub Ltd
Brief: Help the countryside campaign to save the local pub in any way possible!
Work: Designed company logo, website, share brochure (including copywriting and proofing), application forms, banner and T-Shirts, and gave advice on PR & Marketing opportunities.
Skills: PR. Press release writing and distribution. Marketing strategy. Fundraising strategy. Presenting. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign. Income generation.
Client: Sibthorpe Community and Historical Society
Brief: Design logo based on ancient Dovecote used as icon for fundraising campaigns.
Work: Designed options and final logo, and contributed to fundraising strategy.
Skills: Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator. Workshop. Relationship building. Fundraising strategy.
Client: Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Primary School
Brief: Establish the governing and teaching strategy and support with general communications
Work: As a school governor, this pro-bono work involved workshopping with governors, parents, teachers and pupils, to gather the data to support the creation of an established, authentic brand, including values and vision statement, and ultimately a 5 year strategy to retain their Ofsted Outstanding status.
Skills: Brand strategy. Culture defining. Workshop. Internal communications. Income generation. Fundraising. Website content. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator.