I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, as well as give you a bit of info on my experience and knowledge of Marketing and Design......
PROFILE / SKILLS
I am a design, marketing, sales and brand manager with 25+ years experience in the corporate, retail and media sectors. Keen attention to detail and a commitment to professional excellence, I have a proven track record in building strong relationships. I have a sharp analytical mind and the ability to plan in detail and to see the bigger picture.
A creative mind, who thrives on the creative process and helping business to implement a successful marketing plan and strategy.
Great all round communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly establish rapport with people at all levels, and to develop and maintain positive business relationships.
I have excellent organisational and time management skills, and am capable of successfully managing multiple complex projects working under pressure and meeting demanding deadlines.
I am highly experienced in senior level product presentations and negotiations with numerous involvements in the successful launch of new products from market research to the achievement of sales objectives.
I have implemented and managed all aspects of marketing, including:
sourcing new ideas, implement, manage and evaluate promotions.
Concept, design & writing of monthly newsletters, design & placing of advertisements in local publications. Initiate the concept & design of all promotional material. Concept and design of company brochures. Concept, implement & manage promotional calendars.
I have the ability to build strong professional relationships with all clients and provide a focused and personalized service, resulting in securing many long term contracts. I have experience with both small business as well as a number of shopping centers and national retail chain stores.
I have also had the privilege of initiating and managing numerous media partnerships with business and the community.
My experience in Brand Management with house brands as well as Corningware, Pyrex, Bodum & Thermos, has allowed me vast experience through all stages of concept, proposal, implementation, management and final analysis for print media advertising (included: placed ad’s, editorials, advertorials, competitions and such), press releases, promotions at store level and nationally, POS material, new packaging, product development, product launches, sales presentations – to sales reps as well as clients & KPO’s. Setting and managing marketing budgets. I have managed stock levels, ordering of international stock, costing’s, securing promotions, managing ranges and product development.
A wide experience is sales has also given me great insight into the importance of the sales / marketing relationship.
I have successfully conceptualized, implemented and managed a national campaign to launch Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker into the SA market. This included: print media and TV advertising campaigns, launch kits, PR kits and joint in-store demonstrations and promotions.
I have done freelance styling of TV and print adverts.
As well as handled the PR for national magazines, managing all regional promotions, sourcing & styling for local features and regular monthly feature pages – home décor / fashion / food / travel / lifestyle / human interest.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my experience, I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you and your business better,
Full Digital Print Service
What We Offer
We offer a full In-House Marketing, Design & Print Service for your business. No matter how small or big, or what stage of growth you are in, we are able to tailor strategies to best suit your needs and budget.
Full Marketing Service, from Marketing Plans to strategies. Set up for you to run and manage or we can do this for you. Both print and digital strategies, all in line with your short, medium & long term business goals.
We offer a full in-house design service, from logo and brand creation and development, through to to FB posts and website design and updates. All your marketing collateral (business cards, flyers, brochures etc...) so you keep brand consistence.
We have a Canon C750 Digital Image Press printer on site to print all your marketing collateral as well as personal items. We do not limit on minimum quantities.