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I began working in the promotional marketing industry in 2006 during my gap year, and have continued since during and after my time at university. Even after years I am still very passionate about the work and the opportunities it provides. I was raised in London where I have had much of my promotional experience. I have lived in Liverpool studying Japanese and International Business; a four year course, one being a placement year in Japan. During my year abroad, studying at a university in Fukuoka, Southern Japan I was able to vastly improved my Japanese language to a level of fluency and experience the Japanese society and culture first hand. I was also able to do some work within the promotional sector whilst in Japan, including modelling, TV adverts and work at a Beauty show. In my spare time I keep myself entertained and healthy by regularly taking part in my hobbies that are Agressive Rollerblading, Rock Climbing and Skiing. I like to be health conscious and take a great interest in food, nutrition and cooking. I also play the Cello to grade 7/8 and have also taken up Classical Guitar for a year. I have recently graduated with International Business and Japanese BA Hons. 2.1 with oral distinction and am currently seeking employment. As I have gained a significant amount of experience I am particularly interested in team leading and project managing and I would like to take my work with the industry to the next stage. I am reliable and available for full day (or night) work (last minute work is also ok!) so please contact me if you are interested in hiring me! View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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First language: English

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  • Chef

    Avid cook and very competent around a kitchen!

  • Costume and Character

    Subway - Wearing 'Angel Wings' whilst leafleting 3G Mobile - Wearing Billboards Paddy Power - Wearing Billboards

  • Demonstration

    Apple - Demonstrating full range of products to Business customers at Company hqs Hewlett Packard - Demonstrating HP Laptops, other HP technology Microsoft - Demonstrating Windows Vista, MS Office products and other MS Devices Nintendo - Long term campaign demonstrating the Nintendo Wii, also spent time demonstrating the NDS Pokemon Black/White - Demonstrating the new games for a very busy launch with pokemon distribution

  • Exhibitions

    L'Oreal - Beaty show in Japan

  • Hospitality

    Dorothy Perkins - Greeting customers and making alcoholic drinks at the entrance of the store for a store party

  • Installation

    Bacardi - Had to set up Bacardi marquee, sound system drinks bar for demonstration

  • In-store / Store approved

    Apple - Business parks, corporate HQs Bacardi - Tesco superstores Coors Beer - In various bars Calvin Klein - Bluewater, Kent Dorothy Perkins - Making drinks at the enterance of the store Hewlett Packard - Curries, PC World Kellogg’s - WHSmiths Microsoft - Curries, PC World Nintendo - GAME, Gamestation TNT fireworks - ASDA superstore

  • Leafleting

    3G Mobile, Apple British Telecom Coors Beer Calvin Klein Megabus Paddy Power Red Vultures Subway L'Oreal Japan

  • Merchandising

    HP/Microsoft - During these campaigns, it was our responsibility to check displays and stock levels daily

  • Modelling

    Becreate Japan Kanda Photography Fontaine - TV Advert staring ex-Miss Japan, Hisako Manda

  • Sales

    TNT Fireworks - Selling and distributing fireworks from a counter in a major ASDA supermarket HP - Along with demonstrations, sales were also a main focus of the campaign Microsoft - Along with demonstrations, sales were also a main focus of the campaign

  • Sampling

    Bacardi - Was mixing and offering samples of various Bacardi cocktails outside major Tesco supermarket Coors Beer - Offering free Pints for completion of a game Calvin Klein - Giving out free samples of their CKin2U fragrence in Bluewater, Kent Kellogg’s - Offering samples of Kellogg's range of cereal bars in store Nestlé - Giving out Nestlé Latté drinkings to commuters outside business district in Central London Smirnoff - Visiting various bars and offering cocktail samples we mixed of the new flavoured vodka

  • Technology

    Apple - Demonstrating full range of products to Business customers at Company hqs Coors Beer - Working in bars with interactive 'wearable' screens Hewlett Packard - Demonstrating HP Laptops, other HP technology Microsoft - Demonstrating Windows Vista, MS Office products and other MS Devices Nintendo - Long term campaign demonstrating the Nintendo Wii, also spent time demonstrating the NDS Pokemon Black/White - Demonstrating the new games for a very busy launch with pokemon distribution

  • Bar Person

    I have worked on numerous alcohol sampling campaigns; mixing cocktails and sampling them in bars and at stores for companies such as Bacardi, Morgan's spiced and Smirnoff.

  • Computer Skills (Advanced)

    I have always had a strong interest in computers and technology and am able to quickly familiarise myself with new products and systems. This has been particularly useful when demonstrating products for Apple and for Microsoft.

  • Public Speaking

    As pary of my University Degree throughout the four year course we have been repeatedly tested on our ability to present to an audience; at times in English and at other times entirely in Japanese. This includes speech competitions during my time abroad in Japan.

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    I regularly Rollerblade, twice weekly at local skateparks and street spots and am very happy if it can be a part of my work too.

  • Qualifications

    International Business and Japanese (50/50 weighting) - gradutated 2.1 with Oral Distinction

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