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					                                  Nicholas Collins (BA Hons)

Web Address: www.nicholasrcollins.co.uk

Blog:              http://themarketingworld-ncollins20.blogspot.com/

Social media: @ncollins20
              Linked-in

Address:           52 Drewstead Road, Streatham Hill, London, SW16 1AG

Telephone:         07922 807995

Email:             ncollins20@hotmail.com

Self-motivated graduate, with well-developed project management and IT skills combined with a flexible
attitude to work.
A critical thinker with strong analytical skills, whilst an enthusiastic learner. Follows andimplements new
instructions quicklyandthrives on adhering to deadlines.


Employment

Sectors include: Financial, Media, Retail, Telecoms and not for profit

Disciplines include: Advertising, CRM, Direct marketing, Sales promotion and Market research.


Jul 10 – Present          Personal Travel Manager, Flight Centre

   Part of a 12 strong team, currently the 3rd most profitable retail team in the world (over 1000 stores)

    Role includes:
   Creating and maintaining a database of current/potential leads using CRM systems
   Building and maintaining both business and consumer relationships
   Motivating myself and others - able to manage time effectively and efficiently
   Consistently meeting strict company commission targets (weekly,monthly and annually)
   Developing leads into sales, with the focus on repeat clients


Jun 08 – Jul 10           Various positions including:

Communications Assistant/Account Manager (Internship).Ameya Marketing, Portsmouth (1 Year)
 Developing and growing a marketing company from early conception andimplementing own marketing
   plan
 Reporting results and spend to senior on a weekly basis using excel graphs and spreadsheets
 Responsible for Business Development, PR, Communications and Marketing
 Produced copyright and articles with distribution to over 20,000 people
 Role included use of SEO, E-mail marketing, PPC and web 2.0
   Developed a strong base of 6 own clients, took additional role of Account manager, delivering marketing
    in practice

Marketing Assistant (Internship). Kings Theatre, Southsea (6 months)
 Responsible for full process of annual brochure, reporting to Marketing Director
 Adhering to strict print deadlines both weekly and monthly
 Liaising with in-house team and design team to ensure a smooth project
 Role included:Copyright, design, advertising and PR
 Attention to detail key, including proofing, as key business branding used
 Once finished, distributed to over 40,000 people

Copy of final produce available upon request.


Marketing Assistant (Voluntary). The Cornelius Centre, Fratton(18 months)
 Sole marketing member of local charity
 Role included: all marketing activity, PR, Communications and RM
 Set up, designed and developed website to provide point of contact, then initiated a direct marketing
   campaign to increase awareness
 60% increase in donations through new marketing methods and a relationship with local newspaper



Education and Qualifications

2005-2009                University of Portsmouth
                         BA (Hons) Marketing
                         Degree attained: High second class, second division

1997-2005                Hailsham Community College
                         3 ‘A’ Levels -Law, Communication Studies and Psychology.320 UCAS points.
                         GCSE's - Grades A-C (including Maths and English)



Other skills and achievements

   Excellent MS office skills, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
   Competent knowledge of web development software, including HTML
   Currently enrolled on a Equality and Diversity Level 2 course

Interests

   Avid reader with an interest in expanding knowledge in varied fields, including marketing, tenders and
    application software
   Enjoy most sports, including: Skiing, Darts, Football
   Keen interest in blogging, social networking and keeping up with marketing trends
   Reading, socialising, live music events
   Avid traveller both domestic and international

				
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