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Colleen F.

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined March 2016

Passionate, creative and dedicated PR pro helping individuals, businesses and startups develop their strong online presence.

  • Halifax, NS, Canada
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Colleen F.
Halifax, NS, Canada

Worked with

Services

Categories

Public Relations Social Media Content Strategy Community

Experience

Summary

I have seven years of experience in client management, communications & marketing, social media & online engagement, community development and event planning in varying roles within the fundraising, non-profit and corporate sectors.

Work history

Communications & Marketing Manager
Implemented communications strategies | Responsible for media relations | Managed social media, website, print & online marketing | Engaged a membership base of 750 member companies and 3000 people in construction and industry related companies.
Communications Manager
Managed social media accounts, developed & managed web content | Managed media relations: media events, pitching media, organizing interviews | Wrote newsletters, press releases, speeches | Managed publicity of health campaigns & fundraising events.
Community Development Coordinator
Responsible for liaising and developing relationships with donors and clients | Developed and implemented stewardship initiatives and plans | Wrote grant requests, proposals, newsletters and direct mail campaign materials.
Events & Committees Coordinator
Created newsletters, promotional materials and print ads | Coordinated and executed a signature fundraising event, raising $100,000, and oversaw budget, volunteers, media relations and sponsorship | Coordinated four committees and managed 60 volunteers.
Communications Analyst
Prepared speeches, presentations, newsletters and web content | Monitored and researched the media for company related content | Planned and implemented sponsorship and donation requests | Organized events for employees, stakeholders and partners.
Styled in Lace
Editor/Founder
Created a wedding website for East Coast Canadian brides | Liaised with wedding vendors for advertising, promotion & blog posts | Managed all social media accounts & editorial calendars | Managed a team of four writers | Anything & everything blog related

Education

Accreditations

Mount Saint Vincent University
Bachelor of Arts, History
Nova Scotia Community College
Advanced Diploma Public Relations

Skills

Skills

blogging communications content creation writing social media management public relations newsletters corporate communications branding editing

Tools

Facebook Hootsuite InDesign Photoshop Wordpress Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn Trello Mailchimp Eventbrite Illustrator Google Analytics SurveyMonkey

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours only

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Interests

Industries I love

Events Food Health & Wellness PR & Communications Travel

What I read

A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Books: Currently reading 'Originals - How Non-conformists Move The World' by Adam Grant. Magazines: National Geographic Traveler, Inc. Magazine & Time. Blogs - www.theeverygirl.com

Side projects

My passion project, Styled in Lace - an online wedding publication providing inspiration via real weddings, engagements and styled shoots to brides on the East Coast of Canada. www.styledinlace.com

Ideal team

I've worked with teams as small as five people and as large as 100 people. While I'm an independent and focused worker, I also enjoy working with dynamic, passionate teams who work hard to do a job well done.