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Mandy Watson | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 5, 2013

Mandy Watson

Marketing services, writing, admin support
   South Africa
  |  10:44 pm Local Time


Extensive background in marketing services for a small to medium sized company in the tourism industry, operations, traffic and operations in advertising agency, features writing, travel writing, event planning and management, finishing house for busy marketing divisions, admin assistance, data capturing, proofreading, editing

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Service Description

Marketing - media planning & buying, briefing & managing advertising agency requirements, brochure writing & managing creative look, event planning, business plan input, award functions planning and managing offshore in Mauritius, assistance to sales team, managing reservations team, public relations campaigns, website copy,
Advertising industry - writing & managing process systems for traffic & operations divisions within ad agencies, proofreading, research
Finishing service for marketing/sales functions - assisting busy marketing divisions, eg manning registration desk, golf days, wrapping gifts etc
Writing - travel writing and personality profiles particularly, press releases, brochures, editorials

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Cullinan Outbound Tourism
Part of Project Team
2012 - 2013
Seconded to ODL project team responsible for implementing new systems within the Cullinan Outbound Tourism group, including Island Light Holiday, SAAHolidays, Thompsons Holidays and Thompsons...
Naiade Holidays (Pty) Ltd
Marketing Manager
2007 - 2011
Headhunted by Naiade Holidays to move with the company when they separated from Passport to Pleasure. I was an integral player in building the company, literally from ground level up, from the...
Passport to Pleasure (P2P)
Marketing Manager
2005 - 2007
My position as Marketing Manager was a new role within the company when I joined them. I was responsible for developing the marketing portfolio. This included media strategy and...
Rennies Travel Options and Marketing
Senior Product Co-ordinator/Marketing Assistant
2002 - 2005
Options Wholesale Division Joined Options product team and took on the responsibility of negotiating competitive wholesale rates with suppliers under portfolio of SA, Zimbabwe, Namibia,...
Ogilvy One Worldwide
Traffic and Operations Manager
2001 - 2002
Headhunted by Ogilvy One to join the agency as Traffic Manager, and take on the responsibility of re-starting the traffic division for the company. Within 2 months I was promoted to Operations...
Gitam Direct
Traffic Manager
1999 - 2001
Joined the agency to implement a traffic system. I was required to manage the workflow through the agency, from client service brief to final production of the job. This involved working closely...
BLGK Bates
Traffic Manager
1999 - 1999
Joined the agency as a Traffic Co-ordinator for Re:Source, a company supplying the traffic and production services to the agency. Re:Source was subsequently absorbed into BLGK and I was asked to...
Ogilvy & Mather Direct/Ogilvy One Worldwide
Traffic Co-ordinator
1997 - 1999
joined the agency on a temporary basis, filling in for the MD’s Personal Assistant. During the time I was fulfilling that role I started assisting with the proofreading on a major project for one...
The Rose Bower
1995 - 1997
Established a soft furnishings business from home. The business was built entirely on word-of-mouth references. Work done encompassed all soft furnishings areas – curtaining, fabric blinds,...
EDS South Africa
Communication Executive
1995 - 1995
Responsible for running the Employee Communications division which included producing weekly newsletters and keeping the staff of three companies updated on all changes within the company.
Travel Trade Gazette
Johannesburg Editor
1995 - 1995
Appointed to set up the Johannesburg office; the publication being based in Cape Town. Responsibilities included developing relationships with travel industry leaders to ensure the newspaper¿s...
Consol Glass
Communications Manager
1993 - 1994
Took on development of the Communications Manager portfolio. Tasks included compiling regular in-house newsletters and marketing newsletters, plus working closely with Corporate Communications...
Inside Travel
1989 - 1992
Appointed to edit the travel trade journal as well as assist Publisher in creating look and feel of magazine. Responsible for layout of magazine as well as overseeing the reproduction and printing...
Rennies Travel
Manager's Assistant/Corporate Consultant
1987 - 1989
I wanted to get into the travel industry so accepted appointment as assistant to the General Manager of the Yale Travel branch. This was a corporate office servicing and overseeing numerous...
Family Radio & TV Magazine
1984 - 1987
Wanting to move to a magazine, I was able to remain within the Perskor stable and join the Johannesburg office of Family Radio & TV magazine. My responsibilities included building relationships...
Western Transvaal Record
1983 - 1984
I joined the local newspaper straight out of matric to learn journalism on the job. Initially responsible for the school news pages of the twice weekly newspaper, I quickly moved into writing the...


Milner High School
1978 - 1982
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