|Though not a publicity or marketing professional,
I can produce very effective work :-
Epsom Common Association. I was chair of the Association from 1994 to 2001.
I produced 3 newsletters a year for a membership of about 400, mostly
in the local area. The newsletter had a number of roles:-
- To publicise the guided tours of Epsom Common and
public lectures organised by the Association
- To keep the membership up to date with any new developments
or administrative decisions affecting the common.
- To raise issues for public consultation when necessary
- To update the membership on the progress towards the aims and
goals of the Association.
A new 'aims and goals' document was produced by
a sub-committee (where I played a secretarial role, and prepared
the successive drafts for discussion). For many years I produced
the posters and publicity materials for the Association, mostly
using a 'cheap and cheerful' cut-and-paste method for photocopying
onto coloured paper. Minutes of meetings are also one of my specialities
Henry Butcher + Co. I worked as a site and project manager for this
firm of Industrial Auctioneers and Valuers for 7 years. My writings
here included :-
- Auction Catalogues, where the descriptions of each
lot must be especially clear and unambiguous
- Auction Flysheets. I specialised in sales of computer,
video, audio and electronic equipment, and I would organise the
attendance of a photographer, set up a background and 'stock shots',
and choose the most important equipment for photography and organise
its display and grouping on a rostrum. I would write the flysheet
text, and liaise with the designer for proof copies and the inclusion
of the correct information for attending the sale and obtaining
- Advertising Copy. On occasion I would research the
specialist trade periodicals as to publication dates, costs, templates,
etc., and write the text for inclusion in the advert template.
- Sale Day. As site manager, I helped to greet the people attending
the auction, and I also organised or carried out security, catering,
washroom, signage, rostrum building, and other facilities both
for the auction staff and visitors, as needed.
Similar catalogues and flysheets can be found on the Henry
Trade Shows, Conferences and Exhibitions. I enjoy this type
of short-term work, both as a visitor to them and as a staff member
for the organisers or on individual stands.
Union of International Associations. I produced an internal report on the Image, Visibility
and Marketing of the UIA, which I will re-work into an "Organisational
Studies" section on my www.whatever-will.be
Web Site Authoring. As you can see, I am very good at writing and designing
websites, and promoting them to search engines, etc.
Rainwater Collection Systems. Part
of the purpose of this CD-ROM for Margraf Publishing was that it
should be a useful tool for development workers to promote Rainwater
Harvesting - they could show it to potential donors or funders,
or to potential users in the developing countries, and that these
groups would see the potential of the techniques involved, the advantages
to themselves, and to clearly see that the results promised would
There is also a Full List of my publications
organised by publisher.
For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on (++44)(0)1372-749803