Neil OSullivan MPRIA 2

PR is notorious for not PR'ing itself, so let me tell you my story and why I'm passionate about communicating stories and impacting social change. My journey started off - like most - with an internship where I was able to move internally into a permanent role. After four fantastic years working to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability, I made the best decision of my life to come to Australia.Since then I have in some amazing brand cultures; Special Olympics Australia, Oxfam Australia, and the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Leading marketing and communications activities is all about storytelling, and delivering your message through dynamic strategies to achieve strategic outcomes. My marcomms skills have transferred across various industries; sport, NFP, NGO, PR, industry bodies and membership organisations. What are my USPs? • Exemplary knowledge of social; strategy, customer engagement, brand storytelling, personas, advertising, marketing and events; • Direct management in social; community management, monitoring, social listening, content calendars, content creation (using tools like Piktochart and Hootsuite) monitoring posts and preparing analytical reports. • Managed multiple small and medium sized teams as well as various national volunteer councils and committees. Wealth of experience on variety of boards; • Marcomms expertise; copywriting, blogging, press coverage, media relations, social, video production, website management, CRM system management, EDMs and freelance ghost-writing; • Come with a creative eye with experience across creative design; • A strategic thinker, with experience as a 2IC role; and • History of continual professional development across social, content, leadership, strategic and media relations. ★ Additional specialties: internal/external communications, sponsorship and relationship management, thought leadership, stakeholder and community engagement, budget and issue/crisis management. ★
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