Meredith Fabe

Meredith Fabe

Owner at Strelitzia Events and Publicity (Pty) Ltd
Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
over 6 months ago

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About me

I obtained a National Diploma in Public Relations Management in 2005. I have been employed at varies companies since completing my qualification, including opening my own Events and Publicity company which I have since closed due to no business. Currently I am employed at Hey Gorgeous Claremont where I fill the role of Retail Store Manager.

Experience

12 years and 2 months

  • Retail Store Manager

    Hey Gorgeous - Cape Town, South Africa

    Other
    July 2016 - Now · 2 years and 8 months

    Managing the day to day operations of the shop Placing orders to replenish stock Putting through sales Recommending specific products to customers

  • Retail Store Manager

    Hey Gorgeous - Cape Town, South Africa

    Retail
    July 2016 - Now · 2 years and 8 months

    Managing the day to day operations of the shop Placing orders to replenish stock Putting through sales Recommending specific products to customers

  • Owner

    Strelitzia Events and Publicity (Pty) Ltd - Cape Town, South Africa

    Other
    March 2015 - Now · 4 years

    HR: Advertise promotional positions on the internet, interview potential promoters and allocate them to brands according to client requirements Promotions: Receive the booking dates and briefing from the client, book promoters for the promotions, train the promoters on product knowledge and mechanics for the promotion, and issue out promotional items and Feedback Forms, receive the stock and equipment back in good condition after the promotion, forward the completed Feedback Form to the client Financial Admin: Draw up Cost Estimates and submit them to the client for sign off, on completion of the promotion / monthly social media and website management submit the invoice to the client for payment Payroll: Keep a spreadsheet of all the promotions done by each promoter for the month and pay them accordingly Social Media and Website: Manage client’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well and updating the website Events Management: Organised a Fundraiser for Cape Kidney Association at Nomad Night Club to raise funds for the The Brand Ambassador that took part in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

  • Owner

    Strelitzia Events and Publicity (Pty) - Cape Town, South Africa

    Sales & Marketing
    March 2015 - Now · 4 years

    HR: Advertise promotional positions on the internet Interview potential promoters and allocate them to brands according to client requirements Promotions: Receive the booking dates and briefing from the client Book promoters for the promotions Train the promoters on product knowledge and mechanics for the promotion, and issue out promotional items and Feedback Forms Receive the stock and equipment back in good condition after the promotion Forward the completed Feedback Form to the client Financial admin: Draw up Cost Estimates and submit them to the client for sign off On completion of the promotion / monthly social media and website management submit the invoice to the client for payment Payroll: Keep a spreadsheet of all the promotions done by each promoter for the month and pay them accordingly Social Media and Website: Manage client’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well and updating the website Events Management: Organised a Fundraiser for Cape Kidney Association at Nomad Night Club to raise funds for the The Brand Ambassador that took part in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

  • Marketing Assistant

    Quality Beverages (Pty) L - Cape Town, South Africa

    Sales & Marketing
    June 2011 - February 2015 · 3 years and 9 months

    Financial Admin: Write out orders Proof read invoices from suppliers for all necessary company information Attach corresponding orders to invoices and submit to accounts department for payment Promotions: Receive promotion requests from sale reps Forward all the booking information, training documents and mechanics to the promotions company Ensure that the promotions company has all the stock, equipment and uniforms needed for the promotion Promotion visits Receive the Feedback Forms from the promotions company on completion of the promotions Customer Complaints: Take the calls and document the complaint Forward the complaint form to the relevant sales rep of that area, to be addressed Receive the complaint product back from the sales rep and send it to the Quality Controller for testing and evaluation Contact the customer with the feedback of the complaint Cooler Complaints: Take the calls and document the complaint Forward the complaint to the technicians Ensure that the complaint is addressed and fixed within 48 hours Close the call on completion of the cooler being repaired Website Contacts: Respond to all enquiries that were logged through the company website Social Media: Keep Facebook and Twitter updated with product information and competitions Continuous interaction with followers of the brand PA: Screen calls Screen e-mails for prospective suppliers and meeting requests Source quotations from suppliers Competitions: Brainstorm the reason for the competition Develop a strategy of the logistics of the competition Compile Terms and Conditions Liaise with the advertising agency on the look and feel of the advertising material Deal with the media agencies on what the competition is and how the competition will run Ensure that the employees of the company are aware of the competition On completion of the competition develop an analysis on the outcome and results of the competition Advertising: Dealing with the media for brand placements in magazines, newspapers and radio Liaise with the advertising agency for new material Ensure that all branded billboards, taxis and busses are kept in good condition Storeroom: Keep an up to date spreadsheet on all the items in the storeroom Issue out items from the storeroom for sales reps and employees and keep a log Admin: Filing of all documents in a strategic order

  • Guest Liaison Officer

    Octagon Marke - Cape Town, South Africa

    Sales & Marketing
    January 2007 - May 2011 · 4 years and 5 months

    Operate the switchboard Receive and distribute faxes Book the boardroom for meetings Office Admin: Manage the office stationery and budget Update the employee contact list Marketing Assistance: Prepare name tags for events Pack media packs for client events Work at the sports events Source gifts for media launches Create and compile databases for media events Event Assistance: Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge, Port Elizabeth Send out invitations Compile RSVP list Follow up with RSVPs Create name tags for the VIP guests Compile a registration form Compile a questionnaire for the guests to complete at the event Take charge of the Hospitality Marquee Brief the promotional hostesses on their tasks Compile a post event report Event Assistant: Engen Charity Golf Day, King David Golf Club Assist in updating and compiling the database of golfers and corporate sponsors Contact the list of contacts from the database to sell hole sponsorships and 4 balls Take charge of confirming the hole sponsors Designate the hole sponsors to holes Confirm brand elements, hole activations / activities with hole sponsors Drive around the course to ensure that all the hole sponsors are set up correctly Assist with registration and prize giving Compile a post event report

Education

  • National Diploma: Public Relations Managment

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology - Cape Town, South Africa

    January 2004 - December 2005

    Subjects Passed 2004: Media Studies 2 Communication Science 2 Public Relations 2 Law of Public Relations Social Psychology Marketing and Advertising Videography 1 Subjects Passed 2005: Communication Science 3 Public Relations 3 Events Management

  • Public Relations Management First Year

    Varsity College - Cape Town, South Africa

    January 2003 - December 2003

    Subjects Passed: Media Studies 1 Communication Science 1 Public Relations 1 Business Economics English End User Computing

  • Matric Certificate

    Springfield Convent - Cape Town, South Africa

    January 1991 - December 2002

    School from Grade 1 - Grade 12

Languages

1 language

  • English

    Native or fluent

Skills

8 skills

  • Brand ambassador
  • Brand-building
  • Corporate Events
  • Event Marketing
  • Events assistant
  • Events coordination
  • F&B Marketing
  • Marketing and Promotions
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Student from Cape Town Hotel School - Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
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