Vivek Gangurde

Vivek Gangurde

Assistant Manager at S&T Group
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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About me

Assistant Manager with over 10 years’ experience optimizing communication & marketing plans for companies to reach both internal and external stakeholders. With a degree in mass communications, adept at producing, editing and shaping content/material for different needs, efficiently. Successful at planning events, supporting executives and assisting with public relations & marketing by leveraging exceptional communication abilities. Proven skills in creating graphic designs and videos to further drive home important company messages and engage the target audience – eventually achieving communication objectives.

Experience

11 years and 3 months

  • Assistant Manager

    S&T Group - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Communication
    August 2015 - Now · 4 years and 5 months

    Plan & execute communication strategies. Responsible for creating quarterly evaluation reports. Accountable for planning & adhering to the communications department budget. Coordinating with HODs to develop & execute internal communication strategy. Efficiently designed & drafted more than 75 internal announcements for the group so far. Established & maintained external communications calendar, and manage scheduled assignments. Drafted 10 press releases & garnered over 100 media coverage in targeted publications. Serving as the primary point of contact for all media queries. Create effective messaging using language, graphics and marketing collateral. Impressively designed around 40 advertisements, 20 HSE posters & booklet, 05 brochures, 04 newsletters & 02 corporate videos – all internally using Adobe suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/PremierPro) Coordinate with HODs to determine event budget and manage expense accordingly. Successfully coordinated/executed 10 events including The Hotel Show, Hotel Build India, CW Awards, MEED Awards, DCI Awards, S&T Brand launch and several internal events. Initiate & enter area of business for Corporate Awards. S&T’s Vice Chairman received ‘Male Leader of the Year award’ – MEED awards 2018; and ranked #38 in Power 100, 2018 listing; S&T won ‘Contractor of the Year’ awards at CW Oman awards 2018 & DCI Awards 2018. Responsible for providing communication council to senior executives. Also, drafted executive speeches and talking points in addition to creating digital presentations. Launched 03 websites. Executed successful SEO and link-building campaigns to increase the websites’ credibility and drive traffic. Also, responsible for analyzing reports using Google Analytics. Coordinated trade events, direct mail campaigns, media planning & buying during S&T brand launch. Explore and manage sponsorships opportunities.

  • Manager

    Reliance Industries - Mumbai, India

    Communication
    November 2014 - August 2015 · 10 months

    Supported in the development & coordination of crisis management and communication plans. Assisted the Group Head of Communications (as an Executive Assistant) with major initiatives and events like JioGenNext (startup accelerator for entrepreneurs), NoCallDrops awareness campaign, and India Super League (football championship tournament). Responsible for managing calendar, scheduling appointments, and processing travel expenses. A team member for managing RIL’s CSR activity – EducationForAll campaign.

  • Assistant Manager

    JMB Group - Mumbai, India

    Communication
    December 2012 - July 2014 · 1 year and 8 months

    Helmed the first-ever Corporate Communications department of the group. Preserved brand integrity by monitoring the consistency and quality of marketing content. Conceptualized, designed & drafted company’s first ever newsletter - Tidings Created a logo identity for group’s logistic park - Delhi International Cargo Terminal, India.

  • Assistant Manager

    Percept Limited - Mumbai, India

    Communication
    July 2011 - September 2012 · 1 year and 3 months

    Wrote and edited press releases, articles and newsletters for internal and external audiences. Conducted market research related to company’s reputation and positioning among key stakeholders. Influenced media for generating stories for ‘Sunburn’ - Asia’s Premiere Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Festival and world’s biggest music festival

  • Sr. Account Executive

    Weber Shandiwck - Mumbai, India

    Public Relations
    February 2010 - June 2011 · 1 year and 5 months

    Managed Public Relations activities for ‘Sun-n-Sand Hotel: India’s first 5* beachfront hotel; Etihad Airways; DP World; and Tourism Australia. Promoted clients’ services and offerings in media with a targeted and disciplined approach. Organized events, invited media and ensured positive coverage in media channels.

  • PR Consultant

    Planman ICPAR - Mumbai, India

    Public Relations
    May 2008 - January 2010 · 1 year and 9 months

    Managed Public Relation activities for IIPM, Framebox Institute, Sagem Mobiles & Asus Technologies

Education

  • Post Graduate DIploma

    KC College of Management Studies, Mumbai - Mumbai, India

    July 2008 - June 2009

    Post Graduate DIploma with specialization in Public Relations

  • Bachelor of Mass Media Communications

    KPB Hinduja College - Mumbai, India

    June 2005 - May 2008

    Bachelor of mass media with specialization in Advertising

Languages

3 languages

  • Hindi

    Native or fluent

  • Marathi

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Full professional

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Indian

Work Permits

  • United Arab Emirates

Date of birth

November 14th 1984

Skills

10 skills

  • Branding
  • Content creation
  • Corporate Communications
  • Designing
  • Event Manager
  • Marketing Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media Management
  • Vendor Managment
Connections
KALU IKECHUKWU SAMUEL
Front Office Concierge Agent at Jumeirah Group
Sandeep Mahajan
Purchasing Officer at Ja Resorts & Hotels
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