Marketing, networking, and consultative sales professional with a unique combination of experience in event planning, account management, and entrepreneurship. Exceptional communicator with adept research and analysis skills, and the proven ability to multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities, whether as an entrepreneur and business owner or as an account manager for Coca-Cola. Exceptional leader with international travel experience
Marketing, networking, and consultative sales professional with a unique combination of experience in event planning, account management, and entrepreneurship. Exceptional communicator with adept research and analysis skills, and the proven ability to multi-task and juggle multiple responsibilities, whether as an entrepreneur and business owner or as an account manager for Coca-Cola. Exceptional leader with international travel experience in Argentina, Kenya, Egypt, Australia, Costa Rica, China, and India.
Owner/Director @ Oversee marketing, sales, promotions, international artist bookings, event planning, and management of event affiliates throughout the Ottawa and Kingston areas. Execute online services through the use of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, RSS, and YouTube. Book word-class DJs and musicians, assist in organizing national tours, and simultaneously deal with agencies, clubs, and artists.
Merger with the largest competing event production company “DNA Presents” to create the fastest growing event production company in Ottawa, with the largest volume of shows in the city (between 8 – 10 events per month).
Host a Canada Day festival of over twenty thousand people in addition to concerts sponsored by Carleton and Ottawa Universities with upwards of five thousand people.
Supervising over sixty individuals accountable for ticket sales and distribution, marketing, and event promotion.
Create events in the Ottawa and Kingston area at a variety of unique venues, featuring world-class talent and accommodating anywhere from three hundred to five thousand people.
Researched, analyzed, and created a database of nightclubs and venues across Canada.
Built a unique network in the events industry through contacts, management, and innovation. From September 2010 to Present (5 years 4 months) Product Support and Sales Specialist @ Manage all aspects of customer support for new company SaaS product OpsMatrix. Manage all web leads. Perform online webinars and demonstrations, on board customers. Represent OpsMatrix at trade shows. Appeared in multi media advertisements representing the product.
Responsible for updating and maintaining entire product knowledge base.
Contact and qualify all web leads, organize and run online demonstrations and seminars, close prospects.
Support marketing team through blog and online copy writing.
Organize trade shows, from logistics to execution. Represent the company at trade shows all over North America.
Work alongside and provide account management for enterprise level organizations.
Chosen to represent the product in online commercial. Link: http://bit.ly/amaropsmatrix From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Account Manager @ Selected by Coca-Cola to supervise over one hundred local and national accounts, manage sales and customer service, introduce new products, and actively up-sell to clients to secure display space. Work independently, accountable for multiple services such as inventory control, customer service, and budgeting.
Ensure customers abide by the high display and merchandising standards of Coca-Cola.
Resolve client issues and navigate through difficult conversations with customers.
Handle the client’s marketing needs, including signage and custom point-of-sales material.
Build working relationships with clients and co-workers, and make an effort to note special needs.
Maintain extensive merchandising standards while rotating products through complex accounts.
Consistently achieve or exceed established sales volume targets. From July 2012 to September 2014 (2 years 3 months) North American Distributor @ North American distributor for custom sunglasses company, Strange Froots. From January 2011 to January 2013 (2 years 1 month)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies @ Carleton University From 2006 to 2010 Amar Makim is skilled in: Artist Booking, Event Management, Social Media Marketing, Event Planning, Social Networking, Talent Booking, Social Media, Public Relations, Experiential Events, Direct Sales, Branding & Identity, Marketing Communications, Sponsorship, Digital Marketing, Entertainment