FREELANCE PROJECT MANAGER

Engage & Resonate is seeking a Freelance Project Manager, Live Events. Candidate must be a self-starter with a “hybrid” live event/experiential background rooted in both client-service and hands-on production primarily centered on consumer-facing activations. Candidate must have a proven track record of managing high-profile projects and events professionally and successfully. Must be an excellent multi-tasker, strong leader and have solid vendor relation and client service skills. Experience with CPG, lifestyle and retail brands is strongly preferred. This is a temporary position for 1-2 months with the potential for full-time, if desired. Candidate must be Chicago based.

 

Engage & Resonate is an activation production house led by an award-winning experiential and branded content team who specialize in the creation of meaningful consumer engagements to increase impact, build brands and drive purchase intent. Engage & Resonate offers services which include, but are not limited to: development and management of mobile tours, pop-up shops, installations, sponsorship activations, guerrilla marketing campaigns, VR/AR/MR experiences, digital/social event integration, talent/staffing, creative concept development and execution strategy. Additionally, Engage & Resonate’s video content creation team has the creative chops, eye for detail and production skills to create some of the best branded and experiential content out there. Engage & Resonate has worked with several internationally known brands and has won several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including 2 Cannes Lions, a Clio and a Fast Company ‘World Changing Ideas’ Award in 2018.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manage events from beginning to end, to include concept ideation, logistics and execution and recapping

• Manage third party production partners/suppliers

• Research and evaluate the event and consumer marketing space to build concept plans that showcase the agency’s understanding of the live event/experiential landscape

• Develop plans, proposals, event concepts and marketing materials as required

• Create accurate budget estimates for both long and short-term programs

• Help negotiate strategic opportunities, partnerships and programming that can be executed locally and nationally

• Assess program effectiveness and communicate back to client with feasible improvement solutions

• Maintain current knowledge of trends in the entertainment, lifestyle and culture arenas

• Have a general understanding of media and how it impacts the success of marketing initiatives

• Actively and effectively manage vendors, event producers, promoters, and budgets

• Ideate and execute consumer promotions, retail marketing initiatives and overall brand consumer experiences

• Execute a variety of events and production related projects

• Research, understand, measure, and experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage event technology to achieve overall marketing objectives and goals

• Create post-event recap reports that are presented to the client

• Day to day client management and team oversight

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree preferably in Communications or Marketing

• 4+ years of direct events and production experience, preferably in an agency setting

• Experience in large-scale event production is a must

• Sincere interest in consumer brands and creating meaningful consumer experiences through events and promotions

• High proficiency in the complete Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.) and excellent understanding of utilizing online and network-based tools for research purposes

• Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and multi-task effectively

• Management of program budgets, contracts, program administration, etc

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

• Ability to handle yourself professionally under pressure

• Ability and willingness to travel when required for client and program needs

Engage & Resonate is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D

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INTERNSHIP

Engage & Resonate is seeking an intern who is interested in experiential marketing to assist with day-to-day operations. The intern should be a creative self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset, who is willing to learn new things each and every day. Interns will have the opportunity to grow with a start up that is led by a team of award-winning leaders who have worked with brands like Playstation, Bud Light, Snapple, Allstate, ComEd and Pantene to name a few. 

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing social media, entering data, creating pitch decks, production of activations, and seeking out new business opportunities.

Requirements:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Entrepreneurial in spirit 
Free-minded creative thinker 
Strong organizational and time management skills 
Proficient with Microsoft Office 
Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus

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