Steven has an excellent work ethic and an extremely positive and enthusiastic attitude towards his work. He takes pride in what he does and presents. He is ever eager to learn and grow. His delightful manner, professional behaviour and devotion to marketing is inspiring and any company would only benefit from his skills, experience and knowledge.
To whom it may concern
I confirm that I have worked closely with Steven Griffin during our time together at allaboutXpert.
Steven worked as out Marketing Coordinator and was responsible for our social media, events, print production, web management (including analytics and SEO) as well as our overall marketing strategy.
At all times I have found Steven to be dependable, reliable, hard-working, and honest. He always delivered on time and more than anything was a self-starter who would always take the initiative. I really enjoyed working with Steven and I have no doubt that he would add value in any position he finds himself in.
Yours faithfully - Ashely Gladwell
Would you rehire this candidate?
Yes I would.
Does he deliver?
Yes he does
Was he pro-active?
Yes he is
Was he assertive? There is room for growth
Did he add value to your brand or product? And how so?
He was productive and efficient in his role and always delivered on his projects.
How did he respond to criticism or feedback?
He took and always takes it well.
Very loyal, honest and has integrity
Proactive in getting a job done
Loyal and trust worthy to the company
Takes initiative in delivery of projects
Quick and efficient
Room for growth in assertiveness.
Steven has always been a great colleague to work with. His enthusiasm for life and work always shines through. I would recommend Steven for any position he takes on and anyone would be fortunate and blessed to have him on their team. - Zena Jacobs
Steven Griffin has completed the following tasks adequately and competently:
Comprehensive marketing exposure for Nestle and Milo
Adequate brand ambassador for both Nestle and Milo
Over and above his core duties above, Steven has done additional work for various agency events
Public relations competencies above average.
Please let me know if there are any other details required.
Yours faithfully - Justin Maree
Steven Griffin has over 6 years of working experience within the marketing field. His diverse set of skills consist of Social Media Management, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, WordPress, Google AdWords and Photoshop just to name a few. If this individual applies his mind to any task, there is nothing he cannot achieve or conquer. His willingness to learn and grow sets Steven apart from another candidates. His unique ability to think like a customer and see things from a different perspective provides a competitive edge to any organisation. He is charismatic and ambitious with great entrepreneurial ideas that will certainly benefit any organisation. Steven is looking to make a positive impact in the world of marketing. He would like to utilize his diverse set of skills in a fantastic company with a positive and motivating environment. Steven is looking for a company with a fun and energetic climate and must also have great coffee.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Brand Ambassador/Marketing Coordinator
Nestle Milo/EXP Agency
2011 - 2012
Involved in developing the brand awareness of Nestle Milo within the underprivileged communities.
Organisation of operational activities and quality control.
In charge of sound and electronics.
In charge of company vehicle and log book.
Team participation and consumer interaction.
Developing marketing opportunities and grow the Nestle brand.
Marketing and Production Assistant
2012 - 2014
Prepare all the print media for clients. Inspect and ensure the material adheres to the client's standards.
Ensure that the branding of merchandise is correct and packaged appropriately.
Work closely with Production Manager to ensure all production of promotional items are delivered on time.
Liaise and order raw materials from suppliers.
Deliveries to client's and collections from suppliers.
Purchasing of office essentials.
Ensuring the company vehicle is clean and well maintained.
Preparation of quotations for clients.
Coordination of marketing events.
2014 - 2015
Offer support to Marketing Manager on all marketing related activities.
Brief in designs for social media infographics and manage process.
Maintain and manage 4 different companies social media presence that fall under the Paracon group.
Planning, coordinating and implementation of company events.
Liaise with external marketing suppliers.
Measure all digital and social media marketing activities and provide campaign reports for EXCO.
Oversee all the production of marketing material required.
Effectively drive all website traffic (SEO) and coordinate with the site developer.
Time management skills, excellent written and verbal skills, ability to simultaneously work on projects, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
Development and implementation of the marketing plan and strategy according to the company guidelines.
Set yearly goals and objectives that are attainable using action plans.
Work within the marketing budget and liaise with the Finance department.
2015 - 2017
Develop new and maintain existing customer relations.
Increase transaction rate or app user rate according to targets set.
Investigate and answer all queries from customers. Customer support.
Suggest marketing ideas to merchant/customers and collaborate with them to create brand awareness for Zapper.
Provide customer feedback on how to make the application more user friendly and easier for businesses.
Selling of voucher campaigns to increase interest of end users.
Posting on Social media for Zapper when a voucher has been sold.
Strong communication (Verbal and written), time management, administration and organisational skills.
Monitoring and managing performance.
Report weekly on customer feedback to direct line manager.
Social Media Freelancer
2015 - 2017
Develop relevant content and topics to reach the company’s target customers.
Suggest and implement social media best practices.
Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).
Monitor and respond to users professionally while cultivating leads and sales.
Conduct online advocacy and open a stream for cross-promotions while developing and expanding community.
Oversee design (i.e.: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, etc.).
Design, create and manage promotions and Social ad campaigns.
Manage efforts in building online reviews and reputation. Monitor online reviews and respond to each review.
Completed 12 month contract and voted the best team in the country.
Power Logic SA (Pty) Ltd
2017 - 2018
Social Media Management (Manage the company's Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest accounts as well as advertising on several platforms was essential)
Digital Marketing (Monthly product e mailers to distributors.) as well as SEO best practices.
Management and updating of the company website
Develop yearly marketing strategy including marketing budget and highlighting focus areas and allocation of financial resources.
Design (Basics in Photoshop and design of company brochures/printed material)
Collaborate with Digital Marketing agency on Digital Marketing methods (Specifically Google AdWords). Understanding of Google Adwords was a must.
Communicate monthly with global as well as local distributors. Ensure their marketing requirements are met.
Provide analytical reports.
Grow both local and Global Brand Awareness.
Basics in video editing
Develop new business avenues.
Event management (Organisation of company seminar).
Design and implementation of the yearly Marketing Strategy.
Collaborate with Marketing Research agency
Manage online retailer platforms
Design incentive programs for distributors.
Senior Marketing Executive
MP Payroll Solutions
2019 - Present
Design and implement company Marketing Strategy
Lead Generation Management (filtering in leads from various marketing methods into ZOHO CRM)
Digital Marketing (Including Email Marketing & Google AdWords)
Social Media Marketing (Including advertising on Facebook and LinkedIn)
Website Management (redesign, liaise with third party and manage WordPress website)
Traditional Marketing (Events, promotional items and branding)
Diploma in Marketing Management
Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
2009 - 2011
Steven completed a 3 year IMM Marketing Management Diploma in 2 years that consisted of subjects such as Economics, Marketing Strategy, International Marketing, Financial Management and Business Management just to name a few.
BBA Degree in Marketing Management
Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
2013 - 2015
With the credits from his IMM Diploma in Marketing Management, it took Steven 2 extra years to get his BBA Degree in Marketing Management. While working full time, he attended night classes 3 times a week after work and completed subjects likes Financial Management, Business Management, Brand Management and E-commerce.
Diploma in Digital Marketing
2016 - 2016
The Shaw Academy is one of the biggest online educators in the world today. They offered a short 4 week course on the fundamentals of Digital marketing touching on email marketing, social marketing and ORM, PPC, SEO, Blogging, E-commerce converting and data driven marketing to maximize sales. Steven completed this short course and was so impressed with the quality of education that he joined the Shaw Academy as a lifetime member to further his level of education.
Diploma in Social Media
2016 - 2016
The Shaw Academy trained Steven through webinars on the different social media platforms and how to build a community on the various platforms, monetize social media platforms, ORM - protecting your brand and more.
Advanced Diploma in Social Media
2016 - 2016
This course was a 3 month course which trained Steven to create engaging and desirable content, monetize platforms (specifically on Facebook), LinkedIn B2B lead generation, SEO as well as how to audit a Social Media page. Steven learnt how to determine the most beneficial social media platforms to use for different types of businesses. He also learnt how to advertise on each of these platforms so that the business is attracting the correct target market.
Diploma in Photoshop
2017 - 2017
This was a 4 week course on the basics of Photoshop and how to use certain tools within Photoshop such as layers, using adjustments, creating image composites and more. Steven has a firm understanding of the fundamentals of Photoshop and knows his way around the Photoshop software.
2017 - 2017
Udemey offers a variety of short courses on WordPress. Steven has personally completed over 10 courses that range from optimizing your WordPress website to how to set up and start a successful blog. Steven created this very blog and resume.
2018 - Present
Steven has completed the Google Fundamental exam and specialized in the Search Network with a pass rate of 98%. The skill of advertising on Google is becoming more and more popular as more customers are gaining access to the internet.