Mercia Lampen

Mercia Lampen

Head: Operations & Strategy at Lucky-Fi
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Skype:mercia_megan

Profile

Head:Operations & Strategy - Lucky-Fish
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Current employment

Head: Operations & Strategy
Lucky-Fish - www.lucky-fish.co.za
Present - Johannesburg
I’ve worn a lot of different hats. As a freelancer I’ve run the marketing gamut. From e-blasts, social media, public relations and web marketing to copywriting, video and print production, you name it, I’ve done it. I’m extremely motivated, organised and disciplined – you have to be to work from home – and, it’s important to note, I have never had a dissatisfied client. While my official title at Lucky-Fish (my own company) is Head of Operations, in reality I am known as the person who could do everything. Hats I wear here include: copywriter, researcher extraordinaire, the Oscar Pistorius video reporter, website & design guru and my favourite – She Who Must Be Obeyed (earned for riding herd on the account executives and graphics geniuses). I thrived on the excitement of being involved at every level of every project. No matter where I’ve been, I’ve produced topnotch work because I’m dedicated to making sure each and every piece stands out from the crowd. Whether it’s promotional work for external clients or a social media campaign to launch a cd, I pride myself on my ability to recognise and articulate a distinct voice for every project. And that’s not always restricted to the written word. I’ve also designed and produced unique promotional giveaways for various clients. In my spare time I am a consultant and lecturer for Africa’s top marketing school, where I lecture on everything digital and of course, the strategy behind it all. Furthermore I do Keynote speaking at conferences at the Nedbank Auditorium and the Palazzo Hotel – all about being social, of course. While everything digital is my passion, social media is my bread and butter. Keeping on top of projects and making sure all parts get to the finish line at the same time is one thing I do best. The ability to juggle projects and never missing a deadline didn’t just develop through my professional experience. It also comes from having done this since I stepped out of university in 2011. I immediately started an internship in a corporate retail company after which my consultation and training exploded. In 2012 (only a few months after I graduated) I started consulting South African celebrities and small companies on their digital and traditional marketing campaigns. This includes social media, search engine optimisation, display media, google analytics, public relations, events and much more.

Skills

Social / online Media, Social Media Management, Layout & Graphic Design, Layout - Adobe Indesign, Video Editing & Camera, Photography, Digital & Online Media, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Markerting

Qualification

BA Communication
Year completed:2011
Education level:Honours
Final year subjects:Marketing communication
Introduction to research methodology
Historical linguistics and stylistics
Media- and corporate writing
Developmental communication
Psychopathology
Research and psychometrics
Assistance and ethics
Applied Psychology
Journalism
Radio Journalism
Photography
Public Relations
Research
Law & Ethics
Institution:North West University
Location:Potchefstroom, South Africa
 
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