Taylor Simonson

Freelance Writer & Promotions Freelancer

Location:New York, New York, United States
2 Skills
April 2013 - June 2013 // Mission Media, New York, New York // FR E E L AN C E S E N I O R E VE N T S C O O R D I N AT O R
Partnered with Belvedere and Mission UK to create a three day hospitality program for 180 guests in France at the Cannes Film Festival, with a budget of 600k. Led on-site logistics, managed POS and vendors and assisted with creative direction for four Belvedere events
in France. Designed and produced press events in New York and Los Angeles including budget creation, event timelines, decor, vendor selection and management, and run of show. Worked directly with the client and public relations team on celebrity management and post event coverage. Created pitch decks and “Look and Feel” presentations using powerpoint.
? Clients Include: Belvedere Vodka, Nokia, Montblanc, Peroni, Glenmorangie, Departures Magazine, Mercy, Pampelonne

April 2012 – December 2012 // UrbanDaddy, New York, New York // E V E N T S C O OR D I N AT OR
Designed and executed events that communicated the UD brand to advertisers, agencies and guests. Produced over 40 events in eleven US markets with attendance ranging from 50-500 per event and budgets ranging from 10k to 350k per event. Led creative direction, sponsorship integration, vendor selection, entertainment and event staff management. Composed budgets, event timelines, run of shows, photo shot lists and post-event recaps. Worked cross-functionally with sales, marketing and finance departments.
? Clients Include: Samsung, Don Julio, US Open, Stolichnaya, Heineken, Gentleman Jack and Chivas Regal.
? Media Hits Include: BizBash, Dan’s Papers and SocialLifeChicago.

May 2011 – April 2012 // Marc Jacobs, New York, New York // L O GI S T I C S A S S I S TA N T
Assisted in market week and sample sale event coordination including vendor management & event logistics. Scheduled and tracked
the international import of Marc Jacobs merchandise using BlueCherry, including three million units per season. Communicated with 30 international factories to oversee the successful transfer of goods to freight forwarders, through customs clearance and delivery to distribution centers. Created receiving schedules using Excel on a daily basis for each individual distribution center. Managed invoices and tracked payment status.
April 2009 – May 2011 // Track Entertainment, Los Angeles, California // M A R K E T I N G & E V E N T S M A N A GE R Executed events and marketing campaigns for luxury hospitality, entertainment and nightlife clients. Increased corporate national presence through creative partnerships and led social networking/marketing campaigns using new media. Led on-site event
management for events including a 50 person weekend getaway and 300 person private events. Wrote 10+ lifestyle articles per week as West Coast Editor of ClubPlanet.com. Managed Mid-West and West Coast ad-sales accounts.
? Clients Include: The Palms Hotel, The Standard, Webster Hall, Lipton, AskMen.com, House of Blues, SVC Wine Festival, Winter Music Conference, Deadmau5, Paul Oakenfold, Pretty Lights.
August 2008 – March 2009 // Muse Lifestyle Group, Los Angeles, California // A SSI S TA N T E V E N T S D I R E C TO R Assisted the Events Director with the sales and execution of events for six hospitality venues. Created contracts, managed budgets and
organized venue walkthroughs. Led on-site event management for successful celebrity and corporate events for 50-250 people. Oversaw post event management including invoicing, bookkeeping and media coverage. Worked with the Marketing and Finance Department to create event-driven marketing campaigns.
? Media Hits Include: LA Weekly, UrbanDaddy, Wired LA.
? Event Spaces Include: W Hotel Westwood, Playhouse, Ivar, Sweet Love Hangover, Holly’s, Holly’s West.
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