Alison Francis

Alison Francis

Interest

  • Self improvement: Reading various self improvement books ranging from business, health as well as personal enrichment. 
  • Participating in online & offline courses. Attended and completed Franklin Covey's " The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" training program as well as Fast Track Copywriting Workshop. Currently enrolled in an online course  (Introduction to Sustainability) at Coursera.org 
  • Countries visited: Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand, Bali (Indo), UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Germany, Greece, France, Spain and Prague (CZ).

Summary

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in Greece for the last 5 years.

In my almost 2 decades of career experience, I have had the opportunity to delve into many industries ranging from advertising, logistics, travel as well as the world wide web. As a marketing person at heart, I have a curious nature and am drawn to positions where I am encouraged to participate in the creation of new ideas, concepts and encouraged to push boundaries. I am interested in figuring out how to make things work better, communicate better and ultimately function not only efficiently but exceed expectations.

I work well independantly as well as thrive as a team player and in leadership roles. These combined traits have served me well in my previous roles in project management and as a client service manager. My curious nature has also enabled me to learn many aspects that go beyond my jobscope. I believe that these traits have served me well in both my personal life as well as career path.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Travel Consultant

Hideaways Travel

Jobscope:

  • Execution of marketing and promotional plans including setting up of company website and managing enewsletters.
  • Customising travel plans and bookings for clients on a daily basis.
2005 - 2007

Project Management

Longhouse Productions

Jobscope:

  • Project management for advertising and print campaigns.
  • Creation and presentation of winning 'pitch'
  • Creative directing
  • Managing the team and suppliers
  • Client management
2002 - 2005

Head of Strategic Planning & Client Manager

PWR Design

Jobscope:

  • Overall regional business development
  • Implementing business and operational initiatives
  • Creative participation in campaign direction, proposals and presentations
2001 - 2002

Assistant Marketing Manager

SNT Global (Logistics Solutions Provider)

Jobscope:

  • Managing regional marketing activities mainly in South East Asia.
2000 - 2001

Content Developer (2000) & Research Analyst (2001)

Mybiz Malaysia (eMarketplace)

Jobscope:

  • Liaise with business owners and web developers
  • Provide content and oversee web enablement processes
  • Participate on all areas of research be it customer, competitor, market or industry
  • Educate personnel and eCommunity with relevant business statistics and information via newsletter and website updates.
1997 - 2000

Client Servicing Executive

Power Design

Jobscope:

  • Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and advertising agency 
  • Presenting advertising campaign plans to clients for approval or modification
  • Undertaking administrative tasks and preparation of quotations

Education

Education
1994 - 1996

BTEC HND in Marketing and Advertising

Kolej Bandar Utama (affiliated with The London College of Printing & Distributive Trades )
1993 - 1994

Certificate in Business Communications

LIMKOKWING Institute of Creative Technology (LICT)

Skills

Skills

Languages

Fluent in both the English Language (Advanced) and Bahasa Malaysia /Malay (Intermediate) Computer literate, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programs, and over 10 years experience of the web including social networking

Artist, Photographer & Writer

I am a self taught artist. My primary medium for my artwork currently range from acrylics, watercolour and pencils. I have an appreciation for a wide variety of art styles ranging from traditional to abstracts. I am also a published photographer and writer. Featured Photographer for Shelter's Charity Calendar 2005 Published writing for travel article in ParGolf Magazine, Aug 2006 Undertake the role of copywriter for my company's website and eNewsletter