Linda Heward Mills

  • Moscow 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Sep 2014

Radio Show Host/news Anchor/announcer

All Russia State television and Radio — Company Moscow, Russia Radio Show Host/News Anchor/Announcer Worked as an announcer for recorded programs and soon(2 months after starting) was promoted to live newscasts and hosting a daily live news show with American and British Colleagues from London and Washington DC. Responsible for concept creation, producing, hosting and editing two original programs with excellent ratings Launched the Radio Station's transition to All Day live broadcasts-wrote and hosted daily 5-6 hour Live program blocks for international broadcast. Produced hundreds of hours of recorded programming and Worked as a host for over 3000 hours of Live International Broadcasts in a News/Talk Show format with numerous interviews of leading international experts on World Geopolitics, Economics and news in general.
Aug 2006 - Mar 2009

Director of Marketing

International Apparel/Fashion Mart Retail
— Chain Director of Marketing and PR Was responsible for Advertising and Marketing for the Fashion Mart Chain of Retail Clothing Storers as well as the sister wholesale clothing company. International Apparel. Duties included launching the retail brand and opening new stores, creating brand awareness and consumer loyalty programs. Organized photo sessions for new clothing collections and online catalogues. Supervised the design of banners, billboards and printed advertising, responsible for copywriting for all advertising. Launched famous BTL advertising campaigns drawing record numbers of clients into stores with record sales figures during the grand opening. The branded pink limousines which were used to drive customers from nearby transport hubs to the stores created a furor in local press and a new standard of store launches.
Feb 2004 - Aug 2006

Director of Advertising/marketing

OOO International Airport Vnukovo
— Director of Advertising/Marketing 1 Responsibe for the Grand Opening of Vnukovo International Airport. Responsible for Creative Concept and Scenario for the Grand opening event. Responsible for the Preparation of the venue including decorations, on site advertising, printed materials, souvenir products, press kits, organized catering and entertainment. Was hired to troubleshoot when the responsible agency failed to live up to the demands for an event of such magnitude and exceeded budget expectations for the event. I was able to cut costs by 2/3 while retaining high quality comprable or better services and goods for the grand opening. Worked closely with Executive and Administrative branches of Moscow City Government to assure the Event was in keeping with all pertinent protocol and within International Safety Guidelines. Likewise worked with Federal and Local Government Security Agencies to insure that all events complied with all safety and security standards and all outsourced personnel were cleared for work at a Venue with the security status of an
Oct 2001 - Apr 2004

Event Director

Megapolis Media Group
— Art and Event Director Created and executed events and advertising /marketing campaigns for various clients including Phillips

Education

Education

USSR
1991 - 1995

Institute of Cinematography
1985 - 1989

BA

University of Illinois Chicago Circle UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO CIRCLE CAMPUS