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Musa Strachan


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Musa Strachan

Junior Account Manager at McCann Johannesburg

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

It is my passion to utilise my public relations experience and skills that I have gained, to make a difference in the workplace in an effective manner, adding value to the industry and impacting lives in a practical way.

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Current Position(s)

Junior Account Manager | McCann Johannesburg
2013 - present

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Previous Position(s)

Account Executive | Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
2011 - 2013

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

• Client coverage reports
• Drafting and distributing media releases
• Organising press kits
• Organising media gifts
• Media interviews and client briefing documents
• Feature tracking
• Arranging review opportunities
• Creating new creative story angles
• Managing and hosting media at client events
• Lobbying for media coverage and building sustaining media relationships
• Manage and compile media lists relevant to client and events
• Sourcing suitable quotes
• Media networking sessions
• Internal and external admin assistance

Account Co-ordinator | Text 100
2010 - 2011

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

• Client reporting
• Drafting and sending various client media releases
• Setting up media interviews
• Social media liaison
• Feature tracking
• Setting up review opportunities
• Finding possible story angles
• Managing internal and client social media pages and client liaison

Area Manager | AEG
2010 - 2010

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Worked with AEG during the FIFA World Cup South Africa and I was appointed Area Manager while I was studying at Varsity College.

• I was appointed to be supervisor and area manager during the world cup
• I worked at the Ellis Park stadium
• Made sure that the stalls were fully stocked at all times
• Monitored staff
• Ensured nothing went missing
• Controlled staff
• Ensured great working conditions
• Managed to build trust among work colleagues
• Stock taking
• Finance

Casual Employee | On The Box
2008 - 2009

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

• Assisted with corporate events for Vodacom and Avon
• Assist in the set up for the event, making various deliveries
• Ensure guests are well taken care of and everyone was happy
• Assist in various marketing campaigns for the organisations clients

Educational history


Varsity College

2008 - 2010

Diploma in Public Relations - Public Relations

St Benedicts College

2004 - 2007

Higher Education - Matric Certificate


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