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Valeria A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Management Skills
  • Project Planning
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Light Bookkeeping
  • Copy Editing
  • Email Handling
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media Management
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Event Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Scheduling

I am a seasoned freelancing Project Manager and Director of Operations with a drive to develop small businesses into lifestyle empires. My vision is to assist the multi-passionate entrepreneur through systems and operations to branch their business into their greatest desires. I take a human first approach in my management - a unique blend of operational excellence in a crafted system that plays to everyone's strengths. I have worked with influencers and lifestyle brands such as Lance Essihos, Pasha Carter, and John Israel and have exceeded expectations time and time again to solve the unsolvable and pivot their business to protect the...

Gavin M.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Video Production
  • Production Planning
  • Event Management
  • Technical Support
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Eventbrite
  • Video Editing & Production
  • Project Management
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Creative Strategy
  • Podcasting
  • Microsoft Office
  • Meeting Agendas

I'm an ex-TV producer and Zoom technical specialist with over 7 years of Zoom specific experience. I have been helping clients around the world to get the most out of Zoom for their meetings, conferences, and workshops. I am an expert in making your Zoom experience seamless and less tiring for your teams as I understand the technical limitations and opportunities of the Zoom platform. I recently participated in Zoom's 'Zoomtopia' 2-day annual conference learning about the latest updates to their product so that I can pass that on to my clients. My background as a LIVE TV producer allows me to help you set up best practices and...

Kirby A.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Corporate Event Planning

I’m Kirby, an experienced corporate event planner with nearly ten years of working with various industries. My expertise is in project planning, creating an experience for your event, and executing live or virtual events. I have a history of collaborating with team members at all levels of an organization and connecting with outside vendors. I can help you or your company plan and execute virtual events, tradeshows, networking receptions, single and multi-day conferences for hundreds of attendees. I can even help define your event strategy and keep your sales team engaged with customers. I am happy to connect to learn more about your next...

Stacie M.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Event Management
  • Budget Management
  • Contract Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Digital Project Management
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Project Management

I'm Stacie, owner of A Southern Apple and based in NYC; thanks for stopping by my page! I am an innovative, bold, energetic meeting professional with over five years of experience in corporate and nonprofit planning. My event portfolio includes planning small and large-scale, in-person, hybrid, and virtual meetings and conferences for 25-2300 attendees. I coordinate every aspect of an event, including staffing management, event logistics, vendor coordination, budget management, and venue sourcing; I guarantee that each client is comfortable with every decision made for their event and ensure they are prepared for the day of the event. I...

Esther K.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Executive Assistant
  • Event Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Customer Service
  • Google Suite
  • Administrative Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Project Plans
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Researcher
  • Budget Management
  • Cost Control
  • Change Management

Hello There! With over 10 years of demonstrated Executive Assistant, and Project Management experience I can provide you with all the high-level virtual administrative, project management, and executive support you need! I have provided strategic high-level executive support to CEOs and Executive Directors enabling them to do what they need to do. I have a bachelor's degree in Commerce, an MBA in Strategic Management, a Certificate in Accounting, and a Certificate in Project Management. I have managed projects from conception to close out and my strength lies in the managing of small, medium, and large projects. I can create a...

Mathieu C.
$63/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Ableton Live
  • Audio Production
  • Audio Editing
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Unreal Engine
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Event Photography
  • Event Management
  • Video Editing
  • Video Stream
  • DJing
  • Video Production
  • 3D Design
  • Event Marketing

Hi there, my name is Mat. I am running an event management company specializing in virtual events and I am here to help you putting together awesome online events. After over 10 years of experience managing in-person events for clients like Nike, BMW, Gucci, Bulgari, L'Oréal, eBay and IBM, the Covid outbreak forced us to move all our operations online and to look for new ways to overcome the limitations in order to produce professional-looking and engaging virtual events. I am currently producing professional virtual events on a daily basis for clients located around the world and using a variety of platforms (Zoom, OBS, vMix, Restream,...

Anna P.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Planning
  • Email Communication
  • Social Customer Service
  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Organizer
  • Personal Budgeting
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Google Docs
  • Writing
  • Fiction
  • Ghostwriting
  • Ebook Writing

Hello! I am a Content Creator based in Michigan. Tasks I focus on: *Fiction Ghost Writing *Video Editing *Audio Editing *Social Media Visual Content *Copywriting for Social Media Programs I use: *Canva *Adobe Premiere Pro *Adobe Audition *Adobe After Effects

Sneha Sandhya Y.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Online Community Management
  • Event Management
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Social Media Account Setup
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Design
  • Community Outreach
  • Vast Conference Conference Calling
  • Webinar
  • Light Project Management
  • Client Management
  • Email Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Event Marketing

Top-performing professional with a proven track record in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing successful projects with extensive experience in strategic management, business development, digital marketing, and events. I've been involved in running national promotional product tours, executing new product launch programs, managing various events such as meetings, exhibitions, conferences, incentive travel, award shows, concerts, fundraising drives, and sports tournaments, developing marketing and promotional campaigns, producing sales presentations, vendor contract negotiation, as well as directing priority...

Samantha N.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Administrative Support
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Project Management Professional
  • Nonprofit Organization

I have over ten years of experience in project management which primarily focuses on event planning. I have been responsible for solicitation outreach, follow up efforts, venue/vendor selection, giveaway research/selection, printed material edits/design, and financial tracking for many small and large organizations. I implement strategies and timelines, as they pertain to each project, to ensure a seamless process and project flow throughout the duration. I take on projects from beginning to completion and handle all facets afterward as well for all clients.

Nicole P.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Strategic Plan
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Leadership Training
  • Team Building
  • Bilingual Education
  • Public Relations

LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENTS + DIGITAL MARKETING From strategy to production - I cultivate experiences worldwide that deliver: + Increased Sales + New Connection + Brand Recognition I’m Nicole - a logistical ninja with relentless optimism, a creative mindset and over 6 years of experience in producing hundreds of corporate events and marketing campaigns across the world. I help my clients create direct engagement, share resources and promote their products and services through events and marketing campaigns, including: + Live & Virtual Event Production & Design + LinkedIn Strategy + Email Marketing & Campaigns + Speaking Engagements...

Rachael H.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Business Services
  • Project Management
  • Business Operations
  • Office Administration

A seasoned project manager, Rachael keeps the workflow progressing as companies scale, implement new initiatives or simply need additional bandwidth. Experience includes e-commerce, sports event management, website design and development, D2C marketing and operations, real estate, fintech, adtech, interior design operations, and company rebrands. Other experience includes virtual conference management, event planning and execution, copyediting, recruiting, establishing SOPs and workflows. Rachael's 15+ years in marketing roles combined with 10+ years of project management experience often results in her serving as a bridge between...

Melissa M.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Campaign Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Creative Strategy
  • Instagram Plugin
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Website Design

Hi! I'm Melissa, I'm new here to Upwork. I've been in the event industry for over 10 years. I started my career as an event planner then transitioned into an event marketer. Throughout my career, I've helped build brands and strategize marketing campaigns for both specific campaigns (e.g. events and product launches) and overall brand storytelling. I have produced events across the globe for brands such as Netflix, Nickelodeon, Budlight, and many more. As my career progressed I began to tone my skills in digital marketing. I also specialize in strategizing creative ways for brands to generate engagement through social media and email...

Tricia S.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Travel Planning
  • Hospitality
  • Basecamp
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Food & Beverage
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Vendor Management

Meetings and events are my passion! I have been a freelance meeting and event planner for fifteen years. I obtained my CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in 2004 and am an active member in Meeting Professionals International. Prior to beginning my freelance career, I worked in hotels managing Catering and Conference Services departments. I start my conversation with a client by asking 'When this event is over, what needs to have happened in order for you to consider it a success?". Then, I take their answer and work to exceed their desired outcome. Types of events I plan: - Conferences - Sales Meetings - Incentive Trips...

Chelsea C.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Non-Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Event Management
  • Letter Writing
  • Writing
  • Team Management
  • Copywriting

As a Top Rated Plus freelancer with a Master's of Science in Non-Profit Management and over eleven years working in the industry, I support non-profit organizations of all sizes to create and grow your fundraising programs, expand your missions and better serve your communities. I have extensive experience in program development and management and I implement the latest techniques with proven success for your campaigns. I have experience in event fundraising, fundraising program development and management tactics, End of Year campaign development, year-round campaign development and more! I have raised over $1 million in fundraising events...

Kristin G.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Editor
  • Proofreading
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Virtual Assistance

Hey there, I’m Kristin. I don’t want you to waste away your weeks before the party stressing. For whatever reason, the genetic lottery blessed me with an innate ability to plan and execute events ­ – and actually like it. As a Certified Meeting Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute, my portfolio includes a mind-boggling array of events, from major fundraising galas and golf tournaments to weddings, concerts, community grand openings, conferences, sporting events, and so much more in between. Putting together the moving pieces and seeing it all come together on the day of the event as a success is my favourite part,...

Patrika Alis C.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Content Creation
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Campaign Management
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Eventbrite
  • Content Writing
  • Ghostwriting

I am an experienced B2B and B2C marketer with a specialization in international companies that wish to successfully expand to the American market. My experience includes event planning, budget allocation and evaluation, creative activation design and execution, social media management, partnership outreach and development, email campaign management, consumer, sponsor and donor relations, SEO, market research, and writing for all types of media. I am an out-of-the-box thinker that is unafraid of the unconventional. I pride myself in being organized and efficient, and my flexible, go-getter attitude gives me a strong ability to adapt...

Terri-Ann C.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Customer Retention
  • Event Management
  • Customer Service
  • Event Marketing
  • Sales Management
  • Email Communication
  • Executive Virtual Assistant
  • Administrative Support
  • Marketing Management
  • Phone Communication
  • Customer Support
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Data Analysis

With over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry in various capacities such as: Revenue Manager, Sales Manager, Customer Service Manager, Event Manager and Executive Manager, and over 5 years virtual experience working remotely, I have excellent time management skills, works well on own initiative, have an excellent command of the English Language (both written and oral) and superior customer service skills which often results in high customer retention rates, repeat clientele and customer loyalty. With a keen eye for, and a particular attention to detail, highly proficient with Microsoft and Google Applications, Slack, Freshdesk,...

Renata F.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Task Coordination
  • Researcher
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Strategic Plan
  • Consumer Research
  • Executive Assistant
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service

Hi🖖 I'm Renata, an all-around creative with a passion for trends, different experiences, and social media. Born and raised in São Paulo, but I'm currently based in Madrid. I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish. From Editing Videos/Photos to Copywriting, from Social Media and Community Management to Events, I'm a digital and content expert. Here's how I can help your business: Social Media: ● Setting up your Business/Personal Social Media Account ● Planning of Content Calendar and Strategy ● Content Creation for Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Group, TikTok, and Pinterest ● Reels and TikTok Editing ● Attention-grabbing copy ● Schedule...

Brittany H.
$37/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel
  • Travel Planning
  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Development
  • Website Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management

I'm a travel agent who has been professionally planning trips all over the world since 2014. I have 5+ years of experience in sales, leisure and business trip planning and crafting custom-made itineraries. I run my own travel company called GlobalNomad to help people accomplish their travel bucket list goals. My expertise is stitching together personalized and seamless dream travel experiences. I love saving my clients on average 5-20+ hours of planning time and hundreds of dollars. My specialty is complex, multi-destination trips around the world thanks to extensive destination and geography knowledge. This means I can plan anything...

Rikki S.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • HubSpot
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Sales Operations
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Corporate Event Planning
  • Event Management

An event sales professional for technology and healthcare conferences (including virtual events). Extensive experience in multi-channel platform development, social media marketing, business development, sales operations, and management consulting. Passion for creative development, data analysis, increasing brand awareness and generating revenue for clients. Proactive, detail oriented, and results driven.

Eliana D.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Email Support
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Office 365
  • Invoice Processing
  • Proofreading
  • Administrative Support
  • Project Management
  • Meeting Notes
  • Scheduling
  • Google Suite
  • File Management
  • Email Communication
  • Schedule
  • Light Bookkeeping
  • Staff Recruitment & Management

Hello!! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. My name is Eliana. I've worked as a C-level Executive Assistant for 18years, and in that time, have successfully supported executives of small and large companies to deliver profitable services to their clients and stakeholders. Hiring me will take all the stress off your day so you can concentrate on your core responsibility which is growing your business. I am principled, honest, and hardworking and I'm always seeking ways to improve the quality of my work. Let's chat and see if we are a fit. EXPERIENCE Project Delivery Travel Management Budgetary Management & Control...

Tahirah B.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Error Checking
  • English Spelling
  • Proofreading
  • Text Formatting
  • English Punctuation
  • Editor
  • English Proofreading
  • Microsoft Word
  • Document Version Control
  • Error Detection
  • Google Docs
  • Formatting
  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing

I am an operations and project management expert in both the private and government sectors. I have managed small and large teams, across different work locations, and work experience levels. I am experienced in managing multiple projects concurrently and delivering products surpassing expectations, while consistently meeting deadlines. I enjoy assisting teams and business owners with exceeding targets and optimizing operations to create sustainable systems for continued success. I can assist with all aspects of operations including team management, talent acquisition, budget formulation, daily operations, team building, and event...

Matt K.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Press Release Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Reputation Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Public Relations
  • Biography Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Internet Marketing
  • Crowdfunding
  • Cision

Here’s the thing – most “publicists” and “press release distributors” are lying to you. PRWeb / Marketwired / Business Wire / and similar distribution services are great for “SEO PR” and - used skillfully with well-written releases - can definitely build backlinks, traffic and conversions. But if you want stories that are actually written by a human journalist that appear in the pages of a magazine, newspaper or on radio or TV (let’s call it “traditional PR”), you have to email those journalists directly. NO JOURNALIST EVER READS PRESS RELEASES COMING ACROSS PRWEB. I can help you with both SEO PR and Traditional PR. Consider me your...

DeShawn W.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Content Creation
  • Social Media Management
  • Researcher
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Customer Support
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Microsoft Word
  • Email Communication
  • Blog Development
  • Bookkeeping
  • Podcast Production

Virtual assistant and owner of "Its Handled". I specialize in helping those who need a boost in productivity but don't necessarily want to hire full time staff. My strengths are my organizational and communication skills. With a BA in Media and Communication studies from UMBC and 10+ years of customer service experience, I have a wide range of polished skills to assist you.

Loraine Ann R.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Client Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Salesforce
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • B2B
  • Webinar
  • Trade Show Design
  • Project Management
  • Event Marketing

Do you need an experienced and reliable Virtual Event Project Manager and Content Marketing/Social Media Specialist? You've come to the right place. I am a rockstar B2B event manager, content marketing specialist and admin/virtual manager. Customer service and excellence is the heart of what I do. I am proficient in the following: 1) Event Marketing and Operations - event management (offline and online/virtual) - copy writing for marketing email campaigns - event promotion and audience marketing via e-mail marketing and social media promotion - event operations such as logistics, planning, budgeting, and sourcing external vendors -...

Kelsey W.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Boolean Search
  • Candidate Evaluation
  • Recruiting
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Resume Writing
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Sourcing
  • Process Improvement
  • Executive Search
  • IT Recruiting
  • LinkedIn Recruiting

I am an extremely ambitious and hard working person. I have over 18 years of Administrative experience and 8 years of HR experience in industries such as marketing, technology, healthcare, project management agencies and manufacturing. Things I excel at (and quite enjoy): 1. Resume Writing 2. Process Improvement 3. Learning new computer/software systems 4. HR Recruiting 5. Social Media (anything with it really) 6. Office/Time management 7. Revising Office/Corporate company handbooks 8. Creating spreadsheets (yea... I find them fun and love to be organized!) I have worked with all of MS Office products (proficient in Word, Excel,...

Molly B.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Event Planning
  • Lifestyle & Travel
  • Travel
  • Travel Planning
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Logistics Coordination

Hi! My name is Molly Brown and I've been planning travel professionally for 5 years. I create highly customized travel itineraries driven by your needs and preferences. My itineraries are organized and meticulously researched and I adapt my style and deliverables to the needs of the client I'm working with so you always get a high quality result. I coordinate as many logistics of your trip as you want (airport transfer, car rental, navigating metro schedules, accommodation, etc.…!). While all of the logistical hassles will be taken care of, I specialize in planning the FUN of a trip (what to see based on your interests, where to eat, best...

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How to Hire Top Event Planners

How to hire event planners

From concerts to speeches to benefit dinners, there’s a lot of coordination and planning that goes into hosting a major event. An event planner can help reduce the administrative overhead of planning an event.

So how do you hire event planners? What follows are some tips for finding top event planners on Upwork.

How to shortlist event planning professionals

As you’re browsing available event planning consultants, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Event type. Whether it’s a dinner, a lecture, or a concert, you want an event planner who is familiar with the logistics of putting on your particular type of event.
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., building hype for an event through social media).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular event planner.

How to write an effective event planning job post

With a clear picture of your ideal event planner in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

An effective event planning job post should include:

  • Scope of work: From catering to publicity, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or marketing channels, mention this here.
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

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EVENT PLANNERS FAQ

What is event planning?

Picking a venue, booking a speaker, organizing catering, promoting the event, and following up with publicity—event planners handle all the tasks that go into planning and hosting an event.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in event planning consultants:

  • Event planning and management
  • Social media marketing
  • Public relations (PR)
  • Event marketing
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Administrative support

Why hire event planners?

The trick to finding top event planners is to identify your needs. Are you looking for a contractor to handle the logistics of sending out invitations and booking a venue? Do you also require event-specific expertise such as coordinating sound and video coverage for a concert? The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life.

How much does it cost to hire an event planner?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced event planner may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their event planning services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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