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Occupation: Manager / Supervisor / Team Leader Industry: Telecommunications Services
Country: Ireland City: Dublin
State: Dublin ZIP: Dublin 2

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Despina K.
Address: , The Ivory Building, Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin , Ireland
Telephone: +
Personal Information
Date of Birth: //
Nationality: Hellenic
LinkedIn profile: .
Short Bio
I am an experienced Sales & Marketing professional with a sound background in the Telecoms and Retail industry. I
have a strong product marketing track record, BB & BC marketing management skills as well as years
experience in strategic Sales & Marketing Communications roles. In my latest roles as an Internet marketing and
Ecommerce professional, I am responsible for customer acquisition and retention through online marketing, including:
Online branding, Search engine optimization SEO, Paid search marketing PPC, Display advertising, Affiliate
Marketing, Email marketing, Social media, including blogging and Twitter.
My specialties/interests include: Ecommerce, Marketing optimization, Strategic planning, Web
analytics, Conversion rate optimization.
I am resultsdriven, with strong analytical and creative expertise.
Work History
– Today
Telef–nica O Ireland – Dublin / Ireland: Telecom Service Provider – Mobile Operator
Position: Online Propositions Manager
I am responsible for the commercial running of Online on a day to day basis, leading and developing all online
acquisition activity. I devise, develop, implement and analyze campaigns to drive traffic to I am collaborating
across Product Development and Marketing Communications teams to create dedicated online products and offers,
optimizing online content and functionality for navigation, order flow, look and feel, and SEO. I am working closely with
teams of designers, developers, writers, agencies and other vendors, compiling, analyzing and distributing relevant
metrics using Coremetrics, Atlas, and others.
• Increase of total sales by .% within the last years matched by a .% increase of
• Increased % of the online channel distribution share within O Ireland
• Increased orders from Search Marketingdriven clicks by %.
• Launched the first Affiliate Marketing program in the Telecoms sector in Ireland and % to
% of our monthly sales now are coming from the affiliate partners.
• Relaunched recently our Search Marketing activity by introducing a CPA model through our affiliate
search partner on specific keyword groups. This change resulted to a K Euro savings to our search budget
in the last months that were allocated to other traffic generating activities.
Altec Telecoms – Athens / Greece: Telecom Service Provider – Fixed Telephony and Broadband Services
Position: Trade Marketing & CRM Manager
I was responsible for the development of the marketing acquisition strategy for both Fixed Telephony and Broadband
services BB & BC campaigns as well as for reducing the level of customer churn and increasing product
penetration through cross selling and up selling campaigns. I was developing all promotional Channel Plans for both
Business and Consumer retailers’ network as well as all POP & web material. I was managing the corporate & the
company’s product sites and was supervising the merchandising of SME customers’ sites. I was also managing all
Indirect Sales through Retail Chains Germanos, Multirama, Media Markt, Fnac & Dixons and Telesales / Call Centers
partners Teleperformance Group, InfoData. I was responsible for pricing and positioning strategy, monitoring of
competition – providing reports on all marketing activities & RoI reviews. I managed a seven direct reports team.
• Increased market share for Fixed Telephony services by % and market share for Broadband services by
% through online, retail and CRM campaigns for .
• Increased turnover vs. by % through new contract deals with retail chains and call centers.
• Project managed the development and launching of Altec Telecoms’s VoIP group of products “iCall”.
• Directed design and production of corporate site as well as a microsite for SME
customers’ direct orders.
Electronet – Athens / Greece: Electrical Domestic Appliances Wholesale/Retail stores
Position: Marketing & Communications Manager
I was responsible for the development and control of marketing strategy and plans and the in store product mix.
Through commercial agreements I was acquiring marketing budget from major suppliers SONY, ELECTROLUX etc.
on a quarterly basis. I was planning and implementing all Above & Belowtheline activities, measuring effectiveness of
actions. I was also responsible for the rebranding of all outlets as well as the developing & promoting the own label
family of products GREENPOINT. I managed a three direct reports team.
• Developed and implemented the new corporate identity in that led to a % increase of brand
• Directed design, development and production of corporate intranet site for all stores to access products’
availability and display guidelines.
• Increased sales vs. by % while market was facing % drop through a value club scheme and
introduction of member get member activity.
Alcatel Telecoms Hellas – Athens / Greece: Telecoms– Mobile & Residential Phones Manufacturer
Position: Trade Marketing & Communications Manager / Consumer Division
I was responsible for all Above & Belowtheline activities for mobile & residential phones, the launching of new
products and training of the sales network. I was developing and implementing events for dealers’ network on an
annual basis as well as incentives plans for retail sales force . I was also planning & implementing communication
plans for sponsorships i.e. SKI RACESResort of Karpenisi/, BEACH VOLLEY CUP etc.
I was running the merchandising and mystery shopping programmes initially through an external partner and since
beginning of through an inhouse merchandising team. I managed a two direct reports team.
• Launch of the first prepaid mobile phone with WIND TELESTET at the time in that led to a %
increase of sales for ALCATEL mobile phones.
• Introduced innovative sales incentives based on a member get member scheme for the
COSMOTE retail sales force during the launch of the new Dual Band Alcatel phones and
within the first month , phones were sold.
• Acquired the best dealers’ network event award in by Hellenic Marketing Association for the Paintball
Championship for all three Mobile Operators and their retail networks. Championship lasted for three months
and , people participated.
SWATCH / Aliki Perri SA – Athens / Greece: Representative of SWATCH watches in the Greek Market.
Position: Sales Manager / Marketing & PR Manager since December
Initial responsibilities were the sales and merchandising of products to the dealers network through a team of two
salespeople & two merchandisers. Since December ’ I was responsible for the selection and development of
SWATCH shops throughout Greece as well as the creation and development of SWATCH Collectors Club & planning
and implementation of special eventspresentations for each collection twice a year.
• Development and launch of the first themed SWATCH Shop in Europe in Mykonos. The
shop was staged as an old monastery and became a touristic attraction in the island with
annual sales of more than , watches three months peak season.
• Development of a SWATCH corner in the most popular restaurant bar of the busiest Ski Resort in Greece
Arahova with annual sales of more than , watches peak season months .
WEITNAUER TRADING – Basel / Switzerland: Supplier of duty free goods known brands of cosmetics, confectionary,
tobacco & luxury goods in the International Duty Free Market.
Position: Area Sales Manager
Main responsibility the sales & merchandising of represented brands in duty free shops, managing and developing
close relations with sales people through motivation and training in order to maximize sales. Supervision Areas:
Greece, United Arab Emirates, Swiss / Spanish Duty Free Zones airports, cruise lines, duty free zones, embassies.

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