South Africa, Malta, Costa Rica, Åland Islands
Staying at Tubu Tree Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
WHAT DRIVES ME
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About Alannah Eames
I have an honors degree in Law and French from University College Galway in Ireland where I studied media, criminal, European and contract law.
Law is a fascinating subject but a career pouring over legal books in my home country wasn’t for me. After graduating, I spent a year traveling in Europe before coming back to Ireland and joining the sales and marketing department of the Jurys-Doyle Hotel Group, one of Ireland’s leading hotel chain, and the Scottish Stakis Hotel Group which later became part of the Hilton chain.
In 1999, I joined the Media Plus media agency in Belgium as an international journalist. For six years I compiled country reports which were published in leading international newspapers like the New York Daily News, New York Observer, New York Post, New York Newsday and Die Zeit and produced TV documentaries for CNBC Europe and Fox 5 TV. I worked in over 20 countries across the globe stretching from South Africa to Iceland and from Kazakhstan to Trinidad & Tobago, interviewing prime ministers, leading politicians, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and gathering a wealth of information about international business and different cultures. My work took me everywhere from vodka-drinking sessions with tobacco companies in Armenia and a visit to the Toblerone factory in Switzerland to climbing down gold-mine shafts in Johannesburg and touring fish farms in the Norwegian fjords giving me an invaluable insight into different industries and business cultures.
In 2005 I took a Diploma in Internet Journalism at the London School of Journalism and set up my own freelance journalism and editing business. Today, I specialize in business and travel journalism, editing and project management for print, online and television media. I cover just about everything from wind energy, corporate strategy, shipping and finance to safari features and restaurant reviews.
“The mind’s like a parachute. It works best when it’s open” is my favorite motto and I like to keep my mind alert by interviewing interesting people, exploring new industries, mingling with different cultures and traveling. Variety is the spice of life! Find out more under “Services” and “Portfolio”.Powered By Wordpress Tabs Slides
Travel and business features, interviews, copywriting, news, books, blogs
Copy editing in InDesign for print and online media
TV and video projects
Production, live interviews, project management and voice-overs
Internal and external communications
Press releases, presentations, CEO letters, internal newsletters, customer magazines
Live conference coverage
Daily reports, magazine production, web TVPowered By Wordpress Tabs Slides
Electrolux Head office
News editor for EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) intranet site
Responsible for managing internal website for 8,000 regular readers across EMEA region. Writing, editing and publishing news and features. Content includes organizational changes, strategy, new product launches, marketing initiatives, retail promotions, branding, production, environmental issues and interviews with senior and middle management across Europe.
Journalist & editor
Writing articles, editing magazines, copy editing, attending customer meetings, assisting in the creation of new magazines for internal and external customer magazines. Customers are some of the largest companies in Scandinavia.
IBX/Capgemini Procurement Services
Journalist & editor
Editor of IBX’s internal newsletter The Journal and external newsletter. Writing articles for both newsletters, and features and news pages for the Capgemini Procurement Services’ customer magazine Efficient Purchasing.
Market status updates about Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Features about national policy in this region.
Promotional and creative writing about their new collections for their online web shop working closely with the design and web teams. Brands include InWear, Matinique, Peak Performance and By Malene Birger.
SAS Media (DG)
Journalist & editor
Writer of the Stockholm City Guide for print and internet; editor for “What’s on in Scandinavia – Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm” pages in Scanorama (the SAS inflight magazine); wrote content for Scanorama’s Japanese edition which was then translated into Japanese.
Writing articles about culture, lifestyle and travel for expats living in Sweden and Germany. News editor for daily news.
Countries covered include Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Albania, Kazakhstan, Austria, Finland, Berlin, Armenia, Kenya, Norway, Iceland and Germany, for the Weekly Telegraph, New York Post, New York Daily News and Die Zeit.
CNBC Europe: The Dynamic Nordic Region, Malta, Poland and Cyprus
Fox5 TV: Sweden, Istanbul, Trinidad & Tobago
Corporate video profiles: Elite Hotels, Avis, Crowne Plaza, Enlight, Sheraton Hotel Stockholm, M-Real, Statoil, Göteborg Business Region, Göteborg & Co, Corinthia Hotels, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Maltacom, Malta Tourist Board, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, SAAB Cars, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks
Assisted Doug Lansky with The Rough Guide to Travel Survival
Dorling Kindersley (DK) Travel Guides
Updating the 2010 edition about Sweden.
Interim editor-in-chief of Biotech Sweden and editor-in-chief of international publications. Responsibilities included managing a team of ten, controlling editorial content, writing editorial chronicles, managing and controlling costs and budget, organizing PR dinners and events.Powered By Wordpress Tabs Slides
“As a course participant, Alannah has shown commitment and focus. She has an all around appreciation of the web and its place in communications. She is ambitious and I would expect her to succeed in any new venture she undertakes”
Tutor, London School of JournalismAll references