Ally Daisa

Ally Daisa

Communications and Digital Content Manager at FestForums

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My professional career began when I was fifteen years old. My first jobs were lifeguarding and working at Nordstroms- I was also a part of their Fashion Board Internship Program. Nordstrom planted my roots in customer service from the very start. Throughout my high school and college careers, I maintained at least one, sometimes two jobs at all times. Through UCSB's career services, I was honored to land an internship with a company called FestForums, a conference for music, film, and food & wine festival producers. I interned with FestForums for about a year and a half before I graduated, and was hired as an employee post-graduation. I currently work for FestForums as their communications and digital content manager. My title sums up only a tiny sliver of my position- I have gained experience in a wide variety of professional niches. Not only am I the manager of all of our social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, etc.), but I also provide administrative, management, marketing, PR, video and website design, and personal assistant services. I manage our media accounts and partnerships, provide excel sheets with deliverables, interview speakers for our e-blasts, handle speaker and VIP relations pre-event and during the event (including logistics for Jack Johnson, Bruce Dern, Quentin Tarantino, Rita Coolidge, Alice Cooper, etc.), manage registration during the event to ensure a smooth process, provide production assistance during the event, handle logistics to fill over 700 attendee bags, produced and edited our promotional video and website video content, and lastly, I provide sales support by reaching out to festivals via telephone, postcard and face-to-face communication to invite producers to our event.

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