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LUKE CONNOLLY

 
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BIOGRAPHY

“We worked with Luke during the Eurogamer Expo in 2015 and 2016. Luke was our MC for four days and he did an incredible job. He was energetic, passionate and entertained crowds of up to 4,000 at a time.” Sunn angher - vent pecialis & ea eader, bisoft

An accomplished and trained Master of Ceremonies and Host, with specific expertise gained in live events and corporate activations to include the official 2012 London Olympics Torch Relay, 2015 Pan Am Relay and 2017 JTI Customer Appreciation Conferences. Nine years in Communications and two specifically in corporate event hosting and management round off my application, with a calm, experienced and professional delivery as standard. Furthermore, with a marketing background, I understand the need to deliver on client expectation and the importance of incorporating all stakeholders.

EXPERIENCE

JTI MacDonald: ustomer Conference Events - MC and host
Mis lobe: iss Globe Canada 2017 - Live MC and host
CIBC: anada Day 2017 150 Celebrations - Live MC
Virgin (un Hackney) - ive MC
Cineplex: orldGamin (All live events from 2016 - Current) - ive Host and E-Sports Caster
LG: win-Wash Launch (Dundas Square Toronto) - Live MC
Lobla ompanie imited: PC Insiders Boutique - Host
Nexi.tv: Soundcheck TV series - Live Presenter Ubisoft: (Eurogamer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) - Live Presenter/MC
Anheuser-Busc nBe: Budweiser ‘Rise As One’ Tour - Host and and Product Trainer
Samsung: 2013, 2014 Conferences - MC and host
Maserati: Gadget Show Live - Host
Ubisoft: urogamer Convention - Live Gameplay Presenter
Asus: In Search of the Incredible Tour - Live Presenter
Samsung: ondon Olympic Torch Relay Tour - Live Presenter
BBC: Beebies Bedtime Stories - Recorded Presenter
MC roup: irmingham Comic Con - Celebrity Interviewer
Volkswagen: Beetle and Up! Launch - Live MC and Host

SKILLS

Fiv years of on-camera experience
Tw years of stand-up comedy compering
Degre qualified training
Vox pops; Auto-cue; Liv interview knowledge
Background interviewing celebrities and sporting icons
Grea with kids and live guests
Traine and dedicated sportsman across numerous disciplines
Excellent written and production traits

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL MC/HOST ROLES

Official MC - Olympic Torch Relay
2012 Samsun Group

● Executed a 70 day, 8000 mile tour across the UK for Samsung Group to celebrate their involvement as lead sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games
● Emceed all 70 days of the tour, often speaking for upwards of 10 hours each day. Was also responsible for conducting live interviews with celebrity and influential Torchbearers, as selected by Samsung (to include Will.I.Am, James McAvoy and Didier Drogba)
● Helped create press releases, stakeholder friendly social content and web content (both articles and features around the Relay and Samsung’s involvement)
● Acted as Spokesperson for the brand, conducting live and pre-selected interviews to help bring attention to Samsung’s involvement and amplify their corporate and social interests

TSN Euro 2016 Soccer Analysis
● Worked as a daily analyst during the month long Euro 2016 tournament
● Identified key plays, social friendly content and produced written copy for the on-air talent to use
● Acted as official analyst for CTV following the France VS Portugal final (see http://bit.ly/2h6WxOI; click ‘CTV News Channel: Portugal wins Euro’ link on right hand side)
● Continue to work as a sports analyst and occasional host for the network, as required

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