- South Bank, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I'm a passionate and hard-working PR & marketing chap who loves to help businesses and organisations, large and small, achieve their goals.
Summary:more...I'm a passionate and hard-working PR & marketing chap who loves to help businesses and organisations, large and small, achieve their goals.
Summary: An award winning, versatile and creative PR & marketing communications professional, with a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, offering consultancy advice and guidance direct to agencies and businesses – at reasonable rates!
With over 15 years experience, I was lucky enough to have ‘cut-my-teeth’ at some of the UK’s most renowned PR Agencies, including Hill & Knowlton and Freud Communications, establishing corporate, consumer and cause-related skills, for some of the worlds leading brands, across a variety of sectors.
Roles have included directing campaigns and facilitating creative outputs, developing strategic and tactical marketing & PR solutions, new business generation, business development and change management, issues & crisis management and improving client service & account efficiency.
I’m enthusiastic and passionate about communications and have an established (and continuously growing) strategic and tactical knowledge of services spanning; brand management, traditional, online and social PR, digital marketing, business positioning and development, change management and issues & crisis.
In a personal capacity, I provide fundraising and communications support and guidance for a selection of youth, music and sports-focused charities and associations.
National awards and commendations received across a selection of areas including; charity & community support, media relations, community relations, website design & build, corporate communications, consumer PR and best team /agency.
Job Title: Senior Consultant
Company: Paul Amourdedieu & Partners
Job Title: Director
Company: Golley Slater
Description: Golley Slater is a privately owned, award winning, independent marketing solutions group that has been recognised as a Top 30 agency for over a decade.
Lead member of the team on selection of clients including:
The Eden Project's The Big Lunch - winner of four 2011 CIPR Awards
Job Title: Associate Director
Company: Acceleris Marketing Communications
Description: Joining shortly after start up (Jan 07) and working across the corporate, consumer and public sectors as we aimed to build one of the leading agencies in the region.
Role included: lead member on a selection of account teams; strategic planning; new business generation; the development of integrated campaigns.
• Recognised for delivering top-level client service, coupled with innovative solutions to briefs
• Worked with the senior management team to implement the 'Acceleris Academy' - a training and development programme for staff
• Personally developed strategic relationships with both agencies and brands to good effect – introducing and securing projects with blue chip clients such as AXA, Sainsbury’s, Starbucks, McDonalds, Orange and Sony
• Developed a selection of specialist offerings including broadcast, youth engagement and sports support
• Won a selection of awards, including CIPR’s ‘Most Outstanding Consultancy’ in 2010. Ranked as one of Business Insider’s top PR consultancy's in Yorkshire inside two years.
• Recognised as one of UK's leading providers of communications for the housing sector
Job Title: Director
Company: Genius Creative Ltd
Description: The first 18 months of the agency was in London before I moved it to Yorkshire and split time between the two. Responsible for all elements of the business from financial planning to strategic direction, new business and day-to-day account management. Strategic UK & international partnerships were created, resulting in new business wins and project support
We worked with a variety of brands and personalities including: the Football Association, British Martial Arts Association (on projects with Sony Playstation, Nestle, Charmin, and Cadbury’s), Virgin Megastores, Camelot, Big Lottery Fund, Ordnance Survey, Starbucks, Orange, Mike Tyson, Spirit Group, Itchy City, Gary Langan & Jeff Wayne on the Musical Version of the War of the Worlds, Metropolis Group and Jimmy Page on the Led Zeppelin anthology DVD.
In addition we utilised our skills for the benefit of local social enterprises incl. 20/20/02Vision - a fantastic music /video based project for Yorkshires up and coming artists – securing showcase media exposure and high profile partnerships.
Job Title: Freelance Account Director
Company: Borkowski PR & Edelman PR
Description: Activity included:
National and regional media exploitation for Vodafone’s sponsorship of Vodafone/ NME Vines Tour, Manchester United FC & Formula One racing
Organisation of and national media maximisation around the first Smart Car London to Brighton Rally
National media campaign for return of Captain Birdseye
Job Title: Account Manager - Senior Account Manager
Company: Freud Communications
Description: Joining as Account Manager, I was introduced to the wonderful world of Lynx (Axe) and immediately immersed myself within its association with music and lifestyle. Immediate successes on the Lynx Zero Gravity Tour, for which I negotiated strong media partnerships and led international media trips (including New York and Moscow) - as well as supporting the development of the Zero Gravity TV programme aired on C4, resulted in a quick promotion.
The round the clock role meant I was given the opportunity to work with an amazing team on a selection of high profile projects including Pizza Hut's sponsorship of Fulham FC, Marmite's Centenary Celebrations and TUNES / Kiss FM in Ibiza. The diverse client base also included Fashion TV, BT and Surf.
A great experience and awakening to the intre-and-entrepreneurial mindset!
Job Title: Grad Trainee - Senior Account Exec
Company: Hill & Knowlton
Description: Securing a slot in H&Ks coveted Graduate Training scheme I was fortunate enough to have cut my teeth with some of the best practitioners in PR & Marcomms.
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, from the long media tours for clients including Vauxhall Motors and B&Q, to being immersed in the press office function for a variety of consumer and corporate brands including adidas, Carlsberg, Pot Noodle and Walkers - as well as the absolute pleasure of spending 30% of my time supporting the Creative Director on a selection of unique initiatives.
All this whilst learning the importance of 'dotting the i's and crossing the t's' on campaign management. An unforgettable experience!
Job Title: Events Manager / Student Rep
Company: Amnesty International
Description: Part of a small team reintroducing the Amnesty international group to the Leeds area, organising a selection of awareness raising events. The role culminated in my negotiating and implementing a hugely successful partnership with C4 at the Leeds Virgin Festival where we secured the, on-camera, backing of high profile artists and signatures of support from thousands of young people.
Project co-ordinator, team leader, event manager