Chief Strategy Officer
Deep Focus London
Working with the CEO to lead 100-strong digital creative agency with a mission to build brands through leveraging digitally-enabled cultures and behaviours. Grew the agency more than 300% over the course of 5 years, twice short-listed as Campaign's 'Digital Innovation Agency of the Year'.
- Agency leadership: Developed the agency positioning, strategy and product offering, underpinned by re-engineered processes and policies that delivered better commercial outcomes for the business.
- Award-winning work: Delivered numerous campaigns that have earned honours from Kinsale Sharks, Cannes, D&AD, Campaign and DADI for clients including bSkyb, Check12, Nestle Dolce Gusto and Microsoft XBox.
- Team leadership: Built a team of 14 strategists including social, digital, brand and data planners, responsible for ensuring great strategic work across the agency's portfolio of clients and driving thought leadership within the agency.
- New business: Led and won a number of high profile agency pitches, such as Nestle-Purina and Bupa, for assignments across disciplines including social and content, digital business transformation and integrated campaigns.
- Client development: Worked as a strategic partner to high-profile agency clients to develop business cases for increased investment in the digital space, and operational plans to enable internal digital transformation, ultimately driving increased agency revenue.
Recent projects & campaigns:
- Developed a long term business approach to content marketing for Nestle-Purina involving establishing a client-side social media management team, central content management system & KPI assessment scorecard.
- Pitched, won and developed an integrated campaign to address declining numbers of people testing their smoke alarms. Recognised that, based on behavioural psychology principles, fear tactics had become ineffective, and instead focused on developing a positive relationship between people and their smoke alarms.
- Created a blogger network for UK fashion retailer Next, a digital platform where online influencers are able to access the newest season clothes in advance and get exclusive invites to fashion launches in exchange for online coverage for the brand.