Work History

Work History
May 2012 - Present

Social Media Lead

AKQA, London / Tokyo

Social and content lead for Marks and Spencer, Nissan and Infiniti working on high-profile campaigns like Christmas and London Fashion Week, as well as running global social media programmes.

Responsibilities include strategy, content creation and copywriting, as well as setting tone of voice guidelines to dictate how, when and where the brands should be talking on all social channels.

Jan 2012 - Present

Copywriter

Freelance, London

Alongside my day job, I also take on freelance copywriting work for agencies, as well as working with brands directly. Most recently, I worked with the Moving Picture Company (MPC) on a rebranding exercise and an update to their website.

I pride myself on making the complex comprehensible and bringing even the dullest of products to life in innovative and interesting ways. I help brands find and own their niche online, bringing their stories to life in compelling and shareable digital content.

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

Project Manager (on secondment)

AKQA, Berlin

Project Manager on Volkswagen Dealer Contact Centre, a large platform build intended for global roll-out.

Feb 2011 - Sep 2011

Account Manager

AKQA, London

Client services lead on Volkswagen projects, responsible for social strategy and programme management, iOS apps and platform development.

Sep 2008 - Feb 2011

Account Manager

 Wunderman, London

Account Manager responsible for the delivery of integrated campaigns including email, online media and DM. Developed, managed and wrote copy for ford.co.uk and fordeconetic.co.ukManaged bespoke social platforms for the new Fiesta and Focus launches.

Education

Education
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Creative Copywriting

University of the Arts London
2010 - 2011

IDM Diploma in Direct and Interactive Marketing (Dip IDM)

Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
2005 - 2006

Erasmus year spent in Germany

Tübingen Universität

Translation, Literature, French and Norwegian

2003 - 2007

MA (Hons) English Literature and German - 2:1

Edinburgh University