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About me

I'm a British expatriate who built up a reputation within digital marketing across the Middle East & Africa and now lives in Perth, Australia as a permanent resident. I am an analytically driven digital marketer with almost 2 decades of experience, who prides himself on ensuring quantifiable results utilizing all aspects of the digital landscape and driving digital change across organizations of all sizes.

I have worked in both agency and corporate side, on B2B and B2C projects and industries. I thrive being part of a diverse, creative, driven team who push the boundaries of creativity and technology when it comes to marketing, growth and sales enablement.

Work accomplishments

Jan 2021Aug 2021

Digital Marketing Manager

The Quote Company

Marketing lead at one of Australia's oldest lead generation companies and transforming their digital marketing technology roadmap.

Responsibilities: 

  • Management of 7 figure digital ad budget.
  • Identifying and leveraging new lead generation avenues nationwide.
  • Creating and rolling out the Digital Marketing Transformation roadmap.
  • Building out a dedicated industry-leading marketing team.
  • Customer Experience mapping and enhancements. 
Aug 2013Present

Digital Marketing Specialist

Consultant

Digital, social and marketing consultant offering a unique approach to how a brand/business is visible online and how to maximize the tools available.

Accomplishments Include:

  • Creation of multi-site retail digital review, strategy and road mapping to implement marketing automation and market efficiencies.  
  • Executed digital marketing workshops and training for a total of 50+ marketers across 3 industries.
  • Development of digital marketing strategies in hospitality, media, events, property and retail.
  • Integrated digital marketing launch for hotels in 3 countries.
  • Integrated digital campaigns to drive customer growth, subscriptions and sales across the Middle East, Africa & Asia.
  • Creating customized analytics templates for customer reporting.
  • Contributor to MEA publications for social media and digital marketing.
  • Strategic support and partnership with non-digital PR and Marketing agencies.
  • Integrated marketing support for local charities, including strategies, database management and social media management.
Feb 2020Dec 2021

Digital Marketing Manager - Contract

Wesfarmers Kleenheat

Managing the digital advertising and marketing for Wesfarmers Kleenheat across Western Australia and Northern Territory on a 12-month contract.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Digital Advertising - Developing a customer-centric strategy focussing on location & messaging that drove a 2X ROAS.
  • Marketing Technology - Working with stakeholders across 3 business units/portfolios to provide a 3-5 year MarTech opportunity roadmap in parallel to an interim project plan feasible with current legacy systems and time restraints.
  • Strategy - Integrating a technology focussed approach to the marketing strategy allowing better flexibility, visibility and a reduction in the rollout to market. 
  • Cost-savings - Identifying and implementing supplier and process changes resulting in a saving of 4X.
  • Collaboration & Efficiency - Implementing digital tools, automation and accountability workflows to reduce execution time and increase productivity across 4 portfolios and 4 agencies.
  • Data-driven - Building an integrated marketing analytics dashboard utilizing API data from 3rd party and custom-build data sources to provide an automated real-time view of activity.
  • Innovation - Identifying and implementing tests on new advertising and marketing tools, offerings per platform and tools to diversify brand visibility whilst maximizing digital advertising algorithms for better placement & engagement

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic management and execution of 7 figure digital advertising budget.
  • Manage analytical dashboards and reporting to provide insights into the effectiveness of campaigns.
  • Combining technical and creative opportunities to expand the brand and customer engagement throughout always on and one-off campaigns.
  • Project management of multi-portfolio projects and campaigns.
  • Campaign analysis and post-campaign reporting. Working with external agencies to ensure a single vision marketing approach to digital activities.
Apr 2014Dec 2019

Digital Marketing Manager MEA

Emerson

Leading the digital marketing strategy and implementation for Emerson Automation Solutions across more than 60+ countries across the Middle East and Africa.

Accomplishments Include:

  • Online Presence - Launching a localized website & increasing page views per visit 1.5X.
  • Marketing Automation - Increasing email open rate 2X & click-thru 3X.
  • Social Media - developing & launching AI industry chatbot & increasing social reach 2X.
  • Lead Generation - Developing qualitative process resulting in 2X lead growth.
  • SEO - CTR 2X & CVR 0.8X compared to the industry average.

Responsibilities: 

  • Strategy & management of 6 figure annual digital advertising budget across MEA & strategic content development across 9+ industries.
  • Creating & launching an industry-first AI marketing chatbot across 60+ countries & planning and execution of a multiple brand communication strategy & Developing actionable digital marketing/business intelligence dashboards.
  • Marketing Automation strategy, management & alignment across 60+ countries & streamlining a 360 lead management and lead scoring model across MEA.
  • Implementation of live social media engagement at internal and external events & the rollout of a GDPR compliant marketing communication strategy for tens of 000’s MEA customers.
Sep 2012Mar 2014

Digital Marketing Consultant

Edition Hospitality

Accomplishments Include:

  • Monthly integrated marketing reports for $million hospitality companies.
  • Social media & digital marketing strategy development.
  • Increasing customer growth by 30% through digital marketing initiatives for hospitality clients.
  • Conducted multiple social media training sessions for media, hospitality and public relation businesses.
  • Management of 6 figure web development project for a hospitality chain in the Maldives.
  • Integrated digital campaign launch for award-winning Start-up SaaS company.
Mar 2005Jul 2012

Co-Founder

Web Planner Group of Companies

Web Planner, Western Voice Sales Solutions & digitALL

Accomplishments Include:

  • Setting up and managing an integrated digital agency covering 10 countries.
  • Building a customer base of over 100+ clients.
  • First to market for mobile marketing, social media and email marketing initiatives for client base.
  • Launching the region’s first SaaS social media applications for lead generation and customer engagement.
  • Development of social media guidelines for multiple hotel chains with over 50+ regional properties.
  • Creation and deployment of over 30+  integrated digital marketing campaigns for companies across 10+ industries including multinational and blue-chip clients.
  • Development & optimization of digital assets including websites, social media accounts and database management for clients in 10+ counties.
  • Developed mobile marketing partnership with regional newspaper, generating 1000’s of revenue-generating SMS messages.
  • Building and managing a team of over 20+ designers, developers and sales.