Jan 2014 – Dec 2015
After deciding not to take a gap year after University, In 2014 I decided to embark on a career break to set out on achieving some personal goals and ambitions, including
Heading the global Resident Evil 6 digital campaign, from winning a competitive pitch and deploying a social media campaign to securing social and digital marketing retainers. The campaign included some of my favourite projects, a few industry ‘firsts’ and received various award nominations that year including ‘Best Digital Campaign’ for the Drum Awards and being used as an industry case study by Facebook
Jez is hands down one of the brightest minds in social media and a though leader within the digital space. I have worked with Jez for over 4 years and he played a pivotal role in the award winning Capcom social media campaigns across Europe and the US.
Jez has the unique ability to think big and understand the importance of integrated execution across various platforms making him a fantastic digital marketing professional
Prev. Global Digital Marketing, Capcom
Devil May Cry
Need for Speed: On The Run
eOne (Looper – Film)
Oct 2012 – Dec 2013
Crush London was set up as a youth entertainment communications agency. I was invited to join the team from my previous role to head up the social media offering as well as key client accounts.
Aug 2009 – Sep 2012
Through my 3 year career at Lucid Group I grew to account manager, senior account manager and eventually head of department in then the largest independent music focused marketing agency in the UK. In 2012 the agency was integrated into RCA Records, where my role migrated to within Sony Music UK. In 2011 the company earned a #11 spot on Reputation Online’s top PR Agencies list.
Role highlight: Ideation and project management of the ‘Tweatre’ campaign we did for Massive Attack in my first year at the company in 2008, which was one of the first ever social media currency experiments conducted in digital music marketing, rewarding Twitter participation with exclusive access to new music videos. It received a Music Week Award nomination for ‘Best Digital Tool’ that year.
September 2008 – May 2009
I joined Nile-on after a 12 month internship programme while at University, and became a social media manager working with music artists and in conjunction with a PR department. My main responsibilities here was promoting our roster’s music to bloggers, content management on social media destinations and web design for social platforms.
I worked with small to international artists, including Robyn, N.A.S.A. (artist), Moby and Groove Armada.
Planned and designed digital strategy to both global and national campaigns across entertainment and lifestyle franchises, including cross platform executions and varying budgets
Project managed over 100 digital apps and deliveries, from micro apps to full responsive websites. Skilled in user experience, design, mobile and responsive adaptation, analytics and information architecture.
8 years’ experience working in social media, through community management, content producer, platform and strategy, consultant, account director and head of department
Over 5 years’ leadership experience managing teams of specialists within social media, as well as extensive work with contractors and third parties.
Music Industry Management - BCUC
AS – A
Basic Adobe Flash Qualified
WWCS HTML+CSS Certified
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Full Clean UK Driving License
Advanced in Excel, Word & Powerpoint
Advanced in Photoshop CC & Lightroom CC
I worked with Jez for two years at Lucid Online- he was my manager, and he is best manager I have ever had! Jez has a wealth of knowledge in terms of digital and he taught me a lot about creative problem solving and how to execute successful digital campaigns in music. More importantly, he was always available if there were any issues, and always around to give advice or guidance. I would recommend Jez for any future role as he is an asset to any team.
Jez is hands down one of the brightest minds in social media and a though leader within the digital space. I have worked with Jez for over 4 years and he played a pivotal role in the award winning Capcom social media campaigns across Europe and the US. Jez has the unique ability to think big and understand the importance of integrated execution across various platforms making him a fantastic digital marketing professional.
The few years working with Jez have been a highlight in the social media field. His knowledge of the various medias, his passion for the industry and his great insights made him the go-to contact for everything social media and community at Capcom, be it at a strategic, operational or reporting level. It would be a pleasure to work with him again should the opportunity arise.