2012-present Digital Account Director, McCann Manchester
I joined McCann Manchester in October 2012 to work as a speciailist Digital Account Director on their Aldi account.
McCann Manchester is the largest integrated agency outside of London and is based in a campus location in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The agency is multiple award winning and last year won a Gold IPA Effectiveness award for their Like Brands work for Aldi.
2002-2012 Client Services Director, kilo75
Responsible for all new business development and client management, I specialized in strategic digital marketing and over the past 11 years I have developed close working relationships with all of kilo75’s clients many of whom I work with on an ongoing retained basis. At kilo75 I have been fortunate to be able to work with a wide range of sizes from the NHS and Leeds City Council through to start ups and small retailers. I have delivered websites for clients, including complex technical app solutions, ecommerce websites, systems integration work, open source CMS’s, email marketing campaigns, search marketing, social media strategy and ongoing social media support.
In addition to managing and delivering digital projects on a daily I am also responsible for financial management of the business and jointly responsible for the strategic direction of kilo75.
2001-2002 Senior Account Manager, Technophobia
My portfolio of clients included Vernons, Emergent Crown, Redmans Jones & Partners, The National Centre for Business and Sustainability and The Royal Society of Chemistry. At Technophobia I managed clients on a day to day basis as well as digital project management and ongoing development of these accounts.
In addition to my day to day responsibilities l worked with the account and new business development team to identify new business opportunities, develop strategy, write proposals and pitching. I was also responsible for mentoring junior members of the account team.
1998-2001 Account Manager, Perception Digital Media
My portfolio while at Perception included Cisco Systems, Unilever UK, Oracle, Apple Europe and Mattel. I managed and delivered projects large and small projects for all these clients over the two years I was at Perception. At Perception I was fortunate to be able to work on some large scale projects which pushed the boundaries of Internet technology.
Outside of work I am an active member of the Leeds digital scene. I’m one of three of Leeds Girl Geek Dinners (http://lsx.co/girlgeeks) which has been running for 3 years. I also run a monthly social media advice session in Leeds (Social Media Surgery) which recently won the Prime Ministers Big Society award (http://www.socialmediasurgery.com) . Leeds Social Media Surgeries has been running for 2 years and has helped over 300 organisations in that time.
Away from work and the Internet I am a keen cyclist and regularly take part in long distance charity bike rides. I’m also an avid reader - usually with several books on the go all at once.
I also have an interest in the Internet of Things and am currently learning to build and code using Arduino.