I’ve worked in the entertainment and digital marketing industries for over twenty years and social media for the last seven.
I’ve developed & delivered traditional and digital campaigns & strategy for major global brands including Island Records, Universal Music, Warner Bros, Airmiles, Nivea and Allianz, along with household UK high street businesses like the Nationwide Building Society and WHSmith.
After 12 years in the traditional music industry as a label manager and senior marketer, I joined internet music & research start-up Peoplesound – right at the start of digital. There I helped establish one of the UK’s first online PR operations before moving to multi-award-winning agency Hyperlaunch. After honing my digital PR experience, I established another ‘first’ by developing a dedicated social media marketing team at the Bristol based company in 2005.
Since then I’ve held management and senior planning roles at agencies including Hyperlaunch DMG, 20:20 and latterly Swindon based direct agency EquiMedia. Whilst there I established a social media and brand engagement division, 6th Sense.
I have hands on experience of developing workable strategies in highly regulated environments such as financial services, where compliance is critical and I always aim to work to industry best practice.
“Simon is one of the people who you can trust and value as a client who is embarking on a new and quite intimidating area of marketing communications. I can’t recommend him highly enough to anyone who is experienced in Social Media and is looking to evolve their overall strategy, reporting and vision.” Phil Taylor – Visit Britain
“I learnt an enormous amount from Simon and very much enjoyed working with him. His ethical approach and managerial skills are amazing.” – Jo Baker – Agency @ Google
“Simon is an old hand at Social Media – his experience goes back farther than any person I’ve come across. He really knows how to engage with people in social media and has a very enquiring mind. He has great attention detail and is very professional in his work” – Alex Woodward – Cultivate Marketing
“Simon always sees straight through to the core of the issues faced by our clients and come up with innovative, original and above all effective solutions.” Lucy Allen – The Levels Agency