About Me

I'm focused on delivering successful digital engagement with campaigns and content, and using technology to facilitate business development. I've worked within large, complex, and regulated multi-national organisations at both Group and country levels.

Experience

Standard Chartered Bank

Director, Group External Communications May 2016 - Present

  • Managing social media channels and paid activation of marketing campaigns and content across multiple markets. Re-development of the Group's website including the implementation of marketing automation and ongoing expansion with new content and campaigns.

Santander

Senior Communications Manager Jan 2014 – May 2016

  • Heading up websites for Santander Corporate and Commercial and Cater Allen Private Bank, including all technical development, conversion optimisation, UX, content & SEO. Launched business development digital transformation projects to introduce optimised sales opportunities. Ran display and PPC campaigns to drive new business.

DFDS

Marketing Campaign Manager, Emerging Markets April 2013 – Dec 2013

  • Leading multi-channel (TTL), marketing and PR campaigns directly to consumers in the UK and emerging markets.

DFDS

Web Manager July 2012 – March 2013

  • Responsbile for 19 international e-commerce websites, including optimisation and marketing campaign distribution.

Kent County Council

Projects Officer March 2009 – July 2012

  • Ownership and management of social media and web channels. Producing content and managing strategic marketing partnerships.

Education

University for the Creative Arts

BA (Hons) Design, Branding and Marketing 2008

First class

Canterbury College

BTEC National Diploma, Graphic design 2004

Triple distinction

Testimonials

  • James is a knowledgeable and commercially focused digital marketer and his work approach is pragmatic and yet creative in delivering business objectives. I’ve worked with James on a wide range of digital projects; he is supportive and fantastic to work with.

    Nazia Ashraf, RL360
  • I have worked with James for some time now and can truly say he is passionate and driven in what he does. He knows how digital works and tries to find a way to make "all the cogs" work together holistically.

    Ashif Charania, iProspect
  • James is a highly experienced professional with great work ethos. I could always rely on James' expertise and consulted him on many occasions particularly on digital marketing and websites. James is incredibly helpful with great knowledge of his area.

    Emilia Jozefowicz, Santander

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