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Mike O’Brien, FIDM, Educator of the Year 2014

  • Unique experience as a critical thinker in brand, direct and digital strategy development
  • A keynote lecturer on digital marketing for the IDM, eConsultancy and Utalk Marketing
  • Comprehensive experience in business change management facilitation
  • A history of converting new business into sustainable business relationships
  • A record of managing and inspiring award-winning teams in creative agencies
  • International experience in digital business and marketing strategy review and development

Key Skills

  • I specialise in finding the key business issues in complex international business, marketing and product development situations and delivering fast turnaround solutions
  • I present inspirational strategies that motivate entire organisations to strive for achievement
  • I develop detailed tactical plans that align campaign objectives with customer segments, via the relevant channels and with motivating propositions and messages that prompt response
  • I have a proven track record of raising awareness for even the most obscure products and services, converting interest into sales and building sustainable customer engagement programs.

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Jane Cave, FIDM, Educator of the Year 2013

  • Extensive commercial and not-for-profit experience on both agency and client-side
  • Keynote lecturer on marketing for the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and The Institute of Fundraising (IoF)
  • A record of planning and establishing direct and digital marketing and fundraising strategies
  • A history of developing relationship marketing programs for major brands
  • Board-level experience in business strategy review and development
  • Far-reaching consultancy, interim contract and comms training experience

Key Skills

  • I am meticulous in evaluating market research, highlighting marketing opportunities and defining accountable objectives
  • I enjoy taking responsibility for the development of strategic marketing responses to difficult issues in complex and competitive market sector
  • I am experienced in assessing customer profiles and matching segments to channel and messaging plans that align with campaign objectives
  • I have a successful track record of marketing and database project management and team building