Alex Cooper

Writer, Director and Comedian

Level
Senior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Side Hustles

About me

After being told at my first agency that I'm not 'creative', I'm proud to say I now write & direct branded content, and have done it for the likes of Facebook, Rude Health and Simba (The mattress company, not Mufasa's son) I'm also part of Mid-Brow, a sketch comedy duo, with the late Tom Blackwood. He’s not dead, he’s just notoriously bad at time-keeping. We performed at The Pleasance and won Best New Sketch Act. Once we were back, we started turning our sketches into comedy shorts. Our films got over 1,000,000 views and screened at BAFTA, the BFI and even on Al Jazeera. And that's enough about me.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Copywriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Acting
  • Presenting
  • Short Film Acting
  • Theatre Acting
  • TV Acting
  • Voiceover Artist
  • Creative
  • Word

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Trigger Buzz

    Trigger Buzz

    • Publishing
  • Creative Mentor Network

    Creative Mentor Network

    • Social Enterprise
  • M&C Saatchi

    M&C Saatchi

    • Advertising
  • Seed.

    Seed.

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

Currently

Head of Branded Content

Salon Pictures

Mar 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Salon are an award-winning production company who specialise in feature films & documentaries. Their latest film about Alexander McQueen is in cinemas on June 8th. I've been hired to set-up their branded content division.

Currently

Freelance Copywriter

Trigger Buzz

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • After writing several online explainer films for their clients Dax & The Foundry, Trigger also asked me to write theirs. I wrote their white paper, 'The Future of Content' which was released for their annual networking event.

Currently

Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was part of CMN's fantastic mentoring programme aiming to get more diversity in the media industry. I mentored a student from St. Bons in Forest Gate and still work with the school today, giving talks to sixth formers on how to break into the media & advertising world.

Currently

Creative Director

Mid-Brow

Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I'm part of comedy duo Mid-Brow. We won SketchFest's Best New Sketch Act & appeared twice at the Edinburgh Fringe. We've spent the past year focusing on comedy shorts, with our last film 'Bad News' appearing at the BFI & BAFTA, trending on Reddit as well as getting Vimeo Staff Pick. It also screened on Al Jazeera's news channel. We're currently in development on a sitcom and a short-form web series.

2017

Head of Branded Content

The Wagon

Jun 2014 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creative Director & Lead Writer. Won our flagship account Fitbit & oversaw all creative output, including consecutive campaigns for Comic Relief. Ran integrated campaigns for Innocent, Vita Coco & Laphroaig. Created the world's first social media sit-com for EA Games. https://vimeo.com/174203874

2014

Account Director

M&C Saatchi

Sep 2009 - May 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Part of M&C's graduate scheme. I worked on integrated campaigns for Natwest, Currys PC World, Peroni and Allied Bakeries. Part of the winning pitch team for Peroni, working on the first three residencies for 'The House of Peroni'.

Awards

2017

  • Our film 'Bad News' won 5* from the renowned advertising blog.

2014

Adweek's Ad of The Week

ADWEEK

  • For our Laphroaig 'Opinions Welcome' campaign. http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/ad-day-laphroaig-turns-mixed-opinions-its-scotch-amusing-christmas-carols-161986/