Astrid Simpson

Marketing Professional

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About me

Freelance marketing specialist with client and agency experience within drink, FMCG and technical sectors. Skilled in integrated business planning, with a specific focus on key influencer programmes, trade activations, PR and digital strategies. Key strengths include strategic thinking, the ability to use consumer insight to create brand propositions and being able to e ectively manage multiple on-going projects.


  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Communications

Work history


Freelance Marketing Professional

Astrid Inc Ltd

Jan 2016
  • Freelance marketing specialist with client and agency experience within drink, FMCG and technical sectors. Current and previous clients include Half Hitch Gin & Protein.


Client Services Director


Apr 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Developed key relationships with clients including Microsoft, AB Inbev, Cannes Lions and Mo:vel shoes amounting to approx £1.3m of revenue . Providing counsel to the clients and overseeing day to day activities on accounts, I ensured programs delivered against and above client expectations.


Marketing Consultant

Ragged Edge

Jul 2014 - May 2015
  • A strategic agency role working on new business proposals and supporting existing clients including Grey Goose vodka and All Bar One.


Grey Goose & Cazadores Brand Manager

Bacardi Martini Ltd

May 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Responsible for the strategic and commercial growth of Grey Goose vodka and Cazadores tequila. The role included brand and business planning with total accountability of the on trade performance alongside consumer experiential, digital and PR campaigns.


Assistant Brand Manager

Twinning North America

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
  • A New York based role, responsible for the management of the Twinings Tea franchise (annual revenue of $50m), including new product development, market research and promotional strategies.



Advertising Marketing Communications

Bournemouth University

Aug 2005 - Aug 2008
  • Advertising & Marketing