Ben Kinkaid

Ben Kinkaid

Marketing Executive and Creative CopywriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Ben Kinkaid

Ben Kinkaid

Marketing Executive and Creative CopywriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ben Kinkaid is a Creative - two parts writer, one part designer and one part something else entirely. He graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, and has produced content for Aquent, GQ UK, North Devon Journal, and LoveitBookit.com.
Projects
  • We Stand Together (Concept)
    We Stand Together (Concept)According to the International Energy Agency (2014), transportation is responsible for over 20% of CO2 emissions worldwide. In Europe, cars are responsible for close to 21% of CO2 emissions (European Commission, 2016). What if car manufacturers took responsibility?
  • American Spaces
    American SpacesWhilst studying English and Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, I was assigned a project to explore hyper-masculinity with regards to our favourite fictional psychopaths. Presented here are the highlights of the 26-page GQ satirisation, including adverts.
  • Tomorrow’s Leaders - The Times and The Sunday Times
    Tomorrow’s Leaders - The Times and The Sunday TimesSubmitted for the D&AD New Bloods 2019 competition, following guidelines of a brief for The Times and The Sunday Times - to connect with an audience of 35-49 year olds.
  • Jaguar E-Pace: Life Finds A Way (Concept)
    Jaguar E-Pace: Life Finds A Way (Concept)Invariably every trip, long or short, has its challenges. It might just be a hiccup - 10 minutes traffic on the way to work, or it might be something that makes a bit more of an impact - like missing the last ferry back from mainland Europe. With the new Jaguar E-Pace, you’re ready for life to take you on an adventure. The E-Pace is big enough to tackle any challenge; dynamic enough to take on any obstacle, agile enough to make your adventure effortless. No matter what the journey throws your w
  • Pet Set Sail - April Fools Campaign
    Pet Set Sail - April Fools CampaignWhilst at LoveitBookit.com, I got to put together their first April Fool’s campaign. On April 3rd 2018, the social media campaign teased the Pet Set Sail cruise initiative where customers dogs could join them on their holidays at sea!
  • Content at British GQ
    Content at British GQA collection of written work published during my time at British GQ, including an interview with Louis Slater - published in British GQ’s Jan/Feb 2018 edition
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Projects credited in
  • #AquentBriefs
    #AquentBriefsCALLING ALL ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CREATIVES! We're launching #AquentBriefs to help you build your portfolios, keep your minds sharp, and showcase global talent. All you need to do to get involved is follow us on Instagram, post work that fits our brief using #AquentBriefs and then keep an eye out for your work in our talent showcase!
Work history
    Aquent UK logo
    Aquent UK logo
    Marketing ExecutiveAquent UK
    Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UKFull Time
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    SEO SpecialistLoveitBookit.com
     - Manchester, United KingdomFull Time
    In my role as SEO Specialist at LoveitBookit, I worked to boost the company's front across various search engines and platforms. This involved tailoring specific pages for select keywords, optimising the website for the best user experience, making the mobile and tablet experience more user-friendly, building backlinks and more.
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Skills
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Advertisement
  • Web Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Creative Strategy
Education
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    BA (Hons) English and Creative WritingManchester Metropolitan University
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Highlights of my studies included writing an interactive Twine fiction, a critical essay about Frederic Jameson's ideas on utopia, various scripts and short stories, designing a satirisation of men's lifestyle magazine GQ, and completing a 9,000-word dystopian fiction.
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    A LevelsPetroc Community College
     - Barnstaple, United Kingdom
    A Levels in Art History and English Literature Subsidiary Diploma in Journalism AS Levels in Art & Design, Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Physics Head of Music/DJ for Fresh FM radio Editor/Creative Director for The Petropolitan magazine