Mentor

Brendan McKnight

Head of Content & Community | The Dots

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects credited in

About me

Brendan McKnight is Head of Content and Community at The Dots, a professional network for people that don't wear suits to work – 'dubbed “The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes. Before joining The Dots, Brendan spent four years as the Brand + Marketing Manager for frankie press, a multi-award-winning media/publishing company with a global audience, at the forefront of the Australian media landscape. At frankie press, he looked after all brand and marketing for frankie magazine (Australia’s number one women’s fashion + lifestyle magazine), men’s magazine Smith Journal, an awards program (the frankie Good Stuff awards), online store, merchandise and brand extensions. With a strong focus on digital, he also worked across all of frankie press’ digital platforms, strategising and rolling out campaigns throughout the brands’ websites, apps, e-commerce and social media platforms. Previously, he was the Managing Editor of Australian design magazine desktop, and was responsible for the vision behind and managing of its successful relaunch, which was heralded by the Australian design industry for its fresh look and new editorial approach. He then moved to the digital editor role at Dumbo Feather magazine, strategising and implementing its digital offering – taking the Dumbo message and brand to a global audience.  Brendan has a keen passion for fascinating design and extraordinary people. When not writing about himself in the third person, he likes to think he's a creative thinker and doer with a strategic mind and keen eye for detail. Judging: – D&AD New Blood – Creative Circle Awards – UAL Creative Enterprise Awards – AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) Awards Volunteer: – Mentor, Creative Mentor Network – Listening volunteer, Switchboard LGBT+ helpline – Trustee, Friends of Arnold Circus Talks: – UAL: Central Saint Martins & London College of Communication – Cambridge University – School of Communication Arts – Ravensbourne – A New Direction / Create Jobs

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing PR
  • Partnerships
  • Brand Management
  • Event Organisation
  • Content
  • Project Management

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Pentagram

    Pentagram

    • Design
  • TATE

    TATE

    • Arts and Culture
  • Ravensbourne University London

    Ravensbourne University London

    • Design
  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design

Work history

Currently

Sep 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Head of Content & Community

The Dots

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The Dots (www.the-dots.com), a professional network for people that don't wear suits to work – dubbed ‘The next LinkedIn?' by Forbes.

2017

Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time

2013

Online Editor

Dumbo Feather

Apr 2012 - Oct 2013
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time

2012

Dec 2009 - Apr 2012
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Full Time

Education

2005

Bachelor of Arts (Media Art)

RMIT university

Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
  • Melbourne, Australia