Charles Olafare

Content Writer

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed

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    • Digital Media
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    Virgin Media

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    • W

      Win Technologies

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        OMD UK

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        Work history

        Currently

        Associate Creative

        BuzzFeed

        Dec 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • As an Associate Creative at BuzzFeed, it’s my job to write branded posts for a whole range of clients. This involves taking on board client briefs, drafting pitches for the the pre-sale process as well as presenting ideas to clients. A huge part of this job is keeping an eye on BuzzFeed’s editorial trends, understanding a client’s needs and finding that sweet spot between an online advert and something audience’s actually want to read.

        2016

        Content Writer

        OMD UK

        Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • At Resolution Media my role is to write and edit copy for our client Unilever's wide range of international brands including Axe (that's Lynx to you and me), Cornetto, Magnum, Comfort, Lipton Tea and loads more. Using analytical SEO and good old creative know-how, I craft engaging and shareable content that helps brands get more clicks and look good in Google. As well as writing the content itself, I spend a lot of time using analytics and SEO data to come up with creative and exciting content ideas for our brands. A big part of this role also involves working the PR and Strategy teams to with outreach and blogger engagement.

        2015

        Jul 2013 - Feb 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • At Win Technologies I wrote direct marketing copy for a portfolio of online gaming brands including Betway, Dream Bingo and The Hippodrome Online Casino. As part of a multilingual team of designers, developers and translators, this role came with a lot of responsibilities. On top of maintaining and developing online website copy, I wrote offline direct marketing material, SMS marketing, social copy, and project managed email marketing campaigns. I even helped write the phone scripts for the customer support team. Throughout this role I worked closely with team members, disciplines and talents to help our gaming brands become bigger, better and most of all, fun.

        2013

        Junior Copywriter

        Virgin Media

        Feb 2013 - May 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • If you’ve ever had trouble with your Virgin modem or router, then you might already be familiar with the work I did over at Virgin Media. More than just telling people how to switch their modems on and off, this role involved working with a team of Technical Authors, Customer Service Advisers and Branding boffins to help translate a catalogue smarty pants technical jargon into friendly and easy to understand content for an FAQ content hub. As a Copywriter reporting to a lead Technical Author, I wrote, edited and proofread new and existing content. It was my job to ensure Virgin Media's FAQ content was helpful, easy to understand and embodied the Virgin's one-of-a-kind branding and tone of voice.

        Education

        2012

        BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies

        University Of The Arts London

        Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
        • London, United Kingdom