Des Bateman

Communications Strategist

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects credited in

  • Creative Director
    Communications Strategist
    Digital business leader

About me

I am a confident leader with global experience, having lived and worked in EMEA, APAC and LATAM. My roles have focused on clients and strategy, but as I have become more senior my roles have included innovation, client development and new business. I have gone from creating and working on memorable media campaigns to building successful teams of strategists and client leads, working on new business and being at the forefront of digital change.

Skills

  • Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Client Relationships
  • Facilitating Workshops
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Creativity
  • Pitching
  • Ideation
  • Client Presentation

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Mindshare Worldwide

    Mindshare Worldwide

    • Publishing
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    Isobar

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      iProspect

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        Mindshare

        Work history

        Currently

        Global Head of Client Development

        iProspect

        May 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Advising, developing and mentoring global clients and teams New Business Pitches Rolling out a single unified Global Client Framework

        2017

        GLOBAL HEAD OF NEW BUSINESS

        Mindshare Worldwide

        Sep 2015 - Nov 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • To lead and manage pitches across EMEA / LATAM / NAM / APAC

        2018

        Global Strategy Partner

        Mindshare Worldwide

        Jun 2015 - May 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Strategic Lead for Unilever, Globally Rolled out Planning for Agility across EMEA / APAC Member of the Global Creative Council

        2015

        MANAGING PARTNER, REGIONAL COMMS LATAM

        Mindshare

        Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
        • Miami, United States
        • Full Time
        • Strategic Lead for LATAM Developed plans for Diageo, GSK, Kimberly Clark Developed Partnership Studio, connecting WPP, Media Owners and Creative Agencies

        2013

        HEAD OF PLANNING & SOCIAL

        Isobar

        Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
        • Hong Kong
        • Full Time
        • Led Strategic Planning for the agency and all clients, including Estee Lauder, Audi, City of Dreams & Hennessy Launched Isobar Social Hong Kong, winning 4 starter clients

        Education

        Currently

        Bachelor of Arts (BA)

        Strathclyde University

        Sep 1997
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • 2:1 History

        Awards

        2011

        APAC Planner of the Year (silver)

        Campaign Magazine