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Ed Prichard

Freelance strategic brand writer, copywriter and CDLondon, United Kingdom
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Ed Prichard

Freelance strategic brand writer, copywriter and CDLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ed started out as a copywriter at Yellowhammer, before moving on to build broad experience and deep expertise as a strategic brand writer, copywriter, creative director and head of verbal identity at various independent and international agencies. In 2007, Ed set up his own consultancy, working closely with clients and agencies. His approach is best summed up by Iris Murdoch's view: “Without words, how can one think?”. He's created brands, campaigns and copy for clients in most sectors and pretty much every medium. Over the last few years, he's become a specialist in luxury automotive brands but has also turned his pen to many other projects. These include everything from brand development for a leading kitchenware brand to creating a fintech app, and branding for a luxury jet charter company to positioning the first Yorkshire whisky. Along the way, he’s also worked with a Czech beer and Luxembourg-based financial services for UHNWIs. As well as established brands, Ed has also worked extensively with start-ups to build their brand positioning, tone of voice and communications strategies. His work has won a shelfful of awards and nominations from the Campaign, Cannes Lions Direct, Caples, D&AD, DMA UK, Epica, The Marketing Society and the Smart Awards. He’s been a judge at D&AD, Campaign awards, the DMA and ISP.
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Projects credited in
  • Ada | National College for Digital SkillsAimed at 16–18 year-olds, Ada – The National College for Digital Skills – is a brand new further education establishment opening in September 2016. We were tasked with creating a brand to attract school leavers who were keen coders or those who could be (and their parents). To get them to brave trying a new college, the identity had to balance excitement for the future and build recognition and trust; the adaptive system we developed could flex to do just that, with the students changing it as they go. — Created at Calling Brands
Work history
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    Copywriter, Brand Writer & CDEdward Prichard
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    My own consultancy, working with clients and agencies. My work falls into three main areas: Brand Writing and Copywriting – everything I do is focused on words. I've written for start-ups and multinational brands and everything in between. I'm a digital native who understands how to communicate in any medium - from brief to concept and execution. Tone of Voice and Verbal Identity – creating and fixing tone of voice and building verbal identities for brands is fundamental to my practice. I worked as Head of Verbal Identity at a brand consultancy for four years and I'm skilled at finding and executing the perfect tone for a brand. Brand Strategy – I create joined-up thinking for brands. I've helped many companies clarify and then communicate their brand strategy and purpose in guidelines or campaigns, as well as steering their brand and verbal identity.
    Head of Verbal IdentityCalling Brands
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Responsible for developing verbal identities, tone of voice and guidelines for brands. Involved in strategy work as well as creative. Also delivered workshops for clients and their agencies to embed new guidelines.
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Skills
  • Copywriting
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Communications
  • Brand Concept
  • Brand Consistency
  • Verbal Identity
  • Integrated Communications
  • Brand Books
  • Brand Building
  • Advertising
Education
    N/AFaber and Faber
     - London, United Kingdom
    Writing a first novel course.
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    Copywriting DiplomaWatford Art College
     - Watford, United Kingdom
    Vocational course, at the time the only copywriting course in the UK.
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Awards
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    30+ awards and nominationsAwards
    Over 30 awards and numerous nominations from the Campaign, Cannes Lions Direct, D&AD, DMA UK, Epica, John Caples, Marketing Society and the Smart Awards. Ed has also been a judge at D&AD, Campaign awards, the DMA (10 years) and ISP.