Hamish Vallabh

Strategist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I’m a strategist who’s deeply passionate about leveraging the power of brands and technology to not only inspire people, but help them make sense of today’s complex world. I’m also a huge believer in the power of empathy to solve problems. Not simply absorbing what people say (or don’t say), but feeling it. Their needs, values, fears and loves. It is by thinking with both my head and my heart that I hope to inspire real change, innovation and cultural movement, whilst helping to create more meaningful relationships between people and brands.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Mobile
  • Creative Agency
  • Presenting
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
  • Powerpoint
  • UX Design
  • UI Design

Work history

Currently

May 2015
  • Jumped on a plane to sunny London to work with the clever folks at The App Business, where instead of creating ads, I'm now helping design apps. The App Business designs and engineers business-transforming mobile software for the world’s biggest organisations. As a Strategist my role is to work throughout the strategic and creative process: from identifying how mobile can make the biggest impact to our client's business, to defining, testing and iterating powerful software product ideas, and optimising success by using principals from behavioural science.

2015

Apr 2012 - Feb 2015
  • Creative strategy and brand planning for Apple. Collaborating with internal and global teams on highly sensitive, fast-paced projects from ideation to launch across Phone, iPad, Mac, Watch and Brand.

2012

Brand Planner & Researcher

The Lab Strategy

Nov 2010 - May 2012
  • The Lab is a strategy and research agency that makes sense of the relationships that exist between people, brands, and the culture they share. I was involved in everything from exploratory qualitative studies and segmentations, to repositioning and new product innovation across a range of Australia’s biggest brands. Clients: 7 Eleven, Holden, RACV, Stanley Black & Decker, Goulburn Valley, Hard Yakka, Betfair, Fonterra, Patties Pies and Leggo's.

2010

Marketing Coordinator

BMW Australia

Dec 2009 - Nov 2010
  • Events marketing role involving the planning, promotion and coordination of the BMW Driver Training programme, a national marketing function that offered customers the opportunity to truly experience a BMW in a controlled track environment. Also coordinated MINI Challenge, a professional race series held at circuits nation-wide.

2008

Product Marketing Assistant

Mercedes-benz Australia Pacific

Dec 2006 - Feb 2008
  • I assisted the Product Marketing department with market planning initiatives and coordinated nation-wide product training events for Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands.

Education

2009

Marketing Management Double Degree

Monash University

Jan 2005 - Nov 2009