Jamie Coomber

Jamie Coomber

Fractional CMO / Marketing Director / Brand Director / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jamie Coomber

Jamie Coomber

Fractional CMO / Marketing Director / Brand Director / Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Over the last 25 years, I have established a reputation for innovative marketing and brand leadership, delivering highly creative experiences and communications for some of the world’s most recognisable brands. In the last 15 years, I have been in Global Marketing, Brand and Creative Director roles across the fashion and lifestyle brands Converse, Sonos and Monsoon. I have joined these brands at the time they had identified a need to reposition and grow the brand, and I have been part the team that has taken them through to commercial success, resulting in sustained growth exceeding expectations. During my 6 year tenure at Converse, we saw sales increase by $1B taking the No 1 market share in our category. I was then part of the team to turn Sonos into a household name and take it to IPO, beating our own projections and delivering over $1B in revenue for the first time. Most recently during my time at Monsoon, I devised and rolled out out a new global brand strategy across the company seeing revenues rise by 42% in it’s first year of implementation (see Projects for more). I have lead all areas of brand communications including ATL and BTL media, brand strategy, creative, PR, digital, social, experiential, partnerships, influencers, retail and VM, eCommerce, digital content, and other experiments I have played with over the years (check out the Converse wearable technology within Projects). I have lived and worked in both the UK and the US, and have a proven management track record in directly managing and scaling global teams across APAC, EMEA , LATAM and North America. This experience allows me to bring an instinctively international and culturally nuanced perspective to every opportunity. I have won numerous awards during my career (23 at the last count) and I am a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), an organisation that helps to drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. As part of my role here, I have been a Judge for The Webby Awards for the last 15 years, which awards excellence in interactive creativity. I was also awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) for recognition of services to the UK Digital Industry.
Projects
  • Sonos pop-up store
    Sonos pop-up storeSonos opened its first store in Europe last year; a retail exhibition, screening and listening space featuring two acoustically-tuned houses designed to emulate a real multi-room home listening space. Celebrating music culture, past and present, we hosted a series of listening events to announce and celebrate the store opening whilst driving notable PR moments. The opening week saw us host a series of events for family, friends, new neighbours, collaborators and fans of Sonos. To mark the rel
  • Sonos You're Better Than This
    Sonos You're Better Than ThisWe launched a campaign to wake people up to their listening absurdities to see Sonos as the smart speaker choice. I led a multimillion dollar cross media campaign utilizing a variety of mediums including: TV and cinema for mass scale in targeted environments PR to drive mass reach in consumer titles OOH to drive reach and ensuring an always on presence during the campaign Digital driving reach during key cultural spaces Experiential to drive talkability and brand favourability Print targeting co
  • Converse Chuck Hack
    Converse Chuck HackConverse trainers are literally a blank canvas just waiting for experiments so I wanted to see what ideas some of the best creative brains would produce. I put a brief into the Creative Social asking them to ‘hack’ a blank Chuck Taylor Hi-Top. Some of the ideas we received were fanstatic in particular the All Wah – a Chuck Taylor with a Wah Wah pedal inserted within the sole. This experiment resulted in us producing the All Wah shoe as a limited edition run, which we seeded to top guitarists. Yo
  • Converse Represent
    Converse RepresentThe Olympics 2012 saw over 2m people swarm to the City for the games. The Olympics are heavily regulated so anyone who is not an official sponsor are limited to what and where they can advertise during the period. That said, as we could not legally advertising within East London, we created an experience to bring people to the 100 Club in the centre of town to Represent their musical tastes. Over the 2 week period we hosted 10 live shows featuring 45 artists such as Blur, Nas, Toots & The Maytal
  • Sonos x Dazed Open House
    Sonos x Dazed Open HouseI wanted to create always-on platform with scale to remind our consumer of the benefits of Sonos outside of key campaign times. I chose Dazed as our media partner as our audiences align whilst providing optimum reach. I wanted to bring to life the importance of listening out loud in the home and the effect this has on creativity and relationships. In order to tell this message in an interesting way, I wanted to partner with iconic British artists to share their experience of the music they have
  • Sonos Rescored
    Sonos RescoredTo launch our new product Playbase, I set out to see how far we could push the power of sound in home theater. I wanted to get the final sound the consumer hears as close to what you would hear in the recording studio. I put together the best ‘ingredients’ to create the best possible sound; Oscar winning composer Stephen Price (Gravity), Grammy Award-winning producer (Giles Martin), Studio One at Abbey Road and 58 of the best handpicked musicians in the country. I wanted to give this power to an
Projects credited in
  • Sonos:ReScored
    Sonos:ReScoredAmplify + Sonos celebrate the launch of PLAYBASE with a unique competition for independent filmmakers Challenge Amplify were challenged to help launch PLAYBASE, positioning Sonos as the leader in the growing home cinema category. Insight With 98% of all video content now being viewed at home, the quality and convenience is fast becoming just as important as music, with the audience wanting to listen to film better. Strategy Amplify were on a mission was to make Sonos as famous for enhancing the
  • Chuck Hack All Wah - 2016
    Chuck Hack All Wah - 2016"Converse put a wah pedal in a pair of Chuck Taylors Because why not" https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/6/22/12007240/converse-put-a-wah-pedal-in-a-pair-of-chuck-taylors The “Chuck Taylor All Wah” sneaker features a built-in wah pedal. After a Critical Mass-designed prototype of the shoe was created in 2013 as part of a Google-Converse-Creative Social innitiative, the finished product, designed and developed by Cute Circuit, is here. It works using micro-sensor technology that tracks
  • CONVERSE REPRESENT
    CONVERSE REPRESENTAward winning music campaign for Converse which took place over the London Olympics and featured artists including Blur, Paul Weller, Nas and many other artists playing exclusive free shows at the 100 Club, Oxford Street. The campaign was fully integrated and had a full digital and PR strategy behind it.
  • Converse G+ Chuck Hacker
    Converse G+ Chuck HackerConverse launched their G+ Chuck Hackers initiative asking members from the Creative Social community to submit their own version of hacked chucks via G+. From music to art to tech, they turned a classic icon into a modern masterpiece inspiring the next generation of Chuck Taylor fans.
  • Converse Hack-a-Chuck
    Converse Hack-a-ChuckConverse teamed up with Google to launch their new G+ page. Creative Social worked with them to create an online and offline buzz around it. We created a brief - hack a pair of the legendary Chuck Taylor All Star hi-tops. 21 agencies within the Creative Social global network answered, hacking together some of the most resourceful, innovative and imaginative Chucks ever made. We displayed the completed Chuck Hacks at the Cannes Lions international festival and helped curate and programme a launc
  • Sonos - Rescored
    Sonos - Rescored
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Work history
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    Fractional CMOSelf Employed
    United KingdomFreelance
    I work with consumer lifestyle and independent fashion brands across all aspects of brand strategy, marketing plans, company structure, new product launches and creative output.
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    Marketing DirectorMonsoon Accessorize
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Responsible for the worldwide communications and marketing strategic plans. Responsible for creative and brand. Responsible for content, social, PR and influencer activities. Responsible for in-house photography studio. Responsible for the visual merchandising and physical retail.
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Skills
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Creative Marketing
  • Digital
  • Experiential
  • Partnership
  • Advertising
  • Social
  • Business
Education
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    BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems and MarketingMiddlesex University
    London, United Kingdom
    Business Information Systems: Artificial Intelligence, Commercial Web Development (HTML, JavaScript), Advanced Database Systems (SQL), Knowledge Based Systems, Information Systems, Management and Strategy Marketing: Professional Marketing Practice, Marketing Communications, Strategic Marketing, Marketing Research, Direct Marketing CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing
Awards
    Music Week logo
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    Best Music Digital/SocialMusic Week
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    Best Music & Brand PartnershipMusic Week
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