Jessica Acton

Jessica Acton

Marketing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jessica Acton

Jessica Acton

Marketing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am passionate about creating opportunities through the arts and making the creative industries as inclusive and accessible as possible. As a Marketing Manager, I use my exceptional copywriting and communication skills to promote high-quality accessible shows, spaces, and stories. I achieve high audience numbers and diverse artists, participants, and attendees through social media, web and print strategies, using a mix of high quality imagery, clear and comprehensive information sharing, and a variety of platforms and communication styles.
Projects
  • GDIF 2021
    GDIF 2021With over 200 performances reaching over 70,000 people, with 60 UK and international companies performing across 20 different locations, GDIF 2021 took place from August-September 2021. Performances engaged communities on their doorsteps across Greenwich, Woolwich, Thamesmead, Plumstead, Charlton, and the Royal Docks, with co-created installations and events such as Healing Together and Mystery Bird. We Are Watching and Borealis brought together local and global perspectives with an opening ce
  • Festival UK 2022 R&D pitching
    Festival UK 2022 R&D pitchingA paid R&D developing ideas for Festival UK 2022, bringing together science, tech, engineering, arts & maths. I worked with a Creative Team of engineers, roboticists, artists, choreographers, geographers, and scientists to develop, present and pitch a concept for a £10 million project. I oversaw the commissioning of a film and presentation, helped with report writing, and was part of the presentation and Q&A sessions for the pitching team.
  • Age Against the Machine: Festival of Creative Ageing
    Age Against the Machine: Festival of Creative AgeingI was a freelance Projects Administrator at Entelechy Arts, putting on a Festival celebrating and highlighting the realities of ageing, in partnership with the Albany and Lewisham Council.
  • GDIF 2020
    GDIF 2020GDIF was the first full live arts festival to take place after Lockdown in August-September 2020. The programme responded to current events such as celebrating the NHS and memorialising those lost to COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and focused on small-scale, touring outdoor arts shows in community settings alongside large-scale installations in locations such as the Painted Hall, the Old Royal Naval College, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • GDIF 2019
    GDIF 2019Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is a free, high-quality outdoor arts festival focusing on accessibility and community.
  • Careers Conference and Showcase
    Careers Conference and ShowcaseCareers conference and teachers' forum for prospective performing arts students, and showcase from current trainees.
Work history
    Shakespeare's Globe logo
    Shakespeare's Globe logo
    Marketing OfficerShakespeare's Globe
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Marketing and CommunicationsGreenwich & Docklands International festival
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Creative
  • Office
  • Critical Analysis
  • Proofreading and Copy Editing
  • Admin Skills
  • Creative Critical Thinking
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Artist Relations
  • Digital Communications
Education
    King's College London logo
    King's College London logo
    MA Shakespeare StudiesKing's College London
    21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK
    King's College London logo
    King's College London logo
    BA(Hons) English Language and LiteratureKing's College London
     - London, United Kingdom