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With over 10 years experience in branding and fashion marketing, Jo is currently working directly with Diesel's artistic director Nicola Formichetti, responsible for the brand’s global marketing and advertising campaigns, delivering a consistent brand message across all online and offline platforms. Jo has consulted for the likes of Nike, Red Bull, Bestseller, Nokia, Grey Goose, Samsung, Diageo and Burberry, creating integrated marketing strategies, brand advocacy and events in previous roles include Managing Director at Protein®, the creative agency and media network, Former co-founder of the award-winning fashion boutique Beyond the Valley and marketing agency 'i-am' Beyond. Personal projects include acting as Practitioner in Residence at London College of Fashion and judging D&AD, Superbrands, and Coolbrands UK in her spare time.
Director of the global content and creatives teams based in Diesel's HQ in Italy. Responsible for leading five core marketing teams in the strategy, creation and management of all branded content for Diesel and Diesel Black Gold: Advertising Production – Campaign strategy to production management Digital marketing – diesel.com, owned social channels, online partnerships Digital Content/Design – production and design of all online content Editorial – owned digital, social channels and CRM Events/Presence marketing – fashion shows, global events, internal events/presentations Working directly with Diesel's artistic director Nicola Formichetti, Jo is responsible for the idea generation and marketing strategy for the brand's global advertising campaigns, overseeing leading creative agency relationships, and delivering a consistent brand message across all online and offline platforms.
Jo has recently joined London College of Fashion as one of the new Practitioners in Residence within UAL. Working directly with the BA and MSc Fashion Management students, giving realistic insight into the current fashion industry with monthly lectures and workshops. Recent talks have included: • Fashion marketing trends • Brand messaging • Thinking Lean – agile fashion marketing • Developing campaign narratives • Omni-channel campaign execution • How to project yourself as a brand Alongside the series of lectures, Jo gives hands-on support and advice to the students as they develop their practice and build their career skills in fashion marketing & communications.
Widely considered as a pioneer in its field, Protein has been challenging the traditional models of media & communications since 1998. A fully integrated agency, Protein has worked with some of the world?s most respected brands to help them understand and connect with today’s Millennial consumers. Recent projects include: • Nike: Global consumer insight, branded content & events • Red Bull Apparel: Consumer insight, global influencer strategy, branding, global marketing and PR strategy for new lifestyle collection launching 2016 • Gap: Global consumer insight • Ted Baker: Global social media strategy, digital campaign concepts and activation • adidas: Community management and content creation for @adidasuk instagram • Grey Goose: Global Influencer strategy & toolkit, branded content & events (USA) • Nokia: Branded content & events (UK) • Converse: Event design (Europe) • Lee Cooper: Global consumer insight, brand & communications strategy, branded content, events, digital, PR & social media strategy Protein has recently launched a subscription based insight & research platform and expanded their London agency to studios in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin and Hong Kong.
Founded the business in 2009 with 'i-am' associates. Creating global communication strategies, marketing campaigns, branded content and events for clients including Nokia, Diageo, Adidas and Bestseller. Project highlights included: • Vero Moda: Global digital strategy, UK PR launch and events • Diesel: UK Retail/Customer Journey audit & strategy • adidas: mi adidas campaign idea generation • McArthur Glen: Spirit of Fashion with Matthew Miller, Carolyn Massey & Rachel Barrett • Carnaby & Seven Dials: Brand strategy, identity design & marketing strategies for multiple shopping districts owned by Shaftesbury PLC • Ketel One Vodka: Global Influencer & PR strategy & events • Nokia: Nokia World event strategy & production
Jo co-founded Beyond the Valley in 2004 – a Soho-based fashion label & award-winning boutique for emerging British designers. Recognised as one of the UK’s top ‘cool brands’ for 5 consecutive years, Jo helped launch over 300 designers into the fashion, art & design industries. Talent included Christopher Raeburn, Ostwald Helgason, Carolyn Massey, Finsk, Jojo & Malou, Makin Jan Mar, Yuko Yoshitake and Blandine Bardeau. Additional highlights included: • Multiple pop-up stores across London and Europe • Regular parties and events through out London Fashion Week and London Design Festival • Designer collaborations • International trade shows - buying and selling • Concessions in Topshop Oxford Circus • Setting up the business with only £5k investment