Lily Howes

Lily Howes

Freelance Creative, Copywriter + EditorAmsterdam, Netherlands
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Lily Howes

Lily Howes

Freelance Creative, Copywriter + EditorAmsterdam, Netherlands
About me
I’m *big* about creating campaigns, content and copy that has a BIG impact – whether that’s solving consumer dilemmas, inspiring action or shifting perceptions. The briefs that get me most fired up are when I can use my skills to support and amplify the efforts of those creating positive change on this planet of ours. Some of the opportunities I’ve had to do just that include: - Leading the copywriting and editing for Project Fearless, a non-profit empowering girls with their one-of-a-kind after-school programs - Establishing and leading Bloody Good Period’s content creation + comms strategy - Getting behind low-carbon travel as Eurostar's Dutch correspondent - interviewing innovators, artists & designers and covering events & new openings across the Netherlands - Concepting and crafting a campaign to amplify the impact and actions of Rutgers’ #SheMakesHerSafeChoice programme and the progress being made to end unsafe abortions worldwide I’ve also racked up buckets of experience crafting copy and developing campaigns for big brands and organisations such as Philips, Barclays, London Zoo, INTERSPORT, Dulux, TomTom, KPMG, eBay and Rituals.
  • Championing low-carbon travel as Eurostar's Dutch correspondent
    Championing low-carbon travel as Eurostar's Dutch correspondentHop on board any Eurostar train and you’ll be treated to some top-drawer content to keep you company in the form of Metropolitan. This bi-monthly food, culture and design print publication has a monthly readership of approximately 966,000.
  • She Makes Her Safe Choice: Ending unsafe abortions worldwide
    She Makes Her Safe Choice: Ending unsafe abortions worldwideThree years ago, in response to the devastating impact of the Global Gag Rule, Rutgers and DKT International came together to launch the She Makes Her Safe Choice programme – with a dream to end unsafe abortions worldwide. Backed by funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery, they have made huge strides towards that goal. Working at a global level, and with in-country partners in Kenya, Ethiopia and West Africa, to drastically reduce the number of unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. I was taske
  • Bloody Good Period
    Bloody Good PeriodFor 10 months, alongside my 9-5, I was proud as punch to be Content & Comms Editor for Bloody Good Period – an organisation that gives period supplies and toiletries to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. I established and led BGP’s content and communications strategy, directly driving monetary and product donations – and increasing awareness of BGP and the wider issue of period poverty. Among other things, I created all of the gory, graphic and, frankly, lol-worthy conten
  • Barclays Digisafe campaign
    Barclays Digisafe campaignLeading the content creation and contributing to content strategy across Barclays Digisafe campaign. Creating rapid response social content in response to fraud news triggers, overseeing video edits and writing supporting articles.
  • WildAbout Explorers
    WildAbout ExplorersThe Asian Lion issue – packed full of puzzles, quizzes and fun facts. I devised the editorial plan and flatplan, wrote all content and oversaw the design of the summer issue of the kids magazine for ZSL members.
  • Mumsnetters give their lowdown on Barclays Code Playground
    Mumsnetters give their lowdown on Barclays Code PlaygroundI was at the helm of this partnership with Barclays and Mumsnet, leading on the creative and strategy (and keeping 20 sugar-fuelled kids under control on the shoot day!).
Projects credited in
  • How to sponsor a Bloody Good Period at Christmas, flo ho ho!
    How to sponsor a Bloody Good Period at Christmas, flo ho ho!Bloody Good Period was started by Gabby Edlin who decided something needed to be done about the fact that very few food banks and asylum seeker drop-in centres were providing feminine hygiene products on a regular basis - despite a desperate need.
Work history
    Freelance Creative, Copywriter + EditorFreelance
    Amsterdam, NetherlandsFreelance
    Helping brands, agencies and social enterprises craft their content, copy and communications. If you’re looking for help with… - Copywriting (long and short-form; digital or print) - Sharp copy editing and proof-reading - Cross-channel content development - Shaping your content or comms strategy - Building communities on social Get in touch -
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    Creative LeadOgilvy
     - Amsterdam, NetherlandsFull Time
    Leading the in-house creative team within Philips Real Time Marketing Centre - Developing global creative concepts rooted in audience insights - Crafting data-driven dynamic content ideas and writing sharp social copy - Challenging the creative output to work harder, push boundaries and be bespoke for social formats, behaviours and trends - Presenting to senior stakeholders - Partnering with our lead creative strategist to unpack briefs and develop creative territories - Lead social creative on integrated 360 shoots - Managing a team of five creatives (art directors; designers; copywriter) and regular freelancers - coaching the team and developing the team vision - Working side-by-side with media strategists and performance managers - Creating strategic real-time content optimisations based on performance insights and learnings - Collaborating with creative partners at Snapchat and Facebook
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  • Content/copywriting/writing/editorial/advertising
  • Content Editing
  • Content Strategy
  • Editorial
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
    MA Magazine JournalismCardiff University
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature University of Manchester
     - Manchester, United Kingdom