Nick Bain
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Nick Bain

Freelance social and creative strategistLondon, United Kingdom
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Nick Bain

Freelance social and creative strategistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance creative social media expert working in-house and within agencies to develop and deliver strategies and activations that deliver real business solutions. That has delivered the following in the last year: Forevermark - working on all social media communications and the launch of Forevermark's first ever podcast. Seen Connects - developing and delivering social media influencer strategies and campaigns for clients such as Three UK, and Very.co.uk One Green Bean - supporting pitches for financial and automotive clients Haygarth - developing creative concepts for upcoming beauty brands Fleishman Hillard Fishbourn - supporting the social and innovation team across product testing clients, drinks clients, medicare clients and wider agency pitches for luxury brands, food and drinks brands Methods and Mastery - part of a global pitch team for a world leading tech company Previously Senior Creative at Third City, working with the likes of Ancestry and Hostelworld on creative campaigns that generate exciting conversations. Before that, Head of Social for Bacchus where I worked to create unique and exciting social media strategies and content for our clients across several sectors including food, lifestyle, luxury, travel, and fashion. Following on from exensive social media experience, developing individual cross platform social media strategies for companies such as Blow PR, UKFT, Enclothed, Ganly Walters Ireland, and full time for Morgans Hotel Group, Harvey Nichols & Secret Sales. 6 years editing, creating and building a cross platform menswear blog, which includes trend analysis, breaking down menswear into more accessible content for the non industry gent. This has included developing a wide list of industry contacts from Dolce & Gabbana to London based PR firms.
Projects
  • Noluma - Giving Milk Its Bottle Back
    Noluma - Giving Milk Its Bottle BackNoluma is a tech company that developed unique patented technology to measure the ‘negative’ impact light has on food and drink products.
  • With a Twist - Audemars Piguet
    With a Twist - Audemars PiguetAs Audemars Piguet celebrate their innovative 11.59 watch collection, we sought out three creatives who create truly unique pieces within traditional boundaries.
  • Ancestry Villages
    Ancestry VillagesEnglish country village DNA only 42% ‘British’ With its scenic Cotswolds location and strong community spirit, Bledington seems every inch the quintessential English country village – but in a campaign with AncestryDNA, Third City wanted to prove there was a lot of diversity beneath the surface. To do so required us to organise the first and largest DNA testing project of its kind, collecting saliva samples from almost 120 residents. Just 42% of the average village resident’s DNA could be trace
  • The Best Night Out in The World
    The Best Night Out in The WorldIn the first global survey of its kind, we asked residents to review how good their city was for a night out on behalf of millennial travellers. Consumer insights revealed that socialising is one of the most important factors to Hostelworld’s key audience of young travellers when booking trips abroad. We used this to devise a campaign with huge global appeal that aimed to uncover which global city has the best nightlife, according to the locals. Interviewing over 4,000 people in 41 cities acro
  • Bulgari Hotel x Stuart Semple
    Bulgari Hotel x Stuart SempleCementing its strong ties to the art world and celebrating the Frieze Art Fair, The Bulgari Hotel in London formed a collaboration with leading British Artist, Stuart Semple. The project, entitled “The Artist is in Residence”, saw Semple tackling concepts of mass and popular culture in a work that redefined the building’s Knightsbridge façade. Semple produced a remarkable 127-meter painting across the hotel’s glass-front, in the form of a giant lyrical ‘Mind Map’ of his own experiences at The B
  • Push for Prosecco
    Push for ProseccoA one of a kind billboard dispensing Prosecco to the locals of Shoreditch. Shoreditch locals were well entertained by Delta’s pop-up, a billboard dispensing Prosecco live to passers-by. Our client Delta Air Lines challenged us to find a new way to toast the arrival of complimentary Prosecco in the economy cabin of international flights. Drawing inspiration from the flight attendant call buttons, we created the world’s first billboard to serve Prosecco at the touch of a button. Hosted at BOXPAR
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Projects credited in
  • The Royal Voluntary Service Cookbook & Advert
    The Royal Voluntary Service Cookbook & AdvertA lovely project working with James Lyndsay on the captures for a very worthy charity. We wanted to create and easy to recreate style of picture with clear directives to accompany the recipes. Simple and elegant styling also mirrored the charity's users and benefactors.
  • Royal Voluntary Service "Cooking for a Crowd" cookbook
    Royal Voluntary Service "Cooking for a Crowd" cookbookRecipes and step-by-step shots for "Cooking for a Crowd" cookbook, written by members of the Royal Voluntary Service.
  • London Fashion Week
    London Fashion Week
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Work history
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    Content StrategistCNN Create
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Third City logo
    Third City logo
    Senior CreativeThird City
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Social Activation
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Brand Awareness
  • Social Media
  • Creative Concepts
  • Creative Content
  • Pitch Development
  • Experiential Activations
Education
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    BA(Hons) Fashion StudiesArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom