Polly Norkett

Writer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

A young creative - driven by good works and good words. I like risky ads, laughing, and the power of three. I want to combine all of the above to forge a career where I get paid to come up with ideas and write words which resonate with the right people. I will always find time for half rhymes.

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Skills

  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing/blogging
  • Immersive Theatre
  • Charity Experience
  • Performance Poetry
  • Content Copywriter
  • Eager Learner
  • Social Media
  • Client Presentation
  • Advertising Campaigns

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Darling & Edge

    Darling & Edge

    • Design
  • Three Whiskey

    Three Whiskey

    • Marketing & PR
  • D

    Durham University

    • A

      Assembly Festival

      Work history

      Currently

      Social and Content Executive

      Three Whiskey

      May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Work covers producing short and long form, email, and social content for a diverse set of clients ranging from Ecommerce to the Pharmaceutical industry. - Building on the foundation of my previous role at Three Whiskey, I continue to develop copywriting and editorial skills through work on ad copy development and the production of B2B and B2C materials and resources. - Tight deadlines and quick turnarounds mean that communication, versatility, and willingness to adapt are key to the smooth running of our small two-woman department.

      Currently

      Digital Marketing Analyst

      Three Whiskey

      Nov 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - A practical training role with a cross-departmental structure allowing insight into all aspects of Three Whiskey's digital marketing scope. - Tasks covered paid, earned, and owned media and focused on developing my digital marketing knowledge through on-the-job training. - Although I soon felt the pull of content and social, I thoroughly enjoyed the research and paid media tasks which included in-depth work in Microsoft Excel and on Google Adwords and Analytics platforms. [Google Analytics and Google Adwords certified].

      2017

      Social Media Creative

      Darling & Edge

      Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Assistance with Instagram content creation, planning, and strategy. - Creating Instagram assets including post creative and copy for an upcoming show/campaign (immersive theatre production). - Promoting the show on D&E's social channels - aligning the content and tone of voice across Instagram, Facebook, and the company site. - Optimising current content for keywords and trends. - Co-ordinating with display ad platforms to negotiate costs for native ads.

      2017

      Press Assistant

      Assembly Festival

      Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • -Support the work of the press officers in all areas inc. creating press packs and releases, organising launch events and ensuring the smooth running of the office during high-stress periods. -Act as liaison (sometimes mediator) between artists, their PR teams and the press. -Collect and compile all Assembly Festival press released during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

      2017

      Supervisor - Front of House

      The Rosehip

      Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • -Manage a team of up to 10 colleagues through fast-paced and high-pressure service periods. -Manage company email including orders, requests and complaints. -Design graphics and art work and write the copy for promotional campaigns, boards and new menus.

      2016

      Creative Writer

      Durham University

      Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
      • Durham, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • CREDITS: - Created and collaborated on a vast number of creative projects whilst at University in Durham including; - A series of poetry for International Women's Week Campaign. - Artistic design/direction for a production of Sarah Kane's 'Blasted'. - Creation and implementation of regular open mic nights as encouragement for new and emerging writers in Durham to test out new work and ideas and meet other creatives. MAJOR PROJECT TO DATE: 'The House of Usher' (2015). (Wrote and Co-Directed) DETAILS: Approaching Gothic poetry from a sensory angle, we used all areas in a largely derelict building on Durham’s riverside to recreate(/resurrect) the archaic imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. These included; - Cellar for wine tasting with a sadistic sommelier. - Toilets used as locations for characters with vanity disorders using mirrors and light trickery to conceal and reveal. - Working bar with cocktails designed for the evening. - Table at which to play cards with the devil and her Mephistopheles-esque puppet - a man who’d sold his soul (and his head) in a bet. - Artists’ lounge complete with easels and a somewhat affected life drawing model. Although this was a small-scale experience, perfecting the timing felt like a military operation. Our budget was £100 and we spent most of it on wine (used in the show) which meant obtaining and designing the set, sound, lighting and promotional materials was a feat of the imagination. This project was my proudest moment. I genuinely think that it challenged students at Durham to consider theatre in a new light and reviews reflected this. I’ve never worked harder (much to the displeasure of my dissertation supervisor) and didn’t know I was capable of the end product until it was complete. (Please see the 'Project' section of my profile for further details and cast/crew image)

      2016

      Volunteer

      Refugee Youth

      Jul 2010 - Aug 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • -Support the prosperity of young refugees and asylum seekers in the South London area through creative outreach and engagement projects inc. theatre, film, social media, written and arts. -Ensure a positive and balanced flow of ideas through the team and participants.

      Education

      2016

      BA (Hons) English Literature 2:1

      Durham University

      Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
      • Durham, United Kingdom

      2012

      Sep 2007 - Jul 2012
      • Epsom, United Kingdom
      • Cambridge English Pre-U - D1 (A** Equivalent) Theatre Studies - A* History - A Critical Thinking - A

      Awards

      2012

      Dodd Public Speaking Cup

      Epsom college

      2012

      English Studies Award

      Epsom college

      2012

      Theatre Studies Award

      Epsom college

      2012

      Excellence in Journalism

      Epsom college

      • The prize for this award was a fully funded journalism internship in Dubai with the Khaleej Times newspaper.