Sophie Bannister

Sophie Bannister

Head of ProductionLondon, United Kingdom
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Sophie Bannister

Sophie Bannister

Head of ProductionLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Currently heading up the Production division of TALK.GLOBAL, a global communications agency part of the M&C Saatchi Group. Responsible for the growth and development of the division, and overseeing all projects delivered, including global launch events, influencer campaigns and sponsorship activations. Hyper organised individual, responsible for managing all aspects of a project from strategy, creative and budgets through to team, suppliers and timelines. Strong background in project management, partnerships, events, brand strategy, digital campaigns and new business development.
Projects credited in
  • London Fashion Week
    London Fashion Week
Work history
    Head of ProductionTALK.GLOBAL
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Head up a team of five and responsible for driving revenue and profitability throughout the year; 2017 resulted in 17% profit margin • Lead for all projects that fall under the departments remit which includes events, content creation and digital campaigns, across beauty and consumer lifestyle clients • Responsible for identifying existing client growth opportunities across the agency, and developing the approach to secure this • Lead new business outreach and pitches, developing creative concepts and pitching to potential clients • Consult on client strategy across the wider business to ensure full loop team integration and consistency on project delivery standards • Pro bono support for Young Women’s Trust charity partner
    Account DirectorTALK.GLOBAL
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Lead the production team within TALK.GLOBAL, overseeing all projects including; global launch events for Gucci and Hugo BOSS fragrances, industry beauty awards for Sainsburys and Johnson & Johnson, influencer campaigns with Neutrogena, Lavazza Coffee and Mimco, local PR/influencer events for ShopStyle, Johnson & Johnson and English Cut, content audits for Sephora and Lane Crawford Joyce Group and producing brand publications for Le Creuset • Responsible for all aspects of projects, including responding and interrogating client briefs, managing the teams and budgets • Work closely with clients to establish project KPIs and measurements • Support new business lead generation and idea/strategy development • Lead the ‘Curating Inspiration’ and ‘Social and Digital’ development programmes for Talk PR, educating the agency on how to stay abreast of trends, research insights, and how to identify and work with influencers
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  • Event Management
  • Production Management
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Account Leadership
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Business Development
  • New Business
  • Brand Content
  • Communication Strategy
  • Beauty Industry
    2:1 BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & ImagingUniversity of the Creative Arts
     - United Kingdom