Sophie Thompson

Co-founder

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationTanworth in Arden, Solihull, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsMarketer - Digital Marketing Manager - Social Media Coordinator

Projects

Skills

  • Marketing PR
  • Excel
  • Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • SEO
  • PPC
  • Google Adwords
  • Blog Content
  • Busines Strategy
  • Social Media Management

Work history

Currently

Co-founder

VirtualSpeech

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I​ ​co-founded​ ​a​ ​virtual​ ​reality​ ​education​ ​platform​ ​in​ ​2016,​ ​which​ ​has​ ​been​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​The New​ ​York​ ​Times,​ ​Forbes,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​major​ ​publications.​ ​My​ ​responsibilities​ ​and achievements​ ​with​ ​the​ ​company​ ​are: ● Liaised​ ​with​ ​C-level​ ​executives​ ​to​ ​secure​ ​contracts​ ​with​ ​3​ ​MNCs​ ​with​ ​revenues​ ​of $30+​ ​billion ● Built​ ​the​ ​company​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ground-up,​ ​including​ ​to​ ​profit​ ​in​ ​mid-2017 ● Increased​ ​website​ ​traffic​ ​to​ ​4,000+​ ​visitors​ ​a​ ​month​ ​and​ ​mobile​ ​VR​ ​app​ ​downloads​ ​to over​ ​150,000 ● Increased​ ​SEO​ ​to​ ​a​ ​domain​ ​authority​ ​of​ ​50​ ​(Moz.com)​ ​and​ ​worked​ ​on​ ​PPC campaigns ● Blog-writing,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​guest​ ​blog​ ​for​ ​the​ ​International​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Business Communication​ ​(IABC) ● Gained​ ​an​ ​in-depth​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​emerging​ ​technologies,​ ​especially​ ​VR​ ​and​ ​AR. ● Short-listed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​Awards​ ​2017​ ​for​ ​Best​ ​Use​ ​of​ ​VR​ ​in​ ​Education​ ​and​ ​Training. ● Youngest​ ​entrepreneur​ ​to​ ​be​ ​interviewed​ ​live​ ​on​ ​BBC​ ​Business​ ​Live. In February 2017, VirtualSpeech was accepted​ ​onto​ ​a​ ​leading​ ​startup​ ​accelerator​ ​based​ ​in​ ​Silicon​ ​Valley, where I spent 3 months working.

2017

Social Media Manager

JC Social Media

Oct 2016 - Feb 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • ● Managed​ ​multiple​ ​clients’​ ​social​ ​media​ ​accounts​ ​and​ ​implemented​ ​creative​ ​strategies to​ ​increase​ ​brand​ ​awareness,​ ​brand​ ​loyalty​ ​and​ ​drive​ ​traffic​ ​to​ ​their​ ​websites. ● LinkedIn​ ​lead​ ​generation,​ ​blogging,​ ​integration​ ​of​ ​SEO​ ​across​ ​platforms,​ ​monitored KPIs​ ​and​ ​Google​ ​analytics​ ​for​ ​the​ ​accounts.

Education

2017

MSc International Business

Warwick Business School

Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
  • ● Degree​:​ ​MSc​ ​International​ ​Business​ ​(Distinction) ● Modules​:​ ​Marketing,​ ​Global​ ​Branding,​ ​Marketing​ ​Through​ ​Social​ ​Media,​ ​Quantitative Methods​ ​for​ ​Business,​ ​Fundamentals​ ​of​ ​Economic,​ ​Behaviour,​ ​International​ ​Business Strategy. ● Awards​:​ ​Academic​ ​Entrance​ ​Scholarship

2015

Theology and Religion

University of Birmingham

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • ● Degree​:​ ​First​ ​Class​ ​(Full​ ​Hons)​ ​BA​ ​Theology​ ​and​ ​Religion ● Awards​:​ ​JG​ ​Davies​ ​Memorial​ ​Prize​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Best​ ​Dissertation

Awards

2016

Academic Entrance Scholarship

Warwick Business School

  • I was awarded a 50% scholarship for my Masters.

2016

J. G. Davies Memorial Prize

University of Birmingham

  • I was awarded the prize for the best dissertation across the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion.