Steven Woodgate

Senior Marketing manager

London, United Kingdom
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About me

A creative, curious and collaborative marketer and accessibility advocate leading the charge on creating an inclusive culture. I believe technology elevates and enhances education, employment and creativity for billions around the world, especially the 1 billion people with disabilities. Notable awards: - Shortlisted for 'Young Marketing Leader of the Year' by The Marketing Society 2018. - Spoke at Marketing Week Live, AdWeek Europe and D&AD Festival about Technology and Accessibility. - 2014 Scholar of the Marketing Academy. - Two speaking slots at Ad Week 2017 focusing on the importance of creativity with data - Member of the ISBA Digital Action for future media digital development & DMA Judge - Voted in the top 70 of the upcoming ‘Social Media stars of the future’ - Spoke at the International Business Festive in Liverpool in front of 450 people and at the Roundhouse for - Youth Marketing Summit 2016 around marketing trends - Contributed an essay discussing ‘Influencer Marketing’ for ‘Understanding Digital Marketing: Marketing Strategies for Engaging the Digital Generation’. Printed and distributed in over 50 counties worldwide. - Distinction in my PR Master’s with my dissertation: ‘Tweeters, Twits or Twats: UK sport stars’ use of social media and issues around reputation management’ - Volunteered for UNICEF’s Soccer Aid, Media Trust & was a Board Advisor for Women Sport Trust - Winner and contributor to a series of industry awards, ranging from: Drum’s OOH awards, Two CIPR Golds, Young Communicator of the Year, MAA Best in Content Award, European Sponsorship Award, PR Week B2B Campaign award plus many others relating to industry. - Nominated for awards at Cannes Lion and D&AD


  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Strategy

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Companies I’ve worked with

  • Microsoft


    • Publishing
  • Glug


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      Work history


      EMEA Consumer Marketing

      Dell Technologies

      Oct 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Leading the brand and retail marketing on XPS, Alienware and Inspiron


      Marketing Director

      Goal App

      Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Lead marketing and communications to help one billion people learn a second language through sport


      Senior Marketing Manager


      Sep 2012 - Sep 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • - Launched and built brand positioning for HoloLens in the UK; educating the public on ‘Mixed Reality’ and the difference between AR and VR, integration with sales, PR and engineers. - Leading the implementation of the UK marketing strategy for 1st party devices, including product launches of Surface Pro 2017, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio, Surface Go, Surface Studio 2, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Headphones, HoloLens and PC Accessories. - Built and executing ‘funnel’ marketing approaches based on deep data analysis and on-going reporting to build a better cadence and run-rate business. Built out audience verticals and profiles to build better communication frameworks and ROI. - Built out Microsoft’s ‘Futureproof’ campaign to provide students the inspiration to consider tech and STEM jobs by demonstrating the ‘Jobs of the Future’. 300+ PR coverage, 800m impressions, 12m+ views. Significant-spike in sales and PI. This was a young person’s focused campaign and was later developed more broadly into Microsoft UK’s young person digital skills initiative. - Managed and implemented Microsoft Surface’s involvement in the John Lewis 2016 & 2017 Christmas Advertising Campaigns. 21% YoY uplift in retail sales, including – new for 2017 -partnering schools programme focusing on digital skills. - Led UK ATL & BTL advertising & marketing (up to $9mil per quarter) for Surface; manage campaigns end-to-end across channels and localisation of assets, including but not limited to: OOH, Digital, TV, Print, Custom, and Social. - Led partnership marketing with the likes of D&AD, Knomo, Glug and Adobe


      Account Executive


      Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time