Thandi Mbire
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Thandi Mbire

Insight & Strategy InternLondon, United Kingdom
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Thandi Mbire

Insight & Strategy InternLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Collaboration has always been a pivotal aspect of my work. Whether that has involved bringing together photographers, graphic designers, curators and journalists for independent publications or debriefing government bodies, financial institutions and PR agencies on market research findings and working with them to produce appropriate campaign strategies. Although the content of these projects has varied massively, the fundamental mechanisms of communication used in these working environments has strengthened my skills in project management and strategic planning. My capacity to maintain exceptional results at university –I received a distinction for my MA dissertation- while working on several freelance projects and unpaid internships exemplifies my drive and high level of organisation. I currently work at BritainThinks, a research agency that provides insight and strategy options to help corporations, cultural organisations and government bodies communicate with their audiences in an engaging way. During my internship, I’ve been able to significantly contribute to projects with The Creative Society, The Home Office, CityUK and The Guardian. All whilst sharpening my research capabilities and gaining insight into the inception of marketing campaigns. My ability to multitask has made it possible for me to pursue various freelance projects alongside my studies and internships. This has included curating an exhibition for the Zabludowicz Collection, taking part in and organising panel discussions (including one at the ICA), assisting the creative director on the set of a film that was shown at Sundance Film Festival, collaborating on a zine that tackles politicised identity through conversations with individuals that work in the creative sphere and working at Photo London 2015. My passion and dedication to creative production is not something I ever intend to contain.
Projects
  • Black Men Dream
    Black Men Dream
Projects credited in
  • Emily Stein, Tesco Plasters
    Emily Stein, Tesco PlastersA huge well done to Emily, BBH & Tesco for creating this brilliant new work for their new plaster range. You can read more about the research that went into this at Campaign. Also, congratulations to all involved as this was Campaign’s Ad of the Day on February 24th! Client name and title: Emma Botton (Group Marketing Communications Director) & Sarah Parmar (Head of Consumer PR) BBH Creative Team: Dan Seagar & Steve Hall BBH Head of Art: Pablo Gonzalez De La Peña BBH Creative Directors: Uche E
  • TESCO - About bloody time.
    TESCO - About bloody time."The UK's biggest retailer have just moved the dial on something that needed to change. We created a campaign that is bold and visually impactful, hopefully making it hard to ignore." Uche Ezugwu, CD at BBH Credits: Client: Emma Botton (Group Marketing Communications Director) & Sarah Parmar (Head of Consumer PR) BBH Creative Team: Dan Seagar & Steve Hall BBH Head of Art: Pablo Gonzalez De La Peña BBH Creative Directors: Uche Ezugwu & Tom Drew BBH Art Producer: Ruth Armitt BBH Design: Rob Wils
Work history
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    Insight and Strategy InternProtein
    London, United KingdomInternship
    Have donesignificant insight work for Converse and Dewar's. Have also contributed to an ongoing project with fashion label Melissa in partnership with the collective Born and Bread. Contributed to the Protein Youth report and have written several articles for the Protein Journal.
    Project Manager
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Project Manager for 'Self Publish Be Happy Presents: Making Memeries' at the Tate Modern. Co-ordinated round table discussions with photographers Juno Calypso and Feicity Hammond as well as students from the Royal College of Art (among many others)
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Skills
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Creative Research
  • Advanced Excel
  • Qualitative Research
  • Project Manaement
  • Audience Insights
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Analysis Reporting
  • Social Media Digital Strategies
  • Editor
Education
    MA Digital Media
     - London, United Kingdom
    Dissertation: “Communication Power Under an Illiberal Democracy: A Study of the Social Media Blackout During the 2016 Ugandan Presidential Election” (Awarded a distinction) Degree classification: Merit
    MFA Curating
     - London, United Kingdom
    Research focused on how artists based in east and Southern Africa use technology to bypass traditional institutional models.
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