Tim Bonney

Head of Media: Music, Festivals and Attractions

London, United Kingdom
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About me

A highly experienced, collaborative and creative senior media professional with 10 years of experience across creative strategy, cross-media planning, social, data and marketing communications in a variety of B2C sectors including arts, music and entertainment. Outside of working life I'm deeply passionate about contemporary music, playing and writing in an award nominated band.


  • Advertising
  • Advertising Agency
  • Product Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Client Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Analysis Insight Generation
  • Convergence
  • Channel Activation
  • Channel Bridging

Companies I’ve worked with

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          Work history


          Head of Media: Music, Festivals and Attractions

          Target Live

          May 2017 - May 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • During my tenure at Target Live I managed the agency's media buying function, a team of 11 people, across digital, social, print and OOH. This meant ensuring depth of integration for all media planning and strategy with our in-house marketing, PR and creative teams, as well as external agencies, producers and promoters. I also headed up primary relationships with all of the agency's lead media clients covering all retained business across a diverse portfolio including Barbican Centre, South Bank Centre, Festival Republic, as well as a number of independent record labels and festivals. Ensure output quality across the agency's integrated media planning function Foster deep integration of the team into wider Havas ecosystem after the agency was acquired by the group Deliver strategic and creative consultation to client Marketing Directors Management of department P&L Manage performance feedback and professional development of my team Work closely with Commercial / Trading directors to maximise efficiencies for clients and bottom line for the agency Lead all media pitch work across the agency Liase with key media suppliers and establish preferred trading deals and partnerships Ensure latest media opportunities are picked up and developed into integrated plans Develop 'working smart' processes to deliver best in class planning solutions within an extremely fast paced working environment


          Strategy Lead


          Jan 2015 - May 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • My role at Candyspace is one of ideation, rationale and assessment. Under my direction the strategy team takes an integrated, data led approach to creating frameworks for innovative brand ideas and executions. This also informs media delivery and campaign structure through understanding of segmentation, digital behaviours, channel usage and path to purchase. Constantly re-assessing these strategies and taking on-board real world insights i assess the implications of our work for the brands we work with across their Paid, Owned and Earned ecosystems. I work at a senior level across Mazda, Coca-Cola Enterprises & ITV and a number of other clients in a consultative capacity.


          Global Strategy Planner


          Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Focused on mobile bridging, activation and amplification strategies for global and local clients running multi-channel ATL/BTL campaigns, both directly into Unilever global brand teams and via Kinetic and other Group M agencies into a multitide of different brands. Core speciality in convergence planning, proximity and local/hyperlocal campaigns. Much of my time here was spent across Unilever's core global brands. Was a key member of the product development team for Joule's data and insight tool mFluence built in partnership TNS, the largest and most comprehensive global digital &traditional media survey in the market, bringing together 55,000 respondents across 55 markets through an easy to use and intuitive interface.


          Account Manager


          Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • - Project managing creative projects and builds across travel/tourism and B2B verticals. - Managing and delivering complex pan-European media campaigns across digital display, PPC, print, radio and TV. - Servicing high level client relationships. My time at Orchestra has seen me become a driving force behind the digitalisation of their media offering, diversifying what was largely an offline media department with limited digital capacity, into advanced performance media (BTL) and brand/response channels across multi-engine PPC and site-specific, premium and RTB display activity. Specifically these were used extensively for my main client, Elavon (a subsidiary of US Bank), where I was responsible for the management of large pan-European B2B/B2C media. The client has also seen ad placement across a diverse array of ATL and TTL channels, such as national radio, TV and VOD. Another part of my role was the end-to-end briefing and project management for all elements of creative builds which included audio/visual ad media, online ad suites, campaign sites, landing pages and the management of all 3rd party contractors and suppliers.


          Senior Planner

          agenda21 Digital

          Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • - Managed PPC and online display for a large gaming client as well as helping SMEs and start-up companies get off the ground with their digital marketing strategies. My role at Agenda21 gave fantastic insight into all digital disciplines. Responsible for large annual performance digital budgets, I spent my time managing a diverse portfolio of clients, the largest of which was Sportingbet. Here, I was responsible for the client relationship, media planning and buying for their pan-European performance display campaigns as well as delivering regular reviews, status updates and actionable insights to the client's digital team. In addition, I also managed a number of B2C multi-discipline clients for both Agenda21 and our partner offline agency, Media Circus. This not only enabled me to continue building upon an already solid and extensive understanding of PPC, SEO, display and social media but to also give insight into more traditional media types such as print, outdoor and TV.


          Senior Planner & Analyst

          Steak Media

          Jun 2007 - Aug 2010
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • - Managing PPC and SEO for clients across many verticals including entertainment, FMCG and finance. At Steak I was responsible for annual budgets of up to £300k and personally managed clients such as short breaks brand Holiday Extras Ltd., its sister company Show And Stay, high-end fashion retailer Myla and music download site Passionato as well as being a key team member for the British Gas Business, Virgin Holidays and John Lewis accounts. The work required an in depth understanding of the online marketing arena, an ability to work to tight schedules with utmost accuracy, confidently presenting results and justifying strategies to clients. Whilst the core of my role was to provide high quality insight and analysis of paid search campaigns it has involved everything from the more granular aspects of account creation, structuring and budgeting through to strategic insight, forecasting, proposals, liaison with publishers, cross-selling services, contributing to pitch materials and test-bedding 3rd party business solutions. All aspects requiring close team work within my own and other departments as well as an excellent understanding of the technologies involved in running integrated online campaigns.



          Fine Art BA (hons

          Bath Spa University

          Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
          • Bath, United Kingdom
          • Art Theory, Sculpture and Painting