Tom Conway-Gordon

Project Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMarketer - Writer - Publicist

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Copywriting
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer PR
  • Corporate PR
  • Direct Marketing
  • Creative
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing

Work history

2016

PR Director

Ogilvy Kuwait

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Souq Salmiya Near Passport Office، Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Full Time
  • I was interim PR Director in the Kuwait office bringing value and experience to clients including Nissan, Viva Telecoms and Darisni.

2015

PR Director

KetchumRaad

Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Full Time
  • I was Automotive and Corporate Director at Ketchum, where I led Infiniti Middle East, Kia Middle East & Africa and Airbus regional accounts, as well as Arabian Automobiles Company, Jotun Paints, and Jotun Powder Coatings as UAE-focused accounts. I also consulted on and enhanced Sanofi’s regional (20+ markets) internal communications.

2014

PR Associate Director

Impact Porter Novelli

Apr 2011 - Oct 2014
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Full Time
  • I was Associate Director at Impact Porter Novelli. During my time there I led Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles (Daimler Middle East & Levant), MMI (Le Clos, Costa Coffee, MMI Corporate and Emirates Leisure Retail) and MED-EL regional accounts. In addition, I also led Hewlett Packard Middle East as well as several PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble (Gillette, Pampers and Thank You, Mom 2012 London Olympic Games) regional campaigns, blending traditional PR with a new focus in social media, while creating marketing and PR platforms for consumer brand excitement, trial, engagement and loyalty.

2011

Group Account Director

MemacOgilvy

Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Full Time
  • I was the Group Account Director of the consumer team, leading fully regional clients, Coca-Cola, GROHE, Samsung, and Volvo Middle East as well as Unilever’s Sunsilk, Dove and Pond’s brands. During my time at Memac Ogilvy, I led the region’s largest PR account, General Motors Middle East, overseeing all communications at both corporate and general distributor (19 distributors region-wide) level including award-winning product launches and events for Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, HUMMER and Saab brands, GM corporate and CSR, and directed regional PR through the global restructuring of General Motors U.S. in the summer of 2009.

2008

Managing Director

How Do You Say Ltd

Jan 2005 - Dec 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I founded my own company specialising in PR, marketing and copy writing (website copy, marketing collateral, speeches, backgrounders, press releases) for clients including, VISA, GE Commercial Finance, GE Bank Artesia, Mr Site, The Hideaways Club, World Travel and Tourism Council, Environmental Biotech and Cogo Wolf Asset Management.

Awards

2009

Silver MENA EFFIE Award for 'Totally Street: Chevrolet Aveo'

Memac Ogilvy

  • 'Totally Street' was a three month long digital competition whereby entrants were able to 'spec' and accessorize a Chevrolet Aveo online with a huge variety of colours, rims, trims and accessories, post it on their social media channels and secure votes. The three most popular Aveos were then created by the Chevrolet dealer and paraded at a three day event in Abu Dhabi called Chevrolet Urban Challenge, where Aveo's target audience (University students) competed in teams across football, basketball, skateboarding and Playstation gaming.

2009

Bronze MENA EFFIE Award for Chevrolet Buckle Up Campaign

MemacOgilvy

  • This was a CSR campaign educating parents and schoolchildren in the UAE about the importance of using car seats, rather than simply holding children in the front seat. Using mall activations, stands at parenting exhibitions and in-school activations in Abu Dhabi, whereby children were measured and given fun certificates detailing the exact kind of car seat they required to share with parents, we reached over 3,000 children and their parents over a six week period.