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I began my career in 2006 where I worked as a Marketing Assistant at Warwick Arts Centre before joining Fierce, a live-art festival in Birmingham. I worked with numerous theatre companies and artists including Franko B, Duckie, Stan’s Cafe, Ron Athey, and Forced Entertainment.
I also worked for the audience development agency for the West Midlands region, Audiences Central, delivering bespoke marketing services and consultancy for regional organisations including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Capsule and CBSO.
In 2009, I moved to London to work at Battersea Arts Centre where I delivered marketing campaigns for artists and festivals across a range of disciplines including spoken word, theatre, scratch and one-on-one.
Moving to work at Artichoke, I delivered national and regional communications campaigns for large-scale, outdoor arts events and festivals including Deborah Warner and Fiona Shaw’s project Peace Camp; a sound installation which celebrated love poetry at eight of the most beautiful and remote coastal locations around the UK and Ireland.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in September 2014.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in 2016 from Calgary, Canada after founding and launching, Strike Communications, which at the time, was Canada’s newest live theatrical entertainment and arts marketing company.
Prior to opening Strike Communications, I had the privilege of serving as Vice President of Bottom Line Productions, one of Canada’s leading arts marketing firms. My career has also taken me to Alberta Ballet, one of the nation’s largest ballet companies, as Manager of Marketing and Operations and Director of Resource Development.
With twenty years of experience in the arts and entertainment sectors; as a performer, volunteer, advocate, professional arts manager and marketer; I’ve been fortunate to manage or direct campaigns for some of the most highly respected brands including: Broadway Across Canada and the National Tours of Wicked, The Book of Mormon, War Horse, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Disney’s The Lion King, Chicago The Musical, Hairspray and Mamma Mia!; Keystone Entertainment with Aerosmith: Guitar Hero Tour, ZZ Top and Tony Bennett; The National Ballet of Canada and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Cirque du Soleil (arena and big-top productions of: Alegria, Amaluna, Dralion, Michael Jackson’s Immortal Tour, Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities and Quidam), One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo – Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts (the largest festival of its kind west of Toronto, Canada), Cavalia and Odysseo by Cavalia (world’s biggest touring big-top.)
I’m very grateful to be a recipient of MacEwan University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and have been named one of Calgary, Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine.
Being an active part of the community, and supporting the next generation of marketers is extremely important. I was fortunate to share my knowledge as a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)’s – Business Administration Marketing Major Program; and served as an Executive-in-Residence (Focus: Marketing & Communications) for Calgary Arts Development.
Having started my career in Banking and Investment Management this rapidly became 12 years’ experience in Finance, Team Management, Project Work and Information Systems.
With a long lasting passion for theatre, but not knowing exactly where, I decided to take the plunge and studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Drama School. This proved invaluable and led to working as Stage Management or Company Manager on Productions including Disney’s The Lion King, Les Miserables, White Christmas, Peter Pan, Dick Whittington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even a non-speaking part in Enjoy!
During this time, I also worked abroad as an Accountant and Operations Manager for Mark Warner Holidays with posts on Greece, France and Sri Lanka.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in 2014 with responsibility for Finance and Operations and enjoy it immensely. Additionally, I am studying for a degree in Accountancy with plans to complete a MSc in Accounting & Financial Management and join the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
I began my career in theatre in 2006 when I joined the Groups Department at Ticketmaster. From there, I continued to Seatem Ltd. quickly becoming Groups Manager.
I ran Theatre Tokens at the Society of London Theatre for four and a half years; and worked at lastminute.com, overseeing the marketing and development of their theatre products.
More recently, I was Ticketing and Sales Marketing Manager at Target Live where I worked with a variety of clients including Bill Kenwright Ltd. and the UK touring productions of Dirty Dancing and Shrek The Musical.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in October 2015, after graduating from the University of West London with a degree in BA (Hons) Theatre Production (Design & Management). During this time, I worked on shows for the London College of Music, Questors Theatre and the Charing Cross Theatre, mainly in the field of costume design and management. I also completed an Arts Administration Internship at the Little Angel Theatre where I worked closely with the Touring and Marketing department.
Prior to working at JOE PUBLIC, alongside my degree I worked at the Ambassador Theatre Group, where I was a Front of House Team Member and Cover Senior Assistant at the Piccadilly Theatre and other London venues. I also had the chance to work backstage, on numerous occasions, as a stage crew member for the West End musical, Jersey Boys.
I began my career in Arts Marketing with English National Opera, joining the company in 1998. In the 5 years I was at the London Coliseum I progressed from Junior Assistant to Acting Marketing Manager.
I worked closely with the Director of Communications on the refurbishment and restoration of the London Coliseum before leaving to join the advertising agency Dewynters at the beginning of 2004.
During my time as an Account Manager I worked for numerous entertainment clients including Wicked, Donmar Warehouse, Welsh National Opera, Bill Kenwright Ltd, David Pugh Ltd, Andrew Fell Ltd and the inaugural Tower of London Summer Musical Festival.
In early 2010 I took a 6-month break to travel through Australia and New Zealand before returning to the Arts as a Temporary Marketing Manager for the British Museum. Projects included the 2010/11 Treasures of Heaven exhibition and the Australian Season – a series of exhibitions and events dedicated to Australian culture.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in the summer of 2011.
I am currently studying a bachelor’s degree of science in accounting at Birkbeck University college of London. Throughout my academic years I’ve discovered a love of finance topics and the range of skills including: quantitative, analytical and decision-making skills.
I am gaining a strong understanding of accounting, the environment in which it operates and the ability to apply a wide range of accounting skills and competencies from preparing financial statements to interpreting complex material and relating theory to practice.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in September 2016.
Graduating from The University of Manchester in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Drama, during my studies, I worked as a Box Office Assistant at Underbelly Ltd., one of the largest venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, over the Summer.
After graduating, I worked as a Production Assistant at Kenny Wax Ltd. where I assisted in the day-to-day running of their major West-End production of Top Hat the Musical. During this period, I also volunteered as a Drama Therapy Assistant in community centres around South-East London.
In 2013, I joined the advertising agency, Dewynters, as a Partnerships and Promotional Marketing Executive. During this time at Dewynters, I was able to work across a variety of theatre clients, including, The Book of Mormon, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in February 2015.
I graduated from the University of West London in 2015 with a BA (Hons) Theatre Production (Design and Management). I had the opportunity to work on a number of productions for Questors Theatre and London College of Music in a variety of production roles including deputy and Stage Manager. While studying I worked as a casual Theatre Technician, working on a wide range of performances, and volunteered for over 5 years supporting junior technicians during The Beck theatre’s Youth Summer Project. I also worked as a Support Technician for Qdos Entertainment Pantomimes at The Beck Theatre on Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Jack and the Beanstalk.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in October 2016.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music and Drama in 2009. Shortly after, I began my career in my hometown of Manchester, with internships at Manchester Camerata and Oldham Coliseum.
In 2010, I began working as a Box Office Assistant at Contact before moving to London in 2011 to take the role of Head of Sales at the Royal Court. In my five years at the Royal Court, I worked on several commercial West End transfers including Hangmen and Jerusalem.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in November 2016.
I started my career in theatre in 2002 working as Education Trainee at Chichester Festival Theatre during a gap year.
After graduating, I worked as Festival Assistant and Deputy Box Office Manager for The Company Presents, working on a selection of arts festivals, including Arundel and Chelsea.
In 2006 I joined the Ambassador Theatre Group, working in the Marketing Department of Richmond Theatre. In the 5 years working here I progressed from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Manager and worked on a wide variety of pre and post West End plays and musicals (including Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, The Judas Kiss and Long Day’s Journey Into Night). It was during this time that I also had the chance to work with a wide variety of producers in the industry.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in 2014.
We established JOE PUBLIC in 2009 and it fills me with pride every day to lead a team of such wonderful, smart and dedicated human beings. ‘Work Hard. Play Hard. Be Kind’ is on the wall at our office.
I started my working life in the marketing and education departments of the Warwick Arts Centre; running the Youth Theatre and working as an assistant to the marketing team. I returned home to London and was given the opportunity to experience life in the marketing department of the National Theatre before joining Act Productions, where I had the opportunity to work on numerous shows including Boeing-Boeing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Whipping It Up. Following my time on the production side of the industry, I moved back across to work for the agency aka in their Client Services team, where I was a proud member of the team that launched Jersey Boys in the West End. I have always supported a number of emerging and smaller companies with their work on the London Fringe as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and I consult for some exciting emerging theatre companies in London.
In 2013, The Hospital Club, in partnership with The Guardian Culture Professionals Network, very flatteringly named me as a winner in the Advertising, Marketing and PR category in The Hospital Club 100, the annual campaign to identify the 100 most influential and innovative people working across the arts, culture and the creative industries in the UK.
I’m at my best when I’m working side by side with my team, our collaborators and our clients and truly believe that collaboration is the key to success, innovation and happiness.
After graduating drama school, I made the choice that an acting career wasn’t for me & began working in theatre as Box Office clerk at the Novello. I was subsequently promoted to Deputy Box Office Manager and worked on such shows as Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables & Jersey Boys.
I was subsequently invited to work on the 25th Anniversary Celebrations for The Phantom of the Opera as Ticketing Coordinator, where I was responsible for managing the inventory for the birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall.
In 2013 I joined AKA Promotions as Ticketing Manager working on such shows as the The Weir, Disney on Ice and Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense.
Whilst at AKA I was invited to join All Made Up Comedy, an all-female improv group. Together we developed our own improv show ‘This Time its Social’ which has had two successful runs at the Edinburgh fringe festival.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in March 2015.
I began my career in press and marketing interning for the luxury British heritage brand DAKS, whilst at university, and went onto work part-time as Marketing Assistant at the high-street retailer Jaeger, after graduating. I graduated from Keele University with a BA (Dual Hons) in Business Management and Marketing in 2013.
After working in the fashion industry I began my journey in arts marketing as Press and Marketing Assistant in 2014 at ATG’s regional venue – New Wimbledon Theatre, and went onto become the Marketing Officer. At New Wimbledon Theatre I worked on various productions that were both pre and post West End, however, I mainly focused on the marketing of children shows and audience development events.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in January 2016, and now work on the marketing campaigns for touring productions across the UK.
After graduating from the University of Warwick with a BA (Hons) in English & Theatre Studies, I joined JOE PUBLIC in January 2014 working on the campaigns for a number of clients including Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kinky Boots, Memphis the Musical, Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies, Orson’s Shadow and Don Juan in Soho.
I have previously worked as a Box Office Assistant at the Warwick Arts Centre, was Events Manager for Warwick Student Arts Festival and completed production, marketing and PR internships with Jamie Hendry Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre and Frank PR.
A trained tap dancer and keen runner, when I’m not currently living and breathing the worlds of Wicked, Kinky Boots and Don Juan in Soho, you’ll find me jumping and jiving on a dance floor or training for the next big race!
I began my career at the Theatre Royal Plymouth working in the Groups department and progressing to Head of Marketing in 2007, and have produced campaigns for a wide variety of work from Cameron Mackintosh, Disney and New Adventures to Complicite, Frantic Assembly and Ontroerend Goed.
During my time at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, I led several strategic projects including implementing new websites, CRM ticketing systems, research strategies and major rebranding exercises. In 2013 I left Plymouth following the most commercially successful year in the theatre’s history.
In between two six-month breaks travelling Asia and South America, I had the opportunity to pursue several freelance marketing contracts including spells at Leicester Curve and Stage Entertainment. I began my time at Stage Entertainment in the international marketing department and went on to manage the 2014 UK & Ireland tour of Singin’ in the Rain.
I joined JOE PUBLIC in September 2015.
Whilst studying at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, I started my first job in the West End as part-time Access Host at the Prince Edward Theatre. It was at this point that I caught the ticketing bug that was to take over the rest of my adult life!
After graduating, I worked as Deputy Box Office Manager for C Venues, the largest venue at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, working on everything from unicycling clowns to a drag troupe reenactment of Jay Aston (of Buck’s Fizz fame) and her life following leaving the band! If you can sell that number of weird and wonderful projects, I thought, you can sell anything!
I returned to the West End to work for Delfont Mackintosh Theatres in various venues before being appointed as Box Office Manager at the Noël Coward Theatre in 2008. During his time I had the privilege to work on a variety of plays and musicals (including Avenue Q; Calendar Girls; ENRON; Deathtrap; Million Dollar Quartet and Hay Fever) and for producers including Michael McCabe, Playful Productions, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, the Michael Grandage Company, Cameron Mackintosh and Sonia Friedman.
Ronnie joined JOE PUBLIC in 2013.
After graduating from the University of Reading in 2008, I embarked on a placement at BBC Radio Berkshire.
I joined JOE PUBLIC as Marketing Assistant in 2009, working on Wicked – London and the West End transfer of the Olivier Award-winning Spring Awakening. My role has developed alongside the expansion of the company, working on numerous productions including Wicked – London, Wicked – UK & Ireland Tour, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the West End production of Million Dollar Quartet.
Sam took part in the Stage One Workshop for New Producers in Spring 2010.
After graduating from Guildford School of Acting in 2011, I moved to London to make my way in the ‘big smoke’. Since then, I have worked for a number of theatre companies across the West End, including Really Useful Group, Ambassadors Theatre Group and St. James Theatre (now The Other Palace) assuming a wide variety of roles.
During a short break from the industry, I indulged my love for baking to do something fun; I set up a home baking business. Miss Simms Bakehouse produces brownies and bespoke cakes for hungry people at weddings, parties and events across the country, and in April 2015 I returned to the world of theatre when ‘Miss Simms’ was commissioned to bake brownies for The Olivier Awards nominee goody bags! I didn’t realise how much I has missed theatreland until then, but it felt like coming home! Following on from that, I combined my two great passions when a friend and I came up with the idea to co-found and produce The West End Bake Off. The event returned in 2016 for its second successful year of fundraising for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, and continues to go from strength to strength.
I was delighted to join the team at JOE PUBLIC in October 2016.