• Felix Hemsley
  • Digital & Social Marketer
  • Proven. Reliable. Logical.
A STRATEGIC AND CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL
WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD.
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Experienced
7 year digital proffessional with groundings in PPC, SEO, SEM, evolving into a core focus on social media and digital builds.
Strategic
Considerate to the full view of the marketing mix, from advertising to earned media, ensuring balanced and complimentary digital strategies.
Creative
Always ensuring campaigns are engaging and add value to user experiences, the creative process is a key passion in all my executions.
Digital
My passion for digital extends beyond device screens and into the real world through engaging experiences.
MY PORTFOLIO
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, LOREM IPSUM IS NOT SIMPLY RANDOM TEXT. IT HAS ROOTS IN A PIECE OF CLASSICAL LATIN LITERATURE FROM 45 BC, MAKING IT OVER 2000 YEARS OLD.

Bing – Help Your Britain

Onken Yogurts

#FGWSummerTracks

BiC – 4 Colours Gapaway

Ferrari by Logic3

The Inside Track

With an unrivalled passion for new technology and marketing Felix has the creative and strategic mindset to transform his knowledge and drive into tangible projects.

- Richard Turrell - Group Head of Digital at FiveTen Group -

Few people I meet in business can easily juggle passion with pragmatism, but Felix is one of those people.

- Simon Lewis - Co-founder at Edge Global Media Group -

An enthusiastic, creative individual always looking for new opportunities for social media. Easy to work with
and full of ideas.

- Mike Harrison - Marketing and Support Director at Spikes Cavell -

Felix is one of the early adopters of digital and social media marketing and is therefore an excellent addition to any business.

- Ryan Visser - Head of Social Media and Digital at VMware EMEA -

Felix was given the chance to start and develop the social media side of the business and he grabbed that with both hands, bringing the team along with him.

- Lee Lomas - Head of Corporate Business Development at ACE Group -


My Skills


CREATIVE90%
CLIENT SERVICING85%
STRATEGY80%
TEAM MANAGEMENT80%
PLANNING75%
BUDGETING70%
PHOTOSHOP65%
CODING35%

FOCUS ON MY SKILLS
WHILST MY SKILL SET IS VARIED, HAVING WORKED IN DIGITAL MEDIA ACROSS THE BOARD, KEY AREAS SHINE THROUGH AND HAVE BEEN LEVERAGED OVER THE YEARS BY CLIENTS AND EMPLOYERS ALIKE
  • CLIENT SERVICE

    I am a natural and confident communicator, able to immediately strike a relationship with my peers and clients effectively. Difficult and sensitive situations are not to be shied
    away from.

  • Strategy

    I am a firm believer that strategy lies in insight. It is only by understanding the current landscape that we can set the creative challenge to deploy truly
    successful campaigns.

  • TEAM MANAGEMENT

    I understand that a team can only be as effective as those whom nurture and support it, I have previously inducted, managed and supported a full team to become more effective in achieving overall business goals.

  • Improvement

    Businesses and teams have very clear dynamics and I am not one to ruffle feathers, however I am always keen to find new a better ways to achieve objectives, both
    internally and externally.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, LOREM IPSUM IS NOT SIMPLY RANDOM TEXT. IT HAS ROOTS IN A PIECE OF CLASSICAL LATIN LITERATURE FROM 45 BC, MAKING IT OVER 2000 YEARS OLD.
  • 2011
  • 3 Monkeys Communications – Digital Account Director

    December 2011 – Present

    As digital account director at 3 Monkeys, it is my responsibility to have a global view of the digital accounts which we manage on both a retained and project basis. Liaising directly with the head of digital, my role extends to introducing best practices, ensuring teams are appropriately equipped to handle their tasks, and maintaining client relationships. My continued efforts to remain on-top of strategically backed creative approaches is regularly leveraged by the various teams in the agency.

    December 5, 2011
  • 2010
  • Social Collective 2010 – Co-Founder

    March 2010 – October 2010 (8 months)

    With the aim of creating a more forward looking event for the social media elite, The Social Collective sought to bring true visionaries at the cutting edge of the discipline together for a 1 day conference. This was a collective effort in the organisation of the event between myself and 3 others, culminating in one of the most successful events of the year across the industry; by industry professionals for industry professionals.

    March 11, 2010
  • 2009
  • Essential Communications – Social Media Marketing Manager

    July 2009 – November 2011 (2 years 5 months)

    Heading up the Social Media portion of the agency, this role required continual assessment of the ever changing Social Media space, ensuring that opportunities and developments do not pass by. I also managed and maintained the company blog (http://blog.essential-communications.com) and regularly posted articles covering topics from within the technology industry and the marketing arena, but specifically Social Media and web.

    July 19, 2009
  • Essential Communications – Account Manager

    July 2009 – February 2010 (8 months)

    Working within a close knit team, I was responsible for blue chip client marketing strategies, liaising with senior account managers throughout the process. Covering all manner of media, both on and offline, this role greatly extended my understanding of offline marketing strategies, most notably; Tele-marketing and direct mail pieces, which can be used to compliment my extensive online knowledge. With a central role, I had the responsibility to bring together other functional areas within the business, ensuring that client deliverables were met on time and on budget.   Working strictly in the IT industry, I further increased my technology awareness and broadened my horizons working in the B2B arena.

    July 1, 2009
  • 2008
  • 1000heads

    January 2008 – May 2009 (1 year 5 months)

      Making my first real foray into social media, I was lucky enough to be accepted as an account manger at what was then the largest social agency on the globe, delivering cutting edge campaigns for Nokia.   Steep learning curves and huge levels of responsibility - reporting directly to the account director or managing director - were name of the game. It was a hugely exciting opportunity and a time of great change in the industry which I was energised to be a part of.   Other team members and colleges have since gone on to founder We Are Social and work with other world class digital institutions at senior levels.

    January 8, 2008
  • 2007
  • Summit Media

    September 2007 – January 2008 (5 months)

    I was responsive for the full account management for search engine marketing: PPC (Pay-Per-Click), SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Affiliate Marketing, Shopping Comparison across my portfolio, requiring rapid learning and thick skin. This role also required:

    • Strong team leadership needs
    • Advising clients on best opportunities for their brand and/or products
    • Building client relationships to a personal level easing the working environment whilst maintining professional expectations
    • Reporting and pitching using PowerPoint
    • Data analysis using Excel

    July 1, 2007
  • Sheffield University

    Graduated with a 2:2 in business and law. I was also a member of the Sheffield University Rowing Club, coaching the senior men's squad to their most successful year on record. I was later a committee member of the university's mountaineering, biking and climbing club which allowed me to find a new outlet for my energy and led me into part time work during my studying at one of the UK's top climbing centres. Whilst there, I was an assistant centre manager and shop manager, often handling the entire premises on my own.

    June 30, 2007
  • 2003
  • Abingdon School

    A & AS-Levels:

    • Geography (A Level)
    • Biology (A Level)
    • Business Studies (A Level)
    • Chemistry (AS Level)
    My school years were also amongst my most successful on a personal level, where I achieved international rowing status on 3 occasions, representing Great Britain across Europe, culminating in a silver medal at the European Championships. Unfortunately a slipped disk would see me retire during a spell with the Olympic development squad and with a potential interview at Oxford University rescinded as a result.

    July 1, 2003
BEYOND THE BOARDROOM
WHILST WORK REMAINS A CORE FOCUS OF MY LIFESTYLE, I CAN;T HELP BUT GIVE ATTENTION TO THE OTHER PASSIONS IN MY LIFE WHICH COMPLEMENT ONE ANOTHER TO DRIVE MY CREATIVITY AND VITALITY BEYOND THE BOARDROOM.

Cycling

After 5 years on the GB rowing squad, a slipped disk ended my career. I now expend my energy on two wheels whenever I can…

Fashion

Fashion changes so fast, but the classics stay the same. I make everyday a day to bring dapper back into society…for better of worse!

Fine Spirits

The art of a traditional cocktail is not lost on me. Following a fine appreciation for single malt, Old Fashioned’s are the tipple of choice.

Cars

From vintage classics to modern advancement, I’m fascinated by the automotive industry and the design it drives.