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Hello. I’m Ben, a creative marketing leader working with global brands.

In this hills above Pag, Croatia.

Who the hell are you?

I'm a break from the norm creative marketing lead, working with agencies, brands and startups to bring ideas and campaigns to life. Over the years I've worked for a wide variety of companies from brave new business ventures to huge household names.

Recent highlights include building and launching Sky's National General Knowledge Test, which received over a quarter of a million platform engagements, flying to Hong Kong to oversee the creative for Cathay Pacific's 'Work Well Done' awards ceremony, and producing design and copy for the PR launch of Channel 4's 'Brexit: The Uncivil War'.

I'm always keen to work with brands large and small, so don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to supercharge your marketing, design, photography or copy.

Ben Horsley-Summer

Freelance | Ben Horsley

2004 – Present

It all began back in 2004, when I started photographing bands and events. This grew and grew, taking me all over the UK and even to LA. I began to build up a steady pipeline of creative work too, focusing on marketing and design. To date, I've freelanced for the likes of Siemens, BBC, Sky, Smirnoff, Pimm's, Channel 4 and Palmer's. I regularly work on pitches and concepts for Taylor Herring, the UK's most-awarded PR agency.

Marketing Manager | Kyan

2018 – Present

At Kyan, I form one third of the agency's Growth Team. Here I've been able to apply my creative experience to a fairly non-traditional marketing role, which explores technical content, interview series', video work and events. Kyan are a digital product studio of 40+ staff, working with clients like WWF, Universal, Hitachi and Sage.

Head of Creative & Digital | theblueballroom

2016 – 2018

Leading a studio of five content writers and designers amongst a wider team of eighteen people, I produced creative for clients, including Zurich, Arcadis, LVMH, Roche and DHL. My work covered design, copy and comms strategy. In early 2017, I worked in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific on a number of their communication campaigns.

Head of Design & Brand | Vapouriz Group

2016

Whilst my time at Vapouriz Group was short, I achieved some key milestones for the company, formalising their email marketing and social strategies, producing new brand designs for their white label clients, and working with their store network to refresh their entire range of POS materials. This was an exciting market to work in, not without challenges imposed by government's Tobacco Products Directive.

Head of Creative Services | Experian

2011 – 2016

Working within their Marketing Services division of 1,000+ staff across the globe (now Cheetah Digital), I headed up the ten-strong design and development studio. We produced marketing comms for Sky, Burberry, Estee Lauder, ITV, Starbucks, Barclays and Vodafone. This started as a hands-on roll and towards the latter years became client-facing, where I worked on pitches workshops and user research projects.

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