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Award winning Internal Communications, Graphic & Website design, Copywriting, Publishing, Printing, Marketing, PR, Fundraising, Income Generation and Event Delivery are all part of the parcel.
As a Brand and Communications Strategist, Alex Kinnear-Mellor delivers creative direction, and also brings together stakeholders with the support and drive required for successful brand delivery.
Stakeholders can include Shareholders, Board Members, Senior Leadership, Agencies, Marketing, PR, Fundraising, Income Generation, IT and HR departments.
Businesses require continuity when working on a brand. All stakeholders need to be engaged in a brand project from the outset to keep resources, expectations and ultimately the brand’s success on track. Alex Kinnear-Mellor delivers these solutions.
Project management is only part of the process; original thought, internal stakeholder and agency collaboration, and foresight is delivered with agility and importantly, enjoyment.
Branding is about exploring what your business, product or company initiative really is, and then helping others to see it too. Alex Kinnear-Mellor has the personality and ability to smoothly lead a business through this branding process. Go on, extend the possibilities of your brand today.

07971 567731 or alex@kinnearcreative.com

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My consulting and employment portfolio

Event Delivery > International Awards Event Event Delivery > International Awards Event

Event Delivery > International Awards Event

Client: CIC working with UK government, MOD and VIPs

Brief:  Project manage, through to delivery, an international awards event, with VVIP guests, including high office, high rank government officials and celebrities.

Work: Coordinated stakeholders, from event and design agencies, to client’s staff and external parties (as well as supporting with copywriting, CRM and web development), to deliver on time and budget an event for over 500 guests. 


Skills: Gantt Project Planning. Brief writing. Event coordination (timings, budget, print and online content, venue and MOD / Metropolitan Police security liaison). Speech writing.  Talent, VIP and SLT liaison. Relationship building. Internal Communications.

Communications, Marketing & PR Manager > National Equine Charity

Communications, Marketing & PR Manager > National Equine Charity

Employer:  Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare; one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities.

Tenure: 2019 – 2021

Job Description:  Manage a graphic design and marketing team, as well as agencies. Working with the SLT to develop PR and marketing strategies which will deliver on the charity’s strategic targets, including fundraising, income generation, HR, operations and welfare, and leading all of the marketing and PR activities.


Skills: Team Leadership. Rebranding (working with agency) online and on site. Brand strategy, including audience profiling, segmentation and targeting. Marketing strategy. Social Media strategy, management and delivery. Fundraising and income generation initiatives. Retail. Internal Communications. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Web design; WordPress. New ways of working conceptualisation and realisation. Copywriting. Press Release writing and distribution. Local and National Press and Television liaison (BBC). Event stand design. Event coordination. GDPR. CRM. Editorial.

Awards: The Legacy Futures Innovation Award 2021

Highlights: 

  • Significantly increased brand reach and profile on social media by devising improved targeted, consistent content. This generated an average Facebook engagement rate of 4% compared to the UK average of 0.9%, 8.2% YOY Facebook follower increase and 18.6 YOY Instagram increase.
  • Rebranded and overhauled content for the charity website, increasing page per sessions to 5.5 average and 10% reduction in bounce rates.
  • Designed and delivered a legacy campaign that won The Legacy Futures Innovation Award, beating shortlist of Alzheimers Society, St Johns Ambulance and Royal Museum’s Greenwich.
  • Redesigned and delivered the nationwide charity magazine whilst reworking improved methods for content collaboration, generating increased donations of 53% and sales of 330%.

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Pro Bono: Brand Strategy > ‘Outstanding’ Primary School Pro Bono: Brand Strategy > ‘Outstanding’ Primary School

Pro Bono: Brand Strategy > ‘Outstanding’ Primary School

Client: Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ Primary School

Brief: Establish the governing and teaching strategy and support with general communications

Work: As a school governor, this pro-bono work involved workshopping with governors, parents, teachers and pupils, to gather the data to support the creation of an established, authentic brand, including values and vision statement, and ultimately a 5 year strategy to retain their Ofsted Outstanding status.


Skills: Brand strategy. Culture defining. Workshop. Internal communications. Income generation. Fundraising. Website content. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator.

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Culture Definition, Branding & Website Development> Chartered Accounts

Client: Magma Chartered Accountants

Brief: Define the company culture, create Code of Conduct, gain company wide buy-in, design accompanying company stationary, IT and website pages.

Work: Workshopped with Senior Partners to define current and desired vision and values for the expanding business. Created, and designed accompanying iconography, a Code of Conduct (values and ethics) that encapsulates the business, its clients and employees. Designed company stationary, IT support tools and developed website pages. Presented new vision and values company-wide.

See more:magma.co.uk/our-code-of-conduct/


Skills: Brand strategy. Workshop. Culture defining. SLT liaison. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, InDesign. Website; WordPress. Project Management. Presenting. Internal Communications.

PR & Marketing Coordinator > Air Ambulance Service and Trust

PR & Marketing Coordinator > Air Ambulance Service and Trust

Employer: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Tenure: 2015 – 2016

Job Description: Promote charity through a range of activities, events and initiatives, to grow brand awareness, engagement, fundraising opportunities and income generation. As an effective networker, develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders in both counties to help raise awareness of the charity and its life saving-service.


Skills: Brand strategy, including audience profiling, segmentation and targeting. Marketing strategy. Social Media strategy, management and delivery. Adobe Creative Suite; Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. Web design; WordPress. Copywriting. Press Release writing and distribution. Internal Communications. Local and National Press and Television liaison. Retail design. Event coordination. GDPR. CRM. Fundraising and income generation initiatives. Editorial. Crisis Management. 

Highlights:

  • Raised the profile of the charity with local and national press through improved relations and quality content release, resulting in increases of over 50% for online, social media and print coverage, as well as significant television exposure such as The Paul O’Grady Show, Jeremy Kyles’ The Kyle Files and local BBC News.
  •  Improved the quality of the charity’s brand strategy and assets by creating brand guidelines and online media library, the coordination of photoshoots, developing the charity website and producing an animated charity video.
  • Enhanced Key Stakeholder relations, from Trustee to Volunteers, leveraging the charity’s key messages and appeals
  • Worked with an agency to support the delivery of rebranded shops.
  • Continued to support with marketing, fundraising and PR charity when I returned to consultancy work.

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Internal Communications > Entertainment / Nightclubs Industry Screenshot of intranet page

Internal Communications > Entertainment / Nightclubs Industry

Client: Luminar Group Ltd

Brief: Design and develop new internal Communications mechanism for National business; with ongoing copywriting and editing.

Work: Working with CEO, Marketing Director and IT department designed and branded new internal communications mechanism; The Connection. Moving on from previous PDF mechanism, this weekly online site, with over 3000 subscribers was co-written and edited by me.


Skills: Internal communications. Branding. Stakeholder management. Intranet, Sharepoint. Copywriting. Culture defining.

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