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Marie Donnelly

PR, Copy Writing and Social Media Management

Works remotely from Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • Suggested rate £250 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely

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Languages

  • English

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Marie in a few words

M.A.D Communications is a creative marketing, PR and copywriting agency, based in the heart of the North East of England. We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK and around the globe, creating bespoke content, campaigns, and creative that perfectly encapsulates your brand.

We’re a bunch of canny lasses, armed with an impressive set of skills, knowledge, and expertise (even if we do say so ourselves), as well as a genuine passion for what we do.

Working seamlessly across PR, web, design, social and digital marketing platforms, we provide highly engaging content and campaigns that reflect who you are and how you want to be seen.

We’re super proud of the work we do, and our goal is always to get the best possible results for you and your brand, creating your vision and sharing it with the world.

We’re a small team, but we don’t let that stand in our way. And we’re growing all the time. Between us, we’ve got the skills and expertise to meet your social, copy, content, and digital needs.

We transform insights into ideas, and ideas into content that differentiates your brand, engages your community, and converts your prospects. We don’t believe in vanity metrics, that’s not our style. We believe in solving problems by understanding what’s really needed.

We may have a few academic achievements under our belt and a wealth of combined experience that allows us to tackle even the most bizarre of projects, but we aren’t daft enough to think we know it all. That’s why we’re always learning, growing and keeping up to date on the latest and greatest techniques, tools and tricks to get you noticed.

Experience

M.A.D Communications

Managing Director

Northeastern United States, USA

June 2013 - Today (9 years and 5 months)

We are M.A.D Communications. We are a young, vibrant, forward thinking PR Company, working with organisations and individuals who are looking to communicate a youthful vibe to a youthful audience. M.A.D Communications isn't a regular, run of the mill PR Company. We are an eclectic mix up of the coolest concepts and the quirkiest ideas. We embrace our creativity and don't conform to the so-called 'norm'. It's this dynamic approach that enables us to produce innovative, creative, and attention grabbing campaigns. Priding ourselves on achieving optimum results, we combine our skills and passions to offer our clients a range of tailor made services including press releases, social media, magazine production, and fully integrated PR campaigns, to name but a few. (You can find a full run down of what we do in our services section). Because we really like having happy, smiley clients (who doesn't), we spend a lot of time making sure we understand our clients and their target audiences – we believe this is a really important part of our job. Understanding our clients and what they want to achieve, allows us to understand how best to communicate their messages to the media world and beyond.

WorldPay

Authorisations advisor

Gateshead, UK

February 2008 - Today (14 years and 9 months)

Handling a variety of calls from both customers and merchants Developing essential customer service skills to meet the needs and expectations of the business Achieve call monitoring and aspirational targets

BA Magazine Journalism Sunderland University

Magazine journalism

September 2008 - July 2011 (2 years and 10 months)

I created a 180 page North East fashion magazine for my end of year practical project. I worked independently throughout whilst managing every step of the production process, from the market research in the early stages to designing, writing and structuring the entire publication. During a four-month period, I took on the responsibility of creating a magazine with credibility and one, which fulfilled my vision. I worked hard to secure credible sources representing the whole ethos of my magazine and selected appropriate advertising revenue. In the end I secured interviews with several celebrities, up and coming fashion designers, local businesses and members of the public. Sourced and designed all editorial content, photo-shoots and conducted all interviews. This shows I have the ability to engage effectively with others whilst building a good rapport.

RBS

Work experience RBS World magazine

January 2011 - January 2011

My first practical insight into the world of journalism and PR was when I joined RBS Group Communications in Edinburgh for 2 work placements, in the capacity of an editorial assistant. My time in Edinburgh proved to be invaluable as I gained an abundance of practical experience working in a professional environment. I sourced stories, conducted interviews by telephone and face-to-face, chased copy and subbed news. I worked independently and used my own initiative to come up with newsworthy story angles, ideas and features. I knew the importance of identifying RBS World's target audience and adapting my writing style to suit the publication's house style. I successfully determined which stories were suitable for publication and which fell wide of the brief. As a result my editor trusted me to cherry pick the best story proposals from the mailbox on a daily basis. I also accompanied my Editor on a business trip to Liverpool to cover a conference with Stephen Hester. I was responsible for interviewing employees in the style of a Voxpop

Education