Steph Marshall Power | DipM ACIM BA Hons
Marketing, Social Media and PR Gem
I call myself ‘gem’ as I’m anti-‘consultant’ and I’m a real find. Take a look here if you don’t believe me.
I’ve planned, promoted and partied; listened, lobbied and liaised; created, campaigned and copywritten my way from graduate to director level in my career as a Chartered Marketer and PR Professional – got letters after my name and everything. I’ve worked with CEOs of global enterprises, marketing managers at SMEs, directors of startups and entrepreneurs in b2b and b2c markets. I get a real buzz from events. I’ve stage-managed, run press offices, created and operated exhibition stands both in the UK and abroad. I love sharing my passion for all things marketing and adding to my skills, currently with a BTEC in Social Media for Business. I respond well to smiles, politeness, tea and biscuits.
I’m a huge motor racing fan, especially my dad’s Bowlby Mk2 Clubmans car, MotoGP and Valentino Rossi. I volunteer for MotoGP charity Riders for Health and I’m Chairman of Kaleidoscope Community Music in Derby and sing in the choir. And, of course, I adore my family, especially my two daughters, Emily and Isla.
As a freelancer, I’ve been using my wide variety of skills in social media, marketing, PR, branding and business development to help a range of companies. Have a look at some recent projects to learn more.
One of my most memorable projects as a PR Manager was launching The Edward de Bono Foundation UK, organising the first ‘Big Think Week’, meeting Mr de Bono and handling his press schedule. I studied de Bono techniques with the Foundation and put them into practice back in the office. I helped create the Creative Thinking programme at Berkeley PR and ran sessions using the thinking systems internally for staff and externally for clients.
In my PR agency life, I trained executives from graduate to manager level, as well as mentoring staff across the Company. I particularly enjoyed this aspect of my job and take great pride in having helped shape successful careers. As Regional Manager, I handled all aspects of office administration as well as maintained client accounts, fee income, staff management and development.
Event planning and management is a favourite element of my marketing skill set. The NEC Birmingham and the Messe Friedrichshafen in Germany were the biggest outdoor shows in our Terra Nova calendar and certainly provided a logistical and operational challenge. New product development would be scheduled for launch at these major events, which meant new packaging, sales collateral, marketing materials and PR would be required also.
Since 2005, I have been a volunteer for Riders for Health, an award-winning social enterprise working to improve healthcare in Africa through effective transportation. For the last six years, I have been instrumental in managing the stage show during the Charity’s largest annual fundraising event, Day of Champions, which is part of the British Moto GP, of which I am a huge fan!
I’m passionate about Social Media, Marketing and PR. I love training people and giving them the confidence to plan and execute strategies to help grow their business. Contact me for a chat to see how I can help you.
social media marketing and networking | communications and media relations | marketing and media strategy | profile raising | brand development | internal and external company communication | copywriting | translating complex concepts into plain English and business benefits | event management