Curriculum Vitae

Rae Lovejoy McQuillan

M: 00 44 7515 638615 

W: https://lovejoysocial.com/

Twitter/ Instagram: @dweezil1968                

Skills

  • Creative social and content marketing strategist with hands on experience
  • Excellent web skills, blogging, social media a specialty, community management, managing Twitter accounts, Facebook Pages, Pinterest, & Instagram, SEO, paid search expertise
  • Above average written and client facing ability, team player
  • Excellent communication skills, motivational speaker, persuasive and confident, great training skills
  • Extensive experience in Silicon Valley start ups, working with global & USA teams
  • “Class leading client relationship handling” 

 Employment History

June 2017 to March 2020

Freelance Digital, Social and Content Manager – clients include The Funky Appliance Company UK & contract as Multi Media Marketing Manager UK/EMEA for Tile Inc. San Mateo

  • Set up and management of social media platforms, & content planning & creation
  • Content creation and curation of UGC assets
  • PR & other activity with external agencies
  • Managing retail channel marketing with stores, sales team and design agency
  • Email marketing input
  • Monthly reporting
  • Retailer events and product training, extensive global travel
  • Finding and nurturing key influencers and building relationships with several celebrities, bloggers and organizations including BBC actors, This Morning, Bear Grylls, Miranda and several Tile partner brands 

May 2014 – May 2017 Social & Content Marketing Manager UK/ EMEA, Fitbit Inc.

  • Original Fitbit EMEA team member at the beginning of the Fitbit story, responsible for all content, digital, email and content marketing and growing the business and teams alongside the EMEA Sales Director

August 2012 – May 2014                   Senior Account Manager, Jellyfish UK, Reigate

  • Responsible for a portfolio of accounts including Fidelity Worldwide Investments & Fitbit Inc. upselling & cross-selling various product lines including SEO, Paid Search, User Experience, Social Media, Content, Web Dev, UX & Creative Design. Advising clients on the best solutions for lead generation, managing relationships with internal teams and the clients’ other agencies, & ongoing digital strategy. New business, proposal writing & setting up new deals
  • Jellyfish Social Media Company Trainer

April 2010 – August 2012                   

Senior Account Manager, iCrossing (Hearst) Brighton, Digital and Search Engine Marketing Agency                                                                                

January 2008 to February 2010                               

Digital Account Manager, Site Visibility, Brighton

April 2007 to December 2007                                  

Account Manager, Madgex Ltd, Brighton

Moved into digital and online marketing at the beginning of this exciting technology, transferring established skills in traditional sales and marketing

May 2003- March 2007                               Sales Manager, Newsquest (Sussex) Ltd    

January 2002                                                Business Dev, Duty Free, South African Airways

June 1999 to October 2001                         Buyer, Duty Free Virgin Atlantic Airways

Lovejoy was responsible for buying as well as designing and producing the airline’s acclaimed inflight brochure, Retail Therapy. She is widely credited with bringing a radical, fresh eye to the business” DFNIOnline.com

November 1998 to May 1999                    Business Development Executive, Ampasand Ltd

May 1998 to October 1998                         Direct Marketing Manager, Radio Times, BBC 

September 1996 to April 1998                  Business Development Exec. RoyalMail             

1989 to August 1996                                               

Various sales roles, Southern Publishing Company, Brighton, The Argus regional newspaper. 1994 named Partnership Marketing Manager of the Year by the Newspaper Society

Education

8 O’levels and 2 A’levels, Diploma of Art & Design Brighton University

Interests

Travel, music, live gigs and festivals. Interior design & property renovation and design. Ssocial media community management for nonprofit organizations including the NSPCC and running a Facebook page, Twitter account, blog and website for a UK based support group @keratoconusGB (ongoing)