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David Pitchford

David Pitchford

Content Strategy Director at Content Process Ltd | Accounts Director at Uptic Systems Ltd

Location
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Industry
Online Media
Current
  1. Content Process Ltd
Previous
  1. Intelligent Giving,
  2. Scient,
  3. PricewaterhouseCoopers
Education
  1. School for Social Entrepreneurs
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Websites
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Content Process Ltd

Content Process Ltd

Content Strategy Director

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Background

Summary

# Status 16 July: working with University College London and Uptic

I divide my time between managing online marketing projects for Content Process Ltd and supporting Uptic's new applicant tracking tool.

UPTIC SYSTEMS: Uptic is a new company developing a recruitment support system for international schools. I develop content for the marketing site and for the tool itself. I also provide support for new and prospective customers.

CONTENT PROCESS LTD: I provide mature planning, advisory, management and hands-on support for all editorial dimensions of online and offline projects - from international web relaunches to the writing of training manuals.

My work derives from a rare blend of journalistic, strategic, technical and UX skills. It normally pivots around three activities: audits and requirements-gathering, synthesis of business and user needs and editorial production planning/execution.

Clients (agency or direct) include: Sony, Etihad Airlines, Jaguar Land Rover, Invesco Perpetual, Mindshare, PwC, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Samsung, ACCA, Saudi Aramco, News International, Allied Domecq, Boots, the House of Lords.

Specialties: Content strategy | Content marketing | Content-focussed website planning and project management | User experience planning | Process creation & documentation | Copywriting | Editorial governance, staff recruitment and mentoring.

Experience

Content Strategy Director

Content Process Ltd
– Present (7 years 6 months)London, UK

I manage all user experience aspects of smaller online projects or join forces with other agencies (most recently OgilvyOne and DigitasLBi) to focus on Content Strategy on larger projects.

Founder and Director

Intelligent Giving
(2 years 10 months)London, United Kingdom

Attracted £300k+ philanthropic funding then built and with three staff and two interns maintained a Which?-style online guide to charities - the UK's most popular non-transactional charity site. Featured in all national newspapers, on national radio and TV, and viewed as a loud and provocative voice in the voluntary sector.

Content Lead

Scient
(3 years 1 month)

Led the User Experience/Content workstream on web/intranet projects for large corporates. Incorporated user research, taxonomy, style guides, tone of voice guides, use cases, input training - in close partnership with technical and business workstreams.

EMEA web manager

PricewaterhouseCoopers
(3 years)

Project manager and trainer, creating and managing country- and language-specific websites for each EMEA territory in which PwC has a presence.

Writer & sub-editor

Emap
(2 years)Internet Magazine and Communications Times

Interviewed seminal internet figures including Vint Cerf and experimented with emerging technologies including IRC and QTVR. Also contributed to and sub-edited the world's best-selling internet guide, "The Rough Guide to the Internet"

Editor, writer and sub-editor

The London Times, News of the World, Camping Magazine (editor) and more
(6 years 5 months)London, United Kingdom

Ran small national magazine, co-ordinating advertising, printing and publisher requirements. Conceived and wrote/commissioned articles and regular columns. Interviewed broad range of celebrities, captains of industry etc. Worked with designers to lay out then proof-read/cut/expand articles, compose headlines, subheads and captions. Rewrote contributed copy.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Contributor to editorial and marketing work

Afghan Action
Poverty Alleviation

Opportunities David is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes David cares about:

Organizations David supports:

  • Oxfam
  • Sustrans
  • Compassion in World Farming

Skills

Education

School for Social Entrepreneurs

The University of Manchester

B Soc. Sci, Social Anthropology

Everything I learned in anthropology has no doubt been discarded as antediluvian nonsense by now but I picked up useful tidbits in Politics, Spanish, Sociology and Philosophy.

Haileybury College

Interests

Honors & Awards

Winner of the New Statesman Information & Openness Award 2007

Languages

  1. English

  2. French

  3. Spanish

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