“A modern brand professional has to have an increasing arsenal of increasingly disparate skills to call upon at a moments notice.
The ability to make lightning-quick tactical decisions while having the vision to strategise the long-game; the tenacity to procure the best talent without losing an arm in the process; the skill to lead a team and business acumen to communicate with suppliers, clients and stakeholders simultaneously – and above all – the creative instinct to spot a great idea/campaign when they see one and the eye for detail to see it through.
Mark has all of these qualities in spades and throughout his career has anticipated and embraced the ever-changing landscape while remaining a thoroughly grounded person.
Mark Urey. Creative Director at TMW Unlimited.
“Working for Mark was definitely the push I needed to start becoming a more creative marketeer, his forward-thinking and designs were inspirational and I take lessons from them even today.
Mark took charge of a company that had no clue about marketing and drove it to new heights. Taking a lesser-known brand and re-forming it to be sophisticated and well designed whilst still managing world-renowned brands to the highest level.
Mark’s abilities and marketing drive were well beyond the constraints of his role. I hugely thank Mark for all the help and advice he gave to me and wish him all the luck in the future 🙂 ”
Michelle Garvey. Marketing Communications. APM.
Mark has a sharp eye for creative and sharp wit to boot. He has a deep and informed understanding of ‘creative’ so can write a brief that’s bang on brand and understandable!.
Having produced digital content for him, and under his creative direction: he is organised, driven, and consistently produces great work. A great asset to any prospective client.
Company Director & Filmmaker at Henry.
“I have worked with Mark on many projects for Brand Marketing communications including his complete development and creative direction of a clothing range including branding and marketing direction. I have always found Mark to be professional, driven and above all passionate about getting the best results out of any project and those he works with.
Mark always has a keen eye for detail not just on the project but the budget too and is a hard, but fair bargainer! I look forward to working with Mark on many projects in the coming future and happily recommend him as a creative and drive brand marketeer.“
Shaun Kelly. Account Manager at Inspired Thinking Group.
“Mark is a very creative and forward-thinking person I have worked with Mark on many projects over the last 10 years. He has always been a pleasure to work with and he knows exactly what he wants and knows how to work with people at all levels and disciplines in order to get the best and most ‘on-brand’ results to create hard-hitting campaigns.”
Chris Taylor. Expert in Media Communications. Managing Director. Media Group.
“He took Feridax a wholesaler of the top motorcycle brands to a level of professionalism that was required to move the business forward. I worked with Mark for over 6 years when reported to me as Head of Brand Marketing. He also helped to grow our own brand within the motorcycle market.
He was able to bring a lot of the outsourced work in-house and therefore was able to maximise our marketing budget to the max.
I would be happy to recommend Mark to any business that needs to develop its brands within a market. Thank you for all your help in the past! Robin Harris (previously MD of Feridax) “
Robin Harris. (former) Managing DIrector. Feridax Ltd.
“Mark was so much more than the role permitted him to be. He’s a driver, not a passenger! I was a Sales Representative and Mark was Head of Marketing for the same company. Imagine if you will, a creative genius being forced into doing menial tasks and constantly being told no when he tried to expand their marketing outlook.
I worked closely with Mark and we always worked well together.
My department was basically just me, yes I was part of a bigger team but ultimately just me in my bit paddling my own canoe.
When Mark was allowed to get involved with a product, I knew before we even started that what he would create to advertise/promote/ launch whatever it might be would be quirky, thought-provoking but totally brilliant!
The world needs more Marks to make it a far more interesting place to be. He’s the kind of guy that you want to go for a beer with, he’ll open your mind to dimensions and thought patterns that you didn’t even know existed!”
Ian Burgess. (former) MX Division Account Manager. Feridax Ltd.
Mark is very professional and really listened to what my vision was for the business. He knew just what was required and the best way to deliver it.
Mark provided an absolutely fantastic honest and open service and really took my opinions on board, needless to say I really love my funky new logo!
I cannot recommend Mark highly enough!
Simon Small. Owner, Small Gardening Services.
Copy, graphic design and social media content management for Spada Clothing.