Who are KAM Media?
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Katy has 20 years experience in business development, research and consultancy roles. She started off at The Daily Express where she sold ad space and got yelled at by Richard Desmond, moving on through recruitment and into research and consultancy 10 years ago. Katy is passionate about pubs and bars (and not just about being in them) and small format retail.
In retail, Katy has run research programmes for some of the biggest names in FMCG including Heineken, P&G, Diageo and Heinz. She has also worked consultatively with - and created and delivered research programmes to - most major retailers including The Co-operative, Waitrose and McColl's. She hasn’t had a complaint yet.
In the ontrade, Katy has worked with pub and bar companies as a consultant since what seems like the dawn of time, and run bespoke and syndicated research programmes for both pub companies and ontrade suppliers such as Punch, Enterprise, St Austell, Shepherd Neame, First Drinks, and Carlsberg. They all seemed to like what she did too.
In her spare time, Katy can be found exploring new pubs, bars and restaurants around London, dancing the night away at gigs and partying in fields at festivals. However, she starts every day with a gym session and once in a while she visits a museum to balance it all out.
Strategy and Insight Director
Blake has over 12 years’ experience delivering market leading shopper and consumer insight. He started his career at Kantar before joining HIM in 2009. During his time at HIM, Blake has worked across all areas of the business and has led the development of their products, content and marketing, helping to establish the business as one of the leaders in shopper insights for the convenience sector.
In his most recent role as Content and Innovation Director, Blake oversaw the re-branding of the HIM business and launched their new customer facing website.
He brings with him vast experience in utilising the power of research to support and drive all areas of business from marketing, to commercial performance and technological solutions.
Katie has worked in the UK retail industry for over 17 years, with her expertise covering everything from customer & consumer research and in-store experience, through to people development, customer service and marketing.
She spent 12 years working for a leading research & consultancy agency within both grocery retail and hospitality sectors, helping clients such as Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Coca Cola, Red Bull and Pernod Ricard deliver growth by better understanding their current and future customers. Her most recent role was as Head of Customer Proposition for Bolt Learning, where she developed the customer proposition for the fast-growing tech start-up. Her focus on customer experience and insight is second to none and she is obsessively focused on understanding the needs of our clients and how we can best deliver that for them.
Katie is responsible for expanding KAM Media’s presence as research and insight experts in existing and new channels whilst leading the integration and implementation of KAM Media’s events, PR and digital marketing strategies.
Head of Content Creation
Adrian started out in the film industry, co-ordinating visual effects on and off-set for Warner Bros, Fox Searchlight and The Moving Picture Company.
As a director he’s worked with Campari, John Lewis, Cranswick, Technicolor, L’Oreal, HSBC, Williams F1, RBS, Warburtons, EE and Chelsea FC on branded and corporate content – and when he’s not doing that he’ll be at his desk writing, planning or editing his next drama or comedy film.
Whatever the project is, Adrian looks for strongest story to be told and uses characters, colour and different shooting formats to realise those stories on screen. His background in post-production and VFX means he can comfortably employ those techniques and workflows to create unique images and atmospheres and to maintain technical quality from start to finish.
His dramatic short films have screened at festivals worldwide including Telluride and Palm Springs, and have been curated and distributed internationally by the British Council.