People

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Nigel Jones - Founder & Director

The company is run by founder and managing director Nigel Jones who has over 20 years experience in creative marketing with leading brands including: P&G; adidas; Mars; Motorola; Kellogg's; Bausch & Lomb; and PepsiCo. He has held senior positions with the world's largest advertising and public relations businesses including; Saatchi & Saatchi and WPP

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Murray Harkin - Head Of PR

Murray is a high profile public relations and marketing practitioner with over 28 years consultancy experience. He has excellent interpersonal communications skills and a proven track record in managing 'Award winning' campaigns. He offers a sense of maturity, relevant consumer experience, top-level personality management, relevant media contacts and an inbuilt drive to succeed.

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Mike Watson - Non Executive Director

Mike has a successful corporate track record from start-ups, development, turnaround and disposal. Financially literate from the balance sheet to the Boardroom. Experience of working in small start-up teams through to SME's 150+. He is a Queens Award Winner for Innovation and responsible for setting up distribution channels in 70+ countries and offices in New York, Paris, Hamburg and London. He has held senior leadership positions and led the largest recorded sale of a stock photographic collection, Digital Vision, to Getty Images in 2005 for $165m.

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Omar Khan - Non Executive Director

Omar has worked in sports marketing and the sponsorship sectors for over 25 years gaining extensive experience in the world of sports, media and entertainment. His experience has provided his clients with a tried and tested recipe using PR, hospitality and targeted sponsorship to deliver business objectives. He works with brands, agencies and rights holders across all main sectors including: Sport; The Arts; Education; and Charity.

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Paul Poole - Asia Pacific

Paul is an independent marketing consultant with over 20 year's experience of international brand marketing. Paul consults for a number of the world's leading brands, agencies and cultural organisations. He is based in Bangkok, South East Asia where he heads up Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. (PP(SEA)CL).

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Emma Hart - Media Training & Crisis Management Consultant

In the last 12 months Emma has worked with clients ranging from the Bank of England, Orange, EY, Santander, Microsoft and Allen & Overy to name a few. Emma began her media career as a print reporter before becoming an on-air reporter for New Zealand’s first regional television station. She established and headed The European Media Training and Broadcast Division within Edelman PR Worldwide. During this time she handled crisis broadcast media relations for Cantor Fitzgerald after 9/11 and went on to work with Microsoft on the long running DOJ antitrust case.

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Matthew Yeomans - Consultant / Head of Sustainability

Matthew has over 25 years expertise in content and editorial strategy advising FTSE and Fortune 500 companies along with major media organisations. He has a particular focus on sustainability communications and is the lead author of the Social Media Sustainability Index. In 2006 he co-founded the pioneering media brand, Social Media Influence, which ran until 2013.

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Bruce Hayward - Head Of Sponsorship Strategy & Evaluation

Bruce is a consultant, leading the insight, strategic and evaluation needs on behalf of Purple Tangerine and it’s clients. His goal is to identify how rights holders can maximise their assets, creating strong, long-term partnerships. Bruce has over 10 years experience evaluating global sponsorship properties and creating packages that fit different brand categories objectives. His work on strategies and evaluations has generated over $2 billion dollars in revenue in both global naming rights sales and  all levels of sponsor partnerships for properties in the sport, entertainment and leisure industries. Bruce has previously worked for world leading agencies and rights holders including Wasserman Media Group, AEG and IMG.

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Natasha Dyson - Head Of Licensing

A highly commercial licensing professional and team leader with 15 years experience in the industry. Experience working both agency side and client side for small and large companies on global brands, entertainment properties and also with celebrities across adult, teen, tween and preschool age groups. With a brand portfolio that includes: Silverstone Circuits, David Beckham Academy,  Claudia Schiffer, Muhammad Ali, Piggio, UKTV’s channel Dave, Miramax Films, Tooned by McLaren, Ford and the mary-Kateandashley brand.

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Darrell Barnes - International Sports Marketing Consultant

Darrell has over 20 years senior commercial management and marketing experience in sports, environment, technology and industry as well as running his own strategic consulting business. Territorially he specializes in the China market having been based in Beijing for 10 years with key skills in the areas of  Strategic Development and Social Media Marketing. Major clients have included HSBC, Vodafone, Cathay Pacific and Coca-Cola.

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Theresa Simon - Lead Arts Consultant

Theresa has over 20 years experience in the arts world working with: The Wallace Collection, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Waddesdon Manor, The National Trust, Arts Council England, Art on the Underground and the launches of the Hong Kong Art Fair and the London Festival of Architecture.

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Heather Stewart Jones - Founder

Heather heads up the educational marketing business. Creating client campaigns within schools. She has many years of experience working with clients including: Wild In Art; L'Oreal; and Oral B.

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Mike Wadding - Head Of Production

Mike has over 25 years experience working with Purple Tangerine and numerous production companies directing and producing programmes for BBC and ITV.

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Anthony Pike - Design

Senior design professional with a wealth of design experience ranging from 13 years experience in print and graphics design and 3 years in product and brand design.

About Us

Established in 2000, Purple Tangerine is a leading independent global team of marketing specialists.