Meet Sam – Nakama London new Senior Consultant – Data & Analytics

Samuel King


Name: Sam King

Title: Senior Consultant – Data Science and Analytics

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? London (and eventually New York)

What sector do you specialise in? Data Science, Data Analytics

What are you known for professionally? Solid industry knowledge, proactive, enthusiastic, upbeat, never taking myself too seriously, value a strong team work ethic and lead machine!

What do you love about recruitment? Being able to influence and shape careers and a genuine belief I can make them better! The hard work and the reward.

What intrigues you most about your sector? Data and Analytics is ever-changing and I get to speak to some pretty interesting characters.

What’s the next big development in your sector? To take on New York! Data is MASSIVE in the UK but it’s also saturated – and the window of opportunity in the States is where it’s at, as it’s relatively untapped – for now!

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Star Wars Secret Cinema – it’s INSANE!!!! I also got knocked down by a bus once, which wasn’t so cool.

What would be impossible for you to give up? Cheese and my beard

What is your social media channel of choice? MySpace

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Sign language, I can also quote every single ‘The Office’ episode, making tea – and I’m the BEST boringly average Oasis hits guitar player you’ll ever meet.

If you’re looking for a Data & Analytics role speak to Sam King – Senior Consultant at Nakama London & New York E: sking@nakamalondon.com P: +44 7568 394 836

Find out more about Digital Recruitment Specialists, Nakama Global by visiting www.nakamaglobal.com 

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PRESS RELEASE: Nakama London prepares for growth with three new hires

Data and Events Marketing hires ensure Nakama London’s future growth plans

 

Nakama Group plc (AIM: NAK), the AIM quoted international recruitment consultancy providing staff for the Web, Interactive, Digital media, IT and Business Change sectors, has appointed three new consultants to the London office across their Data and Analytics and Events Marketing teams. The new hires are a timely response to the strong growth the Group has seen both in these markets and across their London and recently launched New York offices.

Experienced recruitment consultant, Mark Stevenson, joins Nakama London from Salt Recruitment and has been appointed to the position of sales manager. The team also welcomes Samuel King, joining from the consultancy firm Datatech, as a senior consultant. Samuel will be working closely with Mark recruiting for data science and analytics roles across both the London and New York offices. Both new consultants possess a wealth of experience in building data teams both nationally and internationally.

Mark Stevenson commented: “Data is big. It is influencing and disrupting our cities, businesses; transforming the way organisations speak to their customers and to each other. We are able to draw parallels between the London and New York recruitment scenes. Clients here and abroad share the same vision for their data and analytics teams and we are able to connect them with experienced specialist candidates.”

“I totally agree with Mark”, added Samuel King. “The market is experiencing a boom; the world of data science is buzzing and it’s an exciting time to be a part of it. For candidates looking to make the move, there are some truly interesting opportunities emerging across a raft of new industries.”

 

Fiona Craig, also joins the London team from Stopgap, where she will be focused on growing the events marketing and digital marketing roles within the creative agency sector.

“Effective campaigns encompass a multi-channel approach, integrating the online and offline experience”, Fiona added. “I’m excited about joining the

Nakama business as it looks set to further expand from its strong digital heritage within the experiential environment”.

Paul Goodship, Managing Director Nakama London commented:

“Our vision is clearly set for growth. I am very pleased to welcome these new senior hires who will enable Nakama to scale our digital recruitment service lines both in London and New York.”

 

– ENDS –

 

If you’d like further information on this release or you would like to arrange an interview with Nakama London Managing Director, Paul Goodship – Contact Courtney Walker – Marketing Specialist Nakama London and New York 07505 418 0234

About Nakama Group plc:

Nakama Group plc is a recruitment group of two branded solutions placing people into specialist and management positions:

Nakama operates in the digital, creative, media, marketing and technology sectors all over the world from offices in the UK, Asia, Australia and North America.

The Highams brand specialises in the Financial Services sector, specifically Business Change and IT in Insurance and Wealth Management currently in the UK and Europe.

Nakama Group plc was created in October 2011 through the acquisition of Nakama Ltd UK and its subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Sydney, and Melbourne by AIM listed Highams Systems Services Group plc.

Since forming in 2011, the Group has opened an office in Singapore and New York for Digital, Creative, Media and Marketing.

Our aim is to offer all our services from both our brands in all our locations.

Meet Mark – Nakama London’s new Sales Manager – London & New York

Mark Stevenson

Name: Mark Stevenson

Title: Sales Manager – Data

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? London / New York

What sector do you specialise in? Data & Analytics

What are you known for professionally? Being a Mr Data Data Data

What do you love about recruitment? Helping smart people get exciting jobs

What intrigues you most about your sector? The world of Data, the Internet of Things and machine learning is changing the face of how we interact within business and life in general.

What’s the next big development in your sector? The rise of the machines as IoT becomes ever encompassing

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Watching my beloved Pompey play in the FA Cup final at Wembley or the Back to the Future Secret Cinema at the Olympic Park. Amazing.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Noodles, Salt & Vinegar Crisps & Podcasts

What is your social media channel of choice? Twitter @agent_analytics or Instagram @datadatadata

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? A man of many voices any requests?

If you’d like to speak to Mark Stevenson – Sales Manager for Data Jobs get in touch with him by emailing mstevenson@nakamalondon.com M: +44 7814 397 783

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Global www.nakamaglobal.com

Meet Sarah – Consultant for Technology at Nakama Sydney

Sarah Clayton Sydney

Name: 

Sarah Clayton

Title: Consultant – Technology

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Sydney

What sector do you specialise in? Technology covering Contract and Freelance

What are you known for professionally? Being honest with how I work, I’m always upfront and approachable to clients and candidates.

What do you love about recruitment? The fast pace of a contract desk, the downs and then the ups! When something pulls through, when you thought it wasn’t going to, creates a real buzz.

What intrigues you most about your sector? At the moment EVERYTHING! I’m amazed by all the things the candidates are showing me in interviews, cool apps and games they have developed!

What’s the next big development in your sector? IoT –  We’re seeing a lot more roles in developing apps which are focused on Technologies that speak to each other – essentially giving users the ability to control their homes from their mobile.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Jet boating around the harbour on my first day in Sydney!

What would be impossible for you to give up? Chocolate! (of course!)

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? I did an art degree back in the UK and still like to have a dabble now!

If you’d like to speak to Sarah at Nakama Sydney about a role in Technology or you have a vacancy and looking for specialist talent  – get in touch by emailing sclayton@nakamasydney.com

If you’d like to know more about digital recruitment specialists Nakama Global visit www.nakamaglobal.com 

Meet Ash Budden – Nakama Sydney’s Senior Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing

Ash Budden Sydney

Name:  Ash Budden    

Title: Senior Consultant

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Sydney

What sector do you specialise in? Client Services, Digital Marketing, Social, Online Acquisition and Strategy

What are you known for professionally? Larrikin, Loud, Approachable

What do you love about recruitment? PEOPLE, the fast-paced ever changing environment

What intrigues you most about your sector? The emergence and continued evolution of digital, innovation and tech. In addition, it’s always interesting to notice trends in the market around how businesses are slowly, but surely, moving in to digital.

What’s the next big development in your sector? Even though ‘disruption’ is a very commonly used term in the industry, the reality is that digital will eventually be the ‘only’ way to move forward. With the ever-changing market, and the evolution of digital, there is bound to be innovation on a scale that we haven’t yet witnessed, or envisaged! 

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Track days on my Ducati and Skydiving

What would be impossible for you to give up? Football!! The one youonly use your feet to play!

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook, however, over the last few years, LinkedIn has definitely come in at a very close second.

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Massive football fan, motorcycle enthusiast, travelling, movie and beach buff. Also able to consume copious amounts of coffee!

If you’d like to speak to Ash Budden – Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing about a role E: ABudden@nakamasydney.com or P: +61 (2) 9221 0060

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialist Nakama Global visit our website www.nakamaglobal.com

Nakama Melbourne at Pause Fest 2016 – Highlights from the day

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Pause Fest 2016 – Overview from Nakama Melbourne

Last week Nakama Melbourne visited the city’s premier Digital, Tech & Design innovation event Pause Fest, where our very own Social Media and SEO Specialist Consultant, Maggie Partsi was representing her side project “VibeDate” among the start-up exhibitors.

Pause Fest brings together Australia’s brightest minds in the digital space to showcase over 3 days ideas, knowledge, thought leaders & products that are putting the land down under among the forefront of the technology – in essence a creative environment to foster new ideas! We were able to get a few shots of the day and attend some great sessions delivered by the likes of Sina Krisse from Yoke, Tony Lees from Ntegrity and Gavin Becker from Clemenger BBDO.

PEOPLE POWER

Envato’s HR Director, James Law hosted a presentation around ‘People Power’ and creating experiences your talent will love. It was great hearing how a company voted ‘Coolest Tech Co. 2015’ and ‘Coolest Co. for Women 2015’ attract and retain staff.

Three key take away points from his presentation were:

  • The only thing that matters is relationships
  • Place focus on trust this needs to be the “default” and flow through the entire business
  • Focus on output not input

 

SURVIVING AND THRIVING THROUGH BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Presented by:

  • Sina Kresse, Yoke
  • Tony Lee, Ntergrity
  • Mark Cowan, Acorn Brands

Sina said perfectly that “Digital business transformation is not that hard” and the adoption of it should be approached with this mindset.

They identified that businesses fall into three groups when it comes to digital transformation:

The Dead (or laggers): This defines more than half of Australian businesses (67%), this can be mostly attributed to not having the right culture in place.

The Try Hard (or barely surviving):

“Most business’ fail at digital branding”

It’s a digital jungle out there and to be successful you need to self educate, be proactive and be hungry to learn.

You have to keep learning, educate the leaders in your business, become industry experts and give back and share the knowledge.

The Savvy Operators (or the thriving)

What sets the Savvy apart from the rest?

Robust strategy = Drives innovation = Success

These companies are humble and are not scared to go back 3 steps if something is not working.

Focus for the stage of transformation is to create a shared language!

A brilliant point made by Sina, something that really resonates with me working in the digital space, I too believe that we need to standardise the language, titles and roles in digital to avoid confusion and replication of titles and roles.

Tony Lee of NTegrity also gave an excellent overview of the digital space in Australia, from pace to adoption, to how the space can respond to the digital talent shortage:

“In the last two years we have seen more change in marketing then in the last two decades”

“Digital is moving and evolving faster then the industry can keep up”

My favourite quote of the day was “Digital Distress” – I absolutely love this and have been using it a lot this week – it’s my new buzzword (for anything digitally distressing…)

Tony also spoke about the talent shortage in the market and how we should be educating the teachers not just the students, which I agree with 100%.

How Creativity is driving innovation in Australia

BBDO clients were among the open table discussions, with big name clients on board like: Mars Petcare, Drinkwise, Visit Victoria and TAC.

Moderator was Gavin Becker, Creative Technologist at BBDO spoke about the importance of creativity in producing solutions and customers today having a ‘voracious appetite for new content’.

It was great seeing and hearing from BBDO’s clients on how the campaigns were successful and the results they achieved for them. I really loved the Mars Petcare app ‘Found’, a brilliant use of mobile tech that helps owners find a lost pet – the uptake by owners was incredible and subsequently they won a lot of awards and received recognition for the app – of course I downloaded it while I was listening to the presentation, and it has my seal of approval.

Julia Falcone, MD Nakama Melbourne 

If you wanted to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Melbourne visit our website Nakama Global