With a background in content management, publishing, consultancy and operations for the pioneering BBC online communities team and Liberty Media (Chello Broadband), she has extensive experience in community management, child safety, and social media consultancy and crisis management. She is a member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), advising the British Government on the moderation of communities. Tamara regularly blogs for The Huffington Post and Econsultancy.
Kate is also the owner and MD of Carrot Communications, a digital PR specialist company that works with fast-growth companies. Previously, she was head of Shandwick’s travel and leisure division, managing crisis programmes for a wide range of travel companies. She trained at Edelman.
She is a member of the CIPR and the PRCA, and sits on the PRCA’s digital steering committee.
An experienced copywriter, Gemma creates scenarios, storylines, characters and social content for our simulations; and is one of our community management team. She’s also Polpeo’s own social media manager. Gemma’s style is rather exacting, as many simulation participants can verify.
At Polpeo she is responsible for the management and development of the user interface. She also oversees the implementation of our reporting systems.
With a previous background in IT journalism, Lisa is able to role-play journalist responses, and treats simulation participants firmly, but fairly.
She has combined her degree in neuroscience with her legal background and her training experience to help us create simulation-based training programmes to mitigate risk and manage online reputation for Polpeo’s clients.
Ashley is The Social Element’s Chief Business Development Officer, and helps to develop Polpeo’s business relationships in the Americas.
Blaise draws on his extensive social media and community management experience in a variety of industries, including FMCG, social networking, gaming and broadcasting, as part of his roleplaying on the crisis team. Blaise is particularly astute when it comes to his roleplaying, and has caught many participants out during simulations.
Sherry’s run social media campaigns and community management programmes for some of the world’s most successful entertainment brands. She brings this experience to her role on the Polpeo crisis team.
Richard’s previous experience includes working for the diplomatic corps in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Goethe Institute named Richard its ‘Ambassador of Multilingualism’ in 2012.
Paul provides the Polpeo team with full technical support.