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Ian Pain 

Director and Co-Founder

With over 20 years experience in student marketing there isn’t much Ian hasn’t seen in this weird and wonderful market.

 

Having spent time as a Chief Executive of a Students’ Union, managing partnerships for UCAS and helping hundreds of brands plan and execute their student marketing strategy you’re unlikely to meet anyone with a more holistic view of the industry.

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David Cook

Director and Co-Founder

By starting his career helping graduate recruiters promote their schemes on campus, Dave gained a detailed understanding of what it is that makes students tick.

 

He has since gone on to design and implement industry leading campaigns for some of the UK's most recognisable brands, supporting them in becoming leaders in the student space.

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With over 30 years of experience in the student market, the Crowd team are well positioned to help brands navigate their way through this unique and lucrative segment. 

The Crowd Team 

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Senga Russ

Campaign Manager

Senga has experience supporting a host of major national student marketing campaigns and has developed great relationships with all of our media partners.

 

With a first class honours in Graphic Design and Advertising, Senga combines her creative background with a highly professional and methodical approach to everything she does, meaning our clients campaigns are delivered to the highest quality. 

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Advisory Board

Emerson Osmond

Emo is a Non-Executive Director at Crowd and brings a huge amount of experience to our planning. Emo is currently Co-Founder and CSO at social media platform, Maybe. He was also a founding investor at the leading social media agency, Social Chain. His insight and knowledge is vital to ensuring the success of the business. He brings a digital and social media dimension to the company which is key as we look to fuse the online and offline experience through our brand activations.

Claire Bright 

Claire is a hugely experienced marketeer and is currently Customer Relationship Manager at JKlifting Equipment. She has a wealth of experience working with and managing agencies from a brand perspective having been Marketing Manager at Greggs. During her time at Greggs she oversaw campaigns that turned the brand into an absolute student favourite. 

Rich Wiltshire

Rich has vast Students’ Union experience having worked within the sector at Gloucestershire, Portsmouth, London South Bank, Brunel and now CEO at Cambridge. Rich is extremely well positioned to guide us, ensure we are implementing best practice and have an understanding of how our offering can be optimised for clients and suppliers.

Andrew Snape 

Andrew is Managing Director of Snape Group, a multi million pound group of eleven construction businesses based in Gloucestershire and operating across the South West region. Andrew brings a high level of business acumen to our board providing us with advice and guidance on our strategic business planning.

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