Paul Davies

Paul Davies

Director of Marketing & Audiences, BBC
Paul is the former Consumer Marketing Director at Microsoft UK, where he spent 12 years leading the marketing activity for famous consumer technology brands including Windows, Surface, Office and Xbox. With 20 years of experience in consumer marketing and advertising, he has a track record of creating innovative work using digital media and technology. He is also excited by nurturing and developing talent to improve marketing capability in organisations, and to create future marketing leaders. Paul is passionate about marrying the left-brain science of digital technologies with the right-brain art of creativity to create unique marketing collaborations that surprise and delight consumers. Examples include the multi-awarded Brandon Generator online crowd-sourced interactive drama curated by Edgar Wright; a unique film collaboration with Gorillaz to celebrate Internet Explorer; and the creation of the world's largest Surface tablet device in Trafalgar Square. Paul has been recognised in Power 100 (Campaign, 2019, 2018 & 2017), Top 100 Marketers (Marketing Week, 2019), Hot 100 Digital Marketers (British Interactive Media Association, 2015), and was Marketer of the Year (2011). As an active and passionate supporter of the creative industries, Paul holds non-exec Trustee roles within the arts & culture sector. These include Punchdrunk, the global pioneers of immersive theatre (The Drowned Man, London; and Sleep No More, New York & Shanghai); and BookTrust, the UK's leading literacy charity for children. Most importantly of all, Paul has a busy family life in Brighton with his wife Marie, and two young daughters Sophie & Lily.

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