Future Media - MA / MSc

  • Level: Postgraduate Taught
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Study mode: MA - Full Time
    MSc - Full Time
  • Course cost: £9,500 per year for UK/EU Full Time 2020 entry (view all fees)
  • Location: NTI Birmingham

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Future Media: Pro is a postgraduate MA/MSc programme that does what it says:

  • Future is finding your future and exploiting future developments in the digital marketing and advertising industry.
  • Media is acquiring your digital media skill-set with top media agencies and emerging technologies.
  • Pro means proving your professionalism in experiential assignments and professional practice.

The MA and MSc Future Media: Pro course uniquely combines professional agency practice with the latest industry insights and authoritative academic methods. It's a winning formula and a proven pathway to success for our graduates:

“I’ve received three job offers, before finally accepting a role as a Digital Marketing Executive... All my interviewers regarded the Future Media: Pro course as exceptional and unique...” Matt Harrison, MSc Future Media: Pro graduate 2015.

“Today is the first day of the internship that I secured after graduating from the course… and everything they've thrown at me so far, Future Media: Pro has made me fully equipped to deal with …” Rishma Hansil, MA Future Media: Pro graduate 2015.

What's covered in the course?

Our courses ensure you gain real-world experience and knowledge so that you are ‘agency ready’ when you graduate. In your year on the programme, you’ll be planning digital marketing and advertising campaigns with leading digital agencies, developing brand and product promotions with prestigious clients, making mobile, social  and virtual content with award-winning industry professionals and building new user journeys with emerging technologies and state-of-the –art resources.

For the first nine months, you’ll have classes three days per week (usually Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) in the New Technology Institute at Birmingham City University’s new £31 million Curzon B building. For the remaining three months you’ll be collaborating with industry partners to professionalise your own expertise in the agency skill-sets you want develop: MA students tend to choose broad, strategic and creative roles while MSc students often prefer tactical, planning and analytics roles. Either way, we’ll give you the tools you need to realise your ambitions.

You’ll get to work with top agency professionals and impressive client accounts on state-of-the-art campaigns as you tackle challenging briefs with our industry partners who include some of the worlds most important agencies: Unruly, Mediacom, Think Jam, Found, Red Bee Media, AMV XLAB  and SapientNitro. And, you’ll  be working in multidisciplinary teams to broaden your skill-sets as well as fine-tuning your own expertise with your MA and MSc peers. 

“Thanks to Future Media, my final project and your mentorship... I secured an internship, got my visa and now I'm a full time Account Manager working at Ping Pong Digital..." Amy Zhu, Account Manager, Ping Pong Digital, MA Future Media 2014-15

Why Choose Us?

  • All our staff are professional academics with decades of proven experience and award winning track records in digital marketing communications and advertising.
  • Our industry partners are in the world’s top agency listings with global clients, some of the most famous brands in the world, elite credentials and internationally awarded campaigns that reach billions of users around the planet every moment of every day and in every conceivable way.
  • All your assignments are rooted in real-world briefs with prestigious links to industry and bespoke professional mentoring so you learn the skills by doing the job.
  • Your final three-month project is all about you, your choices and your professional development: most students who leverage their project as a mentored conduit to employment gain a job in their field of choice.

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Our next Open Day for this course will take place on Sunday 24 November. Register your interest and we'll send an email update nearer the time. Visit us to see our facilities and speak to our staff and students.

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This course is open to International students

Where our students go

Our students have gone on to work with companies such as:

And in jobs such as:

  • Project manager
  • Account executive
  • Digital strategist

Speak to an expert

If you’ve got any questions about the course, we’d love to hear from you. Please email the Course Director: Mike Villiers-Stuart.

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Alternatively, you can register for our next postgraduate open day.

Entry Requirements

Future Media: Pro is open to applicants who are innovative and enterprising and can demonstrate an aptitude for project management, creative asset development or strategy and analysis.

Essential Requirements 
Essential

You must be a graduate. If you do not have a degree, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate equivalent experience and / or qualifications.

You will be required to undertake a set task as part of the interview process to assess your aptitude for either route-way. A place on the MSc or MA will be offered, subject to both your preferences and the potential you can demonstrate. You will not be required to commit to a particular route-way at the online application stage, so if you are unsure which route to apply for this can be discussed during the interview.

You will still be required to select and undertake one of the set tasks as part of the interview process, each geared to assessing aptitude for a particular route-way.

You may have existing qualifications in Ideally you will demonstrate a talent/aptitude for areas such as
  • Marketing
  • Business Studies
  • English / Linguistics
  • Economics / Statistics
  • Multimedia / Digital Content Creation
  • Art and Design
  • Media and Communications
  • Journalism / PR
  • Psychology.
  • Project management
  • Ideas and strategy
  • Design and/or content creation
  • Research, statistics and analysis
  • Social media.
Extra information for EU/International students
Essential
English - IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any bands). We do also accept students who have TOEFL or Pearsons. For information on equivalence scores and pre-sessional language courses please visit English Language provision.
International Students

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Which route to apply for - MSc or MA Future Media?

1

Are you strategic, methodical, analytical and have viable ideas? Do you have strong communication skills and can demonstrate commercial awareness?

Apply for MSc Future Media if this describes you and you are interested in these roles / areas:

  • Account handling / planners: involves strategic thinking, consumer research, planning, building, generating ideas, having digital knowledge and developing client relations
  • Search: involves compiling and analysing data, problem solving, reporting, having technology knowledge and business awareness
  • Media planner / brand planner / brand strategists: involves working effectively with a wide range of people, analysing research data to determine best placement for the client's needs, devising strategies
2

Are you creative with original ideas? Are you passionate about technology and have entrepreneurial flair?

Apply for MA Future Media if this describes you and you are interested in these roles / areas:

  • Creative: Generating ideas and concepts and also have skills in some of these areas: web design, InDesign, Illustrator, HTML, copy writing or video content
  • Digital Account Planning: involves strategic thinking, consumer research, planning, building, generating ideas, having digital knowledge and developing client relations.

International Students

Don't meet our entry requirements? You could apply for courses at our International College.

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UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MA Sep 2020 FT 1 year £9,500 per year
MSc Sep 2020 FT 1 year £9,500 per year

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MA Sep 2020 FT 1 year £12,800 per year
MSc Sep 2020 FT 1 year £12,800 per year

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

Personal statement

Students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

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Additional costs

Our courses include activities such as performance, exhibitions, field trips and production of works or artefacts which may require you to purchase specific equipment, instruments, books, materials, hire of venues and accommodation, or other items. Many of these activities are essential and compulsory parts of your learning experience.

The link below gives you an estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on your course. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course.

All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15. 

The additional costs listed here are to be used for indicative purposes only and are based on the additional costs for the 2018/19 academic year. The additional costs for 2019/20 will be published as soon as possible.

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Financial Support

We offer further information on possible postgraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Did you know that you can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,906 for some courses and options?

Postgraduate loans

What's included? 

You will be given £200 travel and accommodation allowance for placement activities.

MA Pathway Modules

For MA students, the learning experience and outcomes concentrate on:

  • Client account handling and creative direction.
  • Creative brief writing, concept development, visualisation and copywriting.
  • Customer relationship management, task models, user journeys and wire frame development.
  • Creative skills development in design, brand development and guardianship.
  • Web analytics, search and social media monitoring.
  • Video content creation, production and delivery for deployment.

In order to complete this course you must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 140 credits):

Future Media and Digital Marketing: Discovery
20 credits

The objective of this module is to build on your understanding of digital marketing: You will discover the fundamentals of industry methodologies and professional practice as you examine an innovative online brand.

Design: (Strategy) and Project Management (Creative)
40 credits

You are the digital media planner. You will work with a global brand and build on your market research skills to improve a brand through the development of a digital communications strategy.

Digital Production in Practice
20 credits

It’s all about you! This module is centred around you and your personal and professional development. You will be the ‘Creative’ and the ‘Content Producer’ in the ideation, development, production and delivery of your own digital marketing assets.

Major Project
60 credits

The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and theoretically informed research project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. It is important that we can support you appropriately, so you will be guided towards choosing a research topic which is relevant to your discipline and in which your lecturers have expertise. The outcome may take the form of a written dissertation or a practical outcome with accompanying reflective, critical and contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be relevant to your programme and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development.

In order to complete this course you must successfully complete at least 40 credits from the following indicative list of OPTIONAL modules.

Deployment (Strategy) and Creative Direction
40 credits

In this penultimate module, you will grow your proficiency and expertise in Future Media by collaborating closely with your MSc colleagues to develop innovative, digital recommendations that mimic full service agency solutions.

Film Marketing, Planning and Deployment
40 credits

This module will give students a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to successfully plan and carry out a film marketing strategy. The module will specifically examine the role of the distributor and the ways in which distributors market films from strategizing, through to planning budgets and implementation.

 
Core modules are guaranteed to run. Optional modules will vary from year to year and the published list is indicative only.

MSc Pathway Modules

For MSc students the learning outcomes focus on:

  • Client account handling and campaign planning.
  • Strategic approaches to audience research, competitor analysis and brand auditing.
  • Technical brief writing, media planning and measurement.
  • Customer relationship management, user experience mapping and prototyping.
  • Web analytics, search and social media monitoring.
  • Digital media asset development, video production, optimisation and monetisation.

In order to complete this course you must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 140 credits):

Future Media and Digital Marketing: Discovery
20 credits

The objective of this module is to build on your understanding of digital marketing: You will discover the fundamentals of industry methodologies and professional practice as you examine an innovative online brand.

 
Design: (Tactics) and Project Management (Planning)
40 credits
Digital Production in Practice
20 credits

It’s all about you! This module is centred around you and your personal and professional development. You will be the ‘Creative’ and the ‘Content Producer’ in the ideation, development, production and delivery of your own digital marketing assets.

Major Project
60 credits

The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and theoretically informed research project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. It is important that we can support you appropriately, so you will be guided towards choosing a research topic which is relevant to your discipline and in which your lecturers have expertise. The outcome may take the form of a written dissertation or a practical outcome with accompanying reflective, critical and contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be relevant to your programme and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development.

In order to complete this course you must successfully complete at least 40 credits from the following indicative list of OPTIONAL modules.

Film Marketing, Planning and Deployment
40 credits

This module will give students a thorough grounding in the skills necessary to successfully plan and carry out a film marketing strategy. The module will specifically examine the role of the distributor and the ways in which distributors market films from strategizing, through to planning budgets and implementation.

 
Deployment (Planning), Optimisation and Attribution
40 credits
 
Core modules are guaranteed to run. Optional modules will vary from year to year and the published list is indicative only.

As the tsunami of future media continues to grow exponentially, we’ll teach you how to ride the wave, optimise emerging technologies and exploit opportunities in a sea of new and evolving digital communications markets.

You’ll get to work in teams to strategize, create and deploy real campaigns for big brands, you’ll experience the jeopardy of client-facing deliveries and you’ll be guided by industry mentors and tutors throughout the process. There are neither exams nor lengthy dissertations in Future Media: Pro; every assignment is rooted in client or agency briefs and all your work is assessed on the quality of your delivery, your ‘pitch’ presentations, your professional reports and your practice. This experiential learning equips you with the knowledge you need to achieve your Masters, a creditable track record of professional practice and an accumulation of evidence that you can showcase in your continuing personal and professional development. 

You’ll spend the first nine months of your year progressing through the theory and practice of developing and delivering digital marketing and advertising campaigns to client briefs. You’ll be learning on the job as the course introduces you to agencies and teaches you their methodologies, exposes you to professional practice and challenges your abilities in self-reliance, teamwork and performance under pressure. You’ll learn how to talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk because in a ‘pitch’ presentation everybody is depending on you, there is nowhere to hide and you only ever get one chance to make a first impression. You also use this time to prepare for your final major project: Usually placement activities with an agency, brand or mentor where students extend the research, development and delivery of innovations in digital marketing and advertising communications that they care about. This is all about you, your professional development, your pursuit of perfection and your proven application of knowledge to practice through an employment-led portfolio that showcases your expertise, talent and professionalism.


Learning from industry professionals

Find out more about the inaugural Forward 2020 conference which gave students the chance to hear from and network with leaders in the digital marketing industry.


Classroom activities

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1. Agency: ThinkJam

Cinema chains and Hollywood studios want lucrative teenage audiences in their movie theatres. Your brief is to build a social media campaign so 14-17 year olds get the real ‘red carpet’ experience of film-going glamour… not the dodgy download.

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2. Agency: MediaCom

MG Rover are launching a new SUV into the UK car market. Your brief is to optimise Search around your brand, build a bespoke landing page for your product, bring target audiences to experience a test drive and persuade them to make the purchase!

3. Agency: Red Bee Media Red Bee media logo

The BBC is making a new series of its hit drama ‘Sherlock’. Your brief is to create an interactive fan-based phenomenon that will generate the loudest buzz and biggest live TV audience using all the experiential touch-points people love around the show, its stories and its stars. Bring it on!

4. Agency:  Hunterlodge Advertising

Cute cats are popular on the internet but what about wild cats? Cats Protection needs animal lovers to adopt feral felines. Your brief is to use the existing charity mechanism and appropriate media to find owners who will adopt these self-reliant and not-so-cuddly ‘mousers’ in towns and the countryside.  

Download the course specification

MA Future Media

MSc Future Media

Trips and visits

In your first semester, all MA and MSc students participate in Birmingham Agency Week with visits to some of the biggest and best digital marketing and advertising companies in the region.

In semester two, all students attend London Agency Week where they visit leading creative digital agencies and meet account managers to explore emerging trends.

At one of our agency weeks  students visited SEENIT, a break-through agency in UGC video marketing, to learn what it takes to run a start-up. Watch the video below to see what they got up to:

Enhancing your employability skills

The Future Media: Pro courses directly answer the industry call for “T-skilled” workers in the creative media industry, (Skillset. Strategic Skills Assessment for the Creative Media IndustryLondon. 2009: 20). Here professional employability is defined by proficiency across disciplines and specialist expertise within them. 

Typically, Future Media: Pro graduates at work are delivering multichannel digital campaigns for their agency clients but their choice of MA or MSc award instruction, final Masters-by-Practice project and continuing professional development plans direct them towards specialist ends of the agency spectrum:

    • MSc graduates incline towards ‘planning’ roles, (the experience space around product positioning and consumer journeys), and are frequently employed as online customer experience managers in optimising accounts, performance marketing, search engine marketing and website auditing.
    • MA graduates tend to choose ‘strategic’ roles, (the values space around brand strategy and consumer insight), and are frequently employed in client liaison as account managers, brand strategists, creative producers, content curators and marketing campaign development.Placements

Amy Zhu

Amy Zhu
Account Executive at PingPong Digital

“I currently work at a Chinese digital agency. My role involves internal and external communications and assisting the social media and technical teams. Future Media was a great way to further my undergraduate degree and put the theory I’d learned into practice.

Being immersed in the latest technology, techniques and innovations helped prepare me for the competitive job market and equipped me with the skills needed for my role.”


Placements

Placement activities on the course range from the collaborations you share with our industry partners in your assignments to actually working for clients that the university introduces you to as part of the programme.

In your assignments, you’ll find yourself taking various briefs from your tutors, clients looking after brands and agency strategists and planners who run respected accounts. You’ll be taught how to use the tools of the trade and expected to deliver your work to industry standards. Sometimes your placement activities will take the form of a brief only and at other times you may find yourself on projects where you are heavily involved with your client and hold regular milestone reviews of your progress.

By the end of the programme you are able to demonstrate professional proficiency across the sector as well as expertise in your specialism and you’ll be channelling this into your three-month Final Major Project. This is where most of our students develop employment-orientated relationships with the mentors of their choice. It’s these kind of relationships that build valuable professional contacts, promote networking across the industry and often lead to internships and eventually jobs for our students. You will be encouraged to engage with industry professionals throughout the programme and your tutors will make every effort to introduce you to contacts across the digital marketing and advertising and sector.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Links to industry

In addition to delivering specialist lectures and hosting field trips our industry partners get involved in structuring your course, updating the content as the digital landscape evolves and helping to frame your assignment briefs.

These partnerships include some impressive industry players and you should take time to explore what it is that they do in this highly creative environment of innovation and communication:

SapientNitro describes itself as “a new breed of agency for an always-on world… SapientNitro is redefining how stories are told across brand, digital and commerce”.

ThinkJam represents some of Hollywood’s biggest studios and markets their movies globally. Since 2004 they’ve delivered nearly 2,000 campaigns for the clients who range from famous film makers to global publishers, distributors and celebrities.

AMV was named ‘most successful agency in the UK’ by the advertising industry’s leading creative professional association the D&AD as well as ‘Creative Agency of the Year’ at the 2016 Creative Circle Awards and ‘Agency of the Year’ at the British Arrows Awards. AMV’s client list is epic.

Other top agencies we work with include FOUND, MediaCom, Red Bee Media, UNRULY, Chapter, Hunterlodge, BBC Creative, Bulb, Nimbletank, Ogilvy One and Lambie-Nairn. 

Graduate jobs

Past graduates of the course have gone straight into full-time employment and their own successful digital ventures. UK and international students have secured roles as varied as designers, digital campaign managers, UX managers, account managers, innovation executives and SEO specialists. 

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Our students

Future Media: Pro is defined by the diversity of its students and their continuing professional development in a constantly evolving global media landscape. A wide representation of cultures are represented in our graduates: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia, India, Asia Pacific and the Americas We know that our nations and cultures give us contexts and we leverage these by building shared experiences and values in all our interests and communications. Channels for communicating with audiences face constant disruption, as a global marketing student you will learn how to define the message and chose the channel to achieve maximum effect.

In their final major projects, many Future Media: Pro students use this disruption as a sandpit of real-world-risk to develop their own professional expertise and monetise their proficiency: Students from India and Russia have worked with viral ad giants Unruly to look at optimising campaigns in their own territories; similarly, students from Africa and China have worked with SEO experts MediaComm on developing mobile search campaigns and buying apps in their home nations while students from Europe, the Middle East and the Americas have worked with top agencies like AMVBBDO, Ogilvy One and OMD on innovative FMCG and communications campaigns using emerging technologies in culturally appropriate deployments. In every case, students build a portfolio of practice to showcase their skill-set at the cutting edge of a highly competitive job market.

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

Popular home countries

Our students come from around the world but our future media course is most popular with international students from:  

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Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

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Our New Technology Institute is based in the Curzon Building, a £63 million development, located on our City Centre campus.

We help you learn a specific discipline such as digital marketing, programming or art and put that discipline into practice by offering flexible teaching space, dedicated development studios and open access work areas for group projects, as well as course-specific facilities.

Gamer Camp

  • Dedicated games development studio space.
  • Apple and Android target devices.
  • One high spec PC for game development per code and art student and high spec laptop per business student. As a Gamer Camp student you have your own PC and desk in a games development studio.
  • Wacom Cinetiq graphics tablets for selected art roles, such concept, GUI and character.
  • PlayStation 4 development and test kits. We were one of only five universities in Europe to receive PS4 Dev at launch.
  • PlayStation VITA development and test kits.
  • Perforce Source Control.
  • Hansoft Project Management software.

Two-Year Fast-Track

  • High spec PC laptop (Games Development, Digital Art and Design and Production) for the duration of the course.
  • MacBookAir laptop (Digital Marketing) for the duration of the course.
  • Dedicated studio space for projects.

Future Media and Film Futures

  • Access to dedicated studio space including iMac computers to deliver projects with external clients.
  • IMDB Pro.

Our staff

All our staff are professional, qualified academics with decades of award winning experience in the digital entertainment, marketing and advertising sectors. Their expertise and continuing professional practice cover every aspect of the industry from the creative production of content to the optimising of trends and from the exploitation of emerging technologies to defining the most appropriate methodologies for the ultimate marketing mix.

Mike Villiers-Stuart

Senior Lecturer in Future Media and Digital Communication

Mike started his broadcasting career in 1983 as a journalist in cable TV newsrooms and progressed to becoming a news Producer/Director before moving into broadcast TV as a Network Director for Thames Television and Producer for the BBC.

In 1990, Mike joined the BBC team responsible for branding and promoting the corporation globally winning international awards, including BAFTA and D&AD Gold for on-air and off-air marketing and promotions campaigns.

Kirstie Smith- NTI Senior Lecturer

Kirstie Smith

Senior Lecturer

Kirstie has extensive experience in B2C markets and currently works for clients in the marketing agency, fashion lifestyle, automotive, leisure, hospitality and food sectors. Her work focusses on driving revenue through co-ordinated social media and digital strategy, consultancy and training.

Before setting up her own agency in late 2017, Kirstie headed up a team of Social Media and Community Managers at Connecting Element in Birmingham, managing over 30 social media channels with a combined community of over 6 million people.

She has been at the forefront of scores of innovative and creative campaigns for clients including  P&Co, Toby Carvery, Harvester, Miller & Carter steakhouse, (Mitchells & Butlers), various Carlsberg House of Beers brands, University of Birmingham, Me & My Golf, Tilda Rice, Engage Mutual, Puma, Smart Insights, Johnson Press, Prozone Sports…to name a few.

When she’s not working or teaching, she spends her time renovating a grade II listed jewellery workshop, where she’s creating a home and workspace.

 She also blogs about Social Media with her good pal Jacky, over at Two Social Girls.

Mark Brill

Senior Lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media

Mark has worked in digital advertising and marketing for over 20 years and during that time his focus has been on delivering campaigns in emerging channels: web, mobile, social and now innovation through The Internet of Things. He has worked with global agencies such Aegis Dentsu and WPP, and brands including Unilever, Mondelez, Louise Vuitton and Chevrolet (to name just a few). Professionally, his strength is as a strategist – a role that combines data, insights and creative development. Mark’s teaching philosophy takes its cue from the punk ethic by encouraging students to give things a go and try out their ideas: ‘Here’s a chord, here’s a another, here’s a third. Now form a b(r)and!’ 

Read Mark's full profile