Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Global Business Director at Mirum
LONDON, United Kingdom

About me

Having spent over 20 years in the communications and design sector Chris is a highly experienced director of leading edge creative projects and businesses.

Chris is global business director at Mirum London where he is responsible for business development and key client relationships.

Prior to Mirum Chris was CEO and co-founder of a creative incubator agency called Winter, before that he was Head of Comms at pioneering 4G operator, Yota.

Chris started his career in PR and after working at Edelman and The Red Consultancy became board director and Head of Digital at Lexis Public Relations.

His experience spans the creative/design/communications sector; from branding to PR, digital user experience design to innovative events, service design to interiors, Chris has led major projects in all these disciplines.

Specialties: Communications, PR, branding/design, marketing, digital, strategy, telecoms, Russia

Positions

Global Business Director
London, United Kingdom
April 2015 - Present (3 years 8 months)
Business development, strategic business direction, mergers and acquisitions, client management
MD
Iskra
United Kingdom
January 2014 - April 2015 (1 year 3 months)
service design, experience design, PR, communications, branding, brand strategy
CEO
Winter in London
United Kingdom
September 2011 - November 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Winter was a creative incubator consultancy offering a full range of creative services to clients in developing markets.
Head of Communications
YOTA
United Kingdom
April 2010 - September 2011 (1 year 5 months)
Yota is an innovative Russian mobile broadband operator which pioneered 4G technology.
Managing Director
Iskra Communications
May 2009 - April 2010 (11 months)
Strategic communications consultancy offering PR and digital marketing services.
Board Director/Head of Digital
Lexis PR
January 2008 - April 2009 (1 year 3 months)
Responsible for digital strategy
Sales and Marketing Director
Miomi.com
June 2007 - 2008 (7 months)
Miomi.com was a social networking and user generated content site. Responsibility for online marketing, PR (managing agencies in UK and Germany), ad sales agency management, editorial content generation
Owner
Cook Communications Consultants
January 2004 - May 2008 (4 years 4 months)
Offering freelance marketing and PR consultancy to a variety of clients in the PR/social media space.
Associate Director
Red Consultancy
2000 - 2003 (3 years)
Red has been one of London’s leading PR agencies for over 20 years and still remains at the cutting edge of communications.
Account Director
Lexis Agency
1995 - 2000 (5 years)
Lexis was one of the most recognised PR agencies of the 1990s and 2000s winning countless awards.

Education

2:1

1989 - 1992 (3 years)
politics and economics

1985 - 1990 (5 years)

1980 - 1986 (6 years)

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