Social Media Lead
O2 UK Telefonica UK Limited

Laura looks after everything social at O2 from brand, business and trading campaigns, to incredible sponsorships of The O2, O2 Academy venues and England Rugby. Since joining last year some highlights include working on the Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign, the multi-award winning Oops, unforgettable live music with Follow the Rabbit and The Gig That Changed My Life content series with Channel 4 and most recently a new O2 Family campaign and partnership with Netflix, including an exclusive viewing party of the new series of Orange is the New Black. 

Before this, Laura was agency side launching the Lidl Social Price Drop at 360i and with a long stint at Outside Line / Saatchi & Saatchi leading a range of digital and social projects for the likes of Mr Kipling, Toyota, Visa, Oxo, Beck’s, Asda and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Laura is passionate about trends and digital innovation, exploring how this is driving new ways for brands to communicate with consumers and be relevant in their lives. 

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