Colin Cesvette

Passionate believer in all things digital
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About Colin Cesvette

Colin Cesvette is a passionate believer in all things digital with a result driven track record. A varied skill set covering consultancy, programme and project management delivering business solutions in support of global business transformation, cost savings, process automation, customer engagement, lead acquisition and customer retention.

Knowledgeable as well as adaptable in his approach to delivery covering a wide range of market sectors including Samsung, KPMG, American Express, Reed Elsevier, Nissan, IPC and the BBC with budgets in excess of 2 million. The solutions targeted the transformation and implementation of CMS and CRM platforms and the creation of new websites with technology as the driver to generate user segmentation, customer engagement, return on influence, lead generation and customer retention.

With a strong technical background and an ability to act as the glue between technical and business team’s the focus of delivery targets the development of global content based on semantic technologies and content strategies, a user-centered design where mobile is at the heart of user experience and social engagement enabling the development of personalisation.

Experienced in working with Agile frameworks and waterfall methodology with good stakeholder management to ensure projects are managed to time, cost and quality. Solid leadership skills; able to build and guide top-performing teams with an ability to communicate at all levels covering management, vendors, and internal departments to coordinate project objectives and goals.

Skills & abilities

Digital Consultant / Digital Delivery Management
Digital Strategy - Concept to implementation
CMS / CRM / SEO / Social Media
Methodology: Agile / Waterfall
Development: PHP, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3
Responsive Design / UX / Mobile / Personalisation

Hobbies & Interests

CROWDFUNDING - A fast growing market changing the future of finance
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CLIMATE CHANGE - Interested in actions taken to reduce carbon emissions and innovative solutions to generate energy
MINDFULNESS PRACTITIONER - Training to become a Mindfulness Practitioner following on from Life Coach and NLP certification. Fascinated by the human mind and provide understanding of empathy, behaviours, reactions, actions, emotions and attitudes.

Roles & Responsibilities

January 2018 - Now Samsung Electronics - Digital Programme Manager As the Digital Programme Manager for Samsung Electronics Europe, I ensure projects are delivered within scope, on time, within budget and to the highest standards. In my role I also ensure all project reports are on a regular basis and timely fashion while establishing the Digital Programme Management disciplines required across the digital marketing teams driving processes and efficiencies.

I also support Samsung Electronics Europe appointed agencies and all cross functional teams in digital (i.e. Analytics, Acquisition, CRM/Retention/Loyalty, Customer Experience and Innovation, Platforms, Retail/PurePlayer, B2C and B2B, Direct to consumer e-commerce, etc.) focusing on functionality, user experience and retention across brand, PR, CMI and retail.
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August 2015 - Now Crowdfunding Campaigner Magazine - Founder Facilitating thought leadership while targeting the improvement of crowdfunding success rates and encourage a way of shaping the future of this rapidly growing financial sector.
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March 2017 - December 2017 Engine Group - Senior Project Manager Ensure effective project management process, and creation of key documentation. User lab planning, cordination and execution
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Sept 2014 - March 2016 KPMG - Digital Capabilities Consultant Seconded by IT services to support and coordinate the delivery of digital services to the UK marketing operation.
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Mar 2014 - Aug 2014 EY-Seren Design - Digital Project Manager UX project delivery to Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) and Vodafone HR SharePoint solution.
Mar 2011 - Feb 2014 American Express - Digital Capabilities Consultant Global delivery of the Platnum and Centurion card user experience with regards to page optimisation, content development, rewards programme, calls to action and web semantics using SalesForce.
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May 2010 - Feb 2011 Thunderhead - Digital Consultant / Technical / Digital Marketing Consultant A varied role using SalesForce and Eloqua to manage, maintain and the development of all marketing department’s online activities.
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2009 - 2010 Chartered Insurance Institute - Digital Consultant / Digital Project Manager Improvment of their user experience and user engagement using Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media Marketing and the creation of prototypes, design briefs and technology requirements.
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2008 - 2008 BPP - Digital Project Manager Due to their rapid growth based on mergers their web offering consisted of multiple handoffs between systems requiring an improvement in user experiences targeting seamless journeys to all service offerings to business professionals.
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2003 - 2008 Elsevier - Digital Programme Manager The delivery of ScienceDirect and Health Sciences projects based on Prince and Agile methodologies enhancing customer experience while adding value to the publishing process involving editors, authors and reviewers.
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My Specialities

Digital Strategy Development

Multi-Channel capabilities with stakeholder, vendor and agency management.

Project Planning

Project and budget planning from concept through to implementation

Global Digital Transformation

Establishing global reach, multilingual site optimisation, global stakeholder expectation management, roll out planning and ecommerce currency financial management

Responsive and Mobile Delivery

Define user experience, calls to action and personalisation requirements

Search Engine Optimisation

Based on semantic web technology define taxonomy structure aligned with semantic search capabilities

Software Solutions & Tools

MARKETING - Adobe AEM, Eloqua, Salesforce, Mautic
CMS - AEM, Sitecore, Wordpress, Joomla, Sitecore, Umbraco
SOCIAL - Hootsuite

Training & Certification

PRINCE 2 Certified P2R/163056
Agile Software Development Framework
Web CEO Professional Internet Marketer Certification
Consultancy Training (CST - Logica)
Business Management Training (4-year apprenticeship with British Aluminium)

Don’t hesitate to contact me!

  • Richmond House,
    Walkern Rd,
    SG1 3QP,
  • me@colin-cesvette.info
  • +044 (0) 1 462 618433
  • +044 (0) 7 722 727954
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