Martin Speight Biography

Martin Speight

International Creative Director / Show Producer

Personal Profile

Martin Speight is a Creative Director, Artistic Producer and Lead Project Manager specialising in the strategic and tactical design and delivery of live communications, whether it’s live event management, experiential marketing, immersive environments, brand experiences, corporate communications, media relations or social media marketing. His work has taken him around the world. The experience gained has enabled him to be well versed with different approaches, languages, and cultures.

  • A highly skilled events professional with over 25 years of diverse creative and production management experience
  • Large-scale events and multi-media experiences are a speciality
  • Extensive experience throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East
  • A self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic, dynamic personality and high degree of integrity providing inspired team leadership and organisational creativity
  • A pro-active and strategic thinker with effective communication and interpersonal skills

Recent Achievements

  • amfAR Charity events hosted by Sharon Stone and Salma Hayek
  • Emeralds & Ivy Ball for CRUK London – creative concept, design and production
  • Stratofantasia multi-media outdoor show, Hong Kong – Creative Director & Executive Producer
  • Created, produced and directed “immersive” 360 degree animated movie
  • One Night China, multi-media stage show, Beijing – Creative Director & Executive Producer
  • Inauguration of Kaust University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Live Event Director
  • Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai, UAE – creative concepts, design and production
  • Australia Day Pryo and laser show, Perth – Creative Director & Executive Producer
  • New Year’s Eve Celebration, Hong Kong – Creative Director

 

Key Skills

 Team Management

  • Team building and management
  • Team development in all key areas of business (especially MICE and creative communications)
  • Ability to sell company services, products and preferred vendors proficiently
  • Support, drive and champion the sales function
  • Ability to sell at a global level

Brief, Pitch, Concepts and Client Management

  • Ability to consult with and understand client needs and recognise opportunity from first meeting
  • Presentation creation, delivery and closing
  • Manage growth, maintain margin and ensure ongoing contact with key prospects
  • In-depth understanding of the event industry and supporting technologies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of creative and communication approach to live events

Communication

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to listen, absorb information, ask probing questions, apply knowledge and solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentations
  • Ability to embrace diversity – working affectively with team members from differing backgrounds and skill set
  • Ability to project a competent and professional image at all times on behalf of the company

Planning

  • Good financial acumen
  • Ability to self-motivate and work on own initiative – setting direction, objectives and effective time management
  • Competency to manage client relationships – establishing, developing and maintaining client trust and loyalty over time and through change

Recent Employment

 February 2016 – Present                Freelance  

Lead creative and producer on variety of projects

January 2013 – February 2016                Purple Falcon Multimedia Qatar: Creative Director / GM

September 2008 – September 2010                Filmmaster Dubai: Creative Director / Executive Producer

September 2007 – September 2008                C4 Sydney Australia: Creative Strategist Experiential / live events and digital content production for a variety of commercial clients

Dates 1987 – Current          Merlin Productions

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