Ciarán Burke

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Hello, I'm Ciarán, a business graduate and editor of Hiive. I'm passionate about all things digital, sport and cheese.

I'm a business and economics graduate from Trinity College Dublin. I began my career at KPMG Sydney as a Senior Market Analyst before moving to London where I worked as a management consultant with a range of clients including EY, Intersport, Vodafone and Oakley. I found a passion in growing businesses and building a community around them which brought me to Hiive in September 2013.

Since joining Hiive, I have overseen the development and successful launch of Hiive.co.uk, the professional network for creative people which now has over 100,000 registered members and 3,500 businesses on board including Google, BBC, Facebook, Framestore, Channel 4, Penguin and Sony.

As co-product owner for the site, I worked on the site's development from the start developing and honing the features that would appeal to our target audience of creative professionals. That saw us launch Hiive in BETA in October 2014 where we refined the product thereafter until our official launch on March 9 2015 where we launched Hiive on time and on budget.

As marketing lead for Hiive, I have put together an editorial team which has seen us grow Hiive's social community from scratch that spans 25,000 followers. Hiive has also achieved notable press coverage which has seen us appear over 550 times across global media channels in print, online, TV and radio.

As Hiive continues to grow, I am now working on implementing our sustainable businesses strategy which has seen the succesful launch of our first paid for services in July 2015.

Experience:
- Managing and leading a multi-million pound tech project
- Building and implementing a marketing strategy for a global social network
- Agile product development
- Presenting and pitching at Board Level
- Building an online social community
- Speaker at Digital Shoreditch, Birmingham Digital Week, Bristol Digital Week, Guardian Masterclass, Social Media Week, BBC Radio Academy
- Guest blogger for Huffington Post

 

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Hello, I'm Ciarán, a business graduate and editor of Hiive. I'm passionate about all things digital, sport and cheese.

I'm a business and economics graduate from Trinity College Dublin. I began my career at KPMG Sydney as a Senior Market Analyst before moving to London where I worked as a management consultant with a range of clients including EY, Intersport, Vodafone and Oakley. I found a passion in growing businesses and building a community around them which brought me to Hiive in September 2013.

Since joining Hiive, I have overseen the development and successful launch of Hiive.co.uk, the professional network for creative people which now has over 100,000 registered members and 3,500 businesses on board including Google, BBC, Facebook, Framestore, Channel 4, Penguin and Sony.

As co-product owner for the site, I worked on the site's development from the start developing and honing the features that would appeal to our target audience of creative professionals. That saw us launch Hiive in BETA in October 2014 where we refined the product thereafter until our official launch on March 9 2015 where we launched Hiive on time and on budget.

As marketing lead for Hiive, I have put together an editorial team which has seen us grow Hiive's social community from scratch that spans 25,000 followers. Hiive has also achieved notable press coverage which has seen us appear over 550 times across global media channels in print, online, TV and radio.

As Hiive continues to grow, I am now working on implementing our sustainable businesses strategy which has seen the succesful launch of our first paid for services in July 2015.

Experience:
- Managing and leading a multi-million pound tech project
- Building and implementing a marketing strategy for a global social network
- Agile product development
- Presenting and pitching at Board Level
- Building an online social community
- Speaker at Digital Shoreditch, Birmingham Digital Week, Bristol Digital Week, Guardian Masterclass, Social Media Week, BBC Radio Academy
- Guest blogger for Huffington Post

 

Career stage
Senior
Industries
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Digital
My skills
Digital content skills, Product management
Job Roles
coding, Content Strategist, Marketing and Publicity Manager, Web Editor

Work history

Sep 2013 - Present

Editor, Hiive
Creative Skillset

Jan 2012 - Aug 2013

Consultant
Dachis Group

Sep 2010 - Nov 2011

Senior Market Analyst
KPMG

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Volunteer 2010
Suas Educational Development

Aug 2006 - Nov 2009

Promotional & Event Staff
Verve Marketing

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Corp Finance Intern
AIB


Education

2006 - 2010

Business Economics & Social Studies - BESS
Trinity College, Dublin

2009 - 2009

Business and Economcis - Socrates
Tongji University

2000 - 2006

515 points - History, Geography, Economics, Maths, English, Chemistry, French - Leaving Certificate Higher Level
Gonzaga College SJ


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Industries
Digital, Fashion and Textiles, Film, TV
Skills they want to learn
Business planning/strategy, Business skills/running a business, Entrepreneurial skills, Management and leadership, Monetising IP, Negotiation skills, Networking, Organisational skills, Pitching/presenting and proposal writing, Programming, Sales and marketing

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