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Worsfold Media Services has worked with an impressive range of clients using David’s proven knowledge and expertise. These include journalism, training, media consultancy, presentations and facilitating, marketing and social media.

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Created the 2020 DAC Beachcroft Informed Insurance thought leadership content programme around the theme of Critical Uncertainties, writing much of the original content and commissioning other elements. This was followed up in January 2021 with the themed Predictions. Have also run a series of Better Business Writing workshops and courses for DAC Beachcroft’s London and regional offices. These have been a mixture of short lunchtime sessions, half-day and full-day courses. A detailed course outline is available.

Regular contributor to Insurance Post and its sister publication Insurance Age. Among the topics covered in 2020 were the future of the London Market, climate change, eco-systems in the insurance sector, the hard market and insurance for cyber risks. These included futuristic views of the market from the perspective of 2030.

Also contributed several in-depth historical reviews to the series celebrating Post’s 180th anniversary of continuous publication, including one recounting the scandal-riven 1980s and 1990s with many contributions from market participants at the time.

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Delivered a wide range of editorial and presentation skills training, including putting together the successful Editorial Training programme for new entrants to the profession. Many of the face-to-face courses on the programme were devised and delivered by David. See Editorial Training for the topics David can cover. Managed entry and judging process for Incisive Media Awards for several years, as well as script-writing and production support for the awards ceremonies.

Continued to deliver training courses for the re-launched Incisive Media during 2018 and 2019 and also for Infopro Digital which now owns the insurance and risk brands of the old Incisive Media portfolio.

In addition, in early 2020, ran several presentation skills courses for other leading specialist publishers, including Legal Week, Shard Media and the International Data Group. These included publishers, editorial, sales and marketing teams.

Launched the highly successful Women in Insurance Awards for Incisive Media in 2019. Devised the categories, criteria, recruited the judging panel and managed the shortlisting and judging processes. This attracted over 500 nominations and entries, a huge number for the first year of a new award scheme. Script writing and presenting for the awards ceremony.

Grew the awards in 2020 and worked with the Incisive Media team to deliver an effective virtual presentation ceremony.

Written on a wide range of topics for the Insurance Investment Exchange as part of a series of regular commentaries and reports of its events. These cover macro-economic, regulatory and investment topics. Devised and managed in inaugural IIE Awards in March 2017 and developed them further in 2018 and 2019.

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Prepared detailed report on options for online development of key products. Delivered training on digital journalism. Devised and managed industry award schemes for International Adviser, including the Best Practice Adviser Awards, entering their fifth year in 2020, and the Global Financial Services Awards, launched in 2018.

Planned, compiled, edited and wrote articles for the IA 100, launched in October 2018, with a second edition in November 2020.

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Worked with Grist, a leading content marketing agency, producing top quality content for a wide range of clients in the insurance, banking and legal sectors. These include thought-leadership articles, profiles, technical features and shorter, topical pieces. Also facilitated roundtables using the content to foster deeper engagement with end clients.

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Contributed features on driverless cars, the Insurance Act, data mining, GDPR and other topics to the Telegraph Risk Insights series.

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Facilitated a series of half day seminars for fund selectors hosted by Expert Investor during 2016 and 2017. These are interactive with a mixture of presentations and panel sessions.

They took place around Europe and David chaired events in Brussels, Stockholm, Barcelona, Milan, Oslo, Luxembourg, Reykjavik and Munich.

Writes and produces regular Email Bulletins and website updates for the Worshipful Company of Insurers and advises on media strategy. Created and launched the WCI’s social media presence in November 2018. Wrote and sourced visual and multi-media content for the WCI’s new philanthropy website in 2019.

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Devised and delivered social media training and advice for young professional footballers in the Leyton Orient Academy, many of whom have gone on to establish themselves in the professional game.

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Researched, storyboarded and scripted a video on the insurance market’s connections with Royalty for the visit of HM The Queen and Prince Philip to Lloyd’s. Watch the video http://youtu.be/hsTPxJY5yKU Written on a range of topics, including political risks, insuring drones and catastrophes, for the Lloyd’s Market magazine and for Lloyds.com.

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Delivered training for editorial teams on transition from print to digital publishing.

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Delivered media training for senior managers AXA’s general insurance division.

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         Lectured final year media studies students on business-to-business media at Sheffield Hallam University, University of Roehampton and Leicester de Montford University.

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Designed posters for Brentwood Choirs Festival and other concerts.
Written concert programme notes, designed programmes and overseen production.
Marketed music events in Brentwood using traditional marketing techniques complemented by social media campaigns and online ticket sales.

Contact: David Worsfold at david@worsfoldmedia.com, 07885 348982 or 01277 221445

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