Creative polymath

Jared Woods.

 I’m Jared.
I tell stories, take photos, make movies, write music, trip over the inspirational and marvel at the mundane.
I solve problems for people. Usually that involves having a great idea and then nearly killing it with too much PowerPoint. 
If it weren’t for whiskey and poetry, I’d be a stranger to the romance of ordinary things. 

An odd cocktail of skills (but very refreshing)

One of my favourite things is llistening to someone talk about a problem they have, and being in a position to say ‘Can I help?’ 
I grew up in a house that ran on stories. And as I’ve swum the oceans of corporate and creative work, I find myself believing more and more that Hugh Macleod was right – the market for something to believe in is infinite. And it’s a market I love to play in.

2021-2024
PwC Australia

National Employer Brand Lead

Ran a team of four. Served 50 million recruitment ads. Global rebrand intgration.  Relaunched EVP and campus brand. Hundreds of PowerPoint slides. Looked after people. 

2018-2021
Optiver Asia Pacific

National Employer Brand Lead

Built a competition. Seduced the sceptics. Navigated shoals of scxrutiny and the tempests of the talent market. Designed shirts and hoodies and strategies. Overdelivered in high-fives. 

2017-2018
Flourish Creative

Big Dog, Director and Chief Nerd

Built brand awareness for back braces. Tracked talent for trading firms. Hogged conference limeight and ghost-wrote presentations for big-wigs with thinning capacity. Air-dropped in to other people's problems and trudged out carrying my parachute. 

2017
FInite IT Recruitment

Marketing & Social Lead

Led horses to water. Rebuilt market approaches. Made a flood of positive bias from a trickle of content. Increased revenue, shrank invoices, wrote web copy and newsletters and tweets and (oh so many) emails. 

2015-2016
History Will Be Kind

Creative & Social Media Lead

Won Agency Of The Year. Sold bowling on Instagram and gyms on SnapChat. Built strategies to make councils more human and get better humans on councils. Cultivated legends and legendary operators. Sang. 

2013-2015
Ogilvy PR

Social Strategist & Creative Lead

Spruiked chicken to millenials. Evangelised new toys to weary technophiles.  Managed creatives, producers and once started a laptop with a pull-start like a chainsaw. Won internal awards, external awards and plenty of high-fives. 

2010-2013
Working Social

Loudmouth, heretic and dork.

Wrote social recruitment strategies. Build apps to bewitch students. Built marketing plans to turn minors into miners with on-campus camp-outs. Absorbed and reguritated and garnished ideas from world-class operators. Pitched in. Helped out. 

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I’m a chatty lad. Let’s discuss whether I can help with the thing keeping you up at night.

Randwick, Sydney, AUS

+61 414 55 22 67

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