Kevin Tewis Allen - Chief Marketing Officer
What are your interests and hobbies?
I love training hard at the gym but haven’t been much since my baby boy arrived in April this year – it feels a lot longer! Otherwise I enjoy writing and have just completed my first book which is officially classed as ‘fantasy’ – think Lord of the rings and you won’t be too far off the mark. I have a literary agent but books can take years to be published so I can’t sign any copies just yet 😊
As the CMO at Street Soccer Foundation and help support rehoming teenagers and getting them back to work, currently we have 100% success rate and working with 17 Premiership Football Clubs.
What is one interesting fact about you?
I created Winston the Churchill Bulldog when I was a teenager – he’s still the face of the insurance brand 27 years on. That’s 189 years in dog years, we use the same botox clinic to stay young! #OHNO!
What is your career background?
Music, music, music!I did nothing else as a teenager working out what the formula was to how to make a hit record and why some records would stay in the chart for 20+ weeks at a time. No one believed in me including my parents so once I started working, I saved up, brought DJ decks, took myself to performing arts school and bought a recording studio. My first top 10 hit was in 1997 (God I feel so old) and was signed by DJ's Pete Tong and Judge Jules called Josh Wink - higher state of consciousness. The irony is I hated it then and do now, but it set my career off on the right track and so I'm very grateful.
It sold 500,000 copies, earning me a gold disc. 170+ productions later, 13 no.1's, 20 million records sold and BBC1 radio record producer of the decade, I hung up my head phones in 2008 with my last no.1 Usher, Love in this club. In 2009 , I qualified as CIM Marketer back at university and have been on the corporate side ever since - yes! That means I finally got a real job.
Why did you choose Office Freedom?
Well, Jon found me to be fair and asked me to come in for a coffee - which lasted about eighteen minutes and he said, can you meet the CEO next week - the rest as they say is history!
What are you looking forward to the most while working at Office Freedom?
Creating a killer brand, fostering a culture of innovation across the teams that I am responsible for, growing the London market, then global business – then winning industry awards.