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Kristian Wingfield-Bennett

Twitter: @KrisWB
Mobile: 07957 967066
Skype: kristian.wingfield.bennett

A social media & technology aficionado with more than 10 years of experience across social media, campaign & community management as well as PR and events management experience.

Highlights

Carphone  Warehouse 

(Business Division)

6+ years' social media usage in a professional capacity. Professionally managing accounts for Carphone Warehouse Business including Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIN. 

ThisisXbox.com

(XCN Partner)

3 years' as Community Manager, building and developing the UK's leading Xbox fan site. Also responsible for managing Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Twitch.TV, Reddit, N4G, Instagram, ZergNet and YouTube accounts. 

The-Starport.net

(Microsoft fansite)

3 years' running www.the-starport.net for Microsoft’s critically acclaimed ‘Freelancer’ sci-fi title as Community Manager, bringing together over 100+ independent servers and gaming communities. 

Beefjack.com

(Online Magazine)

PR Manager at Beefjack.com's online game magazine and Flash games portal. Responsible for arranging review code from publishers & developers, ensuring embargoes and deadlines are met and also helping manage press releases and social media accounts. 

GamesPress.com

Currently a Forum Moderator for GamesPress.com managing and ensuring that 26,000+ registered members are able to find information they require.  GamesPress is a one-stop PR resource for the games industry. The site is updated daily with press releases and artwork from publishers, developers, distributors and PR agencies. GamesPress is the one stop shop for thousands of registered users from all areas of the games industry, including, specialist games magazines, lifestyle magazines, national and local newspapers, TV and radio, online media, fan sites, and all major UK high-street and online retailers.

GamesPress is based in the UK, but also has users in over 60 other countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. 


Trade Shows, Conventions and Press Only Events

I have been fortunate enough to be invited to a number of trade shows and expo's over the last 10 years. In 2014 whilst I was writing for and Community Manager at TiX we were invited as press to GamesCom 2014 by Xbox UK team including the Xbox press conference, evening and after-show events. 

In 2013 I was invited to work alongside the Windows Phone UK team at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. During this trip I worked along side the WPUK team on the exhibition hall stand, demonstrating devices and taking questions. Additionally I attended the after show parties and events, again working along side the team and providing social media coverage. 

I've attended The Gadget Show Live (Trade day), San Diego Comic Con (2012-2013), EuroGamer (as press 4 years running), EGX Rezzed (as press), Nokia World (Trade) and many others.


Other Skills & Experience

  • Experience using tools like HootSuite, Tweetdeck & Buffer for managing multiple social media platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge across WordPress, phpBB, Kayako, Oracle, Salesforce, Advanced MSOffice skills including Visio, Google Apps, Office 365 including Lync and basicHTML skills.
  • 10 years + experience in building and managing online gaming communities. 3 years running www.the-starport.net for Microsoft’s critically acclaimed ‘Freelancer’ sci-fi title. Community Manager for www.xboxliveaddicts.com (2 Years), Social Media Manager for www.thisisxbox.com (3 Years) and providing industry insight and opinions for www.bestbuy.co.uk before its closure in 2012.
  • Klout influence score consistently above 50: https://klout.com/#/KrisWB

Could I be your next Brand Ambassador?


Over the last few years, I have been lucky enough to be picked by various brands as an Ambassador. A few highlights include:

Xbox LIVE Xtival Ambassador

In 2008 and 2009 Xbox ran Summer and Winter Xtival events accessible from the a dashboard application on the Xbox 360. As an Xtival Ambassador, I was responsible for updating participants via the official Xbox forums and Social Media of updates and news as well as being on hand to answer questions from Xtival participants via the Xbox LIVE messaging app. 

Xbox Community Ambassador

Between 2010 and 2015 I was actively enrolled in the Xbox Community Ambassador program. As well as answering questions from the community via the Instant Messaging App, I was available via the official Xbox forums, Xbox Live and Twitter to assist with general queries and support requests. 

Skype Moment Makers Ambassador - Gaming

As a Skype Moment Maker, I was responsible for running and moderating an open-to-all group Skype conversation regarding all things gaming from news, events, e-Sports and general discussion. 

Windows Phone VIP

Over a period of 6 years, I was enrolled in the Windows Phone VIP and Ambassadorship program. Previously part of the Windows Mobile Expert Zone membership. During this time I was invited to various industry and trade events representing Windows Phone, helped to answer questions via different social channels and promote the brand in a honest light as often as possible.

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