Kirstie Smith

Founder, Make & Believe

Kirstie has 7 years’ experience working in Social Media and Digital Marketing as a practitioner at two innovative agencies. More recently she has become a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Digital Marketing and the Future Media: Pro MA / MSc courses at Birmingham City University, encouraging the development of the next wave of passionate creatives and teaching them about the joys of digital marketing.

Kirstie has extensive experience in B2C markets and currently works for clients in the fashion lifestyle, automotive, leisure, hospitality and food sectors. Her work focusses on driving revenue through co-ordinated social media and digital strategy, consultancy and training.

Before setting up her own agency in late 2017, Kirstie headed up a team of Social Media and Community Managers at Connecting Element in Birmingham, managing over 30 social media channels with a combined community of over 6 million people.

She has been at the forefront of scores of innovative and creative campaigns for clients including  P&Co, Toby Carvery, Harvester, Miller & Carter steakhouse, (Mitchells & Butlers), various Carlsberg House of Beers brands, University of Birmingham, Me & My Golf, Tilda Rice, Engage Mutual, Puma, Smart Insights, Johnson Press, Prozone Sports…to name a few.

When she’s not working or teaching, she spends her time renovating a grade II listed jewellery workshop, where she’s creating a home and workspace. Check out the progress on Instagram. She also blogs about Social Media with her good pal Jacky, over at Two Social Girls.

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