Adam D
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Joined 5/7/2021
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Adam is a writing, editorial and communications professional with a proven track record of developing issues-rich content for traditional and multimedia channels. His knowledge and skills have been accessed by academics, policymakers and businesses across several continents, including a Middle Eastern university, US political risk consultancy, several think tanks, and B2B publisher. From promoting international fora and projects to advising on content diversification, he enjoys working with organisations determined to improve the quality and reach of their output through better communications. This is supported by a methodical approach to strategic and tactical thinking, as well as a commitment to sharing knowledge and best practices with colleagues.

Adam's crammed a lot into my communications career to date. Previous projects and tasks include:

- Research, analysis and report writing for UK policymakers, defence and security professionals

- Speechwriting for academics and business professionals

- Strategic planning and management of 100+ editorial plans

- Copywriting and proofreading articles, op-eds, blogs, official reports and white papers

- Crafting social media messages

- Writing/editing press releases and other media alerts

- Crisis communications and reputation management for private sector and non-profits

- Training and development of staff in key writing and editorial skills

- Overseeing the development, production and distribution of newsletters

- Advising public, private and non-profit organisations on writing for the web skills and etiquette

Having worked across several continents, Adam is well-versed in editing work developed by non-native English speakers. This is supported by a calm demeanour and constructive approach to feedback. He's also confident in his ability to match written content to distinct social, economic and cultural contexts. He also understands the importance of tact and diplomacy and is comfortable working with briefs that require an element of sensitivity.

In addition to his passion for all things communication, Adam would also bring other professional attributes and qualities to my next role. These include sound organisational and interpersonal skills, effective team management across multicultural settings, and the ability to calibrate any organisation’s output to the global news cycle. He also offers an interesting network of media, business and other professional contacts.
Non Profit
Politics
Twitter Post
Press Release
Article
Blog Post
Newsletter Content
Case Studies
Other

Specialties

External Communications
Editorial Planning
Content Development/Management
Article and Op-ed writing
Copyediting and Proofreading
Crisis Communications
PR/Media Relations
Public Affairs
Speechwriting
Report Writing
Social Media Strategies and Management
Consulting
Training and Mentoring
Copyediting
Proofreading

Interests

Article/Op-eds
Research and Analysis
Consulting
Communications Strategies/Tactics
Editorial

Education

Lancaster University

University of Salford

Non Profit

100 Projects Completed

Slovakia's GLOBSEC operates as a non-profit. As Director of Media and External Communication, he oversaw the organisation's strategic and tactical development of communications, including:
- Media relations/partnerships
- Development of editorial content
- Development of social and multimedia
- Website management
- Graphics for events and projects
- External communications strategies

Politics

100 Projects Completed

Regional studies and white papers on defence, security and foreign policy issues. Topics include:
- 'Russia in the 21st Century' series
- 'Iranian Insights' series
- Regional series covering the former Soviet Union and South America
- Analysis of emerging defence markets

Newsletter Content

3,000 Projects Completed

- Reporter/Analyst for 'Rapid Fire,' a twice-daily newsletter
- Reporter/Analyst for 'Defence Red Box,' a daily newsletter
- Editor of 'This Week at ISN,' a weekly newsletter
- Reporter/Analyst for 'Business Matters,' a weekly newsletter

Twitter Post

1,000 Projects Completed

Over a thousand Twitter posts written and edited for Center for Security Studies, GLOBSEC and HBKU.

Blog Post

300 Projects Completed

He's written and managed blogs for:
Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
GLOBSEC, Bratislava, Slovakia

Article

250 Projects Completed

He has written articles for:
- Defence Viewpoints
- Defence and Security Systems International
- Defense Industry Daily
- International Policy Digest
- Fair Observer
- LobeLog
- Inside Arabia
- Gulf International Forum

His ghostwritten articles have been published by:
- Defense One
- TRT World
- Al Jazeera
- Modern Diplomacy

Press Release

200 Projects Completed

200+ press releases written for the colleges and research institutes that make up Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar
Occasional press releases also written for GLOBSEC

Other

6 Projects Completed

External communications strategies for GLOBSEC, focussed upon:
- Promoting the annual Bratislava Forum, Tatra Summit and Chateau Bela Dialogue

Case Studies

5 Projects Completed

He's produced the following case studies for HBKU
- 'HBKU Simplified' Video Series
- 'HBKU Leader Thoughts' Multimedia Series
- 'HBKU Podcast' Series
- The Importance of Web-Exclusive Content
- Reducing HBKU's Reliance on Press Releases

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