Karen has been Strategy and Campaign Manager (a.k.a. fancy marketing manager) at Bristol Old Vic since January 2015. She is from Australia and started her arts marketing career at the State Theatre Company of South Australia before being lured to the UK by its dynamic and exciting arts industry. Starting at Stratford Circus in east London where she oversaw a website rebuild and box office move to Spektrix, Karen then migrated to the South-West and has settled at Bristol Old Vic, the UK’s oldest continually working theatre.
With five years of arts marketing experience, Karen is responsible for campaigns at Bristol Old Vic as well as supporting Outreach, New Writing and Artist Development strands of work. This year, Karen is working with her team to give Bristol Old Vic a branding and digital facelift while the building undergoes a redevelopment to create a new front of house area to match our gorgeous 250 year old Theatre.
Karen is on a Joint Fellowship at Digital Marketing Academy 3.0 with her colleague Duncan Smith.