I am the Multimedia Producer and Director at ProMo-Cymru, the leading Welsh digital agency that works to ensure young people, families and communities are informed, engaged, and heard. With many years of experience in TV and media, I have an in-depth knowledge of the industry with a very strong skillset that includes producing high quality digital content within budgets and directing live media streams; as well as operating specialised filming equipment, sound and studio lighting. I have a degree in Audio-Visual Communication and hold an ILM level 2 in Leadership. I am a PTLLS certified trainer and deliver accredited multimedia training to professionals and young people. ProMo-Cymru has been named as a Social Value Champion by the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Integrated Health and Social Care Partnership. This demonstrates the excellence of our work and our commitment to agendas such as the Social Services and Wellbeing Act through our digital communication. ProMo was awarded the Tech for Good Award (Social Business Awards 2018) and the award for Best Digital Marketing Communications (WalesOnline Digital Awards 2018).
Tell us about one or more experience of your work with Renew. Who was the group and what did they want, what action plan did they have, how did you help them and what happened next.
I have extensive, relevant experience in working with communities to develop digital skills’ I help locals to increase their confidence and take their ideas to the next level.
Since working as a Renew Wales mentor I’ve improved the way that project reports were executed, providing a more engaging way to capture the experience, challenges and achievements of participants who have been involved in environmental projects.
The latest project I’ve documented with the help of the coordinator and young people involved was Digital Bench. The innovative digital bench at St Catherine’s Church in Pontypridd, which acts as a shelter as well as a phone charging point, won the ‘Sustainable venue or space’ Category, sponsored by CECA Wales.
“In regards to the filming you undertook as part of our Digital Bench project, I cannot thank you enough for the work Promo-Cymru did. The video truly captured the story of the project and the hearts of the young people involved. As a result we are regularly approached by new partners in an array of new sectors to work on concepts, which fit their specific needs and wants. This would of not been possible without your involvement so we are forever grateful.” – Scott Tandy, Community Regeneration Officer at Newydd.
Link to the short video: https://youtu.be/j2aQ5e0zrVI
What is your vision of your region in 2050? What will have changed and how will we have got there?
I believe technology will continue to evolve and become a deeply integrated part into our everyday life and the community we live in. It is important that during this process people are not isolated but instead are kept connected and heard.
For that we need to help to build a sustainable future, offering opportunities to a diverse range of people, groups and organisations to increase confidence and embrace this change.
Mobile phones and the Internet will remain the key portal for people to access information. Thus, it’s important for people not only to consume but also to be confident in delivering information.