Meet the team

Meet the team

Jacki Vause

Director

Recently named as one of PCR’s top women in Mobile, Jacki has worked in IT, IT publishing, marketing and public relations for over 27 years with experience managing traditional and digital, mobile and social communications strategies for major clients including Channel 4, Siemens, Avaya, GE, AT&T, Tyco, Unisys and Panasonic. Jacki is also an entrepreneur and has founded a number of the UK’s most exciting online media properties including PRshots.com and Appromoter.com. Jacki started her career in publishing managing leading titles including Personal Computer World and Personal Computer Magazine. Jacki then worked in software publishing at Roderick Manhattan Group and was one of the founding members of PlanIT Software and Starfish Software – subsidiaries of RMG. In 1995 Jacki founded Flapjack Communications which grew to be one of the UK’s leading high-tech PR agencies. In 2001 she sold Flapjack to Midnight Communications and went on to co-found the European head office of Peppercomm. Ten years later she left Peppercomm to set up Dimoso as a result of her passion for the mobile and tech sector. Jacki is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Lady Taverners.

Jacki’s little known fact..either…

A) Jacki was the runner up in the quest to find Carol Vorderman’s replacement in the new version of Countdown.

or

B) As well as being a professionally trained Opera singer, Jacki was a semi pro poker player back in the day.

    Valentina Ciolino

    Senior Account Manager

    Valentina’s background is in mobile game development and therefore is Dimoso’s mobile app expert. Most recently before joining Dimoso Valentina helped with the organisation of WIP, the Wireless Industry Partnership, an international company that builds mobile developer communities and amplifies the developer’s voice in the ecosystem. Valentina has managed the launch of a multitude of mobile apps and games, and as part of our consultative approach has been heavily involved from beta testing though to app store management.

    Valentina’s little known fact…You decide….

    A) Valentina is addicted to dance and can perform a mean Argentinian Tango

    B) If Valentina knocks her elbow she passes out

      Mitchell Fox

      Senior Account Manager

      Mitchell is Dimoso’s resident antipodean with more than six years PR and communications experience and a very diverse skill set – including community consultation, media relations, issues and crisis management, social media and public relations strategy.  Prior to joining dimoso, Mitchell headed up the press office at Master Builders Australia – a leading industry body. He also spent more than three years at Australia’s largest PR Agency where he worked on consumer, technology and resources sector clients including Bunnings Warehouse, Cortona Resources, Dell, Microsoft X-box and McDonalds.

      Mitch’s little known fact…You choose..

      A. He worked at Costa Coffee for ten years with hopes to help improve their brew 

      B. Dimoso’s resident coffee fiend and very optimistic spurs fan originating from Wagga Wagga 

        Kate Simpson

        Kate is Dimoso’s consumer PR consultant, and has over eleven years’ experience in the industry. She has worked with brands in a number of sectors, including entertainment and third sector, but she has always had a passion for the food & drink industry. Her food & drink clients have included, Krispy Kreme, Stella Artois, Glenfiddich, Rachel’s Organic and Boursin, to name a few. Kate’s experience is wide ranging, from creating launch campaigns for start-up businesses, to developing global PR strategies for large household name brands.

        Kate’s little known fact:

        she appeared on a TV ad for Thomas Cook with her family when she was 4 years old.

            Doug Hunter

            Junior Account Executive

            Doug is an Industrial Design graduate with a passion for technology and how it influences our lives. He brings a designer’s eye to Dimoso and has worked with brands including Philips, Bowers & Wilkins and Mars, amongst others.

            Doug’s little known fact…What do you think?..

            A) Doug starts the day with a healthy breakfast of haggis and Irn-Bru.

            B) Despite being a Scottish Geordie, Doug was born in Switzerland.

                Elena Georgiou

                Senior Account Executive

                Elena joined Dimoso with four years experience in PR, working in-house and agency. She brings a wealth of consumer press expertise to the team, having previously worked for brands such as Sony Pictures, Kew Gardens, BAFTA and Diet Coke.

                Elena’s little known fact..You decide..

                A) Elena can do 200 push ups in a row

                B) Elena is a professional salsa dancer and used to teach before devoting herself to PR