Director of Communications

Olly Arber
Alumnus

Team

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Join Date

April 2010

What I do

Olly headed up the communications department, leading a team of digital, media, events, editorial and corporate affairs specialists. He was responsible for setting and delivering the organisation's corporate communications strategy, focusing on raising Nesta’s profile and increasing its reach across all its key audiences.

While at Nesta, he oversaw the organisation’s digital, brand and marketing strategies, and helped the team deliver a number of high profile public-facing campaigns each year, including FutureFest, Predictions, New Radicals, The Long+Short magazine and the award-winning 2014 Longitude Prize

In his career at Nesta Olly implemented a digital transformation strategy for the organisation, designed a new website and digital training programme, embedded a new set of values to help guide behaviour, and built a new brand for a new-look Nesta. He has also helped to improve internal communications with a new CRM and intranet.

You can find Olly on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Biography

Olly worked in media training and broadcast TV before coming to Nesta. He started out as a runner at a media training agency in Millbank. After training as an online journalist he moved into the world of digital, working in a start-up environment for GMTV’s first ever website. He quickly moved up the ranks to become Deputy Editor, then moved into digital strategy for ITV.

He has worked on a number of award winning digital campaigns, designing ways to create a seamless experience between online and on-air content. 

He writes about open, big and connected data and games that do good

We've redesigned our site to make it easier to find out more about what we're doing and how we can support you. Tell us what you think!
Olly Arber
Saturday, 16 November 2013
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Nate Silver interview

Interview: Nate Silver

There is a compelling argument to unlock more data to improve our lives, but we need to keep the dream of technology in perspective.
Olly Arber
Friday, 24 June 2011
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