Who is David Kiriakidis?
Kiriakidis looks after Fleximize’s social media presence and email marketing activity, and spends the rest of his days writing long-form articles for The Knowledge Hub, making things pretty on Photoshop and drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee. Away from all things Fleximize, Kiriakidis is a keen video gamer, hit-and-miss chef and stress-ridden lifelong Chelsea fan.
David Kiriakidis as digital marketing executive
As digital marketing executive, Kiriakidis runs Fleximize’s various social media accounts and delivers the company’s email marketing campaigns. He also has a hand in the (approximately) 837 different things on the ‘marketing to-do list’, analytical reporting and filming our customer case studies. And, when he has time, Kiriakidis satisfies his inner geek by writing about anything technology-related on The Knowledge Hub.
Since joining Fleximize in May 2015, Kiriakidis has helped with the relaunch of the Fleximize website and The Knowledge Hub, and contributed to the success of the six award-winning creative content pieces that Fleximize created in partnership with creative agency Distilled.
David’s quick-fire round
- What's your favourite food?
Burritos. And Halloumi. But not at the same time...
- One film you can watch again and again?
- Best band in the world?
- Can you share a culinary tip?
An apple a day will keep the doctor away if you throw it hard enough.
- Favourite TV show?
Peep Show, Stranger Things, The Office, Game of Thrones. I can’t pick.
- Best app for business owners?
What did David Kiriakidis do before he joined Fleximize?
Having set his heart on becoming a radio presenter, Kiriakidis graduated from De Montfort University in 2012 with an honours degree in Radio Production. However, after stints working at a number of national radio stations, he decided the radio life was not for him. Switching career paths, Kiriakidis joined Mash Media, the UK’s leading magazine publisher for the events and exhibitions industry. It saw him working closely with the organisers and suppliers of festivals such as Glastonbury, T in the Park and Download, as well as having a hand in putting on events at London Olympia, ExCel and The NEC.
It was during this time that Kiriakidis decided to start up his own business, a crowdfunding site catering solely to musicians. Despite an encouraging start to business with bands and artists keenly getting involved in the beta version of the platform, a lack of funding and resistance by the banks to provide working capital ultimately led to the project ending in failure.
Shortly afterwards, Kiriakidis joined Vocus, a US-based public relations software company that worked with small to medium-sized businesses all over the UK to assist in their marketing and PR efforts. When the company merged with its competitor, Cision, and the UK office was disbanded, Kiriakidis left the bright lights of London and moved to Colchester to take up the marketing helm at an interior design company, helping them to expand their efforts across the country.
Moving even further away from his roots in the Kent countryside, he joined Fleximize’s fintech revolution in May 2015.