Vikki Taylor

✦ Online Bingo Professional ✦ Property Investor ✦

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Vikki's bio

With 8 years online marketing experience, from Grad Trainee to General Manager I've pretty much done it all - affiliate marketing; online project management; usability testing; PPC; SEO... CRM, you name it!

Over the last couple of years I expanded my experience from just online marketing; gaining extensive knowledge of e-commerce operations including payment processing, data management and personnel management.

Over the last 2.5 years I have invested in 6 BTL properties in the North East, specialising in family homes. With two properties already remortgaged and all investment released back, I'm on track to reach my goal of 2 a year over 5 years and financial freedom by the time I am 35.

Specialities: Affiliate Marketing, Usability, Online Gaming, Project Management

If you're contacting me regarding a 'full time job' I'm afraid I'm not available. Recruitment consultants please do not get in touch, I always add people when requested (I'm nice like that) and will let you know if this changes.

Anything else about deals or getting in touch - go for it!
Bingo: vikki@ukgamingservices.com
Property: vikki.taylor@live.co.uk

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Head of Business Development

Dazzletag Entertainment

2012 - Current

Property Investor

Taylor Baptie

2011 - 2014

Marketing Manager UK

Dazzletag Entertainment

2010 - 2011

i-gaming professional

UK Gaming Services

2009 - 2010

Manager - Live Bingo

Trix Online Media

2007 - 2009

Partnerships Manager

Newcastle Marketing Services Ltd

2007 - 2007

Shopwindow Account Manager

Affiliate Window

2006 - 2007

E-commerce Executive

VisitBritain

2005 - 2006

Commercial and Marketing Services Graduate Trainee

VisitBritain

Head of Business Development

Dazzletag Entertainment

Responsible for the product roadmap, launching new brands and creating the Functional Requirement Documents for product enhancements and development.

Property Investor

Taylor Baptie

✦✦ Currently Looking for Short Term Funding with Excellent Returns ✦✦

Saving for a deposit on a house over the next year? Cashed out your pension? Or just got savings sitting there getting a terrible rate at the bank?

Why not invest it with us? We offer extremely competitive interest rates, secured against our assets and your money is only tied up for a maximum of 12 months. Want to find out more? Drop me an email on vikki.taylor@live.co.uk.

✦ Local Expertise ✦
We currently own and manage 7 properties in the North East; working mainly with young families looking to move into their long term home. With the development of an A&E hub in our local area we are now looking to expand into professional 5* multi-lets.

✦ High Standards ✦
As an accredited landlord we always aim to put our tenants needs at the heart of our work. This not only rewards us with long term happy tenants, but excellent capital growth and low ongoing maintenance costs.

"I would like to say the standards of your properties are generally very good and both tenants have praised you very highly when I have been there so keep up the good work!"
Alex Curry, Private Sector Housing Officer, Northumberland Council

✦ Maximising Returns ✦
All properties are bought at least 20% below market value giving great returns on investment within a very short time frame.

✦ Award winning marketing team ✦
With over 10 years experience in Marketing we know how to attract the right tenants via the cheapest and most transparent means possible. See below for awards, although they are for bingo the core principles are the same.

✦ Get in touch ✦
We are keen to expand our property portfolio over the next year, looking into new sectors and maximising the opportunities to be found in the North East Property Market.

If you're interested in working on a joint venture or have any interesting products, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Marketing Manager UK

Dazzletag Entertainment

During my time as Marketing Manger at Dazzletag I have:
- Headed up the UK acquisition team, managing PPC, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Display, TV, Lead Gen and Email Marketing.

- Personally developed the following features within the Bingocams application (including Full Functional Requirement Documents and wireframes); 75 ball bingo, auto chat games, pre-buy and finally our impending mobile & tablet HTML5 Application. As well as redeveloping the signup process, game selector and landing pages.

- Developed structures and processes for the branding and rollout of new brands including; Task Timelines, Crowd Sourcing Logos and Brand Names, wire framing a new layout and content structure for Beter & Bright Bingo.

- Consulted with the Platform team on what promotions work best with the UK market. Initially training up our platform manager.

i-gaming professional

UK Gaming Services

If you're looking for any of the following why not give me a buzz and see what I can do for you:

- Consultancy - are you looking to set up a new site, want to run a few ideas past me... just let me know

- Bingo Traffic - we're in the process of setting up a few affiliate sites, so get in with us early!

- CRM - Weekly newsletters, charity nights, VIP schemes and full retention schedules - we've done them all... why not take the hassel out of running these yourself and pass it over to an expert with a proven track record.

- Benchmarking - We all think we're doing the best job possible, but sometimes it's hard to find time to review how we compare to others in the industry, so let us do the hard work.

- KPI and Mystery Shopping - Are you getting the most out of your chat or customer support team? What could they be doing better, how could you get that little bit more out of them.

- Affiliate Management - I am in weekly contact with most of the big guys in bingo, so take the hassle out of making these contacts and let me do the introduction. They totally love me so I can usually get a better deal for you too ;)

Manager - Live Bingo

Trix Online Media

Trix Online Media is the UK’s largest Bingo Affiliate. Expanding in to Real Play Bingo in 2009 providing, customer support, Chat Hosting, Technical Project Management and Marketing for the Blueburra Network.

I did so much in this role I really don't know where to start! LiveBingo.com was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences I've had in my career (and that's not just because I got to experience it in lovely Brisbane, Australia).

During my time with Trix I...
- Transitioned a site to a new software provider, project managing teams based in Aus, Singapore, India and Sweden.

- Successfully applied for a Isle Of Man gaming licence.

- Trained and managed a team of Customer Support Agents and Chat Hosts

- Created processes for dealing with money laundering, social responsibility, payments and many other things you wouldn't believe what goes into a bingo site... the caller is just the tip of the iceburg!

Partnerships Manager

Newcastle Marketing Services Ltd

Newcastle Marketing Services is the company responsible for the marketing and operational management for large Online Gaming Brands including Crown Bingo and Deal or no Deal Bingo.

In this role I was responsible for the third party and affiliate work within the business. This included managing their whitelabel accounts, management of the Better Bingo Affiliate Program including recruitment, updates and building ongoing relationships.

This included managing large builds; including their bespoke affiliate management system and many whitelabel integrations. I was also a major part of the conception and planning behind Woohoo Bingo and Bingo Studio Live.

During my time with NMS I also gained experience managing overseas representatives in Spain, Sweden and Denmark; Working along side Crown Bingo's marketing manager including TV Campaigns and Direct Marketing.

Shopwindow Account Manager

Affiliate Window

Affiliate Window an Affiliate Marketing Network established since 2000 creating a turnover of £300 million for their e-commerce clients in 2006.

During my time with Affiliate Window I was responsible for Business Development of their Shop Window Product; pitching to big name media brands like The Sun, Trinity Mirror Group and Metro Group; as well as charities like Shelter and Cancer Research.

E-commerce Executive

VisitBritain

VisitBritain is the government body responsible for promoting Tourism in Britain through the websites visitbritain.com & enjoyengland.com, printed guides and quality schemes.

During my time with Visit Britain I recruited key tourism partners like National Express, National Tust and English Heritage to their online shop; creating processes and managing the account management from start to finish across 17 countries.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my role was the account management for the Great British Heritage Pass, the oldest touring pass in the world. Managing the outsourced relationship with the Leisure Pass Group. With responsibilities for setting targets, managing budgets and creating management documents.

During my time managing the GBHP I successfully planned, pitched and launched the Family Pass which played a large part in the growth in sales over 2007.

Commercial and Marketing Services Graduate Trainee

VisitBritain

VisitBritain is the government body responsible for promoting Tourism in Britain through the websites visitbritain.com & enjoyengland.com, printed guides and quality schemes.

During my time on the Graduate scheme I gained exposure to the following areas; Youth Marketing, Business Tourism, Internal Communications, Industry Relations, Business Development, Domestic/ International Marketing including Quality and Publishing.

Developing core markeitng skills including; direct marketing, conference stand management, creative web copywriting and web page management, creation and delivery of an e-newsletter programme and account management.

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Phil Fraser

Owner, Focus Online Management Ltd

“I worked with Vikki when she was Affiliate Manager at Crown Bingo. She was always available, always enthusiastic and knows her subject well. I would recommend her to anyone that asked.

I was so impressed with her knowledge that I invited her to speak at a national conference that I was chairing. She didn't disappoint.”

Curry, Alex

Private Sector Housing Officer at Northumberland County Council

“FAO Vikki Taylor,

I have worked with you on 3 properties and would recommend you to any investors as a competent and proper landlord. The standard of properties you have within your portfolio are of a very high standard of repair and decor. Although I am not a surveyor or valuing professional I would say of the properties I have inspected they fall within the top 15% and we as an authority are very happy with the ethic of good practice you promote on behalf of the private sector. I have also received very positive feedback from all 3 of your tenants who state you are very approachable and responsive to repairs.

Emmie Faust

Owner Jack Media Ltd

“I was really impressed with Vikki when she worked with us, whilst at Newcastle Marketing. She had a really good understanding of the affiliate industry (and the gambling industry), was very proactive and always really nice to work with. She was definitely one of the best affiliate managers at the time that we were working with and I would recommend her.”

Andrew Housego

Operations Manager at Bingoport.co.uk

“Vikki is a highly motivated and hard working individual with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the marketing and operations of online bingo. Her enthusiastic and bubbly personality ensures she is a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend Vikki to anybody who is looking to further their growth and success in the online bingo industry.”

John Ryder

Founder at Hive / Head of Innovation at Visualsoft

“Vikki is smart, action orientated and knows how to get results. ”

Dimitar Shopov

Gambling Consultant

“Vikki is a self-motivated, highly motivated, hardworking, energetic and dedicated professional. Works towards maximal customer satisfaction, her knowledge is vast and thorough in the online gaming. Very positive attitude towards work, did not fail a single time.
She is really hard worker, dedicated for everything she do. Always ready to provide an immediate information or help even in the middle of the night.”

Helen Taylor

Head of EuroLotto at Cherry Ltd.

“Vikki is a fantastic person to work with. She has an impressive knowledge and experience of the online bingo industry - coupled with great communication skills, a strong drive to make a partnership succeed and a great personality too. Highly recommended and I hope to work with her again some point.”

Steve Cook

Sales Director NYX Interactive

“During her time working with NYX, Vikki was invaluable in terms of product development, giving NYX great insight into the UK bingo market and what players are really looking for. She managed the transition over to our software with skill and determination. She is also a shrewd negotiator, always working towards the best outcome for both parties.”

Daniel Williams

Operations Director, Dazzletag Entertainment

“Vikki is very personable, approachable colleague who is always happy to help and offer advice. Vikki manages herself extremely well and her results speak for themselves. Professionalism, gaming knowledge and strong communication are just a few of her many assets.”

Angus Rankine

Chairman at PlantSnapp

“Vikki is very good. She is smart, intelligent & fun. She worked with us at Visit Britain and made a very memorable impression - I ever tried to hire her at one point ..... Writing this reccomendation is easy & a pleasure.”

Stanislav Laufik

Chief Technology Innovation Officer ASEAN at Avanade

“If you are looking for a top notch marketing professional - you've found it. Vikki knows everything there is to know about affiliates, marketing and running an online business. She always has a very clear vision of the solution she is looking for requiring the best possible deliveries from the suppliers. Deep knowledge of the industry, extensive hands-on experience - Vikki is an impressive professional with her eyes always on the goal.”

Michael Walmsley

Director of Send Media Ltd

“I've worked with Vikki for a number of months and doing business with her is a pleasure. Vikki goes the extra mile to ensure that everything runs smoothly and I can highly recommend doing business with her. Great to chat too, professional and is always there to give you advice.”

Neil Robbins

Founder of Silverbean

“I have known Vikki for a number of years and had the pleasure of working with her when she was with Newcastle Marketing Services. Vikki has a detailed knowledge of the online bingo sector with real insight on how to create successful brands in a hugely competitive marketplace. I would certainly recommend to anyone wishing to create a profitable business in online gaming sector to talk to Vikki.”

Tom Wiseman

Client Services Manager, Little Star Media (SuperFreeBingo.co.uk)

“Vikki has been our Affiliate Manager at Bingocams for almost 2 years and she has always been extremely proactive and innovative with her ideas. Vikki always understands and accomodates for the individual needs of her clients which has played an important part in creating a successful partnership between our companies. Her experience and knowledge within iGaming has made her a great asset to Bingocams and the industry as a whole.”

Debbie Mason

A Leading authority in digital and broadcast media; content development; fund raising and brand exploitation

“Vikki is visionary when it comes to the world of gambling in particular bingo. She has an extremely mature and knowledgeable mind with a very active and creative vision of the future of this industry. She is very much hands on, understanding and delivering both the needs of the players and that of the business. The experience she brings to the table is invaluable and shall surely lead to great success for all around her.”

Ivan Hernandez

Entrepreneur, digital media, web design and development, affiliation marketing

“Vikki has always been extremely helpful and quick in resolving any issues. She is great as an affiliate manager, and always keeps affiliates informed with any new developments and news.”

Jason Collins

Marketing Director at ZeroLight

“Vikki is a dedicated, hardworking and results-driven digital professional with all-round experience in operating and managing web-based businesses. Knowledgable and experienced in digital marketing and business development, Vikki is excellently placed to make a success out of any online business. Vikki will be a positive driving force in any business environment or industry she is in.”

Tom Thorns

Owner: Living Smart & Solid Digital Marketing

“I've worked with Vikki for over 5 years in the gaming industry, she is always easily contactable and fast to respond. She always manages to find a solution to any issue or question we raise and is constantly working to improve our numbers.

I've recommended her to others in the past and will continue to do so in the future.”

Nickie Shute

Co-Owner at Tidy Bingo

“I first met Vikki at the 2nd Annual Online Bingo Summit and instantly got on with her. Vikki and I have crossed paths in many of her different roles and I have always found her an absolute pleasure to do business with.”

Ben Thorns

Owner - Living Smart & Solid Digital Marketing

“Vikki is a real pleasure to work with, professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We have known Vikki for several years now, she is definitely one of our key partners.”

Daniel Cotugno-Cregin

Web Designer | Wordpress Developer at Baltic Design

“During our time at NMS, Vikki showed herself to be a dynamic and innovative account manager. Convivial and well connected, Vikki always stays one step ahead of the game, possessing a wealth of knowlege on affiliate marketing and ecommerce in a digital age.”

Anita Heffernan

Content Manager and Website Editor at Focus Online Management (Marketing for WhichBingo)

“I have found Vikki to be very thorough in every aspect of my dealings with her. She cares about the relationships she develops with everyone she encounters in the course of her business. Nothing is too much trouble and the good of the brand she represents is always uppermost in her mind, but she finds ways to make everyone feel they are the most important cog in the wheel.

I have no hesitation in recommending Vikki to anyone safe in the knowledge she will deliver what she promises.”

Wayne Howe

Bingo Portals Manager at Focus Online Management

“Vikki is one of the best affiliate managers I've had the pleasure of working with at my time as FreeBingo Manager. I've dealt with her both at BingoCams and previously, and at all times found her to be professional, prompt and personable.
As they say, business is between people and people, and it does make a big difference. When you are choosing which site to promote and you've got several options, you naturally lean towards those individuals with who you have got on with well, and Vikki is one of those at the top of my list.”

Phil Goulding

Internet & Social Media Manager at MadAbout Media Ltd

“Vikki Taylor was one of the first managers i got the pleasure of meeting & working within the online gaming industry.
Vikki was easy to approach and once we got chatting i was able to see the skill & knowledge she has about the industry.
I still work with Vikki from time to time and she is always available to answer any questions or queries i have and is always a just a email or phone call away.”

Richard Davis

Platform Manager, Dazzletag Entertainment Limited

“Vikki is an absolute pleasure to work with. Always top at the brain storming table at Bingocams, she always has innovative plans actioned with enthusiasm and an unrivalled knowledge of online bingo. Since Vikki has been Marketing Manager there is always a LOT of traffic on the site!”

Richard Waters

Account Director at Inside Online Marketing Limited

“Vikki is a client of Inside Online but we had got to know her over a period of time working in the gaming space. Vikki was a real source of knowledge for both myself and Inside Online. Her familiarity of the gaming space on every level, from personalities to brands and strategies is second to none. It is in Vikki's nature to help and go beyond the bounds where ever possible. She is a fantastic asset to any gaming business.

As a client Vikki was no slouch. Vikki is at at home in the online marketing world as she is in gaming, with a knowledge base that out weighs most of the clients we work with. A hard task master, she expects much from agencies and constantly drove the team to deliver. Her overall marketing knowledge and ability was a massive help and really gave us a platform to deliver.

I would not hesitate to recommend her and would see her as an asset to any business.”

Chris Brown

Owner/Director Clear New Media

“Having worked with Vikki on the Bingocams affiliate program I would be happy to recommend her. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very results driven.

Her knowledge of the bingo sector is unrivalled and her all round marketing skills are very impressive.

All in all it was a pleasure working with her”

Verity Blake

Director, Very Media

“Vikki has a very thorough knowledge of the gambling industry. She really knows her stuff. I have been always been impressed by her understanding of marketing and the media landscape which as her agency makes working with her more beneficial for both sides and achieves great results.”

Lisa Ryder

Senior Client Service Manager at Acxiom UK

“Vikki has a wealth of knowledge and experience in online performance-marketing, affiliate networks and e-commerce. Fun to work with, reliable, straight-to-the-point, useful advice - wonderful!”

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Property Investment

Property Management

Marketing

Online Marketing

Online Gaming

Affiliate Management

Direct Marketing

Aquisition

Social Media Marketing

Awards

During my 8 years in Online Gaming I have been involved in a lot of great projects and have had the pleasure of being awarded various awards. Here are a few of the best ones, please see my linked in profile for all awards.

Best Bingo Affiliate Manager 2012 - Vikki Taylor

iGB Affiliate Awards

“"The judges felt that Vikki should be recognised for this award because of her friendly attitude and positive approach to problem solving, making the most of any opportunity that comes her way. The judges concluded that Vikki’s can do attitude and 100% commitment to the affiliates she manages really set her above her affiliate manager peers."”

Best Bingo Promotion 2012 - Bingocams

Which Bingo Player Awards

“"Bingocams take 1st Place having capitalised on their Site of the Year 2011 title by coming up with a £10k Golden Ticket giveaway that went down a storm with players. Only Golden Ticket winners on the run up to the big game got to take part in the final, so the participants had a better chance of winning rather than the game being open to all."”

New Bingo Site of the Year 2011 - Bingocams

Which Bingo Player Awards

“"We are delighted to announce that the unique feature of playing bingo on camera has secured Bingo Cams a firm place in player's hearts and they wholeheartedly put themselves behind it to ensure it took top spot to become the Which Bingo New Site of the Year for 2011.
After ensuring that the technology and the offers were both at the highest level, Bingo Cams took to our TV screens to advertise to the mass market and players have loved what they have found there and have voted it top dog amongst more than 50 new bingo sites that launched last year."”

Social Network Operator of the Year 2010 - Woohoo Bingo

EGR Awards

“"One of the first online bingo apps for Facebook Woohoo Bingo provided a great platform for cross marketing to our pay to play brands."”

Highly Commended Bingo Operator of the Year 2008 - Crown Bingo

EGR Awards

“"Although Crown Bingo was one of the smaller sites around in 2008, they made waves in the industry by introducing new events like; Charity Bingo and Team Bingo. Their focus on community and loyalty is at the heart of everything they do, from hosts to management staff."”

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

Durham University

2:1 Business with Sociology

2002 - 2005 During my time at Durham I studied Business with Physics in my first year, switching to Business with Sociology in my 2nd and 3rd year. Specialising in Entrepreneurialism and public sector management gave me a good view of both sides of the scale in Business. I was Vice President of my College and Head Cheerleader - Goooo Mildert!

Churchill Community College

A-Levels & GCSE

1997 - 2002 A-levels (B) in Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Geography. As well as 11 GCSE's (A*-A). Having no spacial awareness at a sports specialist school, planted me well and truly in bottom set P.E. I was taken out of Chemistry at one point to do special needs badminton... not kidding!

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

07779433525

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