Cottington - Comedy Writer - Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Mark Cottington

Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands


Due to a series of catastrophic career and relationship decisions over the years, I've developed something of an ironic veneer to life's little tests.

Now that I'm fully embracing mid-life with all the new crisis and crises that comes with it, I'm probably as qualified as I'll ever be to write comedy.


Comedy Writer

Work History


IPE Publishing

From February 2008

• Responsible for the development of a classical print directory into an on-line data retrieval platform and developing global sales strategies to drive the service forward
• Achieved extensive and detailed knowledge of regional diversity throughout the global financial industry and the impact on commercial property investment vehicles
• Promoted research and Intellectual Property development across all mediums
• Developed business in primary target markets including Banks, Asset, Investment Managers and detailed understanding of buying patterns of pension industry.


SDU Publishing

August 2007 - February 2008

• Responsible for the development of advertising client base across the EMEA region
• Appointed to research the market for the Financial newspaper 'VGM Real Estate' developing a business network across Holland, UK, Italy, Germany and Belgium


Constructive Workspace & Advanced Interiors

Up to July 2007

• Coordinated cold sales and marketing activities focussing on developing sales opportunities
• Producing press presentations, web development and market research intelligence to support extensive regional sales development and routes to market media campaigns

Int'l Business Development Manager EMEA

Lucent Technologies


Breathe Interiors - Total Office Interiors

: Short/Medium Term Contracts for:
• Planned, developed and designed direct mail and promotional sales campaigns for interior fit-out / construction companies including - Breathe Interiors - Total Office Interiors, At Work Solutions and Steelcase, redesigning CRM and database systems
• Established what became defined as small FMCG type programs for channel development, promoting low cost electrical/telecom products (WiFi 2.5Ghz as was)
• Extensive market research and campaign work for design application developers, Silicon Graphics (SGA), Switching Equipment manufacturers Ascend (later became Lucent)



Sykes Cottington

Business Development Specialist

Steelcase Strafor

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