Head of Social Marketing – ITV Studios

Claire Hoang

Overview and Experience

Before Being a Breakthrough Leader

Digital Executive Producer

Claire has over 15 years experience in the industry starting in the community media sector, but now having worked across BBC, ITV and Fremantle amongst others. She is currently Head of Social Marketing for ITV Studios – working with a number of labels to help support the promotion of their shows and their strategies across social media. As the ITV Studios labels also produce content across other broadcasters, she’s also worked with broadcasters like BBC3 and Channel 4 as well as ITV on campaigns.

Nominated by Jaine Sykes, Head of Digital Content and Strategy, ITV

Claire joined my management team in January 2020, and has completely transformed the way the Soaps team works. There has been a drive to ensure that what we’re doing across Digital Content at ITV has a clear marketing purpose for. younger audiences, as well as an opportunity to turn viewers into consumers and Claire has been in charge of making both of those things a reality on the Soaps.
 
The soaps don’t necessarily jump out as young audiences in the TV schedule, but she has led her team to change the way they think about day-to-day content. They’re less focused on superserving older audiences with daily preview clips, but now focus on the big storyline peaks which are more likely to drive younger audiences. The launch of Corrie’s TiKTok channel, making the most of the platform alongside using data and insight that archive content appeals to young audiences has become a huge success. To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, Claire masterminded a live escape room on the cobbles live-streamed exclusively on Twitter with audience interaction, a feat never seen in the UK before now. Turns out you can teach an old show, new tricks.
 
As well as being a creative powerhouse, Claire always has one eye on the wider business objectives, especially commercially. As well as her day job, she is the Digital Content lead for the Gaming, Licensing & Merchandising part of the business. This involves managing stakeholders externally and internally and being the driving force of integrating new ventures into the wider Digital Content team. For example, she has helped set up the ITV merchandise shop, tracking KPIs for revenue directly attributed to the Digital Content team, and set the strategic direction for our Tours and Experiences right through to the implementation of the plans. Claire is an absolute asset to my management team.

Being A Breakthrough leaders...

"The Breakthrough Leaders scheme really gave me the boost I needed. I was keen to raise my profile and was a bit unsure of where I wanted to go next. My coach, Silas Carson really helped me to rethink about what I wanted, whilst my mentor Luke Lewis gave me an insight into the world I wanted to know more about.”

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Freelancers & Employees

Gain access to exclusive invites and opportunities, extend your networks and get the supported needed to progress your career.

content creators

Exclusive commissioning and investment opportunities, extend your networks and get the supported needed to sell your content and build audiences.

corporate friends & allies

Diversify your staff teams by connecting with talent across genres, roles and levels. Join our growing community of talent managers, determined to make our TV industry more inclusive and equitable.