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Jay Davidson

Content Strategist and Exec Producer at Fully Focused Productions

Award Winning Creative Content Strategist/ Content Development / Visionary.
Jay Davidson is a unique player in the content space spanning Music, Radio, TV and online. kicking off her career in the music business at Kiss FM and  at the renowned Hip Hop label Def Jam Recordings her career has spanned two decades half of which has been at the BBC where she launched 1Xtra before moving on to lead marketing campaigns and brand management for BBC Three, Comedy and Entertainment, award winning campaigns for Top Gear, Gavin & Stacey, Luther and Doctor Who.

Not many content marketers have commissioning experience; as one of the successful applicants of BBC Content’s inaugural Assistant Commissioner development programme, Jay lead commissioning of  the BBC Two/Four  ‘Black and British’ season as well as gaining commissioning/Exec Producer credits for the series Black is the New Black and documentaries -The Hip Hop World News and The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs, for BBC Music.

Now working with smaller, up-and-coming indies Jay – along with her formidable contact book  – is using her wealth of experience and knowledge to spear head and develop some pretty exciting projects over the coming year. 

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Nominated by Adam Barker ,  Channel Executive, BBC Two

Jay Davidson worked with us for two years at BBC TWO and BBC FOUR as an Assistant Commissioner. During this time she played an instrumental role in the BBC Black and British season which broke new ground in its account of the black British experience. Jay is firmly tapped into the politics of her community but also has an eye to the needs of the broad popular audience. She has made significant contributions to the coverage of black cultural topics on BBC TWO and FOUR, especially in the area of music. Jay deserves wider exposure in the industry and could play a significant future leadership role in the advancement of the BAME debate.

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Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African


Jay’s mentor