About Marc Cameron

The Professional

 

Marc Cameron

Once the cover boy for the World Cub Scouts Association’s magazine (circa 1992/93), Jersey-born Marc sacrificed boy band stardom and the opportunity to appear on the cover of Just Seventeen, for a career as a young media mogul. Something he doesn’t regret to this very day (OK, maybe a little).

At the end of 2004, 25-year-old Marc founded Seven – an award-winning print and online magazine (supported by Time Out and Dame Anita Roddick), which interviewed Christian Bale, George Clooney, Keanu Reeves,  Iman, and Vampire Weekend. Marc brought the project to a close in late 2010.

Between 2005 and 2011 he worked as a contractor editor for orange.co.uk’s websites, most notably helping to boost the statistics of its Cars website by nearly 200%.

In the summer of 2011, Marc launched Fotorater.com, an online photography and trends publication. The website features interviews with leading photographers and showcases the work of up-and-coming photographers and artists. Leading online publications/web presences such as Ashton Kutcher‘s Twitter and Facebook pages and Jalopnik have linked to articles featured on Fotorater.com.

As the Director of Digital for legendary publisher Felix Dennis, Marc oversaw the launch of five websites within his first four months. He also made the decision to migrate all of Felix’s digital assets onto a leading website server and helped to update felixdennis.com to the latest version of WordPress. Other achievements included the recategorisation of Felix’s online poetry catalogue (1,350 poems), working with developers to fix preexisting issues with the site, and making updates to the site.

Marc Cameron’s also the co-creator of web phenomenon the Light Graffiti Cars – featured in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Top Gear.

And he’s one of the youngest ever people to appear in the Observer Magazine’s The Innovator section.

He was recently named as one of The Evening Standard’s Silicon 60 – Tech City’s most influential people.

Tech City News named Marc as one of the top five tech fashion trendsetters.

Marc is a huge fan of sports, photography and film.

He competed in sports at both school and university level, is a trained photographer, and graduated with a first-class honours degree in Media Communications with Film Studies (and photography).

Marc has also studied for a BSc in Sports Science (leaving early with a CertHE Sports Science) and completed an MA in Journalism at Goldsmiths.

The Personal

 

Born in St Saviour, Jersey, Marc grew up near the south coast of England.

While growing up his primary interests were sport, music and film/media, with Marc representing his middle and upper schools at football, hockey, rugby and cricket. He went on to participate in hockey and athletics at university level, and he is also a qualified sailor (National level One and Two) and has competed in Judo.

Marc was also a talented singer, having sung for the Minster choir (yes, he was a choir boy) in the town where he grew up. Along with being paid to sing at weddings (which provided a substantial amount of Pic and Mix money for a 10-year-old), he competed in a choir competition at Salisbury Cathedral. But, Nirvana, The Beatles and Third Eye Blind were his preferred kind of music, and he went on to play in a couple of promising bands, one of which he decided to walk away from when he made the tough choice to leave music behind and focus his attention on a career in the media.

In 2004 he moved to London, founding award-winning magazine Se7en a few months later. He ran the publication while working as a contractor for orange.co.uk.

More recently, he has worked as a Director of Digital, launched Fotorater.com, and project managed several popular arts projects, including web phenomenon the Light Graffiti Cars.

Career highlights

Named as one of The Evening Standard’s Silicon 60 – Tech City’s most influential people.

Appearing in The Innovator section of The Observer Magazine. George Clooney was on the front cover.

Launching Seven Magazine in Borders stores in the UK and Ireland.

Winning the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise’s Business Concept award.

Receiving support and advice from Time Out founder Tony Elliott and the late Dame Anita Roddick.

Interviewing Christian Bale for Seven Magazine online, only nine months after the website first went live.