DEREK MARKS - CV
2017 - Price Crash TV | Price Crash TV | Presenter/Producer
Reviving the format of Price Crash TV over a decade after it first appeared on UK TV screens. Presenting and demonstrating household and gift items.
2014 - Rock Media | Cruise 1st TV & TV Cruise Channel | Cruise Presenter & Producer
Presenter & Producer for Cruise 1st TV. Featuring exclusive worldwide cruise and stay holidays in studio and location, sharing cruise brand and worldwide cruise port information.
2014 - Pavers Shoes TV | Presenter
Presenting footwear on the world's only 24 hour shoe channel. Showcasing many different themed collections, as well as fashion clothing range Autonomy.
2017 - Immediate Media | JewelleryMaker TV | Presenter
Freelance Presenter. Working with guest designers - presenting and demonstrating Jewellery making supplies and techniques.
2016- Immediate Media | Sewing Quarter - Presenter / Launch Consultant
Derek was a TV consultant as part of the launch project team for The Sewing Quarter TV - working on translation of popular craft magazine titles to TV maintaining brand look and feel, and Immediate Media values. Advising on presentation, strategy, training, studio and product selection. He also appeared on screen on with test show formats, and continues as a presenter for the channel.
2009-16 TJC / The Jewellery Channel | Presenter
Host for LIVE auction TV Channel - featuring Jewellery, Gifts and accessories in a fast-paced format. Also collaborated in merchandising, product design and worldwide location reporting for the channel.
2010-14 JAN Media | Holiday and Cruise Channel | Presenter & Producer
Instrumental in establishing this Cruise travel agent to TV, engaging a production team in 2010. Devised and collaborated on formats and production style. Main presenter for cruise holiday sales presentations, both in studio and on location.
2012 Ace TV | Presenter & Demonstrator
Presenter for this collectibles strand with Gary Ashburn, as well as demonstrating various novelty products.
2008-10 Digital Television | Presenter - Lifestyle & News
Presenter for 'Shine!' lifestyle magazine show. Also hosted topical panel format 'Spotlight'. Bulletin Newsreader.
2010 Ideal World TV | Guest Presenter
Demonstrator for a new range of household products for the UK's second largest live TV Channel.
2007-09 Gems TV | Presenter
Presenter for this Jewellery auction shopping channel. One of the first regular faces to appear when the channel secured some of the earliest lucrative Freeview teleshopping slots.
2007 JML Direct | Guest Presenter
Demonstrator for 'new to market' cleaner 'Doktor Power' for TV infomercial and store Point of Sale video.
2004-07 YES Price Crash TV | Presenter
Launch and Anchor Presenter for Yes TV/Price Crash TV and Gemtique brands. After recording of a single infomercial, Derek became one of the launch team for this discounter 'price dropping' style channel. Producting live, unscripted sales presentations and high-repeat demonstration of household and lifestyle products.
2012-Present Candu Media | Presenter/Voiceover
Voice over artist for various infomercial product videos for a range of international brands such as Robert Dyas, Giles and Posner and Salter. Also voiced UK TV commercial for YouFrame.
2012-Present Complete Media Services | Presenter
Lead presenter promoting the video and media services company. Available for corporate messages, webinars and advertising features
2007-2015 Videotile | Web Video Presenter
Hired for various corporate clients as a web video presenter, to bring promotions and key messages to life. He has appeared for many campaigns including Vodafone, AstraZenica. Also web host for a variety of e-learning courses.
2011-2013 ao.com | Consultant/Presenter
Derek worked with ao.com on their 'Appliances Online' review formatting. Collaborated with the AV team on approach overhaul, changing methods and style of the customer review offering to increase engagement and uplift. Also engaged to refresh demographic templates and working with the team of review presenters to improve techniques.
2007-2009 Findel Group Plc | Presenter, Producer and Consultant
Assisting a new AV team on a web sales format for the Express Gifts, Studio and Kleeneze brands in video content. Also placed and mentored presenters, delivering significant sales uplift in various categories.
2014-17 Diva Radio (online) | Breakfast Show Presenter
2010-14 96.9 The Bay (now Heart Lancashire&Cumbria) | Presenter
Presenter for Saturday lunchtime show, trebling existing audience(source: rajar), as well as receiving an 'ON AIR CONTRIBUTION AWARD' from the station in recognition of popularity in client sponsored 'Bay Comes to You' outside broadcast shows.
2007-12 Trafficlink/Inrix Media |Travel Reporter & Information Editor
Broadcasting traffic and travel news to BBC and Commercial Radio Stations. Appearing on BBC local radio stations, as well as national such as Jazz FM, TalkSport, LBC and the former Highways Agency/Traffic Radio.
2004 Magic 999(Lancashire) | Presenter
Swing Presenter for this commercial radio station for Lancashire
2000-04 Dune FM (Lancashire & Merseyside) | Presenter
Weekend breakfast show presenter, progressing to the stations' weekday breakfast show
2002-04 Liver FM (Liverpool) | Chorley Local Radio | Barrow Local Radio | Presenter
Trial 28 day RSL radio stations
2002-05 Kit Kat Radio/Holiday Rock FM | Presenter
Presenter for the in-house radio station for Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2002 AA Roadwatch | Travel Broadcaster
1997-2000 Wish FM | Webmaster
Created launch website for new local radio station for Wigan and St Helens
LIVE EVENT HOSTING
Immediate Media - Sewing Quarter Press Launch - Compere/Interviewer (2017)
The Jewellery Channel Customer Events, Central London - Compere (2009-16)
The Southport 'Line Dance for Macmillan' - Compere (2003-12)
The Lune Valley Country Fair, Lancashire - Compere (2011)
The DIY and Gardening Show, Earls Court - Compere (2007)
Marks and Spencer - Nationwide &more Store Events Live Compere (2006-08)
The Southport Travel and Leisure Show - Live Host (2004)
Golfworld in the Park - Southport - Live Host (2004)
Southport Flower Show - Stage & Gardeners Question Time Presenter (2004)
Thwaites Brewery Trade Fair - Live Compere, Blackpool (2003)