Professor Ben Hawkes

Professor Ben Hawkes


Started SGM= January 2016

Before I started working for SGM, I enjoyed a number of years in the marketing department of Cineworld Ashford; overseeing local events and social media coverage for the site.

My creative background has been well developed through multiple placements in film and television organisations around the country, and supported with a film and television production degree from the University of Portsmouth.

These days I work as part of the Digital Creative team at SGM. My work is always varied, split between working with clients on their content strategy and link building, but mostly I spend my time helping with clients’ social profiles and helping to maximise their online potential.

Current role = Digital Creative Executive


  •  Delivering social media training and loving it!

  • Worked on a documentary about Mammoths 
    During my career history, I have been fortunate enough to work on lots of exciting projects including a Mammoth documentary for the National Geographic.

  • Accident Prone
    Recieved an award from my last job for repeatedly walking into doors…


How do you give an octopus ten giggles? Give him ten tickles.


  • BA Television and Film Production Degree
    from Portsmouth University.


Social Animal – “The course cleared the fog… I have a certain amount of clarity.”

Ricky Reina

Highly recommended! Came for an SEO training session to take back info to share with the wider Pilgrims Hospices team, where I work. The Giant team is at the forefront of search and social – and they are warm and welcoming with it. Each course is full of tips and practical information with plenty of chance to ask questions and try out your skills. See you again soon guys!

Eleanor Sheath

I recommend GIANT campus to everyone who would like to improve their knowledge about social media marketing. The training is very good and helped me enormously to understand how to market my own company in a better, more effective way. I will be signing up for more courses in the near future!

Julia Brendel