Even before graduating, I have been involved in online marketing. I began whilst working for a major UK university, helping to create their online presence and growing their communications with students using new and traditional media. I have been involved with online marketing campaigns for several years working at a number of household name brands such as the AA, Gocompare.com and Dyson. I am a failed startup founder with Typefonts.org, a typographic search engine and Holtly, a modular home marketplace. Recently I’ve been writing a personal finance blog at MoneyArk.
Here on my blog I write on a variety of topics such as SEO, Social Media and Online PR, as well as offering South Wales based businesses quality digital marketing services to maximise their presence online.
I hold a BSc Hons degree in PR and Advertising as well as an MSc masters degree in Strategic Digital Marketing and have written for a number of industry publications such as Econsultancy, Moz and the Content Marketing Institute as well appearing on major media outlets such as The Guardian and the Metro. I am also a semi-regular conference speaker most recently at BrightonSEO and the Digital Marketing Show in London.
FAQ’s about me
Are you a Mac or a PC?
Sadly I’m a PC (though I plan on changing as soon as I can afford a Macbook Pro). Combining a laptop with a nice big monitor saves so much time with all the benefits of dual screen but with the added advantage of being able to unplug at any moment and dash to a meeting with all my work/data at my fingertips.
What drink gets you going in the morning?
Unlike what seems like the rest of the office dwelling world, I’m not really a fan of tea or coffee. Most mornings I stick to water but it’s pretty hard to avoid food and drink for too long so most days I’ll grab a Diet Coke for a mini caffeine burst.
What’s on your music playlist? Do you have a music preference per SEO job?
Usually something mellow for most of the day. Although if I’m on long analysis job I usually end up with some Swedish House Mafia to get me through it. My last.fm account is actually part of a cool post by Steve Morgan on SEO music tastes.
What can’t you operate fully without?
Sleep. Some people are really good at operating on a few hours sleep but i’m definitely not one of them.
Do you have a lucky charm or mascot?
Not a charm or mascot per se but I am quite superstitious about the number 27. It’s been my lucky number since I was little. I even have it as my number on the back of football shirts.
What would be your perfect office setup?
I’d love to be able to work remotely from a stunning location. I’ve always been pretty envious of anyone who can mix travelling with work. I remember seeing an interview with Paddy Moogan about his experiences and immediately wanted to do something similar.
What are your favourite blogs?