How I’m adapting my business activities during the Coronavirus crisis

Reading Time: 4 minutes March 2020 was going to be a big month. I was going to cross-something off my bucket list, be inspired, learn new stuff, meet new people, create new content and a whole lot more. We purchased tickets for SXSW in August 2019, and were all set to head to this huge interactive festival in Austin,… Read more

What is LinkedIn Learning?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m so proud to be a course instructor for LinkedIn Learning. I spent much of 2016 working on my first course, Social Media Marketing ROI, which was published in January 2017. I now have seven courses in the library which can be accessed if you have a LinkedIn Premium account, or courses can be purchased… Read more

Podcasts and Being Freelance

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apple launched podcasts on iTunes back in 2005, the same year that the Oxford Dictionary named “podcast” its word of the year. The ‘pod’ of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s iPod digital media player; and the ‘cast’ portion of podcast is taken from Radio’s ‘broadcast’ term. In March 2018, Apple Podcasts hit 50 billion all-time episode downloads and streams…. Read more

Why I speak at events

Reading Time: 2 minutes     I’ve been speaking at events since 2012. Of course I had presented to clients and colleagues for many years, but this was different. I was about to speak to fellow marketers and business owners and entirely with my own opinion, not as an employee representing an organisation. How did it happen? I was… Read more

How I started freelancing

Reading Time: 2 minutes     How I started freelancing: My first day as a freelancer wasn’t really any different to my final day as an employee! I’d been planning for three months – creating my brand identity, building my website, doing all the necessary finance set-up – I was ready. I know now that I was incredibly lucky… Read more

So, you want to become a freelancer…

Reading Time: 2 minutes     I’m often asked for advice from people researching a freelance career, so I thought it was time to put my answers into a blog! Back in 2012 I was lucky enough to included in The Drum’s Top 50 Creative Freelancers (unfortunately they haven’t produced this listing since). As part of the feature they… Read more