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I love marketing technology and personal productivity. I enjoy travelling. I give others pleasure from my photography. I've been building websites since around 1998 and still enjoy . I like to live 'online'.

I'm a Freelance Digital Marketing Consultant - helping individuals, start-ups and businesses grow online - Websites, blogs, social media, marketing & photography. 

With a professional background in digital marketing and product management, I blend my project management and business improvement skills to ensure I deliver what is required - in work, rest and play.

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Was working from a different PC today. When I signed into Outlook Web Access I noticed a little green tick next to the senders name. Clicking on it showed a menu to contact the person by Skype. Very useful. I wonder if this is a new feature on Outlook Web Access, or a third-party plugin?  
I hope Tesco's new online shopping trial is a success and it is rolled out to my local town.  The idea is simple.  Order online, drive into the  car park, flash your card and your shopping is put in your car without having to leave your seat. At only £2 it is much cheaper that the delivery option. It will be great if other shops offered the service, but I'm...
Whilst Twitter and Facebook can be great online tools for some brands, they are not appropriate in all circumstances. Other methods may be better to gain insight or build advocacy, The article in Marketing Week reviews current trends and gives some good case study examples.
I've been randomly following people on Twitter for some time now, If you asked my why I follow a particular person I doubt if I could give a good answer. I found this good tool that reads the words in the bio's of your Twitter followers and then builds a tag cloud where you can see the topics you are following.  Here is mine from today. I am happy that they are mainly work...
I don't always read emails with attachments, but I received one from a good friend in Canada that caught my eye.  You might have seen it already, it is titled Reflections and talks through the ages of life and tips on how to keep you. Four tips that caught my eye are: keep cheerful friends keep learning enjoy simple things surround yourself with what you love These are so...
I read with interest of Prince Harry’s visit this week to see victims of poverty and HIV at Sentebale, a charity he founded to support Lesotho's orphans and vulnerable children. This ITN documentary tell's about his work. With more than a third of Lesotho’s people HIV positive, this disease not only increases the infant mortality rate, but also leaves many...
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.The surf is up and the tide is going out.  If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said,...
If you want to conquer fear, dont sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
I've recently been playing with LBS. FourSquare seems to be the most popular, and there are a number of other out there. From a digital marketing perspective, I can see how this can work for brands. User's tell their contacts where they have been, and this in turn can generate for visitors to the location. Likewise if I lookup where I am, I can see which is the most popular pizza if there...
My local radio station was asking for alternative things to do over the next few weeks that begin with F.  Not everyone like F and I don't know F takes over the TV every four years. Facebook, Fishing, Frisby throwing - what are your F alternatives?

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