I’ve been trying to title this article for an hour. I still can’t think of a good one. Losing your mum can do that to you. Losing Your Mum. It’s Shit It’s been four months on the 19th April since my mum died. I was in Spain on the four month anniversary of her death… Continue reading Losing Your Mum, It’s ok to Just Do Whatever The Hell You Want.
Why do I always get these hair brained schemes? Always I create these perfect visions in my head that turn out to be something completely different. Maybe it’s because once a few months pass, the memories of the screaming and the fighting fade, and I’m left only with the happy imprint of a distant memory.… Continue reading From Malaga to Barcelona With Kids In The Car
March came and went without consequence. Or did it? When my mum was sick, she told me she had some money put aside for me. Not a fortune, but to me a fair lump. She said do something fun, and for yourself. Don’t spend it on sensible stuff. That sounds so much like something my… Continue reading March Obsessions: Camping, Hair Dye & Eating.
I spent a lot of February in a total blur. Losing your mum does that to you. After my beautiful mum died, I was bereft. Isla turned 5 in January and I tried so hard to make everything ok for her. The truth is it wasn’t. We kicked of January with a trip to Alton… Continue reading February Obsessions. Going outside again.
Does losing your mum ever get any easier? It’s been almost six weeks and I feel so inadequately qualified to answer that question. I’ve stumbled across every walk of person with every type of attitude. From people who are asking am I ok now then, to people telling me it’s time to move on, to… Continue reading Losing your mum sucks big time
I have always loved to crochet and knit. When my daughter was born five years ago, I was knitting blankets and toys. When she became a toddler, I started to crochet because the toolkit was less lethal! Being the kind of inquisitive child who rifles through my belongings without a care, I had to retire… Continue reading My January Creative Obsessions. Crochet.
After Simon Danczuk visited our business Made By Factory earlier this year, he offered both Danny and I a tour of parliament, should we ever be that way inclined. Given my love of London and History, It isn’t something I wanted to say no to! As Squared Online alumni, I had an invite to the annual… Continue reading A Super Exclusive Tour of Parliament With Simon Danczuk
October gave rise to my first WordCamp Manchester 2016. I had tonnes of fun. If you have never been to a WordCamp there is something for everyone in the WordPress community. Whether that be as a designer, a developer or a website owner. It was great weekend put together by the WordPress Community. This was… Continue reading WordCamp Manchester 2016
Working with an agency is less about buying a service and more about finding a digital partner. When you think of services, you think of your car, or a plumber. Those are services. And generally you don’t tell your service provider what to do. A partner is more like your stylist. You work together. Sometimes… Continue reading My Perspective on Working With a Digital Partner.
The Google Partners Badge Celebration Event! Back in June after lots of hard work and studying, My agency Made By Factory achieved Google Partner status – and what better way to celebrate this achievement than an invite to Google London for a Google Partners Badge Celebration event. It was a great opportunity to meet with… Continue reading Google Partners Badge Celebration Event
I just returned from a “Mobile Advertising Bootcamp” day with Google Partners in London. Being the world leaders in Big Data, I’m always eager to hear any insights that I can pass on to my clients and other advertisers who may not have attended. So what did I learn? We live in a multi-screen world. That’s… Continue reading Mobile Advertising Google Day
There’s something to be said about March madness. Especially this month at CreativJam. It’s almost a year since Danny and I opened our office in Manchester, Greater Manchester. This has been the most eventful month for us yet. Developers We started on the first of March by welcoming our new software and web developer, Matt… Continue reading March Madness. Dublin, Downing Street and Developers
So I was actually invited to go the the Prime Ministers house, (Number 10 Downing Street in case anyone had forgotten where he lives) and talk to Niamh Mulholland, Business Engagement Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office, along with twenty businesses from the North West & Yorkshire. What the hell was I doing at 10 Downing… Continue reading I go to Number 10 Downing Street. Get Me!
March was a mad month for me at work this year. We have had a few exciting things going on from new staff to lots of cool events. Last Thursday inside the Rise at Grindsmith Coffee House (incidentally a really great venue) in Manchester, My team and I collaborated with The Business Growth Hub and Google to advise Manchester… Continue reading The Business Growth Hub, Google and Me.
Last week, Danny and I joined Enterprise Nation on one of their #GoGlobal Missions. The mission was to Dublin, Ireland and was designed to help people in the food industry export their products into a new market. Or did I just visit the Temple Bar? I arrived in Dublin and met up with around 35… Continue reading I Went Global With Enterprise Nation #GoGlobal Dublin
Over the last six months I hard with Squared Online! I took part in an intense six month programme, created with Google, to deliver me the very latest insights into the world of digital marketing; I passed with flying colours! What is Squared Online? Squared Online is an award-winning global digital marketing leadership qualification; developed… Continue reading Squared Online: Digital Marketing With Google