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I’m a content, engagement and marketing pro who loves photography, cultural stuff, my cat, wife and daughter. Not necessarily in that order.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I love cheese
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Buying cheese, putting it in the fridge, and leaving it for a full 3 days before opening
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Something that surprises and delights
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Boredom......which leads to random weird searches on the the web
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The content, conversation and the positive mentoring. That last comment is directed at Laura McQuarrie who was so welcoming and helpful.
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People caring about brands that care about society. Improving communities and profit are not mutually exclusive
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Don't get hung up about SEO, and think about your readers over and above all else
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A copious amount of whisky....but never ever before 8am
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Trendhunter?
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Being famous for no reason will no longer be a career path for young people Phones will stop telling fibs about how much battery life is left Selfie sticks will disappear up the arses of those obsessed by selfies 3D printers will be so busy printing 3D printers they wont be able to 3D print anything else
Magnetic Bike Bells
Magnetic Bike Bells
This Removable Bike Bell Comes with a Range Of Ringtones
This new magnetic bike bell offers cyclists a stylish, flexible and convenient way to let others know they are passing by or coming through. The small spherical device attaches to a bike’s... MORE
Covert Laptop Carriers
Covert Laptop Carriers
The Under-The-Jack Pack Hides Laptops for Added Security
This covert laptop carrier bag launched by Betabrand is so thin, it can be worn unnoticed under your jacket, offering unprecedented security for you and your precious computer. Despite its ultra... MORE
Gadget-Charging Travel Bags
Gadget-Charging Travel Bags
Poros' Charging Bags Top Up Devices on the Go
Staying connected while on the go is no longer a luxury but a necessity, which is why a company called Poros has launched a range of gadget-charging bags. Today’s mobile phones and tablets... MORE
Multifunctional Tool Cards
Multifunctional Tool Cards
The 'Minimal' Tool Card Puts an Entire Toolbox In Your Pocket
The ‘Minimal Tool Card’ is a beautifully designed piece of stainless steel that can sit in your wallet for easy and permanent access to help you cope with life’s everyday tasks.... MORE
Feline GPS Systems
Feline GPS Systems
This Pet GPS System Lets Users Track and Chat with a Cat
‘Weenect’ is a new pet GPS system for cats that not only tracks your fluffy feline friends, but also lets you talk to them while they are out prowling and protecting their territory. If... MORE
Voice-Controlled Jewelry
Voice-Controlled Jewelry
The 'Vring' is the World's First Voice-Controlled Ring
High fashion meets hi-tech in the form of the Vring, the world’s first voice-controlled ring which the inventors claim could do away with the need for a mobile phone. Seemingly you can search... MORE
Wireless Charging Cases
Wireless Charging Cases
This Skybuds Case Charges Phones and Stores Wireless Earbuds
Up until now the benefit of wireless headphones has been negated by the need to carry extra wires to power up the device, but all that’s about to change thanks to the charger-free Skybuds. The... MORE
Wand-Like Drone Controllers
Wand-Like Drone Controllers
The 'Typhoon Wizard' Lets Users Drive a Drone with One Hand
Australian electronics company Yuneec is revolutionizing drone control with the launch of the Typhoon Wizard, a “wand” that allows simple one-handed “point to fly” commands.... MORE
Social Foresight Apps
Social Foresight Apps
'Called It' Tests Your Ability to Predict the Future
A new app by the name of ‘Called It’ has been launched to test your prediction skills about stuff going on that you and your friends really care about. It doesn’t matter if you&#... MORE
Multimedia Business Cards
Multimedia Business Cards
MOO's New Business Cards Generate Astounding First Impressions
The days of immediately throwing people’s calling cards straight in to a drawer or bin may well be over thanks to MOO, which has created a new type of multimedia business card called Paper+.... MORE
Adulthood Storybooks
Adulthood Storybooks
Ladybird Books is Now Publishing Adult Book Titles for Grown-Ups
Retro publisher Ladybird Books (long associated with printed children’s educational material) has launched a new series of adult books. The company uses traditional images from its archive to... MORE
Gamified Laundry Robots
Gamified Laundry Robots
'Voris' is an Adorable Robot Friend That Turns Chores Into a Game
Thanks to one Electrolux Design Lab submission, kids who hate domestic chores could soon have access to a robot friend who loves doing their laundry. This playfully designed robot called Voris... MORE
Origami Smartphone Speakers
Origami Smartphone Speakers
'The Tone' is a Thin Speaker for Smartphones That Folds
Meet The Tone, an extremely thin speaker for smartphones that is also foldable. As the world’s thinnest speaker, The Tone also has no electrical components, no batteries, no wires and no... MORE
Dream-Controlling Masks
Dream-Controlling Masks
'The Napz' Mind Control Mask Helps You Master Your Dreams
The makers of a new biohacking device claim it can help enhance mind control and allow you to master your dreams. The Napz mask senses the Rapid Eye Movement phase of sleep, and activates lights... MORE
Business Book GIFs
Business Book GIFs
Snaploop Creates GIFs for Business that Summarize Books
A new service aims to help time-starved entrepreneurs keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in management by offering GIFs for business. Snaploop will provide subscribers with a weekly 10-... MORE
Secure Designer Smartwatches
Secure Designer Smartwatches
Data from This Secure Watch by Bulgari is Stored in the Swiss Alps
Luxury brand Bulgari has created the most smart and secure watch in the world. Buyers of the $5,000 timepiece will be able to transfer and store information to a secret military bunker hidden in the... MORE
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Pre-Packaged Lunch Kits
Scrumpt is a Food Delivery Service That Aids Time-Starved Parents
Lunch just got easier for stressed-out parents and their kids after the launch of a new weekly food delivery service in the US. ‘Scrumpt’ will send a week’s worth of healthy,... MORE
Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
Renowned wireless speaker brand Sonos has launched a new product—the Sonos Play:5—that it claims will produce the purest most vibrant music ever heard in the home. The Play:5 actually... MORE