The Leeds Digital Festival last year was a great event and the highlight for me was listening to Ben Hammersley speak in a surprisingly intimate gathering where he blew me away with his talk of the digital revolution. An incredibly charismatic character, Ben had us all enraptured for a few hours as he told stories of wanting to be a war correspondent and being a Digital Ambassador for the UK.
The Digital Festival has arrived again this year with the bonus of Leeds Digital Conference on Friday 12 October 2012. I am very excited to have been asked to be one of the speakers and looking forward to my first appearance on stage.
The conference has some great speakers lined up, including heavy-weight Patrick Altoft from Branded 3 and looks to be a stimulating event with Leeds best thought leaders and digital peeps.
I can be found on the Content Marketing panel at 15.45 talking about my great passions in life: design, content/knowledge and the distribution of information on the internet.
A little about me:
These are some of the jobs I have had:
Waitress, bar tender, chamber maid, kitchen skivvy, plastic moulding factory worker, shop assistant, bottle washer, apple picker (in Israel), textile designer, craft hand finisher, magazine editor, graphic designer, illustrator, greeting card designer, website designer, typesetter, bookmaker (betting shop), pizza delivery driver (risky in Bradford), link builder, online marketer, content marketer, business developer, writer and I am sure I have forgotten something…
Various business ventures include: greetings card publisher distributing worldwide, established 3 ecommerce stores, magazine publishing for the property industry, design services and illustrator.
I have 16+ years of design experience combined with 5 years SEO, ecommerce and online marketing. 10 years of business hustle.
Currently I offer content marketing services with a great demand for infographic design work.
Having such a diverse range of skills and employment is an asset for creativity and business. I have pretty much hustled my way through life and adapted to the significant changes that have happened with the evolution of the internet. When I was at University I had to go to a library and use a book if I needed a question answered – there was no Google. My career has followed the rise of the internet and admittedly I was slow to jump on-board but am now the most passionate advocate of this amazing channel for information distribution that we have in our hands.
The internet is the most exciting thing to happen to mankind and has had the biggest impact on information distribution since Gutenberg invented the printing press – thus taking information control out of the hands of the church. We are going through a digital information revolution and I can’t think of a more exciting industry to be involved in right now.
Tickets are a bargain at only £30 and can be found here:
Leeds City Museum – Friday 12 October 2012 9-5.45
I am also touting for sign-ups to my new ebook on creating great content which is in production as we speak (ie I’m still writing it). Covering the crossover of SEO and creativity I recommend the book for anyone in SEO right now so they can learn the to future proof their skills as the industry evolves in a creative direction. Sign-up in the blue box top right on this page.