About

Ahh yes… ‘About me’ pages, always difficult to write something in these damn things, isn’t it? Kind of reminds me of those “describe yourself in three words” questions you get in job interviews. Even worse than that though, was the “how would your friends describe you in 3 words” ones. Always difficult not to make yourself look like a narcissistic prick!

So here goes…a 40-something-year-old pessimist working in online media (see below) who enjoys a bit of football, listening to most kinds of music (as long as it makes sense), and getting to grips with technology.

I graduated in the mid-nineties with a degree in Business Information Systems and then decided not to utilise this by going to work in the pub trade running pubs as a Relief/Holding Manager for a few years. After getting disillusioned with this I got into search marketing for a London agency before getting made redundant. 10 months on the scrap heap allowed me to further develop my mobile phone content selling web site phoneringsong.com, before a stint selling mobile phones and then a spell as an IT technician kept me busy.

I joined a Search marketing company in 2004 as a Search Manager and then through a couple of company buy-outs went through working on Comparison Shopping Engines and Social Media and now I spend my days as Agency Technology Lead for a major media agency.

As I said up there, I like a bit of football and I’m a season ticket holder at West Ham. And up until a few years ago, I would turn up on a Sunday morning and play for a Sunday League team called Medway 2000 FC for whom I was also the club Secretary/Chairman/Treasurer. Unfortunately, the knees started to cause me too many problems and so I had to retire after playing for 32 years!

In the rest of my (limited) spare time, I like to watch the odd film or two, go to comedy gigs (preferably in small venues, not arenas), visit the theatre for a dose of sophistication, and enjoy a bit of gaming on a variety of gaming consoles.

And that’s about it!