What does a typical day involve?
My role at Adido is Organic Marketing Manager which mainly focuses on SEO for our clients as well as some Social and PPC.
A typical day for me involves planning and writing blogs and other content for clients and optimising their websites to the highest standards possible to make sure they are getting noticed by the right people in the right places.
Where were you born? What brought you to Adido?
I was born and bred in Bournemouth so I have local roots firmly planted here. I went to University in Southampton but decided to come back to Bournemouth to pursue my marketing career. My first marketing job was at a local solicitors where I discovered I had a real interest in digital marketing so decided to make the move over to Adido.
What has been your career highlight so far?
I take great pride in my content writing so when I managed to get an article published in two newspapers (both on paper and their websites) for one of our clients this was a big achievement for me!
Tell us something about you that your colleagues don’t know yet!
When I was young boy I was part of my local church choir. I guess you could call this my first job as we used to get paid £2.50 for singing at weddings (quite a fortune for a 9 year old). I’m not sure my singing voice really added much to the choir, plus I used to sing ‘Glory Glory Man United’ instead of ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah’ because I thought it was hilarious (I don’t even follow football but I was just such a rebellious youth).
What do you remember about your first day at Adido?
I remember the first task I was set at Adido was to write a blog for one of our clients on the benefits of Kegel Weights. As a naive young man I had no idea what they were at first, but I sure do know a lot about them now!
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I wanted to be a farmer! That dream soon fizzled out when I realised I would have to get up at 4am every day though!
Where in the world would you most like to visit and why?
The answer to this question changes a lot, but one of the places I would love to go trekking is deep into the Amazon Rain forest. I love survival stories and I read an amazing book called ‘Lost In The Jungle’ by Yossi Ghinsberg about a man who gets lost while trekking in the Amazon and although the story sounds pretty terrifying it also sounds insanely exciting!
What is your #1 most played song on Spotify/iTunes?
Right now my most played song on Itunes is ‘President T – King of Grime’. I have been a big fan of grime for a long time, but no, I do not wear a snap back and I do not attempt to rap myself, I just enjoy the music!
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
David Attenborough. I know this is a predictable one but I just want to ask him if he really knows EVERYTHING about animals or if he is just reading off of a script and forgets it all afterwards!
If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?
It’s pretty tight for me between flying and super intelligence, but if I had super intelligence I think I would figure out a way to fly anyway, so that’s what I will choose.
When was the last time you were nervous?
My wedding day in August 2015! That was the last time I was REALLY nervous – especially for the speech (although a swift pint beforehand helped to shake the nerves).
What are you afraid of?
Wasps. Despite never being stung by one, I still live in fear that my time is coming.
Slogan for life...
Don’t take it all too seriously!
At the weekend I love…
...being outdoors! I love getting as far away from cities, towns, buildings and anything man made as possible and breathing in the fresh air in the great outdoors! I recently discovered Geocaching too which adds a bit more fun to a walk in the Countryside.