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Sharon Walpole on life skills and soft skills

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My guest for episode 18 of Media Will Eat Itself is Sharon Walpole of Careermap, a service that helps young people get their career kickstarted. We cover her background in publishing and how it’s helped her now that she’s a business development specialist. Of course, the bulk of our discussion is about young people, and navigating cyberbullying, confidence, recognising your self...

David Brear on company culture and being media-first

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Episode 17 of Media Will Eat Itself features David Brear, CEO of 11:FS. We discuss company culture, building brands, podcasting, social media and what being your real self actually means. There are lots of great quotes in this episode, so have your pen and paper handy. You don’t have to be interested in digital banking to enjoy this one – this is about someone who absolutely understands...

TikTok, authenticity and design, with Tom Ross

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In episode 13 of Media Will Eat Itself, I chat to Tom Ross, founder and CEO of Design Cuts, about how fast the world of media and design is moving. We discuss the power of authenticity, the marriage of design and technology, and what it’s like to try a new platform such as Tiktok and feel old (at 31). Find out more about Tom on his LinkedIn page, and via The Futures website. This podcast is also...

Design, storytelling and leadership, with William Villalobos

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In episode 12 of Media Will Eat Itself, William Villalobos joins me to share his passion for design. He is founder of The Futures, a company comprising, in his own words, designers, video professionals, developers and marketing experts. He refers to his company as a solution machine! From his background in architecture to his fledgling turn as an entrepreneur, William has, in a relatively short...

Technology and entrepreneurial startups, with David Kelly

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In episode 11 of Media Will Eat Itself, I talk to David Kelly, founder of Storm Consultancy, a nimble business that began as a bridge for people looking for something in between traditional creative services and what the tech giants usually offer. I’ve known David on and off for a number of years, having worked on projects with him in the past, and as an observer to the great work he does as part...

Social media, modern marketing and fudge, with Sian Holt

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Today, I’m talking to Sian Holt, founder and managing director of Fudge Kitchen. It’s that fantastic high street shop you can’t pass without trying a piece of free fudge. It’s also the business that’s been around longer than you think, and it’s in part due to Sian’s background as a marketer, and her willingness to adapt to new practices, such as the creation of...

Why I made 30 videos in 30 days, with Kym Hamer

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On the second show of our new season (the 9th overall), I talk to Kym Hamer, who describes herself as a marketing director, property investor, school governor and blogger. She’s also a prolific reader, this I know from following Kym through her social channels over the years, and if you’re looking for an honest and thorough book review, you should check out her website at giddayfromtheuk.com. We...

From journo to internal comms guru, with Rachel Miller

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Rachel Miller is an internal communications professional who runs her own consultancy helping people and organisations improve their ability to communicate. You would think that our ability to communicate is a given, but this is something we overlook on so many levels. In my own experience, I’ve worked for small companies and huge companies who suffer from the same malady: poor communication...

Power presenting, with Russell Anderson-Williams

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Russell Anderson-Williams is a professional presentation design expert, and is particularly invested in training people how to make the most out of Prezi and PowerPoint. He’s even more passionate about the fact that even the best Prezi and PowerPoint users will fail if they continue to use bullet points! The idea behind his approach to delivering good presentations is the ability to tell a story...

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