Last week I celebrated my birthday.
And now, as I start my 38th year I thought it would be interesting to reflect on what I have done and achieved over the past 12 months, my 37th year on this planet.
As always my endeavours are not possible without the love and support of my daughter and my wife who also is the best business partner anyone could hope for.
Our consultancy, Digital Tomorrow Today continued to grow working on great projects for clients including Viadeo, eDialog and Forest Holidays.
We launched BirdSong, social media media reconnaissance, delivering on demand insight for agencies, journalists, brands and lawyers worldwide. Ourinsights have been featured in publications including TNooz, The Drum and the Wall Blog. We now count many agencies and direct brand owners as customers of BirdSong.
Alongside my business partner, Katherine I took an important investment in V4, one of the UK’s leading experts in delivering API driven, and cloud based apps, sites and tools. The excellent team at V4 have been doing the heavy lifting to build BirdSong and I admired their work, leadership and team. Over the past few months I have been an active part of the team and thoroughly enjoyed watching the agency continue to grow as we develop more projects working with the Google API’s (AdWords, +, search) as well as the social API’s and more.
As part of the advisory board I helped the National Media Museum launch their Life Online Gallery. The first museum space in Europe dedicated to the Internet and its impact on our society.
I have written c. 21,000 words for publication on subjects ranging from big data to the Internet of things and, using Insights from BirdSong how brands are using Twitter and Facebook. These words have been published in my monthly column for the EADT (newspaper and online) The Wall Blog, The Drum, Guardian and Tnooz. I have also been ghost writing articles for other agencies to help with SEO and regular traffic.
Published 22 white papers for our Directors Briefing ranging from Google+ to niche social networks, Pinterest and Polyvore.
I have also spoken in the UK on subjects including SOLOMO and mobile apps.
As an angel investor in took a stake in Artspotter, helping where Ican with marketing insights and business support.
Evan Carmichael has me listed in the top 100 Angel Investors on Twitter.
Holbrook High School, a leading Suffolk Academy asked me to become an Academy Patron to help identify their IT requirements for both school operations and curriculum support. This was a short and enjoyable project that saw the school substantially boost the number and quality of computers adding in some mobile devices, cameras and some macs!
My 38th year already looks exciting. We will be launching new services for BirdSong and delivering new products with V4 and more projects with Digital Tomorrow Today. We are actively reviewing some new investment opportunities and always looking for.
I love working on interesting projects were I can add value through insight, experience or contacts. If you feel I can add vaue to your projects then lets talk. You can find me on most social networks.