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Head of Digital at leading indepedent media advertising agency www.SpaceAndTime.co.uk, I've been in advertising for many years, the last 15 in digital, and worked for 3 out of the top 5 UK advertising agencies, including running my own digital business which moved from Beckenham into The City, before being lured back out of the big smoke to work in Reigate at what is easily the best well run agency I've ever worked at. You don't need to have a London office to be excellent and creative, and then having said that we've opened one in London, so I'm split between the two, best of both.
I'm never more at home then when talking about, testing or creating ads and tech ideas and I've started quite a few websites and social media solutions for local, national and international clients. A total Mad Men with advertising running through my blood, it's true.
I always believed there was a genuine need for a local website in Beckenham that was totally inclusive for everyone, independent and easy to use and so BeckenhamTown.us was born. I hope you enjoy it, join it and use it regularly.
I also run @Beckenham on Twitter if you are more on the go and have over 11,000 followers to-date.
If you'd like to advertise on the website and help pay the hosting fees, then email me at jclarke @ ic24 .net
I am so pleased to see that the website has once again increased numbers year on year, especially as I thought the huge increase the year before due to the marvellous patronage it got over the terrible summer riots few days had perhaps over inflated it. Well although we had a BeckenhamOlympic Torch surge the increase in users and especially members has been so rewarding to all the time I spend on adding things here and tweeting via @Beckenham
Team GB Twitter has made this the first major social Olympics and Twitter has been the social media platform of choice for many of the magnificent Team GB athletes.
Here's a long list, I'll add more as I find them, feel free to help in the comments below.
Congratulations to everyone in Team GB, we are all proud of you, medal winners or not, you lived the dream!
Twitter Profile Name / Name / Sport…Continue
Here's a really quick way to find out if you or your clients have had their pics and vids pinned in Pinterest and by whom.
Type into your browser - http://pinterest.com/source/
and after the last forward slash type in a full web address
If you get a 404 message then no-one has pinned a pic or vid yet
Handy little hint that :-)
The website is now well past the 1000 members mark and over the past month I added a few more sections to it, so please do check them all out and help them grow by using them regularly.
1. Volunteering - is a new tab that clicks through to a group to join and post any volunteer opportunities you know about locally or also perhaps ones you would like to volunteer for. It's both…Continue
I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone for being part of the website and posting so much great content, we finally sailed past the 1000th signed up member of the BeckenhamTown.us website last week, plus the Twitter following rocketed past 3000 too.
These are really great mile stones to pass and if anything the figures are increasing quicker as you all share the website, Twitter and Facebook pages with friends, colleagues…Continue
I just bought a CD for my Dad for Christmas. It's okay, he's not au-fait with computers and so there is no chance of him seeing this and learning of the obscure 60s Swedish jazz pianist I've found him.
What I just received as a 'Thank you' in my email from the Internet music retailer, CD Baby, made me laugh so much and is easily the best little message I've been greeted with on buying anything on the Net. It costs nothing to say thanks they say, well these guys went further…Continue
Looking forward to attending London Neighbourhoods Online Unconference 2010 on the 25th September in London - It will be interestesting to meet other local social website owners http://lno-unconference2010.eventbrite.com/
The London Neighbourhoods Online Unconference 2010 is an opportunity for Londoners running neighbourhood…