The Digital Northampton Podcast
Caught My Eye - Marmite Dynamite, Weetabix and Beans, TrustPilot reviewer sued.

Caught My Eye - Marmite Dynamite, Weetabix and Beans, TrustPilot reviewer sued.

February 22, 2021

In this episode Hannah discusses the Weetabix, Heinz beans combo, Steve loves the Marmite Dynamite outdoor advert and Ken shares that a TrustPilot  reviewer in the UK is successfully sued for leaving a negative review.

 

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Kevin Rogers - Wilson Browne Solicitors and Northants Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Rogers - Wilson Browne Solicitors and Northants Chamber of Commerce

February 15, 2021

Featuring Kevin Rogers, Chairman of the Board of Management at Wilson Browne solicitors and current President of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce. 

Ken asks Kevin about his route to Wilson Browne and about the type of Law he practices (including a brief discussion about defamation in the digital world).

They cover the work of the Chamber of Commerce and Kevin's role as President and within his other voluntary work they talk about being an Enterprise Advisor, an activity within SEMLEP where Kevin gives career advice to pupils in local schools.  

Finally they speak about using social media in business and how Kevin's used it to successfully build his profile. 

 

 

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Caught My Eye - Burger King, L’Oreal, Google and Facebook

Caught My Eye - Burger King, L’Oreal, Google and Facebook

February 3, 2021

In the first 'Caught My Eye' of 2021 Hannah, Steve and Ken discuss the Burger King rebrand, the 'This Is An Ad For Men'​ by L'Oreal and possible legislation in Australia which would mean Facebook, Google and others paying for News content that appears on their sites.

Other things mentioned and discussed:

  • Section 230 (via Wikipedia) - US internet legislation which provides immunity from liability for a "interactive computer service" who publish information provided by third-party users.
  • "Banking On It" (Penguin books website) - "BANKING ON IT is the first-hand account of one woman’s quest to rebuild Britain’s broken banking system."
  • Burger King - Farmer's advert

 

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New Year, new career - recruitment in Digital, eCommerce and IT.

New Year, new career - recruitment in Digital, eCommerce and IT.

January 11, 2021

January is often a time we think about new jobs, or career changes. Darren Sharp from Stafford Sharp Associates (SSA Digital) talks about the career journey that brought him into the recruitment sector, the changes in digital, tech and IT roles over the years and advice to anyone looking for a new role this year.

 

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Fitness, recovery and Personal training.

Fitness, recovery and Personal training.

January 7, 2021

Venturing very slightly outside the county for the first podcast of 2021, Ken speaks with Milton Keynes based personal trainer Gareth Snelson.

 

Alongside the usual work of a personal trainer Gareth specialises in supporting and advising people with long term injury issues or who are recovering from surgery.

Gareth also talks about how he adjusted to working remotely and being able to give specific advice and support using digital tools.  

 

This will be really helpful if you're thinking about beginning or re-starting regular exercise, particularly if you're concerning about a current injury.

Gareth also talks about his journey to becoming a personal trainer and shares an inspiring story of how he changed his career route and the steps he took.

Gareth speaks about some books and resources that helped his journey:

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“Caught My Eye” - Spotify, Gartner and British Airways

“Caught My Eye” - Spotify, Gartner and British Airways

December 17, 2020

In the last podcast of the year Hannah, Steve and Ken talk about Spotify's 2020 Wrapped, where Spotify share (in their words) "The songs you loved most this year, all wrapped up."

They discuss the Garner marketing predictions for 2021 and focus on the importance of the recurring, revenue bundles.

And finally they talk about the British Airways tweet that upset a number of people in Wales. 

 

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Rugby, Loyalty Marketing and Economic Development with Rob Purdie.

Rugby, Loyalty Marketing and Economic Development with Rob Purdie.

December 7, 2020

Rob Purdie from Alchemetrix joins the podcast to talk about his background in marketing (particularly Loyalty Marketing).

Born and bred in Northants, Rob shares his career journey that encompasses advertising and then a marketing "apprenticeship" at British Steel Corporation in Corby. Rob also talks about loyalty marketing with Carlson in Northampton.

Alongside his business interests Rob has had several Non-Executive roles including as  a Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Board Director, an Ambassador for Tresham College and a founding Trustee of the Northamptonshire Library Plus Trust Charity.

He contributes to SEMLEP (South East Midlands LEP) as a member of the ESIF committee, Business Engagement group, Growth Hub panel and Creative & Cultural committee. 

We also take a moment to talk a bit about rugby.

 

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User Experience Design - a tale of three journeys.

User Experience Design - a tale of three journeys.

December 1, 2020

Lawrence Mburu is a digital service designer focusing on user experience for Northants. County Council.

 

Lawrence describes his background from growing up in rural Kenya, moving to the capital Nairobi, before continuing his studies in the UK, at Northampton.

 

The other journey was the one that started from a keen interest in Art at school, that took him into graphic design and then on to web and Ux (User experience) design.

 

The final journey is the one of the people needing to use the County Council's digital services. Lawrence describes the way that this is approached and how it considers the mood, purpose and place of the person using the service, as much as it includes their overall intent and aim.

 

 

 

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Universities and Business - Charlotte Patrick

Universities and Business - Charlotte Patrick

December 1, 2020

Key Sector and Knowledge Transfer Manager Charlotte Patrick joins the podcast to talk about the many ways that the University of Northampton interacts and supports businesses in the county.

Charlotte was a very early supporter of Digital Northampton, she tells us why she got involved and how the network can support her work. She also tells us about her background and the journey that led her from Northants, to York, Leicester and then London before coming back to the county.

 

We discuss what a Knowledge Transfer Partnership is and how they benefit businesses, we talk about grant opportunities and the industry forums the university coordinate and lead.  

 

If any of the things covered are of interest to you, please contact Charlotte.

*Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

 

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View from the students - Advertising and Digital Marketing

View from the students - Advertising and Digital Marketing

November 24, 2020

Interview with three graduates from the University of Northampton's Advertising & Digital Marketing BA (Hons) degree course.

Katie Rushmer, Billy Little and Henry Brown join Ken to share their experiences of the course and their individual journeys to university and beyond.

 

Katie, Billy and Henry also produce the #AdStudents podcast on YouTube and they talk to Ken about setting this up and some highlights from the first season.

 

This is an inspiring and really useful interview especially if you're considering university (or know someone who is) and you're trying to decide what to study.

If you're wondering if university is even a route available to you because you think you don't have the 'right' background or grades, this discussion could really help.

It's useful for prospective students, parents/guardians and teachers.

 

Billy, Henry and Katie will be joining the podcast in future to share their thoughts and experiences of the digital world. This is an introduction to them.

 

 

 

 

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