That’s me and my family; anyone with a toddler will understand the struggle in trying to take a family photo!
20+ years ago I started my career at Cheapflights.com and worked there for 8 years in various roles including IT, Web Development, and Online Marketing. By the time I left Cheapflights, I was Head of Online Marketing and Globally responsible for SEO. I was managing several million in Paid Search and working with multiple agencies globally.
It was a big decision to leave and go agency side, but I know it was the right one as now I’ve been running Bravr Ltd for nearly fifteen years, over which time I have collaborated with some fantastic clients.
I’ve spoken at conferences on SEO, although it’s not really something I enjoy doing! As well as practicing digital marketing, I teach and train internal teams on digital- mainly SEO and analytics. I support local businesses from my area and on social media groups, helping less experienced people with their SEO.
In terms of my agency, we grew and had multiple offices. For a while, it was great running a bigger team, but with that, there are a lot of challenges and I really missed working directly with clients.
I made the decision to downsize and be more “boutique” (clients’ description of us, not mine!). I now have a much better work/life balance and can spend more time helping clients, which is really what I enjoy doing. I don’t pretend that Bravr is bigger than it is or has more staff than we actually do. I am proud to have a tight team; I trust every member and we work together to provide a great, personalised service for our clients. If we need additional resources, we reach out to trusted partners but in general terms, we can deliver most services ourselves.
Also, if I haven’t mentioned it, I’m a huge car enthusiast; I’m that boring guy at the dinner table who talks cars. I spend the little free time I have working on building race cars.
If you think that Bravr is the kind of digital marketing agency that you would like to work with, we would love to hear from you.”