On the fourth episode of ‘Promote The Hell Out Of It’ I had a great time talking to musician & journalist; Jak Hutchcraft. This conversation meant a lot to me, not just because Jak is a wonderful human being with a wealth of knowledge and interesting banter, but also because his band; WACO, mean the […]
On the second episode of ‘Promote The Hell Out Of It’ I had the absolute joy of catching up with our good friend and incredible street artist; Sara Lucas (aka Hello The Mushroom). We talked about some of her incredible collaborations, finding work/life balance, using art as an escape and lots, lots more. These are […]
Towards the end of last year I caught up with Seán McGowan to chat about the incredible year he had in 2018, getting to talk about Brexit with Billy Bragg, sharing a tour bus with The Levellers, taking a band on tour with him and paying them properly, selling out home town shows and everything in […]
When make up artist and generally all around creative, Alex Box asked me to help give her new project a shout out, how could I refuse? This wonderful being has helped me learn a lot about make up, art, being creative and being myself over the years, I owe her a lot. I’m very lucky […]
If you’ve been reading my site for a while or know me personally, you know I’m a nerd when it comes to hair and DIY colouring. Part of me thinks I should have become a hairdresser or a make-up artist, but chances of that happening as I’m turning 30 are looking unlikely. You can’t do […]
I’m having a little social media detox at the moment to give some space to focus on creating new creative projects and writing more. I know social media has a negative impact on me, so I’m being wise about how I use it. I’m still using Instagram daily, because I love my carefully curated feed […]
You know I’m passionate about supporting small and/or local businesses in as many categories as I can manage. It’s not easy when there’s so much choice and the easy option is to hit the high street or the big internet companies and pick the cheapest or most convenient choice at any moment 24/7. Since the start of having our purchases and service choices influenced by social media and the internet, the dynamic has changed extremely quickly and is still changing now. Once upon a time it was simple to start a new business, pop it online and share it among your network and you’d probably make ends meet, it’s still easy to set up a new business but to have it successfully continue to pay your bills is a bit more challenging in a modern day, social media driven world. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for small business to stand out from the crowd, the ones with the biggest marketing budgets continue to win and the small ones are struggling to keep up. Changes in the economy and politics alongside all this add other pressures to the mix and is causing many small businesses to have to close down or find a chunk of money from somewhere to keep things going.
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@wearefoodscouts & @KitschInc. Digital Marketing & Creative Direction. Illustration, writing, creativity & style. Fan of films, TV, cartoons, colourful hair & clean beauty. Blogger since 2009.