Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wombat News: White Wombat

Age coverage of wombling white wonder here. I'm personally waiting for them to release a caramel or Black Forest wombat.

Monday, October 10, 2011

keen young web whippersnapper required

My employer runs a Foundation for a super-right-on ultra-worthy cause. They're currently looking for someone to help grow their support, particularly using the web. Interested? Read on:

Web and Social Media Manager

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop and grow your web and social media skills whilst also helping to grow the supporter list of a small charity working to help children affected by HIV and AIDS in Kenya. Nyumbani UK works to provide healthcare, social care and an education for orphaned children in Kenya many of whom have been living in destitution.

We have recently decided to expand our UK operations to enable us to grow our fundraising capacity and we are looking for a Website and Social Media Manager to help develop our site, increase our social media presence and ultimately increase the number of supporters we have.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for the web, social media and online marketing as you will take over the running of our websites on a day to day basis and will live and breathe improving our online presence.

You will be responsible for driving web and social media activity for the charity and engaging and capturing new audiences, you will get involved in a whole range of activities. These could include

  • devising and monitoring PPC campaigns within a set budget
  • creating and increasing our social media activity on platforms such as facebook, twitter and linkedin
  • reviewing the design of our site to improve functionality and usability or to support your online campaigns (you will be expected to brief a developer to carry out any changes)
  • managing our google ad campaigns
  • developing affiliate marketing campaigns
  • link building campaigns
  • creating exciting and up to date content for the site
As part of this role you will monitor and report on your progress and help to manage the growing supporter base. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in other aspects of running the charity where you have capacity.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Web savvy with fantastic knowledge and understanding of all social media platforms
  • Knowledge of the concepts of web marketing
  • Good understanding of potential target markets
  • The ability to understand the detail of a website
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - you must be comfortable contacting and calling people and should be good at establishing relationships
  • A born organiser who is able to multi task effectively
  • Self-motivated and effective at working on your own initiative
  • Most importantly you will be bursting with ideas which you are keen to be given the opportunity to develop and implement
If this sounds like the challenge that you are looking for, then please email your CV and a cover letter telling us in 250 words what you would bring to this role that makes you our ideal candidate – Also please have a look at our website

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

i get no respect

Extract from my 7 year old niece's latest missive:

She speaks the truth, though. My bum does indeed crack.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Was bored bored bored at this. Utterly stupefied. The Albert Hall has a real water garden! Nearly threw myself in.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Happy 2011 - fantastic data visualization shows things are getting better

Not for everyone, and not all the time, but *overall*. This fantastic data visualization from Hans Rosling (thanks for sending Steve!) shows how:

Let us not rest, but find more and better ways to increase equality without losing the gains we've already made.

Happy New Year.