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John F Kennedy

Meet the Wordsmiths

Wordsmith Digital is a company comprised of writers,  digital communicators and SEO magicians; a collective of talented internet natives with skills spanning the entire gamut of digital possibility. From all things website to global communities and digital campaigns both political and corporate; we are the fixers of the internet; aficionados, enthusiasts, devotees and connoisseurs of words.

Principal Team Members

David Angell

Has worked in digital marketing, SEO and communications since 2004. Notably he worked as an award-winning member of the AdWords team at Google’s EMEA HQ advising companies from SME to multi-national. He also launched and managed Google’s UK programmes for Google Grants, Google Earth Outreach and the YouTube non-profit programme. He also ran Online Communications for former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg prior to and through the 2010 election. Since then he’s been a Digital Analytics and Communications Consultant for multiple people and organisations as Director of Wordsmith Digital and Associate Director of Brand Response.

 

Ben Stockman

Is an award-winning web and digital consultant, specialising in community management and online campaigning. In the past he project-managed for the multiple award-winning Rabbit agency, winning PRCA’s “Best Campaign” award for AVG’s Digital Diaries series. He has managed global communities of 3 million plus and was also responsible for the first “biggest political Facebook campaign in UK history”™ Ben now trains and consults for national & global agencies and brands, helping them to campaign and transform using digital.

 

 

Amy Bartlett

Is a social media strategy, digital advertising and content creation specialist. Amy is a bona fide qualified Wordsmith with honours, holding a BA in Media and English Language from University of Brighton.

She’s also a seasoned beauty and fashion blogger across multiple mediums.

 

 

 

Andrew Walker

Andrew Keith Walker is a digital content specialist and writer. After a career as a designer and coder in the ’90s, he set up his own creative agency and three successful tech start-ups in the world of digital news, music and data privacy in the ‘00s. He holds the dubious honour of being the first journalist to interview a British Prime Minister by posing questions from a live Twitter audience; he’s written and broadcast features for The Independent, The Guardian, the BBC, RT and numerous tech magazines; he’s been the digital tech pundit on radio and TV news; and regularly appears as the ‘guest keynote scruffy middle-aged geek’ at conferences around the world talking about the effect of digital technology on society and the economy.

 

Graeme Penman

In addition to being a critically acclaimed author, G D Penman is the ghostwriter of more than 50 non-fiction books. Prior to his freelance writing career, he worked as a magazine editor, the creative director of a games company, the communications director of a national healthcare company and the VIP liaison for a national telecoms company. More recently he has worked with blue chip corporate clients and digital agencies around the world to produce copy, narrative design and editorial that you are almost certain to have interacted with.

 

 

Phil Verney

Is a Google veteran, with over 10 years with the Google Earth & Maps team being a key advocate for GIS technology and geo-web-based marketing. His work hold communities at it’s core, managing one of the world’s largest online communities including super-user identification and engagement, social media communications and developing content strategy for one of the world’s most recognisable brands.

 

 

 

Sam Lockwood

Over eight years experience in senior digital positions, notably responsible for a high-profile programme of transformational change during, and after, the 2010 UK General Election for the Liberal Democrat Party in the UK and Obama for America.