Neil is a renowned blogger, writer and the founder of Only Dead Fish, a digital and media consultancy that specialises in applying strategic understanding of social and emerging media technologies to help businesses innovate and optimise their effectiveness within the new, networked communications environment.
Neil has over 20 years media owner experience and was latterly the Director of Marketing, Strategy and Digital for IPC Media, the largest consumer publisher in the UK and publisher of multimedia brands including Wallpaper, Marie Claire and the NME. In this capacity Neil ran award-winning strategy, planning and consumer insight functions and was at the centre of defining and implementing the digital strategy for one of the largest media owners in the UK.
Neil has been active in the social media space for a number of years and his blog, ‘Only Dead Fish’, is one of the most popular and authoritative media and marketing blogs in the UK, as ranked by Advertising Age. He is a writer, commentator and a regular keynote speaker on content strategy, emerging media, digital commercial strategy and social technologies, and an associate of The Futures Agency, a collaboration of some of the world's leading media thinkers and futurists.