In 2007 I set-up my own IT Services & Marketing Agency after working for ten years across Europe in the Telecommunications and IT sectors. Prior to then, I had primarily worked in Technical Support and Technical Pre-Sales Roles for various mobile and landline phone companies such as Alcatel Bel, Alcatel UK, Orange, Vodafone, Esat Digifone and Omnitel Italia, amongst others.

The telecommunications landscape was changing (i.e. consolidating) at a very fast pace then and I felt it was the right time to go with my gut instinct and set up my own International Services and Consulting company. This was always a goal of mine going back as far as I can remember.

In the intervening ten years since, to say the very least, I have learned a lot along the way. I learned the value of a pound (or Euro/Dollar), I learned the value of friends you can trust with your life as well as learning a thing or two about technology, sales and marketing. Working for myself was and will remain, the biggest challenge of my professional life.

In 2017 I stopped working through Content Surgeons on a full-time basis and instead retrained as a Data Protection Consultant. Why? Because Digital Marketing in particular is about as competitive as the hairdressing industry and Data Protection is the polar opposite. In addition I wanted to go back to my roots and work at Enterprise Level organisations. Working with Micro and SME level businesses was great. I met some great people along the way, but I felt it was time to do something else and hence my transition into the world of helping companies protect the Personal Data of the people they serve.

I now work with Castlebridge, a dedicated Data Privacy and Information Management company based in Dublin. This takes up the majority of my time but outside of that, I do have a certain amount of time to devote to projects in the Digital space.

So if you are looking for Digital Marketing & Event Management services of any kind, let me know. I’d be happy to have a chat with you about your requirements and if I can’t do the work myself, it’s highly likely that I’ll be able to point you in the right direction to someone who can.

All the best

John