So what’s the back story? Who’s this ‘Simon’ guy?
My marketing story starts with cement. (Yes, that’s “cement”).
In 2005, I started at Saatchi & Saatchi, hoping to work on glamorous accounts like Toyota and Proctor & Gamble. But dull cement is where it began – and ended.
Yes, I got bored and moved to market research to understand how customers really think about advertising. I’d show big ad campaigns to everyday customers and run hundreds of hours of focus groups and interviews. In 2011, I took these lessons to swish London ad agencies, working as a strategist working on many major brands until 2019.
Simon met Sarah.
Sarah, my wife, spent the best part of a decade as a copywriter and marketing professional for London charities and the world-famous arts centre, the Barbican. In 2007, I met Sarah at a friend’s birthday, and – well, let’s just say, 12 years and three children later, here we are.
In 2019, I set up The Brain Wheel.
I wanted my own home-run business, so I could see Sarah and the kids more – and avoid the long hours and office politics of working in London.
I realised that I had many lessons that weren’t told to smaller businesses – and they needed sharing. It was time to let the cat out of the bag.
That’s my potted history.
If you want to know more, email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you ‘lickety-split’ (as my grannie would say). It’s good to hear from new people.
Thanks for reading and toodle pip 🙂
PS. to get a flavour of how I think, listen to some podcasts that we’ve guested on:
1. The Sales Prospector Podcast
2. MicroFamous Podcast
3. Innovabiz Podcast
4. Samantha Riley Podcast
5. The Mark Struczewski Podcast
6. WP-Tonic Podcast
PPS. One very healthy breakfast recipe.
Every morning I eat an extremely healthy breakfast recipe, that you might enjoy. It sets me up for the day and sharing it, might just make me seem a tad cooler than the dad of three kids that I really am.
oats (6 tbsp)
all-natural peanut butter (1 tbsp)
soy milk (1-2 cups)
protein powder (1 scoop) – optional
a sprinkle of cinnamon and turmeric
a few raisins
1 cup of frozen blueberries (yes, they have to be frozen)
half a banana
hempseed (1table spoon)
flaxseed (1 tbsp)
coco nibs (1 teaspoon)
chia seeds (1 tablespoon)
Do let me know if you try it – could it be the healthiest breakfast out there? ;0)
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