My name’s Ciarán Norris (in case the URL didn’t give it away) and I’ve been working online since getting a job in a Sydney internet cafe in 1999.
I worked in online publishing for 7 years, including 2 years for RBI, at the time the UK’s largest B2B publisher, where I was part of their first ever specialist search team and developed SEO training for their entire editorial staff. I then moved to be the SEO & Social Media Director at digital marketing agency Altogether Digital (now part of WCRS) where I worked on campaigns that won Gold Lions at Cannes, and social networking activations that got cited as best practice by major research companies.
After that I worked at global media agency network Mindshare, first as Head of Social Marketing at Mindshare’s global office in London, then the Head of Digital for Mindshare Ireland and finally as Chief Digital Officer for Mindshare Australia. Since then I’ve been working at Yahoo7 as Head of Strategy & Integration, where I’ve led the commercial roll-out of Tumblr in Australia.
I’ve been luck enough to speak at conferences around the world and to have been able to contribute to some of the most respected publications in the industry and hope to be able to continue to do both – if you’d like me to write for you, or to speak at an event, please drop me a line.