Tech, pixels, ☮ & ❤

I’m David Angell.

If you want to get in touch – drop me an email here.

My interest in tech goes back to being a child of the 90’s. My first computer was this bad boy, though this is the one > here < that got me loving design, tech and online via it’s next incarnation the RiscPC.

From Bits of Marketing to Great Bytes
I’ve worked within digital marketing since 2004. Starting my career with the world of retail website content management and SEO, developing an understanding of the digital marketing needs of a site owner and the tools required to implement them.

Masters Degree
In 2005 I graduated from Lancaster University with a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution (International Relations) with Distinction. I also won Lancaster’s International Relations and Politics Departmental Award.

From Googling to a Liberal Helping of Politics
Following my Masters Degree, I spent 4 years working at the awesome Google European Headquarters within the AdWords & Google Analytics teams providing Google’s top-tier advertisers with AdWords & Analytics strategy. During this time I became an EMEA-wide Google Award winning optimiser. I was also lucky enough to be responsible for managing Google’s European Google GrantsGoogle Earth Outreach & YouTube Non-profit programmes.

Moving back to the UK, I took a leap of faith to work for the newly elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg.

I ran Nick Clegg’s Digital Communications from 2009 until his election as the Deputy Prime Minister following the 2010 election (I also co-authored the Liberal Democrat’s Digital General Election strategy). It was awesome.

From Campaigns to Word-smithery
In 2014 I co-founded a collective of digital practitioners Wordsmith Digital. We like to think of Wordsmith as the ‘fixers of the internet’, put slightly differently – if you have a digital problem, if no one else can help, and if you can send and email or call… maybe you can hire the W-Team.

I am Digital Director for Hue & Cry a creative & communications consultancy causing a stir in food, drink & travel.

I am Associate Director for BrandResponse, working with social enterprises, causes & business for positive change. We work across the disciplines of digital campaigns, strategy, development and data. BrandResponse is also recognised as official NationBuilder Architects.