15+ years wide-ranging experience building successful communities and collaborative spaces for global organisations through data, social science and psychology theory. Strengths in helping brands through every step of the community lifecycle, from platform selection and optimisation, to moderation, scalable team building and creating compelling content that engages members. Additional experience in helping SME's build and scale operations, staff recruitment and management, conceiving and delivering external events and project management at scale. Advocate for mental health support in online communities including direct experience working with the NHS Good Thinking initiative. Former Community Manager for the Martin Lewis' MoneySavingExpert.com and former Director of Community for Richard Millington's FeverBee.
Darren Gough is a highly experienced professional with 22.2 years of work experience. He possesses a wide range of skills including social media, copywriting, community management, and SEO. Based in London, United Kingdom, Darren has built successful communities and collaborative spaces for global organizations through data, social science, and psychology theory. He has also worked in various roles, including Founder and Managing Director at Island23 Limited and Director of Community at FeverBee Limited. Darren is also an advocate for mental health support in online communities.
Community Management, Social Media and Digital Strategy consultancy specialising in Care & Cause Communities (CCC) WIth over 15 years experience in on and offline collaboration spaces, Island23 is uniquely placed to advise on everything from engagement and knowledge management, through to platform selection and design. We specialise in communities that focus on helping members in need of support (such as Scope, Mind, Diabetes Hands Foundation), and communities dedicated to championing worthwhile causes (such as Greenpeace). We also have expertise working with other types of community from startup to established brands in all sectors. We currently advise the NHS on their Mental Wellbeing programme.
WHAT WE DO: We help high end organizations develop bigger, better, and more active communities through direct consultancy, strategies, training, and resources. ALL ABOUT YOU: Our vastly experienced team help you focus your energies and budget wisely. We walk you through each step of our efficient and tested process for creating a community that can deliver results. BOTTOM LINE: You need a highly specialist partner who understands your challenges and how to apply proven principles from social sciences, an advanced understanding of technology, our own extensive experience, and a library of case studies. WHO ARE WE: We are a lean, agile team with 30+ years combined experience who understand how to build highly engaged communities. People appreciate our friendliness, knowledge, rapid turnarounds and responsiveness to calls and emails. Our proven process works; we want to help. WHAT OTHERS SAY: "FeverBee’s workshop materials are being used as the foundation to develop the World Bank Group’s own training materials on building, growing, and managing communities. What FeverBee delivered in two-days will serve our organization for years to come!" Ivan Butina, World Bank Group "FeverBee is a "must have" expert when it comes to developing a successful community. RWE's internal innovation and engagement programme benefitted hugely from FeverBee's guidance and support. Specifically, FeverBee's experience in conceptualising and building strategy delivered results that work based on social science principles." Caroline Hoffmann, RWE Group NEXT STEP: Let's connect here on LinkedIn. Visit us online at https://www.feverbee.com or email Darren Gough at [email protected] to arrange a friendly, no pressure chat. Specialties: Community, Training, Platform, SEO, Leadership, Social Media, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Cultural Change Client list available upon request.
MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) is the UK’s biggest consumer website. It provides millions of users with free, independent, editorially-led information about all things money. The goal for everyone working at MSE is simple – we’re dedicated to cutting consumer bills and fighting hard for financial justice for everyone. We get around 15m Money Savers to our website every month. Our weekly email is full of exclusive deals, tricks and MoneySaving guides, all aimed at helping people make the most of their cash. The MSE Forum is a lively and supportive community, with more than 1.5 million users taking part in 3 million discussions ranging from making the most of your credit card to good old-fashioned thrifty budgeting. In addition, our Cheap Energy Club takes the hard work out of switching energy and saving on energy bills whilst the newly launched Credit Club is a great way of managing an array of financial decisions. Founder and Executive Chairman, Martin Lewis, created MSE in 2003 for just £100. The site grew speedily and in September 2012 joined the MoneySupermarket.com Group PLC. Over the years, MSE has become a major disruptor, leading on innovation and developing cutting-edge tools. The influence Martin and Money Saving Expert have over financial awareness, consumer empowerment and public policy is second to none. But what really makes MSE stand-out from the crowd is the Editorial Code, which lies at the heart of everything we do. Regardless of your role at MSE, it’s everybody’s job to champion the consumer - and that makes us a truly unique, exciting and rewarding place to work. If you are inspired by what we do or see yourself as a passionate consumer champion, and have the grit and enthusiasm along with the skills we seek, a career in MSE might just be the right career step you are looking for.
The Southern Daily Echo newspaper, which serves Southampton and Hampshire, six days a week, has brought the latest news and sport to the community for 125 years. As well as the Echo, there is also the dailyecho.co.uk which provides breaking news 24 hours a day and The Sports Pink, which includes unrivalled coverage of sport across the county. As well as the papers and website, it is possible to follow the Echo at twiiter.com/dailyecho and facebook.com/dailyecho to ensure you are always fully informed of what is going on in and around Southampton. For more information or to get in touch, please visit www.dailyecho.co.uk.
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