Digital, Content, and Social Media specialist
Based in Brentwood in Essex, I have experience providing services to international brands, UK-wide websites, or those local to London, south east England, and East Anglia where I live. I am happy working with any size of organisation that needs help with its digital services.
I am experienced in setting up and running everything from WordPress sites for small businesses to busy digital content operations.
Living in Brentwood just east of the M25, I am a member of Brentwood Chamber of Commerce - also sitting on their Executive Committee and responsible for their digital marketing.
Since September 2017 I am also the Co-Founder of DigitalMode - helping you make that elusive digital breakthrough for your business by:
> Engaging new customers using different ways to communicate
> Managing digital channels to sustain the improvements
> Showing the benefits you will gain with tangible examples
> Improving the satisfaction of your customers
> Increasing the growth of your business
Making digital media work better for you
I can examine your existing website and digital channels, then help you plan and improve them in line with your business objectives.
And deliver innovative and exciting products to help you get the attention and engagement you want and need to be successful.
My recent work includes:
> social media management and digital projects for various small businesses in Brentwood, Billericay, Hornchurch, Romford, Loughton and surrounding areas in Essex
> consultancy in the UK horseracing industry and University sector with digital agency Other Media
> social media management for Rugby World Cup sponsor DHL with digital sports consultancy Seven League
> freelance journalism for the Financial Times and Essex Life magazine
A bit more about me
I grew up in West Sussex, and began my career in local newspapers in my hometown, Horsham, after graduating from the University of Hull with a degree in Law and Politics.
Working in sports journalism for further papers in Manchester and Bath, I then moved to national news agency UK News, where I progressed to become one of their senior correspondents and England football reporter, and then anchored their sports desk as News Editor.
From there I jumped into the emerging world of new media in the late 1990s, as launch Editor for the joint website of the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's Cricket Ground - going on to work solely for the ECB as their Head of New Media up until 2015.
I'm a big sports fan, and lifelong Brighton and Hove Albion supporter; and when not spending time with my family I also enjoy walking and mountain climbing, writing, scriptwriting, crime fiction, television drama and radio.
About Julian Goode - Previous Career
Head of New Media, ECB
Developed ECB into a multi-platform digital organisation between 2002-2015, with an online audience of more than 2.5m.
Under my supervision, ECB’s top-rated apps (iPhone, iPad and android) were downloaded 1 million+ times, and it became the first UK sports organisation to develop an Apple Watch app for product launch.
Twice won the Best Use of Digital Communications in Sport at the Sports Industry Awards (2010 and 2011).
Controlled the strategic development of digital platforms: managing content and production; management of external agencies.
Directed numerous website builds and launched ECB's social media presence on Twitter and Facebook. Ran integrated email marketing, and set up live video and VOD services.
Editor - Lords.Org Ltd
Launched the official joint website in 1997 for ECB and Marylebone Cricket Club - owners of the famous Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
Implemented a market-leading cricket news service, and pioneered live audio and video streaming of England international cricket for the first time, working with the BBC. Also produced the official website of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
News Editor (Sport) UK News
Content editor for interntional news & sports wire service managing agency sports team and output for an array of newspaper and media clients.
Previously Senior Sports Journalist, England football correspondent, and Deputy Sports Editor.