Why I’m Retiring Social Web Thing

Just a quick note to let you all know this will be my last post at Social Web Thing. After more than six fantastic years and several awards I’ve decided to retire this blog. Social Web Thing has served me exceptionally well (prospective employers have always been impressed) and I’d encourage all students to start blogging. But as I look to the future More...

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By Ben Cotton On Monday, November 16th, 2015

Joining HubSpot

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve joined HubSpot as a Product Marketing Manager – and today is my first day with the company. If you’ve followed Social Web Thing over the years, you may have noticed More...

Goal Post
By Ben Cotton On Saturday, January 17th, 2015

My Goals for 2015

The start of a new year offers the perfect opportunity to think about the coming 12 months, what it might bring, and what you’d like to achieve. Over the Christmas period I was musing long and hard about what More...

By Ben Cotton On Saturday, December 13th, 2014

The Email Marketing Renaissance

I remember in the 90s when people were delighted to simply receive an email, the novelty factor was huge, and open rates were high (often upwards of 70%). Throughout the 2000s as technology developed, and with it More...

By Ben Cotton On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Reflecting on Five Years of Blogging & Working: Looking to the Future [PART 5]

In November 2013 I started at Indeed, the world’s #1 job site. Although, I’ve been working in various content roles for the last decade, this was my first pure content marketing position. My job is to develop More...

Chill Insurance HQ
By Ben Cotton On Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Reflecting on Five Years of Blogging & Working: Going it Alone [PART 4]

In August 2012 I joined Chill Insurance, Ireland’s fastest growing insurance broker. The role was newly created and I had the opportunity to run a team — albeit a team of one. It was an exciting time with More...

By Ben Cotton On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Reflecting on Five Years of Blogging & Working: The Emerald Isle [PART 3]

Living and working in Dublin has been a whole lot of fun, but the recession hit the Emerald Isle a lot harder than London — I went from the buzzing London PR scene to the retrenching and spluttering Dublin More...

By Ben Cotton On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Reflecting on Five Years of Blogging & Working: Learning From the Best [PART 2]

So off I went to join Edelman, the world’s largest PR agency. I remember my first day well, walking into the firm’s plush Victoria offices, somewhat overdressed (compared to my new colleagues) and being struck More...

Leeds Met University
By Ben Cotton On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Reflecting on Five Years of Blogging & Working: Where it All Began [PART 1]

Yesterday, this blog celebrated its fifth birthday, and I’d like to cast your mind back five years once more, to when I published my first post on Social Web Thing. A lot has changed during this time. I’ve been More...

Birthday Cake
By Ben Cotton On Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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Social Web Thing is 5 Years Old Today

Today, is a huge milestone for Social Web Thing — it signifies five years of blogging. This is an achievement I’m immensely proud of, especially as many bloggers (who are more talented than I am) have ceased More...


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