I am a self employed communications consultant, trainer and EU politics expert based in Berlin.
I have worked with large clients in the corporate, NGO and governmental sectors, facilitating and training staff. Projects have included developing social media and strategic web communications advice for RWE, Microsoft, Save the Children, Friends of the Earth and the Embassy of the Netherlands in London.
I have provided dedicated social media training for the S&D Group in the European Parliament, spokespeople of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the EU, EU Interregional projects and a number of DGs of the European Commission (CNECT, Regio, Communication, Justice). In his previous work as a civil servant in the UK, he trained more than 400 diplomats at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office about how the EU institutions work.
I am a frequent presenter and chair of panels at major internet politics events such as re:publica in Berlin, Personal Democracy Forum in New York and Netroots UK in London, and was co-organiser of Personal Democracy Forum Europe in Barcelona in late 2010.
The Atheist Bus Campaign was my best known website project, raising £154000 to put the slogan “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life” on 800 buses across the UK, and prompting spin-off campaigns in Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Australia, Canada and the USA.
In party politics in the UK I have been responsible for three of the highest profile Labour Party sites – Ken Livingstone’s comeback, Diane Abbott’s Labour Leadership site and Harriet Harman’s deputy leadership website and blog. I have been responsible for the websites of more than 30 politicians with regional, national and EU-level responsibility from 5 different countries.