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Awards, Press, Interviews & Features

Catch my interviews here:

(and if you like what you hear, you can book me as a speaker or guest by sending me an email)

Slightly Rebellious with Tom Jepson
email insight, creativity, owning what you do & some laughs along the way with the excellent Tom.

The Email Marketing ChroniclesI spoke to Vivika from email marketing platform Smaily about my human-first approach to email marketing.

The Festival of Customer Delight: A 3-minute talk on writing emails that compel people to act.

Why email marketing is the perfect companion to your organic social media:  LinkedIn Live with Katie Brown.

Light the Fuse with Patrick Olszowski: Email marketing, what’s in the pink box that’s just arrived at my house and other fun with Patrick on Light The Fuse. Listen to this one if you’d like a live account of my husband sprinting the length of the garden live. Twice.

Keep Optimising Podcast: I spoke to host Chloe Thomas about how business owners can build a sense of community & connection through their email marketing.
The Disobedient Business Podcast. Is it possible for LinkedIn to actually feel like home, particularly if you’re more comfortable in the aesthetically beautiful world of Instagram? 

The Last Rung. A lovely chat with Helen on all things visibility – plus find out who I’d share my crisps with.

All The Business Bits. I spoke to Ingrid about the fact that, whilst the planet’s problems feel huge, there are still things we, as business owners and as humans can be doing to have a positive impact.

Social Media for Humans, Earth Day special. This roundtable discussion with host Alexis Bushnell, plus fellow purpose-driven business owners Kate Stansfield, Mandy Chowdhary, Katherine Byam and Virginia Cinquemani covered the highs and lows of ethical business ownership, what consumers can do to support the kinds of businesses that align with their values. Plus lots of cucumbers – but you’ll have to watch to find out why!
The Wild Folk Podcast. I loved speaking with Aimée about the importance of building community around your business, and why getting comfortable and clear about talking about what you do is essential for sales and growth.

Social Media for Humans. I spoke to Alexis from about the power of community for solo and small business owners, and how that need for having like-minded people around me inspired me to set up The Duck Pond. You can watch the video version of this interview here.

The Authentic Marketing Show. A lovely chat with Hannah, about writing copy we can be proud of, that doesn’t make you cringe, and the difference between persuasive and coercive copy.

Her Business & Co Podcast. I spoke to Emma all about authentic and ethical marketing, finding your niche, community and copywriting!

The Bloody Vegans Podcast. I spoke to Jim about The Duck Pond, growing an ethical business, travelling with toddlers and vegan life in general.

Plus, private speaking slots for:

Content to Clients with Chris James: Resident email marketing expert.

Google’s Startups for Sustainable Development Programme: Community, Connection & Collaboration to Raise Your Startup’s Profile.

The Disobedient Business® Mastermind: LinkedIn for Connection & Client Attraction.

The Mama Hive: Sustainability Without Overwhelm.

The Female Creative Hub: Purpose Without Pressure.

Social Media For Humans: Become A Better Writer.

Awards & nominations:

f: Entrepreneur #ialso2022

I was named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign!

I am being profiled alongside 100 female entrepreneurs from across the country, as part of the campaign to celebrate the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today. Now in its fifth year, the growing campaign attracted a record number of applications for 2022’s ‘#ialso100’ line-up. You can check out the full list here.

Press appearances

Eagle Radio interview. We spoke to Eagle Radio about our plans for the trip and how we were feeling about selling everything to travel the world. 

We also spoke to BBC Surrey about our plans to sell up and set off! Click here to listen to our chat with breakfast presenter James Cannon.

“We sold everything and took our kids travelling around the world.” Post-trip, we were featured in this article in Fabulous Magazine.

I was featured in this piece about feeling anxious about returning to “normal” after lockdown and this one about saving money on almost everything for the new school term.

Guest posts and blog features

5 Lessons for Transitioning From Corporate to Freelance Life for Freelancers’ Coach Emma Cossey.

3 Simple Sustainability Tips For Small Businesses on the Cherry Blossom Management blog.

3 Surprising Ways To Make Your Business More Visible on the Translate Digital Marketing blog.
Sustainable Business Tips from Little Green Duck & The Duck Pond. I wrote this post for Podengo Market Research all about my business story, and how small businesses can operate more sustainably.
Flygskam and our family around-the-world trip. A very personal post about how travelling opened my eyes to the environmental damage we are doing.

UK Blog Awards Blogger SpotlightBack in 2019 I was shortlisted for a blogging award – here’s what they wrote about me.

Vegan baking with kids. Check out my post for Trudy of Pawprints, Pilates & a Piece of Cake all about vegan baking with children.

Crispy Panko Tofu with Katsu Vegetable Noodles. Another food-related guest post for Andrea at It Won’t Cost The Earth.

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