Just another dad blogger, with a bit of tech and marketing thrown in too

Well, hello there! It seems as though you’ve found your way into my little corner of the vast and infinite web (and yes, that it a Ghost In The Shell reference). And if you’ve come to this page in particular, then you’re probably wondering just what on earth this blog is and why you should be reading it? Correct? Okay then!

Let’s start of with why you should be reading That Marketing Punk! This all depends on what you’re here for! This blog covers 3 main topics; Tech, Marketing and Parenting. So, let’s break this down the same way.

Media and Tech

I’m a huge movie nut! Let’s get that out of the way first. I’m also a life-long gamer and gadget lover! My other half is also very opinionated when it comes to TV shows, which I’ve sort of picked up too. So, when it comes to Media and Tech, here’s what you can expect from That Marketing Punk;

  • Honest reviews of movies, TV shows, games, gadgets and anything else that fits into this section.
  • Top 5/10/whatever lists, because everyone loves those
  • Opinions and thoughts on major announcements in these industries from an actual fan, not a corporate marketer

So yeah, expect there to be a lot of ups and downs, as well as brash opinions in these posts. But, the whole of them is to help you avoid wasting time and money, or to find that next special something!

Marketing

This area of the blog was created because Google (and a lot of other Digital Marketing writers) tend to explain things in a way that can be difficult to understand. That, in turn, leads to misunderstandings and problems. So, I want to help make the industry most accessibleg and understandable.

However, I’m not going to be a translation robot. I can be rude, and crass, and probably won’t hold back on my opinions of things so you can almost certainly expect the old bit of colourful language. But if you can look past that, here’s what I can do for you!

  • Help you understand Google algorithm updates
  • Give you advice on how to optimise your content and site
  • Show you how to target the right keywords, people and audiences
  • Advise you on how to make your website or social media page convert

If that’s what you are looking for, then you’re definitely where you need to be. With the guides, analysis of the industry and everything else on this blog-thing of mine, you’ll be able to turn your site into a conversion machine, ranking higher and getting more traffic from various channels! So why not subscribe and get your Digital Marketing strategy punk’d!

Parenting

Now, I’m a first time dad… I have an amazing daughter who is the best thing in my life. But one thing I can say is that adjusting to life as a parent isn’t easy. From knowing what milk to use, to how to budget for all the extra things you need to buy, there’s a lot to get your head around. So, I’ll be sharing anything I learn along the way! Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Advice for new parents on how to adjust to the change in lifestyle
  • Reviews of products and toys and anything else I think should be reviewed
  • Tips on how to help your child grow
  • Mushy posts about how awesome my daughter is

Basically, it’s you typical Dad Blog section, albiet with a bit more personality and a lot more language… As with everything else, any reviews I do won’t hold back. In fact, this is probably more the case in this section than the others, because getting the right thing for your child is so important!

So, Who Exactly Am I?

Well, that’s always been one of the hardest things for me to ever write or talk about… Knowing where to stay is a real ball-ache! But this’ll just have to do!

I’m a family man nearing 30, with a wife and daughter who takes up a lot of my time (and I’d have it no other way). I’m a long time fan of punk and rock music (hence the name of this site), and I’m an absolute nutcase about SEO, PPC and Digital Marketing!

I studied Business, Psychology and Sociology for A-Levels, and taught myself SEO and PPC over the years. 10 years, to be precise! And damn, that makes me feel old! I actually remember a time when “SEO” was purely building comment spam links on random blogs… A time when relevance wasn’t important… Oh how far we have come as an industry! And as the industry matured, so did I!

I’ve lived through all of the Pandas and the Penguins… The mobilegeddons and the hummingbirds… Hell, I was there for the now forgotten “Buffy” update!

I lived in 5 different countries, each with their own cultures. I’ve grown up with the Mega Drive, Playstation and various Nintendo consoles. I’ve written and published a Steampunk novel and I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I’m an absolute fanatic about The Walking Dead, having read the comics and watched every episode of both the main and spin off series, plus the webisodes. I’m a life-long fan of the Final Fantasy series, and a huge fan of horror movies and games.

And this has gone on way too long… So, if you want to know more about me, my family life or my hobbies, you should really start reading my posts! And whilst you’re at it, why not subscribe to That Marketing Punk using the little box at the top of the sidebar? You’ll get my latest updates straight to your inbox! Now, to sign this off, here’s a little collage of some of the things I like in life.