James Norris (Social Media Strategist) provides brands, tech startups & organisations with a professional and cost effective alternative to digital marketing agencies. I specialise in creating innovative and engaging marketing campaigns across social media, search engines, mobile and the wider web. This helps my clients to attain their specific marketing objectives (increased sales, profit, awareness etc).
I approach each project from both a technical and artistic perspective. My wonderful clients include Vodafone, Channel 4, Camden Council, Nokia, The Global Green Awards & The Urban Nerds.
I follow ethical codes of practice set by various web and social media organisations. I have been a guest speaker and lecturer for a range of Camden Council events and educational establishments including City University. I am a regular guest lecturer and student mentor at University College London (UCL) in digital, startup, PR, social media and mobile technologies.
I have spoken on the BBC and also a guest speaker at a Labour Party conference to discuss digital media and start-up infrastructures within the UK. (Photo far left panning clockwise: James Norris, Ed Miliband, Kes Thygesen, Ken Livingstone, Jamal Edwards).
I am the founder of DeadSocial. DeadSocial is a platform that enables us to create a series of messages these are only distributed to our private social networking accounts when we pass away. This allows for our stories to be told, our end of life wishes to be met and our digital legacy enhanced. DeadSocial was a finalist in the London Web Summit and a final four startup in The Next Web & Microsoft BizSpark's 'Startup Rally' 2012. It launched on the 8th March at SXSW in the USA.
— UCL Advances (@UCLAdvances) August 19, 2011
I am a member of and contribute to the Open Rights Group the UK’s leading organisation defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.
I deliver high quality marketing services and am always brutally honest with my clients. The results attained and the hours I spend are transparent and itemised.
The methodology I adopt and the way I communicate to my clients is therefore very different to the code of conduct chosen by many marketing and digital marketing agencies.
My day rate is £300 (£240 for Charities & NFP Organisations).