After quitting his job at age 23 so that he didn’t have to work for people with whom he didn’t want to share a water cooler any longer, Mark decided to try his hand at digital product development and began working with some of the UK’s biggest organisations, including the NHS, JCB and the Ministry of Defence.
But that wasn’t enough, he struggled with the idea of having a “boss” and the stifling feeling that brought with it. Mark decided after a few years as a freelance digital consultant that the only way to actually control his own lifestyle was to work truly for himself, on things that he loves.
So, in 2008 he set up his first “real” business. Obviously, in 2008 that was a web design business.
Since then, Mark has gone on to create a globally successful design agency, work on two tech startups with some serious stories to tell and create a personal brand that has resulted in an audience of worldwide fans who appreciate his “no BS” attitude and straight-talking demeanour.
A regular speaker across the world at tech, business and podcast events, particularly in the United States. A straight-talking, no BS millennial speaker, Mark talks on productivity, startups, work/life balance, personal branding, digital product development, user experience and all aspects of modern marketing.
Right now, Mark is CEO and co-founder of Rebel Base Media, one of the UK’s leading podcast companies and was the vision behind the suite of products from Rebel Base Media including a podcast hosting, analytics & distribution platform (Captivate.fm), the world’s #1 managed WordPress platform for podcaster (Podcast Websites), Podcast Success Academy & podcast interaction tech, Poductivity along with the Rebel Base Media podcast production studio in Sheffield.
Questions now closed.
Hey Mark, thanks so much for participating. In your mind, what contributes most to a successful podcast?
Hi Mark, I’d love to get your take on work/life balance for indpendent podcasters. With so much to do plus family life and all the other things to focus on how do you manage it all? Thanks! 🙂
Hello Mark thanks for doing this AMA. Are there mistakes you see large networks or companies make all the time when it comes to podcasting? (promotional mistakes, production, etc.)