About Sam Michel
Inquisitive. Hopeful. Jovial. Cantankerous. Digital marketer. Event organiser. Long-time fan of tech, collaboration and innovation. Exploring digital, social, business, technology, society, psychology & startups.
Sam founded Chinwag in 1996 to support the nascent digital marketing industry. The organisation has grown alongside the industry, whilst Sam has held roles ranging from, arguably, the UK’s first paid webmaster at Time Out magazine, part of the founding management team of the UK’s first web agency, Webmedia and the startup team at digital off-shot of TV firm, Carlton (now part of ITV)
He’s developed launched numerous industry events including Chinwag Psych, international startup series, Digital Mission. He’s the Executive Director of Social Media Week London part of a global collaborative event series taking place in 26 cities worldwide. Sam is a member of the global advisory board. Consultancy clients including UK Trade & Investment, Open Data Institute, the BBC, Innovate UK and he’s an active participant in a number of startup accelerators.
Personal, some work and some geek-related blogging lives at Toodlepip along with BBQ recipes and other oddities.
Sometimes, just sometimes, an expletive is called for.
Every so often something inspirational drops into my virtual lap, which helps lift the cynicism generated by some of the more robust egos floating round the industry. In this case it’s the sad, poignant and inspirational final post from Major Andrew Olmsted, who was killed in Irag last week.
Ooo, this is a fiddly little so-and-so. Finished putting together all the blocks for the site, all ready to get on with the work that I’m supposed to be doing only to discover that Internet Explorer is throwing an absolutely fit. Tried loading the page in a bunch of different IE versions to discover the same thing.
Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site.
Trying to navigate to another page results in another error, something like:
Now, it appears that Technorati doesn’t quite have the weight that it used to, but it can still be a handy service.
Unfortuately it looks like it’s not playing nicely with Drupal, which I’m using on the site here, so I have to go through the pain of putting a link to my Technorati profile for it’s spiders to hoover up.
On any blog, there has to be a first post. This is it.
I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to use this blog/website/thingemy for yet, but I’m hoping that, by actually writing something it’ll become clear. For Chinwag-related musings, I’ll also be writing my blog on Chinwag, and no doubt contributing, time allowing, to the Chinwag Jobs blog.