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Darren McKay

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined March 2015

A dedicated and pragmatic community manager, content creator and social media dude. Loves the possibilities that social media brings us all.

  • Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Darren McKay
Brighton, England, United Kingdom

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Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 40hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Services

Categories

Social Media Content Copywriting Community Email

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Summary

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Communication
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Recent reviews

Darren did a great job; he is hugely creative.

Experience

Summary

By day: software development and client management. A Project Manager who gets hand on with analysis, design, development, testing and BAU handover.

By night: large online community manager, content crafter and social media manager.

CloudPeep clients

Email Signature Copy: 100-200 words
Mar 2016 to Jul 2017

Work history

Administrator, community manager, writer, social media manager
Administrator of an online community of over 22,500 members. I technically administer the community as well as moderate the community, write long-form content and run the popular social media presence (Twitter - c22,700 followers, Facebook - 5,800 likes).
Computershare
Client Account Manager
Key contact point for a portfolio of blue-chip clients for whom we provide a range of Employee Share Plan products and services. Pragmatic and effective communication are key to ensure clients receive a high quality service.
Computershare
Project Manager (software development)
The close management of a team of analysts, developers, testers and support staff, often geographically disparate, to ensure that technology deliverables met ultimate business requirements. Implementation to BAU handover. These projects involved mana

Portfolio

Those who can, should

A short piece on how a chance encounter, whilst running, provided the inspiration to keep on running.

Your Payment Failed

A piece highlighting a lesser-known element of Buffer's superlative customer service experience

You can serve the chips now...I'm hungry

How we should take time to take stock and re-assess our priorities from time to time

Do you love anyone enough to give them your last avocado maki?

How our children surprise us when we're least expecting it.

Bad Parenting

When sledging goes wrong. With video

Solly March is a f*cking baller!

An intentionally provocatively titled Twitter round-up of a football match

Education

Accreditations

Kingston University (London, UK)
BA (Hons) Business Studies

Skills

Skills

writing community management community building social media social media management social media marketing content creation content curation content marketing customer outreach

Tools

Twitter Facebook vbullletin Wordpress Buffer Tweetdeck Google Analytics Slack Hootsuite Edgar Trello BuzzSumo SumoMe

Interests

Industries I love

Consumer Products Ecommerce Food Health & Wellness Kids & Parenting Media Professional Services Sports Tech Travel

Side projects

www.northstandchat.com
www.bufferchatchat.com