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Darren M.

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  • Joined March 2015

A dedicated and pragmatic community manager, content creator and social media manager, I will do my utmost to help my client's succeed.

  • Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Darren M.
Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Worked with



Social Media Content Copywriting Community Email



I worked in software development project management, information security and client account management for a large financial services company before working for myself as a community manager, writer and social media marketer.

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 25,000 members. I technically administer the community as well as moderate, write long-form content and maintain the popular social media presence (Twitter - c25,300 followers, Facebook - 16,800 likes).
Client Account Manager
Key contact point for a portfolio of blue-chip clients servicing Employee Share Plan products and solutions. Pragmatic and effective communication were key to ensure clients receive a consistently high quality service.
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.

Reviews and references



Recent reviews

Darren did a great job; he is hugely creative.


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



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



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


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


Seeking work


  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends


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


Industries I love

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