Here are some testimonial from previous employers and projects that I have previously worked with:
I’ve hired Mike to cover Birmingham City University’s graduate shows on social media for several years. I didn’t have a clear brief the first time, but Mike understood our objectives and took the initiative – producing wide-ranging coverage with photography, video interviews and panoramic tours. He has proven himself to be indispensable and made himself the automatic choice to cover our graduate shows every year.
If you need social media coverage that is underpinned by strong journalistic skills and technical knowledge, then I couldn’t recommend Mike more highly enough.
Peter Rigg – Digital Marketing Manager, Faculty of ADM (Birmingham City University)
“Michael is a diligent worker and has strong written communication skills. He actively engages with the task in hand and often provides innovative solutions for how to improve social media communication.”
Ixchelt Corbett – Parkside Gallery
“Michael has produced some great work over the period, Michael is methodical with an attention to detail. Michael has become a true asset to the organisation”
Simon Jenner – Silicon Canal
“Michael joined this year simply as a contributor to The Scratch Magazine, since joining he has been a very regular member and always produces articles for the print edition and also for the website www.Scratch.Media
His work is always well researched and he tries to add real personality into his writing to engage with the readers. Before Christmas Michael Smith took on the additional responsibility of heading up Social Media for The Scratch – during that time he has been very active and vigilant in promoting all of the articles put online by The Scratch. He is constantly considering new opportunities to push and promote the platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
In addition, Mike has headed up the organisation of The Scratch’s events as part of Scratch Media Week. He was quick to formulate plans, organise volunteers to participate and come up with new and interesting ideas for engagement.
Michael has a real passion for the magazine and is keen to see its continuation after its birth-year.”
James Dix – Former media group coordinator for Birmingham City University Students Union
Below are some examples of articles I or my work has been featured in previously: