top of page

End of year gratitude ๐Ÿ™

Wow 2020. What a year! Its been hard graft, up and down and mostly in - but not out!

For me, this year was the year I was able to take brand thinking and my beard, global - having worked or spoken in all but one of the seven continents of the world.

Iโ€™ve been privileged to have been busy throughout the COVID crisis and managed to achieve 30%+ growth from last year so I'm incredibly thankful.

If anything, 2020 taught us all to be grateful for the things we have - especially our health. As I reflect on the year, I have a huge feeling of gratitude for having been kept safe and for the things I've been privileged to achieve.

Here are some of the things I got up to:

๐Ÿ’ผ x16 clients serviced

๐ŸŽฉ x49 workshops delivered

โœ๏ธ x52 blog posts written (including 20+ articles on brand)

๐Ÿ—ฃ x30+ virtual public talks and podcasts given

๐ŸŽคย x17+ online global business events hosted (including x5 BRANDUP Live interviews with Steve Whittle, x4 LEVEL C Fireside chats with Marty Neumeier, x8 RSVIP Business Networking with Fiona Duncan Steer, x2 Brand Leadership Q&As with Motto)

๐Ÿ“ปย Appearances on live national radio - LBC Global Radio (as a guest on the Business Hour where we took live calls on branding) and BBC (where I was interviewed on brand)

๐ŸŽค x1 Podcast launched (JUSTBRanding with Jacob Cass) with x22 episodes launched and counting with the best global minds in branding

๐Ÿ† x1 2020 'Top 50 Advisor' award won

โญ๏ธ x1 Silver Star award in Marty Neumiers global Meta Skills challenge

๐ŸŽฌ Launched 5 online courses (three of which are free)

๐Ÿ“‹ Launched a free online survey (Brandnostic) that helps you spot areas to improve in your brand and culture

๐Ÿ… x1 'Brand Strategist' certification awarded by LEVEL C

๐ŸŽ“ x2 Qualifications in Design Thinking by IBM and IDEO U

๐Ÿ“– x2 magazine articles published (Marketer+ and Branderz Magazines)

๐Ÿคณ x97 bearded selfies taken

๐Ÿ  Moved my family from Nottingham to South Wales

So - it's been quite a year despite COVID. Iโ€™m officially clocking off now but I wanted to say a huge thanks ๐Ÿ™ to all those who have supported me this year. I have a feeling next year is going to be even better (let's be frank - it surely can't get much worse!).

Have a good one and stay safe. If anyone needs me I will be spending most of the rest of this year in a hot tub recharging. ๐Ÿฅ‚

See you in 2021.

bottom of page