Here’s a little more about the Social Bods team
Qualifications: BA (Hons) First – Economics and Geography, MA (by research) Anthropology, ECDL (advanced databases), various A-Levels and GCSEs
Superpowers: Spotting grammar errors, death stare
Joanne is a mum of four, travel blogger, ex-commercial manager, and all-round social media geek. Her specialities include content creation for the more technical clients, and writing for SEO. Joanne worked in the printing industry for eight years in both East Yorkshire and London before going to The University of Hull as a mature student, working in research in the public sector, and then back to Durham University where she studied people who drive electric vehicles in 2009. She has four children who never stop growing, and in her spare time, runs a successful family travel blog.
Joanne started to freelance as a social media manager in 2013 (maybe. She’s not sure. It could have been 2012) and has had a range of clients since. Joanne’s social media specialities include Pinterest, and Instagram, as well as the more ubiquitous Twitter and Facebook.
Fun fact: Joanne has been on the telly and radio numerous times, in one instance as a contestant on Channel 4’s 15 to 1, where she won her round, but didn’t quite make it to the series final. The shame.
Mandy always wanted to be a ninja.
When ninja training didn’t quite work out as she hoped she just started collecting random qualifications as a pastime.
Having wondered what to do with various degrees, diplomas and post-graduate qualifications she landed at Social Bods HQ where every day is an exciting adventure into the realm of the social media universe.
Superpowers: Spotting inappropriate content not to be shared for clients but to be so very enjoyed in Bods HQ. Extreme knowledge of and familiarity with The Rock’s Instagram feed.
In the real world she has three young people who once were adorable toddlers who now make her proud every day and hopefully will keep her young. They will additionally continue to be very useful in keeping her in tune with the ever changing and developing universe that is social media.
Fun fact: Refuses to grow up.
Zoe is a recent convert to social media but is now a whizz at account management and customer services. Zoe spends a lot of time pretending to be other people to answer queries from other random people from all corners of the UK and beyond. If you contact a company via social media, you may, in fact, be talking to Zoe.
Superpowers: Is actually a shape-shifting chameleon
Fun fact: Zoe is a qualified and experienced nanny and childcare professional, with a love of cats, cycling, and the outdoors. Not much fazes her now. She blames Joanne in part. Drinking lots of tea helps.
Qualifications: BA English, A-Levels, and some radio stuff none of the team understand
Mike “isn’t an expert at anything” but mysteriously seems to have a higher level knowledge of football, music, technology and gaming, and everything that’s going on in the local town. He’s particularly good at writing content for all social media platforms and looks after our clients in industries such as camping and the outdoors, business management, and property sales.
Mike has gone some way to improving the team’s beard ratio, and reduced the average age, so it’s all good!
Fun fact: Mike has his own show on the local community radio station, but you have to get up early to catch him!