Rank #1: Episode 10: Sophie and Hannah Pycroft (Co-Founders Of Spectrum Collections)
Sophie and Hannah Pycroft are the sisters who co-founded the now Instagram-famous cosmetics brush brand Spectrum Collections. With no financial backing or previous knowledge of running a beauty brand, Sophie and Hannah worked tirelessly to establish their now global brand from their garage in Wales – because they had full belief that they would make a success of it.Skip forward only a couple of years and they’ve just announced the launch of their collaboration with the Mean Girls franchise, Spectrum is now said to be worth around £8million, and their Instagram account boasting over 230,000 followers – all because they identified a gap in the market for fun, luxurious, vegan cosmetics brushes and accessories that were like nothing the industry had seen before.We discuss self-belief, hard work paying off, learning to say no, generating unique ideas and being taken seriously in business as women who love pink and sparkles.
Aug 15 2017
Rank #2: Episode 12: Jay McLaughlin (British Fashion Photographer & Olympus Ambassador)
Jay Mclaughlin is a British fashion and portrait photographer who has become the go-to man for when influencers, bloggers and vloggers want a cracking shot. His work has been published internationally and has worked with clients such as Harper’s Bazaar, TopShop, Olympus and Vogue, photographing some of the world’s most in-demand celebrities and royal faces. What makes his story an interesting one though, is that Jay has carved a niche for himself that’s ensured he’s heavily in demand by digital influencers and has become somewhat an Olympus ambassador – helping bloggers to hone their photography skills and ensure the standard of imagery is at an all time high. His own Instagram account is beautifully curated, but you may notice him being tagged in some of the UK’s most celebrated influencer’s insta images too. We chat finding his skill, shooting models vs influencers, what makes a great camera, top tips for shooting outfits and the art of a great story. Check out Jay’s website portfolio: www.jaymclaughlin.co.uk Follow Jay’s personal account on Instagram: @jaysinstaworld Follow Jay’s professional account on Instagram: @jaymclaughlinFollow Jay on Twitter: @JayMcLaughlin_ Discover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Sep 12 2017
Rank #3: Episode 11: Albertine Brandon (Commissioning Editor of Blogosphere Magazine)
Since its launch in 2013 Blogosphere Magazine has featured some of blogging’s biggest stars on its cover, including Zoella, In The Frow, Lily Pebbles and Fleur De Force. The magazine beautifully bridges the gap between the online and offline world, providing advice and support while championing bloggers from all backgrounds and with all interests. As Commissioning Editor, Albertine is responsible for generating ideas and ensuring the content within the magazine is reflective of the persona Blogosphere Magazine has created – as well as keeping her ear to the ground in order to highlight new trends, hot issues and the ‘up and coming’ sites we need to know about. We discuss what goes into making a magazine, how to bring together the online and offline world, how blogging has changed and what’s to come, plus how they choose their cover stars and so much more. Follow Blogosphere Magazine on Twitter: @blogospherem Follow Blogosphere Magazine on Instagram: @blogosphere_magazine Check out Blogosphere Magazine online: www.blogospheremagazine.comFollow Albertine on Twitter: @AlbertineSarah Follow Albertine on Instagram: @AlbertineSarah Check out Albertine’s blog: www.dippywrites.comDiscover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Sep 06 2017
Rank #4: Episode 9: Hannah Gale (Blogger Of The Year 2017, Mum-To-Be & Ex-Digital Magazine Editor)
Undoubtedly one of the bloggersphere’s most loved and cherished personalities, Hannah exploded on to the blogging scene in 2014 after a previous career in digital media and journalism. Hannah’s unique tone of voice and *hashtag relatability* has meant her readers just can’t get enough - she’s even been named Bloggersphere Magazine’s ‘blogger of the year for 2017’. When she announced her pregnancy earlier this summer, her site temporarily crashed as it couldn’t deal with the surge in traffic from those wanting to express their support! We discuss the comparison trap, why she’s an oversharer, how she dealt with hiding her pregnancy, tips for finding your voice, dreams of writing a book and so much more.
Discover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Aug 08 2017
Rank #5: Episode 8: Emily Clarkson (Hilariously Real Blogger, Podcaster, Author & Daughter of Jeremy!)
Emily founded her blog Pretty Normal Me in 2014, in her words, after basically looking at life around her and asking: what the hell?! Despite being an inherently very happy person, she felt surrounded by a world that was against her: a world that forces us into clothes that makes us cry, a world that objectifies women and a world that seems to body shame us at every opportunity. So she did the only thing she knew how to do: she wrote. Those musings became a blog, and later a podcast, and now Emily’s debut book ‘Can I Speak To Someone In Charge’ has just hit book stores nationwide. Growing up with a famous father and the media spotlight upon her made her online journey harder than most, with Emily experiencing trolls and criticism at every turn. However, she’s turned those negative experiences and teenage anxieties into a positive force and an incessant need to help others. Follow Emily on Twitter: @prettynormalme Follow Emily on Instagram: @prettynormalme Check out Emily’s blog: www.prettynormalme.comORDER EMILY’S BOOK HEREDiscover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Jul 26 2017
Rank #6: Episode 7: Gracie Francesca (Body Positive Campaigner, Documentary Maker & Author)
Gracie Francesca is one of the UK’s forerunning and most successful internet sensations. Known as ‘the internet’s big sister’, Grace has translated her online presence into a career that includes presenting, ambassadorship, modelling, documentary making and a soon to be author too. Unapologetically herself and unafraid of showing her imperfections and insecurities, Grace is a huge inspiration to a whole generation of young men and women. She’s undoubtedly proof that the internet provides infinite possibilities – you just need to know how to harness them.We chat through her journey online, how she became involved in documentary making and secured a book deal, her thoughts about positivity and body image, as well as her top tips for success.
Grace's BBC3 documentaries aren't available on the iPlayer anymore, but you can watch on YouTube here.
Jul 18 2017
Rank #7: Episode 6: Lisa Maynard-Atem (Social Media Manager At The World's Biggest Luxury Department Store)
Lisa started her career as a stylist, but over the last six years she’s been working at the world’s number one luxury department store to bring their vision to life via the power of social media. Lisa has been at the forefront of luxury retail marketing, having been recognized within the industry as someone that understood and implemented a digital direction; in 2016 she received a nomination to be recognized as an ‘Outstanding Woman in Retail’What’s fascinating and inspiring about Lisa’s story is that she saw an opportunity and grasped it with both hands, daring to do what many of us wouldn’t even attempt; that gamble paid off, as Harrods’ Instagram account recently celebrated 1 million followers – a milestone that Lisa grew from zero and always had set her mind upon.We talk about her ‘can do’ attitude, how she managed to create a whole department from a temporary contract, her advice for brands and businesses online, as well as her top tips on those wishing to follow their social media dreams.Follow Lisa on Twitter: @StylisaFollow Lisa on Instagram: @StylisaRead Lisa's article 'The Importance of Social Intuition' here.
Jul 12 2017
Rank #8: Episode 5: Georgina Horne (A Plus Size Model & Fashion Entrepreneur)
George is a woman who has more strings to her bow than most of us could even hope for. After starting her blog in 2011 to document her struggles with finding clothing and lingerie to suit her fabulous curves, George’s site quickly become a go-to for those facing similar challenges and her social channels a place of positivity and passion. Since then George has discovered a new career in plus size modeling (being the face of brands including Evans and Collectif,) and been seen in publications that include The Daily Mail, The Times, The Sun, The Telegraph, LOOK Magazine, Italian Marie Claire and on Vogue Italia. She’s even been on our TV screens as part of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Plus Sized Wars’ and launched her own plus size brand ‘Lady Voluptuous’ to offer figure hugging and fun styles up to a UK 32. We chat about her modelling journey, how she deals with online haters, developing her fashion line, her passion for keeping it real and her dreams of being a personal trainer. Inspiration at its best!
Jul 05 2017
Rank #9: Episode 4: Lex Gillies (A Champion For Skin Conditions & An Expert In 'Going Viral')
Lex Gillies, who also goes by the name of Talonted Lex, started her journey online documenting her love of nail art; that evolved into covering her own struggles with the skin condition rosacea (which can leave skin hot, inflamed and red) and supporting women across the globe on their own journey to acceptance and management. Her presence online has lead to her being discovered by magazines, newspapers and the world of television (you may have recently seen her on Katie Piper’s Face To Face.) Lex is now ranked the #1 UK blog for rosacea and has been able to help hundreds, if not thousands, of people via her down to earth and practical advice. We discuss being judged on social media, how helping others has also helped herself, her love of makeup as a tool to reveal who she really is, how Daily Mail commenters impacted her self esteem, how she met her husband via the magic of Twitter and a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy what she has to say!Discover Lex’s blog here: talontedlex.co.uk Follow Lex on Twitter: @TalontedLex Follow Lex on Instagram: @TalontedLex Discover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Jun 27 2017
Rank #10: Episode 2: Sara Tasker (An Instagram Mega-Star & Digital Businesswoman)
Sara Tasker is the woman behind the iconic Me & Orla Instagram account that’s accrued over 160,000 followers since it was launched only a few years ago. Sara’s beautiful photography and refreshing outlook is a huge inspiration to many, so it’s no surprise she’s been able to turn her love of photography and passion for Instagram into a business model that involves workshops, an e-book and a hugely successful podcast. We chat about her journey into photography via the NHS, how she’s created such a unique way of conveying her art, how she created her e-courses and podcast, top tips you can implement on your own Instagram account, plus huge news on what’s coming for her in 2018! Find Sara on her website: meandorla.co.uk Follow her on Twitter: @meandorla Follow her on Instagram: @me_and_orla Check out Sara’s Instagram courses and resources here: http://meandorla.co.uk/instagram-resources/ Discover Hayley's Blog: www.londonbeautyqueen.com Follow Hayley on Twitter: @LBQblog Follow Hayley on Instagram: @LBQblog CONNECT WITH MADE ONLINE, ERM, ONLINE! Website: www.madeonlineshow.com Twitter: @madeonlineshow NEW EPISODE EVERY WEDNESDAY
Jun 13 2017