Rank #1: Episode 17: Vix Meldrew (Teacher By Day, Sex & Relationships Blogger By Night)
Vix is a teacher by day, but a life and relationships blogger by night, sharing the ups and downs of millennial life in a fun, engaging and uniquely honest way. If you like your content ‘no holds barred’ then this is your ultimate destination. Her award-winning blog has been featured everywhere from Pretty 52 to The Independent, while Vix has appeared on the BBC, Radio 1, LBC and Channel 5 discussing everything from stealthing to mental health. Her blog posts are sometimes cringingly honest, but always relatable, so its no surprise she was named one of the ’17 Influencers to Watch in 2017′ by MTV.The internet has provided Vix with a place to channel her creativity and connect with others in a refreshingly open way, but what’s fascinating about Vix story is that for a long time she had to keep her online presence completely secret – even undertaking a pseudonym so as not to jeopardize her career. Although crafting her online experience has opened many doors and enriched her life like she never could’ve imagined, it’s also caused issues of its own.I’m really excited to be joined by Vix to chat sharing the best sex positions, losing a parent, discussing mental health, being 100% yourself online and how her content has now evolved now she’s in a relationship.
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Rank #2: Episode 16: Juliet Rees Jones (Head of Campaign & Content, GLOSSYBOX)
Making her move into the beauty industry in 2014, Juliet Rees Jones consulted for online beauty and health platform Get The Gloss, managing their full organic and paid digital strategy before taking up a role at Glossybox, the UK’s no.1 beauty subscription service. Launched in 2011, the Glossybox luxury subscription sampling service changed the face of the beauty industry forever; it was heralded as the most innovative idea in years, delivering thousands of monthly teasers and samples to women across the country - all with the aim of encouraging discovery and injecting passion back into beauty. At Glossybox, Juliet is responsible for overseeing all digital, editorial and social media channels as well as curating bespoke marketing campaigns for Glossybox’s brand partners. She’s the woman who makes sure every customer feels part of a bigger online community of beauty enthusiasts, keeping everything on-brand and exciting at the same time. We talk about the beauty box industry as a whole, what makes a great digital strategy, why pictures of kittens and cupcakes isn’t enough, what’s next across the social landscape and why the Glossybox customer is so passionate about those little pink boxes.
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Rank #3: Episode 15: Aaron Gillies (Comedy Writer, Author, Mental Health Campaigner)
You may know Aaron by his alter ego Technically Ron. Aaron is one of the most hilarious, original and quick-witted voices on social media, with practically every tweet going viral and getting the attention of the media. His list of reasons his wife cries received nearly 50,000 RTs and was covered relentlessly in the press, so it’s no surprise Aaron landed himself a book deal – launching Lifeabet, An A-Z of Modern Existence, in 2015. Although Aaron offers lighthearted escapism and hilarious observations, there’s also a more serious side to him thanks to his well-documented struggles with mental health. Now a champion for discussing men’s wellbeing, he’s spoken about mental health for the Huffington Post, The Telegraph, The Metro and Sky News. All of this incredible work is culminating in another book that’s due to launch in 2018. We talk about how to crack a joke in 140 characters, our obsession with literal humour, how connecting online changed his life, landing a book deal and being a champion for mental health awareness. An episode that’s not to be missed. Check out Aaron online: www.technicallyron.com Follow Aaron on Twitter: @TechnicallyRonJoin Aaron on Facebook: www.facebook.com/technicallyronFollow Aaron on Instagram: @TechnicallyRonBuy ‘Lifeabet: An A-Z of Modern Existence’ via Amazon HERE.Pre-Order ‘How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide’ HERE. 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
Rank #4: Episode 14: Kat Williams (Founder Of Rock N Roll Bride)
The founder of the coolest and one of the most popular wedding sites in the world Rock N Roll Bride, Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it. Nearly a decade after its launch and it remains the hottest and coolest place for brides-to-be to find their inspo. An extension of the hugely successful award winning site, Rock n Roll Bride magazine was also launched in 2015. Issue 1 was reported by the distribution company to be the fastest and best selling debut issue of a magazine ever, so it’s no surprise 15 issues later it continues to be a huge seller. Kat has even collaborated on a range of hugely successful wedding accessories and headpieces with Crown & Glory, as well as launching The Blogacademy with two blogger friends in order to teach others the possible routes to success. Suffice to say the world of online has changed this awesome woman’s life for the better. We chat about identifying a huge gap online, running with your passions, balancing the online and offline world, why representation matters and a few wedding tips too! Check out Kat’s site: www.rocknrollbride.com Follow Rock N Roll Bride on Instagram: @rocknrollbride Follow Rock N Roll Bride on Twitter: @rocknrollbride Buy Rock N Roll Bride Magazine /Crown & Glory accessories: www.rocknrollbride.com/shopDiscover 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
Rank #5: Episode 13: Lauren Mahon (Blogger, Entrepreneur & Breast Cancer Campaigner.)
Lauren Mahon founded Girl Stole London in 2011 as a way to document her fun filled 20s. However, when Lauren was unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2016 at the young age of 31, her website started to play a more crucial role in her life. Since her diagnosis Lauren has unashamedly documented the ups and downs of the journey she found herself on, including discussing the financial implications of cancer, giving her top ‘this aint a pity party’ tips, and even starting the hashtag #GirlVsCancer for her to share images and thoughts in a positive and constructive way. Earlier this year Lauren also launched her own range of tit-tees with slogans including 'bangers, knockers, mammaries, fun bags, jubblies and lady lumps' to continue the conversation around breast cancer. Lauren’s writing and openness is infectious and she’s continuing to change the perception of being a young adult dealing with cancer, while keeping it sassy and humorous too. We discuss living with cancer, why sending a simple emoji can make someone’s day, how documenting her journey has helped her and what’s to come now she’s back to work. Check out Lauren’s blog: www.girlstolelondon.co.uk Follow Lauren’s on Instagram: @girlstolelondon Follow Lauren on Twitter: @girlstolelondonShop the #GirlVsCancer tees: https://www.girlstolelondon.co.uk/girl-vs-cancer-shop/Find out more about MacMillan Cancer Support: www.macmillan.org.ukFind out more about Breast Cancer Care: www.breastcancercare.org.ukDiscover 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
Rank #6: 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
Rank #7: 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
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: 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.
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Rank #10: 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