Mark Longbottom - Director

Director at design58 - social media consultancy

Nationality

British

Current location

United Kingdom

Work category

Media and Design

Education

Masters/PostGrad

I live in Huddersfield in Northern England, my business is design58 which is a social media consultancy helping clients develop and manage an effective online presence. I have been social networking effectively for over 25 years since 1983. Since 2006 I have focused on social media sharing my skills and experiences in helping clients engage and build relationships online and offline.

I also develop platform58 which is a creative network, also publishing online art publications with the first 15 receiving over 2 million views in 18 months. Platform58 is now concentrated on facebook after the decline in MySpace [we have over 17,000 friends] and NING closing there free networks down [We had a network website of over 13,000 pages].

My creative background as a performance and conceptual artist helped me develop strong networking skills which are now the guidelines used globally on social media. These simply involve developing connections which produce long lasting relationships.

Mark Longbottom's Education and Qualifications

2004

Masters/PostGrad - PGCE / PCET Further Education Teacher training

Universtity of Huddersfield

2002

Masters/PostGrad - Interactive Multimedia Production MA, Multimedia

The University of Huddersfield

1987

Bachelor/Degree - Fine Art BA, Multi Media, Performance Art, Photography, Paint, Collage

Leeds Metropolitan University

1983

Diploma - Datec Diploma, Art; Art & Design; English Language, Maths, Physics, History, Geography

Further Education: Huddersfield Technical College