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I can’t remember the last time I missed a Sunday morning to send you an update but then again, I can’t remember the last time I went without both a phone signal AND wifi. Last weekend I was in the Lake District and had, what became, a forced digital detox. It certainly puts somethings in …
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My very latest PropTech review......all you need to know about a week in the PropTech space....
I am celebrating Father’s Day a little early, holed up in the corner of a fantastic pub in my village, a jug of ale to my right (I like to hug my beer, so no straight glasses for me) and my computer for company while I re-read all of my bookmarked posts from this last …
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All the latest in PropTech news for you:

A busy week this week with lots on the BlockChain, more on Big Data and lots and lots of interesting bits and pieces.
After almost a week away, it’s nice to be back in the country. Poland was fabulous; a great conference and a very clear difference to the UK property market, especially in its deployment of technology. Keep an eye on that market. On the plane home I finally put pen to paper and wrote an article …
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My latest PropTech news from the last week.

Lots of focus on Uber, Big Data, a bit on Virtual Reality, fund raising and generally all the PropTech news you need.
The Latest PropTech News What a week it has been with the PropTech2016 conference being a great success once more. It has become perhaps the key event in the UK PropTech calendar with nearly 500 attendees – almost a doubling from 2015. A huge number of topics were discussed and debated and a key theme …
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Smart Homes and the Elderly - with a growing population just how can we use technology to protect our loved ones.

A particularly emotive subject but one that will only grow in importance. Please do share

#IOT #SmartHomes #Technology #PropTech #ReTech
Could smart homes revolutionise how we care for the elderly and vulnerable? With a rapidly aging population, technology may be the solution the future needs
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My last interview of the week featuring the latest intake from Pi Labs in the #PropTech space. This time it was to discuss the Student Relocation sector with Ting Zhao of Candarin Home.

An interesting insight into a growing sector

#PropTech #ReTech #PropertyTechnology
As part of my series on the PiLabs accelerator programme, I chat to Ting Zhao of Candarin Home, a business streamlining accommodation for overseas students
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It's been a while coming but here is a comprehensive look at the current PropTech Ecosystem in the UK.

There are well over 200 companies currently in this space and a good deal more to come I suspect. Hope this is of interest.

#PropTech   #ReTech   #Cretech   #UKPropertyTechnologyCompanies  
There are many new UK Property Technology companies emerging onto the scene right now. See the full PropTech industry ecosystem on our detailed infographic.
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Two big and growing sectors are reviewed here and their relationship with one another.

#PropTech  meets #Fintech
The next era of FinTech is fast approaching, with banks taking notice of new tech players. But how will these financial tech developments impact PropTech?
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It always takes a bit of time but here it is ahead of publication first thing tomorrow morning.

The Sunday Morning PropTech Review.

#PropTech #ReTech #CreTech #RealEstateTechnology
Welcome to a Bank Holiday edition of the Sunday Morning PropTech Review. I was fortunate enough to go and watch Matilda at the West End yesterday with the family; a lovely theatre production. Quite the spectacle.  As for work, this week has been frantic as everyone prepares for the weekend but lots going on …
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How a Swedish property agent used Facebook Live to market their properties.

#PropTech #ReTech
Swedish real estate agency, Fastighetsbyrån, have successfully hosted a video open house viewing via Facebook Live, for a property in Marbella, Spain.
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The very latest in PropTech news stories from around the world.

Hope it is of interest as there are some great companies mentioned this week

#Retech #Proptech
In the week where the commercial real estate sectors saw its biggest investment raise (VTS raised $55million in Series C funding for their management platform) I decided to look at those firms looking to raise initial funding for their bright idea. Many of you will know Pi Labs, so I start this week PropTech overview with …
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The 4th in my series of interviews with the latest companies accepted in the PiLabs Accelerator programme.

This time it is with data specialist Gavriel of Insight Residential and he shares his insights into the future of the #PropTech sector

As part of my series of interviews with innovative new companies on PiLabs accelerator programme, I chat to Gavriel Merkado, the CEO of Insight Residential
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Innovation, Marketing and Technology; Keynote Speaker, Hangout Host and Author. Preparing others for the now and next

Hello Everyone, thank you for viewing my profile. Hopefully below you will find out a little bit more about me; both professionally and personally. 

Professional Life: 

I have a broad range of business interests from the core components of Digital Marketing techniques to cutting edge innovation and technology strategies. With both I aspire to inform others about what is important now and what they need to prepare for moving forward. 

I run The Digital Marketing Bureau which looks at the key aspects of Social and Digital Marketing. My team work with a diverse range of clients from small local business right up to publicly listed companies. We concentrate our expertise in several areas: Monitoring, Marketing and Analytics. 

I am a Hangout Host of a bi-weekly show called The Mid Week Marketing Mix and have enjoyed guests including Guy Kawasaki, Jay Baer and Mark Schaefer to name only a few of the top names. The aim is to deliver only the latest news in digital marketing from only the best guests. It is the first and only show to be streamed live through Social Media Today. 

In addition to that I am an evangelist and regular keynote speaker looking to the future of marketing for the Real Estate Sector but also for general business too.

Should you want to know more about my work in this field and my speaking engagements do check out my website on Innovation, Marketing and Technology 

Circles to consider adding me to include: 
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Real Estate Marketing
  • Futuristic Marketing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality

Feel free to contact us on 0044 (0) 1372 365 739 or contact me directly on 0044 (0) 7775 797 286 to have a chat.

Alternatively just e-mail me

Personal Life: 

I am married to the wonderful and patient Jo and we have two fantastic sons together, Sebastian and Edward. I am an avid gardener and beekeeper and keep fit by playing squash. My mountaineering and football playing days are sadly behind me but I now like to watch my team (QPR) from the safety of the sofa.

Best wishes.


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When I say "author", I wrote a book about Beekeeping; does that still apply?
  • University of Leeds
    1st Class Honours; Physiology and Sports Science, 1997 - 2001
    Spent a wonderful 4 years here though I spent one year with the Ministry of Defence at their research headquarters putting army recruits through their paces - all great fun though some of the conditions were somewhat disturbing.
  • Alton College
    5 A Levels, 1994 - 1997
    Got some great grades here but I took one course during one term that has stayed with me till this day. One of the best investments I ever made - a typing course. I thank my lucky stars most days I can touch type
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Social Media, Social Analytics, Social Listening, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, Property
    Founder, 2012 - present
    The Digital Marketing Bureau was set up to provide a "Keep it Simple" service to companies looking to take advantage of the exciting and ever changing Digital Marketing world. We decided to not only look at the strategic angle of implementing digital marketing campaigns but also on the analytical feedback of running them. This way we can advise before whilst helping during campaigns providing invaluable feedback on its success and ROI
  • Innovation and Technology Consultant
    2013 - 2015
    I help people and organisations look to the future of marketing - particularly in the Real Estate sector. I work closely with boards of directors and marketing teams to help form a strategic plan for their future marketing efforts
  • Foxtons
    Lettings Manager, 2001 - 2006
    I started as a lettings negotiator in the Battersea office before being made the Manager of the Putney office. Here I expanded the office from just 5 people to over 20 on top of day to day operations and also competing in possibly the most competitive area of real estate in London, Putney.
  • Atlas International
    European Sales Director, 2006 - 2012
    Reporting to the Chairman of the Group, this role was an extension of the UK Sales Manager I held in my first year (2006 - 2007) role and demanded that I develop the sales and marketing strategies for the entire company. I oversaw the European and Global Sales Networks continually looking for new areas of business at all times and setting up when necessary. I was involved in the overall marketing strategy of the Group. This ranged from more traditional media through the more analytical approach needed with online media. I also developed the new Social Media marketing plan for Europe, something that hasn't been done yet in our industry. I decided to leave after the planning, implementation and launch of a new website leaving the company in a perfect position to capitalise on the new marketing techniques in the social age.
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