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Matthew Burgess
Works at Comparethemarket.com.au
Attended Northwood Boys High School
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
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We're now up to the 6th nonsensical post from LoveStories that has been showing in the "Recommended" trends today alone. Seriously - I don't spend much time on here, I know, but what's with the G+ spam levels? Is it always this bad?
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And the second one today showing up in the "What's Hot" section. Storieslove have definitely cracked on to how to get quality information trending...
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Looks like other users have finally had enough with the spammy "Recommended" section...
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Spam showing in Google+'s "Hot and Recommended"? Surely not!!
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Calling all Saffa bands/music fans:

7 years ago, I wrote one of the most popular posts on this blog ever: “The 30 South African Bands You NEED to Hear!” (http://www.burgoblog.com/2007/12/07/30-south-african-bands-you-need-to-hear/). In those 7 years, that single post has had literally hundreds of thousands of visits (which kind of blows me away) and hundreds of comments.

A whole bunch of those comments are asking me to update the post with new bands.

Now, I left SA in 2005. But my love for Saffa music hasn’t diminished. So I’d love to do an update to the post for the visitors to the site, but I’m probably a bit in the dark about new bands unless they crack international exposure.

So here’s where you come in: have a South African artist that you’d love to get more exposure for? Are you a Saffa band who thinks they have what it takes? Music labels - want to spread the news about your roster? Then GET IN TOUCH. Let’s keep the talk about South African music going. Reply to this post, or drop me a line at http://www.burgoblog.com/contact/, and let’s talk…

And of course, would appreciate you spreading the word far and wide. I’d love to make the next post even bigger.
(Update: It’s been brought to my attention that some people aren’t sure how to stream the songs while reading. Um. Click the little “play” icon next to the song name. Easy, huh?) (Second Update: Song links for below entry have now expired) I used to...
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"MoMENtous"... how's the puns? :P
 
Men's Health Week is drawing to a close but don't let that stop you from appreciating or reaching out to the men in your lives. We all know our men aren't big on sharing their feelings, but with suicide being in the top 5 causes for death of Australian males, a simple conversation can make a big difference. 

Our blog post has some stats to get the conversation started as well as some messages of positivity for you blokes reading this. Check it out now.
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Search Engine Marketing
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  • Comparethemarket.com.au
    Manager - Performance Media, 2013 - present
  • Comparethemarket.com.au
    SEO & Earned Media Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Ireckon
    Digital Alchemist, 2012 - 2012
  • BlueGlass Australia
    Digital Alchemist, 2012 - 2012
  • Tourism Queensland
    Digital Marketing - Content Coordinator, 2010 - 2012
  • Wotif Group
    SEO Executive - Social Media & Content, 2007 - 2010
  • Wotif.com
    Online Marketing Coordinator, 2006 - 2007
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Brisbane, Australia
Previously
Durban, South Africa - Gold Coast, Australia
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A little bit of music, a little bit of online marketing.
Introduction
Matt Burgess (aka Burgo) currently resides in Brisbane, Australia, and is the Performance Media Manager for Compare the Market Australia. By night, he writes over at Burgo's Music Blog.

Education
  • Northwood Boys High School
    1999
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Bachelor of Arts, 2000 - 2002
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Honours, English Studies, 2003
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Burgo, Matthew