James Ellaby

Freelance Copywriter

I'm a writer with backgrounds in journalism, communications and digital marketing. Writing has been a passion since primary school and I love the process of researching a new subject and finding the best way to write about it. Whether it's business thought leadership pieces or more personal blog posts, I care about creating content that is informative, educational and entertaining.

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Our Kids Need to Know That Love Is Stronger Than Hate
🔊 Listen to PostI woke up at 4 a.m. on the morning of the U.S. election. I was in my four-year-old's bed (he'd woken up during the night) and checked my phone to see the latest...
Can Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Work in Live sport? | mporium
Broadcasters spend a lot money to get the rights to show live sport, so the pressure is on them to ensure that they're delivering the best possible service for paying...
What Amazon's Whole Foods deal means for Supermarkets | mporium
When Amazon moves into your area of business, that's rarely good news for anyone but Amazon and is certainly a cause for concern for you. That's the situation British...
How to Work With Difficult People - NetCredit
Co-worker tensions account for up to 80% of all workplace difficulties, but looking for a new job isn't always the best solution. Instead, try to make life easier using a series...
Historic US Moments: Independence Day
The most famous moment in American history took place on July 4th 1776. We all celebrate it every year in a feast of fireworks, flags and barbecue sauce, but how much do you...
Do Millennials Still Watch TV | mporium
As new technologies take hold and new generations come of age, it's always tempting to make assumptions about how the two of them interact. However, doing so is a risk,...
Spotlight On: UFC | mporium
Few sports have enjoyed as rapid a rise as UFC, which was founded just 24 years ago and has generated some of the most lucrative and talked-about sporting events of the last few...
Geeks Vs Loneliness: belonging
"I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." That was what Groucho Marx told the Friars Club in a letter refusing an offer of membership. I love Groucho...
Using Chatbots to Automate Customer Service | mporium
An important part of marketing since the dawn of the advertising age has been keeping an eye on what people are doing and finding a way to leverage that to sell your product or...
Is It Time To Recognise Voice Recognition Software?
Voice recognition software has been a work in progress since the initial trials at Bell Labs in the 1950s, but 2017 seems to be the year where more than 70 years worth of...
Change Management Processes - Your Essential Guide - Tallyfy
JFK famously once said that 'Change is the law of life,' a statement that is as true in the world of business as it is for the President of the United States. Businesses need to...
Katie's Beautiful Friends... And Me - My Blue Heaven
When it comes to watching TV, I'm more a fan of US dramas than reality shows and Channel 4 'documentaries' (as anyone who has read my blog will know), so Katie: My Beautiful...
Is Game of Thrones' Joffrey TV'S Most Vile Character?
Has there ever been a more fundamentally loathsome character on television than Joffrey Baratheon? The wretched boy-King from Game Of Thrones generally makes only fleeting...
The Essential Guide to Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) - Tallyfy
Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, also known as GRC, is an umbrella term for the way organisations deal with three areas that help them achieve their objectives. The...
Spotlight On: Pret a Manger
One of the keys to running a successful business is managing the balance between keeping a consistency in what you do well with the need to be constantly innovating to stay...
Date Night is Overrated, Here's How to Get Out of It
One of the first things my wife and I were told after we had our first baby - literally a couple of hours after - was that we need to make sure we go out on dates and make time...
Collaboration Software - Your Essential Guide - Tallyfy
Finding the best way to get groups of staff to work well together has been a goal in business since long before we all started working in highly structured organisations.
The Changing Consumer Habits in The Food Industry
As consumers, the way we learn about and eat food has changed drastically over the last couple of decades, with globalisation and new technology making the world a smaller place...
How should schools use their Apprenticeship Levy funds?
Schools that are looking to make use of their funds from the Apprenticeship Levy have a great deal of options open to them. And, while there's no 'one-size-fits-all' solution...
Is 'Mobility' the Future of the Automotive Industry?
Cars have been a part of our everyday lives in the western world for around a century now, with levels of car ownership rising as more and more of us can afford to buy them.
The Beach Boys Are Back: Is It Time for a Mike Love Revolution?
The Beach Boys have just released their first album of original material in 20 years, marking both their 50th anniversary as a band and the power of commercial forces to help...
Mad Men Season Five: Sex, Suicide and Songs
The fifth season of Mad Men had a troubled creation, with behind-the-scenes squabbles threatening its existence and delaying it for what felt like years, so it's perhaps not...
Will Miley Cyrus Suffer From Too Much Exposure?
When you're launching a new album, it's important to get yourself noticed, but you can have too much of a good idea, so has Miley Cyrus shot herself in the foot? There can't be...
How Did I Become That Anxious Dad?
One of the things about having young kids is that you quickly have to get used to watching some films over and over (and over and over) and over and over again. Recently in our...
How Digital Is Aiding the Consideration Stage of Car Buying
When you are going to buy something that costs as much as a car, you need to have done some research beforehand, otherwise you'll risk finding yourself at the mercy of an...
Are Albums Still Dead Then, Billy Corgan?
The first iPod was released well over a decade ago, and the new freedom to pick and choose songs more easily led to inevitable claims that albums would soon be 'dead'. One...
Spotlight On: Bitcoin
Bitcoin is a concept that anyone with a basic familiarity with the internet will be aware of, but how many would be able to actually explain what it is? Most people would be...
Is Amazon Set to Dominate the Smart Home Market?
There are few areas of our lives that has failed to take a foothold in, so it should surprise no-one that a business that started out selling cheap books online is on the cusp...
The 6 Stages of Getting Your Kids to Like Led Zeppelin
When I first became a father, one of the things that got me through the long nights and gushes of bodily fluids was the thought that one day, I could place a paternal hand on my...

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