About Me

jeff lyall

Hi, I’m Jeff. From 1984, forever Newcastle upon Tyne.

Currently working in search marketing for a leading Newcastle agency, having did a creative/multimedia degree at Northumbria University, then seven years in various things across social media, digital marketing, web and software development/management.

I own a leading Newcastle food blog. Have a gander.

I'm pretty busy at the minute, but might be available for short-hours freelance work within digital marketing, social media consultancy or similar - get in touch if this is how you found me!

What else am I up to? You'll find that out best by visiting one of my social media profiles above, but generally: driving my MINI Cooper S, random sports I do - bouldering at Climb Newcastle and running various races, summery wine nights, picnics, days out/road trips, NUFC, Apple, curry and cups of tea.

Currently playing: Mario Kart 8. Start a game with me on any iPhone game @ jefflyall94 or jefflyall94 at mac dot com for gamecentre.Currently watching: Masters of Sex S2. Listening to: the eclectic work radio mix. Pretty happy at the moment.

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“What is my objective?”

I'm very happy in my current role, but further down the line, I would love to move into more senior positions in high-quality digital marketing agencies or departments.

“Where have I previously worked?”

Mar 2014—

Search Marketing Consultant at Silverbean

Leading digital marketing agency in Newcastle

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May 2012—Mar 2014

Digital Marketing Consultant at Northgate Systems

IT & full-service agency in Stanhope, County Durham

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Feb—May

Digital Marketing Manager at Unique Magazines

Magazine distribution agency in Benton, Newcastle

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Feb 2012

Social Media Consultant at TVV Productions

Video production company in Newcastle upon Tyne

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2008—2011

Head of Police Software at CHI (UK) Ltd.

Software company in Wallsend, Newcastle

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“What else have I done?”

Owner/blogger at Newcastle Eatsopen in new window (2011-)

Leading regional food blog developed and written entirely by myself. Features restaurant reviews, local food news and events. Social media accounts with decent followings. runner-up in "Best Food & Drink Blog" at Blog North 2013.

Social Media at Hotel Chocolat (2008-2009)

Set up and managed Facebook account, creating regular engaging content for 10,000+ users.

Digital Asset Development for Oxfam GB open in new window (2002-)

Voluntary ad-hoc position creating flyers, signage and digital assets for Oxfam GB.

“Where did I study?”

Northumbria University open in new window

2005—2008: BSc. Digital Multimedia Technologies (Hons.)

Tynemet College open in new window

2000—2003: A-level ICT, Physics, Chemistry. AS-level Psychology & NVQ3 AutoCAD

John Spence Community High School open in new window

1995—2000: Nine GCSE awards at grade A-C including Maths & English at grade A.

“Anything else?”

despite hating the word, a definite "foodie" / love the Newcastle area / bouldering / tough mudder / social media / hiking and picnics in Northumberland / playing golf (badly) / minimalism / anything Apple or tech-related / live music / seeing the world.