Harry Elliott, Marketing Executive, talks about sports blogging

Harry Elliott Marketing Executive talks blog

As our Marketing Executive with Ashwoods Electric Motors, Harry Elliott, creates content for the website and newsletter, co-ordinates the social media, and supports the sales team with trade shows and any PR opportunities. By night, however, Harry can be found tapping away at a very different keyboard…

Having been “bitten by the writing bug” at University, Harry has spent a lot of his spare time over the past few years taking in sporting events and writing about his experiences. Originally doing more journalistic pieces for FourFourTwo and LateTackle magazines, as well as a press pass at Cardiff Arms Park for the Cardiff Blues rugby club, during his student days, after gaining full time employment Harry has switched to more informal blogging in his free time.

Involved with the organisation and running of the 2015 and 2016 Football Blogging Awards, Harry had an interesting encounter with a certain former Liverpool winger.

“My most memorable moment is probably when I was in charge of organising some music for John Barnes to perform a surprise rap. He was making a speech at the awards and he made it clear in no uncertain terms that as soon as he finished talking he wanted the music to cut in otherwise we would both look stupid! Luckily for both John and myself it all worked out okay and he performed an incredible Sugarhill Gang rap.”

That musical performance from the ex-England international is available to watch somewhere in the depths of the internet…

Harry has also been involved with the One Stream in Bristol podcast, but much prefers reading his own work to hearing his own voice.

“I probably get most enjoyment when a former, or current, professional tweets me feedback on an article. Although, admittedly that is usually only when I say something nice about them.”

Not content with just blogging about sport in the UK, Harry has been travelling around Europe lapping up live matches, using his blog, in his own words “as an excuse”.

“Over the past six or so years, I have been on some long weekends away to take in games blog on, visiting places such as Bologna, Dortmund, Barcelona and Milan. A group of us even travelled to Florence only to find that the stadium was sold out for the first time in a decade! Fortunately, we had seen a game the day before and appreciated the gift of free time in Florence…”

Harry is quick to point out that all this is enabled by a group of like-minded friends and an understanding girlfriend!

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