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Oliver Whitham is a marketing growth leader based out of Austin Texas, originally from York, England. He currently spends his time as the Senior Online Marketing Manager at WP Engine, focusing his talents on demand generation and traffic optimization.

WTF is Tech Culture Anyway?

There's a big misconception that culture in the tech/startup scene is all about foosball and in-office kegs. With some of the biggest names in technology flaunting on-campus spas, insane perks, and on-site entertainment, it's easy to see why it was easy for tech culture to become massively stereotyped. I think it's worth saying that there [...]

By |2019-11-18T18:30:54+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

An Austin Virtual Workers Update

It's been a while since I've talked about the Austin Virtual Workers project, a community of co-workers who want a casual coffee shop co-working setting. There's been a few reasons behind this, but as I've let my leadership of the AVW project slide, the group itself has started to slip. Over the last few months [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00January 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Relationship Building in the High-Ticket Online Sales World

It’s true the the thrill of placing an ad online and seeing it turn a momentous profit brings a certain palpable pleasure.  But the meat of online selling, and indeed, the core of the vast world of online selling almost always comes through building tangible relationships with people through the vast communication medium of the [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00November 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proving Your Value – The 101 for Conveying What You are Worth

Ever felt like you're under-appreciated, under-valued. under-utilized, under-paid? You're not alone, but truth is, it's often your fault that these things are happening to you. If you want people to take you seriously you have to be able to prove your value, and convey your worth. This is not always easy, but there are things you [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Advice|0 Comments

Why Work for Exposure Jobs are Not That Bad

Working for exposure gets a lot of hate in the online and creative space. And for good reason. Some should-be employers use work for exposure tactics to get free work from fresh creatives. The kind of people who can easily be exploited.  But there's another side to the story that doesn't often get talked about. I'm [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Advice|Tags: |3 Comments

How to Build an Online Marketing Plan with No Money

For many small businesses out there money is tight, and the idea of dropping a minimum efficient marketing spend just isn't realistic for their budget. But without some efficient marketing behind your business, you will most likely never get the customer base that will support the kind of marketing your business needs to grow. This [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00April 6th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Blog, Marketing|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Get Organic Real Facebook Fans with Related Pages

Getting Facebook likes is easy, just pay a few bucks and watch them roll in. Getting organic Facebook likes is a lot harder.  Pushing out a lot of share-able content helps, but what if you don't have the time to create vast amounts of content? What if you don't know what your audience will share? [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00March 28th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Blog, Marketing|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Set Secure Passwords

Password security is a huge issue, and it always has been. Unfortunately not too many people set secure passwords, and with different sites having completely different rules it can be difficult to create and keep track of the passwords you use. This leads to a lot of people getting lazy when they set passwords, fortunately [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Advice|0 Comments

A Year After Starting a Community Online

Just over a year ago I created a community on called Austin Virtual Workers. Since then it has accrued over 500 members (*edit* now over 700 members!), three awesome community manager volunteers, and has regular meetups several times a week. Austin Virtual Workers came from a small gap in the Austin market place, a [...]

By |2018-12-27T23:48:27+00:00March 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Marketing|Tags: |0 Comments