Neil C. Hughes
“I help businesses, thought leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, and technology experts to share their ideas through online content.”
“I help businesses, thought leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, and technology experts to share their ideas through online content.”
My name is Neil C. Hughes, but you might know me better as the Tech Blog Writer. I’m a tech columnist, freelance writer, blogger, ghostwriter and podcaster for hire who writes engaging and often viral content. I’m based in the UK and work with international clients across five continents. Examples of my work can be found on my LinkedIn publishing page and columns at Inc, Huffington Post, and The Next Web.
Accolades include being named one of the “Top 9 Influential Tech Leaders on LinkedIn” by CIO Magazine, ZDNet included me on their list of “You need to follow these 20 big tech thinkers right now“, I also received a “LinkedIn Top Voice Award,” for being the #2 technology writer of the year on the LinkedIn platform and Forbes featured my podcast on their list entitled “15 Inspiring Podcasts For Professionals Of Every Stripe.”
I serve my highly engaged audience that consists of four million article views from my tech columns and podcast listeners in over 165 countries. However, I’m not motivated by numbers and metrics, for me, it’s about involving my audience in a unique and meaningful way. On my website, you will be able to access all of my podcast interviews with some of the biggest names in tech, my blog and more information on a variety of services that I offer such as:
My popular ghostwriting services are enabling busy professionals, businesses, leaders, influencers and even celebrities who want to share their perspective or build a professional brand to ensure their voice is heard within their industry. If you want to find out more or would like to appear on my podcast, please contact me.
The Tech Blog Writer Podcast Has Listeners In Over 165 Countries
As a Tech Columnist and podcaster, I am on a quest to understand how technology is transforming both businesses and our lifestyle, but without the hype in my tech podcast. The Tech Blog Writer Podcast features diverse interviews with startups, tech leaders, thought leaders, CEO’s, solopreneurs, disruptors, and entrepreneurs. Guests share their success stories, experiences and invaluable advice about the latest tech trends affecting multiple industries.
Over the last 12 months, I have spoken with Capital One about being the first bank to embrace Amazon Echo. Meanwhile, as the digital transformation gathers pace, I have also recorded interviews with Adobe, Thomson Reuters, The Wyndham Hotel Group, and USA Today. Along the way, I have learned how it is also affecting sport and entertainment after enjoying conversations with Machester Utd, Real Madrid, Motorsport.com, BBC America and Fender digital. I have also been incredibly fortunate to interview TV talk show host Wendy Williams and Star Trek’s William Shatner about how they are using technology on my podcast.
However, my biggest passion is sharing real startup stories from all over the world so that others can learn from their valuable insights. The Tech Blog Writer Podcast currently has listeners in 165 countries. In the last 12 months alone, I have interviewed guests from the US, UK, Australia, China, Canada, Israel, Estonia, St Petersberg, Sweden, Ukraine, Greece, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and many more. I also enjoy helping individuals and businesses launch their own podcast too.
Although my guests and clients are often thousands of miles away, there are remarkable similarities in all of the tech stories that I have shared. Most of the people I encounter with don’t complain about friction points or challenges, they simply see an opportunity to remove them. As someone that records daily podcast episodes in a small room on my own, I feel compelled to get to know all of my listeners. For these reasons alone, I feel incredibly humbled to finish 2017 by being featured in Forbes as one of their list entitled “15 Inspiring Podcasts For Professionals Of Every Stripe.”
13. These days, technology is everyone’s business. It infuses every aspect of our lives from work to home. Neil Hughes, a tech writer and LinkedIn Top Voice, interviews tech entrepreneurs, CEOs and thought leaders, and shares information on the latest tech developments. Whether you are looking to develop your career or business, Neil shares great insights so you can plan your future. – Larry Boyer, Success Rockets LLC
Although I am flattered by the attention, it’s my hope that this podcast highlights how technology really does work best when it brings people together. I invite everyone to share their insights, expertise, and questions by sending a virtual voicemail to the show by recording a message below.
I take a break from interviewing tech and business leaders to answer questions from the listeners of my daily tech podcast. We
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I am incredibly fortunate to cover many of the world’s biggest tech events and get to speak with inspirational people who are making a difference in this world using technology.
Over the years I have become obsessed with understanding how technology affects us both in and outside of the office. I believe that technology helps us evolve in every aspect of our life whether we’re leading businesses, an employee or simply want to contribute more to our families and society. I enjoy gleaning insights from podcast guests, the people I meet within the tech industry and their experiences.
Many tech startups are utilizing technology in new and innovative ways. However, as the digital transformation gathers pace, AI, machine learning, blockchain, and cryptos are becoming the new currency. I want to help demystify this technology and help educate people in a language that everyone understands so that nobody gets left behind.
Equally, technology now rules every aspect of our lives. In our homes we can quickly switch on our home heating, dim the lights and cue the music, all using our voice or by swiping on our smartphone. Welcome to our always-connected world, where we can jump from device to device seamlessly. Spotify knows what music we like, Netflix knows what we want to watch and Amazon knows what we want to watch.
As consumers, we expect everything straight away. New solutions are removing friction points and doing things quicker and more efficient. As a result, we are seeing a rise in expectation levels and increasingly becoming reluctant to accept anything less. How are companies rising to this challenge? And how are they making it easier to do business? These are just a few of the topics I enjoy exploring.
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In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.
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In 2017, I flew from the UK to Vegas to cover the Adobe Summit. As I took my seat in the 13,000 arena, Thorin Mcgee, Editor-in-Chief of Target Marketing sat next to me and we enjoyed a conversation and went our separate ways. In 2018, I flew to Nashville to cover to Marketing United event and took a seat in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Once again, Thorin Mcgee sat next to me and we decided that maybe the universe was telling us that we needed to work together.
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Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner who is best recognized for his roles on Star Trek, Boston Legal and T.J. Hooker was a joy to speak with. Elsewhere in the world of celebrity, Wendy Williams is best known for her long-running daytime Emmy-nominated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show.” However, there is no such thing as overnight success. Many conveniently forget about how she invested much of her life building a fan base throughout a 23-year career in radio.
In sport, I worked with Real Madrid FC and learned how they became the first sporting brand to reach 100 million likes on Facebook by using the influence of their players. In the world of F1 and Motorsport, I also spoke with the CEO of Motorsport about how they are handling the digital transformation of F1.
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I try to bring my articles to life by adding the subjects unique human voice. I do this by embedding a link to a podcast interview with the tech leaders that I feature on my columns.
From startups to tech behemoths, I try to feature people at every stage of their career to help bring value to both my readers and listeners.
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My Huffington Post articles are based on interviews with innovative startups, tech leaders, CEOs, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs.
Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” My columns and podcast aim to empower my followers to learn from those on a similar journey so they too can create their own path. A wealth of guests that cover every aspect of the startup scene discussing venture capital, technology startups, advice, and strategy, angel investors, bootstrapping, business ideas, co-founders, and crowdfunding.Take a Look
As a Tech Columnist and podcaster, I am on a quest to understand how technology is transforming both businesses and our lifestyle, but without the hype in my tech podcast. The Tech Blog Writer Podcast features diverse interviews with Startups, Tech Leaders, Thought Leaders, CEO’s, Solopreneurs, Disruptors, and Entrepreneurs. Guests share their success stories, experiences and invaluable advice about the latest tech trends affecting multiple industries.
Over the last 12 months, I have spoken with Capital One about being the first bank to embrace Amazon Echo. Meanwhile, as the digital transformation gathers pace, I have also recorded interviews with Adobe, Thomson Reuters, The Wyndham Hotel Group, and USA Today. Along the way, I have learned how it is also affecting sport and entertainment after enjoying conversations with Real Madrid, Motorsport.com, BBC America and Fender digital. I have also been incredibly fortunate to interview TV talk show host Wendy Williams and Star Trek’s William Shatner about how they are using technology on my podcast too.
However, my biggest passion is sharing real startup stories from all over the world so that others can learn from their valuable insights. The Tech Blog Writer Podcast currently has listeners in 155 countries. In the last 12 months alone, I have interviewed guests from the US, UK, Australia, China, Canada, Israel, Estonia, St Petersberg, Sweden, Ukraine, Greece, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and many more.Take a Look
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Over two million article views, thousands of shares and over 65,000 readers a month on the LinkedIn publishing platform.
In December 2015, Executive Editor at LinkedIn Daniel Roth announced the top 10 writers who inspired new ideas and sparked conversations throughout tech, finance, venture, media and beyond. The list was measured by the engagement and influence from their users content and Neil was unveiled as the #2 technology writer of the year.Take a Look
I have helped businesses, thought leaders, influencers, entrepreneurs, and technology experts across five continents to share their ideas through online content in clear and compelling way. My clients are confidential, but I can tell you that I have written for top speakers, futurists, Linked Influencers, and celebrities. There are also hundreds of articles written in my own name on TNW, INC and LinkedIn about how technology is transforming multiple industries.
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All the content on this website is my own and I do not accept guest posts. If need to reach me for anything else, please use the form below and I will aim to respond within 12 hours. If I am unable to assist, I will do my best to answer your questions, offer support or point you in the right direction of where to get the help you need.
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