Engaging written & audio content.

Tech columnist and

podcaster working with

international thought leaders & businesses.

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 columns at Tech HQ, Inc, and The Next Web.

In 2015, I was 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“ and I also received a “LinkedIn Top Voice Award,” for being the #2 technology writer of the year on the entire LinkedIn platform.

In 2016, I launched my ghostwriting and blogging services. One of my clients went on to win a LinkedIn Top Voice Award. It was time for me to leave my IT management role behind and answer my true calling. 

Here in 2019, I help businesses and thought leaders with their business blogs and thought leadership content. I also offer podcast production services and travel the world covering tech events for my daily tech podcast. My motto is technology works best when it brings people together.

Neil’s Tech Columns

Portfolio

Tech HQ

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TechHQ is a website that covers trends, opinion, insights, and analysis around enterprise and technology from around the world. In-depth features and analyses from experienced and reputed writers and bloggers provide cultural insights, alongside daily news and stories.

Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

The Next Web

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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.

Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

INC. Magazine Columnist

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Author of “Tomorrow’s Tech” on his column at Inc. Neil wrote over 70 articles focusing on technology, innovation and new startups.

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.

Today, I am fully subscribed to the TargetMarketing ethos which is all about the ideas, people and technologies transforming marketing.

Examples:

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.

I have also spoken with leaders at Adobe, Sony, IBM Watson, Capital One, Thomson Reuters, USA Today, BBC America, SAP, ZTE, Fender Digital, and former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

Target Marketing

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TargetMarketing is on a mission to be an independent voice on the forefront of ideas and technologies driving measurable success across industries, while sharing the inspiring stories of people and companies who implement marketing innovations. As a writer that is fascinated, curious and intrigued by how technology is transforming the entire industry, and signed up to write for the team after experiencing a case of serendipity.

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.

Today, I am fully subscribed to the TargetMarketing ethos which is all about the ideas, people and technologies transforming marketing.

Authority Magazine

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Authority Magazine is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable. We believe that good stories should feel beautiful to the mind, heart, and eyes. My tech columns and podcast interviews have given me access to some of the biggest names both on and off screen. Many of my best interviews can be found on Authority Magazine.

Examples:

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.

I have also spoken with leaders at Adobe, Sony, IBM Watson, Capital One, Thomson Reuters, USA Today, BBC America, SAP, ZTE, Fender Digital, and former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

The Huffington Post

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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.
Examples:

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.

I have also spoken with leaders at Adobe, Sony, IBM Watson, Capital One, Thomson Reuters, USA Today, BBC America, SAP, ZTE, Fender Digital, and former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

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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.

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.

Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

The Richest

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TheRichest is an online magazine that pitches itself as the world’s leading source of intriguing content surrounding celebrities, money, global events, society, pop culture and sports. A number of blog posts for TheRichest.com that generated over one million views.

Neil submitted a small number of blog posts that generated over one million views.
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.

Today, I am fully subscribed to the TargetMarketing ethos which is all about the ideas, people and technologies transforming marketing.

Linkedin Pulse Success

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Over two million article views, thousands of shares and over 65,000 readers a month on the LinkedIn publishing platform.

“Top 9 Influential Tech Leaders on LinkedIn” by CIO Magazine and ZDNet included Neil on their list of “You need to follow these 20 big tech thinkers right now”

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.

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.
Examples:

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.

I have also spoken with leaders at Adobe, Sony, IBM Watson, Capital One, Thomson Reuters, USA Today, BBC America, SAP, ZTE, Fender Digital, and former Apple CEO John Sculley.
Tech HQ also focuses on the way growing enterprises use technology to grow and prosper. The online publication is written for innovators, entrepreneurs, business managers, channel partners, and changemakers who are passionate about technology and turning ideas into solutions.

In November 2018, I signed up to produce a weekly column on the up and coming tech magazine.

Neil's enthusiasm for New technology and how business can derive value from new products/services is outstanding. This coupled with his drive and determination to succeed means he constantly deliver excellents levels of service to customers. His ability to put convey complex technical details to non techies at all levels in punchy, meaningful, understandable terms makes him an incredibly valuable asset. His only downfall is that he supports Derby County and it seems there isn't a technical fix for this problem 🙂

Lee DaviesIT Consultant

Neil Hughes is a rare breed in the online world. He is a man who bridges the gap between knowledge, expertise and personal charm better than anyone that I have had the privilege to get to know. Through my podcast, and his own we have connected and formed a very close friendship, and this would never have occured without his willingness to give 100% to every interaction. For anyone who is interested in writing, tech, ghostwriting, or being a top person then connect with Neil. You won't ever look back.

David RalphHost of Join-Up Dots Podcast

Neil is a consummate professional with endless knowledge in the tech space. Able to identify the latest trends and technologies that will disrupt and change things for the better. Being interviewed by Neil was an absolute pleasure, and his line of questions were detailed, informed and useful. His prolific insights are a delight to listen to. more of the same, please.

Nicholas James RumbleFounder & CEO at Curaizon Ltd
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