About Rory Hodgson and LikeMindedMedia

Rory Hodgson

Rory Hodgson has been working as a consultant trading as LikeMindedMedia for over 10 years providing digital project management and online communications consultancy, primarily to the UK international development and charity sectors. With the completion of a number of web-based GIS mapping systems over the past couple of years he is now moving towards the delivery of specialist online mapping services.

Having started his digital communications career at the BBC way back in 2001 he has worked on numerous large and high-profile website builds for household names such as WaterAid and has delivered digital communications projects and services for a number of lesser known organisations such as Tourism Concern, Stakeholder Democracy Network and Peace Brigades International amongst others.

He holds a BA in communications and Media, a HND in Digital Media Production and an initial teaching qualification obtained while lecturing in web design at Aylesbury College in 2013.

Over the years Rory has worked with a wide array of content management systems, customer relations databases, email marketing systems, payment gateways, and bespoke systems and can successfully manage your digital projects from concept to delivery.

Skills and experience

Digital Project Management
Concepts, Needs assessments, Technical specifications, User requirements, User experience feedback, Testing, Revisions, Iterations, Test environments, Launches, Customer relations management, Content management, System redevelopment.

Project Management
Client management, Communications management, Budget management, Team management, Third party management, Progress management, Deadline management, Delivery management.

Web Development
Responsive code, Content management systems, Customer relations management, Content migration, Plugins, Troubleshooting, WordPress, CiviCRM, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, SQL.

Digital Communications and Marketing
Audiences, Purpose, Campaigns, Concepts, Design, Social media, Blogs, Email marketing, Direct marketing, Mailchimp, Google analytics, SEO, ROI monitoring.

Digital Mapping, Geographic Information Systems
Data sourcing, Web projections, Interactive maps, Satellite data, Remote sensing, Contextual layers, Mobile data gathering, Data insight, Data analysis, CartoDB, Mapbox, QGIS, SQL.

Research, Report Writing and Editorial
Proposals, Requirements, Assessments, Research, Reports, Editing, Sub editing, Articles, Press releases, Campaign materials, Desktop publishing.

Examples of projects

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.13.17 PMNigerian Gas Flare Tracker

Web based GIS remote sensing data visualisation and data analysis tool provided to Nigerian Government environmental regulators to help quantify the flaring of associated gas from oil wells. 6 month DfID funded project. Working with environmental regulatory GIS department. Project managed from concept to delivery including third party engagement. Completed November 2014.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.08.40 PMNigerian Oil Spill Monitor

Web based GIS data entry, visualisation and reporting system provided to Nigerian Government environmental regulators to help monitor oil spills. 2 year DfID funded project. Working with Nigerian field officers, government officials, and funders. Project managed from concept to delivery including third party engagement.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.10.18 PMNiger Delta Watch

Election monitoring and violence early warning system with GIS/database backbone provided to community election monitoring team in the Niger Delta during 2015 elections. MacArthur Foundation funded project. Deployment of Ushahidi platform. Coordinated prototype of violence early warning system based on social media noise. Project managed, delivered and supported including engagement with diverse local, national and international teams.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.09.33 PMStakeholder Democracy Network

Responsive wordpress website to promote all aspects of the work of the organisation. Web development, content management, team engagement, ongoing writing and sub editing.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.11.39 PMNiger Delta Legacy

Responsive wordpress website to report on the activities and outcomes of the Niger Delta Legacy engagement of 2014/15. USAID funded project. Web development, content management, project management, editorial team engagement, managing junior staff. Contains interactive timelines and maps to display data in innovative ways.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.12.48 PMBurylabs

Responsive wordpress website to promote the research work of the aquatic toxicology laboratories at King’s College London. Web development, editorial data structure, content management.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.13.50 PMThe Yoga Shed

Small, Stylish wordpress website to promote purpose built Yoga workshop space in Buckingham. Contact form and blog signup functionality.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.13.32 PMThe Redfield Centre

Small, functional wordpress website to promote local accommodation venue in Winslow, Buckinghamshire. Gallery, booking form and integrated google availability calendar.

Screenshot 2016-04-03 at 9.12.01 PMBBC Rivers and Coasts

A responsive educational website from way back (2001) when I worked at the BBC that is still used to this day. (Check the credits page to see my name). Web development, hand-coded HTML with table layout (glad we don’t do that anymore).