The Top Social Media Scotland Ranker

Since 2007 my personal website has been the top ranked for Social Media Scotland.

Infer from that what you will.

Of course ranking has nothing to do with social media skill, and nor is social media the same now as it was before the iPhone launched, but yet here you are, and so am I.

Ranking and social media are also only small parts of the larger pictures I’ve been painting across the last 2 decades.

I am based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and work for clients nationally and beyond.

For the last 20 plus years I worked across traditional and digital media, in a range of industries, for an eclectic mix of brands.

My work has pretty much defined me for 20 years, so it’s a good job I enjoy it. However, as this is my personal website, I thought the latest refresh should reflect more than just “social media Scotland”, “digital marketing”, and “brand strategy”.

If you’ve found this site because of any of the above, you’d do well to check out my company helleau®. I want this site to be more about me the person than me the business, after all, my business is now no longer just me.

Short and simple® (yes, Dave, I registered it) there’s a lot more to me than social media Scotland, so this site needed a refresh.

Enough about social media Scotland, here’s more interesting stuff…

neurodivergent Speaker

I was diagnosed as Aspergers (a form of autism) aged 37, in 2012. It’s not an excuse for anything, but it is a reason for a lot.

Advocate for integration and acceptance, and speaker on brand, marketing, and social media – in Scotland and beyond.


I love building things with plywood, it gives me balance away from social media and other digital pursuits.

I’ve never taken a commission, but am not against it.


I developed an addiction to vinyl, as in music, in the late 1990s.

If you like soul and funk, I can be encouraged to play my records for your dancing feet.


I did my first ever 5 minute stand-up comedy set on 4th December 2022.

People laughed.

It’s addictive and I have done a lot more since.


Mmmmm, salty goodness.

I make condiments from salts and spices, they’re tasty, if you ask nicely maybe you can get a gramme or two.


I try to be fully aware of my privilege, and an ally to those who are less privileged.