Marcus is a specialist in Open Source web technologies and their use in the charitable and cultural sectors, and within creative businesses.
An experienced web integrator, marketer, trainer and project manager, with a background in the cultural and not-for-profit sector since 1995, Marcus is passionate about creating engaging and interactive online content. He specialises in WordPress Content Management System and associated technologies.
Marcus was one of the first to introduce online ticketing to London’s West End in the mid 1990s while Marketing Director of the Bloomsbury Theatre, and is a former Broadband Britain Champion for his web development work with the cultural sector.
Between 2003 and 2005, Marcus project managed a £250,000 project to develop an online ticketing service for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Booth quickly achieved all projected client adoption and income targets set. As a result, Marcus was adviser to the Scottish Government’s National Box Office Scoping Group in 2007.
Marcus has spoken on web development at conferences for the Scottish Arts Council and the Arts Council of Wales, and currently oversees web development for Creative Scotland’s national digital Amb:IT:ion project.
Marcus runs the weekly Open Source CMS Breakfast in Edinburgh, a discussion group for Open Source web developers.