Emma Gannon
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Emma is a digital journalist and social media strategist living in London. Girl Lost In The City is Emma's popular lifestyle blog, recently selected by More! magazine in their top 10 favourite blogs and shortlisted for a 2012 Cosmopolitan Blog Award. Emma enjoys writing for Huffington Post and Hello Giggles and has written for many other publications such as Stylist and Made in Shoreditch magazine.

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Entries by Emma Gannon

Why the Personality of the CEO Has Never Been So Important for Brands

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2013 | (00:13)

There is something seriously wrong with the world when brands are openly out to get you. Marketing itself has often been slated, most famously by Bill Hicks who openly ranted that marketing types "are filling the world with violent garbage and should probably kill themselves". Marketing is about...

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Is it Okay if Our Definitions of Feminism Aren't 100% the Same?

(25) Comments | Posted 8 January 2013 | (23:00)

I have been meaning to write this for a while now. There was only one thing holding me back: in all honesty, mentioning the F-word was starting to frighten me.

Why was a word that was meant to encapsulate freedom and empowerment slowly becoming an intimidating one, making me step...

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I Need an Idea, Now

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2012 | (19:00)

In today's media world, everyone is expected to be an 'ideas person'. If you are not prepared to bring a number of intelligent ideas to the table, you cannot expect to work successfully in a creative job. Well, not for long anyway. Creativity and originality all stem from having unique...

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Writer's Corner: Aita Ighodaro Discusses New Novel

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (12:44)

You know the types of books that you pack in your suitcase, itching to start reading before your holiday begins but you know you should wait until you can fully immerse yourself? The books that make you excited to be away from home, to climb into the hazy heads of...

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Team GB Win the Social Media Olympics

(0) Comments | Posted 4 September 2012 | (11:02)

Everyone and anyone could follow this year's Olympic Games and get real-time updates at any time via a smartphone or digital TV. Of course previous Olympics had always been a curated experience via TV, radio and online where broadcasters controlled what was streamed and what viewers would see around the...

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Interviewing Alesha Dixon About Team GB and What We Can Learn From This Year's Olympic Games

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2012 | (00:00)

The atmosphere at Team GB House was electric. Security teams were in full force with rumours bubbling that a certain Prince Harry about to make an appearance. Champagne glasses were clinking, people were hugging, everyone was bursting with pride but also starting to look a little weary from what has...

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Women's Beach Volley Ball: Sex, Hugs and Rock & Roll

(3) Comments | Posted 3 August 2012 | (11:25)

Day 5. Women's Beach Volleyball. The feminist side of my brain was egging me on to complain before I even arrived. I was about to sit through three hours of a male dominated audience ogling at toned women bending over in their ready position. The fantasy of perving on big...

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Model Behaviour: Melissa Stetten Opens Up About Modelling, the Media and How Twitter Has Ruined Cheating for Men

(2) Comments | Posted 12 July 2012 | (00:00)

I've been following Melissa Stetten's blog for a while now. I think it's the first of its kind. When have you ever heard a model being blunt and honest about the drawbacks of such a seemingly glamorous lifestyle? Do models have insecurities? The answer is yes. And Melissa...

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Career Chat: Phil Stocker Talks About Life As A Producer At BBC Radio 1

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2012 | (15:07)

It's that time again to talk careers. This time, I'm focusing on the radio industry, asking questions about daily life in the studio, work experience and the best bits of the job. My guest today is Phil Stocker who works at Radio 1 for the Fearne Cotton show.

EG:...

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Career Chat: How to Launch Your Own Online Fashion Magazine

(0) Comments | Posted 7 June 2012 | (17:17)

This week I chatted to Hannah Rouch who started her career in fashion and beauty journalism at The Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine. She then went onto become the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Red Online. In October 2011 she launched her own online site StyleNest.

EG: Can you...

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Career Chat: Want A Career in Television? Channel 4's Colin Shares His Advice

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2012 | (17:05)

Here's another official interview as part of my 'Career Chat' series. This week I am pleased to be interviewing Colin Campbell-Austin, Channel 4's People Development Manager. Here's some great pieces of advice for how you can kick-start your dream career in television.

EG: Hi Colin. Tell us a bit about...

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Music To Our Ears: Tastebuds New Spotify App Makes Online Dating Easier

(1) Comments | Posted 10 May 2012 | (12:28)

Whether we like it or not, there is still a social stigma attached to online dating. It's something people feel slightly apprehensive about, maybe because they're often unsure of the correct 'internetiquette' of how to go about it properly. Even if people are regular, confident online-daters, it appears it's still...

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Career Chat: ELLE's Ben Cooper Shares his Editorial Advice

(0) Comments | Posted 3 May 2012 | (01:34)

Welcome to my new feature 'Career Chat' where I will be grabbing industry professionals for a coffee and a chinwag (or a quick email) about how to bag that dream job. I'll be picking their brains on what it takes to climb the ladder of success and how to stand...

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Want to Write for Glossy Magazines? Grace Timothy Shares Her Advice

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2012 | (21:42)

Being an ex-English Literature student who can remember that stunned 'what now?' feeling as soon as the graduations robes were off, I thought back to what it felt like to not have anyone tell you how to get that dream job. With that in mind, I decided to ask Grace...

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Dieting: Is It Really Ever Our Own Idea?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2012 | (22:46)

When I say the word 'diet' I desperately want to believe that is a word that symbolises an act of personal freewill, a word that is conjured up freely and solely by me. When I recently read up about the 'Ditching Dieting' campaign, it never properly struck me that there...

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Why We Should Stop Buying Clothes We Don't Need

(3) Comments | Posted 4 January 2012 | (12:18)

I have a confession, and this is it: I buy too many clothes. I will also admit that more often than not, I will buy lots of cheap clothes in one foul credit-crunching swoop. I will also buy something just because it's on sale. And yes, this means that sometimes...

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Cyber Christmas: Does The High Street Stand A Chance?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 December 2011 | (20:35)

When was the last time you visited the high street, and when was the last time you actually enjoyed the experience?

It only takes one episode of Mary Portas: Queen of Shops to bitterly inject with me with memories of the times I have sweated along Oxford Street only to...

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Where Does Creativity Come From?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2011 | (23:44)

It is widely and quite bluntly presumed that you are either creative, or you are not. To one person a lamppost can be the inspiration behind a thriller crime-scene novel set on that particular street-lit corner; and to some one else, it might just be a lamppost.

If someone sits...

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Not In My Backyard, Not In Anyone's Backyard

(1) Comments | Posted 9 November 2011 | (16:48)

One of my friends spends a lot of time in Rome. She (Sophia) is also known amongst our friendship group for bursting into energetic Italian in mid conversation. When she mentioned recently that I check out an Italian documentary she's been helping to work on, I politely agreed to watch...

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Interviewing The Frenemy: A Blog That is Funny but Not "Fabulous"

(0) Comments | Posted 26 October 2011 | (09:28)

I'm excited because today I got to interview one of my all-time favourite bloggers: The Frenemy. Being a manic-scroller-double-clicker and only truly comfortable speaking in 140 characters at a time, I usually scan blogs, but rarely properlyread them. However, when the perfect Hollywood stories of the really-rich-and-really-famous in Elle and...

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