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I'm Charlie Thornton

An enthusiastic digital marketer from Haywards Heath in Sussex. I'm passionate about search engine optimisation, paid media and social media marketing. I have experience managing campaigns from planning through to execution, tracking results as they happen. I work at iCrossing digital marketing agency in Brighton where i help brands like Barclays, L'Oreal and White Stuff increase their visibility in Search Engines like Google and Bing. 

In my spare time i provide voluntary SEO and marketing consultancy to small businesses in the mid Sussex area. Doing this allows me to build my skill set in a local environment and give me a chance to run campaigns where i can make a real difference. This is because a lot of smaller businesses simply cannot afford to hire a professional who knows how to optimise their web presence appropriately.  You can check out some of my work or read my CV to find out a bit more about what i do.

When i'm not working my main interests are writing science fiction, completing video games, practicing my beer pong skills and playing table tennis. One of the reasons this site exists is so i could make some of my more complete creative works available to read here. This includes my work-in-progress sci-fi novel Empyrean Lance. If you enjoy your sci-fi with huge, corrupt super-cities, sand pirates, sentient spacehips and an ancient cult's curious galaxy spanning quest, this could be for you.

Charlie Thornton and Emma Martin

What you'll find on this site


I'm an SEO Analyst at iCrossing digital marketing agency in Brighton. Before that i worked at Fresh Egg (also a digital marketing agency) in Worthing. I have experience in monthly visibility monitoring, technical and backlink audits, keyword research, site migrations and more. The CV you can find here  will always be the most up to date snapshot of my accomplishments and experience.

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My Creative Writing

I've been writing stuff when the moment strikes me for over ten years. As a result i have a rather large corpus of various creative writing tidbits. The vast majority of these will likely never see the light of day, but some of the more complete works are available to read here. This includes everything from my full blown science fiction novel, Empyrean Lance to short stories,  blog pieces, my bucket list and eventually my manifesto. 

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My Current Projects

As well as building and optimizing my own website, i'm working with two local Sussex businesses to grow their online presence. One of them is Strawberry Vibes, a Burgess Hill fitness studio. The other is Sara Goodwin Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga, a Maresfield fitness instructor. My services include a bespoke WordPress site, full Google and Bing analytics set up and ongoing SEO consultancy. 

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