Darragh has 7 years experience working in new media and currently manages the technical and strategic development of Wildfire's online communities. He has a successful track record in online communities having managed and developed several multi award winning websites from project inception to completion including newgolfgti.co.uk, Volkswagen.co.uk.
He has developed online strategies for clients as diverse as the Guardian, the Irish times, Volkswagen, Kia, Channel 4, Adoption UK, The Environment Agency, Orange.
Writing, Film, Web 2.0, Peak oil, Rugby and Gardening
Ashley has extensive experience in the media industry having been divisional Managing Director for Rare Publishing (nee Brass Tacks) overseeing such accounts as Somerfield, Department of Trade & Industry, Gulf Air and RoyalMail. Subsequently, within his role as Commercial Director of Origin Publishing (the BBC's specialist publishing arm), he took responsibility for the custom publishing division working with clients including English Heritage, HMV (UK and Canada), Waterstone's, UGC Cinemas, Whittard of Chelsea and Oil & Vinegar.
Ashley has been an advocate of the APA (Association of Publishing Agencies) for many years, serving as a judge for the industry awards on several occasions. Prior to joining Wildfire, Ashley was General Manager of DAI Rubicon - a global publishing services company with offices in Australia, Singapore, Japan and New Zealand, he remains a non-executive director of the company.
Ashley is also the Deputy Chairman of the Periodical Publishers' Association interactive publishing arm - the PPAi.
Tennis, Cooking, AFL
I'm one of the Imagine site editors and you can usually find me updating the news section and the homepage with fantastic looking images. I also co-ordinate the online communities accross the Wildfire Portfolio.
Animation (Obviously) - current favourite 'A Town Called Panic'
Multimedia and web technologies
Anything with a guitar
Norwich City FC
I am the marketing manager for Wildfire Communications, a digital and print publisher. Wildfire publishes the Imagine Animation portfolio which includes; Imagine magazine, 2007 Imagine Animation Directory and www.imagineanimation.net.
Skiing, swimming, tennis and reading
Editor- Imagine Animation Directory 2007 AND 2008
Editor- Imagine Animation Directory 2007 and 2008