About Me

Hi I’m Mike Essex, an Online Marketing Manager who has been quoted in TIME, The Guardian, the BBC and more.

I’m also the author of four books, including the Tethered Twins trilogy of dystopian fiction and the Free Stuff Everyday guide on how to get freebies.

I once convinced 500 companies to send me products for free simply by asking nicely. I chronicled these products on Blagman.co.uk and my proudest freebie was getting my entire Christmas for free, including a Christmas tree, food, and presents.

I also love speaking at conferences and have spoken across the UK about a wealth of marketing topics. You’ll frequently see me on the conference circuit either attending or speaking.

My work for Koozai has helped them win the UK Search Award for best blog along with the DADI and Transform Awards for their new website.

I regularly blog about marketing and writing on this blog and am happy to speak with anyone so please get in touch.

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My Policy

Every product on this site has been received for free, and given to me by the product manufacturer or their associated PR organisation in return for a review.

I have no other personal or business association with these companies, and all reviews are written truthfully and based on my own experience. If I hate a product I will say so (and have done on many occasions!).