About Me

About

Robert Mills

Hi, I'm Robert Mills, a content and communications strategist based in the UK.

I’ve worked in content across my entire career, with a focus on digital since 2008. The golden threads through all my roles have been clear writing and understanding audiences.

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I'm a journalism graduate and experienced writer. I've been a data analyst in local government and an Audience Research Executive at the BBC.

I was agency-side for 8 years, managing client projects and working on their content strategies and content creation. I was also a Head of Content for a SaaS company, owning every stage of the content lifecycle.

I started Fourth Wall Content in 2021 to help organisations with their content challenges. I’ve worked with charities, local Government, public sector, the armed forces, the NHS and various research, UX and content agencies.

I'm a published author

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Above all else I consider myself a writer. In 2011 I wrote a design communication book for an independent publisher. I've since written for industry magazines and blogs including Smashing Magazine, UX Booth and Content Marketing Institute.

Clarity before brevity

Content Design London blog

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Content operations audits: why you need one and how to do it

Llibertat

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How to define a workflow that keeps content production on track

Content Marketing Institute

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Finding your tone of voice

Smashing Magazine

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I'm a podcast guest

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I'm lucky to have been a guest on a few content and UX podcasts. I've been able to share my experience and advice while chatting to amazing peers and industry leaders. Here are some of the podcasts I've been on.

Film, narrative codes and content

All Things Content

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Content Operations

The Content Strategy Podcast

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How to create content workflows

Content Lab

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Content strategy

Shop Talk Show

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I'm a public speaker

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I'm proud to have spoken about content at events in the USA, Spain, Denmark, Australia and across the UK. I've taken the stage at Confab, ContentEd, Lavacon Conf, HighEdWeb, Utterly Content and more.

Understanding the what and the why behind everything we communicate

Utterly Content

Online

Upcoming

January 1, 2022

The importance of effective communication for successful delivery

Homes England

Online

Upcoming

January 1, 2022

How can content people show their value?

Crocstar Content Community

Online

Upcoming

January 1, 2021

The content lifecycle

NUX Manchester

Upcoming

February 1, 2016

I tried to recruit Rob to work for my company for something like a decade, so I’m thrilled to now call Fourth Wall Content a key partner at Brain Traffic. Rob’s multifaceted skillset, calm demeanor, and brilliant work product never cease to amaze me.

Kristina Halvorson

Brain Traffic

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If you have a content challenge or project you'd like help with, please get in touch.

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