Nichola Phillips De Montfort University, UK
is Associate Professor, Marketing at De Montfort University. Nichola has developed and delivered a wide range of marketing communications modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also served as Marketing Subject Leader. Nichola read Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford before pursuing a career in Public Relations management, latterly as Divisional Director at the RED Consultancy, London. Nichola’s particular interest in digital marketing and social media stems from her work, both agency and client-side, for Microsoft’s MSN network of internet sites and services. Current research interests include digital and transitional identities and the form and function of online consumption narratives.