Umar has worked with several local, national and global media organisations during his career, which you can view some of his work by clicking the links below:
Umar is passionate about writing and producing content around consumer and enterprise technology, data journalism, local news, the media industry and business.
Here are a few links to his work being published on different digital newspaper/magazine websites which you can check out below:
Stockholm Data Parks announces three new facilities – 12/11/2019
Computer Business Review
GitHub Sold for $7.5 Billion in Microsoft Stock – 04/06/2018
5 Reasons to be Excited about the Huawei P20 – 31/03/2018
What Will 5G mean for Broadband and Mobile Users? – 22/03/2018
MINI announces crews for 2017 Dakar Rally – 10/11/2016
Osian Pryce: “Luckily it all came along in the end” – 02/11/2016
Mixed fortunes for ABT Schaeffler in Buenos Aires – 07/02/2016
F1 teams and bosses agree engine cost reductions – 20/01/2016
Pirelli’s Tyreless Debate for 2017 – 12/01/2016
Digbeth is Good
Today’s HS2 Event – 29/09/2015
The Irish World
Sean McDermotts cruise past St Barnabas – 15/04/2015
Warwickshire off to flying start – 22/03/2015
Data Journalism and Tableau
For more than a few years, Umar has used data journalism tools such as Tableau, R and SQL to create data visualisations and dashboards that make an impact and help make sense of the stories he is telling and communicating.
You can view his Tableau Public profile, and feel free to have a look at some of the visualisations he has created below.
PR, Marketing and Content Creation
Alongside his journalism and data visualisation work, Umar has also worked in the public relations and marketing industries through working with Birmingham City University as a Student Ambassador and Level Up Mentor for all three years of his university degree.
Most recently during the end of 2018 to the start of 2019, Umar worked with Birmingham-based content marketing agency HDY Agency. Immediately, he worked on a number of high-profile projects and client briefs, including planning and organising the agency’s first media briefing with the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street.
Umar’s writing skills were also put to good use as he produced client copy for one of the agency’s clients National Express on Christmas pantomimes for the family to visit across the UK in 2018. Also, he has written blog posts for HDY’s in-house blog around current and emerging content marketing trends such as chatbots and messenger marketing.
You can view some of Umar’s PR, marketing and content creation work below:
10 best UK Christmas Pantomimes 2018 – National Express
How Do You Utilise Chatbots for Messenger Marketing? – HDY Agency Blog
Is It Possible to Socialise & Amplify An Exclusive Event? – HDY Agency Blog