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Mike Shaw


Mike Shaw is Direct Line's digital editor. He's run magazines, newspapers and websites, and occasionally talks on the radio. His writing has appeared in lots of places, including the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian and The Sun.

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    Ben Cooper

    Over the last seven years Ben has been an editor on music magazines and worked as a freelance journalist. Now plying his trade as a copywriter, he’s worked on major brands such as Samsung, Nectar and Plan UK.

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    Chris Lee

    Chris Lee is an SEO and digital marketing expert, and was recently Direct Line's social media deputy editor, working across all products and campaigns.

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    Gary Andrews

    Gary Andrews is Direct Line's social media editor. Formerly of the BBC and ITV, he's a regular contributor to marketing and sport publications.

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    Helen Jones

    Helen Jones is a journalist and copywriter with more than 12 years’ experience. She’s written articles, ad campaigns and pretty much everything in between for companies including Vodafone, Three and Sky.

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    James Anthony

    James Anthony is Direct Line's social media deputy editor. As an ex-journalist and social media consultant, he has worked with a wide variety of companies from the Guardian to a tattoo shop and the Welsh Government.

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    James Foxall

    James Foxall is an award-winning motoring journalist with 23 years’ experience on national publications. He currently writes a popular consumer column for Daily Telegraph Cars and has also worked for the News of the World, Daily Express, Daily Star, and Auto Express.

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    James Mills

    James Mills is a motoring journalist and former magazine editor at BBC Top Gear and Auto Express. He has scooped, reported on and reviewed most new cars of the past 20 years, and currently contributes to the Driving section of The Sunday Times.

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    Melanie Wright

    Melanie Wright is an award-winning journalist. A former Deputy Editor of The Daily Telegraph's Your Money, she also wrote Sunday Mirror’s Money section for more than a decade. She contributes regularly to national newspapers, magazines and websites and is a regular on TV and radio, including BBC and ITN News.

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    Paul Horsman

    Paul began his career as a scriptwriter for a holiday channel at Sky TV, where he developed a thirst for travelling. Having taken some time out to explore more of the world, he has since created content for a variety of industries, brands and projects.

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    Rachel Greene-Taylor

    Rachel Greene-Taylor studied English at UEA and joined the Direct Line digital team just under a year ago as a copywriter. She’s working towards a CIM diploma in digital marketing, and recently completed a creative writing course at Curtis Brown Creative.

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