Name: Sarah Brownrigg
Company: Administrator of "I know this great little place in Newcastle"
Marketing consultant Sarah Brownrigg fell in love with Newcastle as a university student and that passion has translated into one of the city’s most popular facebook pages - I know this great little place in Newcastle ( https://www.facebook.com/greatlittleplacenewcastle ).
Both Sarah and the facebook page have been nominated in The Journal’s search to find the North East Most Influential People on Social Media.
Sarah, who is originally from Cumbria and works for marketing agency NB Group in Gateshead, wasn’t the founder of ‘a great little place’ but took over its administration in February and since then has the page grown the page from 5,000 likes to more than 15,000.
She said she took on the voluntary role to satisfy her passion for Newcastle and her obsession with social media and puts its popularity down to the fact it is driven by the people.
She said: “I think the page is so popular as the recommendations come straight from the people of Newcastle. We try to highlight the lesser known places that may not be so well promoted in the region.
“If there’s a great little place that’s been recommended a few times on the page I’ll try and check it out myself and write a little review. The content is posted purely for interest to the community and not from a business promoting point of view.”
Sarah’s online popularity isn’t just restricted to ‘a great little place’. Her Twitter handle @brownowl2410 has won her several nominations in the NEtwitterati for her chatty and sociable updates.
Sarah’s top five recommendations are:
Brocksbushes Farm - @brocksbushes
Get Into Newcastle NE1 - @NewcastleNE1
Capital FM - @BodgMattandJoJo
Northumbria Police - @NorthumbriaPol
The Crack - @the_Crack