About

We bring big agency experience with cost-effective freelancer flexibility. So we can ensure the right blend of strategic weight plus creative agility to make the most of anyone’s budget.

The Difference Engine team has many years of experience in the strategy and the hustle of marketing, communications, PR, digital, insight, entrepreneurship, business development and data & operations. We’ve worked for a range of global brands and small start-ups across many sectors including tech, web, mobile, IT, financial services, construction and public sector.

Who are the Directors?

Jane Franklin

Jane Franklin
Jane Franklin, Co-Founder and Managing Director

…is a client director and co-founder of Difference Engine. She works with clients on marketing strategy and hustle. Effective marketing starts and ends with customer understanding.

Getting cut through is all about the customer – who they are, where they are and what they want.

Jane has deep experience in communications, inbound and outbound marketing for a range of organisations from Microsoft and OS to the Greater London Authority and NFU Mutual and many others in between.

Should anyone ever want to bribe Jane, she has a number of exploitable weaknesses. Focusing on a mixture of rock, comedy, cheese and cider will probably do the trick.

Sarah Green

Sarah Green, Co-Founder and Commercial Director

…is a client director and co-founder. She brings business development, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and strategy to the Difference Engine party.

After starting out in exhibitions and conferences, Sarah moved into digital in 2000, before branching out as an entrepreneur. Since 2003 she has been instrumental in launching six companies and successfully selling two.

Sarah’s into all things tech, especially if there is a community building element to it. She says she loves something tricky to get her mind whirring.

Sarah loves being outside and battling the elements using anything to make her go faster… biking, skiing or running. Anything that will makes her heart race; and when she isn’t gathering friends & family together for an adventure on the wild side, you will find her tinkering in the kitchen having adventures in food (and wine) and then having a well earned sit down.

Sarah Bradbury

Sarah Bradbury, Operations Director

…is a client director and our Operations Director. After studying languages at Cambridge and then living abroad Sarah settled in London. While studying for her MBA she became passionate about all things business strategy and operations.

Marketing and related tech is a big fascination! Sarah’s fond of working out how things can be done more quickly and efficiently. And then unearthing brilliant new systems and tech to assist. Sarah loves working with local organisations – particularly those close to her hometown of Winchester.

Other than Difference Engine – wine, cheese, all things 80s, a busy family and home renovation projects keep Sarah excited and occupied.

Niall O’Malley

Niall O’Malley, Digital Director

…is our Digital Director – developing digital strategies to drive leads through PPC and search-led content. He also generates content, manage influencer relations and online advertising to support these campaigns.

For Sony, EDF and Mimecast he focussed on issues management, defining social media strategy and campaigns.

Previously, he worked for international PR and digital agencies holding positions up to Board Director and managing key client relationships with brands such as ARM, Diageo, Philips and Ferrero.