Social Media Talent & A Slightly Outnumbered Father of 4 Daughters.
Simon burst onto the social media scene as ‘Father of Daughters’ in February 2016, after the arrival of 2 new additions to his family – which now consists 5 women, 1 lone man and 2 sausage dogs.
Having long been a bystander in the social media game, Simon became aware of the lack of fathers taking up the online gauntlet and sharing their lives – something mothers have been doing for years. Simon wanted to lift the lid on what it’s like to be a modern dad (after all, they do make up 50% of the parenting team) in an authentic, funny and unique way to reassure other parents that everyone has the same problems and issues – you are not alone in this struggle that we call life with children.
Simon decided to stop taking the pictures and start being in them.
Since starting his Instagram account (@Father_of_Daughters), Simon has been providing daily content, ranging from his humorous take on his day to day life being outnumbered by girls and children, through to insights and guidance on parenting across all his social media platforms and sharing photos and videos of his life. He uses his sharp sense of humour, coupled with a creative use of real life and honest images, to engage with his audience and generate discussion and comment.
Simon’s followers increase by a brilliant 1 to 2 thousand a week and whilst his main following is in the UK, he has substantial numbers in Australia, the US, the Middle East and Continental Europe.
Simon has been featured in Marie Claire UK, Grazia, The Times, The Evening standard and on EllenNation amongst many other online publications. He also talks on panels for the likes of Stylist Live and Facebook.
Simon is a Global Operations Director for a consultancy firm based in London. His first book, Forever Outnumbered: Tales of Our Family Life was published in May 2018 by Coronet.
Date: 2018Production (role): Forever Outnumbered - Tales of our family lifeCompany: Coronet Books