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448 Studio’s core mission is to share knowledge and empower people to learn how to use social and digital media effectively.

We offer social media workshops, training and consultancy that supports the public sector and higher education. 


Our passion is working with research and academic groups to ensure they have all the tools and confidence to share their research and knowledge effectively. Social media channels are so saturated with information that it can be really challenging to break through it all.


We believe now more than ever, that sharing of accurate information and global networking is crucial. That’s why we’ve developed a full support programme and academic network created just for those in research and education.

448 Studio’s services don't end with workshops and training. We also run a 24hr global online conference for the education sector called All Day All Night, which we run on our very own virtual event platform Forumm. We’re a full service social and digital media support company with education and learning at our core!

Who We Are
Who We Are

Dan launched 448 Studio in 2018. He specialises in developing solutions and bespoke workshops for people and businesses who want to up-skill and connect with their audiences through social media.

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Daniel Marrable

Founder & CEO

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With over 15 years experience of developing and managing academic and cultural heritage digital projects, Hilary oversees our academic support programme. She leads our social media workshops and develops our academic curriculum. 

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Hilary Young 

Director of Partnerships

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David brings a wealth of marketing and brand experience to the team, having managed multi-regional campaigns for companies ranging from independent e-commerce retailers to global conglomerates. He oversees all 448 and Forumm marketing and brand strategy.

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David Cowan

Director of Marketing and Sales


A graduate in Computer Science, Murray brings with him project management and operations experience. Murray's responsibilities include managing the various Forumm events, web development, and most recently, sales.

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Murray Beattie

Project and Product Manager

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The newest addition to the team, Paul joined 448 Studio in February 2023. Experienced in both front-end and back-end, Paul is able to design and develop a range of systems.

Paul Pirie

Full Stack Developer

What People Say
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What People Say

"Dan’s contribution in developing our approach to social media was simply outstanding. His depth of understanding, clarity of thought and very personable approach with a wide group of internal stakeholders was instrumental in helping us make a step change in our strategic thinking and tactical approach to our social media presence."

Professor James A. Miller

PhD, MBA, BSc (Hons), RGN, FRSM

Deputy Vice Chancellor - Glasgow Caledonian University

"Dan, I salute you. You helped me make sense of the alien planet that is Instagram. My children still think I am a total embarrassment but it wouldn’t be fair to ask you to solve every issue in my life. 
I even sort of enjoy it now and that, believe me, is a major triumph ."

Kaye Adams

Loose Women Panelist (ITV) and Radio Broadcaster


"Dan’s work on refreshing our social media strategy has been of great value. We now have new social media guidance and resources, and we're able to offer workshops across a range of themes from strategy to content creation. Thanks Dan for all your hard work on this project!"

Jemma Cole

Senior Social Media Officer, Cardiff University

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