“Mike Rampton is that rare godsend of a writer who’s able to make you care about any subject you give him, no matter how trivial it might seem at first glance. With an enviable knack for getting under the skin of a topic, his work is consistently funny, engaging and far smarter than it has any right to be. I’m threatened enough by his level of talent that I’ve considered having him assassinated, but frankly he’s far too useful so I’m just having to learn to live with it.”Nick Leftley, Director of Branded Content, Dollar Shave Club
“We were lucky to find Mike and his brilliant and novel way of thinking about content. He has produced some of our best performing articles since working with us—taking the taboo topic of sex with a spitting and sharp and informative tone—making myself and our audience cling to his words.”
Lily Sullivan, Head of Brand, Maude
“Mike is a top rate and versatile writer – but for useful, tone rich, and laugh out loud funny copy he’s hands down the very best.”Joe Barnes, Founder, Uncanny Valley
In addition to my branded content work, I am an experienced journalist and author. I have spent nearly two decades creating funny, fascinating material for various outlets including Vice, the Guardian, MEL Magazine, Mental Floss, HuffPost, ShortList, Esquire, GQ, Metro, the i paper and many more. There’s more about my journalism here.
My first book, a collection of children’s games called Open in Case Of Emergency, came out in 2020. There’s No Such Thing As A Silly Question: 213 Weird and Wonderful Questions About the World, Expertly Answered!, written by me and illustrated by Guilherme Karsten, will be published in October 2024 in the UK and October 2025 in North America as part of a newly-announced partnership between Nosy Crow and the University of Cambridge.
I live in a village near Cambridge with my wife and daughter. One day I will create a dressing gown company called “That’s My Name”, with the slogan “Don’t wear it out!”