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Ed is the General Manager of Snap Inc in The UK.
Prior to working at Snapchat, he was UK Sales Manager and then Director of Agency Partnerships at Facebook.
While at Facebook, Ed spearheaded the social giant’s ‘Blueprint’ scheme, during which it ran sessions with media shops, including Havas and Publicis, to teach them about how Facebook’s features could help build a holistic media plan.
Matt is a freelance social and digital media consultant. Previous clients include BBC, ITV, United Nations, International Red Cross. Prior to working as a consultant, Matt was Director of Social Media at global technology news and events company The Next Web (TNW) and a digital communications expert for the UK Government. While at TNW, Matt was responsible for creating and implementing its editorial social media strategy to engage with a global audience of over 10 million readers, and 5 million social followers.
Matt frequently appears on BBC News (TV/Radio), Sky News, NBC Europe and other channels as a social media industry commentator.
Beckii has been creating content online since 2007.
At the age of 13, she went viral in Japan, which lead to a career as an idol in her early teens, and a documentary on the BBC.
Having joined an agency in 2016, and growing her expertise of both the Brand and the Creator perspective within influencer marketing, she has now co-founded a boutique influencer marketing specialist company, Pepper Studio.
Working across a variety of sectors, Beckii’s primary mission is to help the authentic perspective of the Creator be heard throughout the Influencer Marketing industry.
Daniel is an award winning media, social and content strategist for brands and organisations including Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Nickelodeon, Egmont Magazines, Immediate Media, Vodafone, University of Greenwich and many more. With over 5 years experience in the industry, Daniel has become an expert in creating, producing, marketing and distributing youth and parenting content across social platforms. This includes everything from paid, organic, influencer, video and brand partnerships working at both larger and independent agencies with a range of campaign budgets.
Drum Digital Marketing Awards Europe (2019): Runner-up for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
Drum Content Awards (2018): Runner-up for Pre-Conception Campaign by Tommy’s
Emmy McCarthy is a community leadership strategist, international speaker and the founder of not-for-profit community organisation, Amsterdam Mamas. She has been building communities across Europe since Y2K.
Emmy sees patterns where others see chaos. She uses those patterns to connect the dots and develop strengths-based solutions which grow communities, foster connection and help organisations thrive. Emmy believes that communities will save the world.
She believes that we all possess the ability to gather people together in a way that facilitates change and that technology can be a powerful force for good when used with integrity.
Born in London, raised in Essex, and having lived in five countries, Emmy currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with her husband and son.
Kirstie is a freelance social media and digital marketer based in Brum. She splits her time between lecturing at Birmingham City University on the BA(Hons) Digital Marketing and Future Media Post Graduate degrees, working with a number of local, national and international B2C brands and running Social Circle events and training sessions.
Vicky is a 21 year old content creator on TikTok. A talented makeup and body artist, as well as short comedic videos aimed at her audience
She has built an audience of over 1M followers on TikTok in the last 2 years, she has seen how TikTok has evolved as well as the audience.
Vicky has worked with many brands and has been able to work with them to create content that fits not just the platform but also works for the audience that she has carefully built up.
Shelley has over 15 years experience in Marketing, and currently leads the marketing for UK-based, UX Biometrics and CRO consultancy, Space Between. She is skilled in Consumer Psychology, Global Strategy & Brand Amplification, leveraging both digital and traditional channels. Shelley's experience is full-spectrum, from start-ups to some of the worlds largest organizations, to global luxury brands. Shelley is an international keynote speaker, panelist, #MsGreatBritain Finalist, awards judge, Adjunct Lecturer and #LinkedinLocal host. Shelley is Google Certified and holds a Masters degree focused in Psychology from KNU.
Alex is the Founder and CEO of ContentCal, a new, fast growing social media and content management tool suitable for one man bands through to corporate businesses. ContentCal has grown rapidly over the last 2 years, is fast approaching 1,000 customers and over 25,000 users globally. Alex has worked in the social media and content marketing industry for 10 years.
Founder, Grow Your Digital Agency Initiative
Robert has spent over 20 years exploring the question, “What makes the high performers different from the rest and how can we successfully apply this knowledge to other businesses?”
What the Google research into high performing agencies reveals is a ‘secret sauce’ or formula that applies specifically to digital agencies but also into every type of business you come across! Robert’s ability yo work deep and narrow or wide and broad is unique.
His work at Warwick Business School (and with Barclays), and then his research pieces ‘Mind the Gap’ and the ‘Magic Millionaire’ were synthesised in ‘Grow Your Service Firm, His digital-specific work (with Google Partners) is in his ‘Grow Your Digital Agency’ book. His latest book, ‘Check-in Journal’ is a handbook for designing and delivering results in your business and private life.