#SMWLDN

EUROPE'S Premier Media & Marketing Event

31 OCT - 1 NOVQEII Conference Centre, London, UK

1500+

attendees


200+

Speakers


60+

Sessions


30+

Exhibitors


100+

Press


20+

Countries


Social Media Week London brings together marketing, media and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.



The 2019 Global Theme

Stories

"The number of social media users worldwide in 2018 is 3.2 billion, up 13 percent year-on-year. By 2020 almost 5 billion people will be connected."

Given this scale, social media has become the world’s most influential storytelling platform and the stories we tell have the ability to touch and inspire, and shake people to their cores. They can elevate people, educate them, and change them—or, they can divide us and tear us down. Ultimately, stories have the power to influence the world and the people who consume them, and with this influence comes responsibility.



Featured Speakers


James Lamon

James Lamon

Head of Content BuzzFeed UK

James Lamon

Head of Content, BuzzFeed UK

James heads up the BuzzFeed Content Team in the London. Together, the team produces branded and editorial lists, quizzes, social assets, and videos for BuzzFeed’s channels — including Tasty, Bring Me, and Nifty. Formerly Creative Director at BuzzFeed, James has worked with a portfolio of global brands including Diageo, Google, Sky, BMW, Samsung, Visa, Absolut, Suzuki, Capital One, and Visit Britain. James believes in an audience-first media strategy to make social content that can break through and connect brands with consumers and people with each other. Prior to BuzzFeed, James was a viral content writer who held the wikipedia credit for defining the “doge” meme and a researcher for the New Yorker Magazine. Born and raised in small-town Texas, James misses enchiladas and his mom’s carrot cake

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Paulina Mustafa

Paulina Mustafa

Product DesignerGoogle

Paulina Mustafa

Product Designer, Google

Paulina is a product designer at Google AI, where she designs experiences that make it easier for people to interact with AI. Her goal is to create more comfortable environments for people by developing products that better understand human nature. She approaches her work with the rigor of a mechanical engineer and the optimism of a product designer, and she loves working at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. Prior to working at Google AI, Paulina designed products for Google, Essential, and Apple.

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David Schneider

David Schneider

Creative DirectorThat Lot

David Schneider

Creative Director , That Lot

Award-winning actor, writer, director and social media obsessive with nearly half a million followers on the various platforms, David is the co-founder of social media company That Lot, creating videos, images, podcasts and posts for clients such as NatGeo, Red Bull and Jamie Oliver. David’s most recent film was The Death Of Stalin which he co-wrote and for which he was nominated for a BAFTA alongside numerous other awards.

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James Fabricant

James Fabricant

CEO & FounderTunemoji

James Fabricant

CEO & Founder, Tunemoji

James Fabricant is the CEO and Founder of TuneMoji which enables millions of users to express themselves on its musicGIF community as well as on social platforms ranging from Facebook messenger to Twitch.

Prior to TuneMoji, Fabricant was the co-founder and CEO of IdeaPlane, an enterprise social networking platform focused on companies in regulated industries. Top-tier banks and law firms were among its clients before IdeaPlane was acquired in 2012. Prior to IdeaPlane James was one of the four founders of MySpace International, where he helped lead the company’s global expansion.

With over 14 years’ experience in social media James is recognised in the industry as a thought leader who leverages technology advances to drive new consumer behaviours in self expression and communication.

In addition to his professional endeavors, James is an angel investor and advisor, a passionate surfer, screenwriter, award winning movie producer. He is also a qualified attorney, holding a B.A. and M.A. in Law from Cambridge University.

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Tijana Tamburic

Tijana Tamburic

Co-FounderFemale Narratives

Tijana Tamburic

Co-Founder, Female Narratives

Tijana co-founded Female Narratives with fellow model Franzi Klein. The creative agency operates using a collective of female-only talent to tell real stories using real women. It brings together over 100 creative women ranging from directors to mountaineers and mental health activists to poets. Clients include Bumble, North Face, W Hotels, Kiehl’s and dozens of female-led sustainable and ethical brands.
Tijana us a UCL graduate and was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list this year for Media and Marketing.

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David Levin

David Levin

Creative DirectorThat Lot

David Levin

Creative Director, That Lot

After working as a writer at MTV, and freelance copywriter for a number of brands and terrible magazines (his words), David’s initial foray into social media came when he set up a spoof Twitter account for his local pub, @the_dolphin_pub, which attracted a cult following and was named Time Out’s ‘Best London Twitter’. He was then asked to write and create social content for numerous brands and broadcasters including adidas, Beats Headphones, Kit-Kat and BBC One’s The Voice which broke BBC records for followers and engagement. Now, as Creative Director at his agency That Lot (where his clients include Jamie Oliver, Red Bull and Nat Geo), David specialises in nailing tone of voice and creating shareable ownable social formats, many of which contributed towards That Lot recently winning Social Media Agency of The Year as well as some major wins for clients such as making Channel 4 the most viewed UK broadcaster on Facebook.

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Verena Papik

Verena Papik

Chief Marketing OfficerTuneMoji

Verena Papik

Chief Marketing Officer, TuneMoji

Verena Papik is a passionate marketing leader with over eight years of experience in bringing global strategy, content and platform innovations to market. She has a proven track record of building brands and audiences, most notably driving exceptional growth for one of the world’s largest tech and entertainment startups. Using a combination of ingenuity, creativity and technology to connect and cultivate users, she has honed her skills by implementing go-to-market strategies, driving market share and growth.

Now, as Chief Marketing Officer at TuneMoji, Verena is tasked with developing comprehensive business and growth strategies for the exciting and innovative “MusicGIF” platform. In only six short months under her leadership, the company has evolved from being a simple tool for creators to becoming a fully fledged social platform – providing an opportunity for users who are sharing the same passion for pop culture to connect and engage with each other. Verena has successfully fostered a strong sense of community on the TuneMoji platform by helping to develop emerging influencers and by working with top artists like Cardi B.

Prior to TuneMoji, Verena sought out opportunities in China, as she was inspired by the pace and innovation of the Chinese technology market. She landed at musical.ly (now Tik Tok) in its early stages of development – joining their Shanghai office as the first European employee. She spearheaded the growth in the EU markets as the company’s Director of EMEA – opening two European offices and deploying innovative business ideas that significantly contributed to the 2017 acquisition of the company.

Verena is an ambitious marketing professional, enthusiastic about emerging technologies and the impact of digitalisation, with a strong mission to keep challenging the industry with her innovative concepts. Her dedication to the industry over the past eight years landed her a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Europe’s Media & Marketing landscape in 2019.

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James Kim

James Kim

Global Head of Digital MarketingEdrington

James Kim

Global Head of Digital Marketing, Edrington

James Kim currently leads Digital Marketing for Edrington’s Malts brands. Edrington’s brands include the Macallan, Highland Park, and the Glenrothes. James has a real passion for transforming legacy businesses by developing their internal capabilities and recruiting unconventional talent into the business. He’s spent the past year modernizing Edrington’s digital capabilities by bringing digital content, amplification, & analytics in house. Prior to his current role, James led insights for Edrington’s Americas business, piloting various initiatives that leverage social data to inform investment & distribution decisions. James hails from New York but currently resides in the West End of Glasgow with his wife and son.

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