In this session, join CEO of Social Chain, Steven Bartlett, as he helps us distill the state of social media in 2019.
Steven Bartlett is the 26-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group – a global, social-first marketing agency and production house. From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old.
Currently based in NYC, Steven leads a company of 700+ like-minded individuals who are quickly disrupting the ever-changing social sphere through the creation of pioneering and innovative campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. Social Chain’s impressive client list includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry and Nokia, with their presence now felt in Manchester, London, Berlin and New York. Since its onset, the digital publishing house ‘Media Chain’ now owns some of the largest media assets online – reaching over 1.8 billion people a month through a series of online brands.
An award-winning entrepreneur with accolades such as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year and Most Influential Agency Figure 2018, Steven also acts as a speaker, investor and content creator, hosting top charting podcast, ‘The Diary of a CEO’. Previous speaking opportunities have seen Steven speaking at the United Nations, SXSW 2019, VTEX Day alongside Barack Obama, Ted Talk plus many more.
An innovator within the industry, 2018 saw Steven create LikeWise, a tool aimed to detect fraud within the marketing industry. Voted as one of the top 5 innovations within marketing this year, Steven’s aim with this was to shed light and create transparency within his own industry, ensuring marketeers are protected and that standards remain high.