From being the "voice" of Dove's global social media to consulting on social media strategy for the likes of Heinz, Unilever, P&G and Diageo, Emma Gannon is a blogger, writer and marketer at heart and loves the science behind building a good brand.
She wrote her own weekly online column for the Telegraph rounding up the viral news in 2013. She's written for Stylist, Grazia, The Independent, Thought Catalog, The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Time Out and more. She is the former social media editor at The Debrief and British GLAMOUR.
Emma is signed with Diane Banks Literary and Talent agency and her debut non-fiction book for young adults CTRL ALT DELETE: How I Grew Up Online is out in the UK in July published by Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House. It was selected as Amazon’s “Best Books Of The Month” in July.
Her podcast of the same name hit number 16 in the iTunes charts on its first week of release and was picked as Editor’s Choice on iTunes. It features guests such as Elizabeth Gilbert and Zoella - it has been downloaded 150,000 times since it's launch in April 2016. In July 2016 it was selected by The Times in the "top 20 podcasts to download this summer".
She founded girllostinthecity.com, a popular culture blog in 2010, which was nominated for a Cosmopolitan Award in 2012 and won Highly Commended in the Young Person's Recognition at the 2015 National Blog Awards.
Her blog newsletter has been named a "must-follow" by The Metro, Harper's Bazaar, The Debrief and Grazia. She was also shortlisted for a "30 under 30 to watch" by MHP comms hosted at BAFTA and named as one of Lena Dunham's "favourite UK women" in the January 2015 issue of Time Out.
Emma is a keen speaker and panellist having recently co-founded IRL PANEL, a live panel event hosted at Twitter HQ for "women off the internet" which trended in the UK and reached half a million people on launch night.
She has spoken on Sky News, at Social Media Week London, Facebook's Marketing Conference, the Turkish Blog Awards in Istanbul, Shoreditch House talks, a regular guest lecturer at Condé Nast Fashion College and a guest curator at Cheltenham Literary Festival 2016.
You can contact her about freelance commissions, social media consultancy, blog collaborations, brand building projects or speaking opportunities at email@example.com.
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