Will Francis

Will Francis

Author

Will Francis is a recognised authority in digital media and technology, having been listed by The Telegraph, Independent and NMA as a top influencer in this space. He regularly appears on TV, radio and in print to share his expertise.

Having run ad agencies he’s helped some of the world’s most loved brands – Samsung, Nike, Penguin Books, Warner Bros, Spotify and many more – to reach their audiences in more innovative and meaningful ways. Previously he was a key early member of the team at pioneering social network MySpace, personally working with film and music artists from Justin Bieber to Jared Leto to bring them closer than ever to their adoring fans. Will’s been part of a seismic shift in the entertainment industries and he’s been in ‘social media’ since before the term existed.

Will now travels the world sharing his expertise through training, consultancy and keynote speeches in-house for global brands and at major conferences. He’s a contributor to  media channels including BBC, ITV, Guardian, Talk Radio and CNN offering his opinions on the technology issues of our time.

Will is the digital judge for the Fresh Awards, recognising outstanding UK creativity in advertising and also an advisor to Facebook, focusing on helping female entrepreneurs get more out of their business products. As an early Bitcoin investor he’s been involved in cryptocurrencies since long before they hit the headlines, and he continues to manage a volatile portfolio.

His first book Cocktails of the Movies was published by Random House in 2015, with a new refreshed edition released recently. Illustrated by his wife Stacey Marsh the duo have more books exploring popular culture and technology currently in the works.

The topics Will speaks on are:

  • advertising and marketing
  • emerging technology
  • social media
  • creativity
  • content creation – visual and copywriting
  • business and start-ups
  • digital transformation
  • blockchain and cryptocurrencies

As an event and broadcast speaker, Will specialises in explaining complex topics in an accessible and compelling way. He understands how to keep audiences fascinated and inspired, even whilst exploring the more technical side of business and creativity. Embracing interactive and Q&A sessions at events, he’s always happy to include audience participation elements in his talks.

Publications

Will Francis @willfrancis

I really enjoyed this episode and learned so much about leadership (especially how not to be David Brent of The Office!)

Ever wondered whether a podcast would benefit your business?

In this webinar, DMI's very own podcast host and expert @willfrancis talks through everything you might need to know about starting a podcast for your brand.

https://bit.ly/2LlKnEL

#podcast #Marketing

Still a few places on tomorrow's Social Media Marketing course. It's live, certified and packed with proven tactics for social success 🚀 Grab a ticket while you can 👇 https://willfrancis.com/social-media-marketing-online-training-course/

Lots to think about here, and enjoyed the chat with @ClarkBoyd about the rise of audio. Check out the latest episode here 👇

Thanks for sharing Karen!!

🚨 Today at 1pm! Up your copywriting game in my Zoom workshop - a small group, interactive, lots of time for questions - packed with tips and tricks - Tickets 👇 https://willfrancis.com/copywriting-for-digital-marketing-online-workshop/

So let me get this straight: Redditors rallying GameStop is market manipulation, but hedge fund billionaires shorting a stock is just an investment strategy?

The best description of how short selling works. And once you understand what WSB has done, it’s basically impossible not to love it https://twitter.com/jaredhoy/status/1354760147730538498

I keep watching those first few seconds and marvelling at how he does it. It's a beautiful piece of physical comedy in which Emu seems 100% real. https://twitter.com/DefJeff/status/1353125226062745600

My friend Adam Curtis has made this trail for his imminent new series 'Can't Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World.' The trail is exclusive to this tweet and will exist nowhere else! I love the series and its wild range of stories.

Ever feel stuck for ideas for your brand’s blog or Instagram posts?
https://bit.ly/2KGsYGE

Host @willfrancis chats with digital marketing trainer Andrew Davis about how anyone can be creative.

#podcast #digitalmarketing #brand #blog

New six-film series from Adam Curtis

Can't Get You Out Of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World premieres on @BBCiPlayer in February

https://bbc.com/mediacentre/2021/cgyoomh

Hell on earth. Utter devastation. Lest we forget. #ArmisticeDay

On this episode of the 'Ahead of the Game' podcast @willfrancis chats with Social Media expert @JulieAthertonSW on how collaborating with others is the key to social strategy implementation.

https://bit.ly/2ImoOm7

#podcast #aheafofthegame

First time Biden has been favourite today... but it really is 50/50 at this stage. #Elections2020

Not quite sure why, but Trump's odds are improving by the minute (from a low of about 1 in 3 yesterday). Any ideas?
#ElectionDay

If you're trying out a plant-based dinner for #WorldVeganDay tonight, here are my regular dinner faves - tested on many a happy carnivorous guest
https://willfrancis.com/vegetarian-and-vegan-dinner-recipes-i-cook-regularly/

@willfrancis chats with training consultant and career coach Kevin J Reid about his fascinating job. To be a good coach, you have to be able to really listen to people. And Kevin shares some of the great lives and situations he's listened to.

https://bit.ly/2Hk61HL

Chatting to @PennySmithgmtv on @talkRADIO this weekend about Instagram on its 10th birthday. More >>> https://www.linkedin.com/posts/willfrancis_instagram-socialmedia-activity-6721377378267910145--AAm