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

Career coach Kevin Reid advises people on how to manage their career and work life, but how does he organize his own time? He chats with @willfrancis to explain.

https://bit.ly/3B8TVqQ

Want a taste of the real-life digital marketing game? Supercharge your marketing skills and sharpen your mindset with incisive insights from industry experts. The Ahead of the Game podcast is brought to you by DMI, hosted by @willfrancis

https://bit.ly/3h578IX

Want a taste of the real-life digital marketing game? Supercharge your marketing skills and sharpen your mindset with incisive insights from industry experts. The Ahead of the Game podcast is brought to you by DMI, hosted by @willfrancis

https://bit.ly/3qo1nui

See you tomorrow for this! 👇

Running a fun, interactive workshop on writing better copy online, for @AMA_Marketing on July 21st. Can't wait! Tickets below 👇
https://www.ama.org/events/training-series/digital-marketing-copywriting/

🚨 🎧 New podcast episode live! Really enjoyed this chat with @MarkEvansFeed about how 'brands' work on our brains, and how he is leading @DirectLine 's marketing in uncertain times https://willfrancis.com/ahead-of-the-game-the-digital-marketing-institute-podcast/

You really don't have to opt into ad tracking to 'keep it free'.
Facebook...
🔹 took $26 billion in first 3 months of 2021
🔹 made $9.5 billion profit (double Q1 2020)
🔹 has over $64 billion of cash and equivalents on hand
They'll be fine.
via @wired - https://buff.ly/3efFBo8

Fascinating Reddit thread about newly-found photos of 9/11. Lots of memories shared of that terrible and momentous day - https://buff.ly/32JEWEX

This new expanded and updated edition of Cocktails of the Movies serves up the greatest 72 cocktails to have featured on film.

Mix yourself a drink, put on the movie to match, and enjoy your evening. Cheers.

http://mcnallyrobinson.com/9783791387444/will-francis/cocktails-of-the-movies

We halen de biosbar naar je toe met recepten voor de Aqua Velva uit Zodiac, de Margarita's uit Practical Magic en de Long Island Iced Tea uit Cruel Intentions. Allemaal uit Cocktails of the Movies, gelezen in het Collectiecentrum van @EYE_film: https://www.cineville.nl/magazine/cineville-cuisine-eye-collectie-cocktails

Loved talking to Rich on the latest episode of @agentsofchange 👇🎧

A must listen for anyone working in social media 🎧👩‍💻

I'm tuning into Mouthwash! The new show made for @TwitterSpaces every weeknight at 7:30pm GMT. Amazing guests, the first season is focusing on 'The Next 24 months...' Best of all, every listener means a tree gets planted! Lineup/ guests: https://ctt.ec/0p1Wk+ #mouthwashshow

Want to start a #podcast? I'm running my 2-hour workshop this Wednesday taking you through the entire process of creating a professional podcast show. Planning, guests, gear, software, publishing, promotion - I cover it all. Tickets & info below 👇
https://willfrancis.com/podcasting-masterclass-how-to-plan-produce-promote-your-podcast-in-2021/

How can brands create real value in their social media presence and earn a loyal community? Our host @willfrancis talks to social media consultant Alison Battisby, founder of @AvocadoSocial

https://bit.ly/3bxZBQh

#socialmedia

In this episode, host @willfrancis captures some insights and tips on the world of copywriting from three experts from diverse backgrounds.

@pamparkerfoley2 @tomdoorley @copywriterkerry

https://bit.ly/3s18TLL

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 👇