Steve Bartlett is the co-founder and CEO of Europe’s largest influencer marketing agency Social Chain. Multi Award winning Social Chain includes clients such as the BBC, Asos, Primark and Disney. Watch Steve discuss how “being Uncle Jeff” is hurting your brand in the social space.
Steve, aged 23, began his career by moving to Manchester to enrol on a Business Management course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Bartlett soon dropped out and decided to pursue his own business venture of creating Wallpark; a social media assisted platform designed to connect students based on common interests surrounding university life.
After speaking at a high profile London conference attended by representatives of companies including Facebook, Bartlett gained investment and further grew the company until exiting the business in December 2013. Bartlett went on to create Social Chain, a marketing agency that specialises in influencer marketing, where he operates as the CEO.
Bartlett’s success gained him the title of Lloyds entrepreneur of the year in 2012 which led to him being asked to provide insights on BBC Newsnight. Now, Bartlett speaks regularly throughout the year at a wide range of conferences and events. He is often hailed as the standout speaker of the day from the way he can inspire young and old age groups to ‘never settle’ and always strive to be the best in your field.