Steven Bartlett is the 27-year-old CEO of Social Chain Group – a leading, social-first marketing agency, that uses owned media, marketing and technology to build social brands. 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.
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, Munich, New York and Bangkok. 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.