Social media speakers

As a social media agency it's obvious that we love speaking about social media. But we also like helping people understand, in clear, simple terms, how social media can work for their organisation, which is why we're regularly called on as social media speakers to appear at conferences, events and seminars.

Recent speaking engagements include IAB Europe, Retail Week, Social media UK, AdTech, Istrategy, The Market Research Association (MRS), CIM and the The Economist conference series.

Charlie Osmond, Managing Director

Charlie is a co-founder of FreshNetworks. He was named London Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and, more recently, UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Esquire Magazine.

Widely recognised as a passionate and thought-provoking social media speaker, Charlie is guaranteed to bring energy to any event. He knows exactly how to engage an audience and enjoys nothing more than a lively debate. Conference feedback often cites Charlie as "best speaker" at an event.

Before FreshNetworks, Charlie's career started at P&G where he worked in their interactive marketing division. He then went on to set up FreshMinds - twice named UK Research Agency of the year. Out of work, Charlie is a keen sailor, part-time triathlete and Venture Partner at Dawn Capital. He is a fellow of the British American Project and a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).

Charlie is one of the main bloggers for the FreshNetworks blog. He is also a social media trainer and occasional blogger for Econsultancy.

Specialities include:

  • ROI, measurement and monetisation of social media
  • Social media strategy
  • Social media for customer insight/research
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Social media monitoring
  • Social media marketing
  • The role of a social media agency for brands
  • Sector/industry focussed social media (particularly retail, fashion, FMCG, SMEs and financial services).


Caroline Plumb, Strategy Director

As a successful female entrepreneur (one of Management Today's youngest ever "Top 35 under 35") and a co-founder of both FreshMinds and FreshNetworks, Caroline is often asked to present at high-profile conferences and events.

In fact, her favourite speaking gig was being wedged between Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan and Gordon Brown at a UK Government Enterprise Conference. Shortly afterwards she found herself addressing the IOD annual convention at the Royal Albert Hall.

Caroline has a First Class degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University. She is also a Full Member of the Market Research Society.

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Helen Trim, Chief Operating Officer

Helen has been working in the digital arena for 15 years. She has focussed on social media since the turn of the century and as a result is one of the UK's most experienced social media and community management practitioners.

Specialities include:

  • Launching online communities
  • Growing online communities
  • Social media strategy
  • Social media software
  • Sector/industry focussed social media (particularly B2B, financial services  and travel & leisure).
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    Matt Rhodes, Client Services Director

    Matt is a highly-respected, prolific blogger on all things social. He is often called upon by the media for commentary about social media and has appeared in The Independent, The Guardian and on Sky and the BBC on multiple occasions.

    Matt is responsible for delivering social media strategy workshops to our clients and his in-depth knowledge has earned him the reputation of being an industry thought leader.

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