Cutting his teeth with the social media explosion at the beginning of the millennium, Andrew worked through the rise and fall of both Myspace and Friends Reunited, and was part of the founding team of the digital station BBC Radio 1Xtra. With his experience in tow, he now works as a freelance trainer and consultant educating the biggest brands on the best ways to improve their social media and marketing.
Andrew Davis is one of the UK’s most prolific social media speakers, trainers and consultants. He cut his teeth at the frontier of the social media explosion by moderating the chatrooms for some of the biggest sensations of the millennium, such as Pop Idol, PlayStation and Friends Reunited. Andrew went on to be part of the founding team for the digital radio station BBC Radio 1Xtra, from here he cemented his place in the social media revolution by launching the UK marketing and content division for MySpace.
Staying with Myspace as they gained and lost over 200 million profiles, Andrew knows what works and what doesn’t in the super-fast world of digital communications.
With his experience in tow, he reached a turning point when he launched the Social Media Fundamentals Program, which was connected to the GCSE English syllabus. This received international acclaim, improving creativity and literacy in borderline C/D students, and began Andrew’s career as a consultant and trainer. This also created the opportunity for being the head digital consultant for the new Edexcel GCSE English subject: GCSE Digital Communication.
Going on to train some of the UK’s biggest brands in their social media strategy, Andrew has honed key skills that promote innovation, growth and convert social media users into business customers.
He was ranked number 17 by the Guardian newspaper in its 2007 ‘Minority Report’ – a countdown of the Top 30 most important ethnic minority contributors to the British media industry. He was the only entrant aged under 30. Andrew followed this up in 2008 by becoming the only person listed in both the prestigious Media Week Top ‘30 under 30’ rundown of the most talented individuals in the UK and Broadcast magazine’s ‘Hot Shots’ list of media insiders tipped for future success.
For four years he sat on the Ofcom Advisory Committee, leaving this position in 2016. He now works as a freelance trainer delivering tailor made consultancy programmes to big and small businesses on social media, marketing and building a brand.
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