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Hello Work welcomes Social Chain – the company secretly running the Internet

As part of Leeds Business Week (12- 16 October), Hello Work has invited the 20-somethings behind the phenomenally successful UK media company, Social Chain, to share the secrets of their success.

In just a few years, Social Chain founders Steve Bartlett, 22, and Dom McGregor, 21, have achieved something that no other marketing agency in Europe can claim; the ability to make up to 66 million people see a certain social media message at the same time.

Steve Bartlett will be speaking at Hello Work in the Digital Garage at Leeds Dock on Thursday, October 15 from noon-2pm. The event includes lunch and a chance to ask questions and network afterwards. It’s free but places must be booked via the  Eventbrite website.

Manchester-based Social Chain places the global youth market at the core of its business. They are Bebo’s exclusive marketing partner and have already built and developed a line-up of impressive, creative campaigns for global brands including Microsoft, Spotify, Just-Eat, ASOS and Haribo.

The company hosts a network of community Twitter channels, celebrity channels, a mass blogging and vlogging network and has an influence over a sizeable chunk of Facebook and Instagram.

DSocial Chain has also pioneered a method of marketing called “The Thunderclap” in which they subtly talk about a product from hundreds of different social media channels, all within the same short time frame, which turns it into a trending topic online.

Co-founder Steve Bartlett will be telling the Hello Work audience how he dropped out of university and went on to develop the idea for the company, which then led to a meteoric rise in a very short space of time.

Alex Hill from host Hello Work, one of the UK’s first workplace platforms dedicated to entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovative companies said: “We’ve wanted to hear from Social Chain for a while now and we’re looking forward to hearing from them at our event as part of Leeds Business Week.”.

“Hello Work is all about creating a strong support system to help young businesses and entrepreneurs grow and develop. Community is at the core of what we do, which is why it’s so important for us to create such inspiring events and networking opportunities. This event promises to be one of our best yet.”

To book a place at the free event at Hello Work at Leeds Dock on Thursday, visit the Eventbrite page or email info@hellowork.co.uk. The event includes lunch and a chance to ask questions and network afterwards.

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