Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, the leading social branding firm that provides consulting and training to help companies build communities, profits and positive social impact. His book, We First, is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book for 2011, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book for 2011, and global management magazine strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of 2011.
Simon is a member of the Sustainable Brands Advisory Board, the Advisory Board of the Center for Public Diplomacy at the USC Annenberg School, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London, as well as an influential blogger for Fast Company, Huffington Post, Mashable, GOOD magazine and Forbes. He was included in Trust Across America’s, ‘Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 2012’ and has been featured in Advertising Age, Adweek, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, GOOD Magazine, and Mashable, as well as appearing on the Business News Network, CBS, CBC, BNet, Business RockStars and Harpo Radio.
Simon is a sought after international speaker with engagements including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Royal Society of Arts, SXSW, TEDxSF, National Press Club, National Speakers Association, as well as brands such as Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Nextel, Gucci, Patagonia and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was voted a Top 5 Marketing Speaker for 2012 by speaking.com
Prior to founding We First, Simon was a Nike creative at Wieden & Kennedy, Portland, and Worldwide Creative Director for Motorola at Ogilvy, receiving over sixty international advertising awards. Simon blogs at simonmainwaring.com and the We First website is WeFirstBranding.com. For social branding training visit: SocialBrandingBlueprint.com