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Shaper: Tamara Littleton

Tamara Littleton is Founder and CEO of The Social Element, a social media agency advising some of the world’s biggest brands on how to use social media to solve business challenges.

Having left her role running a BBC web team, Tamara founded The Social Element in 2002 before the explosion of social media with the ambition of challenging the conventional agency model by pioneering and building her global business (now 300+ strong) predominantly through a remote working model.

In 2013, Tamara also Co-Founded Polpeo, a crisis simulation platform designed to help brands and their agencies prepare for how a crisis would affect them online.

Tamara is a tech pioneer, a champion of the diversity, LGBTQ and female entrepreneurial agenda and passionate about keeping children safe online.

Follow Tamara on Twitter @tlittleton.

Interview highlights

I’ve always been curious.

There are different types of entrepreneurs.

I am one of these people who classically just fell into different things.

Being a goalkeeper means you can see everything, and it has influenced how I run my company and how I think about things.

The most important thing I did was teach myself to touch type.

I’ve always been a bit of a geek.

I stole a key and I used to go into the computer room and code during break times or late at night.

I taught myself how to code.

We help brands communicate in a human way.

Technology is my passion.

Culture is incredibly important.

Shaper: Jon Bradford

Jon Bradford, a highly experienced early stage investor, is the Founding Partner of Motive Partners, a financial technology investment company.   Founder and Co-Founder of many other businesses including Dynamo Ventures, an early stage seed investor focused on Supply Chain and Mobility, Jon is well-accredited with the title “Godfather of European Accelerators” for founding Ignite100 Accelerator [...]


Jazz Shapers - 4 days ago

Shaper: Pip Murray

Pip Murray is the Founder of the nut butter brand Pip & Nut, which offers a range of eight naturally nutritious nut butters. A keen marathon runner and a fierce foodie, Pip had the inspiration for the brand when she couldn’t find a delicious but nutritious protein source to fuel her training. Taking matters into [...]


Jazz Shapers - 3 weeks ago