Emma Gannon

Author, Podcast Host, Speaker, Brand Consultant

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Emma Gannon is an author and broadcaster based in London. The former social media editor of British Glamour, she has an award-winning blog and has been published everywhere from the Telegraph to Teen Vogue. She enjoys writing on how we can adapt ourselves to survive and thrive in the new world of work. She has written pieces about changes in the workplace for Glamour and the Guardian, and featured in a video on millennials at work for The Pool. She wrote her own weekly online column for the Telegraph in 2013 called “Women’s Bits” – and has written for the likes of Stylist, Grazia, The Debrief, The Pool, The Metro, The Telegraph, MTV, GLAMOUR, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Time Out and more. She is currently starring in a national advertising campaign for Microsoft which showcases and celebrates her multi-hyphenate career. This is being advertised across mainstream TV, cinema, social, YouTube and out-of-home billboards. You can watch the advert here and find out more detail about her role in the campaign here. Her literary work is represented by Abigail Bergstrom at GLEAM and her second book THE MULTI-HYPHEN METHOD comes out with Hodder in Spring 2018. Her blog was nominated for a Cosmopolitan Award in 2012 and won Highly Commended in the Young Person’s Recognition at the 2015 National Blog Awards and shortlisted for a “30 under 30 to watch” by MHP comms hosted at BAFTA. Lena Dunham picked Emma as “one of her favourite Londoners” in a 2015 issue of Time Out magazine. Emma’s ‘Millennial memoir’ CTRL ALT DELETE: How I Grew Up Online was published in July 2016 by Ebury Press at Penguin Random House. Her incredibly successful podcast ‘CTRL, ALT, DELETE’ discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert and Zoella. It has now reached over 1million downloads and was picked as ‘Editor’s Choice’ on iTunes multiple times. It was listed in the Times’ ‘top 20 podcasts to download’; ELLE UK’s ‘podcasts that will boost your career’; Marie Claire’s ‘career-changing podcasts’ and Esquire’s ‘top podcasts of 2017′. Many top brands ranging from Natwest to Emmi Iced Lattés to HelloFresh have sponsored multiple episodes of the podcast. Emma has been a guest on BBC Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio London, has spoken on Sky News, at Social Media Week London and Facebook’s Marketing Conference. She recently spoke at the Oxford Union about the future of social media, The London School of Economics about social media addiction and has delivered a TEDx talk about online identity and virtual worlds. She featured in BBC’s No Small Talk series, a new kind of talk-show aimed at young women alongside Cherry Healey, filmed in 360. She’s a regular digital lecturer at the Conde Nast College and has run workshops on building your own brand at places such as Cheltenham Festival, Shoreditch House and Google. She is currently working with the Princes Trust, most recently the Get Hired initiative which helps young people get jobs, training and education.

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  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • Social Medi
  • Digital Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Digital Strategies
  • Public Relations
  • Content Strategies
  • Press Release
  • Facebook

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Condé Nast Britain

    Condé Nast Britain

    • Publishing
  • Protein


    • Education & Research
  • The Pool

    The Pool

    • Publishing
  • Frame


    • Publishing

Work history


Podcast Presenter

Ctrl Alt Delete

Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Host My brand new podcast Ctrl Alt Delete debuted in the Top 20 iTunes charts within it’s first week of launch at number 16. I've monetized this podcast via Acast adverts & specialised sponsored content working with the likes of Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE, LYST, Leesa, Pan Macmillan, DogWoof and more brands lined up over the Summer. Guests include Elizabeth Gilbert (author of best-selling book Eat Pray Love) & the UK’s number one YouTuber Zoella. As of April 2016: 500,000+ listeners **My podcast interviews have been picked up and written about in the likes of Refinery 29, Teen Vogue, Nylon and I-D magazine.**


Nov 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I am the founder of emmagannon.co.uk an award winning millennial blog, full of opinion pieces and news about careers, culture, style, books and the arts. In 2015, via her blog, Emma landed her first book deal with Penguin Random House called CTRL, ALT DELETE about growing up online - talking social media, blogging and careers - which was selected as Amazon's Best Books In July. Won highly commended in the National Blog Awards 2015. Selected on Huffington Post at '9 Lady Blogs You Should be Reading", 2014 I have worked with brands on sponsored campaigns such as ASOS, Vice, Intel, Grabble, Elizabeth Arden.


Apr 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Social Media Editor - Glamour Magazine - In charge of strategy across all GLAMOUR.COM social platforms - Part of planning and implementing commercial social partnerships & campaigns - Implemented commercial briefs including UGG, Pandora, DOVE, Levis, Primark - Devising new content and growth strategy across Instagram - Recruitment and growth of GLAMOUR social communities - Innovation social documentation and coverage of Glamour awards 2015 - Test & learn of editorial site content, increasing traffic referrals from social - Working closely with Pinterest to establish editorial case studies - Amplifying Twitter takeovers with celebrities - Launched 2nd ever Snappy TV partnership with Twitter/Glamour to do live Tina Fey Q&A, which resulted in impressive stats and coverage in the Telegraph - Launched GLAMOUR's partnership with "Twitter Moments" in UK


Feb 2014 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Social media editor (The Debrief) Bauer Media launched The Debrief in February, an innovative multi-platform brand for constantly connected, influential young 20-something women. My role involves delivering a best-in-class social and community strategy for the magazine. - Responsible for all the social media strategy across the business - Commercial campaigns - executing branded content - Managing FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube strategies - Launching Viber for The Debrief & working on editorial structure to grow it to 100k+ followers - Working with creative editor on visual best practice - Working with external paid media (Atom 42) and creative agency (Gravity Road) - Monthly reporting and test & learn / analytics reviews - Launching first Snapchat campaign with Henry Holland for LFW - Implementing and managing native advertising partnerships with brands such as Urban Outfitters - Writing and pitching content for the website, interviewing celebrities http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/author/emma-gannon/



Highly Commended Winer -Young Person's Recognition (National UK Blog Award 2015)

National Blog Awards

  • Recognised as being one of the best top ten industry Blogs across the UK.


Cosmopolitan Blog Award, Lifestyle Blog (Shortlisted)

Cosmopolitan UK