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.
- Ctrl Alt Delete - Podcast I created my own podcast in Summer 2016 called Ctrl Alt Delete (the same name as my book out with Penguin Random House at the moment) and it has had over a million downloads since its launch. It's been recommended by The Times, ELLE and Marie Claire, one of the 30 best podcasts for curious minds this year by WIRED magazine and 'best podcasts of 2017' by ESQUIRE. It's been in the top 15 on iTunes business section for over year, been featured on the iTunes top banner multiple times and has 100+ 5
- Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online Emma Gannon was born in 1989, the year the World Wide Web was conceived, so she’s literally grown up alongside the Internet. There’ve been late night chat room experiments, sexting from a Nokia and dubious webcam exchanges. And let’s not forget catfishing, MSN, digital friendships and #feminism. She was basically social networking way before it was a thing – and she’s even made a successful career from it. Ctrl Alt Delete is Emma’s painfully funny and timely memoir, in which she aims to bri
- The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work less, create more, and design a career that works for youThe world of work is changing - so how do you keep up? You have the ability to make money on our own terms, when and where you want - but where do you start? If you've been itching to convert your craft into a career, or your side-hustle into a start up, then The Multi-Hyphen Method is for you. 'It was a pleasure to read... the way we all work is going to change in the coming years' - Richard Branson "A great book... for people who want a career less ordinary, and reflects on how we'll work
- No Small Talk I was in involved in the first ever VR chat show called No Small Talk commissioned by the BBC. Cherry Healey and I engaged in honest 360° conversation about the big ideas that underpin daily life and change the world around us. This online show was aimed specifically at millennial women.
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- International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book161
- Sonder & Tell + Jigsaw create Comfort Zones the bookThe iconic fashion brand Jigsaw is in the business of selling clothes, not books. But we believed that an essay anthology could appeal to the Jigsaw customer’s wider cultural interests, align the brand with their target audience and raise money for a relevant cause. We worked closely with their marketing team and EIC Ana Santi along with design studio Duzi to create Comfort Zones the book, a collection of essays, letters and stories by 28 influential women writers. We challenged writers to go o
- This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88164
- EVENT: Money For The Written WordThe next Power Suit Social is on Wednesday 23rd May and is all about how you can make money from your writing, whether in blogging, journalism or even books. We've put together a fantastic lineup: Emma Gannon, influencer, author and host of Ctrl Alt Delete podcast Marisa Bate, contributing editor at The Pool Abigail Bergstrom, head of publishing at Gleam If you've got burning questions about whether you can make a sideline in writing or turn it into your full time gig, get your tickets now for just £8 each: GET TICKETS HERE DATE: Weds 23rd May TIME: 6pm - 9pm LOCATION: MOO office, Farringdon Power Suit Social is a creative network that seeks to keep creativity financially viable, hosting a series of events with a roster of kickass speakers from big name creative brands to talk about our future. Oh and it's the 1980s branded network you never knew you needed in your life.
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Podcast PresenterCtrl Alt Delete
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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.**
London, United KingdomFull 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.
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