Personal Branding Agency behind top UK CEOs accelerates growth by 300%


A leading personal branding agency that is behind the influential profiles of top UK CEOs has accelerated its growth by an impressive 300% over the last 12 months.

Originally established in 2018 by personal branding expert, Ash Jones, Great Influence specialises in working with entrepreneurs, CEOs and other influential high-profile individuals to grow and develop their own positive personal brand through social media.

At just 33, Ash’s journey to business success started in 2014 when he became one of six founding members of Social Chain – now one of the World’s most renowned social media agencies, with a public listing on the German Stock Exchange and revenue in excess of €620 million.

Having originally joined the agency as Marketing Director, Ash and the team quickly realised that the best way to attract new clients was by building an influential personal brand for co-founder, Steven Bartlett - now the author of a Sunday Times’ Bestseller and the youngest Dragon to ever appear on the popular BBC series, Dragon’s Den.

Within a short amount of time, Steven secured over 1 million followers across Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, whilst establishing further personal authority with the launch of his own podcast series, The Diary of a CEO, which is now a UK top 5 podcast and has remained Europe’s number one business podcast for the last 58 weeks running.

Recognising his talent and passion for personal branding, Ash left Social Chain in 2018 to set up Great Influence, and in just three years, the agency has evolved into a team of personal branding specialists and has successfully helped many of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs build their own influential profile - including Julian Hearn, Founder of Huel, Umar Kamani, Founder of Pretty Little Thing and Oliver Cookson, Founder of Myprotein.

Having accelerated growth by an impressive 300% over the last 12 months, Great Influence is now forecast to achieve a 7-figure revenue by the close of 2022.

Ash Jones confirmed:

“The power of building personal brand has increased significantly in recent years, as more and more individuals look to engage with a business or brand via its CEO through key social media platforms, like Instagram or LinkedIn. People essentially want to buy from people, and I feel incredibly fortunate to have understood and driven the correlation between personal branding and business success during the initial four years that I worked at Social Chain.

In launching Great Influence, I had a clear goal to help other CEOs and Entrepreneurs build and refine their own personal brand and I am incredibly excited to not only have really scaled the business over the latter 12 months, but to also be an early disruptor to the industry niche, which is forecast to accelerate significantly over the next few years.”

Headquartered in Manchester City Centre, Great Influence employs a team of Six talented personal branding specialists and is fast becoming the ‘go to’ agency for CEOs and Entrepreneurs across the UK.

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