Crowd Surfing Live

I have spent the past few years travelling around Europe and North America giving talks, facilitating workshops and running training sessions on the key themes covered in Crowdsurfing and Loose, plus a range of other topics. My clients have included the Bacardi, BBC, Marks & Spencer, the Institute of Directors, Wolters Klewer and Elanco.

I spent five years running a series of marketing capabilities workshops for Bacardi Global Brands, on topics such as brand positioning, consumer insight, finance for marketers and communications planning. The workshops consistently received 80%+ approval ratings for both delivery and content.

I have recently been appointed as the Institute of Directors’ course leader for social media. This has involved me running a highly successful series of ‘Social media strategy for directors’ workshops. In addition to achieving a delegate rating of 86%, the workshops generated the following comments:
- “Obviously not Martin’s first rodeo! Great delivery.”
- “Martin’s ability to engage with the group was excellent and he kept the subject matter interesting with relevant case studies.”
- “One of the best courses/ presentations I have attended in a long time.”
- “A course which is very well delivered and provides plenty of food for thought.”

Here is a selection of testimonials from some of my other clients:

“Martin has worked with The Social Media Academy over an extended length of time to act as Conference Chair at close to thirty social media conferences. These have covered a myriad of focused topics – across the various social media platforms, and targeted at many different industry areas. Martin’s delivery and organisation of these events has been impeccable throughout. We closely collect feedback at all of our events and Martin’s Chairing responsibilities frequently feature as one of the main positive themes from attending delegates.”  Graham Lee, CEO Social Media Academy

“It was a great evening for us and you were fantastic. Your delivery, the subject matter and your insights made for a thoroughly entertaining event. Our clients were raving about it and it’s certainly given us all food for thought.” – head of new business, design agency

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a big ‘thank you’ for speaking at our event on Tuesday. You may be pleased to know that you got a clean sweep of ‘excellent’ on the feedback forms.” – MD, technology supplier to the communications industry

“The highlight for many people was a session entitled ‘Coping with the new audience empowerment’, featuring Martin Thomas, author of Crowd Surfing” – Communicate Magazine Social Media Conference

“The feedback on your session at the conference was tremendous – you certainly made an impression!” – Chief Executive, Marketing Institute of Ireland

“Many thanks for two outstanding sessions. The guys are buzzing – it was really inspirational for them.” – PR agency head

“The most difficult slot of any conference is undoubtedly the one straight after lunch. Co Author of Crowd Surfing, Martin Thomas, rewrote that theory with probably the most energetic and compelling session of the day which loosely followed the consumer empowerment theme of the book and reinforced the fact that social media must now be at the heart of everyone’s communications strategies.”Andrew Wake, Don’t Panic Events

‘thank you’ for speaking at our event on Tuesday. You may be pleased to know that you got a clean sweep of ‘excellent’ on the feedback forms” – Technology supplier to PR industry

If you would like me to give a talk, facilitate a workshop or put together a complete training programme, please contact me via email ( or phone 44 (0)7919 537 763.