Will Francis is an expert on and happy to speak in public about digital and social media, consumer and emerging tech, marketing and advertising as well as business, particularly small new businesses, such as tech and media start-ups.
Will recently left a creative digital agency – Harkable – which he founded 5 years ago with two others, through which he helped brands like Net A Porter, Samsung, Penguin Books, Spotify, Warner Music, Nike Foundation to reach their audiences in more meaningful ways through digital and social media. He is now in the process of setting up his own agency, Vandal, which will do similar work but focus more tightly on creative technology and innovation.
He has delivered talks at various conferences including Social Media Week London, TFM&A, Internet World, 2020 Digital Media, Enterprise Nation and the keynote at Bookseller’s Annual Marketing Conference in 2015. Most recently Will spoke at 100% Design at Olympia.
Will was born in the North but having lived in London for almost half his life it fascinates him from a distance. He thinks the North is misunderstood from here and struggles with its own identity too. A veggie for fifteen years with a passion for music production and art history, Will dreams of exploring the sea and crossing the Atlantic in a sailing boat.
His first book, Cocktails of the Movies, was published by Random House in 2015 and more drinks books (as well as non-drinks ones) are on the horizon.
COCKTAILS OF THE MOVIES: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CINEMATIC MIXOLOGY – buy it here
Cocktails of the Movies serves up the 64 greatest cocktails to have featured on film. Take a journey through Hollywood’s lifelong love affair with cocktails, celebrating the greatest characters and their iconic drinks through original illustrations and easy-to-follow recipes. From Marilyn’s Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to The Dude’s White Russian in The Big Lebowski, there’s something for everyone. Each cocktail is accompanied by the recipe, method, a history of the drink and a synopsis of its scene in the movie alongside full-color original artwork.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7th November 2016