TedxBristol Speakers 2015

Meabh Quoirin

Feeling Emojinal? The New Social Network

Time: 15:00 PM

Meabh has spent the last 13 years as a trends forecaster and has been MD of the Future Foundation since 2009. Future Foundation is all about spotting, interpreting and storifying the future. As the number one independent trends enterprise in the world her team is currently focusing on making their North American presence bigger and better - a tough market to crack, but Meabh likes a challenge.

Far from being about gazing into a crystal ball, Meabh makes it her business to be ‘across everything’. Meabh and her team might just be the reason you started sharing gifs, trawling the dark web or sold your bitcoins.

Beyond the day job Meabh guest lectures at DIT on digital marketing, writes as a LinkedIn influencer and regularly speaks in public. 2016 platforms include Cannes, AdWeek Europe, Marketing Society Annual conference and of course TEDxBristol 2015.

Her talk for us is all about understanding how a more emotional web brings better social commerce and she'll be exploring why who we are and the brands we meet go better together if we learn to love what we share online just a little bit better.

Meabh loves cycling to work, and a bit of poetry because it is the only literature she has time for and being Irish especially loves talking to strangers all over the world. In case you were wondering, Meabh is pronounced “Mave”.

My great expectation for the future is...

...that we will learn to measure social impact, not popularity.

Watch Meabh Quoirin's TedX 2015 talk here: