Richard is the Founder and CEO of EngageSciences, a social media marketing activation platform. With clients in over 50 countries, including the likes of Spotify, Home Shopping Network, Stella Artois, Nokia and Rakuten, EngageSciences has delivered a platform that brings core marketing principles to social media management. Going beyond the quest for likes, or the desire to optimize content and reach, Richard is passionate about giving brands the tools they need to optimize their community to drive marketing goals. With infographic-style real-time marketing insights and advanced social campaign management functionality, brands can for the first time see how they are moving their community from just spectators, to engaged followers and ultimately brand advocates. With deep segmentation and profiling capabilities, social media managers can now build relationships with the fans that matter most and deliver a goldmine of data to the wider marketing department. Richard is a contributor to leading industry blogs as well as the national press and is a regular speaker at social media events in Europe and the US.