Creative Social was founded in 2004, by Daniele Fiandaca and Mark Chalmers.

Creative Social is a collective of the world’s most pioneering, interactive creative directors and business owners (the Socials) – a group of people who recognise that collaborating in this digital landscape is how we’ll advance the industry and enjoy the journey. Our primary aim is to provide a platform for creativity and talent, albeit through events, publications and just doing interesting things. Very much how John Hegarty advises. “Do interesting things and interesting things happen to you”.

Twice a year we meet up face to face, creating a perfect tribe & catalyst for movement. We have so far staged CS Global events in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Hamburg, Las Vegas, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Stockholm and Tokyo.

See below for a peek into what goes on at our events:

There are also local Creative Socials in London, Milan, New York and Sydney. We have also spoken at the Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, Eurobest and Creative Review’s Click in London, New York and Singapore.

We founded both Creative Showcase in the UK and Creative Showcase in Australia.

In 2014 we published our second book: Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief; Advertising’s Next Generation A collection of 30 essays from 35 authors, divided under the headers of Advertising, Creativity, Culture, Eduction, Innovation and Future.

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Our first book: Digital Advertising: Past, Present, and Future.


If you are interested in getting involved with Creative Social as a contributor, a partner or have any questions, please get in touch – [email protected] / @CreativeSocial