By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

Lost Boys


The Drum Social Buzz Awards article

November 27, 2014 | 3 min read

Bruce Daisley, UK managing director of Twitter, has been named Individual of the Year at the Social Buzz Awards, and number one in The Drum’s Social Buzz Top 50.

The inaugural Social Buzz Top 50 celebrates the top 50 people in UK social media marketing.

Prior to Twitter, Daisley was director of YouTube and display at Google, where he was responsible for leading the UK sales for YouTube and Google's online display advertising.

In this role he successfully monetised Google's display business in the UK, with the company rising to be number two in the display market.

He joined Twitter as sales director in 2012 and was promoted to managing director in 2013.

From a list of industry nominated individuals, this year's Social Buzz Awards judges ranked the longlist to whittle it down to the final 50.

Throughout the course of this week, we have been teasing the list, naming 10 people a day. Take a look at who made it into the top 10 alongside Daisley below.

The full list, including profiles of all 50, is now published.

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10: Nadya Powell, managing director, Lost Boys, @NadsBads

9: Danny Whatmough, head of digital, Weber Shandwick, @DannyWhatmough

8: Aman Matharu, digital marketing manager, PepsiCo, @aman_matharu

7: Laura-May Coope, director and co-founder, Social Life, @lauramaycoope

6: James Whatley, social media director, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising London, @Whatleydude

5: Stephen Waddington, director, Ketchum and president, CIPR, @wadds

4: Katy Howell, chief executive, Immediate Future, @katyhowell

3: Jeremy Waite, head of digital strategy EMEA,, @jeremywaite

2: Nicola Mendelsohn, vice-president EMEA, Facebook, @nicolamen

1: Bruce Daisley, managing director, Twitter UK, @brucedaisley

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