Christer Holloman

Thought leader in the fields of social media & internet business.

A new kind of expert, Christer Holloman is a thought-leader in the fields of social media and internet business who is determined to educate and inspire others.

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Sky news feature writer, social media author and chairman of First Tuesday

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About Christer Holloman

Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Christer Holloman first became successful during the internet boom of the late 1990s and has never looked back. Having now worked for, or with, numerous international companies, Holloman has built up his reputation and is now keener than ever to share his knowledge through his books and speaking work.

  •'s Senior Business Development Manager (Europe)
  • Chairman of First Tuesday
  • Author of The Social Media MBA and the First Time Entrepreneur Series

Holloman is an expert keen to share his insight and to inspire others. He has worked with numerous high-profile businesses and is recognised as one of Europe's leading experts in new media, trends and e-commerce. Currently Glassdoor.coms Senior Business Development Manager for Europe, he has previously worked as Head of Digital product Development for The Times/Sunday Times and as Head of Commercial Product Development for Zoopla. In addition to his work with, he is a blogger and expert writer for Sky News Tech Talk and is the Chairman of First Tuesday, a networking forum for technology start-ups, their investors and related service providers.

Holloman has worked as a speaker since 2009, tailoring each of his talks to meet the individual needs of his client. His enthusiasm and knowledge have already earned him a reputation as one of the leading inspirational speakers focusing on new media, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship. He has worked as a speaker for several Fortune 500 companies, including Dell, Intel, Panasonic and Nokia and has advised or worked alongside businesses including MSN, Yahoo! and the Daily Mail and General Trust.

Holloman's talks can cover a wide range of useful and interesting subjects:

  • Creativity 
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Internet
  • New Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • The Rules of Success
  • Entrepreneurial Education Mobile / Social Networking
  • Web 2.0
  • Business on the Web
  • E-Commerce Pay Walls / Micropayments
  • Business Development
  • Expanding into new markets
  • Starting a Business
  • Teamwork / Building Teams
  • Saving a Business
  • New Product Development
  • How to be Entrepreneurial
  • Surviving the Downturn
  • Achieving your Goals
  • Passion for Success
  • Change and Turnaround Trends
  • Online Music
  • How to monetize Social Media / Networks

Holloman achieved a BSc in Business and Economic at the Universality of Ume in his native Sweden. As well as Swedish and English, he can speak conversational Danish and Norwegian. In his spare time Holloman seeks to help young entrepreneurs achieve their goals using new media techniques and via volunteering. In recognition of his work in this area, he has been given an award by the Princes Trust and was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year (Young Achievement) by Young Enterprise. This interest in inspiring young people stems from Holloman's own childhood a born entrepreneur, his early business plans included becoming a Lego retailer! In his teens, he started an advertising and a rent-a-Santa agency.

Positions and Honours

  • Senior Business Development Manager (Europe) - (2013 present)
  • One of Londons Thousand Most Influential Individuals London Evening Standard (2012)
  • Head of Digital Product Development The Times/Sunday Times (2011 2012)
  • Digital Innovation Award - The Telegraph (2011)
  • Head of Commercial Product Development - Zoopla Property Group (2010)
  • Blogger/writer Sky News Tech Talk (2009 present)
  • One of the Top 25 within New Media - London Evening Standard (2009)
  • Head of Product EMEA - (2009)
  • Head of UK Advertising - (2008 2009)
  • UK Business Development Manager - (2007 2008)
  • Chairman First Tuesday (2005 present)
  • Business Consultant Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK (2004 2005)

Speaking Topics

  • Technology, the internet and new media
  • Online business, E-Commerce and product development
  • Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship


"Christer is an excellent speaker. His presentation was perfectly well done, packaged, presented a masterpiece! He captures his audience covering broad subjects, delivering with simplicity complex concepts and advice." - Larissa Smaguina, Managing Director, Valmiris.

"Christer provided us with a lively, relevant and insightful presentation, which sparked off great debate within the group." - Lindsey Morgan, Account Director, Ogilvy.

"He communicated his message with a rare contagious passion and authenticity." - Johan Svensson, Chief Executive Officer, Borneo Family.

"Throughout he acted as a true audience's advocate" - James Cameron, Founder, Camerjam Events.

Books By Christer Holloman

  • First Time Entrepreneur Series: How to Market Your Business Without Spending any Money (2010)
  • First Time Entrepreneur Series: How To Attract Venture Capital And Grow Your Business (with William Donnelly) (2011)
  • First Time Entrepreneur Series: How To Think Creatively And Come Up With Realistic Business Ideas (with William Donnelly) (2011)
  • First Time Entrepreneur Series: How To Write A Professional Business Plan Quickly (with William Donnelly) (2011)
  • The Social Media MBA: Your Competitive Edge in Social Media Strategy Development and Delivery (6 Jan 2012)
  • The Social Media MBA in Practice (2013)

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