I’m passionate about teaching and turning the techno-babble of social media, marketing and the internet into plain English.

Rather unintentionally, I've begun to be called The Tools Guy , often speaking on the topic of social media and marketing tools.

Ian Anderson Gray
  • Learn how to use the latest tools to help manage your online business
  • Get actionable ideas for promoting your business
  • Learn the latest techniques to become more efficient and productive
Attendee Social Media Marketing World

Ian was spot on! He nailed his content and had a great presence on stage. Very engaging towards the audience, too. He and Amy Porterfield were by far the best speakers, content-wise and stage presence-wise.

Ian spoke at our inaugural Big Social Media Conference in July 2015. Not only did he deliver an insightful and engaging talk on social media tools (with some great takeaways for the audience) he was also an exceptional advocate in the run up to the conference, supporting all marketing communications and assisting in promotion.

He is certainly an expert in his field, but down to earth and refreshingly humble with it. Our audience was delighted with the information shared and we would certainly have Ian on our wish list for future conferences.

Alexandra Kington Head of Marketing
SME Club and pro-newsroom
Ian Anderson Gray

While we all know tools aren’t the answer to all our problems they can help you make smarter business decisions and become more productive and efficient. 

Over the past year, I’ve spoken at many events and conferences including New Media Europe and the Big Social Media Conference in Manchester (UK), The Irish Biz Party Conference in Northern Ireland, and the BabelCamp in the Czech Republic.

Alisa Meredith Chief Marketer
Scalable Social Media.

I was fortunate to snag Ian for my Visual Social Media conference AND my podcast. Ian is relatable, funny, and incredibly helpful in all his presentations. His goal is to help and inform, but he does this in the most effortlessly engaging way - he's quite irresistible.

I’ve delivered many different presentations and I love to tackle best practices in social media and technology as well as the latest tips, tools and hacks so that you can become more effective and productive in managing your social media for your business.

Originally, I trained as a professional classical singer (I’m a baritone) at the Royal Northern College of Music in the United Kingdom. My mother was an opera singer and a teacher, and it seems I’ve inherited her passion for being on stage as well as teaching!


We engaged with Ian for his services as a speaker and found him extremely knowledgeable and likable which was perfect for the audience of startups and SMEs. Ian had the audience spellbound with his knowledge. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any events where social media and the power of social media is being discussed.

Samantha Kelly Founder of
Social Media Summit
Tweeting Goddess

I always aim to give lots of actionable tips in my presentations, and I can’t help but add a little bit of British humour to the mix (I am British after all!). I do get a thrill at seeing people learn as well as exploding people’s brains (in a friendly way of course).

Attendee Social Media Marketing World

Ian is really well versed in his craft and is always a pleasure to listen to. He raised the energy in the room by doing an exercise and everyone engaged with him well. Great job Ian!

Ian Anderson Gray

Example Presentations

  • Social Media Tools to Boost your Effectiveness in a Noisy World
  • How To Find The Best Social Media Management Tool For Your Business
  • ​Tools to Boost your Visual Social Media Marketing Productivity in a Busy World
  • Reigniting your Social Media Audience
  • ​Social Media Management Tools: Cut Through the Noise - A guide on picking your ideal SMM tools
  • How Social Media Monitoring Makes your Business Smarter
Tobi Awoyemi Social Media
Strategist & Trainer

Ian has a deep and admirable knowledge of Social Media and great expertise in the use of Social Media Tools to effectively reach Business or Organisational goals. Ian shares this wealth of Social Media knowledge on stage when he is speaking in a clear, concise and “no fluff” way that empowers his listeners for immediate implementation of the tactics and strategies he shares in order to achieve business results.Your audience will go away knowing they’ve been equipped on how to effectively and efficiently leverage social media tools to achieve their Business goals.

Previous & Forthcoming Speaking Engagements

April 2017

Social Media Convent
Gdańsk, Poland

March 2017

Social Media Marketing World
San Diego, USA

Oct 2016

Social Media Success Summit
(Virtual Conference)

Sep 2016

T&G Show
Coventry, UK

July 2016

Marketing Success Summit
(Virtual Conference)

July 2016

Social Media Society
(Virtual Presentation)

June 2016

New Media Europe
London, UK

May 2016

Rule Breakers Conference
(Online Conference)

April 2016

European Brass Band Association Forum
Lille, France

April 2016

Social Media Marketing World
San Diego, USA

March 2016

Social Media Summit
Dublin, Ireland

Nov 2015

Visual Social Media Conference
(Online Conference)

Oct 2015

IrishBizParty Conference
Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, UK

Sep 2015

New Media Europe
Manchester, UK

Sep 2015

Brno, Czech Republic

July 2015

The Big Social Media Conference
Manchester, UK

June 2015

Brandwatch Influencer Event
London, UK

June 2015

Creative Pro Manchester
Manchester, UK

Speaking at BabelCamp, Czech Republic


If you'd like me to speak at your conference or event, get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.