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Sophia Stuart is an award-winning digital strategist, writer and speaker (BBC Radio 4, Nasdaq, Nokia World, O’Reilly, Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland). As a journalist, she covers artificial intelligence, brain-machine interfaces, robots, DARPA, NASA and US Army Cyber Command, and has been published in ELLE China, Esquire Latino, Harper’s Bazaar, Singularity Hub and Ziff Davis PCMag. As a ghostwriter and copywriter for agencies on their client assignments she has written for Louise Galvin, Pacific Gas & Electric, Society for Science & the Public and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously (2006 – 2013), Sophia was an executive at Hearst, (publisher of brands including Cosmopolitan), as head of mobile for Hearst USA, then promoted to head of digital for the international division with strategy oversight in almost 100 countries, including China and Korea. During this time she was voted one of the “Top 21 Social Media Superstars” (Min Online) and her group won many awards (including: Asian Publishing Award, Media Vanguard, Webby). Sophia is the author of How to Stay Sane in a Crazy World (Hay House, 2014), which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and is represented by the literary agent Lisa Gallagher, (DeFiore, NY) and Studio Kairos (for speaking engagements).

Contact: sophsstuart(at)gmail(dot)com

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Experience: 

  • 20th Century Fox: The Devil Wears Prada: digital strategy for theatrical release
  • 20th Century Fox: The Devil Wears Prada: wrote and directed online game
  • Bookmarks Awards: international judge and speaker (South Africa)
  • Common Purpose (UK): 2D virtual world, 4 x sites, digital marketing materials
  • DTCC: Blockchain and Distributed Ledger FinTech (Wall Street)
  • ELLE China: Cover story: Sophia Amoruso, CEO, Nasty Gal #GIRLBOSS
  • Esquire Mexico: Google Futures, Her (Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix interviews)
  • Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve: social media strategy
  • First American Title: interactive sales and marketing materials
  • Hay House: Heal Your Life and Hay House Radio site re-launches
  • Hearst International: multiple brand sites (300), apps, mobile, digital editions
  • Hearst Mobile: I Had No Idea My Phone Could Do That! cross-platform campaign
  • Hearst UK: corporate site, multiple brand sites (22) and ecommerce partnerships
  • Hearst USA: Hearst Mobile, including VZW, VCAST, Sprint, at&t partnerships
  • Hollywood Locations: digital strategy, ghostwriting & social media feeds
  • Louise Galvin: ghostwriting blog, book proposal, social media strategy
  • Mind Over Media: (agency client assignments): Avery, Banner Health, CalClosets, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Position Match, Scrubs, Staples
  • New Line Cinema: Take The Lead: directed mash-up motion capture game
  • Neven Vision (now part of Google): exhibition presentation, digital strategy
  • Pace Communications: Four Seasons Magazine: Opinion piece on digital
  • Pace Communications: Four Seasons digital strategy commission
  • Pocket Gems: Mayfair Brooks: directed mobile episodic drama game (15 part series)
  • Redbird Group: (agency client assignments): CertaPro, J&J Shoes, The Glenlivet
  • Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland: digital strategy speaker (Dublin)
  • Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche: distance learning/digital strategy/site strategies
  • The Digital Check Up: digital strategy for entrepreneurs: Ian Birch, Susie Corwin, Joanna Degeneres, Lanie Denslow, Richard Hayden, Patty Gift, Bobbi Thompson
  • The Frontier Project: Robots feature for Dispatches
  • The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Centre: digital speaker at salon event (Amsterdam)
  • UKTI: Non-Executive Director, US Trade & Investment US Council
  • Voltari: digital strategy
  • Worldwide Entertainment: The Green Inferno: Production Notes [Eli Roth]
  • Ziff Davis (PCMAG): 150+ features (to date) on artificial intelligence, augmented reality, brain-machine interfaces, Caltech, DARPA, Hollywood movies, Internet of Things, NASA, Ridley Scott, robots, Trinity College Dublin, UCLA, USC, virtual worlds

sophia is also the author of How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World (Hay House 2014), featured in ELLE China, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, O, The Oprah Magazine and BBC Radio 4. She is represented by the literary agent, Lisa Gallagher at DeFiore & Company, NY

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