Tiffany St James

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Tiffany St James is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government and an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association.

She embeds social and digital capability into national and international organisations and governments. Speaking worldwide on social media, digital strategy, women in tech and tech innovation.

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Tiffany is a Social Media Strategist and International Speaker

Over the last 5 years Tiffany has tackled the following subjects at Gartner, TED, industry-specific conferences and private client engagements. She focuses on:

  • Citizen Engagement for Governments
  • Digital Strategies
  • Digital Trends
  • Hack Days and Agile Design
  • Open Data
  • Revenue-generating social media services
  • Smart Cities
  • Social Data
  • Social TV
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Crisis Management
  • Social Media and Recruitment
  • Social Media Trends
  • Social Media War Rooms
  • Technology trends in specific markets
  • Women and Technology


Tiffany Has Been Identified As

  • One of the Top 50 European trailblazers 2012 by Kernal Magazine Kernal50
  • One of the Global Top 100 Social Media Agencies and Consultants 2012 2013 by Sparkah
  • One of the Top 100 Most influential people in technology, UK 2012 Tech City Insider TCi100

Career History

Tiffany founded her consultancy Stimulation 11 years ago, a social media and digital strategy service provider to: Aegon, BBC, Channel 4, Google, The Guardian, HP, Microsoft, The National Lottery, Post Office, TalkTalk, UK & Australian Government

She currently holds the posts of:

  • Social Media Spokesperson: BBC London, Channel 4, Orange, MIP Conferences
  • Global Social Media Consultant Strategist AEGON, Possible, The Bio Agency
  • Digital Trainer for The Guardian, Marketing Agencies Association
  • Social Media Trainer for Channel4, TalkTalk, The Post Office,
  • Strategy Board Member of RewiredState.org
  • Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association,
  • Lecturer:Diploma in Integrated MarketingMarketing Agencies Association
  • Dadi Awards Judge 2013 – The Dadi Awards

Recent endeavours have included:

  • TED Speaker: Finalist in TED’s inaugural Global Talent Search 2012/13
  • Inaugural Training Team for Google Squared2012 UK top 100 media graduates
  • Founding Member of Speakers Advisory Council on Public Engagement
  • Digital Business Development EURO RSCG London
  • Head of Public Participation (social media) UK Government
  • Head of Communications, Digital Policy, UK Government
  • Director of Communications, Directgov

I want to thank you personally for your hard work, during what has certainly been a historic few weeks. I believe that the support that the Civil Service gave as we worked to form a new coalition government showed you all at your very best and I cannot stress enough that your contribution is highly valued by us all.–David Cameron, PM

HMG has just lost a brilliant consultant in Tiffany St. James and their digital agenda will be poorer for it.” –Tom Watson MP, Parliamentary Secretary and Digital Minister 

"With lots of help from brilliant Tiffany St. James @eurorscglondon launch advertising’s first managed social media lab” Russ Lidstone, CEO, EURO RSCG