Managing Director, Tunafish Media
Sam Jones is the twenty-nine year old Managing Director of content marketing agency Tunafish Media. Founding the business in 2011- alongside Richard Brooks and James McDonald- Jones has led Tunafish into one of the Northwest’s leading creative agencies working for a wide range of clients including The Royal Society of the Arts, CarFinance247, The British Red Cross, Anxiety UK, The National Football Museum and Manchester City Council. In 2015, he also co-founded a weekly soup kitchen called Not Just Soup, which see’s local restaurants cook for the homeless. Over 40 restaurants have been involved including Australasia, Hawksmoor and Neighbourhood and over 20,000 meals have been provided so far. In this time, Tunafish have won over 30 awards including the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s ‘2017 Most Innovative Use of Social Media’, PR Moment’s 2017 ‘Best Use of Social Media’ and ‘Best Stunt’ and JCI’s ‘Team of the Year’. On a personal level, Sam has been named Made in Manchester Business Development Professional of the Year, PR Moment’s Young Communication’s Professional of the Year, Downtown in Businesses’ Communications Professional of the Year, JCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Insider Magazine’s Young Marketing Professional of the Year and EN Magazine’s Media Entrepreneur of the Year. He was also named in Insider Magazine’s 42 under 42. ” In 2017, he was named as one of the 50 most influential people in Manchester. Sam supports Man United and wishes he was Indiana Jones.