OUr vision

Our goal is to allow influencers and followers to share in the wealth of the social media economy and be able to monetize their influence and engagement.

Our Journey

2015

We started thinking  “Why don’t we get rewarded for our social media posts and engagement?” And thus, the SocialPayMe™ concept was born!

2016

The world witnessed the election of the first US President who never previously held office. Donald Trump’s digital rhetoric via his 35,617 tweets forever changed the way politicians communicate with followers…where the medium is overshadowed by the messenger.

2017

Was the 10th anniversary of the birth of the hashtag, originally proposed by Chris Messina. Little did he know that the “hashtag” would become one of the most used and recognizable features of social media platforms worldwide. In addition, one of the first popular NFTs, Cryptokitties, a blockchain-based virtual game that allows players to adopt, breed, and trade virtual cats from the safety of their wallets, was born.

2018

Influencer marketing becomes mainstream as a growing industry. Instagram reaches 1 billion users and becomes an advertising powerhouse, and Google receives 61,000 queries for “influencer marketing” in one month. Fascinated by the social media influencer and NFT movements, we sought the advice and counsel of world-renowned MIT professor and expert in digital rhetoric, Dr. Edward Schiappa, who agrees to join the advisory board.

2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a disclosure guide regarding “Payola”, the illegal practice of providing and accepting undisclosed payments for promoting products. Meanwhile, Dr. Singh completes his PhD in Social Media in just 35 months. His dissertation measured social media voice & follower engagement for Trump’s 35,617 tweets for the 2016 campaign

2022

We’ve accumulated over 2000 influencers on the waitlist, signed two prominent brands, filed 3 trademarks and 9 pending patents, formed a world-class team, and are proud to launch in January 2023 as the most complete social media marketplace for creators/influencers, fans/followers, and brands.

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Team

Hugh Brennan

Chief Excecutive Officer

20+ years leadership experience, former USAF Lt. Col, former CFO multiple companies. MS in Accounting.

Neal Schaffer

Chief Marketing Officer

World’s foremost expert and
literally “wrote the book” on
Influencer Marketing

Kwan King (Ken) Ng

Chief Technology Officer

Social media monitoring expert. Former Accenture, HP, PWC, leading Euro bank, 2012 Olympics. MS in Computer Science

Guilherme Hada

Chief Data Officer
LATAM Cofounder

Current at FSU studying BS in Finance. Future goals include MS in Data Analytics

Anthony Kimaz

Chief Experience Officer
Middle East Cofounder

Behavioral expert, crypto investor, and crypto educator

Roger Kuo

Chief of Staff

15 years startup founder, now VC. Operations, sales, community and marketing expert 

Tom Stavely

VP of UI/UX
UK Cofounder

15 years engineer. Former Head of Digital at News UK.

Sonal Chawla

Chief Strategy Officer

CFO at international wholesale trading company.

Juan Carlos

Chief Marketing Officer
Caribbean Cofounder

Senior Production Designer at Walt Disney. Formerly worked at Marvel. 

Charles G. Mwangi

Chief Knowledge Officer
Africa Cofounder

Experienced content creator. BS in Education, B. Ed (Arts) from Kenyatta University.

Eva Mantizou

Chief HR Officer
European Cofounder

Took European gaming company public. Polish Incubator Founder. MIT Ace Graduate

Team

Hugh Brennan

Chief Excecutive Officer

20+ years leadership experience, former USAF Lt. Col, former CFO multiple companies. MS in Accounting.

Neal Schaffer

Chief Marketing Officer

World’s foremost expert and
literally “wrote the book” on
Influencer Marketing

Kwan King (Ken) Ng

Chief Technology Officer

Social media monitoring expert. Former Accenture, HP, PWC, leading Euro bank, 2012 Olympics. MS in Computer Science

Guilherme Hada

Chief Data Officer
LATAM Cofounder

Current at FSU studying BS in Finance. Future goals include MS in Data Analytics

Anthony Kimaz

Chief Experience Officer
Middle East Cofounder

Behavioral expert, crypto investor, and crypto educator

Roger Kuo

Chief of Staff

15 years startup founder, now VC. Operations, sales, community and marketing expert 

Tom Stavely

VP of UI/UX
UK Cofounder

15 years engineer. Former Head of Digital at News UK.

Sonal Chawla

Chief Strategy Officer

CFO at international wholesale trading company.

Juan Carlos

Chief Marketing Officer
Caribbean Cofounder

Senior Production Designer at Walt Disney. Formerly worked at Marvel. 

Charles G. Mwangi

Chief Knowledge Officer
Africa Cofounder

Experienced content creator. BS in Education, B. Ed (Arts) from Kenyatta University.

Eva Mantizou

Chief HR Officer
European Cofounder

Took European gaming company public. Polish Incubator Founder. MIT Ace Graduate

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