Sam Conniff Allende started his entrepreneurial career at the tender age of 19. Since then, he has started ten successful startups, including the likes of the Bafta-winning content agency Don’t Panic, the genre-defining interactive television series Dubplate Drama, and the industry-leading creative youth network Livity.
His excellent work ethic and proven results have seen Sam Conniff Allende become a mentor to thousands of young, talented entrepreneurs the world over. He is also a talented and much sought after public speaker, an advocate of corporate responsibility and accountability, and a purpose-driven strategy consultant. The latter has seen him consult to brands such as Unilever, Red Bull, Play Station, and Roald Dahl.
Sam Conniff Allende is also the author of “Be More Pirate or How To Take On the World and Win”. Its contents is based on true, untold strategies and successes of pirates as agents of change, leadership, and social innovation.
His work has seen Sam Conniff Allende the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. Amongst these, he includes the EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Global CSR Leader at the Global CSR Awards. Livity, during his tenure as CEO, was named Marketing Agency of the Year, receiving the Grand Prix at the 2017 BIMA’s in recognition for the company’s positive and industry-wide influence.
As a public speaker, the acclaimed Sam Conniff Allende addresses issues pertaining to marketing, change within an organisation, future trends, and the future of work.
“Pirates didn’t set out to change the world, they wanted to change their world – Sam's workshop turned us all into pirates and gave us a mantra we can all live by – needed now more than ever.”
"The feedback on your talk was so positive. The topic couldn’t have been more relevant, and you left the team energised and thought provoked. Thank you for coming along!"
“Being able to lead a team through major change by inspiring them to see opportunities and create advantages often feels impossible, but Sam’s passionate accounts of what can be achieved, told through historical references to Pirates, make anything seem possible. Be more pirate is more than just a book it’s a cultural movement… get involved and be more pirate!”
“Read it. Applied it. And achieved positive irreversible change within my team and the results we deliver - Professional Corporate Rule-Breaking is the new innovation!”