Tom de Grunwald is a London based producer and strategist currently working at Channel 4, and co-founder of disruptive democratic startup Swap my Vote, which made global headlines during the UK’s 2015 General Election. He is a passionate believer in the ability of both storytelling and technological innovation to create social good.
As Head of Social at innovative digital agency The Project Factory he was responsible for Downton Abbey‘s award winning social media strategy, and developing, executing and overseeing digital strategy for countless other projects including Unreported World, Portrait Artist of the Year, Made in Chelsea, and How We Get To Next.
Most recently Tom has returned to Channel 4, delivering critically acclaimed advertiser funded Shorts series for All 4, working with both disability charity Scope on What Not To Do… and Heineken UK on Helluva Tour. Previously he headed up Development at arts producers 1515 Productions and worked with Telegraph Hill to devise an innovative social and street art strategy for Radio 1 Xtra Live.
Passionate about producing ground breaking, meaningful projects across media, Tom leads creative teams, writing, developing and producing for television and the web, liaising with every party involved in a project, from on screen talent through funders to the audience itself.
He takes a particular interest in how new technologies can shape and augment our ability to both tell and understand stories, and seeks to innovate and experiment in every project he undertakes.
Tom has written and performed music on a wide variety of instruments and in a wide variety of bands and genre contexts, including running a small live promotions company and label.