First: How do you pronounce Silfwer? It’s easy, you say it just like you would the metal silver /sɪlvər/! I’m 36 years old and I’m a Swede — hence the Viking-style spelling.
(Speaking of Viking-heritage; I’m a Y-DNA I1-M253 (Wikipedia), for all you genefreaks out there.)
I live with my wife Lisah and my son Jack in Stockholm where I work as a senior advisor and spin doctor for a few carefully chosen brands at the time. It’s a lifestyle choice to freelance — and I love it.
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— Micco Grönholm, Director of Communications at City of Helsingborg
“Jerry is a natural. He is one of – if not the leading thinker in Sweden – for conversation-based communication and social media strategies. You’re just better when you’re around Jerry.”
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— Sofia Sunnerlöf, Digital Manager at The Swedish Tourism Association
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jerry in a variety of different strategic communication projects, both online and offline. Whichever task was ahead, Jerry always met challenges with an inspiring mix of creativity, strategic know-how and a deep knowledge about the ever-changing digital landscape.”
— Martin Stenberg, CMO at Danske Bank
“Jerry is one of those people you want on your team. He has extensive and in-depth knowledge not only about his field of work, but so much more. And he is not only a brilliant writer, he is a fast brilliant writer. I still believe that he has somehow received more hours a day than the rest of us. He gets so much done and is still there to discuss and give advice to those around him.”
— Charlotta Falk, Director of Public Relations at EF Education First
“Jerry is a damn good communicator with a good mindset. I would also mention his ability to communicate with everyone from production teams to large enterprises and his skills as a team leader, holding large and heterogeneous groups together. Jerry not only gives me inspiration, he inspires people around him with his genuine ideas and meaningful thoughts.”
— Karim Walldén, Nordic PR Manager at Unilever
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“Perhaps surprisingly for an evangelist personality, Jerry is also a good listener — much appreciated by clients and colleagues.”
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About Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer (b. 1979) is the Founder and CEO at Spin Factory, a digital strategy agency for B2C and B2B brands. The methodology is based on international experiences of practical implementation, scientific findings and behavioural research.
Former COO and Executive Digital Strategist at Whispr Group, a data-driven social media agency. The agency was founded in New York and Jerry was brought onboard right after the start in 2010. After a year and a half stationed in New York, Jerry relocated from Manhattan back to Stockholm in 2012 to set up Whispr Stockholm as Country Manager.
Prior to Whispr, Jerry was the Head of Network & Relations at Springtime PR, the largest owner-led agency in the Nordics. At this time, the agency gained acclaim as one of the most prominent Nordic PR agencies in social media, combining it with expertise in Public Affairs, Internal Communications, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. During a period of this time, Jerry acted as Nordic PR Manager for Adobe Systems. Later in 2014, Adobe brought Jerry onboard their EMEA ThinkTank.
Jerry holds Bachelor Degrees in Public Relations and Linguistics from Mid Sweden University and were awarded scholarships by PRECIS (Public Relations Agencies in Sweden) and DIK (Union for Communication Professionals in Sweden).
Jerry was also Senior Communications Advisor for the Swedish Pirate Party throughout the EU election campaign in 2009, which resulted in 7% of the votes and two parliament seats for the party in 2008, Jerry founded the no. 1 PR community in the Nordics, PR of Sweden and his blog Doctor Spin, ranked by Invesp amongst the Top 25 PR blogs in the world.
Jerry has spoken at the World Public Relations Forum, given several lectures at Berghs School of Communication, Beckman’s College of Design and Hyper Island, been dinner speaker at Sweden Social Web Camp and been featured in national trade media on several occasions. He is also a Social Media Today and CMO.com featured writer.
Jerry was nominated by Cision in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for Most Influential Digital PR Professional.
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