Net Natives

The Brighton based company that’s social in every sense

Net Natives, on Bond Street in Brighton, have the youngest partners around. Enthusiasm and partnership ethos run through this youthful company like a stick of Brighton rock. The average age there is just 22, not including its founder Steve Evans, but it’s all down to his modern outlook on everything that his company is truly one of a kind.

Having fun while doing interesting stuff

Steve set up Net Natives because he wanted “to have fun whilst doing interesting and useful stuff”. Since they launched five years ago, the company has managed thousands of social and online advertising campaigns, their ads have been seen over two billion times worldwide and their social marketing software has launched over a thousand Facebook apps. They also have an unrivalled reputation and an army of people who can’t stop singing their praises.

Steve has built his business around the great people that he employs. It would be hard to find anyone who values their team more than he does. That’s why when business coach Ed Percival introduced Steve to Optimal Compliance last year, it took him 5 minutes to decide that the OC partnership structure was perfect for his business.

Building a network through trust and generosity

Steve grew up in recruitment. In the 90’s he had a reputation for being honest, modest and one of the few people in the industry that top level candidates trusted. And if you think that’s pretty rare, when he moved into digital recruitment and job boards a few years later, he built a client base and a network of people (who still follow him today) because of his willingness to share his knowledge and give away his ideas for free. Words like ‘superstar’ and ‘amazing’ seem to follow Steve around wherever he goes.

The perfect environment for social and community engagement

Social media provided the next forward step in Steve’s career. It was an obvious step for him to take too. Steve knew the recruitment industry like the back of his hand and he knew digital. Put the two together and you have the perfect environment to start a social media business that specialises in recruitment marketing and advertising. That was when he started  back in 2008. These days Net Natives is the number one ‘go to’ place for social media strategy in any area of community engagement.

With offices in hip and vibrant Brighton, socials at the pub every Friday evening, a young and dynamic peer group and ‘partnership’ in a cool social media company – there’s no wonder people love being part of his team and doing great things for all of Net Native’s clients.

Net Natives are natively social and an instinctively good choice for anyone looking for help with their social marketing strategy. Get in touch with Steve and really listen to what he says. We know people who have built their whole marketing strategy around his tips and advice!

 ‘I changed my business structure to the OC partnership model because I wanted to share everything with my team and really engage them in the business. Being a partner is seen as a privilege and now my guys are even more energised as a result’ – Steve Evans