Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons)
Managing Partner & Financial Planner
firstname.lastname@example.org +34 664 398 702
Dear Twitter Verified,
I have created this page on our official website to prove beyond refute that I am eligible for verification. I feel there is a pattern that leading figures in the European financial sector are consistently overlooked in comparison to their US counterparts, so thought the following information may help:
- I founded Chorus Financial in 2016 and in 2018 and 2019 we won Europe’s biggest financial marketing award. We were the smallest company in the history of these awards to have been even nominated, so to win one of their top 3 prizes, and to be in a 5 company shortlist for Best Firm in Europe was an unprecedented achievement. Our awards were granted for our groundbreaking campaigns to educate investors living in Europe, a campaign that reached millions of people. To be named as the most influential person in European financial marketing was also a huge personal honour. A couple of sources https://international-adviser.com/europe-best-practice-adviser-award-winners-revealed-2/ and https://www.emigrate.co.uk/news/20180925-23071_expataimed-boutique-ifa-firm-wins-prestigious-award
- My twitter account @SamTwits has circa 10,000 followers. It has been cited in countless articles, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times. Last week I was featured on Marques Brownlee’s (https://twitter.com/MKBHD) podcast, view from minute 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBzZ8OoPmrA&t=2347s. My regular interactions with Elon Musk have led to many revelations, including that Tesla were working on a Covid 19 vaccines with Curevac https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/gadgets-news/elon-musks-tesla-to-help-pharma-company-in-development-of-covid-19-vaccine/articleshow/76762165.cms In the last month alone my tweets have featured in numerous global publications https://www.thelocal.es/20210824/five-stats-to-understand-why-spains-mar-menor-is-full-of-dead-fish/ and https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/elon-musk-announces-humanoid-tesla-bot-netizens-react-with-memes-7464555/
- I am an exec director of Nanusens, another multi-award winning company, who are leaders in sensor technology. Here is another source where you can verify me https://nanusens.com/about-us/
- I am the weekly finance columnist at The Olive Press, Spain’s leading English newspaper, which reaches over 600,000 people per week across Europe https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/author/s-kellychorusfinancial-es/
I would like to post in a more professional capacity on Twitter, but my account has been cloned several times, and my followers have been targeted with financial scams. As the MD of a firm with £100s of millions of assets under management I have to be fairly careful tweeting in a professional capacity from an unverified account which is so easily cloned – I’m sure you can appreciate why I would not want to open our client-base up to being the targets of financial frauds that proliferate on twitter.
In conclusion, I feel as one of Europe’s most influential financial marketers, a finance columnist at the mostly widely read English newspaper in Europe (outside the UK), someone who is responsible for £100s of millions of investor funds, an active sustainable energy advocate and a regular twitter influencer it would be helpful and more secure for my account to be verified, and I would very much appreciate it if you would do so. Thank you for taking the time to read this.