A SOCIAL media guru is taking the world by storm after being named as one of the rising stars in the world of marketing.

Tim Hyde, who lives in Knutsford, said it was a massive honour to be selected as one of the 30 top young marketers across the planet.

Performance Marketing World (PMW) set up the awards to recognise the work of breakthrough talent and rising stars aged 30 years and under in the performance marketing industry.

Winners were singled out for their contributions towards exceeding company goals and instigating positive change within their teams and who have managed to achieve great things in the early years of their career.

Tim, who was a LADBible employee of the year at just 19 and now works at Manchester-based TWH Media, said: "It’s a massive honour to have been selected as one of the PMW 30 Under 30.

"Recognition of any sort is always an honour, but to be named alongside so many incredible entrepreneurs is something I’m really proud of."

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Already an award-winning marketer, Tim specialises in social media marketing, acquisition strategy, brand strategy and public speaking and after such a tough couple of years for business across the globe, this accolade is very exciting and encouraging.

Hoping to encourage other young business hopefuls, he added: "I was very young when I made my break into social media, and I have watched it continue grow and become one of the most exciting industries for young people to thrive in. 

"I’m lucky to have been surrounded with some amazing colleagues, mentors and friends from within the industry and have worked with some incredible clients. I have worked hard and believed in myself, and this has massively helped me on my journey thus far."

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The judges said: "What Tim has been able to achieve in a little over four years is impressive and is a testament to his performance marketing skills.

"Tim shows his outstanding orientation in paid social and ability to make money for the clients from different industries and on an international level.

"Tim is definitely one of the best in the field."