[New Research] Emojis and Emotions in 2021

We looked at over 20bn data points across 2021 to understand how we use emojis and emotional language to express ourselves online

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We bring structure and meaning to the voices of billions.

Brandwatch helps you to understand the people of the world in ways you didn’t think possible. No matter how fast things change, our technology follows in real-time. We’re the difference between leading the way and getting left behind.

Our Data
2006
Year founded
500+
Number of employees
5,000+
Number of clients
10
Number of locations
$100m+
Revenue
Who we are

Our leadership

Ulrik Bo Larsen

President

Anders Kloster

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Bingham

Chief Technical Officer

Our Leadership

Chris Bingham

Chief Technical Officer

I’m Hiring

I’m Chris Bingham and I’m the CTO. I lead the worldwide technology teams responsible for product development, research, and support. I bring experience in leadership, management, software architecture, and data science to the company. I’m also an expert in high-scalability systems and text analytics, and named on several U.S. patents.

Prior to Brandwatch, I was the founding CTO of Crimson Hexagon, where I built the product and team from scratch to be a leader in social data analytics. I led the strategic design and development of enterprise-class technology products at a number of global software companies, including Apple, Disney, and Netscape.

I’ve also contributed to the success of high-growth companies in the Boston technology ecosystem, including Fairmarket, Coalesix, Icosystem, and Jana. I hold a B.A. in computer science from Dartmouth College, and I’m an avid cyclist and musician. I live in Cambridge, MA with my wife and two children.

Dan Freund

Chief Revenue Officer

Our Leadership

Dan Freund

Chief Revenue Officer

I’m Hiring

I am the Chief Revenue Officer at Brandwatch leading the Sales, Customer Success and Professional Services teams.

I’m focused on organizational development and process improvements in order to better serve our customers globally. We are working to provide more value to our customers by helping them to leverage our platform and services more effectively in order to achieve accelerated growth.

I have spent the past twenty five years in Technology Sales and Enterprise Software Sales Leadership. Much of my experience is from sixteen plus years at Oracle, but has grown more recently leading Sales at SaaS companies like InsideSales.com and QuickBase.

I have a BS in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and an MS in Operations Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I live in southern New Hampshire and enjoy spending time skiing, hiking and boating on the coast of Maine with my family.

Katja Garrood

Chief Brand Officer

Our Leadership

Katja Garrood

Chief Brand Officer

I’m Hiring

I’m Katja Garrood, the Chief Brand Office, and one of the founding team members. I spent the early years working on app designs and establishing the Brandwatch brand. As the company grew and we expanded internationally, my focus moved to building and leading design teams.

I am passionate about making design core to the business, as it is ultimately the craft of problem solving. What motivates me is knowing we are solving the right problems for our customers so that Brandwatch brings them success. I believe in the principle that we should design to inspire, which is fueled by investing in a collaborative and diverse company culture, conducive to innovation. These qualities bring a deeper meaning and purpose to our work and motivate our designers to be the best at what they do.

I also sit on boards for the Brighton Innovation Network and the Brighton Digital Festival. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Newcastle at Northumbria University. I live in the Sussex countryside with my partner and children where I can daydream, enjoy reading books on failed experiments, or frankly anything scripted, which awakens my mind to a different perspective. Occasionally I scribble with paint.

Nick Gilhespie

SVP Finance

Maddy Thomas

SVP People

Our Leadership

Maddy Thomas

SVP People

I’m Hiring

I’m Madeline Thomas, the SVP for our People team. That means I oversee all of the team’s work, ensuring our strategy supports our unique employee experience, where our people can grow in their careers, learn new skills, and solve interesting problems. I also focus a lot of effort on improving Brandwatch’s diversity and inclusion.

I have a background in people analytics, compensation and performance, and leading global teams, along with an undergraduate degree in Engineering, and an MBA from University of Southern California. I also have two daughters, aged one and four.

Michael Amsinck

Chief Product Officer

Diversity & Inclusion

A diverse and inclusive community

Brandwatch is committed to creating a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our company. We hold ourselves accountable to meeting the diverse needs of our team and ensuring we make efforts to create a positive impact in our internal culture as well as in the wider ecosystem.

“At Brandwatch we are bold when it comes to diversity and inclusion”

- We know that making belonging a top priority will benefit us culturally and commercially. We invest in training for our global team and create safe spaces for everyone to discuss bias, privilege, and structural oppression so we can learn to be active allies together.

Abadesi Osunsade | VP Global Community & Belonging
Get to know us

Our values

It’s not just about what you want to achieve, but how you achieve it. Our values give our staff a framework for what they do and how they collaborate with one another. They’re the basis of our shared purpose.

Authentic

We value openness and integrity, and strive for both between our colleagues and customers.

Bold

We value fearlessness and conviction, and encourage our employees to push the company forwards.

Creative

We value originality and curiosity, and apply both to our work at all levels and in all areas.

Crimson Hexagon has merged with Brandwatch. You’re in the right place!

From May 8th, all Crimson Hexagon products are now on the Brandwatch website. You’ll find them under ‘Products’ in the navigation. If you’re an existing customer and you want to know more, your account manager will be happy to help.