Paull Young: The Innovation 50

Strategic partnerships, Instagram

An Aussie making waves in San Francisco, Paull Young began 2015 at Instagram. He works with strategic partners to create activations on the photo-based, social-sharing site in categories such as media, fashion, and art. His new position ended his five-year tenure at charity: water, where he pioneered a peer-to-peer fundraising effort that generated more than $37 million in donations. In addition to online fundraising, he was also responsible for the charity’s web, social media, and mobile channels.

He has been recognized not only here for his accomplishments, but also in his native Australia, where he was on the Australian Trade Commission’s "Australia Unlimited" list of influential expats. Young left Sydney in 2007 for the US, after having launched one of Australia’s earliest and most influential PR and marketing blogs, Young PR.

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