Early life and education
Hall was born in Harlesden, North West London to a Grenadian Mother and Jamaican Father. He now lives inBedfordshire with his family. Having attended Latymer Upper School Hall finished his secondary education in 1992, and went on to study Applied Biology at Greenwich University. Further education included an IT Network Diploma with Nubicom Consultancy in 1996.
Hall launched and ran several small businesses between 1998 and 2003. However, it was in 2004; venturing into the small claims industry, that his tenure into digital marketing began. Hall bought a small internet company called Claims Master Group. During this time he decided to become proficient in digital marketing in order to promote the website online, and began to self-teach digital marketing techniques.
Following on from his increasing knowledge of digital marketing, in the same year, Hall set up EHL Online Holdings. Along with two partners he identified a gap in the market providing professional digital marketing services to small and medium sized companies in the UK. In 2007, Hall raised capital through the GLE One London fund to go full-time with this digital marketing consultancy which then became known as Pure Online Genius. In the same year, along with partners he launched You Report TV. In the following year the company was shortlisted by First Tuesday as one of the UK’s most innovative internet companies.
In 2009, Hall joined the founder of Family Fridge featured on Dragons Den and the Channel 4 TV show Home of the Future. The innovative platform allowed families to connect and organise activities online.
In 2010 Hall partnered with the founder of CaribDirect, David Roberts to further develop the companies website and marketing strategy. The website provides news from across the Caribbean diaspora, and has to-date developed a Caribbean orientated business network.
Next, Hall sought to developed his personal brand JulianHall.co.uk to launch himself as a speaker, business coach and independent consultant.
In 2013, Hall partnered with The Caribbean Advertising Network in Barbados. He also partnered to set up his own publishing company called Salmon Hall Publishing. Continuing his venture into the literary world, Hall became one of the producers of the Indie Book Show and sponsor of their creative writing project in Sierra Leone with PEN International. A project which helped young African writers raise money for their school fees. Hall was appointed to the board of Charity MOT in March 2013.
2014 – Tribe
In 2014, Hall was appointed CEO of Tribe, a family oriented mobile application.
Using Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing platform, Hall self-published his first book, The 10 Secrets of Social Media Marketing on the 1st December 2010. The book provided insights into how to utilise social media to build relationships with customers.
Hall’s second book Entrepreneur to Ultrapreneur – 100 Ways to up Your Game was also published using the Createspace and Kindle Direct Publishing platform, in July 2013. Working with Web Translations Ltd, the book has been translated into 6 different languages. including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Hall self-published Ignition – How to Startup a Tech Startup with Andreas Bauer of Four40 in February 2014. The foreword for this was written by Penny Power OBE.
Hall’s book Entrepreneur to Ultrapreneur: 100 Ways to up Your Game spurred several spin-offs. The first came during 2013 when Hall created a website which published an original motivational saying for each day of the year at UltrapreneurSayings.com. As part of the MeWe360 business incubator funded by the British Arts Council and Ingenoius, Hall is currently developing an animated series of entrepreneurial superheroes. Later in November 2013, he launched The Ultrapreneur Magazine features articles from entrepreneurs and business owners. The magazine exists in print and online. Ultrapreneur IS is inspired by the popular Love Is…series of cartoons, Hall is developing UltrapreneurShip.IS, a series of cartoons to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.
The brand embarked into the mobile app space on the 16th January 2013 with the launch of Julian Hall’s Ultrapreneur Toolkit. Julian released the mobile app for bothiPhone and Android; it serialised the content of his book, Entrepreneur to Ultrapreneur – 100 Ways to Up Your Game, over a 100 day period. The app was later re-launched in April 2014 to include content from the various Ultrapreneur platforms.
Hall has spoken on a variety of topics in and around business and entrepreneurship. These have included: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur to Ultrapreneur, 10 Secrets of Social Media Marketing, How to Successfully Pitch your Business to Investors, Entrepreneurship and the Global Markets among others.
His knowledge on these topics have brought him to speak at a variety of locations such as:
- Brunel University
- London Metropolitan University
- Westminster Kingsway College
- Barnsley College
- Sussex Downs College
- Hammersmith and West London College
- University of the West Indies
- Niherst College
- Caribbean Development Bank in Barbados, Mobile App Competition.
- Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Office Club
- Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Enterprise Festival, November 2012.
- Caribbean Digital Expo
- Caribbean ICT Roadshow
Working alongside the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Hall delivers his ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ workshop across the Caribbean.
In July 2013, Hall was a judge for the Juno Project student Change A World Challenge award on a panel alongside Michelle Dewberry and Duncan Bannatyne. in conjunction with Women’s Aid. Later in December 2013, Hall re-assumed judging responsibilities and was a panel judge for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Westminster Kingsway College Pitch for Investment event.
Hall has featured in various press titles such as:
- The Voice newspaper in 2011-2013, Hall contributed various articles in the papers business section.
- Knowledge Fountain magazine in 2008.
- Nubia magazine in April 2013.
- RAW Entrepreneur magazine in 2008.
- Panache magazine starting in 2013, Hall is an ongoing contributor.
- The Leeward Times on the 26th October 2012
- Reconnect Africa website in October 2012.
- First Up Breakfast Show, CNMG Trinidad and Tobago in October 2012
- Island Xclusive Show in Barbados
- NACUE Young Entrepreneur Event in December 2012
- CaribDirect.com “Julian Hall inspires audiences at ECCB Business Symposium”
- CarbDirect.com “Amazon Best Selling ebook by Julian Hall – Entrepreneur to Ultrapreneur – 100 Ways to up your Game” on 26 July 2012
- Virgin Media Pioneers Twitter Question and Answer on 10 August 2012
Hall is a member of the Association of Business Mentors. Hall was nominated for a BEFFTA Award in 2013 under the category of Best Author.
In 2008, You Report TV won the Web Marketing Associations WebAwards for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.