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Canada’s Second Act

July 06, 2018

The following is an op ed from Allen Lau, CEO & co-founder, Wattpad. It first appeared in Betakit. This weekend, while celebrating Canada Day with family and friends, and in the midst of a  constant stream of news about a growing trade war ...

Transforming Entertainment with the Best Minds in Arts and Sciences

March 07, 2018

For close to 12 years, Wattpad has been disrupting entertainment and transforming how people find and experience stories. Our roots are in social storytelling--something we continue to dominate in nearly every market on the planet--but today, we are ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau's Latest Contribution to INC

May 18, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau Contributes Insights to INC

April 26, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

Scaling the Future: Allen Lau's Advice for Writing Professional Email

April 12, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

Scaling the Future: Allen Lau on Why Diversity in the Workforce Can Be Your Major Advantage

March 27, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It ...

Scaling The Future: Allen Lau to Contribute Insights to INC

March 03, 2017

Wattpad Co-founder and CEO Allen Lau is one of the newest contributors to INC.com, a leading site for business news, ideas, and inspiration. His Column, Scaling the Future, will examine the challenges startups face in the innovation economy. It will ...

SXSW Tickets are Going Fast But You Can Still Catch Wattpad Star Sandra Grayson

February 27, 2017

Every year, thousands descend on Austin, Texas, for South by SouthWest (SXSW). It’s a festival and conference that celebrates the convergence of the tech, music, and entertainment industries. To reach this interesting mix of creatives, the Consulate ...

Generosity is The Key To Community Development

December 14, 2016

Last month marked 10 years of Wattpad. We celebrated this journey with our global community and released our plans to change the face of entertainment in the years to come. Wattpad’s Head of Creators Melissa Nightingale and Head of Audience Jeanne ...

Join Us for Social Media Week Toronto (SMWiTO)

June 06, 2016

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Join Wattpad at Social Media Week LA

May 15, 2016

On Friday, June 10th at 4:00 PM PST, Wattpad will host a session at Social Media Week LA called How Social Storytelling is Changing Entertainment Marketing. The session, hosted by Wattpad and moderated by Wattpad’s Director of Brand Partnerships, ...

Wattpad Data Predicts Winners for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards

April 08, 2016

The Wattpad community is powered by fans. Every month, over 40 million people use Wattpad to connect over stories about the things they love. Celebrities, popular fandoms, and iconic characters are woven into many of the stories shared on ...

Comedy Spotlight: Humor writer Andrew Shaffer on how Wattpad helps his comedy writing

April 01, 2016

There are people who claim they don’t suffer fools gladly. We think those people are probably lying. April Fools’ Day is a 24-hour window where it’s socially acceptable to test the limits of our own comedic tomfoolery - and shed light on those who ...

Nonfiction Surges on Wattpad, Creates New Opportunities for Nonprofits

March 09, 2016

While fiction can help us escape into imagined worlds, stories based on fact help us connect and find meaning in the world we live in. Last month, people spent 18 million minutes reading nonfiction stories on Wattpad. Many of these stories were ...

The UnSlut Project: How a Private Diary Became a Social Movement

February 26, 2016

In 2013, Emily Lindin did something incredibly brave. She shared her grade-school diary that chronicled her experiences being labeled the school ‘slut’ with the world. Emily hoped it would put a spotlight on an issue young women face all too often: ...

From Zero to 40 Million: A Look Back at Nine Years of Wattpad

November 09, 2015

This post is brought to you by Wattpad Co-Founders Allen Lau & Ivan Yuen.Today, Wattpad turns nine. Around this time of year, Ivan and I always get a bit nostalgic as notifications pour in from people around the world wishing Wattpad a happy ...

Building a positive community

October 19, 2015

This post is brought to you by Wattpad Co-Founder and CEO Allen Lau.Community is at the heart of Wattpad. It’s the environment and atmosphere that welcomes you as you start socializing. Numerous tech companies think they’re building online ...

Wattpad launches Brand Stories

July 13, 2015

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Sprouting Emergent Behaviour

June 08, 2015

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