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Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, MRM-Meteorite
Nicky has spent the last 20 years writing across every discipline. Now Nicky is hugely proud to be chairman and chief creative officer of MRM Meteorite. This makes her the first female and creative chair of a UK marketing agency. To Nicky, insight is all and she is a huge champion of the direct discipline. She has judged and chaired almost every major award show and has picked up quite a few shiny things too. Nicky was previously chief creative officer of LIDA, helping the agency to win hundreds of awards and taking them to Campaign’s Agency of the Year twice, and runners-up three times, during her five-year creative leadership.Nicky’s inspiration doesn’t come from the obvious places, but from her kids. They just want to play. And they are utterly fearless.
Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory, Oxford University
Professor Charles Spence heads Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory. His interests lie in trying to apply the latest insights concerning the multisensory nature of human perception to the real world, in everything from the design of food and packaging, to car warning signals. Currently he is collaborating with the next generation of modernist chefs, with molecular mixologists, chocolatiers, culinary artists, designers, and composers on multisensory experience design.His research lies at the interface of modernist cuisine and commercial food and beverage design. Over the years, he has worked with many of the world’s largest food and beverage companies/brands, including PepsiCo, Unilever, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Twinings, Molson Coors, Unilever, Mars, and Neal’s Yard Dairy.Charles is an expert in the field of multisensory perception and neuroscience-inspired design. He has published more than 700 articles as well as authoring and editing 19 books, including the prize-winning The perfect meal, together with Betina Piqueras-Fiszman in 2014. He has been awarded a number of national and international prizes for his research.
Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Worldwide
Born in Verona, Bruno attended the School of Visual Arts and earned a degree in semiotics before starting his career as a copywriter in New York.He moved to JWT Italy in 1998, where he remained until 2010 in the role of Creative Director on high profile international accounts and Executive Creative Director of the Rome office.In January 2011, he joined Publicis Italy as Executive Creative Director together with Cristiana Boccassini and in 2013 they were appointed Global Creative Directors of Publicis Worldwide on Heineken, as well as members of the International Creative Board. In November 2014, Bruno was appointed CEO of Publicis Italy. Thanks to his work on Heineken, he was appointed as the client’s global leader for the network in June 2015. And in November 2016, he became Executive Creative Director of Publicis Western Europe.In May 2016, he was appointed Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Worldwide, while maintaining his role as CEO of Publicis Italy.Along with Boccassini, Bruno is the most awarded Italian creative in the world with 41 Cannes Lions, of which nine are gold, one Grand Clio and one Grand Prix at the NYF as well as many other national and international awards.
CEO UK and International, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Richard has over twenty five years of international brand advertising and digital experience, half in the UK and half in Asia, Europe and Worldwide. He has run a global ad network (Publicis Worldwide) for five years, he has built his own agency network (The House Worldwide) and is now proud to lead the international expansion of iconic US agency of the decade brand Crispin, Porter and Bogusky (CP+B). At CP+B London, Richard and his team are building a modern communications agency just at home working with modern digitally savvy brands like Hotels.com and PayPal as they are working with brands seeking to take on andwin versus the established order of things such as Turkish Airlines and Infiniti Motors. Believing in the power of collaboration to achieve extraordinary results, the team workshop strategy with clients and hothouse creative. Leading tofast and original results. Always remembering that "Creativity is the Cure" to most business problems.
Founder & CEO, Sylvain Labs
Alain is a brand and innovation consultant who established Sylvain Labs in 2010 to guide companies through complex business problems and identify new product and brand opportunities. He believes that by applying imagination, some science and a little whimsy, no challenge is too complex. This approach has led Sylvain Labs to lasting and growing results for clients including Google, Samsung, GM, AB InBev, Pepsico, Patagonia, Calvin Klein and others.In addition to Sylvain Labs, Alain is a dedicated partner of several investment ventures, including Master + Dynamic – a design-driven, premium audio brand – and So Choice Softworks – a mobile gaming company. His endless curiosity and appreciation for storytelling has also led him into film, where he has served as the executive producer of short documentaries, Instafame - an exploration into the psychological impact of digital fame on young people - and the recently premiered Some Kind of Quest - a profile of one very unique individual and his journey to keep a dream on track.Prior to founding Sylvain Labs, Alain was managing director at Redscout and a lead strategist at Mother New York. He also held positions at The Martin Agency, Publicis and SS+K. He frequently shares his perspective on innovation, culture, and brands through lectures and by mentoring future talent. He is also a current board member of the VCU Brandcenter. Additionally, Alain is a passionate supporter of and advocate for HELP, a merit- and needs-based scholarship program, the Global Poverty Project and the Lower East Side Girls Club.
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Badger & Winters
Madonna Badger is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Badger & Winters, a creative agency that was named a 2016 Advertising Age Small Agency Award winner. Badger & Winters specializes in building brand love with women and has worked with brands like Avon, Chanel, Cover Girl, Diane Von Furstenberg, Godiva, Nordstrom, Pepsi, P&G, and Vera Wang. Madonna has been was named one of Ad Age's Women to Watch 2016, one of Daily Variety’s The Gotham 50, Crain’s Forty under Forty, and one of Glamour’s Women Who Took Big Risks – And Reaped Big Rewards, and has been featured in Vogue and WWD. In January 2016 the agency announced its commitment to no longer create imagery that objectifies women through the #WomenNotObjects campaign. Due to this commitment and her advocacy, Madonna has been tapped to speak at many engagements, including the main stage keynote address at Cannes Lions 2016 titled “Sex, Lies and Advertising” and the Clinton Global Initiative panel “Tackling Gender Bias in the Media Through the Power of Advertising.” Most recently she provided the keynote at the 2016 5th Annual 3% Conference, and has been named the See It Be It Ambassador for Cannes Lions 2017..
Chief Creative Director, Imago Ogilvy
Igor Mladinovic is Chief Creative Director at Imago Ogilvy Zagreb.He is mechanical engineer by vocation but he hasn't worked a single day as engineer because of his love for advertising. Igor started as copywriter in McCann Zagreb where he worked for numerous international clients: Coca-Cola, MasterCard, L'Oreal, Opel, Raiffeisen Bank and Nestle.After nine years in McCann, of which the last four as Chief Creative Director, he moved to Imago, one of the biggest and the most awarded local agency in Croatia. He was one of the founders of Art Directors Club of Croatia (ADCC) and Chief Coordinator for five years.Igor was a jury member at many national and international festivals such as GoldenDrum, Art Director Club of Europe (ADC*E), Art Directors Club of Croatia, Cresta Awards, FESTO and IdejaX. He's been awarded for his work at Cannes Lions, Golden Drum, ADCC, IdejaX and Outward, etc.Together with Imago Ogilvy he has won the first Croatian Cannes Lion ever.
Founder, Stockholm Open
David Orlic is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Volontaire – a Grand Prix awarded agency famous for its work with Sweden’s nation brand. David is also the Chairman of The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies and an industry thought-leader in sustainable development and social innovation.Together with Maja Bredberg and Lamin Sonko, David has founded Stockholm Open – an innovative integration initiative that tackles social problems through a talent hunt. With 1100 % growth in its first year, Stockholm Open is open-sourcing its model for any agency to use and expanding the project to other cities worldwide.
Creative Managing Director, DDB Berlin
Myles’ almost 20 years in advertising industry has taken him from Cape Town to Berlin – creating global campaigns for the likes of Microsoft, Audi, CNN, Mercedes-Benz , adidas, eBay and Nike. A hybrid creative who is at home on any screen and on any device - highly decorated with awards from Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Webby Awards and Art Directors Club. His innovative work for brands like CNN, Samsung and Pink Ribbon has earned him numerous digital accolades including 6 Cyber Lions and a Eurobest Grand Prix in 2012 for Data design. Myles is an Executive Member of he International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and CEO of the ‘Siya Bengezela’ NGO supporting Cape Town’s township kids. Today Myles serves as Managing Creative Director leading DDB’s Berlin Office and fulfilling the role as International Creative Director for Volkswagen.
Associate Creative Director, Siegel+Gale
With over 16 years of experience in translating strategy into visual expression, Dan’s work involves cultivating a curious mind and being on the lookout for eclectic influences that help inspire design teams and formulate ideas. As Associate Creative Director at Siegel+Gale London, Dan focuses on simplicity to uncover, distil and articulate uniqueness for clients across EMEA. Prior to joining Siegel+Gale, Dan collaborated with a number of independent and networked branding consultancies in the UK such as Bostock and Pollitt, the Brand Union and FutureBrand. Before entering the agency world Dan was European Design Director for global interactive entertainment giant Electronic Arts as well as the Walt Disney Company.Recent awards include the Outstanding Achievement Award from HOW Magazine as well as Distinction on Rebrand 100 awards for Siegel+Gale’s client Shatterproof. His work has also been published on Communication Arts Magazine and on Victionary’s book 64GB: Eminent Creatives from Great Britain.
Managing Director, IMA
Anneke is at the helm of Europe's leading influencer marketing agency IMA. She brings digital excellence to the agency's global campaigns for the likes of Diesel, Clarks, Calvin Klein and Samsonite.Prior to joining IMA, she held the position of Country Manager for Microsoft Advertising, with responsibility for delivering creative and innovative digital solutions for Microsoft platforms including Xbox, Skype, MSN and Outlook.She has also held the position of Managing Director for acclaimed creative agency INDIE, creating digital focused European campaigns for the likes of Nike, Domino's Pizza and Ben & Jerry's.
Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Helsinki
Jyrki is an Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Helsinki with 15 plus years of experience in digital and traditional marketing and advertising. He has worked as an AD and a concept designer in various independent agencies and most recently, before joining TBWA, as creative director at McCann Helsinki and at Avaus, a Nordic tech&content agency.Jyrki's work has been honored with several international awards including three consecutive Cannes Lions; PR gold, PR bronze and design bronze. He's a film, sci-fi and comics buff and his inner-nerd's been taking him to Sand Diego Comic-con for several years now.
Head of Strategy, BBDO Moscow
Natalia is the Head of BBDO Moscow Strategic Planning department which is the largest in Russia. Natalia’s key focus is campaign effectiveness which resulted in BBDO becoming the first in history ‘Effie Agency of Year” in Russia.Natalia started working in advertising at the end of the 90s and was a witness of major transformation that global brands went through – from inaccessible icons to desired and indispensable part of people’s daily lives.Currently Natalia’s teams are engaged both into localising major global campaigns and working as strategic hub that creates the campaigns that travel beyond the borders of Russia.Natalia believes that a strategist can advance professionally only if he or she looks outside the industry. Among her inspiration sources there are psychology, biology, politics, fashion and literatureIn her out-of-work life Natalia is a curious traveller and an aspiring swimmer (top 10 in her group at Bosphorus CrossContinental Swim 2016).
An influencer in her own right, Kerrie kicked off her career in consumer tech (when it wasn't sexy) and consumer lifestyle (when it was). As PR Director at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Kerrie wrangled brands such as Nike and Heineken, Coca-Cola and Electronic Arts. Kerrie launched FinchFactor in 2009. Now, FinchFactor is an international network empowering brands, creative agencies and start-ups. You’ll find FinchFactor offices in Amsterdam, London and LA. Kerrie is also a country rep for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, a member of Creative Social, contributor to Brand Republic, Campaign and The Drum, moderator and speaker at all manner of industry events and founder of SheSays Amsterdam.
Creative Director, UX&D, BBC
As a young man, David Bailey spent much of his time skateboarding and immersed in its creative culture. By the mid nineties, whilst running a skate shop and producing fanzines, he was snapped up by world renowned agency The Designers Republic and thrown in at the deep end.What followed was 16 years, both with DR and later with his own studio, Kiosk, producing cutting edge design for the music, arts, gaming TV and fashion industries. In 2012 the renowned UK design awards body D&AD included David in its list of "50 Creative Greats" which included the likes of Rankin, Terry Gilliam, Storm Thorgerson and Paul Smith. In 2013 he joined the BBC as Creative Director of User Experience and Design, overseeing the organisation’s Global Experience Language.
Executive Creative Director, MRM//McCann Romania
Ioana started her career as a copywriter in 2006. In 2011 she joined McCann Bucharest and at 26 she was named Group Creative Director of McCann Bucharest for all the Coca-Cola Company brands.With a mixed experience of digital and integrated, at 29 she was promoted as Executive Creative Director in MRM//McCann, the most awarded digital agency in the market.Her work has been awarded in shows like Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Webby, Golden Drum, Euro Effie and many others.She has been part of the New York Festivals jury two times (2013 and 2016), was the first Romanian woman juror in the 2014 Clio Awards and a jury member of many other international festivals like Ad Stars (South Korea), Golden Drum (Slovenia) and ADC Global (USA).She was a speaker of many local and international advertising festivals, including Eurobest 2014.She has been named Young Professional of the Year by the IAA organization and one of the “30 under 30″to watch by Forbes Magazine.
International Brands Global Director Desperados, Heineken
Anna Bizon is a Global Director of Desperados brand within Heineken global organization and has been marketing in the beer business for 15 years. She believes the key to success in a business is in finding the balance between LOGIC, MAGIC & COURAGE!Anna is a very proud mum to 13-year-old Zuza, 11-year-old Filip, a dog called Lulek and a cat Lalek. She has two very important guys in her life – a husband Michal and a Fresian horse named Hylke. Every day both of them fight of her favour which makes her very happy. Anna is very interested in design and in her next life she plans to be a vet and architect!
General Creative Director, McCann Spain
Monica is one of the few women in charge of the creative department of an agency.She features in the Top Talent in the Big Won Creative Ranking, was nominated for Top Talent under 41 and has been voted “ideal creative” among over 200 Spanish advertisers.Monica has won well over a hundred awards at national and international festivals: Cannes, eurobest, One Show, London IA, NY Festivals, and some of her most striking work has been included in the permanent collection at the Reina Sofía National Museum of Contemporary Art.Under her leadership, McCann Spain succeeded in becoming the only Spanish agency to appear in the top 20 positions in the Gunn Report and McCann Spain has been appointed Agency of the Year multiple times. Monica has been a judge in Cannes, Clio, London IA, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, El Sol. She is also part of the McCann Europe Creative Leadership Council. Monica has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations.
Lucy Jane Parkinson is a social stereotype warrior who specialises in female masculinity and gender performance . After completing her Masters degree in Contemporary Performance Making, Lucy has become a full time drag King cabaret performer and is better known as her alter ego and drag king extraordinaire: LoUis CYfer. LoUis is a gender blender who storms around the cabaret scene, hosting a weekly residency at the Admiral Duncan in Soho, and performing live in everything from feathers to fedoras.Lucy's work focuses on bringing female masculinity to the forefront of the modern mainstream, deconstructing perceptions of sexuality through the medium of contemporary cabaret. She was the first ever drag king to win the national competition Drag Idol in 2014, and since her triumphant success now performs full time, at both national and international events, including the Austin Texas Drag festival. Lucy is currently starring in the critically acclaimed, one-person play JOAN (Stage Edinburgh Award, Fringe First Award, Spirit of the Fringe Award). JOAN is a unique drag king play by theatre company Milk Presents, touring 2017.Other credits include working as a masculinity choreographer for Stance Theatre's production of DragKING Richard III.
Marketing Manager, Centraal Beheer Achmea
Marteyn Roose heads the marketing department of Centraal Beheer. He is responsible for Centraal Beheer’s marketing strategy and it’s execution in the consumer market. His passion (and luckily also his responsibility) combines the building of a strong brand and customer preference with impactful campaigns (“Even Apeldoorn bellen”/”Just call us”), new business development and value creation.
Professor Hertz is a bestselling author, economist, strategist (and most recently Weber Shandwick Strategic Partner) who advises some of the world’s top CEOs and political leaders on economic and geopolitical risks, digital transformation, Generation K and millennials.Described by the Observer as “one of the world’s leading young thinkers”, Vogue as “one of the world’s most inspiring women” and on the Cover of Newsweek’s September 30th 2013 issue, Noreena’s most recent books, The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open have been published in 22 countries.Noreena’s ongoing research on what she calls Generation K (14 – 21 year olds) was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the Women in the World Summit in New York City and has already been featured in publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, El Pais, The Guardian and The Financial Times. It is this work which forms the central basis for her strategic partnership with Weber Shandwick.Her work was the inspiration for Bono’s (RED) campaign. From 2014-16 she served on the Board of Warner Music Group. She is an Honorary Professor at University College London.
Creative Director, Soul
Rather than right from the beginning, we’ll start at Wunderman where Shaun was promoted to Head of Copy at the tender age of 28. During his time there he worked on accounts such as Ford, American Express and United Airlines. He then moved to Partners Andrews Aldridge where, as Creative Director, he played a vital role in helping the agency grow from a six-man start up to over 80-people strong creative agency. He left to become Creative Director at LIDA, turning around the agency’s creative reputation within two years and helping to win accounts such as Boots, The Carphone Warehouse and MINI. Whilst there he took on the additional task of Integrated Creative Director at M&C Saatchi.In all that time, he says it’s no fluke that his best work has been where there had been a real in-depth understanding of the people he was trying to connect with. You’re not only more likely to come up with an idea that gives you a tingle up your back but also an idea that’s considerably more effective.So Soul isn’t simply ‘what he did next’, it’s what he’s always wanted to do.
Chief Creative Officer, BMB
Jules Chalkley is the recent appointed Chief Creative Officer of BMB.BMB has hired Jules Chalkley, the Engine creative director, as Chief Creative Officer.Prior to joining BMB Chalkley was at Engine, where he led the creative output across the group’s government business and worked closely with WCRS on accounts including Royal Navy. He was also responsible for the highly-awarded NHS ‘Missing Type’ campaign in 2015.Chalkley has built a highly integrated creative skillset spanning advertising, PR, social media, experiential, and digital.Before Engine, he worked at Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R on campaigns for clients including Land Rover (#hibernot), Marks & Spencer, Vodafone and the BBC’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mark is known as a world leading business and brand strategist. Over the past 25 years he’s worked for three of the top six networks including HAVAS, Publicis and WPP. Mark has held enterprise management, account leadership and creative roles; led agencies and international accounts; as well as turned his pencil as a design director in the early years. His global roles have led him to live and work in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US, partnering with brands such as LG, Philips, CNN, BAT, Philip Morris, Nokia and Diageo. Mark joined Verbalisation in 2016 after nearly seven years of working as Global Business Planning Director at Leo Burnett.
After studying Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, Oliver has spent a decade creating stimulating stories, compelling copy and intriguing ideas for a raft of agencies and brands. Along the way he’s won 11 industry awards. Oliver has experience above, below and through the line, agency-side and client-side, and is happy working in any channel (except the English one). Brands include: Adidas, Amazon, Heineken, Unilever, The Times, Nivea and Skype. Agencies include: CP+B, Y&R, Lowe, Red Brick Road, Ogilvy One and Saatchi & Saatchi. When he’s not creating campaigns, he creates illusions as a magician.
Humanologist, CEO, IZMALKOWA
Julia is a humanologist. She translates human behaviour and emotions into language that is practical and understandable for business and marketers. She loves people and life so much that she made it into her profession. In 2005, she founded IZMALKOWA, the first agency in Poland specialising in ethnographic research, and works with the biggest brands all over the world.She is also a public speaker and writer. Her talks centre on human behaviour, psychology, social change, consumer insight and gender differences.On her blog - www.myflirtwithreality.com - she shares her knowledge, inspirations and stories of people from all over the world.
Co-founder, Copenhagen Institute of NeuroCreativity
Balder Onarheim is co-founder of CINC and an associate professor in creativity at the Technical University of Denmark. In addition to teaching courses at CINC he’s taught at DTU, CBS and University of British Columbia and has also lectured on creativity at numerous other international universities, including Stanford University and University of Cambridge.He originally graduated from the Norwegian Army Officer School, where he learned to appreciate the importance of good product design during a winter on the Norwegian-Russian border.This interest resulted in Balder obtaining a master’s degree in industrial design from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. During this time, his curiosity evolved from army gear to medical equipment. Building on his master’s thesis 'The Psychology of Design' and experiences with nanotechnology sensors and ambulance aircraft design, he wrote his PhD 'Creativity under Constraints' in collaboration with the Danish medical company Coloplast and Copenhagen Business School. This focused on developing strategies for sustaining creativity in over-constrained domains.
Founder, Tracks2 and Mother Clucker
Brittney is the co-founder of Tracks2, a playlist tracking and streaming data service, Mother Clucker, a multi-site street food operator, and formerly the co-founder of Songdrop. Previously she was the director of Green House Group, a digital marketing and development agency and has a Masters Degree in History of Art from St Andrews University.
Creative Strategist, Beyond, Crack & Cider
Charlotte is a strategist and social entrepreneur. Her first venture, Glow Away, tackled children’s fear of the dark and more recently, CRACK + CIDER helped over 7,000 homeless people in London stay warmer in winter. She currently lives and works in San Francisco where she’s running a social impact taskforce in her agency Beyond, as well as working as a strategist on Google and establishing CRACK + CIDER’s presence in the USA.
Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC, Isobar
Cheyney was recently appointed Chief Experience Officer, EMEA and APAC at Isobar. Isobar is a global full-service digital agency, solving critical and complex client challenges in the digital era. Isobar has a relentless focus on delivering “Ideas Without Limits,” and takes pride in helping clients transform business processes, disrupt industries and find new ways to connect with customers. Cheyney previously served as Chief Creative Officer, Europe for IBM Interactive Experience. Prior to that she served in Creative Director roles at SapientNitro, Razorfish, Fluid and Ralph Lauren. Cheyney is a passionate and conceptual storyteller with expertise in complex business transformation, digital experience and service design. A lesser known fact, Cheyney is a classically trained typographer and graphic designer. She is recognised internationally as an award-winning creative and has served on juries for BIMA, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Mobile Marketing Association, Wired and recently served as 2016 Digital Chair for Art Directors Club. In 2015 she was named in the prestigious BIMA “Hot 100” Women in Technology and in 2014 she was one of 12 women selected to join the inaugural Cannes Lions “See It Be It” program. Away from the office, Cheyney is a volunteer for Apps for Good, an organization that supports digital literacy for children. Cheyney is also a mentor for D&AD New Blood Shift and SheSays. She is a frequent speaker for Adobe, Berlin School of Creative Leadership, D&AD and Hyper Island. Cheyney spoke at Innovation Lions in Cannes this year with David Rowan, Editor-in-Chief of Wired UK. Cheyney is an alumna of Yale University (MFA Design), Parsons School of Design (BFA Graphic and Communication Design) and the New School for Social Research (BA Psychology).
Chief Creative Officer, UK, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Dave has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, working at TBWA and WCRS before joining HHCL in 1987 when it was one month old. He became joint creative director of Chiat/Day London in 1993 and two years later founded St.Luke’s, the world’s first advertising co-operative that was labelled ‘the most frightening company on earth’ by the Harvard Business Review. He then worked client-side as creative director at Channel 4 where he helped start 4Creative. More recently, he founded Karmarama in 2000, watching it grow from two people to 250 and become the UK’s fastest-growing independent network. Since summer 2015, Dave has been the very excited chief creative officer of Crispin Porter and Bogusky’s London office. In his spare time, he is a renowned screen printer – in 2003, he created the iconic MAKE TEA NOT WAR poster for the UK’s anti-war march. It is now part of the collection at the V&A and hangs in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Roverto. Dave loves to make work that creates a reaction.
Partner, Creative Director, ILLO
Ilenia Notarangelo is an Italian designer and director. After completing her degree in cinema and media engineering, she worked in the cinema and digital industries before founding ILLO, a design-driven studio with a focus on video and motion graphics, five years ago. She now leads the team as creative director; clients include Bloomberg, Ferrero and UEFA and innovative international start-ups.Her work has been featured in Wine After Coffee, Creative Quarterly and WeTransfer. She also currently teaches digital animation at IED Design School in Turin. Her interests span from design to technology, with a deep passion for what’s next in both fields. Her trust in the future relies on artificial intelligence, Nordic stationery and looped set design gifs.
CEO of Aprais Worldwide, Jeremy is a senior communications professional with over 30 years’ experience in both client side and agency management.He has worked at some of the world's most high-profile companies with a strong record in measurement and strategic marketing and communications. Jeremy has operated as global, European and local marketing director at P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and monster.com and has been head of marketing solutions at dunnhumby. He is British but has lived in Italy for 10 years.He has been a speaker at WARC's MAP in London and at WFA Events in Berlin, Shanghai and Amsterdam. Most recently, he presented at Cannes Lions (2014 and 2016). Jeremy has published articles for WARC (Best Practice Paper & Market Leader), the WFA and Campaign.~Jeremy has had the honour to be a judge at both the BTAA (British Television Advertising Awards) and the IPA Effectiveness Awards. He has also won a Grand Prix, Gold and 'Dedication to Measuring Effectiveness' at the IPA Effectiveness Awards and 'Brave Client of the Year' at Campaign’s Media Awards.
Global Programme Director for Barclays Accelerator, Techstars
Jess is global programme director for the Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars, working with start-ups across the financial services industry. Originally from California, she has spent ten years in the UK with adventures including two start-ups in Scotland, joining to run Springboard accelerator in Cambridge, and merging to become Techstars London. The Barclays partnership with Techstars was announced in late 2013 and has expanded to include not just one but four programmes in different parts of the world. With the fintech accelerator now in four continents, she is based in the UK but works across the programmes in London, New York, Tel Aviv and Cape Town.
Founder, The Backscratchers
Jody co-founded The Backscratchers, which connects brands and agencies like Red Bull, Spotify, BBH, AMV BBDO and Unilever with industry-approved freelance and team talent for projects. She was chosen as one of the UK’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by CNBC and a ‘One to Watch’ in Tech City News’ International Hall of Fame.
Chief Strategy Officer, Exposure
Fraser has been a planner for the past 16 years and has been centrally involved in some of the biggest changes within the industry. As such, he’s given numerous talks on unique ways to improve the craft and purpose of planning.Exposure has become the shining example of how Fraser believes planning should be. It’s a process that stops planning being over intellectualised and more focused on supporting effective creativity. It is the only agency where there is no divide between planners and creatives, and they’re often the same person.During his career, Fraser has launched Xbox 360, developed Coca-Cola’s global communication models across all brands, taken Innocent smoothies to first place in the top social brands league, developed McDonalds’ award-winning 2012 Olympics campaign and helped create the hugely successful #LikeaGirl campaign for Always.He has also used creative skills learned in the industry to develop two TV shows that ran across Europe and the USA.Jonathan will be speaking at "The Art of Stealing" at eurobestStealing ideas is one of the most taboo acts within our industry. However should it be such a bad thing? It is often said that there is no such thing as a new idea, yet everyone in our industry is constantly searching for one.I believe that stealing ideas is ok, if not necessary for excellent creativity. The key is how you steal.In this session I propose to break down the stigma of stealing and teach everyone that stealing is in fact a great creative tool, if you steal the right way.I will show examples of how stealing has led to some of the greatest creative thinking in our industry and teach everyone the rules to how to steal effectively.
Partner & Motion Director, ILLO
Luca Gonnelli is an Italian entrepreneur and motion designer. After graduating in both advertising and engineering, he co-founded ILLO, an Italy-based design-driven studio producing handmade videos for innovative projects. Together with his partner Ilenia Notarangelo, he manages a team of nine people developing projects for the hottest start-ups, agencies and brands such as Spotify, Bloomberg and Ferrero.He recently launched Algo, a tool that makes videos speak with live data, enabling the creation of video campaigns generated autonomously in the cloud, uniting design handmade templates and the freshness and scalability that only data can provide.Born in the 80s and raised in the 90s, he loves anything about the web and believes, like its creator Steve Wilhite, that gifs must be pronounced /jifs/.
Mark van der Heijden originates from the south of Holland, a quaint country known for tulips, cheese, clogs and coffee shops. In January 2014, Mark waved goodbye to his job as copywriter in the Amsterdam ad scene and hit the world as ‘The Backpacker Intern’, helping out agencies, brands and charities in exchange for room and board. The journey has brought him to 27 countries on 7 continents where he worked at 32 companies such as Amnesty International Thailand, TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, Ogilvy Cape Town, Red Bull Austria, JWT Buenos Aires, DDB Vietnam and UNICEF New Zealand. Mark shared his story at TEDxTeen, SXSW and Cannes Lions, he was invited by The White House and is one of the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Travel Bloggers in the World’.In February 2016, Mark co-founded Wanderbrief, a global community where people trade their skills for experience abroad. Their mission is to refresh the perspective of creatives and support companies to meet their business objectives through collaborative creativity, while fostering global citizenship and cultural exchange.See Mark discuss "How to attract the best talent in the world" at eurobest:Attracting and retaining creative talent is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Today we'll share insights and tools to keep up with the evolving global workforce and a generation with itchy feet. We'll share personal learnings from building a millennial-focused company that provides work-life experiences abroad and talk about ways to attract and retain the best creative talent in the world.
Head of Production, Flying Object
Peter Law is a head of production at Flying Object, a London-based creative agency focused on experiences, content and interactive digital.Recent Flying Object work includes Tate Sensorium, an IK Prize-winning multisensory exhibition at Tate Britain judged “small but mighty” by The Guardian; The A-Z of YouTube, an animated feast of references to celebrate 10 years of YouTube, viewed 12m times; and Mix the City, an interactive exploration of Tel Aviv’s music scene through the eyes of artist Kutiman, for British Council and The Space.Flying Object started in 2013, when co-founders Tom Pursey and Tim Partridge left Google in order to found an agency built around culture, behaviour and engaging experiences.
Writer, Journalist, Freelance
Philip is a journalist and broadcaster interested in the many ways that technology, business, social media and culture all intersect and influence each other. His work has been featured in The Drum, The Huffington Post and advertising thought leadership platform Ogilvydo.See Philip discuss: Five reasons being an LGBT ally is good for businessThe word diversity has become kind of meaningless. The creative industries have spent so much time over the last few years talking about how to create a more equal workplace, that it’s created a kind of ‘pink noise.’ We’ve become fatigued by it. Not to mention that conferences and panels on the subject tend to be largely attended by women, members of the LGBT community and people of colour. We’re preaching to the converted.So how do we stop talking, and start doing? How do we get straight people into a talk on diversity?By making a business case for it. The more diverse a company, the more productive it can be, and the more favourably it is seen by both employees and consumers. Come along to find out the real ROI of equality, and to learn how your business can benefit from the diversity dividend.
Creative, AMV BBDO, Crack & Cider
Scarlett is an advertising creative by day and co-founder of non-profit social enterprise, CRACK + CIDER, by evenings, weekends and most lunchtimes. After realising she could put her marketing skills to good use, she’s been doing everything she can to put her stamp on the world. So far, she’s tackled smartphone addiction, women in advertising and now homelessness with globally successful, behaviour-changing projects.
Creative Director, Flying Object
Tom Pursey is the Co-founder and Creative Director of Flying Object, a London-based creative agency focused on experiences, content and interactive digital.Recent Flying Object work includes Tate Sensorium, an IK Prize-winning multisensory exhibition at Tate Britain judged “small but mighty” by The Guardian; The A-Z of YouTube, an animated feast of references to celebrate 10 years of YouTube, viewed 12m times; and Mix the City, an interactive exploration of Tel Aviv’s music scene through the eyes of artist Kutiman, for British Council and The Space.Flying Object was started in 2013, when Tom – along with co-founder Tim Partridge – left Google in order to found an agency built around culture, behaviour and engaging experiences.
Valentijn is the co-founder of Wanderbrief, a global community where people trade their skills for experience abroad. Prior to his current adventure, he was a strategy director and has helped to shape the future strategies of brands such as IKEA, Volvo, Heinz and Philips – to name just a few. In his spare time he’s a multi-instrumentalist, failed songwriter and aspiring snowboard pro. Valentijn lives in Amsterdam but has travelled to Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Laos, Belize and many others in pursuit of the ultimate destination. After some serious daydreaming, he quit his job and caught the entrepreneurial fever.
Allrounder, Imago Ogilvy
Damir Ciglar founded Imago, the leading independent Croatian agency and member of Ogilvy network, in 2016. He has won numerous advertising awards including first (and only) Lion for Croatia at Cannes Lions.
Kate started her career at theAudience, which specialises in branded content and influencer publishing and counts Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel, and Oliver Luckett as its co-founders. After a brief stint at Vice, working on global brands such as Cornetto, Malibu and Dove, she joined BBH. Whilst working with BBH Live, BBH's creative and data driven social content unit, Kate has created effective, award-winning social campaigns for brands including Tesco, KFC, the British Fashion Council and Barclays.
Global Innovation Director, PHD Worldwide, Global Strategy Unit
Phil Rowley is a media thinker and global digital strategist with 16 years’ experience from London, Dublin & Auckland. He has been at PHD since 2000, working with clients such as HSBC, Citroen, Canon, eBay, Cadbury’s and most recently, Unilever. Currently, Phil is Global Innovation Director at PHD’s Global Strategy Unit in London – PHD’s media think-tank – where he works with Unilever’s Global Brand Teams to ensure Innovation is at the heart of their planning. His work ‘How To Premiumise In Digital’, ‘The 7 Rules of Content Distribution’ and ‘How to Be More Digitally Sophisticated’ has been adopted by Unilever’s global brand and marketing teams.Phil has also collaborated on the book Sentience, examining the coming Artificial Intelligence revolution and the implications for advertising and marketing. His presentation at Eurobest concerns the rise of the sharing economy and its implication for brands. He is also an avid reader, a film lover and, according to others, spends far too much time on his smartphone.
Damola is a strategist with six years’ experience working across brand, digital and social strategy for a wide range of businesses including Sainsburys, Barclays, Virgin Media, Clarks and Tesco. He observes the impact the internet has on brands and helps brands and people navigate through this shifting landscape.Damola was fortunate enough to begin his career as a banker at the peak of the credit crunch, transition into social before it became a place where brands felt safe to play, and help launch a mobile fintech business as the UK adopted start-up culture. He enjoys applying this blend of professional experiences to the commercial and communication challenges facing businesses today.
Strategist, N2 Helsinki
Harri is a strategist for Helsinki based creative agency N2.In his 12-year career in advertising he has worked with a long list of iconic brands like IKEA, Audi and Nissan as an Art Director, Digital Creative and Strategist.A couple of years ago, a slipped spinal disc forced him to change his working methods. After starting running again, Harri has been leading new business teams which have brought in 12 new clients within last 18 months. And there is no end in sight.Harri will be speaking at the 'Treadmill Talk Show' at eurobestThe ad industry is not what it used to be. Not only have days got longer, but they're more intense. Our bodies can't handle the Mad Men lifestyle. Neither can our minds. We spend huge amount of time finding inspiration from social media channels, websites and apps. Instead, we should focus on ourselves to maximize our creative capacity.Ever feel like your best ideas come after a run? You're not alone. Studies show that creativity is enhanced when people are physically active. A half hour of exercise can boost creativity for hours. Treadmill Talk Show demonstrates this live.
Digital Creative Director, FITCH
As Design Director Guillaume oversees all digital creative at FITCH, bringing strong expertise and knowledge in UX and UI design.Since graduating Fine Art at Central St Martins in 2000, Guillaume has spent 13 years working in digital design. Before FITCH, Guillaume worked various agencies in London, Geneva, Barcelona and Paris working with clients such as Sony, Crédit du Nord, Stella McCartney, Pathé & Universal.
Co-CEO, DDB & Tribal Amsterdam
Ivo Roefs has been with DDB° since 2001, where he became Managing Partner in 2008. Together with Alistair Beattie he now manages DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam, a strategic hub creating innovative marketing and communication campaigns and the result of DDB° Amsterdam and Tribal Worldwide Amsterdam joining forces in 2012.Ivo started his career at PMSvW/Y&R as an Account Executive in 1995 after studying Business Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, specializing in Marketing Management. At PMSvW/Y&R he developed quickly and became a member of the management team.In the last few years Ivo has led DDB to become the agency with the most Effie award wins in The Netherlands. Under his leadership the agency works for blue chip clients such as Heineken, KLM, adidas, Volkswagen and McDonald’s Since 2010 Ivo has been a board member of the VEA a Dutch association for communication consultancies that supports creativity and effectiveness in the advertising and communications industry and makes sure a high standard is held.
General Manager, Beyond
Charlie Lyons is the London General Manager of experience design agency, Beyond. With a background rooted in advertising, he is the main driver of Beyond’s Applied Creativity methodology, using it to grow the agency’s client base across EMEA. Charlie has been at Beyond since it was founded in 2010, and has enjoyed long-standing relationships with many of the agency's key clients, such as Virgin, Sainsbury’s, Google, the NSPCC, GE and UBS. Outside the office, you will find him travelling the world for various music festivals and supporting his beloved Arsenal FC, a short walk from his home in North London.
Business Development Lead, Founders Factory
Hannah is business development lead for Founders Factory. She is responsible for helping to partner the best start-ups around the world with the Factory’s corporate investors.She started her career in the legal team at BBC Worldwide but soon found herself inspired by the world of entrepreneurs and start-ups when she became a mentor on the BBC’s accelerator programme.She went on to run the programme and delivered multiple partnerships between the start-ups and some of the most loved BBC brands. Following this she joined the WPP media agency MEC where she set up their innovation department, MEC Tonic, and helped the agency’s clients to deliver more innovative media campaigns by partnering with the new tech kids on the block. She is skilled in spotting business development opportunities and translating tech in a creative way so it makes sense for big brands.
Partner, Designer, Art Director, Bunker Agency
Catarina Antunes is an art director, designer, illustrator and partner at Bunker Agency. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in graphic design and has a masters degree in Marketing from IADE - Creative University.A former Young Lion, she was featured in many international publications and won several design awards. She's madly in love with branding design, brand strategy, typography, editorial design, signage, infography and advertising design. She strives for bold and complex concepts, always trying to go beyond her limits but also always focused in smart details.
Creative Director, FCB Zurich
Sören Schröder is an award winning creative with a masters degree in communication science and currently working as a creative director at FCB Zurich. Born in Germany he started his career in advertising as a Copywriter at TBWA\ in Düsseldorf, where he learned to write properly (at least in German). Equipped with his profound writing skills he joined Scholz & Friends Hamburg, fell in love with the city, did lots of work for numerous major clients like Vodafone, Siemens or TUI and finally followed a call from the Scholz & Friends office in Zurich. There he significantly contributed to lots of pitch winnings and helped the agency grow from 25 to more than 70 people. In 2014 Sören started to work for FCB Zurich, where he was abled to win awards at the Cannes Lions Festival in three consecutive years. During his career Sören has won a number of national and international awards at the world’s most renowned advertising festivals like Cannes Lions, Clio and LIA Awards, for example. To be continued.
Lamin Sonko is a creative PR Strategist at Jung Relations with several years of experience working with global brands such as Adidas and Absolut Vodka. Lamin was crowned Swedish PR-Rookie of the Year in 2015 and is a member of the advisory board at the world’s number one communications school, Berghs School of Communications. Together with Maja Bredberg and David Orlic, Lamin has founded Stockholm Open – an innovative integration initiative that tackles social problems through a talent hunt. With 1100 % growth in its first year, Stockholm Open is open-sourcing its model for any agency to use and expanding the project to other cities worldwide.
Founding Partner/Managing Director, WE ARE Pi
Alex Bennett-Grant is managing director of international agency WE ARE Pi, with 14 years experience in the marketing industry. Having founded the agency in 2011, during the crisis, Alex believes a true pirate never settles for less than ‘mind blown’. Starting with a mission to build an Ideas Company innovative enough to sell TED conferences ideas and creativity to LEGO, Alex has built WE ARE Pi into a 25 strong gang servicing brands like Heineken, Under Armour and Wrangler. Alex is a tech geek, eternal enthusiast, lives with his wife Eke in Amsterdam, commutes to work on a rusty old bike, visits NASA often as possible, and dreams of summer nights on the high seas of Amsterdam canals captaining the agency ship
Head of Customer Experience, Wunderman
I spend every day thinking about how to make more compelling, more effective, and more fluid customer experiences. I'm lucky enough to be able to bring that obsession to work, and to see those experiences launched, and used by real people.Before I got into the tech world, I went to art school and trained in design before becoming a freelance journalist, reporting on the London art scene.Some great tech writers like David Pogue and Joshua Topolsky sparked my interest/obsession with technology and digital. So I moved into the digital industry, first helping Groupon launch in the UK, and subsequently working in agencies creating and advising on how brands can make better experiences. Outside of work, I'm obsessed with reading everything I can get my hands on about political election campaigns, and I go to the cinema as often as humanly possible. I also run the hugely influential and serious website AnimalsRidingThings.com, a site that has accidentally eclipsed anything else I've ever done in my career.I live in London with my wife, Rachael and my son Archie.
CEO, iV2 GmbH
Steve Keller is CEO of iV, an audio brand consultancy based in Nashville that specializes in the strategy, content, research and management necessary for successful audio branding initiatives. With the founding of sister company iV2 in Frankfurt in 2009, Keller has helped iV expand into Europe. Keller is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of audio branding, blending art and science into award-winning strategies and creative content for a long list of global agencies and brands. He’s also actively engaged in various research projects exploring the power of sound to shape perceptions and influence behavior. With a head for data and a heart for sonic expression, he’s an in-demand speaker at international conferences (TEDx, MIDEM, Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, Transform), professional organizations (AMA, AAF, Audio Branding Academy) and universities.In addition to a BA in Psychology with a focus on research, social psychology, and group dynamics, Keller has 25 years+ of experience in the music industry as a producer, remixer, composer, independent label executive, music publisher and manager.
Maja Bredberg is a PR Strategist at Forsman & Bodenfors and works with clients like H&M, Unicef and Coop. In 2016 alone, she's won a Cannes Lion Grand Prix, two Gold Lions, Gold at Eurobest and over 30 other awards. Maja has a wide range of experiences as Head of Communication at a retail chain, PR consultant to music artists and as a journalist specializing in equality and culture. Together with David Orlic and Lamin Sonko, Maja has founded Stockholm Open – an innovative integration initiative that tackles social problems through a talent hunt. With 1100 % growth in its first year, Stockholm Open is open-sourcing its model for any agency to use and expanding the project to other cities worldwide.
Senior Creative Strategist, Jack Morton Worldwide
Caspar Mason is Senior Creative Strategist at global brand experience agency, Jack Morton Worldwide. Since joining the agency in 2013, he has helped clients including Heineken, Wella, HSBC and Kodak to express themselves beyond the screen, billboard or banner ad. Before that, he had stints at pd3 and social entrepreneurs Livity, having spent seven years at the BBC in Learning Innovation. Caspar is interested in the constantly churning intersection between individuals, technology and culture; and how we shape the technology that shapes us (and vice versa).
Global Content, Digital Marketing Manager, Bestseller
Liselotte is Global Content and Digital Marketing Manager for Danish fashion brand VERO MODA and Noisy May. Her expertise covers all digital communication on SoMe, email, influences, apps and blogs with the aim of bringing traffic to online and stores. She has led the online marketing team to focus on user generated content, collaborations and influencer marketing. Prior to joining Bestseller Liselotte was Digital Marketing manager for Bilka.dk/Dansk Supermarked – a Danish hypermarket chain with both online and brick and mortar stores, with responsibility of bringing online experiences to the consumer and combining the offline communication with the online and making sure there was a red thread in the communication.She has also held the position of Online Content Coordinator in the financial industry, being part of building and creating content for some of the biggest Scandinavian financial institutions.
Created by performer and artist Tim Redfern, Timberlina is a homespun domestic goddess and facilitator whose work spans dodgy pubs and people's houses to landmark national arts institutions and museums. Their work often deals with reflecting Queer narratives in historic collections, facilitating public events, environmentalism and empathy, often drawing on the presence of the audience to drive content.Tim will be speaking at "Drag culture: Personal branding, diversity and the creative industry" at eurobest:Most drag personas are based on an alter-ego. It’s about unleashing a side of you which you may not usually feel comfortable showing – be that extrovert, bitchy, flamboyant, or something else entirely. Pitches and presentations also require a similar outlook: leaving your insecurities at the door, and becoming the most confident version of yourself. Hear from Tim Redfern and Lucy Jane Parkinson, in conversation with Kerrie Finch, as they discuss how to mine character traits which can be applied professionally - whether it's in business or creatively.
CEO, UK & EMEA, Weber Shandwick
Colin Byrne is one of the UK’s leading PR and public affairs practitioners with over thirty years’ experience spanning domestic and international public relations programmes, communications and campaign strategy, politics and public affairs, CSR and issues management.He joined Weber Shandwick in 1995, rising to lead the public affairs practice in London in 1997. He is now CEO of the firm’s UK & EMEA network and a senior member of the global management team.After several years in private and not-for-profit sector PR, Colin joined the British Labour Party’s communications team in 1987 and was quickly promoted to Head of Press & Broadcasting. He served as deputy to, then Labour Party Communications Director, Lord Mandelson (Tony Blair’s lead strategist) and press aide to Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Jack Straw.In 1992 he became the first Communications Director of The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, the international NGO founded by HRH The Prince of Wales. He managed corporate communications for the Forum globally and worked with leading international firms on the communication of their own CSR activities.In May 2015, Colin was honoured with an Individual Achievement Award at the EMEA SABRE awards for his service and dedication to the industry over the last 30 years. For eight years in a row he appeared in GQ’s annual “100 Most Influential Men in Britain” ranking. He has appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Question Time’ and is a regular commentator and speaker on communications issues. Colin has been a judge for many of the key industry award programmes including Cannes Lions and in 2013 he was Chair of the PR jury at Eurobest. He is a Visiting Fellow at The Reuters School of Journalism at Oxford University and a Trustee of ActionAid UK and The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
Ale Giorgini started drawing as a child and has not stopped since then. During all these years he has worked for clients such as Jeep, Puma, Warner Bros, Boom Studios, Disney Entertainment, Foot Locker, Fandango, Faber-Castell, Sony Pictures, Emirates, MTV, Wired UK, L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Chicago Magazine. He’s had shows and performances all around the world (New York City, Zurich, Wien, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Sidney). His artworks are exhibited at Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles), Gallery1988 (Los Angeles), Bottleneck Gallery (NYC), Improper Walls (Wien), Sakura Gallery (Paris) . Ale is president of Illustri Society and art director at Illustri Festival and Berga Urban Museum. He is a teacher at European Design Institute (IED) in Turin and at International Comics School in Padua.
McCann Budapest, Hungary
Russian-born Marina spent her school years in the U.S. but moved to Hungary in 1994 in search of her Hungarian roots. She began her career in advertising at McCann Budapest. In 1997 she was tasked by the management to establish a planning discipline at the agency, becoming one of the first planners on the Hungarian advertising market. Marina went on to become a freelance regional planner, working for major multinational agencies such as Grey, Publicis, Y&R, BBDO and others across the CEE region, working on a wide variety of projects from telecom to branding commodities to local Hungarian icon brands. She returned to McCann Budapest to her current position as Head of Planning, champion of McCann’s Truth Central thought leadership, and regional planner on major client Walmark, a regional healthcare company. In her regional role, she was instrumental in launching a new CEE brand, Idelyn, across 8 markets.Marina has led countless workshops and presentations, encouraging clients to take braver steps, discovering new stories to make brands more meaningful, and digging deeper into culture.
MD, Co-founder, Don't Panic
Joe Wade is a BAFTA winning British filmmaker, TV writer, producer and the CEO and co-founder of the seriously creative agency Don’t Panic. In 2012 he co-created the BBC 3 TV show The Revolution Will Be Televised, which won the BAFTA for Best Comedy in May 2013.As CEO of Don’t Panic Joe has lead the company on a journey that saw it transition from creating famous flyer packs to being a leading creative agency, best known for making viral content. Beginning in 2011 with Can I Be Your Friend for the English National Opera, which sold-out the first ever digital opera. 2014 saw the company create the most successful cause-related video ever, Most Shocking Second a Day, winning a Gold Lion at Cannes.
Executive Creative Director, SuperHeroes Amsterdam/New York
Rogier Vijverberg is Executive Creative Director at SuperHeroes Amsterdam/New York, which he co-founded in 2009. SuperHeroes is an international, creativity-driven digital agency with one mission: to save the world from boring advertising. Rogier kicked off at Young & Rubicam. But as he loved fooling around on the web, he got into digital in 1997 and started pioneering. He is a much awarded digital doyen with over 30 national and international awards, amongst others on the highly successful Heineken interactive account. In 2009 it was time to uncover his spandex. SuperHeroes has in just a few years become a hideout for global brands seeking attention, such as Converse, ASUS, Desperados, LG, MTV and Coca Cola. Based in Amsterdam and New York, SuperHeroes is undeniably storming the world. Rogier is a passionate speaker and awards jury on innovation and creativity, on the world’s leading conferences and awards shows, from the Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Dubai Lynx and Eurobest to NY AdTech.
SuperHeroes Amsterdam/New York, Creative Director
Niek Eijsbouts is a Dutch Creative Director at SuperHeroes Amsterdam/New York. An international, creativity-driven, digital agency with one mission: to save the world from boring advertising.As a copywriter, Niek rocked the show for 7 years in Amsterdam at Havas and KesselsKramer. He created award-winning integrated campaigns, short films and set up several creative side-projects. In 2012 he became creative director at the internationally acclaimed digital agency, Happiness Brussels where he created award-winning digital work for Toyota and Eristoff.In the summer of 2015 he continued his mission at SuperHeroes in Amsterdam, creating campaigns for brands like ASUS, ING and LG. Always with digital creativity at heart and a secret dose of ultra-strong super powers.
Executive Creative Director, McCann Paris
Riccardo Fregoso is an award-winning Executive Creative Director of McCann Paris. He’s a passionate and hungry creative, as well as a strong multidisciplinary team leader.His philosophical background has given him a radical, analytical way of thinking, along with a strong passion for popular culture, emerging technologies, language and design trends.After starting at BETC, Riccardo spent 4 years in the TBWA Group, and 2 at Ogilvy Paris, working on brands such as Absolut, BMW,s Martell, Nissan Infiniti, McDonald's, Mondelez, Deezer, Tiffany, Netflix and Coca Cola. At McCann, he's in charge of global brands such as Nespresso, MasterCard, Subway, and L’Oréal Paris.Riccardo has won more than 30 international awards, including 7 Cannes Lions, two eurobest Grand Prix, and many more at the D&AD, Clio, Gunn Report, LIA, Cristal, One Show and the Art Directors Club.
Yonathan Dominitz is the Founder of Mindscapes and is a trainer and a leader of creativity enhancement projects for ad agencies and companies. Over the past years, he's won more than 20 Cannes Lions, including three Grands Prix, which were awarded to works made by Mindscapes-trained agencies, using Mindscapes creative tools and methods.Yonathan has personally conducted projects in numerous companies and lead global advertising agencies across the USA and North America, throughout Europe and in Japan, China and Asia Pacific. He is a frequently invited to run creativity workshops and is a keynote speaker at Cannes Lions, eurobest, Spikes Asia and more.Mindscapes is active in more than 40 markets worldwide, including North and Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Among Mindscapes clients are BBDO, McCann Erickson, Leo Burnett, DDB, Lowe worldwide, Cheil Worldwide, Google, Mondelez, Pepsico, Carlsberg, Nestle, Vodafone, Danone, Swedbank, Eurobank and Telenor.
Chief Strategy Officer, Somethin' Else
Ben began blurring the lines between advertising and editorial in 2005 long before it became fashionable and everyone started calling it branded content. He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and a principal shareholder at independent content agency Somethin’ Else.Somethin’ Else are one of the UK’s leading content businesses. They work with everyone from Channel 4 and SKYTV to, Penguin Random House, Swarovski and Topman. Their first client was the BBC, and they are now the corporation’s biggest supplier of multi-platform content. At Somethin’ Else Ben’s job is to help brands and broadcasters navigate a world in which their customers face an ever-expanding world of content supply. Previously Ben was the Creative Director at Omnicom agency, Drum. Prior to that, he worked with UKTV and Flextech Television, Walker Media and ran his own dotcom.
Senior Director Global, Digital and Marketing Development, Heineken
Ian Wilson is Senior Director Digital and Marketing Development for Heineken, responsible for media, leading digital transformation and building marketing capabilities.He recently joined following over a 25 year marketing and general management career with Danone, his last role being CMO and Global head of categories for the Medical Nutrition division.
Chief Executive, BMB
Juliet Haygarth started off as a client working in the voluntary sector. She earned her stripes in the world of CRM and DM before getting her hands on what was the best brief in the sector, becoming the client responsible for repositioning Barnardo's, the UK’s largest children’s charity. The brand platform is still in use today and the launch campaign went on to win the Grand Prix at Cannes and an IPA Gold for Effectiveness. Juliet then made the leap to agency life to work on a wide variety of brands, including Masterfoods, Tango, Eurostar, Nissan and Playstation. In 2005, she led the Labour election campaign at TBWA with Trevor, which saw Labour re-elected. Next stop was RKCR, to run the Virgin Group of accounts, including Atlantic, Mobile, Media and Trains. In 2009, Juliet joined Brothers and Sisters as Managing Director and Founding Partner. During her time there, the agency grew from content start-up to a 65-strong, full service, integrated agency for clients such as Sky, Unilever and Adidas. In March 2014, Juliet returned home to join Trevor and the team at BMB as CEO.
Nestlé Nespresso SA
Yvonne Iwaniuk is Global Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Nestlé Nespresso, the originator of premium portioned coffee. She is an executive board member of Nespresso.Before joining Nespresso, Yvonne held communications director positions at Nike, General Electric and Shell. She also worked for the global communications agencies, Weber Shandwick and Burson Marsteller.Yvonne has worked for more than 20 years in the area of sustainability, collaborating with a number of non-profit organizations on a wide range of environmental, economic and social development projects in communities across the world. One of her first sustainability roles was at Shell where together with anthropologists, she talked to indigenous communities in the Peruvian rainforest about the company’s gas exploration plans and listened to their aspirations and concerns. She also worked on the creation of a schools program in the UK to help eradicate bullying in impoverished communities.At Nespresso, Yvonne contributes to the business’s sustainability work across its supply chain – from the Nespresso AAA Sustainability Program which works with farmers in developing countries, to helping to accelerate the recycling of Nespresso’s aluminium capsules after they have been used.Yvonne is a UK national. She holds a BA in Languages and Politics and an MBA. She has lived in France, Belgium, Spain and Austria and is now based in Switzerland.
Francisco Nájera, most people know him like Franzo. Born in 1979 in Madrid. He is a director, editor, screenwriter and (sometimes) actor. He started to make amateur short films when he was a child. To tell stories with images has always been his real passion. He studied Sociology, Audiovisual Communication, Direction and Visual Arts, but for him the best way to learn has been and will be to shoot with his own camera and spend a lot of time in front of the computer with several softwares of edition and post production. He has worked for different TV channels (Canal 2 Andalucia, JovenTV) as director camera and editor. Since 2012 he lived in a little town in the south of Spain with his wife and his two little children. Currently, he works as freelance for several agencies (Video Media Pro, RR Producciones, El Escarabajo), companies (Azzayt, IP Soluciones, Resur), institutions (EAPN, Diputación CLM), and private customers, combining this with his personal projects. In 2016 he has received the Nespresso Talents for his shortfilm "Scars".
Frederik Pénot is currently Chief Executive Officer of Userfarm (leader in curated video crowdsourcing) and Director Business Development of IEN – Italian Entertainment Network, a Rome based network of B2B brands operating in the fields of communication, events and culture. He has over 20 years of international experience in marketing and sales in services, audiovisual, leisure and tourism. Frederik Pénot is member of the board of Filmmaster Productions (leader in the production of commercials in Italy) since 2016 and member of the board of Cinecittà Studios in Rome since 2015. Prior to this he held the position of Vice-President Corporate Marketing of Costa Crociere in Genova and Vice-President Marketing & Sales France of Disneyland Paris. He started his career as consultant with Roland Berger, Management Consulting Company.
Thought-leader, Nea Onnim
Gillian is a digital marketing professional with 15 years’ experience working in leading digital and creative agencies in the UK and, for the last four years, in Dubai.She is second-generation Ghanaian and has a keen interest in showing how diverse and unique each country on the continent is.
Executive Creative Director Bas Korsten has used his commitment to creativity and innovation to turn J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam into one of the Netherlands’ most talked about and awarded agencies. J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam was voted Agency of the year 2016 for the Netherlands. And with Bas’s double Grand Prix-winning campaign The Next Rembrandt, the agency also became the most awarded Dutch agency in Cannes 2016 by a long stretch.Bas originally graduated as Engineer in Logistic Management in 1992 and received a business degree from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) in 1994. Quickly realizing the error of his ways, Bas followed his heart and moved into advertising. He started as a junior copywriter at Result DDB in 1997; founded agency Selmore in 2004; then Nothing in 2008; and in 2011 he joined J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam, where he now is a managing partner, responsible for strategic and creative development for all of the agency’s clients.Bas has won numerous awards, including 28 Cannes Lions –two of which are Grand Prix – and 19 eurobest awards.
Creative World Changer, Nea Onnim
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Rachel is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA, Advertising Design) and is on a mission to change the world one mind at a time. She loves to travel and is a product of a nomadic lifestyle that is a source of her creativity and constant curiosity. Rachel is a designer at DigitasLbi, living in Dubai, awaiting her next adventure.
Senior creative Strategist, FITCH
Dom is a customer insight, brand and experience development specialist.She is passionate about getting under the skin of brands to better understand a clients’ views, attitudes, needs and drivers and vigorously represents and defends the voice of the customer in any brand development program.She has developed strategies for the likes of Sephora, Dhamani, BP, Diesel or Unilever. She loves nothing more than being thrown in at the deep end.
DDB & Tribal Worldwide, Amsterdam
Milo joined DDB Amsterdam in 1999 and is currently responsible for the business of Centraal Beheer, Mars Petcare and Chocomel,. His past clients include Ziggo (LibertyGlobal), Dutch Railways, Nuon Energy, Grolsch beer, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Volkswagen.His profile is that of a true business director. He connects, ensures integration of activities and knows his way around more complex organizations and marketing communication projects. Local or international; offline, digital and integrated.In 1990, Milo graduated from the HEAO school of Communication, and in 1993 from the University of Utrecht (Mass Communication), on International Advertising. Young at heart, still going to rockconcerts regularly. Milo is living in Utrecht and has one son.
Creative, Forsman & Bodenfors
Over the past 10 years, Forsman & Bodenfors has continuously been among the world’s best creative and digital agencies.Winning 2 Grand Prix in Cannes, Best of Show in One Show, a Grand Clio, Agency of the year in ADC and a Black Pencil in D&AD helped making Forsman & Bodenfors the most awarded agency in the world 2014. Ted has been with the agency since 2010 and before that he worked for several years at DDB Stockholm with clients like VW, McDonalds and Skoda.Besides several medals in numerous international award shows such as Cannes Lions, One show, Clio, NY Festivals, Eurobest, D&AD Ted also won Best young European Team both in Sweden and in the Eurofinals in Paris 2007.