The Leading Speakers Bureau Marketing and Branding (2)

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Dec 21 2012

Nick Fry

Published by under Marketing and Branding

Chief Executive Officer for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Nick Fry SpeakerNick Fry has been CEO of what is now the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team since 2005. He has transitioned the team through ownership by British American Tobacco, Honda and a management buy-out and sold the team to Mercedes and the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund in 2010. He recently secured the services of Lewis Hamilton (after 14 years with McLaren), replacing Michael Schumacher to partner Nico Rosberg in the team’s pursuit of the 2013 World Championship to add to their 2009 World Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles.

“A talented leadership and motivational speaker”


In detail

Nick began his career with Ford Motor Company in 1977 as a graduate trainee. During his high performance career, he worked with Ford in the UK, Detroit and Germany, including a period as MD of Aston Martin, before joining Prodrive in 2001; leading their expansion into engineering services as well as winning World Rally and Sports car Championships. Working in F1 since 2002, he re-structured the team, grew sponsorship and led the team to its first F1 victory and subsequent World Championships. Nick was appointed a UK Business Ambassador by the UK Government in 2010 and promotes UK business expertise in High Performance Engineering.


What he offers you

Nick is an enthusiastic and experienced leader, combining sports and commercial management experience he is capable of delivery outstanding innovative results in a global, cross-cultural environment. Nick will share his insights and vision on how individuals and organisations can win and maintain high performance in highly competitive markets, drawing on the parallels from the fascinating world of F1. He demonstrates the key success drivers for decision makers wanting ROI from strategic planning and execution of programmes, ranging from management buyouts to developing innovative marketing and change management.


How he presents

With a relaxed, anecdotal and humorous style, Nick gives businesses and organisations a rare insight into what it takes to build winning teams and compete for success at world level.

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Nov 02 2012

Brian Sims

Published by under Marketing and Branding

Former Marketing Director of two F1 teams, Benetton and Lola Scuderia Ferrari

Brian Sims SpeakerBrian Sims is first and foremost a world class professional salesman with an exceptional track record. Having initially built a reputation in the corporate sector, he moved into the world of international motorsport and became one of the sport’s most successful sponsorship sales exponents. His achievements include being the first salesman to secure the multi-million dollar deals that brought FedEx, Gillette and Marconi into Formula 1. Brian is also the Founder and one of only three Honorary Life Members of the prestigious Motorsport Industry Association, the trade association that represents the £5 billion British motorsport industry.

“ Selling in the Fast Lane – From Xerox to Formula 1”


In detail

Brian began his career as a Xerox salesman and it was the sales skills that he learned with this highly regarded company that would eventually enable him to succeed at the very top level of international motorsport. His passion for motorsport then came to the fore and he embarked on a new career, initially as a championship winning professional race driver. It wasn’t long, however, before he built an enviable reputation for securing substantial corporate sponsorship and this led him to a career in Formula 1, not as a driver, but as the Marketing Director of two F1 teams, Benetton and Lola Scuderia Ferrari.


What he offers you

An accomplished business speaker, Brian has both the credibility and experience to relate well to sales audiences and has a unique ability to entertain and enthuse at the same time as passing on valuable lessons about the way he is still succeeding in achieving sales in these tough economic times.


How he presents

In his insightful and entertaining presentations Brian takes the audience behind the scenes of the glamorous, exciting, yet cut-throat world of global sports marketing. He intersperses accounts of how he became such a successful salesperson up to and including Formula 1, with a host of anecdotes from his colourful motorsport career.

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Oct 29 2012

Jo Malone

Founder of Jo Malone Cosmetics and Jo Loves

Jo Malone SpeakerJo Malone is the creator of one of the world’s most recognised luxury fragrance brands. She opened her first store in London in 1994 and spearheaded the worldwide positioning of the Jo Malone brand during the following years. Jo’s passion for fragrance never ceases and in 2011 she found she could do it again and launched her new global brand Jo Loves.

“One of the most creative and successful British business women”


In detail

In 1999 Estee Lauder announced the acquisition of Jo Malone but Jo remained Creative Director until her departure in 2006. She developed products which helped to establish the brand as an innovator within the international beauty industry. In 2010 she presented ‘High Street Dreams’ on BBC One helping small businesses realise their dreams of trading on the British high streets. The show successfully helped to create six new British brands.


What she offers you

In her presentations Jo gives useful insights into the world of retail using her successful business experience and unique entrepreneurial spirit. She is also in great demand at after dinner events.


How she presents

Jo is an inspirational and charismatic speaker and highly sought after at national and international events and conferences.

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Sep 03 2012

Sir Stuart Hampson

Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership (1993-2007

Sir Stuart Hampson speakerSir Stuart Hampson is a highly regarded businessman was chairman of the John Lewis Partnership for 14 years until his retirement in 2007 having joined them after a twelve-year career in the Civil Service. He is currently President of the Employee Ownership Association, leads the Business in the Community Economic Regeneration team and is one of the Prince of Wales’ Ambassadors in this field.

“One of the longest serving and most successful leaders of a blue-chip company”


In detail

A founding deputy chairman of London First and past President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England (2005/06), he is President of the Employee Ownership Association and continues to champion the benefits of employee engagement in business. Sir Stuart chaired the team tackling Economic Renewal in deprived communities, and he is one of the Prince of Wales’s Ambassadors in this area. He has been a member of the Corporate Leaders Group pressing the government for stronger action on climate change. He was made a Knight Bachelor for services to retailing in 1998.


What he offers you

A popular and likeable businessman, Sir Stuart Hampson presided over a courageous programme of modernisation and all without sacrificing the partnership ethos and principles that were embodied in its 1929 constitution co-ownership and the happiness of its staff. He provides insights into how JLP’s success came from a host of improvements made by 68,000 people who are motivated to deliver outstanding customer service, which translates into profits that feed back to staff.


How he presents

At a time of such economic uncertainty Sir Stuart Hampson delivers a positive outlook on how to sustain a beneficial impact in the challenging conditions we all face. His high content presentations are enriched with useful anecdotes and his style of delivery is relaxed but authoritative combined with humour and warmth.

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May 28 2012

Simon Harrop

Published by under Marketing and Branding

Chief Executive Officer, BRAND Sense Agency

Simon Harrop speakerSimon Harrop is the CEO of Brand Sense – global experts in sensory marketing, specialising in sensory retail, space consultancy and product development. In his role as a sensory expert, Simon has enjoyed extensive public profiling through media. He is also a regular speaker, panel guest and contributor on the international marketing conference circuit.

“A Brand Sense expert”


In detail

Before establishing BRAND Sense Simon worked in a variety of marketing roles. A strong belief in the power of the sense of smell led him to form The Aroma Company in 1993. The Aroma Company provided strategic brand development and promotion through the sense of smell. Simon launched Brand Sense in 2006 with business partner John Phillips to help carry the message of sensory marketing out to a wider audience. Simon has created sensory strategies for brands such as British Airways, P&G and General Motors. Sensory Branding is now used across the globe by companies such as Nestle, McDonalds, Unilever, and Glaxo Smith Kline.


What he offers you

Simon shows audiences how they can use multi-sensory branding to develop products, services and communications that express their brands personality in new ways and helps them to develop deeper emotional connections with customers.


How he presents

Simon’s entertaining, high-energy style and power-packed presentations have built his reputation as a speaker who really delivers.

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May 16 2012

Sergio Zyman

Leading Authority on Global Marketing, Branding, Strategy

Sergio Zyman - Management speakerSergio Zyman is the Chairman and Founder of Zyman Group and the former Chief Marketing Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Over the course of 30+ years of hands-on marketing experience, Zyman has conceived a revolutionary set of principles that are proven to translate marketing strategies into positive business results. He passionately advocates a vision of scientific, process-based marketing as the driver of sales and profits and the centerpiece of business.

“ He’s The Real Thing” – Time magazine


In detail

Sergio´s record as a master marketer includes tenures with Pepsico and Proctor and Gamble, but he is best known and internationally respected for his bold actions at Coca-Cola when he re-conceptualised the company’s marketing strategy and boosted worldwide annual volume from 9 billion to 15 billion cases – the most explosive growth period in the company’s history.


What he offers you

Sergio challenges audiences to re-think their marketing strategies and he provides the framework to understand customers more deeply and in ways that will help drive growth. He also explains how research-based and results-oriented business strategies and marketing can help accelerate topline growth.


How he presents

He energizes audiences with his creative genius and dynamic, unpredictable style. A master of unconventional wisdom, he is not afraid to challenge audiences and take controversial points of views.

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May 14 2012

Jay Conrad Levinson

The Father of Guerrilla Marketing

Jay Conrad Levinson speakerJay Conrad Levinson is the founder of Guerilla Marketing and one of the leading figures in the marketing world. Also the author of the best-selling marketing series in history, Guerrilla Marketing, plus 30 other business books, selling over 14 million copies. His Guerrilla concepts have influenced marketing so much that today his books appear in 41 languages and are required reading in many MBA programs worldwide.

“Jay is one of the foremost business marketing experts in the world.” Entrepreneur Magazine


In detail

Jay taught Guerrilla Marketing for ten years at the extension division of the University of California in Berkeley. He was a practitioner of it in the United States as Senior Vice-President at J. Walter Thompson and in Europe as Creative Director at Leo Burnett Advertising. He has written a monthly column for Entrepreneur Magazine, articles for Inc. Magazine and online columns published monthly on the Microsoft and GTE websites.


What he offers you

Guerrilla Marketing has become a landmark book in 41 languages for one simple reason: it works like no other marketing: to maximize your profits and minimize your investment. Guerrilla Marketing is the best known marketing brand in history and Jay is sought after to deliver this message.


How he presents

Jay will clarify marketing, excite and inspire the audience with stories and tactics of guerrilla marketing, and create an aura of excitement at the opportunity to breathe life into his techniques immediately, seasoning with an extra helping of humour. His presentations are tailored for each audience he addresses.

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Apr 23 2012

Niki Lauda

Former Formula One World Champion

Niki Lauda speakerNiki Lauda is probably known as one of the best Formula 1 racing drivers the sport has ever seen. This three-time World Champion survived one of the worst, fiery crashes ever seen in Formula 1 only to walk away from a near-certain 4th title in 1976. His triumphant second career in the mid-1980s with McLaren saw him as the elder statesman of F1 and the tutor of young “Professor” Alain Prost.

“To finish first, one must first finish.”


In detail

After recapturing the F1 title in 1977 with Ferrari, Niki abruptly quit to join Bernie Ecclestone’s emergent Brabham-Alfa Romeo team. He won two races for Brabham before, once again, abruptly retiring in 1979 to devote all his efforts to his then-fledgling airline, Lauda Air. He could not resist the urge to make a comeback, and in 1982 he rejoined Formula 1, winning his third GP after returning and the 1984 title. Finally giving in to the years, he retired for good with 25 GP wins after the 1985 season. After retiring he returned to running his airline, Lauda Air. Ousted by boardroom politics after a sale to majority partner Austrian Airlines in 1999, he managed the Jaguar Formula One racing team 2001-2002. In late 2003, he started a new airline, Niki.


What he offers you

Drawing upon his experiences both as a world class racing driver and businessman, Niki entertains his audiences with his presentations in which he shows the importance of teamwork, motivation and success.


How he presents

Niki Lauda is a sought after speaker at company conferences and seminars around the globe. His entertaining and motivational presentations make him a popular choice.

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Apr 11 2012

Sahar Hashemi

Entrepreneur & Innovation Expert

Sahar Hashemi speaker Sahar Hashemi is one of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs and a powerful speaker on innovation and entrepreneurial mindset in corporations sharing with the audience her captivating personal stories of building two famous brands; Coffee Republic, UK’s first coffee bar chain, which she and her brother grew to 110 stores and £30m turnover and exited in 2001, and Skinny Candy, the guilt free confectionery brand which she sold to Glisten Plc in 2007. As well as being a bestselling author, Sahar was recently awarded an OBE ‘for services to the UK Economy and to charity’ in the 2012 Birthday Honours list.

“Sahar’s passion for innovation energises the room


In detail

Formerly a lawyer, Sahar has been recognised for her achievements as an entrepreneur by Her Majesty the Queen and named as a ‘Pioneer to the life of the nation’. She was also named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos. She was also named one of 100 most influential women in Britain by Daily Mail and 35 top women in British business by Management Today. In a Shell Livewire survey of role models Sahar was among the top 5. She has been on the cover of Director Magazine, Management Today, Observer Magazine, New Business Magazine, Business 550 and Voyager.


What she offers you

An internationally recognised speaker, Sahar’s captivating and uplifting speeches are unique as she combines her own enthralling ‘story’ with key themes of change management and employee engagement. By telling her very personal journey, she connects with the audience on an emotional level and brings to life the passion, determination and open mindedness needed to succeed. She makes a strong impact, igniting the audience with a ‘can do’ spirit and the tools and habits to ‘make it happen’.


How she presents

A passionate keynote speaker, Sahar’s energy is infectious and delegates always leave events inspired and motivated to stop ‘thinking about it’ and ‘get on with it’! She is also part of our Top Women keynote speakers.

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Apr 08 2012

William Higham

Trendspotter, Founder of Next Big Thing

William Higham speaker William Higham is one of Britain’s leading consumer trend authorities, an acknowledged expert in interpreting research and skilled predictor of consumer change His expertise comes from 20 years’ consumer experience. He spearheaded press and marketing strategies at Sony, Virgin and Universal in 1990s. After consulting for media and fashion brands, his passion for cultural and consumer trends led him to launch consumer trends consultancy Next Big Thing in 2002.


In detail

William Higman regularly consults for brands and agencies alike. He researches and writes leading edge trend reports, runs focus groups and in-house workshops, and co-ordinates quantitative field and online research. He is also a popular media source for information on consumer trends. He has worked with a range of clients: brands from BSkyB and BBC, to Barclays and HSBC; and agencies from Mindshare and Mediacom to Ogilvy and Grey.


What he offers you

William Higham provides early warning of future market trends. He uses consumer research and systematic analysis of change patterns and cultural dynamics, to help clients identify and target new consumer markets. His tailored trend interpretation provides actionable, innovative business solutions for today – and tomorrow. His book , the first practical guide to trendforecasting, ‘The Next Big Thing: Spotting & Forecasting Consumer Trends for Profit’ ‘ is published on September 2009.


What he offers you

He is a is a highly popular speaker at internal and public conferences, PR events, media days and seminars He has addressed events organised by Aga, AOL, Archant, Association of Online Publishers, The Bookseller’s Association, EMAP, Heart FM, Internet World, Mindshare, OMD and World Wireless Forum

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