The Leading Speakers Bureau Marketing and Branding (2)

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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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Mar 02 2012

Bruce Dickinson

Businessman, Pilot and Lead Singer of Iron Maiden

Bruce Dickinson speakerBruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, a commercial pilot, business angel, entrepreneur and creative business thinker. Bruce was a pilot and marketing director for Astraeus Airlines which recently went into administration and is now in the process of leading them out of liquidation. In addition Bruce has government funding to create an aircraft maintenance company creating 1500 jobs in Wales.

Lead singer of one of the world’s greatest rock bands of all time


In detail

Bruce is involved in an air ship venture to manufacture lighter than air drones with a contract to supply the US Army. He is also setting up a separate Training Company (Real World Aviation) to train future Pilots.

Bruce left Iron Maiden in 1993 in order to pursue a solo career, his passion for fencing and an interest in becoming a pilot. Bruce re-joined the band in 1999 and has gone on to release four albums; despite this he hasn’t stopped flying Boeing 757s.


What he offers you

Bruce is very keen to speak on his projects tying it in with business start-up, entrepreneurship and business creativity. In addition he is willing to talk about the parallels between his music and business careers. He is also able to deliver team building experiences focused around his flight simulator.


How he presents

With a captivating style, humour and wisdom, Bruce Dickinson’s presentations entertain and motivate audiences.

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Feb 03 2012

Cor Molenaar speaker

CRM & e-commerce Strategist

Cor Molenaar speakerCor Molenaar is a Strategic Consultant, specialised in the development of e-commerce strategies and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Through his firm eXQuo Consultancy he advises organisations on the commercial application of Internet and CRM. He is a professor for the chair of E-Marketing at the Business Administration faculty of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Awarded The Netherlands Direct Marketer of The Year Award in 1994


In detail

Cor Molenaar completed several studies in the field of economics, marketing and information technology. In 1992 he completed a Masters in Change Management from the Free University in Amsterdam, and presented a highly informative paper on the Application of Information Technology in Marketing in 1997. An experienced force in marketing, Cor founded Ogilvy and Mather Dataconsulting and was instrumental in creating the Flying Dutchman air-miles campaign for KLM airlines. He is a leader in his field: the tension between sociology, technology and marketing. He is not only conducting academical research on this matter, but also advising companies.


What he offers you

Cor Molenaar puts people in the centre of all the changes that are occurring in society and companies. He brings a unique blend of vision, education and corporate expertise to customer focused business. His work is recognised not only on the business front, but in academia and research as well. He has a proven track record in helping companies to develop valuable customer relationships and an astute understanding of the top management perspective. All of his presentations are tailored to the needs of the client.


How he presents

Cor Molenaar is a dynamic speaker, a brilliant strategist, and brings tremendous know-how with his impressive presentations. With enthusiasm, involvement and filled with humour and skill, he takes audiences along on a journey to the new world, sketching future developments in a practical manner.

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