Speakers Corner with Creativepool


With the amount of likes and comments we can all do now on the internet, the art of being able to get your point across in a face to face environment seems to be getting lost.

So to counter this culture of 140 characters and faceless avatars we are putting on an event where you can hear some great speakers and also have your opportunity (if you wish) to get up and talk about what is at the forefront of your mind about our industry.

Creative Directors, Art directors, copywriters and designers from all fields invited to attend.

The Marketing Store - Events Lounge, 16 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ. View map.

We will provide:

Great speakers to kick start the event: Patrick Collister of Directory, Nick Bennett of Steel London, Alan Long of Sane and Able, and Stuart Edwards of By the Scruff

Drinks (for you to oil your gizzard so you can stand on aforementioned box - if you wish)

Nibbles (for you to counter the drink)

A soap box


You need to provide:

Just you and a your free ticket...


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Patrick Collister

Editor of Directory

Patrick was the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy London for seven years and Vice Chairman for two. In 2004 he founded Creative Matters, a training company which works with client organisations including ISBA, Unilever, Waitrose, Orange, Zürich, Severn Trent et al, as well as with agencies in the UK, Europe and Middle East. He has won many creative awards including Gold and Silver Lions at Cannes. He was a member of the D&AD Executive Committee until 2004 and a juror at Cannes twice among many other awards shows.

Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett

Digital Creative Director at Steel London

Nick has worked extensively in digital and advertising for 16 years for many UK and global brands including: TalkTalk, Creative Review,, NHS, The Government, Debenhams,, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Danone, Greggs, Xbox, Myspace. Nick has lead hundreds of successful campaigns across all channels and has extensive experience in brand and acquisition marketing, analytics, eCRM, social media, web build, UX, web technologies, SEM and media planning.


Phil Dearson

Head of Digital Strategy at The Marketing Store

Phil can remember when the internet was all fields. He's been helping organisations make best use of emerging technologies since the web was created, so he has seen trends and fads come and go.

He has broad sector experience including Government, the Arts, Alcohol, Financial Services, Third Sector, FMCG, Retail, Fashion, Telecoms and Entertainment. He’s been lucky enough to work with brands like Disney, FCUK, PlayStation and Apple in the past.

Alan Long

Alan Long

Creative Director at Sane and Able

Alan is creative director for Sane and Able, a London creative company that prides itself on being young, fun and very professional. The large list of clients and business sectors they create for is almost as varied as their experience in design. Alan works with and helps create interesting and engaging brands and businesses. Some of the key work he has been involved in includes branding and identity, web design and development, idea development and implementation.


Stuart Edwards

Managing Director at By The Scruff

Stuart started By the Scruff in 2003 from a spare room in his home and moved back in to London in 2005 after securing enough business to open an office and take on my first full-time staff. The company is now based in Shoreditch with just 3 members of staff. They specialise in providing digital marketing solutions for a mixture of customers from publishers like Haymarket and Bauer to smaller start-ups that need a website or blog setting up.

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