Adam Cleaver

Creative Director, Collective London

Adam is an award-winning Creative Director and Copywriter with over 15 years’ experience in digital marketing.
In 2003 he co-founded Collective and along with creative, is responsible for senior client/agency relations as part of the management team.
Previous to Collective, Adam was Creative Lead for all European Nike work at AKQA and was instrumental in retaining the account for the agency. Before that Adam worked at direct marketing agency, Proximity.

Al Young

Executive Creative Director, St Luke's

Al is a fellow of the RSA and a founding member of St Luke’s. In his first year as Creative Director, the agency was voted Campaign’s Agency of the Year. He has been named by Shots magazine as one of the world’s top 100 most influential creative people and was listed by The Sunday Times Style Magazine as a “Mover and Shaker”.  Al has sat on D&AD’s Executive Committee serving both as Education Chairman and Chair of Black Pencils, D&AD’s most prestigious awards.

Anna Carpen

Creative Partner, 18 Feet & Rising

Anna graduated from the Watford School of Advertising and joined 18 Feet & Rising as employee number 6. From Campaign’s ‘Face to Watch ' to becoming the youngest Creative Director in the UK, Anna is a force like no other. She has led many large projects for 18 Feet, most recently the smash hit Christmas 2015 campaign for House of Fraser. Anna’s Freeview ad was in the nation’s top 20 on ITV in Christmas 2011 and she recently appeared on the D&AD’s Next Directors Shortlist. 

Chris De Abreu

Creative Director, AKQA London

Brazilian born, Italian raised, Chris is an international Creative Director who has been working in the industry for around 20 years - focusing on campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands.

He has collected notable accolades along the way, from Cannes Lions, New York Festivals to D&AD Pencil. Chris is an energetic advocate for innovation and story-telling in ideas and a keen mentor, speaking and participating at events such as The Great British Diversity Experiment, She Says and BIMA Digital Day.

Claire Baker & Matt Cole

Creative Directors, Drum

Claire Baker & Matt Cole combined forces as joint Creative Directors at Drum in June 2016. Both are Cannes & D&AD award winners who bring together their respective experiences in integrated advertising and branded entertainment to create a new, audience focussed approach to content for OMG UK brands.

Their creative partnership has already garnered new business for the agency including ground-breaking work for Warner Bros, P&O Cruises & Age UK as well as providing the driving creative force behind Drum's continued relationship with McDonalds.

Building a creative team comprised of multi-skillers including comedy writers and self-shooters, has enabled Drum to produce more work in house, making the agency's output more reactive and resulting in some of McDonald's most successful social content in years.

Claire & Matt hope to continue Drum's award winning streak (more than 50 awards over the past two years, including The Drum's Content Agency Of The Year).

Hiten Bhatt

Associate Creative Director of Design, RAPP

Hiten Bhatt is the Associate Creative Director of Design at RAPP. With 17 years’ experience, he directs an array of integrated projects, specialising in design for print and branding. Hiten’s career has involved an 11 year stint at OgilvyOne where he was Associate Design Director. His previous and present clients include Virgin Media, American Express, British Airways, BT, IBM and Inmarsat.

Hiten has won 28 design awards; a D&AD Pencil, Cannes shortlists and numerous DMA awards are to name but a few. His typography work for Dishoom has been featured in Creative Review and The London Design Festival. Hiten’s self-initiated team building project for Pantone led to recognition on design blogs such as Design Boom and Fubiz. More recently, his work was shortlisted from over 100 designs and showcased at City Hall as part of an initiative led by London mayor Sadiq Khan called #LondonIsOpen.

 

In 2016, Hiten judged two design awards shows, The Creative Circle Awards and The Scottish Design Awards. He is an advocate for craft and is committed to broadening the scope of dialogue within the wider creative business community, so in August 2016 Hiten co-wrote an article with his brothers about diversity and how to promote it in the creative industry. The article was published by Campaign, becoming the 5th most read article that week.  

Joe Wade

CEO & 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. The show was BAFTA nominated again in 2014. The show held politicians and businessmen accountable for their wrongdoings in a satirical manner.

As CEO of Don’t Panic Joe has lead the company on a journey that saw it transition from creating the 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 and won the Lovie Award for Best Viral. Don’t Panic picked up the award again in 2014.

2014 was a good year for the company as they also won the global YouTube ad of the month in March for Most Shocking Second a Day Video for Save The Children. The film went on to be the most successful cause related video of all time, winning a Gold Lion at Cannes. The success of the video proves the formula Joe has implemented as it is latest in a string of viral smashes included Everything’s Not Awesome.

Joe is also a popular speaker, focusing on how to create viral content and advertising that appeals to millennial audiences. He has spoken at Berlin's Digital Innovators Summit, the Tromsø Film Festival, BAFTA and Oxford University.

Mike Kettles

Executive Creative Director, Momentum Worldwide

Mike joined Momentum Worldwide in February 2016 and is responsible for agency creative product and leading UK creative departments across London and Manchester.

Over the past 20 years Mike has played an integral role in the conception, creation and activation of a number of ground- breaking platforms and campaigns for brands such as Bacardi, Heineken, Nestle, Toyota and Lego. These projects have seen Mike gain on the ground experience in over 50 countries across the globe.

Mike can be described as “The thinking mans creative,” possessing a passion and curious nature, which drives him to always ask the question; “What’s the thinking behind this?” and explore the meaning and effectiveness of a creative idea to fully realise its potential.

Mike’s core strengths include creative and strategic direction, conceptual thinking and development, team motivation and management, creative writing and a natural ability to continually deliver both ‘large scale’ and ‘minute detail’ whilst performing in high pressure environments on a global stage.

In his spare time Mike enjoys spending time with his family, making cider and watching Dundee FC

Phil Hurrell

 Animation Director & Founder, Coffee & TV

Phil Hurrell has played a key role in the animation and CGI visual effects industry for nearly 30 years. He has a fantastic pedigree in broadcast design, having worked with a host of major broadcasters and agencies including, ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Five, NBC Universal, Lambie Nairn, Red Bee and Brand Energies. Phil’s early and most known work includes the BBC 2 Robot idents and the iconic BBC 1 Balloons. Phil has also directed numerous commercials for top brands, such as McDonalds and Skittles.

While Phil’s career began in character animation after studying Computer Graphics at University in Brighton, he has produced some outstanding examples of VFX for commercials, most recently for BMW Mini, Qatar Airways and Benecol. After co-founding Coffee & TV in 2012, Phil and the team have been nominated for a range of awards, from the Kinsale Sharks, to the British Arrows and PromaxBDA worldwide. He is a keen cyclist and can often be found biking through the Oxfordshire countryside and the Chiltern Hills.

 

Remco Graham

Executive Creative Director and Partner, Now Advertising

 

Remco joined Now in January 2016 as a partner and shareholder with a remit to make Now one of the best rising agencies in London.

He’s responsible for all of the creative output of the agency.

Remco embraces challenging work.

In the first year at Now he’s been responsible for a dancing carcass of meat, an animated campaign featuring talking Trump and Boris bagels, a digital first using an a cappella band for BT and an integrated campaign to openly debate periods with a teenage audience for new brand Betty.

Over the last 20 years Remco has worked at agencies including mcgarrybowen London, DLKWLowe and Campaign’s agency of the decade HHCL and Partners. Most recently producing well known campaigns Honda ‘Illusions’ and Weedol ‘I’m weeding right now’.

Remco has won a multitude of awards across the world including golds at Cannes, One Show and British Arrows.

Passionate about brands, storytelling, craft and collaboration he believes only strong partnerships with clients can achieve talked about work.

Ross Neil

Executive Creative Director, WCRS

Ross is ECD of WCRS. He has worked there for over 10 years and loved every minute. The minutes he hasn’t loved can be counted on one hand. He puts this down to the agency’s open, collaborative nature where everyone helps. Like the Amish building a house, but in WCRS’ case it’s campaigns, and instead of timber it’s broadcast, YouTube, out of home, Facebook, digital, print, PR, content and so much more. The ability to say “why can’t we do that?” has led to WCRS’ most awarded alternative media campaigns of the last few years.

Ross has worked on brand campaigns for BMW, Sky, 118 118, The Sun and The News of the World, Weetabix, RAF, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines, Now TV, B&Q, E.ON... the list goes on. Before joining WCRS, Ross worked at HHCL for five years.