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The Talent Business Hosts Two Workshops for D&AD Festival Today


Andy Sandoz, Eloise Smith, Stu Outhwaite and more to present in London

The Talent Business Hosts Two Workshops for D&AD Festival Today

The Talent Business is hosting two workshops today, one for aspiring creative leaders and a second for those wanting to make an impression and move up through the industry as quickly as possible. 

The workshops are:

Great leaders are made not born - a masterclass for aspiring creative leaders

Wednesday 26th May

Truman Brewery - Hub 10 

Time: 17.00-18.00

Whether you want to lead a team or a business, if you dream of being an ECD or even running your own shop one day – this session is aimed at ambitious creatives that want to take the next step into being a creative director or agency leader. Join ECDs - Andy Sandoz and Eloise Smith with The Talent Business for an engaging session that aims to challenge your views on what great leadership is all about and to give you some practical tips, valuable insights and guidance on how you can start to build the mind-set and skills of an effective leader right now. 


Andy Sandoz, entrepreneur and former D&AD President; Eloise Smith, ECD MullenLowe; Tanya Livesey,  Global Head of Creative Talent for The Talent Business; Katriona Fraser, Managing Partner The Talent Business.

Andy Sandoz: Andy is acknowledged to be a leading creative thinker and entrepreneur. A designer by background, his work sits at the intersection of innovation and ideas, and helps businesses leverage the unfolding digital landscape. He co-founded Work Club in 2007 to reimagine how brands approach marketing and sold to Havas in 2014 to keep doing the same, only bigger. A regular lecturer, speaker and awards judge, Andy was President of D&AD in 2016.

Eloise Smith: Eloise is a hybrid kind of Executive Creative Director, bringing together experience across digital, integrated and advertising agencies, from start-ups to agency networks, on clients from FMCGs, to cars, to retail, to fashion. She is now Executive Creative Director at MullenLowe London, having been Executive Creative Director at MullenLowe Profero since 2014. She’s equally comfortable talking about technology as about endlines and is awarded across film, user experience, mobile, websites, social and experiential.

Tanya Livesey (Twitter - @tanyalivesey): Tanya is Global Head of Creative Talent for The Talent Business, the world leader in executive search for creative businesses, for which she advises the industry's most celebrated CCO’s and ECD’s on their career strategy.  She’s also a qualified Leadership Coach who develops the leaders of high profile creative businesses.Tanya started her career as a business director, working at some of the most highly regarded creative agencies in London, including Lowe Howard-Spink, HHCL& Partners and latterly RKCR/Y&R, as part of the London management team.  During this time, she worked closely with some of the most talented creatives in the industry, producing famous campaigns for major brands including Stella Artois, Pot Noodle and M&S. Since joining The Talent Business in 2007, she has helped to build an unparalleled global creative offering spanning their offices in London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and Sao Paulo.  Tanya is a regular writer for Creative Review, a jury member for British Arrows 2017, and an avid collector of contemporary art.

Katriona Fraser (Twitter - @katrionafraser): Kat is a Managing Partner at The Talent Business – overseeing the London creative team and managing senior and creative leadership roles across the UK and Europe. Following several years working in London's ad agencies, armed with a passion for people and a deep rooted love of great creative work, Kat joined The Talent Business in 2007 with the remit to uncover the very best progressive, creative talent globally.  She now runs London's unparalleled, creative practice, where she identifies the next generation of game-changing creative leaders for agencies and brand owners who recognise just how critical creativity and innovation are to achieving commercial success.

Move on Up – how to get ahead in advertising

Wednesday 26th May


Truman Brewery - Festival Bar

In an industry that can quickly consume you, there are simple things you can do that will help you to stand out and progress. Join Stu Outhwaite from Creature London and The Talent Business, to find out just what those simple things are.There will be tips on how to stand out in your agency, how to build your own brand, as well as your portfolio, how to manage your career path, and how to genuinely ‘Move On Up’. We’ll be sharing stories, offering advice and taking your questions on the things you can do to progress. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of how to get it right and how not to balls it up in the process.


Stu Outhwaite, Creative Partner Creature London; Martin Murphy, Partner The Talent Business; Will Knox, Partner The Talent Business.

Stu Outhwaite (Twitter - @Creature_Stu): After leaving college, where he met Ben Middleton (Creature’s other Creative Partner), he went to Mother on a creative placement. They offered the pair of them a job, and there they stayed for the next ten years, rising to the heady ranks of Creative Directors. Stu then left Mother to start up Creature with Ben, Dan Shute and Ed Warren, working on clients including Adidas, Tetley, Anchor and Gatwick Airport. On top of his day job at Creature, Stu is responsible for ensuring a steady flow of the best creative talent keeps coming through the doors at Creature, working closely with D&AD new blood and all the top creative colleges in the UK and across the world: if there’s a cracking young team out there, they’re either working at creature, or talking to Stu about when they will be.

Will Knox (Twitter - @WillKnox1): Will is a Partner at The Talent Business, where he manages senior and Creative Director roles across the UK and Europe. Previous to joining The Talent Business, Will had worked as a musician, but when the major labels failed to knock down his door, he decided to help other creative people progress in their careers. Will has also helped run and oversee Cream, The Talent Business’ emerging talent platform, and private-view.

Martin Murphy (Twitter - @TTBCREAM): Martin has been at The Talent Business for over seven years. As a Partner he manages mid-weight/senior creatives roles. Martin places creatives at leading creative business’ worldwide and has worked with senior creative leaders in order to do so. He has also helped run Cream, The Talent Business’ emerging talent platform, and private view which has been running nearly 20 years. Martin is passionate about creativity and helping grow the careers of the industry’s rising stars.

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The Talent Business, Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:46:07 GMT