During my time as an agency founder, I have seen first-hand how the work we do has a real impact on the people and brands we work with. My passion now is to speak about this - to show the real value of what we do, in an industry that is often undervalued.
My speaking engagements take me all over the world, from London to Frankfurt, Las Vegas, Cyprus and Hong Kong. I have spoken to a 1,000+ crowd in an arena, to more than 250 marketing experts at Marketing Week Live and am equally happy addressing small numbers of people at private functions.
As a speaker, I focus on the value of design and creativity. As a creative, I bring unique, humorous and engaging views to subjects as diverse as Design Thinking, Disruption, Play and Passion. I have also appeared on expert panels offering a creative insight into our increasingly tech-driven world.
What do we mean by design? Why it is so valuable to business? And why you really notice design when it is done badly? Drawing on my 20 years’ experience in the industry, I show examples of good and bad design and how it can add real value across all businesses and brands, whether large or small. Exploring how considered design can solve any problem. Design thinking can transform everything, from culture and brand, through to sales and marketing.
We are now living in the Attention Economy, where brands fight for attention and the level of noise for users is almost overwhelming. This talk explores key points to help you see through the nonsense and deliver engaging campaigns and content.
Without a strong brand, marketing is just a shot in the dark. Your brand should form the basis of all your storytelling. If you don't have this right, your messaging has no real sense of purpose or power. During this session we will explore the truth of what a brand is, why branding is so important, and how you can improve your current brand position, to ultimately improve your business.
Much of what happens in many industries hasn't changed in decades. The need for disruption is greater than ever. This talk explores how any industry can think differently, to create innovation and improve engagement.
Creativity is not just for creatives. Everyone has the ability to use design thinking and come up with new and exciting ideas. This workshop-style talk explores what we mean by creativity, and how you can design solutions to any problem.
Simon's talk, Designed To Help, was outstanding; humorous, engaging and insightful. It was also relevant to the audience, exploring how creative thinking can transform everything, from culture and brand through to sales and marketing. Simon’s passion for all things creative is infectious and I would highly recommend him as a speaker.
Sales Director MICE, Iconic Luxury Hotels
Simon spoke at Digital Wave, a conference to inspire young people to pursue a career in the digital industry. Simon is a great presenter - his presentation was fun and informative which was perfect for the audience especially as he kicked it off with an interactive game.
Marketing Manager, Redweb
Immensely humble and tastefully humorous. Simon makes waves with his messaging.
Strategic Partnerships - slido
Simon recently spoke at our agencynomics event and I think it’s fair to say his talk about his journey to date was one of the highlights of the day. Delivered effortlessly with humour yet despite all of his success, he was humble too. Simon is an extremely engaging speaker and we’d be happy to recommend him to speak at any event.
We have worked with Simon on a number of events and we have always found him very informative, a great creative innovator and a very good communicator. We very much look forward to working with him again in the future.
Simon has a unique way in transmitting his knowledge. With his fun and very interactive speech, which was at the same time very educative and straight to the point, he kept the interest of the delegates during his whole presentation. He is one of the speakers that our public asked to see again in a future event of Digital Marketing.
We wanted a solution that engaged our audiences and left them with experiences that they would remember... Thursday created a fully customised and seamless quiz platform to transform our group presentations into interactive sessions between ourselves and our target audience. The quiz, was high tech, branded and so much fun! The icing on the cake was when one of the team stepped up to deliver the quiz in French before an audience of French buyers, which was not part of the brief but definitely exceeded our expectations!
Hazel Foster from London & Partners
Business Marketing Executive