Michael has over 30 years of marketing experience, including 20 years digital marketing. He was responsible for Bass Brewers’ Multi-award winning Carling Premiership sponsorship prior to heading up digital marketing agency: Fast Web Media, winning numerous awards from BIMA, The Digitals, European Search Awards, New Media Age, Revolution and UK Search Awards for clients including The Premier League, Bravissimo, Carling, Coors Light, Goossens as well as awards for FWM’s own revolutionary technology, weatherFIT, and a personal award for North West Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.
Chris has been a serial entrepreneur since graduating from Manchester University. Early in his career he created and ran an import company and clothing chain in Japan, also acting as a consultant for several British government export initiatives to the country. Returning to the UK he qualified as a licensed FIFA agent and created Eurosports Promotions, a multi faceted sports agency, managing players from around the world in a variety of sports and promoting UK sports franchises overseas, including Manchester United Soccer Schools. Throughout his career Chris has acted as a consultant and advisor to several sports related media and tech companies. Over the past decade Chris has created and acted as the CEO of Hacienda Developments and Siesta Developments, successful real estate development companies, based in Vancouver Canada. Chris is also a TV and radio broadcaster with shows in Japan and the US on his resume.
Jon has over 20 years’ experience within the Digital Marketplace working for large corporate organisations to start ups including Yahoo!, Marin Software & Karhoo. He has a strong understanding and experience of launching new platforms and software to market, successfully. He is recognised for his thought leadership within the European online advertising industry.
In a 25 year career, Ewan has won over 40 Cannes Lions, including a Cannes Grand Prix, with campaigns for clients such as Volkswagen, Samsung, adidas, McDonald’s, Mars, Toyota, Lexus and British Airways. As the Chief Creative Officer/Managing Partner of DDB Chicago, CHI+Partners London and DDB London, Ewan has consistently grown agencies and won the industry’s top awards.
Tim launched his first agency at the age of 23. After establishing his entrepreneurial credentials, he went onto Board Director positions at a number of Advertising and marketing Agencies, before joining Raoul Shah as partner at Exposure in 1997 and has worked with clients including; Heineken, Nike, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Diageo, Netflix and EE. Exposure Group now has six companies with offices in London and New York. Tim is the strategic business leader of Exposure. He is also Chairman of the Marketing Agencies Association, a trade body that represents over 100 leading agencies in the UK.
After 15 years working in top flight sport business including roles at ENIC, Bristol City, The Football Association and Soccerex, James set up Leaders in 2008, and quickly transformed it into the world’s largest conference and publishing business for senior leaders on the business (off the field) and performance (on the field) side of sport.