Business Jam: Scotland
The Drum Network is bringing its successful Business Jam event to Edinburgh in May and invites all ambitious agency owners, directors and senior managers to join us for an afternoon of discussing, debating and exploring the best ways you can build your agency business during 2017.
At this Business Jam event we will hear from a range of agency experts talking about how to win more new business, how to maximise the profits in your agency business, how current market conditions are shaping agencies and much more. We will also bring together agency owners to discuss what is happening in their agency and how they are meeting the challenges that 2017 is throwing at them.
We will be hearing from Peter Czapp of The Wow Company, who will be revealing findings from their latest Agency Benchmarking Report, and Pete Martin, formerly of The Gate fame, who will be conducting a quick-fire Q&A on how the agency model needs to change going forward, and how he feels this will evolve in the future.
We will also be hosting an agency panel including the likes of David Johnstone of After Digital, Nathan Fulwood of Create Future and many more...
What is a Business Jam?
A Business Jam is a bit like a music jamming session – lots of stuff is thrown into the mix and you can take the very best stuff to use to help build your business. The Drum Network’s Business Jam events are the perfect place for agency owners, leaders and senior managers to get together to learn new ways to lead, run and build their agency business. Through our range of dynamic speaker presentations, panel discussions, Q&A interviews and tech demonstrations you will learn new ways to run your business, pick up tips on best practise and get insights and inspirations from other ambitious business owners who are in the same position as you.
Meet the speakers
Peter Czapp, founder, The Wow Company
Peter Czapp is co-founder of The Wow Company, a proactive accountancy practice that advises agencies across the UK. Peter has worked with hundreds of agencies over the years, including some of the fastest growing and most profitable in the UK, helping them to grow more quickly.
Pete Martin, creative strategist
A founding director of SMARTS, one of the UK’s first integrated agencies, Pete was previously a board director at The Gate Worldwide and Executive Creative Director of The Gate New York. A writer to trade, Pete’s had an all-round creative career from directing commercials to delivering digital campaigns. As a cultural commentator, he’s also written over 50 columns for The Scotsman. Last year, he quit the ‘ad dodge’ to consider what’s next for marketing, and how ‘new age’ agencies will develop to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Nathan Fulwood, co-founder and strategy director, CreateFuture
Nathan's 18-year career in digital started with the Press Association & Orange in the days of AOL CD's and WAP sites before moving agency-side. After nearly 10 years with Realise he co-founded CreateFuture in 2016, a strategic creative consultancy with clients inc. Penguin Books, Expedia, Prudential, Edrington and the BBC.
David Johnstone, managing director, After Digital
Responsible for driving the growth and direction of After Digit
al, David has worked with the company for over 12 years helping it go from strength to strength. His academic background in software development perfectly positions him to work with our clients in establishing clear goals and objectives for their digital projects. Combined with over 15 years experience in sales for After Digital, Hewlett-Packard and the Phoenix Car Company he brings client-facing expertise and a sound understanding of the business market.
Gav Gordon-Rogers, e-commerce director and managing partner, DigtasLBi
Gav was recently promoted from the position of Executive Creative Director to the dual role Executive Creative Director and Managing Partner, Edinburgh at DigitasLBi. In this new role, Gav is working to help define strategy for DigitasLBi’s Edinburgh office; with a focus on new business and talent, as well as building its reputation locally, nationally and internationally.
Gav studied at film school and earned a BAFTA nomination for his graduation film. He went on to direct promos for acts such as Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian and Paul McCartney. None of these artists were as difficult to control as his two young daughters.
The Drum Network members can receive free and discounted tickets for this event. To book your member's place, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.