Campaign Future Leaders returns with new brief for adland's hottest talent

This year's Campaign Future Leaders training programme will see each team work on a new brief to turn around a failing agency.

Campaign Future Leaders: three-day course will build skills for senior management
Campaign Future Leaders: three-day course will build skills for senior management

Campaign launched the training programme last year, in collaboration with Knowledge Engineers, to prepare adland’s brightest talent for running the agencies of tomorrow.

The three-day event is for senior managers and directors from leading agencies in Europe and will be held at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea Football Club stadium.

Last year agencies that attended included Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT, Omnicom Media Group, WCRS, McCann and MediaCom. 

It begins on 10 November, with a welcome from Claire Beale, the editor of Campaign, Niall McKinney, the chief executive of The Knowledge Engineers, and Mark Lund, the chief executive of McCann Worldgroup UK, who is this year’s event chairman.

Lund will lead this year’s team of mentors: Lisa Thomas, the chief executive of M&C Saatchi; Martin Brooks, the co-founder and partner of Havas Work Club; Sam Williams-Thomas, the chief executive of OgilvyOne UK; Yvonne O’Brien, the chief insight officer at Havas Media; Colin Byrne, the UK and EMEA chief executive for Weber Shandwick; Cilla Snowball, the group chief executive of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; Darin Brown, the EMEA chief executive for Possible; and Christy Stewart-Smith, the managing director of The Gate.

Last year's winning team was mentored by Paul Frampton, the chief executive of Havas Media.

Tickets are still available for the event, which begins on November 10.


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