is a practicing solicitor and Partner at von Muenster Legal, a specialist technology, media, and communications firm based in Surry Hills, New South Wales.
Stephen has specialised in advertising, communications, marketing, and media law since 1995. He has developed a keen interest in emerging technologies, media, and the interactive and digital mediascape.
He also regularly presents at CommsCon, Mumbrella 360, and other Mumbrella events. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and UTS from time to time and is regularly asked for comment by the media and to judge industry awards.
Shirley is passionate about engagement. She has the ability to sense an opportunity and knows when to challenge. This is often the key to an individual or group achieving courageous outcomes.
She is a “big-room” facilitator – capturing great ideas from diverse perspectives, whether it is a small or large group, keeping the excitement while ensuring realistic outcomes.
Shirley has considerable experience in coaching and advising organisations in a variety of Leadership and Relationship Management issues. She works predominantly with CEOs, their Boards, and Senior Teams in the provision of strategic advice and coaching through times of change. As a troubleshooter, she assists teams to get back on track so they can focus on achieving their goals.
Mark Crowe brings to the role a keen focus and knowledge in Marketing Accountability and Effectiveness. He is a strong advocate for promoting the role of marketing based assets as the key source of value creation in business. His previous role was CEO of the Australian Marketing Institute. He has extensive senior management and board director experience across the professional services, education, food, hospitality and sporting industries.
Mark has contributed to numerous business and marketing publications including The Role of Marketing in the Boardroom and What Value Marketing. Mark is a Certified Practising Marketer and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate in Strategic Marketing Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
1. The tension between efficiency and innovation affects almost every decision in your agency;
2. The need for profitable growth is necessary to satisfying shareholders, finance and procurement teams
3. Consideration of a strategic approach which embraces innovation
Blair Enns is a business development advisor to creative firms worldwide. Through his writing, speaking, online training tools, and global consulting practice (Win Without Pitching) he counsels owners of creative businesses on how to build a lucrative client base without having to pitch ideas for free.
Blair Enns is the founder and CEO of Win Without Pitching, the sales training and coaching program for creative professionals. Since founding Win Without Pitching in 2001 (as a consulting practice, initially), Blair has advised hundreds of design firms, advertising agencies and other creative practices on six continents on how to deprogram themselves from the standard approach to winning new business.
Blair lives in Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada and lectures throughout the world.
Ron is the author of seven best-selling books, including: Professional’s Guide to Value Pricing; Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value; Measure What Matters to Customers: Using Key Predictive Indicators; Mind Over Matter: Why Intellectual Capital is the Chief Source of Wealth; Implementing Value Pricing: A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms; and his latest book The Soul of Enterprise: Dialogues on Business in the Knowledge Economy, co-authored with Ed Kless.
As a frequent speaker, writer, and educator, Ron’s work takes him around the world, educating on pricing, trashing time sheets, firm of the future, leadership, ethics, economics, innovation and creativity, marketing, intellectual capital, knowledge management, and other topics.
Tim Williams leads Ignition Consulting Group, an international consultancy that helps agencies and other professional service firms create, deliver, and capture more value. Tim is a noted author, international speaker, and presenter for industry associations and business conferences worldwide.
His seminars have been featured by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As, U.S.), Association of National Advertisers (ANA, U.S.), Institute for Practitioners of Advertising (IPA, U.K.), Institute of Communications Agencies (ICA, Canada), Advertising Council Australia, International Advertising Association (Asia and Europe), European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA) and numerous other business associations with global memberships. His work has taken him literally around the world, working with organizations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.
He is author of two books, the latest of which is Positioning for Professionals: How Professional Knowledge Firms Can Differentiate Their Way to Success. Tim is also a frequent contributor to leading marketing publications including Advertising Age, Adweek, and Communication Arts in the U.S., and Campaign, Admap and The Drum in the U.K.
Based on his expertise in business models and pricing strategies, Tim has been interviewed and quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Toronto Globe & Mail, Australian Financial Review, Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, Marketing Week as well as radio talk shows, televised interviews, and podcasts. Tim writes the popular blog Propulsion and contributes regularly to LinkedIn, where he was invited to serve as a global LinkedIn Influencer with several hundred thousand subscribers to his posts.
As a consultant to advertising and marketing firms, Tim has worked with hundreds of agencies and other professional firms ranging from mid-size independents to multinational networks, including all five of the top agency holding companies. Before forming Ignition Consulting Group, Tim was president of several independent agencies after having worked for global agencies including Ogilvy and Burson-Marsteller in New York and elsewhere.