You are invited to our next Knowledge Guild! 

Monday 2nd October 2017

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What's The Big Idea? Growing Creative Thoughts Into Brands

We’ve all had those lightbulb moments of pure creative ingenuity, but what is it that takes a fleeting thought into a million-dollar solution? Bringing you the leading voices of marketing and branding, we invite you to feast your minds on our most imaginative Knowledge Guild yet.

This October, we’re offering the antidote to creative block, so come and hear how the likes of Jo Loves, innocent and Walt Disney turned that little spark into the next bestselling brand.


 --- 6.30pm --- 

Drinks reception and light refreshments

Presentations followed by delicious pinchos and networking



The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St., London EC1Y 4SD

Join us for refreshments, both before and after the presentations. We hope that you can make it, but please be aware that places are limited - so make sure to register for free tickets on this page to confirm your attendance!

We are thrilled to announce that your host for the evening is:

Jeremy Vine

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Best known for The Jeremy Vine Show, the most listened-to radio programme in the UK, as well as Eggheads, Points of View and his much-loved Election graphics wizardry, Jeremy Vine has a uniquely energetic style. An admired author and accomplished host, he brings prestige to any room. Jeremy’s quick wit and vast intelligence will delight us this October as he hosts our showcase.

And here's who'll be speaking!

Holly Tucker


The UK’s Ambassador for creative small businesses, Holly Tucker has dedicated her life’s work to championing the little guy. As the founder of Holly & Co and, she’s continuing her life’s quest of helping others realise their micro-entrepreneurial dreams. With plans to never retire, Holly will continue to empower real people, demystify big business and bring colour to grey, for a long time to come.

Jo Malone

Starting out as a dyslexic 16-year-old, Jo Malone left school with no qualifications, but this didn’t dampen her entrepreneurial spirit. Beginning her journey, making scented products by hand in her kitchen, Jo went on to enjoy global success with the brand eponymous with her name.  Following her fight with breast cancer at the age of 37, she took the decision to step away from her business and after five years away went back into the industry with the launch of Jo Loves and the desire to change the way the world wears fragrance - for a second time.

Bottling the secret to a success with both Jo Malone London and Jo Loves, Jo’s work in the beauty industry has seen her earn an MBE and tell her inspirational tale of passion, resilience and creativity across the globe.

Dan Germain

Working at innocent since it started in 1999, Dan Germain is responsible for the irreverent bottle packaging that never fails to make you snicker. Creating the brand’s iconic tone of voice from scratch, Dan is now the Group Head of Brand and Creative. Overseeing all things creative from design to digital, he maintains the innocent values, keeping them sustainable, innovative and a market leader of Dad jokes.

Dan shares the innocent story, how to ‘do’ marketing, and some of his proudest achievements such as being named 2014’s ‘Designer of the Year in the UK’ and once growing a charming beard.

Kate Anckertill

As CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence, Kate Anckertill is one of the world’s top trend forecasters, helping brands stay ahead of the curve. She offers organisations tangible resources to help them decide where best to innovate, adapt and invest. Kate’s insights reveal which quirky trends will shape the future of retail, from on-demand shopping to wearable technology, her research inspires truly unexpected thinking.

Rafe Offer

Rafe Offer adds colour and dynamism to fundamentals of marketing strategy as he shares real-world stories of how he developed the Mickey Unlimited adult products for Walt Disney and Coca-Cola’s first ever eCommerce initiative. Now creating a global music community, Sofar Sounds, which has seen like likes of Ed Sheeran perform and Richard Branson invest, Rafe’s golden touch and natural charisma can’t help but make anyone’s creative brain tick.

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