Award-winning marketing leader, columnist and speaker
Multi-award winning international marketer, speaker and consultant with over 25 years hands-on international experience in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China.
I advise international blue-chip brands in FMCG, travel, tech, sports and eCommerce brands
Known for insightful, actionable and entertaining talks combining marketing, technology and innovation drawing on practical experience heading two UK Superbrands across four countries with $25m+ budgets.
I’m a regular speaker at international conferences and have spoken in London, Madrid, Shanghai, Dublin, Chengdu, Amsterdam and Dublin. Events include Festival of Marketing, Advertising Week London, Marketing Week Live, Eye For Travel, China Travel Summit.
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MC and Moderator
If you need someone to MC, Moderate or Facilitate, you need someone who is neutral, a good listener and a clear and confident communicator. I’ve over 10 years curating and moderating events like DMX Dublin, the Global Travel Summit, Marketing Week Live, as well as 100+ contact teaching hours a year, I’m the ideal person to guide a discussion or panel, MC your whole conference or facilitate a group to help them make decisions and achieve results.
I’ve been a columnist for Marketing Week magazine for the last four years, writing, researching and exploring the future of marketing, innovation, creativity and technology for brands, technology and sports companies.
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Colin is multi-award winning international marketer, speaker and consultant with over 25 years hands-on international experience in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Egypt and Japan.
He has worked with blue-chip and NASDAQ listed travel, tech, sports and telco brands globally including UK Superbrands 118118, Thomas Cook, airlines such as bmi-British Midland, Stobart Air and CityJet. He has also worked for VC funded eCommerce startups and NASDAQ quoted tech brands.
Experienced handling large international marketing budgets ($25+m) working with multi-country TV creative + media buying including M+C Saatchi (London), Zenith (Paris/London/Dublin/Zurich), Carat, Brooklyn Bros (New York) and DDB (Paris).
Awarded one of the UKsTop Marketers across multiple years Colin now judges the Master of Marketing Awards among others.
Colin created and delivers the Executive Programme in Digital Marketing for the Irish Marketing Institute and the marketing module for the MSc and MBA course in Dublin Technological University, among others, covering strategy, frameworks and models.
Clients include: Ryanair, Heineken, Edelman, Skoda, Bank of Ireland, AIB, Diageo and more.
Aside from career capabilities, everybody knows me as a total and complete petrolhead. I own 5 and a half vehicles – most of which are MGs that don’t work.
I ’m a motor-racing fanatic and has achieved a childhood dream of racing across the UK at tracks like Silverstone, Snetterton and Brands Hatch.
Aside from that, I love travelling – been to 70 countries so far, including two that no longer exist and three countries that are not formally recognised – but call themselves countries (can you name them?)
I also get to spend a lot of time on red carpets at various film awards in London, Cannes, Dublin, Berlin and so on..not because of my acting skills…instead, my wife works in the film business – so I get to tag along!