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Rory Sutherland

Rory Sutherland is executive creative director of the Ogilvy Group in UK and tech columnist of the Spectator. A regular speaker at TED, he can educate audiences on the invaluable uses of advertising in business.  Rory is a highly acclaimed educator, he can impart his wisdom onto the corporate circuit, and teach businesses the value in customer perception. 

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Rory Sutherland Biography

The self-styled ‘Cinderella of Advertising’, Rory Sutherland started his professional life as a classics teacher, and reached the  position of executive creative director of Ogilvy Group in 2005.

When Rory joined Ogilvy & Mather Direct as a Graduate Trainee in 1988, after completing a Classics degree at Cambridge, he didn’t anticipate his near future holding the dubious title of ‘worst account handler’ –  a swift move into Copywriting followed….

With major accounts to his name (Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, amongst others), Rory was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman on the Ogilvy Group in the UK. He successfully moved on to be the executive creative director there.

Rory’s insight into technology and the future of advertising carved him the reputation of being...

The self-styled ‘Cinderella of Advertising’, Rory Sutherland started his professional life as a classics teacher, and reached the  position of executive creative director of Ogilvy Group in 2005.

When Rory joined Ogilvy & Mather Direct as a Graduate Trainee in 1988, after completing a Classics degree at Cambridge, he didn’t anticipate his near future holding the dubious title of ‘worst account handler’ –  a swift move into Copywriting followed….

With major accounts to his name (Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, amongst others), Rory was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman on the Ogilvy Group in the UK. He successfully moved on to be the executive creative director there.

Rory’s insight into technology and the future of advertising carved him the reputation of being ahead of the curve. His understanding of the possibilities of digital technology and the Internet powered his rise to his current standing as a leading light in the world of internet and social media through his blog at Campaign's Brand Republic site, his column "The Wiki Man" at The Spectator and his robust Twitter account.

Rory was named President of the Direct Jury at Cannes in 2007, and was elected President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in 2009.

For further information or to book Rory Sutherland, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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