Tom Holmes

Founder & Chairman Email Tom Holmes

About

An Ulsterman by birth, Tom spent most of his childhood in Africa and the Middle East, he graduated from Rhodes University, South Africa and became a professional actor in Cape Town before leaving in the early ‘80s to make his mark in the UK advertising industry.

For over 20 years Tom worked with some of the world’s leading agencies in the UK and internationally, including account management roles at WCRS and Saatchi & Saatchi, Board Director of The Lowe Group and as Executive Vice President of Grey Worldwide.

Tom realised that choosing the right agency partner can be critical for brands in achieving commercial success. However, finding the most effective agency can prove time consuming, confusing and expensive. A lot of his own working life had been wasted in unproductive new business meetings, spending a lot of money on speculative pitches with clients who lacked clear objectives.

Not satisfied with the modus operandi of how brands found objective information about the agency landscape, Tom set up Creativebrief as the first service of its kind to connect agencies and brands, saving both parties time, cost and confusion.


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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – Tony Foggett, CEO of Code Computerlove

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – Danny Turnbull, Managing Director of gyro Manchester

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – David Bell, Chief Executive of Cheetham Bell JWT

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – Mick Style, Managing Director of MEC Manchester

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – Phil Rogerson, Managing Director and Creative Director of Madhouse Associates Ltd.

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Manchester – Sue Little, Chief Executive of McCann Manchester

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Interviews

Helen Campbell, Head of UK & Ireland Marketing, VisitScotland

Previously Helen was UK and Ireland Group Marketing Manager, a role she had since joining VisitScotland in late 2002

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Interviews

Duncan Lewis, Group Marketing and Development Director, Age UK

Duncan leads the digital, brand, CRM and business development teams at Age UK.

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Interviews

Andrew Morley, UK & Ireland General Manager, Motorola Mobility

Andrew is responsible for overseeing Motorola Mobility's business in the UK, ensuring prominence for Motorola’s current and upcoming smartphone and tablet portfolio, and oversees the company’s global relationship with the Vodafone group.

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Liverpool – Bryan Adams, Founder and CEO of Ph.Creative

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Liverpool – Jon Brown, Managing Partner at Paver Smith

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Liverpool – Jon Egan, Head of Strategy at Aurora Media

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Liverpool – Matthew Blanchard, Founder of The Lucid Agency

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Thought Leadership

Focus on Liverpool – Nick Howe, Managing Director of Uniform

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Interviews

Rory Sutherland

Executive Creative Director and Vice Chairman OgilvyOne London and Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather UK

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