Previous Tuesday Club Talks


NABS Tuesday Club Talks are hosted by prestigious figures from throughout adland and beyond, see out list of previous speakers below.

18th October: Speed Mentoring with the NABS 100 Club

sm-2On Tuesday 18th October 2016 20 mentors and 100 delegates descended on Google HQ for a night of fast-paced mini-mentoring sessions.

Find out more about our mentors here and read a blog written about the evening by some of the delegates here.


20th September: Rory Sutherland, In Defence of Benign Bullsh*t @ Ogilvy & Mather


September’s Tuesday Club Talk was with TED regular and Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Group, Rory Sutherland; where he talked in defence of benign bullshit. Is stripy toothpaste unethical? Why does Wagamama ask if you’ve ever been to Wagamama before? How can you make people enjoy the rail replacement bus service? Why should you never send a wedding invitation by email? Why does the brain link buying a sofa with your spouse? And why will you always end up landing at JFK, not Newark?

All of these baffling mysteries can be explained by one very simple psychological fact. Quite simply the things we think are important and the things we feel are important aren’t always the same things.

28th June: How to avoid coming a close second, the secrets of successful pitching @ Zone

aar_logo_su_pos_rgbOver the past 20 years Paul Phillips, Managing Director & Martin Jones, Managing Partner, AAR, have sat in more chemistry meetings and pitches that anyone else in the business, which means they have seen it all.

In this talk they shared what works and what doesn’t when it comes to successful pitching. With a liberal sprinkling of anecdotes, Paul and Martin shared experiences and examples from across the spectrum of agencies, sharing some success stories… and some horror stories too!

10th May: Dara Nasr, Managing Director, Twitter @ Twitter HQ

38ef1caThis fully booked Tuesday Club Talk was with Twitter’s Managing Director, Dara Nasr where discussed How Mobile Changed the World! What would we do without our phones in this fast-paced, frenetic world we live in? How many of us feel naked and lost without our smartphones in our hands? In the modern, digital age, our phones reflect our lives; constantly connected, in touch and switched on.


Jonathan-Wise5th April: Jonathan Wise, Strategic Planner & Co-Founder of the Comms Lab, ‘Ethical Advertising’

Our third talk of 2016 was with founder of the Comms Lab, Jonathan Wise on ‘Ethical Advertising’, and how we can use our skills to make a positive difference within the industry and in society as a whole.


RichardMullender19th March: Richard Mullender, Hostage Negotiator, ‘Life or Death Listening’

Our second Tuesday Club Talk of 2016 was with former Lead Trainer at the National Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit, Scotland Yard, Richard Mullender.

Richard’s talk focused on improving communication skills and the ability to inspire, influence, understand and persuade, through his experience as a hostage negotiator.

16th February: Speed Mentoring with the NABS 100 Club at M&C Saatchi.

NABS Speed Mentoring – fun, fast paced and interactive! A hugely popular and successful format that gives the industry’s rising stars the opportunity to meet leading figures from across adland and in small break-out groups, ask them questions that will help inform, inspire and shape their careers.


Amanda Pitt, Grace Blue
David Weeks, The Week
Diana Tickell, NABS
Dominic Carter, News UK
Ed Couchman, Facebook
Hamish Nicklin, Ex AOL
Ian Pearman, AMV BBDO
James Wildman, Trinity Mirror Solutions
Jess Burley, M/SIX
John Harrison, BBH
Jonathan Allan, Channel 4
Judith Salinson, NABS Trustee
Kerry Glazer, AAR
Lucy Jameson, Grey
Martin Plant, Global Radio
Naren Patel, Primesight
Nigel Clarkson, Yahoo!
Paul Frampton, Havas Media
Ruth Hunt, Stonewall
Sam Phillips, OMG
Stevie Spring, ITG Group
Suzy Jordon, Exterion Media
Wendy Proctor, MoD

Tuesday 16th February, drinks reception from 6.15pm – event start at 6.45pm, at M&C Saatchi.



24th November 2015 at GroupM: Annual Tuesday Club Talk with Sir Martin Sorrell, interviewed by Alastair Stewart OBE – CEO, WPP Group





3rd November 2015 at Starcom MediaVest Group: John Neal – performance coach and sports psychologist





15th September 2015 at SapientNitro: Oona King
 – Baroness King of Bow, Diversity Executive at Channel 4




21st July 2015: Eileen Naughton:
 Managing Director and VP, UK-Ireland Sales & Operations at Google





kevhouse‘Art of Brilliance: why settle for anything else than being yourself, brilliantly?’

Kevin House
Change specialist




My_Face_1‘How to Work with Psychopaths’

Charlotte Austin-Talbot and Lee Taylor
Behavioural psychologist, performance coach and author




IMG_0936‘Pushing the boundaries’

Leon Taylor
Former competitive diver, Olympic Silver Medallist & performance coach




Steve_Edge‘The Future Doesn’t Just Happen’

Steve Edge
Founder of Edge Design




jj‘You had me at hello’

Judi James
Communication & body language expert




DW‘On both sides of the fence’

David Wheldon
Managing Director of Brand, Reputation and Citizenship, Barclays




Denton‘Mark Denton on Mark Denton, a talk by Mark Denton: Self-publicity and the benefits of making creative stuff’

Mark Denton
Creative Director, COY! Communications



Steve_HatchSteve Hatch
EMEA Director, Facebook





Team_Images_300x400px_Tom-Knox1‘Lessons learnt starting an ad agency’

Tom Knox
Chairman, DLKW Lowe




Google‘Festive Fireside Chat’

Matt Brittin
President, Northern & Central Europe Operations, Google

Mark Howe
Managing DirectorAgency Sales, North & Central Europe, Google


richard2’10 Absolutely Infallible Secrets of Success’

Richard Eyre CBE
Chairman of the IAB and Media Trust




sir_martin_sorrell_4Sir Martin Sorrell
CEO, WPP Group





My_greatest_mistake‘My Greatest Mistake’

Ben Casey, founder, The Chase
Jackie Holt, client services director, BJL
Christian James, founder and MD, The If Agency
Tom Richards, creative director, BJL
Paul Watson, joint founder, Conch Associates


Rory_Sutherland_202-1024x680‘Clouds and Clocks’

Rory Sutherland
ECD and Vice-Chairman at OgilvyOne and Vice-Chairman at Ogilvy and Mather UK



Watch the full talk here



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jamil2‘Turning ambition into achievement’

Jamil Qureshi




‘Women in Leadship’

Jane Frost, CBE, Chief Executive, The Market Research Society
Janet Hull, OBE, 
Director of Marketing, the IPA
Charlotte Lock, 
Director of Marketing and Audiences for Media and North, BBC


Jon-Mitchell‘Start-ups from your bedroom (Spotify/Znaptag)’

Jon Mitchell
Chief Revenue Officer, Znaptag




S or T‘Stick or Twist’

Ian Pearman, CEO, AMV BBDO
Roisin Donnelly, Chief Marketing Officer, P&G
Leigh Thomas, CEO, Dare
Anna Watkins, Managing Director, Guardian Labs



Doctor Who series finaleSteven Moffat
Screenwriter & producer




Chris_Hirst_12-12-12_Colour‘Open Culture’

Chris Hirst
CEO, Grey London




JamesMurphy‘Mind the gap’

James Murphy
CEO, adam&eveDDB




Williams_RichardRichard Williams
Founder of Williams Murray Hamm





DavidKershaw‘How to be a Successful Parasite’

David Kershaw
CEO, M&C Saatchi PLC




itv_logo‘Fast Forward TV’
hosted by Chris Goldson of ITV & special guests at MediaCityUK, Manchester





Sir-John-Hegarty‘Creative Inspiration and Sustaining it’

Sir John Hegarty
BBH, Worldwide Creative Director & Co-Founder




Mark_Howe_Country_Sales_Director__MD_Agency_Operations_North_and_Central_Europe‘Silicon Valley to Shoreditch via Soho’

Mark Howe
Google, Country Sales Director




Stephen_Bayley‘Life’s a pitch’

Stephen Bayley
Design critic, culture critic & author




Jonathan-Allan‘Introducing the future of TV’

Jonathan Allan
Sales Director, Channel 4




sir_martin_sorrell_4Sir Martin Sorrell
Chief Executive, WPP





Nicolas-Roope‘The same old story’ 

Nicolas Roope
Founder, Poke




Greg_Dyke2Greg Dyke
Chairman, BFI & Former Director-General, BBC





Cilla-Snowball‘Pushing advertising up the business agenda’

Cilla Snowball
Group Chairman & Group CEO, AMV BBDO




MarkDarcy‘Social Creativity’

Mark D’Arcy
Global Director of Creative Solutions, Facebook

Stephen Haines
UK Commercial Director, Facebook


Dan_Germain‘Telling Stories – building brands with words’

Dan Germain
Creative Director, Innocent Drinks




FruHazlitt‘Fast Forward TV’

Fru Hazlitt
Managing Director, ITV




JohnnyHornby‘How generous is your marketing?’

Johnny Hornby
Founding Partner, CHI & Partners




Nicky_Unsworth‘An Audience with Women Leaders’

Nicky Unsworth




LordSugar‘An Audience with Lord Alan Sugar’

 Lord Alan Sugar




KeithPerryKeith Perry
Group Sport Managing Editor, Telegraph Media Group





DebbieKlein‘Finding the leader within’

Debbie Klein
CEO, Engine Group




StephenMiron‘Turn up the Music!’

Stephen Miron
CEO, Global Radio