Ideas should never be isolated.

Advertising is about sharing ideas. It’s about sharing ideas that inspire us to help others. Ideas that persuade us to think differently. Ideas that reassure us when we feel vulnerable.

But while we find ourselves isolated from each other, sharing ideas is that bit harder. It’s why we’ve created ISOLATED Talks®. Our aim is simple: with your help, we want to keep sharing ideas. By doing so we hope to connect us in times of isolation and support mental health and wellbeing.

We know only too well how many of us are in need of all the support we can get right now.

It’s why we hope you can donate to one of our charity partners, share a talk so others might, make a difference as a Partner organisation, or simply be reminded to check in with a friend or family member.

You’ll find talks here from some of the smartest folks in our industry.

Rory Sutherland, Rosie and Faris Yakob, Dave Trott, Vikki Ross, Jane Evans, Colin Lewis, Tom Goodwin, Amy Kean, Mark Borkowski, Nicole Yershon, Rob Schwartz, JP Castlin and so many more brilliant people are all sharing their ideas and insight from self-isolation in the hope of inspiring you to do the same.

Indeed, we want to encourage you to be involved too. We’ve set it up so you can submit your own ‘isolated talk’ to share with others through this platform. You can find out how to submit your talk at the top of the page under ‘Submit’. Whether you’re a designer or developer, a marketer or media buyer, a creative director or copywriter, like us, you know the positive difference ideas make to people’s lives. We hope you’ll join us in our mission.

Motivated by ideas: How ISOLATED Talks® started

With a loving nod to the wonder that is TED Talks, this idea grew out of a thought Giles Edwards (Founder of Gasp) had to share talks recorded from isolation for people in isolation.

Working with author and copywriter, Glenn Fisher (All Good Copy), they set about bringing together a broad range of industry experts to get the ball rolling and share their ideas and insight from isolation.

Meanwhile, designer Tommy Mason (Studio Mason) and developer Matt Ballington (Kober Digital) went about designing and building the helpful platform you find yourself on now.

The response to the project has been incredible from the start and we can’t thank all of the speakers who have contributed to this project enough.

Initially a fundraiser in support of the Samaritans, ISOLATED Talks® has since grown to work with several Partners, organisations big and small, to creatively support mental health.

And we still, of course, strongly encourage you to support the vital work of the Samaritans. And, please, get in touch with friends and family and ask how they are. Listening makes talking easier.

The Creators

Giles-Edwards Giles Edwards Founder, ...Gasp!

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Glenn Fisher Glenn Fisher Founder, All Good Copy

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Tommy Mason Tommy Mason Designer, Scamp Studio
Matt Ballington Matt Ballington Developer, Kober Digital

The Speakers

Dave Trott Dave Trott Creative Director

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Rosie Yakob Rosie Yakob Co-Founder, Genius Steals

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Rob Schwartz Rob Schwartz CEO, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY

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Rory Sutherland Rory Sutherland Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK

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Theo Priestley Theo Priestley Keynote Speaker, Futurist

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Jp Castlin JP Castlin CEO, Rouser

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Nicole Yershon Nicole Yershon Founder, The NY Collective

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Mark Pollard Mark Pollard CEO, Mighty Jungle

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Sulaiman Khan Sulaiman Khan Founder, ThisAbility Ltd.

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Amy Kean Amy Kean Innovation Director, &us

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Mark Denton Mark Denton Creative Boss, COY!

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Jane Evans Jane Evans Founder, Uninvisibility

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Colin Lewis Colin Lewis CMO

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Mac And Moore Mac+Moore Founders, Mac+Moore

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Faris Yakob Faris Yakob Co-Founder, Genius Steals

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Richard Hammond Richard Hammond Author & CEO, Uncrowd

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Samuel Brealey Samuel Brealey Marketing Consultant

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Danielle Read Danielle Read Creative Director, Readcity

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Derek Walker Derek Walker Owner, Brown & Browner

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Mark Borkowski Mark Borkowski Founder, Borkowski

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Dr Stefanie Johnson Dr Stefanie Johnson Professor, Uni of Colarado

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Samuel Scott Samuel Scott Keynote Speaker

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Vikki Ross Vikki Ross Copy Chief

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Matt Watkinson Matt Watkinson Keynote Speaker, Methodical

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Eaon Pritchard Eaon Pritchard Founder, ArtScienceTechnology

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Kate Toon Kate Toon Speaker, Author, Copywriter

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Dave Harland Dave Harland Copywriter, The Word Man

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Wiemer Snijders Wiemer Snijders Partner, The Commercial Works

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Trevor Robinson Obe Trevor Robinson OBE Owner, Quiet Storm

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Ryan Wallman Ryan Wallman Creative Director, Wellmark

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Dave Dye Dave Dye CCO & Founder, LOVE or FEAR

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Stevyn Colgan Stevyn Colgan Author, Artist & Speaker

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Andrew Spurrier Dawes Andrew Spurrier-Dawes Global Dig. Director, MediaCom

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James Cross James Cross Creative Director, BBC

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Russell Parsons Russell Parsons Editor, Marketing Week

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Nick Ellis Nick Ellis Founder, Halo

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Rob Campbell Rob Campbell Head of Strategy, R/GA

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John Lyons John Lyons Head of Strategy, NDL Group

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Claudia Salador Claudia Salador Holistic Lifestyle Coach

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Reuben Turner Reuben Turner Co-Founder, GOOD Agency

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John Forde John Forde Copywriter

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Paul Bailey Paul Bailey Strategy Director, Halo

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Uri Baruchin Uri Baruchin Brand Consultant, UBCS Ltd.

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Paul Pilbeam Paul Pilbeam Co-Founder, Mongrel Creative

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Stef Hamerlinck Stef Hamerlinck Founder, Let's Talk Branding

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Jerry Daykin Jerry Daykin EMEA Media Director, GSK

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Rachel Mercer Rachel Mercer VP Head of Strategy, R/GA

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Shann Biglione Shann Biglione Head of Strategy, Zenith

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Gemma Higgins gem Higgins Copywriter

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Rob Estreitinho Rob Estreitinho Senior Strategist, VCCP Kin

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Manley Hopkinson Manley Hopkinson Founder, CLA

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Gareth Price Gareth Price Brand Strategist

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Andrew Boulton Andrew Boulton Lecturer, Uni of Lincoln

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Bogdana Butnar Bogdana Butnar Experience Director, Accenture

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Zoe Scaman Zoe Scaman Head of Strategy, Ridley Scott

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Scott Morrison Scott Morrison Founder, the Boom!

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Larner Caleb Larner Caleb Creative Director, Creode

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Matthew Cox Matthew Cox Digital Architect, SYZYGY

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Jess Gregson Jess Gregson Partner, Subsector

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Phil Dearson Phil Dearson Partner, Subsector

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Paul Armstrong Paul Armstrong Founder, Here/Forth + TBD Conf

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Rae Workman Rae Workman Volunteer, Samaritans

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Harriet Kindleysides Harriet Kindleysides Creative Strategist

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Paul Mellor Paul Mellor MD, Mellor&Smith

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Joe Welstead Joe Welstead CEO, Motion Nutrition

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Brian Macreadie Brian Macreadie Head of Marketing, AG

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James Caig James Caig Strategy Director

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Andy Palmer Andy Palmer Owner, Sell! Sell!

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Laurel Stark Laurel Stark Akman CD, Next Creative Leaders

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Victoria Rosselli Victoria Rosselli Art Director, FCB Chicago

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Ian Murray Ian Murray Co-founder, House51

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Andrew Tenzer Andrew Tenzer Dir. of Grp Insight, Reach Plc

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Charlie Quirk Charlie Quirk Cnslt. Brand Strategy, Google

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Nick Childs Nick Childs Creative Consultant

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Ian David Ian David Creative Director, FEARLESS

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Marc Lewis Marc Lewis Dean, SCA 2.0

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Sally Chan Sally Chan Snr. Lecturer, Uni of Leeds

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Shekhar Deshpande Shekhar Deshpande Global Strategy, Facebook

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Paulina Sygulska Paulina Tenner Founder, GrantTree

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Murray Calder Murray Calder CSO, MediaCom

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Roland Gurney Roland Gurney Founder, Treacle Copywriting

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Jo Wallace Jo Wallace CD, Wunderman Thompson

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Ask Dabitch Wappling Åsk Dabitch Wäppling Founder, Adland

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Oli Yonchev Oliver Yonchev MD (USA), Social Chain

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Naomi Taylor Gnome Creative, R/GA

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Stephen Waddington Stephen Waddington Managing Director, Metia

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Sue Unerman Sue Unerman CTO, MediaCom

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Andy Nairn Andy Nairn Founder, Lucky Generals

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Darren Coleman Darren Coleman Consultant, Wavelength Mktg.

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Dave Birss Dave Birss Speaker & Trainer

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Mickey Jones Mickey Jones Creative Copywriter

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Jason Fox Jason Fox Creative Director, Freelance

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David Wilding David Wilding Planning Director, Twitter

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Alex Guest Alex Guest Marketing Director, Reckless

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Theo Delaney Theo Delaney Director and Presenter

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Fredrik Hallberg Fredrik Hallberg Partner, The Commercial Works

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Rob Norman Rob Norman Director,

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Jessica Fox Jessica Fox TV/Film Director, XpoNorth

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Subramanian Ramamoorthy Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy Associate Prof. of Robotics

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Caroline Pankhurst Caroline Pankhurst Founder, Be Braver

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Kate Oconnor Kate O'Connor Copywriter, Momentum

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Creative North Creative North Hampson Nattan Williams

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Claire Coady Claire Coady Planning/Strategy Director

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Lazar Dzamic Lazar Dzamic Author & Trainer, Xoogler

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Heather Corker Heather Corker Client Partner, Foresight Fac.

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Harjot Singh Harjot Singh CSO, McCann EMEA

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Gavin Strange Gavin Strange Director, Aardman Animations

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Graeme Fraser Graeme Fraser GMD, Liquidity Services

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Elle Harrison Elle Harrison Founder, Wild Courage

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Rachel Morgan Trimmer Rachel Morgan-Trimmer Neurodiversity Consultant

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Zack Gardner Zack Gardner Copywriter

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Tom Miskin Tom Miskin Founder, Chop Chop Studios

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Tim Elliott Tim Elliott Speaker & Strategist

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Paul Caplan Paul Caplan Course Leader, MA Adv LCC

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Adam Pierno Adam Pierno AVP Marketing Strategy, ASU

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Alex Murrell Alex Murrell Strategy Director, Epoch

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Julie Cortés (1) Julie Cortés Freelance Rockstar

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Will Humphrey Will Humphrey Strategy Dir, Wunderman Thomps

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Charlotte Philpotts Charlotte Philpotts AD & Strategist, Manifest

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Millie Millie Small Person

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Richard Chataway Richard Chataway CEO, BVA Nudge Unit

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Maddie Shine Maddy Shine Making Your Business Shine

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Jim Compton Hall Jim Compton-Hall Copywriter, Jim Writes Stuff

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Sophie Cross Sophie Cross Strategist, Thoughtfully

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Camila Toro Camila Toro Strategist, VCCP Kin

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Joe Glover Joe Glover Founder, The Marketing Meetup

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Gillian Rightford Gillian Rightford Managing Director, Adtherapy

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Kerry Thorpe Kerry Thorpe Head of Comms, Ben & Jerry's

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Tom Goodwin Tom Goodwin Founder, All We Have Is Now

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Sedge Beswick Sedge Beswick MD, SEEN Connects

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Jonathan Wilcox Jonathan Wilcock Copywriter, So What If...

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Sarah Townsend Sarah Townsend Copywriter & Author

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Julian Cole Julian Cole Strategy Cnslt, Planning Dirty

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Trisha Lewis Trisha Lewis Communication Coach

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Mark Edwards Mark Edwards Mindfulness Coach

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Kathryn Jacob Kathryn Jacob OBE CEO, Pearl & Dean

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Danny Denhard Danny Denhard Founder, Focus

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James Hankins James Hankins Founder, Vizer Consulting

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Sam Aldridge Samantha Aldridge Director of Experience at GAMC

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Paul Hewitt Paul Hewitt Play & Film Writer

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Scott Brenman (1) Scott Brenman Designer, Postcard Colour Club

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Marcus John Henry Brown Marcus John Henry Brown Performance Artist, MJHB

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James Odene James Odene PR & Marketing Mgr., Startle

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Vicky Murray Vicky Murray Mindset Mentor, VMC

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Adonye Banigo Adonye Banigo Artist & Singer Songwriter

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Molly Baker Molly Baker CEO, Indie Consulting

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Lior Locher Lior Lorcher Coach & Consultant

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Simon Akers Simon Akers Founder, Archmon

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Matt Saunders Matt Saunders Creative Freelance Coach

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Will Allen Mersh Will Allen-Mersh Head of Brand, Spill

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James Whatley James Whatley CSO, Diva Agency

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