A lot of marketers are apprehensive about GDPR, and the impact it’ll have on the way they do things. 

Not us.


We believe that GDPR is an opportunity to create marketing that people want, rather than subjecting them to it just because they’ve given you consent.



Join us and other senior marketers in a one-day event as we share practical experiences and thoughts with peers and experts alike. We’ll cover the legal steps your business will need to take, and look at how creativity, data and technology processes can work together to engage audiences from May.

We’re expecting an audience of around 100 people, with presentations and roundtable discussions from senior marketing directors and managers at leading brands, representatives from leading industry bodies, agencies, legal and data specialists and journalists.

Tickets £90 Book now

Confirmed Speakers

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Jamie Breese

Managing Director, Business Showcase South West

Jamie will be our compère for the day. Jamie is a Bristol-based television presenter and writer. He organises the biannual Business Showcase South West exhibition at Ashton Gate Stadium and has operated the black-tie networking event Only Connect for the last ten years whilst penning the Antiques Column in the Sunday Mirror for the last seventeen.

As a filmmaker he won a 2 year deal with Dreamworks whilst he has presented hundreds of network TV series from 3-years of ITV1’s Everything Must Go!, to BBC2’s The Life Laundry and The Antiques Show along with paper reviews for Sky News and frequent expert spots on the network BBC1 news. His last series, Auction Kings, was filmed in the USA and airs to nearly 3 billion around the word on the Discovery Channel.

In 2016, Jamie received the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Medal and he has helped raise over £1 million as a charity auctioneer, MC and fundraiser.


John Mitchison

head of preference services, compliance and legal, Direct MArketing Association (DMA)

John is the head of preference services, compliance and legal at the DMA. He has extensive in-depth knowledge of the data and marketing industries, with more than 20 years of experience in both. As head of the TPS, he has contributed to many industry and government working groups and committees on the subject of nuisance telephone calls and marketing. Prior to joining the DMA, John was a client services manager for ACXIOM, managing large data solutions for a number of key accounts. John also previously worked at the Daily Telegraph where he was responsible for generating data for their membership acquisition program and production of direct marketing campaigns.

Christine Andrews

Managing Director, DQM GRC

Christine is managing director of DQM GRC. Her team of consultants work on a range of assignments from GDPR readiness assessment, data mapping, data protection impact assessments, identifying vulnerabilities in organisation's privacy, data protection and security processes to providing complete solutions to become GDPR compliant. Christine frequently speaks at high-level conferences and academic institutions on subjects including GDPR, data strategy, consumer trust, data protection and security.

Will Robertson

partner, Osborne clarke

Will is a partner in Osborne Clarke's commercial team specialising in technology and privacy law. He's currently helping businesses of all shapes and sizes get to grips with the new world of GDPR.  Understanding the technical detail of GDPR is clearly key, but Will's strength is applying GDPR to real life scenarios and business needs. Will promises not to be the negative lawyer in the room - he loves GDPR too!

Giles Rhys Jones

Chief marketing officer, what3words

Giles combines a start-up attitude with global brand experience. His business, what3words, is a new global address system based around a unique combination of just three words that identify a 3x3 metre square anywhere on the planet. He has won the Cannes Lion Grand Prix marketing innovation prize, a D&D Black Pencil and a number of DMA gold awards, helped raise $15m for what3words and held senior agency planning roles at Olgivy & Mather and FCB Global, as well as founding Agency Republic.

Lee Wilson

Head of crm and digital marketing, Rathbone Brothers plc

Lee has a huge amount of specialist knowledge built from his career in wealth management and financial services digital marketing. A fellow of the IDM, he has held senior marketing positions at both Deutsche Bank and Tilney Group as well as a variety of business development roles at Zurich Insurance Group and Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Lee will be joining us as a panellist on our round tables.

Joe Edwards

head of digital, FIBA DIGITAL

Joe has worked both client-side and agency, working with start-ups to large enterprise organisations in both B2B and B2C environments. Joe's last role was director of global campaign development for Sage. Joe is currently the head of digital at FIBA Media, the online media platform for the distribution of content from the International Basketball Federation. His primary responsibility is to increase viewership of FIBA broadcasts globally, looking to drive both direct and indirect revenue streams for the organisation.

Mary Martin

Marketing Director, Business West

Mary brings extensive experience of sales and marketing in businesses of all sizes - from start ups to MSBs - across a variety of sectors in the UK, USA and Ireland. She is responsible for Business West's marketing, PR & communications strategy, ensuring that all businesses in the region make use of the wide range of services available to help them start up, grow, innovate and trade overseas. Mary helps to identify members’ concerns which are fed into government to be taken on board when key decisions are being made. 

Business West has recently set up a dedicated hub on their website to all things GDPR, where business professionals can register and upload their questions on GDPR, which will help Business West to craft and curate useful information, guides and events through their hub, as we progress towards compliance date, 25th May 2018.

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The team at Proctor + Stevenson will share practical steps and creative examples of their work with some of their clients.


Kevin Mason, Strategy Director
Planning, strategic positioning and response marketing are Kevin’s specialities. Leading the strategy for Proctors and all of our clients, he has a knack for making the complex seem simple – especially when developing intricate marketing and content strategies. Having worked across many sectors, Kevin has vast experience in financial services, as well as in manufacturing, engineering and IT. He’s a regular speaker at events for the Institute of Direct Marketing and the Direct Marketing Association.

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Matt Skinner, Head of Data and Digital Strategy
Matt heads up digital strategy at Proctors, looking at all the numbers and figures he can get his hands on to define and support client strategies. He loves a spreadsheet, despite starting his career as a writer and journalist. His favourite number is 20, and every single day, if you ask him what he had for breakfast, this is what he'd say: "data."

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Phil Robinson, Creative Director
Panasonic. BMW. MINI. Samsung. Dell. AXA. Zurich. Even Clive Woodward and the World-Cup winning England Rugby Team. They’ve all enjoyed the copywriting services of Phil over the past 15 years and more. Heading up the copy team at Proctor + Stevenson, he brings significant experience across all media to whatever challenge comes his way.


Colston Hall



Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall. Some of the world’s biggest music and comedy stars have performed on the Hall’s stage, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billy Connolly, Motorhead and Bob Dylan.

Refreshments provided on the day include a continental style breakfast along with teas, coffees and biscuits during breaks. 

Lunch is also included in the ticket price and is being laid on by 'Beerd'. Beerd is Bristol's first craft beer & pizza bar, and they will serving up delicious Italian-style pizzas for your enjoyment.

Tickets £90 Book now


Refreshments provided on the day include a continental style breakfast along with teas, coffees and biscuits during breaks. Lunch is also included in the ticket price and is being laid on by 'Beerd'. Beerd is Bristol's first craft beer & pizza bar, and they will serving up delicious Italian-style pizzas for your enjoyment.


Getting there

Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
A short taxi ride (two miles) from Temple Meads train station.

Multi story car park, Trenchard Street, BS1 5AN
Mon - Fri 8am-6pm - Over 4 hours £10

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Tribes and Love

POSTED FROM Proctors Studio September 8, 2017

There’s a great myth that needs busting. It’s the one that marketers - and the people they market to - are from different tribes.

Let’s face it, everyone is marketing something. And everyone buys.

It’s a bit like cyclists and motorists. Or cooks and diners. The roles aren’t mutually exclusive.

So, let’s bust the myth. Marketers are people too. But, unfortunately, sometimes they forget...