James Fenner: Owner, Silk Road Marketing
London-based James Fenner set up Silk Road four years ago to shake up the property marketing landscape. Previously James’s only property experience was running the marketing for the highly successful Fitzroy Place scheme. In the fifteen years prior to this he’d worked with brands such as: Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Citibank, Schweppes, Southern Comfort, Habitat, Audi, Volkswagen, Rio Tinto and Unilever. He brings knowledge of how other sectors work to property, endeavouring to haul it into the twenty first century.
James’s different point of view in the sector and energetic style has seen him now becoming a speaker at industry events. This has included RESI 2016 and Vision London 2017 where he’s spoken about future living and design. He’s also speaking at MIPIM 2018 on Urbanisation with some high-profile industry speakers as well as MIPIM Asia this November.
Rachel Dipper: VP of Marketing & Partnerships, OneDome
Rachel has over 15 years marketing and leadership experience, mainly in the luxury property sector.
She was Head of Residential Marketing at Knight Frank, where she spearheaded a digital-first strategy.
Prior to this, Rachel worked at Strutt & Parker implementing a challenger-brand approach, running award-winning campaigns that shifted the way national property brands approach marketing. Rachel has also held several roles within the B2B publishing industry and holds a BA in Theology from King’s College London.
Toni Hopponen: CEO, Flockler
Toni is CEO and Founder of Flockler, a platform helping brands to collate, analyse and display user-generated social content on their services, increasing conversion rates and dwell time. Flockler's current clients include Penguin Books, Eurostar, Royal Mail, and many more.
Toni is passionate about social media transforming the traditional marketing: how real-time social data can enrich your customer data, enabling to create personalised experiences for consumers online and offline.
Matt Brown: Senior Director, Real Estate, European Expansion
Matthew Brown has over 10 years working in the London real estate market and has also worked internationally. Matthew worked as a leasing agent at JLL and as a Leasing Director for REM (Landlords of the Shard and other high profile London assets).
Matthew has worked at WeWork for over 2 years primarily focusing on growing the businesses footprint in the UK and Ireland. During this time WeWork has experienced substantial growth and is now London's largest private tenant.
Anne O’Shaughnessy: Senior Account Director, Portland Design
Anne has nearly 30 years of experience working in project management and client services within many
leading creative agencies. Anne works with global brands implementing multi-faceted and extensive large-scale
national and international projects.
Anne’s focus is on client servicing, design, quality, delivery, budgeting, value engineering and cost control.
Anne is passionate about place branding and creating design solutions that deliver a real sense of place, connectivity
and pride and energise local communities to be vibrant destinations
Debbie Harvey: Managing Director, Kolab
Debbie is Managing Director at Kolab Digital and has over ten years experience of working in digital, with a background in brand and marketing. More recently this has included partnering with Property and Public Sector clients to develop and implement Digital and Social Strategies.
With a clear focus on brand purpose and driving results, those partnerships have led to multi award wins for placemaking and building engaged online communities. Awards include two Gold Property Marketing Awards and Best Regional Strategy in the Social Buzz Awards for Crest Nicholson and their highly successful development ‘Paintworks' in Bristol.
Louis Venter: CEO, MediaVision
Louis is the founder and CEO of MediaVision, a multi-award winning, integrated digital marketing agency, named ‘Best Small Integrated Agency’ at the UK Search Awards two years in a row.
Extensive experience in the property sector with brands like Instant Offices, Rightmove, Bidwells and Douglas and Gordon helped MediaVision win ‘Best Digital Content Marketing Campaign’ at the 2017 Property Marketing Awards – and they’re shortlisted again in 2018.
After almost 15 years, Louis still prefers to run things from a hands-on perspective rather than the bosses seat. He juggles this with the role of dad, husband, rugby coach and regular paddleboarder.
Nigel Ferrier: Founder, Key Intelligent Property Marketing
Since the formation of Ferrier Pearce Creative Group (FPCG) in 1991 that incorporates, Key, Nigel has developed a reputation for innovative and excellent design within the property industry, as well as other sectors through the specialist divisions within the Group.
Key, which is based in London, Cambridge and throughout the UK create new ways to engage your customers with creative and impactful campaigns for new build placemaking and Garden Villages.
As part of FPCG, Key, work in partnership with our sister company, Kolab, to deliver the very best in digital. This includes two award wins at last years PMA for Paintworks in Bristol. In addition to this we are nominated multiple times this year.
Joy Nazzari: Founder and Strategy Director, dn&co
Joy is the founder of dn&co, a branding consultancy inspired by culture and place, and the team behind the reinvention of some of London’s most remarkable areas – St James’s, Broadgate, Television Centre, White City Place, and Ilford Town. dn&co clients include British Land, V&A, Westfield, The Crown Estate, Greater London Authority, Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, Oxford Properties, and Great Portland Estates, among others. Over the last 17 years Joy has worked as a collaborative partner with government, architects, developers and businesses to create meaningful destinations in workplaces, residential, retail, restaurants — through to entire neighbourhoods and towns. dnco.com
PR Smith: Marketing Consultant, Coach and Author
PR Smith is an international speaker, integrated digital marketer, author and founder of SOSTAC® Planning system, voted in the Top 3 business models worldwide by the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Centenary Poll and now adopted by innovative companies like Linkedin, KPMG, Greenpeace and disruptive start-ups. He has just launched the SOSTAC® Certified Planners online portal where visitors learn to write the perfect plan in 4 minutes (video).
Paul also founded the Great Sportsmanship Programme www.GreatSportsmanship.org an inspirational NFP edutainment programme which inspires a new generation of global citizens from Dubai to Dublin through short stories about sportsmanship.
Sandra Dixon: Sales and Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson
Sandra Dixon has been the Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson for almost 10 years and has a total of 17 year's experience at Director level.
Her drive to be an industry leader has produced Award winning schemes ranging from refurbishing the iconic Electricity House in Bristol, Tadpole Garden Village based on the Garden City Concept and the unique Paintworks using innovative Marketing and thinking outside the box.
Prior to joining Crest Sandra had a diverse background including owning her own restaurant and still retains a passion for creating culinary delights.
Simon Russian: Head of Retail, LGIM Real Assets
Simon Russian is Head of Retail within LGIM Real Assets. He takes an overview on the platforms retail assets and is focussed on strengthening our occupier relationships as well as enhancing customer and technological innovation within the company’s retail assets.
Simon was previously Head of Development (Bracknell) and lead the team that redeveloped Bracknell Town Centre with a new 600,000 sqft retail and leisure development which opened in September 2017. The scheme transformed the Town Centre and is now one of the most successful retail and leisure destinations in Berkshire.
Simon has been at LGIM Real Assets since 2008 and prior to that was a Director and Head of Retail at Wilson Bowden Developments.
Rebecca Williams: Marketing and Communications Manager, Great Portland Estates plc.
Rebecca Williams heads up the Marketing team at Great Portland Estates plc ‘GPE’. With 14 years of industry experience, she is principally responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications across the business - commercial, retail, residential, investment and corporate.
In the six years since Rebecca joined GPE, she has been responsible for high profile global marketing campaigns for successful schemes such as Rathbone Square, 30 Broadwick Street and 240 Blackfriars.
Current projects include a 160,000 sq. ft. redevelopment at 160 Old Street and the forthcoming 220,000 sq. ft. mixed use scheme above the new Crossrail station in Hanover Square.
She has a passion for experiential marketing, helping bring the story of the building and area to life.
Charlotte Steedman: Founder, Conductor
Prior to founding Conductor, Charlotte held senior positions in highly recognised real estate businesses and was responsible for the marketing strategy and delivery of many notable developments.
Conductor disrupts property marketing by challenging convention and delivering innovative strategies for residential and regeneration projects. It is leading this change by using data and evidence to produce these strategies. Most recently, Conductor launched its Insights and Impact team focusing on measurable community-inclusive engagement strategies and positive impact for developers and councils, using an innovative proptech tool, Mapify.
Jo Bergdahl: Partner, Circus
Circus is a boutique management consultancy – specialising in brand strategy, purpose and proposition. Jo Bergdahl is a Partner in the business and has led projects in the UK and internationally across vertical sectors – with a specialism in retail and property. Key clients in the UK include John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic and Capital & Counties. Whilst overseas she led a project for Hongkong Land.
Jo has a degree in psychology and started her career in research, before moving into a number of agency planning and insight-led roles, working in the likes of McCann Erickson, TBWA and Fitch, with time spent living and working in both Paris and Milan.