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TREVOR BEATTIE

It’s no exaggeration to say that Trevor is a true advertising legend. As the man behind the ‘Hello Boys’ and FCUK campaigns, he has created some of the most celebrated advertising in modern times. For the past decade, he has turned his creativity towards cinema, producing even more feted work, including the Bafta-winning Moon.

JOHN FANNING

As the Managing Director of McConnells Advertising from 1980–1999, and Chairman until 2005, John has been a formative figure in Irish Advertising. He lectures on Branding and Marketing Communications at the Smurfit Business School, and is the Chairman of Bord Bia’s Brand Forum.

JOHN FANNING

As the Managing Director of McConnells Advertising from 1980–1999, and Chairman until 2005, John has been a formative figure in Irish Advertising. He lectures on Branding and Marketing Communications at the Smurfit Business School, and is the Chairman of Bord Bia’s Brand Forum.

GAI GRIFFIN

Gai has helped to create some of the Ireland’s most successful marketing campaigns. She has won scores of awards including a prestigious Cannes Lion. Her famous campaign for Barnardos took first place in RTE’s ‘100 Best Ads Of All Time’.

CHARLEY STONEY

Appointed CEO of IAPI earlier this year, Charley is a well-known figure in Irish Advertising. An illustrious career includes the Managing Director role at both McConnells Fusion and Field Management Ireland, giving her an eclectic background that covers marketing, consultancy and research.

CHARLEY STONEY

Appointed CEO of IAPI earlier this year, Charley is a well-known figure in Irish Advertising. An illustrious career includes the Managing Director role at both McConnells Fusion and Field Management Ireland, giving her an eclectic background that covers marketing, consultancy and research.