Legendary Pitch coach
& former CEO at Team Saatchi
Founder & former
Chairman at BBDO Group Greece
Unique breed: strategist and creative; no one really knew which role he served best. One of the most awarded communication professionals, voted among the most 25 important world-known, influential advertising men by Advertising Age. He founded a powerful group of 17 communication agencies under the BBDO name, envisioning that agencies should develop (not serve) the business of companies. He gave me a lifetime lesson on corporate management and coordination along his side, and an opportunity to test my skills in hard agency tasks. Always investing in people and talent, he then pushed me forward to manage one important business unit of the Group. I owe him my lifetime, great experiential schooling…
Knighted for his services to advertising & charity;
Founder of Lowe Worldwide and Red Brick
He started from the creative agency Lowe Howard-Spink to develop a famously awarded agency network and from personal he made it global by a dizzying acquisition marathon (Marshalk, Scali, McCabe, Sloves, Goldsmith Jeffrey, Ammirati Puris Lintas, Bozell). His own legendary campaigns were for Heineken and Stella Artois, benchmarking the network to No2 in the creative global scene. He gave me two invaluable lessons. It was a typical rainy day in London when I was introduced to him and we discussed for: a) never giving it up with communication ideas and b) ask from agency people to be really creative in the client service domain, otherwise they offer nothing in the business and the Client. He was so right…
Director, Denehy Partnership & an EACA trainer
Former Marketing Director Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA
For more than 25 years he is working as a communications expert with agencies, Clients and Trade bodies both in the UK and overseas. A world class communicator who has worked for Ogilvy & Mather, Bates Worldwide, and the Saatchi & Saatchi. He is also a founding member of EACA, since he is an excellent tutor and a knowledgeable manager. Last but not least, he really knows how to develop business, people and how to create Permanently Infatuated Clients. I worked with Micky so close and I have learned from him numerous tips in developing new business approaches, pitching and communication tactics, resulting that I bring my integrity and hard work to help develop our agency in Athens.
Former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Greece
and a Business communicator for over 40 years
He introduced in 1981 in Greece -for the first time- the concept of integrated marketing communications and upon that succeeded to build a good reputation network of agencies. At work you feel his ways; he is a true believer of organizational theory and a relentless worker for ideas and success of his Clients. Working closely and reporting to Takis for Adel Saatchi & Saatchi business was a great learning experience for 5,5 years each and every day. His understanding in business and marketing communication issues has been a guarantee. He had always a specific progress plan for each and everyone with measurable personal development goals. He meant everything through action and consistency.
Life coach &
Expert in Leadership psychology
Chairman of Hellenic Advertisers Association
former Unilever Communications & Media Director
He curved his path in Unilever Group working in Italy, Europe, Greece for more than 20 years. He is a recognized and respected figure in the FMCG Greek market, assigned and voted to prominent trade and business positions, but above all he was one of the most inspiring Clients I have ever worked with (2000-2002). Gregory encouraged all agency teams to produce great campaign ideas (memorable and awarded) while being accountable for commonly shared business results and he did that by stimulating initiative and passion. What more to ask from a Client, right?! We produced together some highly effective campaigns for Captain Iglo, Vitam, Becel, Elais and I thank him for the opportunities he has given back then to my teams and myself.
Marketing guru &
Strategic marketing consultant