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IPA awards seven Fellowships

The IPA has granted seven Fellowships to industry practitioners in recognition of their exceptional and prolonged contribution to the IPA. The individuals were awarded at the IPA Members’ Lunch today (13 April 2016).

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The seven fellows are:

  • Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman, VCCP
  • Rob Hunter, Founder & Managing Director, Hunterlodge Advertising
  • Janet Markwick, Chief Commercial Officer, Grey EMEA and CEO, GreyWorks
  • Paul Mead, Chairman, VCCP Media
  • Andrew Pinkess, Director of Business Innovation, AMV BBDO
  • Ed Shorthose, Managing Director, woolley pau gyro
  • Stuart Sullivan-Martin, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Solutions EMEA, MEC London

Julian Douglas, Vice Chairman, VCCP

Dougie has been actively involved with the IPA for over eight years. In the field of Professional Development, he has been a tutor on ‘Excellent Account Direction’, the chair of the revamped ‘Mastering Integrated Planning’ and this year he is contributing to the Business Leadership course. He joined the Professional Development Group in 2015 and, ever since, has been instrumental in defining the future output of the new Talent Leadership Group, to which he has recently been elected as deputy chair. 

Dougie was also a member of the IPA Diversity Forum and in 2014 he chaired a session at the Talent Adaptathon focused on ‘Making the industry more diverse’. He presented to BAME undergraduates at the IPA in April 2013 as part of the IPA-SEO London programme, and was a panellist at ‘The Art and Science of Advertising’ event for careers advisors in July 2015. Earlier this year, on 14th March, he chaired the Creative Pioneers celebration event as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Rob Hunter, Founder & Managing Director, Hunterlodge Advertising

Rob has been an integral member of the IPA Professional Development Group since 2009 and a co-chair of it since 2014. During this time, he has been tireless in his support of the IPA’s CPD programme: he has been a regular speaker at the Training Forum on the business benefits of CPD and the importance of high-quality staff appraisals; contributed to videos promoting the IPA’s qualifications; provided valuable input into the IPA’s free HR modules and One2One mentoring programme; and helped to define the IPA’s 10-year vision for CPD, to transform a professional industry into a profession. It is no surprise that his agency has achieved CPD Gold accreditation every year since the award was launched in 2008 – and is therefore one of the few to be Platinum accredited. Furthermore, he has encouraged clients to participate in IPA qualifications to promote better working relationships with their agencies. 

Rob also championed the IPA’s quest for Chartered status, and is currently part of the Professional Development Group’s ‘Future of CPD’ Working Party. 

Janet Markwick, Chief Commercial Officer, Grey EMEA and CEO, GreyWorks

Janet has been involved with the IPA Finance Business Group since 2008, becoming chair in January 2015. Through her work with the group she has helped the IPA to engage more widely with the industry’s finance community and contributed to many of the IPA’s annual Commercial Conferences. At the 2015 Conference, under her leadership, the group presented the case for long-term effectiveness thinking and the correlation between investment in training and business success. She has also facilitated closer working relationships with the IPA Professional Development and Effectiveness Groups and helped to build relationships with key thought-leaders on brand valuation, talent valuation and behavioural economics. 

An enthusiastic advocate of the IPA’s CPD programme, Janet has also contributed to the development of the Commercial Certificate and has spoken on the IPA’s ‘Excellent Account Direction’ and ‘Planning Integrated Campaigns’ courses for over six years. She is also a founding member of the IPA’s new Commercial Leadership Group and was recently elected a member of the IPA Council.

Paul Mead, Chairman, VCCP Media

Paul has been a key player in the IPA’s search and digital media community for many years, helping to found the IPA Search Group and becoming its chairman in 2013. He has led an active agenda delivering a comprehensive events programme as well as the ‘Search Superstars’ competition in conjunction with Google and Campaign.

Beyond the world of search, Paul has helped shape the IPA’s strategy of engagement with the Media Tech start-up community and remains actively involved in its delivery. This followed instrumental work during former IPA President Ian Priest’s ADAPT agenda, delivering the highly regarded Agile Adaptathon media workshop.

Andrew Pinkess, Director of Business Innovation, AMV BBDO

Over the last six years Andrew has made a wide-ranging contribution to the IPA Professional Development programme as a member, and more recently co-chair, of the Professional Development Group. In 2011 he co-hosted, with Stuart Sullivan-Martin, the two-day conference ‘How technology is changing behaviour (and what you can do about it)’, and he has also worked with the IPA Finance Policy Group on a project to prove the link between business growth and investment in CPD, which he presented at the IPA Commercial Conference in 2015. Also in 2015, he chaired the retention work-stream at the Talent Adaptathon and, in September, co-hosted the IPA’s ‘Unlearning: How marketing really works’ conference, which featured, among others speakers, Professor Byron Sharp.

More recently, Andrew has joined the newly-established IPA Talent Leadership Group and been elected a member of the IPA Council.

Ed Shorthose, Managing Director, woolley pau gyro

Ed has been heavily involved with the IPA Healthcare Group since 2012 and its chairman since 2013. As chairman, he has focused in particular on engaging with clients about the effectiveness of advertising. To this end, in 2015 he helped organise a workshop which brought together senior marketers, procurement officials and agency heads to discuss how they could change their working practices and improve their relationships, as well as a follow-up event to showcase to clients the commercial value of great creative work and some practical tips on how to achieve it. He has also been instrumental in the relaunch of the Best of Health awards, which saw a 25% percent increase in entries in 2015. 

Ed now also sits on the IPA’s new Effectiveness Leadership Group and was recently elected a member of the IPA Council.

Stuart Sullivan-Martin, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Solutions EMEA, MEC London

Stuart has been a great champion of IPA Professional Development over many years, initially becoming a member of the Professional Development Group in 2008 and then acting as co-chair in 2012-2013. He co-hosted a two-day conference in 2011 examining ‘How technology is changing behaviour (and what you can do about it)’, which provoked much debate around the future of the industry.

Stuart is a leading advocate of the IPA’s Excellence Diploma, which he regularly encourages his agency’s staff to undertake and then mentors them through the programme. In 2013 he became a member of the Diploma marking panel and in 2015 he joined Nick Kendall as co-chair of the programme. Stuart was also the originator of the IPA’s ‘Unlearning: How marketing really works’ conference in September 2015.

A full list of IPA Fellows can be found here

Last updated 14/04/2016


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