For more information on any of the below, please get in touch with Gill Huber.

The Oystercatchers Club was created as a place for clients and agencies to share ideas together and what began around a kitchen table in 2011 has grown into one of the industry’s leading forums for marketing leaders to discuss current topics, share ideas and inspiration and connect with their peers.

There are a whole host of benefits to joining the Oystercatchers Club; our members get more exposure and time with the Oystercatchers team, and beyond this, we host five events a year which boasts 50/50 senior client and agency attendance, where we debate some of the hottest industry topics. It’s a really great way to network and meet senior clients who are part of the Oystercatchers family in a relaxed no-sales environment.

Our Club member agencies also benefit from a profile on our online platform where work, news and thought leadership can be showcased and shared, and which benefits from additional traction with the wider Xeim network.

As well as invitations to all our senior peer-to-peer networking events, agency Club members also benefit from:

  • Agency and CEO profile on the Oystercatchers Club Network, both with unlimited content uploads
  • Access to the Oystercatchers senior team
  • An invitation to the Oystercatchers leadership track at Festival of Marketing (limited VIP tickets on a first come first served basis to our Club members)
  • Discounts and offers within Xeim
  • Reduced member rates on entries to the Oystercatchers Awards

Membership to the Club includes one of the following:

  • Top 20 within industry sector
  • Agencies with a specialist capability that is of particular interest to senior marketers
  • Agency heads to be recognised leaders or influencers within marketing
  • Start-up agency with significant industry profile or interest

We are delighted to, once again, be back to hosting our in-person Oystercatchers Club events, with the first one having successfully taken place in September 2021. Open to senior brand-side marketers and agency leaders of the Oystercatchers Club, for more information please just get in touch here

We also invite you to join us for our Virtual Coffee Mornings which take place approximately twice a month on Fridays at 11am. These sessions focus on a different industry topic each week and feature a senior agency Club member alongside a senior brand side marketer, chaired by our very own Suki Thompson. You can register to receive these invites, and all things Oystercatchers, here.

We've had over 40 sessions that you can watch on demand. Live attendance is encouraged as you can participate in the live Q&A by asking our panellists questions. 

We also have a whole host of 'Mini Squawks' where Suki catches up with agency CEOs to see how they've been getting on during lockdown. These can be viewed here.

Previous Virtual Coffee Mornings include:

The art of creativity and story-telling in a virtual world; featuring Nick Wright, MD, Havas and Pete Markey, CMO, TSB         

Exploring the challenges and changes facing marketers and their agencies as they respond to the  Covid crisis; featuring Elisa Edmonds, Head of Strategy, Engine and Keith Moor, CMO, Camelot

Exploring the challenges and changes facing marketers and their agencies as they respond to the  Covid crisis; featuring Jackie Stevenson, CEO & Founder, Brooklyn Brothers and Jeremy Connell-Waite, Chief Strategy Officer, IBM

The importance of company culture in a crisis; featuring Jo Sutherland, CEO, Carat and Anna Hill, GM, WW (formerly Weightwatchers)  

Adversity as an accelerator for creativity and digital transformation; featuring Camilla Kemp, CEO &Founder, M&C Saatchi and Abi Comber, CMO, Debenhams

What next for FMCG? Featuring Helen Bell, COO, Mullenlowe and Adrian Mooney, CMO, McVities

Has Covid-19 changed the media landscape? Featuring James Shoreland, Managing Director, Initiative and Zaid Al-Qassab, CMO, Channel 4

How brands can support customers and colleagues; featuring Harriet Shurville, Chief People Officer, Iris; Clare Phillips, Director of Social Purpose, ITV and Keith Weed, President of the Advertising Association

Stick or twist – how have customer journeys changed since the lockdown, and will these changes be permanent? Featuring Justin Pahl, CEO, VMLY&R and Mark Evans, Managing Director of Marketing and Digital, Direct Line         

How Covid-19 will change the client/agency relationship; featuring Sara Tate, CEO, TBWA and Fiona Spooner, Global Marketing Director B2C, Financial Times

Global and local: what the pandemic has meant for international brands; featuring Michael Frohlich, CEO, Ogilvy and Andrew Garrihy, Global Chief Brand Officer, Huawei

The post Covid-19 shopping experience; featuring Neil Henderson, CEO, St Lukes and Gary Kibble, CMO, Wickes

Has Covid-19 changed the UK’s relationship with charities? Featuring Shirin Majid, Deputy ECD, VCCP and Philip Almond, Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Cancer Research UK

How has lockdown changed the drinks sector? Featuring Helen James, CEO, CP+B and Jayne O'Keeffe, VP Marketing, Lyres drinks

Brand purpose in the spotlight; featuring Tony Quinn, CSO, BBD Perfect Storm and Lou Bennett, Marketing Director, Benefit cosmetics

In, out, shake it all about: What are the trends with in-housing and out-sourcing as we come out of lockdown? Featuring Andy Cooney, CSO, Croud and Alex Naylor, Managing Director of Barclays Marketing Communications

Kicking off again: how has the supporter experience been impacted by Covid-19? Featuring Lisa Parfitt, MD, Engine Sport, Ellie Norman, Director of Marketing and Communications, F1 and Russell James, Sales and Marketing Director, English and Welsh Cricket Board

From talk to action: are D&I policies having any impact? Featuring Magnus Djaba, Global President, Saatchi & Saatchi and Harriet Hounsell former Head of People, McDonald's, M&S and John Lewis

Health and safety: the new reality; featuring Liz Boulter, Head of Strategy, Health Unlimited and Helen Normoyle, Marketing Director, Boots

The art of transition – finding a path to a new role; featuring Helen Duffy, Managing Partner of Grace Blue and Emily Somers, former CMO, McDonald's and Domino's

Customers, colleagues and managing Marketing through crisis; featuring Catherine Kehoe, Chief Customer Officer, Lloyds Banking Group and James Murphy, Co-founder and CEO of New Commercial Arts 

Spotlight on Sustainability: brand challenges & opportunities post-Covid; featuring Carly Arnold, Category Marketing Director for Nomad Foods Europe; and Ant Cox, Executive Director at Dragon Rouge

Past speakers at our events include:

Sarah Harbon, General Manager UK & Ireland, Benefit Cosmetics  • Christ Hirst, Global CEO, Havas Creative and author of ‘No Bullsh*t Leadership’  • James Hawes, award winning TV director • Michael Frohlich, Chief Executive and Executive Partner, Ogilvy  • Dan Cullen-Shute, Founder and CEO, Creature  • Cheryl Calverley, CMO, Eve Sleep  • Tom Laranjo, Managing Director, Total Media • Luke Smith, CEO & Co-founder, Croud  • Arjoon Bose, Head Of Marketing (Europe), New Ventures/Natural&Organic General Mills • Steve Parish, Chairman, Crystal Palace Football Club • Natalie Glaze, Entrepreneur, Founder of Stay Wild Swim,content creator and social media influencer • Richard Morris, CEO, Initiative Media  • Sharry Cramond Marketing Director, Food & Lifestyle, Marks and Spencer • Ben Kay, Founding Partner, Pablo and ex-England Rugby International  • Helen Calcraft, Founding Partner, Lucky Generals  • Bruce Daisely, EMEA VP Twitter • Kerris Bright, Chief Customer Officer, BBC • Benny Higgins, Strategic Advisor to the Scottish Government and former CEO of RBS and Tesco Bank • Chaka Sobhani, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett • Greg Levine, Sales and Distribution Director, Vitality • CSO IBM, Jeremy Waite • CMO EMEA Disney, Tricia Wilbur • CEO, MiQ, Gurman Hundal • Innovation Partner and Founder, Freemavens, Andrzej Moyseowicz • Political Commentator, Educationalist and Author, Sir Anthony Seldon • CMO, BT, Zaid Al-Qassab • McDonald’s UK CEO, Paul Pomroy • VP, EMEA, Facebook, Nicola Mendelsohn CBE • Co-Founder, Mumsnet, Carrie Longton • Head of the UK Womens Equality Party, Catherine Mayer • Former COO, Burberry & CEO BBC Worldwide, John Smith • Partner, Global Brand and Marketing Leader, EY, John Rudaizky • Global Head of Digital and New Business, Formula 1, Frank Arthofer • Humanist & TED Speaker, Tim Leberecht • IBM UK&Ireland, Lisa Gilbert • Diageo, Edward Pilkington • Chief Transformation Officer, WPP & GroupM, Lindsay Pattison • Global Head of Digital Marketing, Citi Private Bank, Simon Kingsnorth • CEO, Macmillan, Lynda Thomas • CEO, British Olympic Association, Bill Sweeney • Ex-CMO of Coca-Cola now Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Godolphin, Bobby Brittain • Group MD, CSM, Sophie Goldschmidt • CEO, British Council, Sir Ciarán Devane • Director, 14-18 Now, Jenny Waldman • COO, NewsUK, David Dinsmore • Director Marketing Procurement, Adidas, Philipp Schuster • Marketing Director, Hiscox, Will Abbott • Marketing Director, TfL, Chris MacLeod • Head of Marketing & Brand, Heathrow, Rebecca White • Senior Marketing Director, Expedia, Andrew Cocker • VP Marketing, Virgin Atlantic, Hamish Rickman • Managing Director, Royal Mail, Jonathan Harman • Group Brand Director, McLaren, John Allert • Commercial Director, Vue Entertainment, Dominic Rowell • CMO & Managing Director, The Economist, Michael Brunt • CEO, Direct Line Group, Paul Geddes • Chairwoman, MediaCom, Karen Blackett