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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.

Our Club community is made up of dynamic leaders from the marketing industry, and our members recognise the value of sharing their experiences and views, and networking and learning from their industry cohort, to inspire them and their teams to push the industry and their brands forwards.

Our panels feature brand CMO’s and CEOs, agency leaders and inspirational speakers outside the industry from film directors to sports personalities.

Our Club events are attended by marketing leaders from brands including Virgin, EY, Diageo, ASOS, Just Eat, Debenhams, Deliveroo, Pret a Manger, Kingfisher, Mondelez, Macmillan Cancer Support, Molton Brown, Bayer, BT, Red Bull, Unilever, Hiscox, Tesco, KFC, McDonald’s, IBM, CNBC, Savills, The Crown Estate, ECB, Ovo Energy, Worldpay, Samsung, UKTV, Lidl, the BBC and Merlin Entertainment.

In light of Covid-19, our usual face to face Club events have been unable to take place. We therefore invite you to join us for our Virtual Coffee Mornings taking place every Friday @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. 

We've had over 20 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 worldfeaturing 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 crisisfeaturing 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 crisisfeaturing Jackie Stevenson, CEO & Founder, Brooklyn Brothers and Jeremy Connell-Waite, Chief Strategy Officer, IBM

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

Adversity as an accelerator for creativity and digital transformationfeaturing 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 colleaguesfeaturing 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 relationshipfeaturing Sara Tate, CEO, TBWA and Fiona Spooner, Global Marketing Director B2C, Financial Times

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

The post Covid-19 shopping experiencefeaturing 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 spotlightfeaturing 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 realityfeaturing Liz Boulter, Head of Strategy, Health Unlimited and Helen Normoyle, Marketing Director, Boots

The art of transition – finding a path to a new rolefeaturing 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