25 From 25
To mark the 25th anniversary of the first banner ad and the birth of digital marketing as we know it today, the Drum partnered with Futures Network, Innovate Her and WACL for a special project.
The 25 From 25 were chosen by a panel of industry luminaries after their readers were invited to nominate the people they felt were most worthy of recognition. (Read more about the selection process, and our jury.)
“When Nicole Yershon joined Ogilvy and Mather, she was given the simple brief of bringing the storied agency into the 21st century. She achieved this by building relationships with third party suppliers and embracing new technologies that saw Ogilvy digitise some 10,000 tapes of adverts dating back to the 1950s. Yershon later went on to be the founding partner of Ogilvy’s London Digital Innovation Lab – the dedicated Innovation unit of Ogilvy & Mather Group where she worked with brands such as Amex, IBM, BP, Crimestoppers, Selfridges, Unilever, BA and Wetherspoons.
In 2016 she founded NY Collective (NYC) with a mind to remove the traditionally opaque practices of consulting and marketing agencies.
The Drum are honouring 25 women who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry in that time.
You can also cast your vote here.
Nesta's Creative Economy & Culture Committee
Proud and privileged to be a part of this. A major opportunity to influence the future for this country. As a part of the creative economy board we work together to help grow the creative economy and help arts and cultural organisations thrive in a time of austerity.
This means we have to showcase and put a spotlight on the value of the creative economy, influence policies to help it grow, and help arts and cultural organisations thrive by making the most of digital technologies and new funding sources.
The Enterprise 100
Nicole has been appointed part of London Business School's Enterprise 100 initiative and the Entrepreneurs Club for the next 12 months.
"A major focus for me is to identify and support fresh talent and new business. It's particularly important for me because it keeps me and my own clients alive to the incredible possibility of what's next." - Nicole Yershon
This appointment allows Nicole to challenge, inspire and bring in objective advice to those just starting out and as they evolve connect them to lessons learned as well greater opportunity beyond their own networks.
Two words that struck a chord with me - but for different reasons. I’ve always loved music and I’ve never been diplomatic. So it’s been a real honour that Shain & Jordi have invited me onto the board. They’ve built the business from a dream into a reality over the last 5 years.
Making music matter and turning it into significant value for cities and societies - creating a whole new currency. I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in.
“We believe your addition to the Board will bring many good things, particularly different analytical angles to develop our vision.”
Shain Shapiro CEO
BIBA VENTURE PARTNERS
The timing has never been more right.There’s huge pressure on every corporation to find the skills, the innovations, the cost savings, the differentiators and arrive at smarter ways to operate. These days it’s non-negotiable if they are to compete and gain competitive advantage.
BIBA VP helps corporate businesses identify and work with these scarce resources - the partners that can make that happen. That resource will come from the small, the niche, the expert, the agile and innovative start ups and smart businesses. They are typically insight driven, data/digitally savvy and highly innovative businesses. London is a real powerhouse for such resources. I’m genuinely thrilled to be leading the effort in bringing all of these things together and building mutual benefit for both parties.
BIBA Venture Partners is designed to spark that value between partners. They certainly inspired me. I’m so proud to be working as the London Associate Partner to develop collaboration between corporations and startups.
BCC INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS
I love to make things happen. I find a way - especially when everyone says that something can’t be done. In a little over a year I’ve started 4 businesses, written a #1 bestselling book and launched a series of courses. Not surprisingly this story is what ignites my passion and I love to speak about what I’ve learned. It’s meant I get to turn my passions into inspiration for others and explain why and how I turn all the disruption around us into advantage.
And now a new chapter. This last 18 months has been a whirlwind of travelling, learning and even more speaking. So, to add yet more energy to the mix I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be represented exclusively (and globally) by BCC speakers;
For enquiries please contact Enrique Vessuri firstname.lastname@example.org BCC Speakers