LINDSEY CLAY, Chief Executive, Thinkbox
Lindsey Clay has had roles at advertising agencies including McCann Erickson and J Walter Thompson, working for some of the industry’s biggest clients and most famous TV-advertised brands. She is a non-executive director of content agency, Somethin’ Else, and is on the board of the British Arrows Awards. She is a trustee of The Rank Foundation, on the board of its production company CTVC, and is chairwoman of The RankFellowship-itsleadershipawardalumnigroup.ClayisarecentPresidentofWomen in Advertising and Communications, London, a fellow of the Marketing Society and member of MGGB.
“My superpower: Speaking up!”
KATIE KEITH, First Lady, Rattling Stick
Katie Keith has been described as the company’s “mover and shaker,” and with an exceptional eye for creative flair she’s also been hailed as one of the industry’s finest talent wranglers. After joining Rattling Stick in 2010 from JWT’s TV Production Department, Keith has become a highly respected member of the UK’s advertising industry and sits on the APA Council, as well as working closely with both Creative Circle and ADCAN. She is also a passionate ambassador of craft and a self-confessed yogi.
“My superpower: I don’t like to admit defeat or give up easily, unless it’s my kids giving me ‘that look,’ then I’m pretty (super)powerless.”
NENE PARSOTAM, Co-Founder & Senior Art Director, Vine Creatives, Founding Member We Are Stripes
Nene Parsotam has worked with some of the largest brands in the world, including The Wall Street Journal, Disney, L’Oréal, HP, Warner Bros, Jaguar, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Visa, Samsung and Vodaphone. She created and crafted digital and online ad campaigns, traditional and digital billboard designs, branded and rebranded, as well as launching products in a variety of international countries. Currently, she runs Vine Creatives (a branding agency for the African diaspora & businesses with an African focus), and also runs ethnic diversity creative career initiative Stripes, which aims to get more BAME talent into the industry.
“My superpower: My sense of humour. I also love seeing potential in others, connecting them to opportunities and supporting them on their creative journeys.”
ANTOINETTE DE LISSER, Marketing Manager, Absolute Post
Often described as a “force of determination, efficiency and charisma who thrives on a challenge” De Lisser’s confidence comes from working in advertising and media for 30 years, at independent agencies and in TV broadcasting. She has worked her way up from PA to Ratings & Programming Executive and also established The Legend Company. She’s always had a keen interest in film and television, preferring to work behind the scenes. Nominated as one of the Pitch 100 Superwomen, she has used this to have discussions about a more “inclusive” creative environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed.
“My superpower: Over familiarity - the ability to take someone at empathetic face value and interpret that into something viably commercial.”
SOPHIE BROOKS, Freelance Producer
Sophie Brooks works freelance in the commercials and fashion industry. After training at RSA Films for five years she spread her wings as a Producer to work for Gainsbury & Whiting, Pulse Films, SKUNK, Prettybird and AND Productions. Career Highlights include creating a Philip Treacy LFW show for Michael Jackson’s unseen Thriller tour collection worn y Lady Gaga, working with JJ Augustavo/SKUNK on the re-launch of Adidas Predator boots, shooting with John Malkovich and Smuggler US for the Squarespace Super Bowl commercial as well as producing Sigma’s first video Nobody to Love which attracted 240 million views on YouTube.
“My superpower: Perseverance - any job can be completed if you take a moment then come back with a positive attitude.”
VICTORIA KEENAN, Producer – Partner, BBH London
Victoria has worked in production for 12 years. She began her career in the film industry serving Emily Blunt cups of tea. She moved from production company to agency side in 2008 and grew into an agency producer at adam&eve (now adam&eveDDB), working on award winning work for John Lewis and Harvey Nichols. She joined BBH in 2014 and in 2016 became a Partner. Her latest work for Absolut has received numerous awards at the British Arrows, D&AD and the Campaign Big Awards.
“My Superpower is my ability to stay zen”.