Qualifications Speaker Faculty
All of our Marketing Qualifications are taught by leading practitioners in direct and digital marketing who deliver the most applied and practical training experience. Our expert marketers not only know their subjects inside out but ensure that the curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated reflect changes in the profession.
Meet our Speaker Faculty members
You’ll find a selection of our Speaker Faculty members below:
Mike Berry Dip DM, F IDM is an independent consultant and trainer, who draws on his extensive experience of online and offline marketing to work with a range of clients in B2B, B2C, Public and Charity sectors. He is also Partner at Aprais, a global agency/client relationship management consultancy and Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School. Mike is the author of 'The New Integrated Direct Marketing’, published by Gower, and writes a popular blog on marketing and technology. He is both passionate and knowledgeable about digital marketing and his classical marketing training and integrated background makes him ideally qualified to train marketers in digital skills. Mike is also Course Tutor for the IDM's Complete Digital Marketing training course/Diploma in Digital Marketing.
Jane Cave is one of the most respected strategy and planning consultants in the direct marketing industry. She has a prolific track record of success in the B2C and B2B sectors. Jane has worked both agency and client side on everything from fundraising for political parties and charities to developing and managing fully integrated campaigns for companies such as Volvo, HSBC and the FT. She has developed segmentation strategies, built relational databases and designed acquisition and relationship communications programmes. Jane is a founding partner in Jam, a direct and digital strategy solutions consultancy.
Huw Davis Dip DM, Hon F IDM is a superb tutor and a leading authority in the field of data analytics and customer insight. Huw worked with BUPA and Abbey National before founding and developing Data by Design, the specialist database design and analysis consultancy which was purchased by Experian in 1998. In 2000 he joined EHS Brann as Managing Director of Data and Consultancy, part of Euro RSCG Worldwide. He was later promoted to Global Director for Data and Discovery for the Euro RSCG Group and has, over the last two years, worked on a range of global brands.
In February 2007 he launched the Huw Davis Partnership, an independent data consultancy and analytic company, which combines experts in research insight, data strategy and modelling with his fully owned statistical team based in Singapore. Huw is a regular speaker for the IDM and in 2004 was bestowed the title of “IDM Educator of the Year” as recognition of his continuous work for many years as a trainer within the marketing industry.
Huw runs a highly practical and commercially focused course that is designed specifically to enable marketing managers, practitioners and executives to turn data into insight, insight into action, and action into profit.
Beverly Barker is an entirely over qualified communications planner having started in the business as a broadcast buyer with Ogilvy & Mather in 1984 and, after moving through a succession of agencies that were assortedly acquired and merged to make the large conglomerates of today, spent from 1992-2002 as Head of Direct and Interactive at Carat Direct.
She now combines academia with practical commercial operations, working as a senior lecturer in Marketing at London SouthBank University and a regular tutor for the IDM, and provides a strategic customer insight consultancy to both UK and International clients in customer management, customer insight, proposition development and integrated communications planning.
Beverly was recently awarded the prestigious IDM Educator of the Year Award for her exceptional contribution to direct and digital marketing education.
Andrew Lloyd Gordon helps organisations build modern, multi-channel, digital marketing systems by ATTRACTING prospects to your web presence, CONVERTING them into enquiries, leads and sales and RETAINING them for increased profitability, so that they will REFER your organisation to others. More specifically, Andrew can show you and your teams how to grow the number of visitors to your website, save money with web marketing and gain a deeper understanding of your web analytics. As well as improve the impact of your Social Media campaigns and demonstrate ROI from online marketing. Andrew is a qualified professional marketer with 14 years of digital experience and has launched, managed and promoted every type of website.
Mike O'Brien is one of the few award-winning creative directors in the UK with extensive experience in brand, direct and digital creative. Over the past 30 years, he has specialised in creating and delivering pioneering concepts, copy, campaigns and training workshops for dozens of B2C and B2B clients including: NatWest, VW, Barclaycard, Shell, Eurotunnel, HP, The Royal Mail, HSBC, Sky Sports, Volvo and Cisco. Mike is a founding partner in Jam, a direct and digital strategy solutions consultancy.
Shane Redding Hon F IDM is an independent consultant with over 20 years' international business to business and consumer direct marketing experience. Shane provides strategic direct marketing advice and practical training to both end users and DM suppliers; clients include Sage plc, the Institute of Directors, Dennis Publishing and Royal Mail. Specialising in data, databases and analysis, Shane enjoys helping large and small businesses use direct marketing to significantly improve the bottom line.
Samantha Surry is the Head of Communications for Affiliate Window and buy.at, two of the UK’s leading performance marketing networks. Previously she organised and hosted the Affiliate Window Training Seminars and developed the company’s internal training facilities. She now manages the voice of the networks, overseeing the company’s marketing, PR, social media and events.
Lesley Tadgell-Foster is Managing Director of Shelf-Line Promotional Consultancy. She works with a range of clients who need to find a bridge between the marketing department and legal. Her consultancy offers a variety of compliance solutions for both data protection and other marketing legislation where operational issues must fit within internal policy guidelines. For clients as diverse as Lifesearch, Royal College of Nursing and Which? she has helped them develop their privacy procedures and statements for both online and offline communication. Her style is both informal and incisive, using real life 'best and worst' examples to help delegates think through the impact of their 'small print' on customers' trust and confidence.
Brian Thomas Hon F IDM was formerly Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Direct (now Ogilvy One) and Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Direct. He is the author of the second edition of Direct and Digital Marketing in Practice which is the course textbook for the IDM Diploma in Direct and Digital Marketing. In 1999 Brian was twice honoured by the IDM – he was named their Educator of the Year and later was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.
Robert Thurner M IDM is an independent mobile consultant, trainer and speaker. With 20 years’ digital and traditional marketing experience gained with agencies and international media owners, Rob helps solve clients’ business problems with innovative mobile solutions.
Rob was Commercial Director at Incentivated, one of the world's most pioneering, award winning mobile specialists where he developed new business strategy, won business and grew the company’s profile among advertisers and agencies. Clients included BlackBerry, British Airways, COI, GlaxoSmithKline, HBOS, Jaguar, John Lewis Partnership, King of Shaves, Marks & Spencer, Macmillan, NSPCC, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Specsavers, STA Travel and Virgin.