Matthew Housden F IDM, Principal Lecturer, University of Greenwich
Matthew has worked in marketing for nearly 30 years.
He is principal lecturer in the marketing group at the University of Greenwich, visiting professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business and visiting faculty at the University of Leeds Business School and Imperial College London.
He is an experienced and successful consultant and trainer of marketing personnel and has worked with companies such as ABInbev, Barclays, DAC Beachcroft, Deloitte, DHL, London Business School, Royal Mail, Swiss Reinsurance and Wella.
He is a director of Face Value Consulting and a trustee of Montage Theatre Arts, a charity supporting disadvantaged children in SE London. In 2015 Matthew was appointed as a trustee of the DM trust, a charity that aims to raise standards in the data driven and digital marketing industry. He is a member of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) education council and a member of the qualifications advisory board.
His books include ‘Principles of Direct, Database and Digital Marketing’, FT Prentice Hall and ‘Direct and Digital Marketing in Practice’, A and C Black.
He is a senior consultant, tutor, examiner at the IDM. In 2015 was elected Honorary Life Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing. He has been a syllabus advisor to CAM and is a tutor and former examiner at the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is a full certified member of the Market Research Society and a member of ESOMAR and the CIM. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an IDM Lecturer of The Year
Lesley Tadgell-Foster F IDM, Managing Director, Shelfline Promotional Consultancy
Lesley works with a range of clients who need to find a bridge between the marketing department and legal. Her campaign planning experience has proved invaluable with clients who are seeking to maximise customer response and interaction.
For recent clients as diverse as ‘The Telegraph Group’ and AXA PPP Healthcare, she works with staff at all levels who need to re-think how they deliver communications programmes.
For a number of years she was an independent trainer for News International, The Daily Mail and Express Group. She still has a soft spot for ‘ink on paper’, but is well familiar with the opportunities and constraints of maximising income and reader engagement online too.
Her speciality is helping clients deal with the challenges of creating marketing preferences that are brand relevant and develop customer trust, so that marketing messages are welcomed. With her background in sales promotion, she also offers guidance on how best to deal with the ‘small print’ that helps the ‘Big Idea’ work in practice.
Lesley’s style is both informal and incisive, using real life 'best and worst' examples to help delegates think through the options for producing both digital and traditional media campaigns that win over customers, whilst staying on the right side of the law.
Shane Redding MA Cantab, F IDM, Managing Director, Think Direct
Shane is an independent consultant and runs her own business ‘Think Direct’. She has over 30 years’ international business to business and consumer direct & digital marketing experience and provides strategic advice and training to both end users and marketing suppliers. Currently Shane is working with a number of companies who are implementing Marketing Automation to transform their businesses. In addition to her consultancy business, Shane also holds a number of non executive directorships and board advisory roles, and in 2015 was named Educator of the Year by the IDM.