IDM Professional Certificate in Behavioural Economics SMEs
To drive content development for this programme, the IDM has engaged with a number of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to ensure that what we develop is not only engaging but more importantly relevant and up to date. You can find out more about each of the SMEs below.
Richard Shotton is the author of The Choice Factory, a best-selling book on how to apply findings from behavioural science to advertising.
Richard started his career as a media planner 17 years ago, working on accounts such as Coke, Lexus and comparethemarket.com, before specialising in applying behavioural science to business problems. He is currently the Head of Behavioural Science at Manning Gottlieb OMD, the most awarded media agency in the history of the IPA Effectiveness awards.
He regularly runs training session with brands, big and small, using insights from behavioural science to help solve their problems. He has run sessions with brands such as Virgin, Renault, Molson Coors and Specsavers. Richard is a regular conference speaker and has featured at events such as Cannes, Ad Week and the Festival of Marketing.
He writes about the experiments he runs in a monthly column for Marketing Week but also for titles such as Quartz, Mumbrella, Campaign, AdMap and the Drum.
Rory Sutherland is Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK and is an expert on consumer behaviour, trends and the influence of the internet. He believes companies should alter their perspectives of their clients, and Behavioural Economics is one of the means to achieve this. He is a prolific speaker and writer, of the 'The Wiki Man' column at The Spectator and Campaign.
Nick Southgate was a philosopher before turning his attention to planning and applying Behavioural Economics to advertising. He worked at agency Grey London before moving into training marketers and advertisers to apply the principles to their work. He also works extensively for both the IPA and The School of Life.
Cliff Van Wyk
Cliff Van Wyk is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, with special emphasis on Behavioural Economics, strategic planning and applied creativity. Before joining Bournemouth University in 2007, Cliff spent 30 years in advertising and marketing at Lintas, Lowe Worldwide, Unilever, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Dulux, 3M, Mercedes-Benz, HSBC and IBM.
David Alder is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University with a special interest in Behavioural Economics, creative strategy and advertising history. He is writing his PhD on the advertising and popularisation of gin from the eighteenth century to the present.
Mark has a long history of using Behavioural Economics to promote better outcomes for brands and their clients and customers. Mark now leads his own Behavioural Economics consultancy Chartroom with clients including the Royal Mail.
As Communications Planning Director at the COI he was heavily involved in the foundation of the Behavioural Insights Unit (commonly known as the ‘nudge’ unit), which has been copied throughout the world. Mark has also been media director at Young & Rubicam, chief executive at PHD Compass and Senior Partner at Dentsu Aegis-owned Behavioural Economics consultancy Equal.