A day of inspiration for agency leaders

For one day, work on your business – not in it

Leading an agency can be a lonely job. So catch your breath and re-energise by rubbing shoulders with a friendly community of agency leaders.

Agency Summit is your chance to step back from your business for the day, and mix with people who know what it’s like to walk in your shoes.

We’re expecting over 100 agency leaders – from the ‘small and scrappy’ to the ‘big and by-the-book’ – but everybody keen to learn and share what they know about making it big in 2018.

A buttload* of speakers

Learn from agency leaders' fascinating journeys

*Yep, buttload is an actual unit of measurement.

Vicki Young

CEO & Founder, Nalla

How do you keep your team close when they're not in the studio? Nalla's Vicki Young shares her approach to winning with embedded or co-located teams.

    Jonny Tooze

    Founder and MD, Lab

    How can neuromarketing and psychology transform your agency's offering? Lab's Jonny Tooze will show how 'human insight' could accelerate your results.

      Nikki Gatenby

      Owner / MD, Propellernet

      What's the secret to a highly engaged team? Propellernet is one of the UK's top 10 'Best Places to Work'. Nikki will show you how happy teams have helped her treble margin and quadruple revenue.

        Simon Ensor

        Managing Director, Yellowball

        Are you stalling growth by focusing on profit? Yellowball's Simon will be lifting the lid on where you should ‘invest’ – perhaps even sacrificing short term profitability – to facilitate longer term growth.

          Alex Duffy

          Waypoint Partners

          Money might not make you happy, but for agencies it can solve a lot of problems. Waypoint Partners' Alex Duffy will be showing you the different ways you can raise capital for your agency – and the smart things you can use it for. (Funding R&D, buying another agency, growing your team... the list goes on.) Alex will be around to give you tips on the best way to structure a fund raise, and how to get investors to say yes when it matters.

            Stefano Marrone

            MD, NuccoBrain

            Stefano will be sharing his adventure selling his agency NuccoBrain – useful if you're planning to exit. He'll also share his perspective on how to innovate in "old school" markets like public sector and B2B that can be boring but lucrative.

              Graeme McGowan

              Creative Partner, Jamhot

              In this candid, informal discussion – Graeme will be explaining "How Not To Grow A Studio" From maintaining profit margins of 40%, starting an events series and recovering from burn-out, Graeme will explain how Jamhot went from two friends to hiring a team – and back to two friends again! Everybody will take something different from this interesting and human journey.

                John Haggis

                Consultant Solicitor, Keystone Law

                Agency lawyer John will be here, running a free drop-in surgery for advice on your legal conundrums. John has over ten years’ experience advising clients operating within the advertising, creative, technology and start-up industries – and understands the agency scene. It's probably the only chance you'll have this year to pick a senior lawyer's brains without being handed a bill afterwards!
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                  One epic venue

                  Mix with your peers as you explore this grand venue

                  Agency Summit takes place at The Ned, part of Soho House Group.

                  We’re taking over an entire floor of the former Midland Bank HQ. You will adventure through this epic venue over the course of the day – exploring different talks, panel discussions, and small interactive sessions with other agency leaders.

                  This isn’t a conference where you’re “talked at” all day! You will be relaxed, inspired and involved – and you’ll leave 100% focused on building your agency. (Also: drunk.)

                  SPEAKERS / CONTRIBUTORS

                  Agency leaders


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                  Our capacity is 140 people, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The last two events sold out.

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                    What you said

                    Here's what agency leaders said about the last Agency Summit in November 2017

                    “What I like about Agency Summit is that it isn’t a conference where you’re ‘talked at’ all day. It’s a good chance to network with other agency leaders, share what’s working and what isn’t and it’s great to meet other people who are facing the same challenges as you.”
                    Sam OramsFounding Partner & Chief Creative, Bespoke Banter
                    “Agency Summit is a good opportunity to mix with like-minded agency leaders. I enjoyed swapping stories and hearing what’s working across the industry. A very useful and enjoyable day.”
                    Lucy JamesonFounder, Uncommon
                    “A great opportunity to mix with like-minded ambitious agency leaders, discuss your challenges, share experiences, hear from experts, help and inspire others and leave at the end of the day with some real advice to impact your business instantly.”
                    Andy WeirOwner and MD, Born + Raised
                    “Agency Summit is a well-run, well-priced, very useful day. It’s a good opportunity to mix with like-minded agency leaders, and I enjoyed swapping stories and hearing what’s working across the industry.”
                    Andy HayesMD, Quietroom
                    “Very relaxed and smooth running. The format of the conference was great, and allowed me to get into some genuinely useful conversations with other agency people. Oh and the food was excellent!”
                    Alex PriceFounder and MD, 93digital
                    “Agency Summit is a useful and enjoyable day out. The quality of the attendees is high, and the choice of speakers and sessions were spot on. Very well executed – I’ll be back!”
                    Greg ClaytonManaging Director, Kadence


                    • The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ
                    • ian@agencyhackers.co.uk
                    • +44 7834 535864
                    • 9.30am – 5pm

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