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Shape your craft and shift your thinking at The AADC Annual Talks, brought to you by oOh!media.

26 August 2022

One day.
Four carefully curated talks.
Four locations within walking distance.
Twelve local and interstate speakers.
Twenty-Nine September.

Whether you work in a creative agency, design studio, production company, media agency or as an in-house marketer, we want to create the hunger and give you the opportunity to make the best work of your career.

Hear from a selection of local and interstate thought-leaders who will share their insights, challenges and strategies to help you shape your future in branding, leadership, vision safeguarding and inclusivity.

Each location is a short walk from the next, so join us for one talk or put your comfy shoes on, make a day of it and come to all.

Tickets are limited and on sale now. Learn more ↓

Partnering with the Australian Marketing Institute

The AADC Annual Talks are proudly supported by the Australian Marketing Institute, and the Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) Professional Maintenance Program.

Every talk is CPM accredited, and will earn you 8 points of professional development as part the Professional Maintenance Program.

Purchase an All Talks ticket and attend each session to earn 32 points out of your yearly minimum of 100.

Talk 01—Making Your Brand Bigger

How to build and maintain brands, and the power of long term branding.

8:30am to 10:30am
John Halbert Room, Adelaide Oval
Breakfast included


  • Sam McLeod, General Manager: Brand, Digital & Design for Coles
  • Greg Knagge & Nick Brz, CEO & Creative Director for NATION
  • Louise Eyres, Head of Marketing for Vanguard
  • Dr Nicole Hartnett, Senior Marketing Scientist for Ehrenberg Bass

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Talk 02—Thinking Like a Leader

How to be a leader without officially being one.


11:00am to 12:30pm
Sir Thomas Elder Rotunda, Adelaide Zoo


  • Bev Bury, Director of Marketing Operations for University of Adelaide
  • Kimberlee Wells, CEO for TBWA\Adelaide & Melbourne

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Talk 03—Thinking About the Bigger Picture

How to safeguard your vision and not let perfection get in the way of progress.


1pm to 2:15pm
Palace Nova Eastend Cinema


  • Chris Illman, Head of Marketing and Sales for Bickfords Group
  • Ben Stainlay, Creative Director of Windsorborn

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Val Morgan

Talk 04—Making Creative More Inclusive

How to accurately represent society in your communications and why you should.


2:30pm to 4pm
Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome Street


  • Faycal ben Abdellaziz, Head of Brand for NAB

  • Mandie van der Merwe & Avish Gordhan, Executive Creative Directors for M&C Saatchi

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Individual Talks

AADC & AMI Members — $40
Non-Members — $50

All Talks

Don't miss out on any of the action and join us at every talk.

AADC & AMI Members — $120
Non-Members — $150