Bio: Gareth has over 15 years’ experience in the media and advertising industry, 7.5 years in London and 8 years in NZ, and for the last five of those years he’s been with PHD as a Strategy Director both in a global role with Unilever and within the NZ office in Auckland.
His career has spanned both media and creative agency life, working on a wide range of clients - IBM, Tourism Ireland, Kellogg’s, Samsung, Activision, EMI, Virgin Records, Associated Press, 2degrees, Pernod Ricard, Nissan, Lotto NZ, DB Breweries, ANZ, Farmers, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever and Spark NZ.
He regularly talks at advertising and media industry training courses run by NZ’s advertising governing body the Commercial Communication Council, being a regular on both their Strategy Lab & Media Lab courses, as well as mentoring marketing students at Auckland University.
Today, Tomorrow, And An Eye To The Future. Don’t Worry It Will All Be Ok’.
For a shot synopsis. The world is changing, but not as fast as you think. Long-term success means taking care of today, which was very similar to yesterday, whilst identifying and focusing on the areas that will shape the near future and beyond. The key is finding balance. You can’t do everything. A razor-focus on making the most of today, with a clear vision on why, what and how you’ll innovate for the future.