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Todd Sampson

Topics

Advertising - After Dinner - Branding - Business - CEO/Chairman - Celebrity Motivational - Creativity - Demographic Trends - Forecasting - Hypotheticals - Inspiration - Inspirational - Keynote Speakers - Leadership - Management - Marketing - Motivation - Product Launch - Social Trends

Advertsing CEO

Todd is the CEO of Leo Burnett, Australia’s top creative agency. In 2012, Leo Burnett was ranked as the 7th most creative agency in the world and the only Australian company to ever make the top 10.Todd is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative – which has been recognized as one of the best ideas globally with over 1.4 billion people taking part in over 5000 cities.

Todd was ranked by The Financial Review as one of the most powerful executives in Australia. Todd is the breakout star of the hit ABC television show The Gruen Transfer and a co-host of Channel Ten’s The Project.

Todd Sampson is one of the few CEO's in Australia to come from a strategic background. He has been a Managing Partner and Head of Strategy for over 10 years and during that time has helped lead some of the most successful and creative agencies in the world.

Todd is also one of the most awarded strategists behind some of Australia's highest profile work. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, which has been recognised as one the best ideas in the world. The campaign won the Titanium Lion at Cannes, was awarded the Yahoo Chair for Innovation and B&T's Creative Campaign of the Year in Australia. In 2009, Earth Hour was the biggest environmental movement in history with over a 1 billion people participating in over 4000 cities around the world.

Todd enjoys mountain climbing. After roughly two months, eight trips through the ice fall, over a dozen snow storms, two attempts on the summit, snow blindness, near starvation, falling into a crevasse, two avalanches, three deaths and losing 15 kg, he managed to complete his unguided ascent to the top of Mount Everest.

Topcs Include

  • Achieving innovation and creativity in the workplace
  • How Earth Hour was established and how it has been developed
  • Achieving strong and inspirational leadership
  • Harnessing the ambitions and maximising the potential of Gen Y
  • Achieving Everest

Testimonials

I have been to a lot of conferences and heard a lot of speakers but that was the most inspirational and honest speech I have ever heard. 
Macquarie Bank Global Investments He was fantastic! Everyone loved him and followed him out of the hall, buzzing with questions. He was so friendly, down to earth and engaging. He was not only inspirational but funny and approachable, and a leader through practice. He stayed on for a long time just chatting. We couldn’t have been happier. 
Golden Key International Conference 

I was just writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the speech you gave to us last week. Being a rugby player, I've been lucky enough to have seen a lot of inspirational people speak. However, I can honestly say that I think your talk was easily the best one I've ever seen, and definitely the most inspirational. I think a few of us in the room had the same sort of experience you had when you were listening to that drunk CD at uni all those years ago, not necessarily regarding just advertising, but living in general. Thanks especially for taking the time to come and speak to us on your birthday, and good luck in the future.
AFA 

The guys were all raving about it and are all talking about how to make some tangible changes as a result of Todd's message and how we turn ideas into executable outcomes. He also hit the nail on the head with two key points, 1) difference between art and creativity and 2) problem identification in addition to his main message of fear stifling creativity. Yes.... lots to think about. He's also a great guy...you can see why he is so well regarded.
Billabong 

Wow, Wednesday night really kicked the group into a place they needed. I have had people tell me your presentation was the best thing they have ever seen and heard in their working lives. Today I am still getting feedback and many actually are thinking of following through on your concepts. We will definitely be keen to get you again next year to stir them up again, hopefully you won't have to kiss anyone next time! 
IDP Education Australia 

The feedback from our customers, partners and employees has been fantastic – you scored 4.65 out of 5 in the evaluations. This is a great score and one of our highest in the last few years for our guest keynote speaker. The verbal feedback we received was also incredible – words to describe the experience: passionate, engaging, energetic, emotional, fresh, current and inspirational. 
Cisco

Since 2005, we have been running a bi-annual speaker event with some of the top speakers in Australia and Todd's feedback from the students is the most positive so far. Todd is an engaging and well-prepared speaker who builds instant and effective rapport with his audience. Not only was he a fantastic speaker but he was also a friendly and relaxed guest. We could not have been more pleased with Todd as a keynote speaker. His ability to blend captivating stories, humour and honest advice about leadership, creativity and life challenges was refreshing and really spoke to our audience. I would recommend Todd as a speaker to anyone. Many, many thanks! 
Macquarie University

 

Wow, Wednesday night really kicked the group into a place they needed. I have had people tell me your presentation was the best thing they have ever seen and heard in their working lives. Today I am still getting feedback and many actually are thinking of following through on your concepts. We will definitely be keen to get you again next year to stir them up again, hopefully you won't have to kiss anyone next time! 
IDP Education Australia

Since 2005, we have been running a bi-annual speaker event with some of the top speakers in Australia and Todd's feedback from the students is the most positive so far. Todd is an engaging and well-prepared speaker who builds instant and effective rapport with his audience. Not only was he a fantastic speaker but he was also a friendly and relaxed guest. We could not have been more pleased with Todd as a keynote speaker. His ability to blend captivating stories, humour and honest advice about leadership, creativity and life challenges was refreshing and really spoke to our audience. I would recommend Todd as a speaker to anyone. Many, many thanks! 
Macquarie University

Todd was excellent, such a lovely guy. His message was very powerful and he really validates it by his own example in his personal and work life. It was really great of him to stick around after the event and speak to the queue of people who patiently waited for his attention. He is a very warm and compassionate person, and his intelligence and sense of humour was evident throughout his presentation. 
Hume Council

A big thank you to Todd Sampson for his presentation at our event last week. Todd delivered a very inspirational, engaging and relevant presentation which had our guests on the edge of their seats. Our guests were tweeting all over the social media space using out event hashtag (#ciohp) with hilarious quotes from his presentations, and also how they were now bustling with creative ideas for the workplace. He is an amicable person with a good sense of humour, it was a pleasure to work with him.
IDG Communications Pty Ltd

Todd was the outstanding speaker at our conference
Public Library Services SA

Todd Sampson's presentation wasn't just about professional development, everyone could take something and apply it to their everyday life! While it was a great way to kick off the conference, it was near impossible to better his presentation, so perhaps for the sake of the other presenters confidence he should have been at the end of the conference!
Delegate, Public Library Services SA

Todd Sampson was inspirational and had techniques I can take back to work to increase our creativity.
Delegate, Public Library Services SA

Todd was extremely well-received. The audience loved him and his inspirational message!
HealthShare NSW

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