We are very pleased to announce that Stephen Colegrave shall give a guest seminar at Royal Holloway on March 14, at 6:00 in the Bourne Building Lecture Theatre 1. This event will also mark the launch of the Royal Holloway Marketing Society and will be followed by a wine reception. Please come and support the event and enjoy what promises to be a fascinating evening. All welcome.
Stephen Colegrave – Biography
After an early career in the music business and 6 top 20 hits, Stephen joined the advertising business in the mid 1980’s at its peak of influence, first as a strategic planner then as a creative. He has two entries in D&AD Annuals. Selling out he became World Wide Account Director for Procter & Gamble at Leo Burnett.
He went on to set up Saatchi & Saatchi offices in Eastern Europe in the early 1990’s and ended up as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Central and Eastern Europe. Following a brief interlude making movies in Hollywood he returned to Saatchi & Saatchi as Marketing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Also he was responsible for Saatchi & Saatchi’s digital operations during the dot.com era and for much of the Agency’s political and public sector advertising. Along the way he has advised three Prime Ministers.
Over the last 10 years Stephen has run his own communications agency Giraffe with a range clients from the NHS to Antigua Tourist Board. Also he is CEO of Boston Books Ltd, a healthcare consultancy that advises Government and co-owns a fashion business. Recently he helped to set up Unbound.co.uk a successful crowd-sourced publishing business.
Stephen is a fellow of the British American Project, trustee of the Young Actors Theatre and an ambassador for the UpRising mentoring programme. He has produced feature films including: “Everybody Loves Sunshine” with David Bowie and Goldie and written books including: Punk (Cassell 2001) with over 500,000 sales worldwide and Inside Music (Random House 2004 and 2005).