14 July 2016 | London

Glug Presents – Do you need a Penis to be a Creative Director?

  • LCC
  • The Partners
  • CP+B
  • Red Bee Media
  • Empire Magazine
  • Sunshine
  • Jo Wallace

Hey Gluggers,  

We've got something special coming your way for our Glug Presents event in July. This is something we've been trying to put together for a long time and we've now teamed with our friends from Promax; Charlotte Humphreys and Sarah Gerona.

Gender inequality... Will always be a hot topic, but surely it’s a non-issue in the Creative industry? Nah. Initiatives like: ‘She Says’, ‘Kerning the Gap’ and ‘3% Conference’ say otherwise. This session takes a realistic look at how far the creative world has come since the days of ‘Mad Men’. Do our Joans still struggle in a world of Don Drapers?

Gents... Please note that this is not only a girls night – we want all of our lad Gluggers to come down as well. It'll be good fun, super inspirational as always and it's a bloody good Notworking opportunity with some of the industry's finest....

See you there! 



On the night we'll be hearing from the awe-inspiring Nadya Powell (MD at Sunshine) and the amazing Jo Wallace (Founder of Good Girls Eat Dinner and ex Saatchi & Saatchi) and we've also put together an incredible panel... 

The industry’s top creative minds come together for an unmissable discussion, which promises to be a scorcher:

Jo Hodges – Creative Practice Director Communications and Media, LCC  
Rafaela Perera – Executive Creative Director, BBC Worldwide 
Joan Hillery – Director, JoanJoan 
Kath Tudball – Design Director, The Partners 
Dave Buonaguidi – Chief Creative Officer, CP&B 
Helen O'Hara – Journalist, Empire Magazine


Speaker & Panelists Info:

– Sunshine | Nadya Powell

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I'm Nadya, MD of Sunshine during the day, co-founder of Innovation SocialMillennial Mentoring and The Great British Diversity Experiment at night, and mentor for Wayra, member of Tech London Advocates, writer for Admap in the bits in between.  I'm passionate about diversity, equality, talent and disruption. Sunshine help brands find their purpose, place and voice in their audiences' lives through popular culture and they've created a new type of agency to achieve this.

Their multidisciplinary team offers brands world-class expertise in commercial, strategic, creative, production and distribution solutions. In response to clients' evolving needs, they've also built a number of standalone divisions – spanning talent, entertainment, experiential, content production and social. Each are led by industry experts, enabling our clients to understand and navigate every facet of popular culture. 

– Good Girls Eat Dinner | Jo Wallace 

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Jo Wallace is a creative director in adland. During her time as regional creative director at Saatchi & Saatchi she created and co-curated an exhibition called 'There's a Good Girl' which celebrated and showcased the work of 20 female artists. As a spin off she founded Good Girls Eat Dinner. Once every two months Jo invites inspirational women from a range of creative industries to share their experiences and advice between courses. Her current day job is freelance creative director at Tribal Worldwide. Good Girls Eat Dinner is serving up inspiration for kick ass GOOD GIRLS with exclusive dinner parties in East London Run.

– Empire Magazine | Helen O'Hara


Our Host of the Panel – Helen O’Hara have spent more than ten years as a film journalist for Empire, and now writes across titles including The Pool, GQ and The Telegraph. She has a long history of broadcasting on radio and TV, is co-host of the Empire Podcast, and has hosted events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Barbican and others.

– LCC | Jo Hodges

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Jo is an advertising communicator, writer and educator with extensive experience in the advertising and film industries. Her professional background in advertising as an award-winning art director led her to working at leading advertising agencies such as DMB&B, GGK, Ogilvy and Mather and as a feature film screenwriter with International production credits at London Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, UK, The Hamptons Film Festival, USA, and Toronto Film Festival, Canada.   

– BBCWW | Rafaela Perera

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Rafaela Perera was never allowed to watch television as a child. This is possibly the reason why she is completely obsessed with it. Her other obsession is words.

Having carved out a career working as a copywriter in Australian ad agency BADJAR Ogilvy, Rafaela left Melbourne to go travelling with no definite plan other than to work on her tan. Instead, she wound up working in television and launching what she believes to be one of the best products ever invented – Sky +.

Needless to say, Rafaela found it impossible to return to Melbourne or advertising for that matter. She spent a decade at BSKYB leading the multi-award winning creative teams for Sky One and Sky Atlantic before taking a short break to have a baby. After returning from maternity leave, Rafaela decided to set out for new creative pastures which included working on the hugely successful ITV re-brand, writing a comedy drama and doing a stint as Creative Director at Comedy Central.

Rafaela is currently the Executive Creative Director (Content and Brands) at BBC Worldwide. She gets to watch a lot of very good television.

– CP&B | Dave Buonaguidi

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Dave began working in advertising in the mid 80’s. He was fired from both TBWA and WCRS. Before becoming employee number 6 at HHCL. He then became Joint Creative Director of Chiat/Day London. He founded St.Luke’s, the worlds first advertising co-operative and labeled the ‘The most frightening company on earth’ by the Harvard Business Review. He then worked as creative director at Channel4 laying the egg that became 4 Creative. He founded Karmarama in 2000 from his kitchen, watching it grow from 2 people to 250. He is now the very excited Chief Creative Officer of the London office of Crispin Porter and Bogusky. He has 4 motorcycles, 2 kids, 1 wife, 1 female lizard called Gary, 2 cats, 1 dog, 5 guns and used to play cricket for Italy.

– The Partners | Kath Tudball 

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An award winning designer, Kath has 15 years experience in creating brands for the some of the world’s most prominent organisations. When studying at Central Saint Martins she began collaborating with fellow graphics student Julia Woollams. After graduation the pair were hired as a team at johnson banks, where Kath worked for over a decade. She is now a Design Director at The Partners. 

With a passion for great ideas that deliver a positive social impact, Kath has worked on numerous projects in the arts, culture, education and non-profit sectors. She has a keen interest in design education, as a regular visiting lecturer and speaker at CSM and Lincoln University as well as external examiner for the Graphic Design and Illustration degree course at the Cass School, London Metropolitan University. She is also a regular design judge for schemes including D&AD professional and New Blood awards.

– JoanJoan | Joan Hillery 


I am a multi award winning director (Promaxes, Kinsale Sharks & Royal Television Society Award) specialising in commercial documentary filming. Over the past 15 years I have directed a huge range of high end brand content, commercials and promo campaigns - BARCLAYS, TESCOS, BBC ONE and TWO, BBC NEWS BBC WORLDWIDE and UKTV. I'm working on a long form doc called Good Grief which is an amusing but point look at how we all deal with grief.  

I manage no departments  (apart from being on set). My objective as a director is to make sure that everyone, if they choose to be creative, is to make a contract with themselves to make sure that everything they choose to film or write remains loyal to their original idea..... other .. how else ...can we dare to use the word 'creative'