FEPE announced this week that their keynote speaker in Budapest will be UK advertising creative guru Dave Trott.
Dave Trott won a Rockerfeller Scholarship to the Pratt Institute in New York to study advertising and trained mainly at Carl Ally Inc on Madison Avenue. In 1980 he was a founder of Gold Greenlees Trott, who were voted ‘Agency of the Year’ by Campaign and ‘Most Creative Agency in the World’ by Ad Age in New York.
In 1990 Dave founded Bainsfair Sharky Trott with the managing directors of Saatchi & Saatchi and in 1993 founded Walsh Trott Chick Smith with the managing director of WCRS. In 2003 this merged with The Gate and Dave Trott became Chairman in 2005.
Before leaving The Gate in 2014 he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement, was given the D&AD President’s Award and is the author of three books; Creative Mischief, Predatory Thinking and 1+1=3 which is all set to be published in June.
In the 1970s Dave set up the ‘D&AD Creative Workshop’ course which ran for thirty years and since then he has trained hundreds of young creatives, many of these are now London’s top creative directors and teachers.
Further speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.