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SxSW Download 2020

April 1, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


For the fourth year in a row, we are bringing the best of SxSW back to Sydney to share our key take aways with those that couldn’t make it. We’ll share with you our highlights and what we learned so you can feel like you were there – without the jetlag or hangovers.

Join us for a fun evening and get a touch of the SxSW fever over some wine and nibbles.


Greg “Sparrow” Graham

Greg started his advertising career in despatch at McCanns in the seventies. In Greg’s 30+ years in advertising, he has worked for a number of high profile creative agencies; DDB, Burnett’s & JWT. In 1997 he launched Mindshare’s Melbourne office as Managing Director and worked for WPP/GroupM for over 25+ years. Greg was the Marketing & New Business Director of Mindshare North America, based in New York for 7 years. In that time, the agency was incredibly successful and was named AdWeek’s Media Agency of the Year for winning in excess of a billion dollars in new business!

Greg transferred back home to Australia in 2007 working in a similar role to the US across GroupM’s/WPP AUNZ companies. Greg is now is the founder of independent company The Nest Consultancy, specialising in Pitch Doctor & Business Development projects, PR/Marketing plus Training & Development. Sparrow has been involved in a number of industry committees (eg. Chairman MFA Awards) and has received numerous industry accolades (eg. Media Person of the Year, Media Manager of the Year Asia Pacific, etc …. ).

Greg is passionate about nurturing and mentoring young talent and helps various industry bodies in this important area (eg. The Marketing Academy, Mediaworks, MFA, Cannes Creativity Academy, Spikes young Media Academy, GroupM/WPP AUNZ Training & Development programmes). Greg is a qualified coach (IECL & CouchU) and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Greg is also Australia’s No 1 Influencer in the advertising/media category with LinkedIn.

Adrianne Nixon

After growing up in a family of “mad men”, Adrianne followed suit and became one! Working in agencies big and small for clients that range from global to local, her experience is wide and varied.

Working as one of the first freelance suits in the industry for over a decade, she created Legends & Leaders with a mission to provide access to experts and expertise for marketing and ad agency professionals who strive for better work.


April 1, 2020
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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