HAMISH PRINGLE is the director of Brand Beliefs Ltd and the IPA Consultant Director of Marketing Strategy. He has previously held the posts of Vice Chairman, Director of Marketing at Saatchi Saatchi, Chairman of NABs (the communication industry charity), Chairman of the IPA Advertising Effectiveness Committee, and has been an IPA Council Member. He gained a BA in PPE from Trinity College, Oxford. He is the co-author of the best-selling Brand Spirit: How Cause Related Marketing Builds Brands. WILLIAM GORDON is Strategy Partner with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), one of the world's premier management consulting firms. He obtained a BSc in engineering at King's College London and an AMBA Diploma in INternational Studies at London Business School. He has previously held the post of Senior Vice President at Gemini Consulting.
Peter Field spent 15 years as a strategic planner in advertising before working as a consultant. As well as setting up a training partnership for the advertising and marketing industries, he helped start Eatbigfish, the challenger brand consultancy. Peter has written widely for various journals of the marketing and communications sectors, and has contributed over many years to IPA education and training programmes.