Rory Sutherland, the vice chairman of Ogilvy Group is one of the keynote speakers at the popular Dalkey Book Festival which starts next Thursday June 19th and runs until the following Sunday.
Sutherland, one of the most prominent and engaging figures in the global ad industry, joined Ogilvy & Mather’s planning department in 1988 and became a junior copywriter, working on Microsoft’s account in the pre-Windows days. An early adapter of technology, he was also one of the first in adland to identify the potential of the internet in marketing communications. A regular contributor to the TED talks, he also writes a column for The Spectator magazine in the UK. The theme of Sutherland’s talk will be “Confessions of an Ad Man” and will kick off at 6.30pm on the Saturday evening.
The Dalkey Book Festival, the brainchild of celebrity economist David McWilliams, has become a popular event in the seaside town of Dalkey and thousands of people flock to it every year. This year the list of speakers includes Salman Rushdie, Lenny Abrahamson, John Banville, Sebastian Barry and Robert Fisk.
To see full list of speakers and to book tickets click HERE