Rory Sutherland Keynote Speaker

  • One of the most influential men in marketing and a charismatic promoter of psychology and behavioural science
  • Globally acclaimed keynote speaker and a TED Talk superstar with over 6.5 million views
  • Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK

Rory Sutherland's Biography

Rory Sutherland is a globally sought-after keynote speaker.   His inimitable flair and polymath’s curiosity has made him a TED Talk superstar with over 6.5 million views and a Radio 4 regular with two acclaimed radio series under his belt.

Rory is the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title which has allowed him to co-found a behavioural science practice within the agency.

He works with a consulting practice of psychology graduates who look for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behaviour – these are the often small contextual changes which can have enormous effects on the decisions people make – for instance tripling the sales rate of a call centre by adding just a few sentences to the script. Put another way, lots of agencies will talk about “bought, owned and earned” media: we also look for “invented media” and “discovered media”: seeking out those unexpected (and inexpensive) contextual tweaks that transform the way that people think and act.

Before founding Ogilvy Change, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years, having joined as a graduate trainee in 1988. He has variously been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for the Spectator, Market Leader and Impact, and also occasional pieces for Wired. He is the author of two books: The Wiki Man, available on Amazon (at prices between £1.96 and £2,345.54, depending on whether the algorithm is having a bad day), and the best-selling Alchemy, The surprising Power of Ideas which don’t make Sense, published in the UK and US in May 2019.

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Videos of Rory Sutherland

TEDtalk: Perspective is Everything (2011)
TEDtalk: Perspective is Everything (2011)
Chartwell Bites - Rory Sutherland (2020)
Chartwell Bites - Rory Sutherland (2020)
TEDxOxford: The Lost Genius of Irrationality (2012)
TEDxOxford: The Lost Genius of Irrationality (2012)

Books by Rory Sutherland

Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense
The Wiki Man

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