Dave Birss


His keynote talks and workshops not only debunk the myths and misunderstandings surrounding creativity and innovation but also present new methodologies, frameworks and practical exercises. They’re focused on helping companies weave creativity into their culture and show them how to apply it to solve real business problems. This can help any company differentiate themselves by offering unique value to their customers.

Dave’s energetic and entertaining talks are packed full of stories, case studies and practical advice. He always finishes with tangible takeaways and techniques that the audience can start applying to their own situation immediately. 

As a highly respected thinker in the field of creativity and innovation, Dave’s opinions have been published in books, magazines and newspapers. He’s the Editor-at-Large for The Drum – Europe’s most popular marketing website and magazine.

In 2012 he published “A User Guide to the Creative Mind” and he currently has several other books in the pipeline. In 2014 Dave wrote, directed and presented the television show “The Day Before Tomorrow”. And he continues to have a high output of creative content, releasing videos, websites and articles on an almost daily basis.

Audiences leave Dave’s sessions with new insights into creativity. Most importantly they come away understanding that creativity isn’t a mystical process, it’s a practical skill that should be embedded in organisations and used to add real business value.

Recent Keynotes:

  • Effective Creativity for Business
  • Beyond the Brainstorm
  • Boost Your Creativity
  • Dot Collecting - the habit of great creative people
  • 10 things I learned from busking
  • How to Kill an Idea.
Dave Birss creative thought provoker at Great British Speakers

What the clients say:

Everyone absolutely loved Dave’s presentation, and it was great to give our teams a different outlook on how data is evolving in really cool and interactive ways. As always, Dave’s presentation style is engaging, honest and really makes you sit up and listen. We’d love to work with him again.

Rachel Evans - Experian Data Quality

An excellent end. Very thought-provoking and engaging. Fantastic end to the conference. Really enjoyed this session. Left on a high. Great emphasis on how we should really stand for something. Lots to take away from this one. Excellent. Brilliant. Loved the interactive debates – this is just some of the feedback we have already had and I know there will be more of the same!

Tory Gillingham - AMDIS

Dave MC'd a conference I recently produced and did it with professional aplomb. He confidently conducted the stage, engaged the speakers, managed the audience and even filled dead space when the IT failed us. He went over and above what was asked of him. Next time I organise an event, Dave will be my first point of call.

Matt Desmier - Silicon Beach

Dave Birss is a British expert on creativity, advertising, branding and transmedia. Dave taught how to design and produce branded content. The quality of his work was extraordinary, which is why I highly recommend working with him. We hope to have a new opportunity to work with him in the future.

Fernando Acuña Díaz - Universidad Católica de Chile

Dave's delivery is endlessly entertaining. The ability to seamlessly switch between the serious economics of adland and the whimsical playing of a harmonica is something few people could master. Whether hosting, or speaking, or maybe even just entertaining, we'd have Dave back in a flash.

John Newbold - Canvas Conference

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