Managing Director, The Council
Jeff Conrad can see inside the mind of the consumer – and he knows exactly how to give them what they want.
Conrad’s reputation as a media-branding expert is so broad that everyone wants a piece of him: he appears frequently on TV and radio and is a seasoned speaker on the global conference circuit. So, really, it was only a matter of time before he realized he needed to strike out on his own – and so The Council was born.
Previously business director at Red Bee Media and head of design at the BBC’s in-house creative division, Conrad has a long and successful track record of leading effective, award winning work. His foresight and unique knowledge of media brands, digital innovation and consumer insight has led to some pretty flashy success stories.
In the UK, Conrad led the teams that delivered the ITV network rebrand, the multi-platform re-launch of BBC Three, the launch of Dave, which preceded the entire UKTV network rebrand, and the rebrand of Virgin1.
In Europe Conrad has worked with brands big and small, public and commercial, including Canal+, Telecom Italia, Discovery EMEA, Red Bull, VRT, NPO, Sky Italia, Belgacom, ERT and Disney EMEA. His global reach has extended to clients such as CCTV in China, NineX News in India, and ADMC in Abu Dhabi.
Recent projects at The Council include a new digital strategy for BAFTA, the rebrand of Finnish Public Service News, Current Affairs and Sport (Yle), a raft of channels for Star India (including Life OK), the launch film for the BBC’s global iPlayer as well as branding a few restaurants and banks and creating some campaigns for high profile charities along the way.