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Patrick Collister

Patrick has worked in advertising for 25 years. He was the Executive Creative Director and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather for 7 years and the Executive Creative Director of the EHS Brann group. Patrick now runs ‘Creative Matters’; a company that works with some of the UK’s leading agencies and biggest clients to improve their creative output. He wrote ‘The Big Won’, an analysis of great advertising communications. He’s been a Cannes juror twice and was on the executive committee of D&AD until 2006. Patrick has won a string of awards including Cannes Gold, Creative Circle Gold, British TV Awards, Campaign Press Awards and a Silver from the ILR Radio Awards. Find out more about Patrick at

Lizzie Sherwood-Smith

Lizzie is hosting this event, because she has never seen anything like it advertised before in Dublin, and wanted to go to a copywriting workshop. Oh, and to have a break from her pesky Art Director. Lizzie is a Senior Copywriter at ICAN where she has worked for 6 years. This year, Lizzie has been part of the creative team that have won 3 awards for Social Media campaigns: a silver shark for Pizza Hut Delivery at the Kinsale Shark Awards, and an ICAD Bronze and Best Social Media Campaign at the Irish Web Awards for Bulmers Pear. She’ll be giving a short talk on copywriting for Online Advertising and Social Media. Find out what ICAN are up to at See some of Lizzie’s work at