Stephen Stokes has over 20 years experience in the media planning side of the advertising industry.  He is currently strategy director at Manning Gottlieb OMD in the UK, part of Omnicom, the world’s largest marketing services group. In his current role, he advises some of the UK’s most dynamic brands on how advertising, content or brand behaviour-based ideas can live and breathe in media (in its widest definition) to bring commercial value to them.

He has firsthand experience in applying modern storytelling techniques to advertising and branded content, including being part of the team that won a Cannes Silver in 2011 for The Megane Experiment for Renault.

His client experience, past and present, includes: Starbucks, Sony PlayStation, Nissan, Renault, French Connection, John Lewis and Nestle.

Twitter:  @StephenStokes