EIGHT is also about me, Alistair Turner, Managing Director of the agency. Over 20 years in the PR & marketing industry and 12 in the events industry, I’m in love with both disciplines. Where events create engagement, PR creates emotion. Where PR defines message, events define content. It’s great to be part of both.
My own experience comes from my roles as communications counsel to the Business Visits & Events Partnership and campaign director of Britain for Events. As secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into the UK Events Industry, and as a board director of the International Special Events Society. I’ve also had years of experience working with some of the biggest and best brands in and out of this industry.
Personally? I’m a consumer of information, a lover of child-like and truly creative thought. I’m curious, I’m a culture vulture, I believe that it’s possible – but hard – to be liked and respected. I’m ridiculously competitive and I believe that loving what you do is not cheating, it’s winning. Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life.