September is a time for learning – that’s why we’ve challenged four bright young sparks from across agencies, brands and media to find the wisest words ever spoken about advertising and bring them to life on stage as they present: Ad-land’s timeless lessons…

They’ll each have to convince YOU their lesson is the most valuable and that it’s as relevant today as ever. Then it’s over to you, our audience, to vote to determine who is the Last One Standing.

As our speakers battle it out, we’ll be kindly hosted at Google’s central London HQ with The Drum‘s Deputy Editor, Cameron Clarke at the helm. So what are you waiting for?

Registration is open now, attendance doesn’t cost a penny and there will be plenty of food and drink available in the canteen (don’t worry, we’ve ditched the school dinners for proper grub and beers). The event runs from 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday 27 September at the Google Town Hall.

Last One Standing is hugely popular and places are limited, so go ahead and enrol yourself and your colleagues by emailing or clicking below.





Meet our speakers:



Fleur Andrews

Fleur is an Industry Manager in Google’s UK Agency Team; specifically helping creative agencies realise their ideas on Google’s platforms. Prior to Google Fleur worked in account management in agencies in London and Buenos Aires including Ogilvy, VCCP and Anomaly. Outside of work Fleur can mostly be found chasing after her two year old son and completing house renovations which seem to be never ending.

 Thomas O'Neil


Thomas O’Neill
McDonald’s UK

One of Tom’s fondest childhood memories is a family holiday to San Francisco, where he first discovered the Sausage & Egg McMuffin. Fast forward twenty years to April 2009, and destiny was fulfilled with a job offer from the McDonald’s UK marketing team.
Since then, Tom has kept himself busy with the successful introduction of Iced Fruit Smoothies and Frappés, launching the McCafé brand, and leading a couple of record-breaking Monopoly promotions along the way.

Emily Ellis

Emily Ellis
McCann London

Emily started her career in account management before moving into planning on the incredibly fast-paced and dynamic L’Oreal account, working across multiple brands and categories and picking up an IPA Effectiveness award and a Jay Chiat award along the way. As well as taking on the world of beauty, Emily works on Godiva and is the lead planner on Wimbledon.

 Tom Sussman

Tom Sussman

Tom is a Strategy Director at adam&eveDDB and has worked on most of the brands in the Heineken portfolio, a couple in the Unilever portfolio, The AA, The Telegraph, VW and John Lewis Insurance (for which he recently picked up IPA, Cannes Effectiveness and Marketing Society awards). He’s a course tutor for the IPA, has lectured at London College of Communications, and written for Dazed & Confused magazine. In short, he’s a busy boy that drinks far too much coffee, owns far too many guitars, and is far too excited by the prospect of talking about advertising for 10 minutes.

Meet our host:


Cameron Clarke
The Drum

Cameron Clarke is Deputy Editor of media and marketing title The Drum, which has offices in the UK, New York and Singapore. Working across The Drum’s industry leading website, and its global monthly magazine, Cameron’s role includes leading The Drum’s coverage of media and agencies, writing and editing features and analysis and commissioning columnists. He’s been a journalist there for 10 years, and has held a variety of editorial positions since starting his career as a reporter. His work has included a long read on the trials and tribulations of innovation labs, features on the counterintuitive advertising strategies of Patagonia and BrewDog and a short film about shock advertising.

He currently works out of The Drum’s Glasgow and London offices and you can follow him on Twitter @camclarke.