#GlugNYC, ‘Evolution’, 17.6.15

Hello Gluggers! Get ready for the second Glug NYC 2015 event, Wednesday, June 17th.

Better than Networking, This is Notworking™.

Yet again we’ll be bringing you some experienced industry speakers who are ready to share their wisdom with you as well as a Q&A Panel led by Media Brand of the Year, The Drum. Join us for live art creations, tech demos, and, of course, an open bar.



Our Speakers…


Tim Rodgers (Creative Partner of RehabStudio)

Born in Northern Ireland, Tim is founder and Creative Partner of rehabstudio – an independent digital creative-technology company based in Belfast, London, and New York. Tim creates creative and technology campaigns for global advertising agencies and brands including the Ace Hotel, Google,, Red Bull, Universal Records and YouTube. Along the way, Tim and the team at Rehab have picked up Cannes Cyber Lions, Webby’s, D&AD pencils, a bunch of FWA’s and top 5 placement Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Tim was also voted one of the top 5 emerging digital talent in the Hospital Club 100. In 2012 Tim co-founded Robot Corp, a pre-seed investment company working with technology products and startups. The Robot Corp program is a set of workshops and services to help businesses with their brand, product design, and business model.

Visit: Rehab studios@timnotjim@rehabstudio, Linkedin



Trevor Cairns (CEO, LOVE)

Trevor Cairns started his career as a graduate trainee at textile company, Dewhirst, before moving in 1998 to a Senior Brand Manager role are United Biscuits where he worked in the snack foods category. In 2000 he joined Nike where he held senior leadership roles. During his 13 years at Nike Inc. Cairns was responsible for maximising relationships with some of the world’s most famous football clubs and associations and he worked on some of Nike’s most high profile campaigns, such as  the ‘Stand Up, Speak Out’ anti-racism activity. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Nike Affiliate brand, Umbro. Under his direction, Umbro was recognised as “Sports Brand of the Year” for the first time in its history and won ‘Best Use of PR’ at the illustrious Sports Industry Awards. He is credited with creating a value based entertainment marketing model at Umbro, developing and executing partnerships with Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and Chase and Status among others. Currently, Cairns is the Chief Executive Officer of LOVE. His role there is to lead the global development of the internationally renowned marketing agency, setting the direction for prestigious brands such as Haig Club, Johnnie Walker, Adidas, Tanqueray, UFC, and Levi Strauss.

Visit: love@ehupLOVE, Linkedin



Dave Palmer (ECD, LOVE)

Dave Palmer founded LOVE in 2001 and today is the agency’s Executive Creative Director. Palmer has been a leading voice in the agency from its beginnings as a four-man band to today’s globally renowned agency, with a team of over 40 staff, offices in both Manchester and London and over 250 awards to its name including D&AD, Creative Review, Design Week, and a Clio. The agency has flown up the industry league tables and is now 17th in Design Week’s Top 100. Today, Love offers a wholly integrated approach across advertising, branding, design, digital, and experiential. He is passionate about story-telling being at the heart of brands. Whether that is through product innovation (Haig Club) or experiential activity (Johnnie Walker Houses) to brand books (Umbro) or brand identity (One Direction), Palmer’s approach brings stories to life in a way that truly resonates with audiences. Love’s first major win was the Manchester Commonwealther Games. Palmer then went on to add Nike, Umbro, Comic Relief, Playstation, and Dr. Martens to the agency’s client roster. Before being part of the team that set-up Love, Palmer was a senior graphic designer at Tucker, Clarke, Williams from 1998. There he worked on Barclays, EMPA, and ITV. It was for the latter’s promotion of ‘An Audience with Tom Jones’ that Palmer and team won a raft of awards, including a D&AD Silver Pencil. Palmer started his career as a graphic designer at Dawson Design in 1992, moving to Buxton Wall McPeake in 1995. He is regularly invited to judge industry awards. This year Palmer was a D&AD judge for the fourth time.

Visit: love, @ehupLOVELinkedin

Jim Bull (Co-Founder, Moving Brands)

Jim co-founded Moving Brands in 1998. He was instrumental in developing the innovative Moving Brands approach to branding, storytelling, and experience design which has seen the company become the leading independent, global creative company it is today. As Chief Creative Officer, Jim is responsible for the creative output of the business across its studios in London, Zurish, San Francisco, and New York. He is based in San Francisco, where he has creatively led engagements with Moving Brands clients such as Microsoft, Google, Sony, Apple, and DeviantArt. Jim is a regular keynote speaker and interviewee for creative, design, and business publications.

Our Sponsor…


The Drum is the UK’s largest marketing website by unique views. It is also the PPA Magazine of the Year and the PPA Media Brand of the Year. What’s their secret? They beleive in partnerships, in collaboration and agility. Their passion is creative thinking. And their aim is to introduce those who have great ideas to those who are seeking them.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. This event is 21+ and IDs will be checked at the door.

Will you check student IDs?

Yes. If you have a student ticket you must show a student ID.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. As long as the person is 21+ with a valid ID.


#GlugStockholm, #1, Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello Gluggers,

GlugHQ with the help of Soapbox & SonsFrancis FloorRider and Brand New Communication present the launch of #GlugStockholm, the first in a series of engaging, energetic and inspiring evening events of talks and pop-up shops in a friendly after work atmosphere at Obaren, central Stockholm.

We are kicking off with the theme of ‘A Swedish Production’ and speakers include North KingdomKurppa Hosk and Camp David, plus DoeBlombergGottberg and United Screens.

What a line-up!





Sonja Lakner & Ana Martins / North Kingdom

Sonja Lakner, strategic conscience and teamleader, North Kingdom.

Having grown up in the Austrian Alps, Sonja has always felt that the best view was from the top of the mountain, seeing the bigger picture.

After studies in Vienna and London and gaining some work experience there for clients like Levi’s, Nintendo, Apple and Mini, North Kingdom called her to Sweden.

And that’s where she has spent the last 7 years. As a “strategic conscience” of the company working closely with clients like adidas, Coca- Cola, Lego and Google in most of North Kingdom’s projects, making sure we don’t forget to think about the strategic and user view point in our projects.

In her role as team leader Sonja is also responsible for making sure that North Kingdom’s team stays best in class and nurtures a mindset of passion, perfection and innovation.

Ana Martins is a User Experience designer at North Kingdom. For the past five years, she has been working with great mix of projects: Through intranet portals for engineers and educational game for toddlers, Ana has learned to love the challenge of diversity and to conquer them.

Her ultimate role is to guide the team into making something that doesn’t just look crazy stunning and groundbreaking, but that is relevant to whatever users will interact with it.



Måns Jacobsson Hosk / Kurppa Hosk

Måns is co-founder of Kurppa Hosk and works as CEO and Brand Strategist. His passion is to help businesses and brands benefit from the world’s ongoing cultural, technological and societal shifts. He strongly believes that the tool for doing so is a human-centric brand approach that combines business thinking with art and technology.

Before founding Kurppa Hosk, Måns worked as a creative and a brand strategist for some of Scandinavia’s (and the world’s) leading brands such as Arla, Pfizer, Scania, Absolut Vodka, P&G, Unilever, Burger King, Warner Music and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Måns speaks regularly at events all over the world about design as a tool for creating attractive brand experiences. He also holds a position on the advisory board of his alma mater Berghs School of Communication – recently appointed the world’s best communication school.




Åsa Riton / Camp David

Åsa’s aim in life is to merge art and film. Her visual language is experimental and unique, pushing the boundaries of the conventional, bringing it into a world of her own. Her second aim in life is world domination of course.

Åsa comes from a strong artistic background, with degrees from both Central St Martins and The Danish Film School. Her work has been shown at the Gothenburg International Film Festival, Helsinki Short Film Festival, Kulturhuset Stockholm and The London Institute of Contemporary Arts.

When she’s not filming David Lynch, The Knife or Henrik Vibskov, Åsa directs commercials, music videos and documentaries.



Fredrik Blomberg & Tommy Gottberg / DoeBlombergGottberg

We welcome the creators of Experiment Ensam to share their story of how this very successful campaign came to be.

About Experiment Ensam: Bob Dylan: Do we have more fun together with others?

In Experiment Ensam gambling company PAF investigates the role of community to human enjoyment and well-being.

One of Sweden’s, perhaps even the world’s, biggest Bob Dylan fans saw his idol perform at an arena gig – all alone. How did Fredrik find the experiment?

Did he experience complete euphoria or a feeling of emptiness creeping in when there was no one to share the experience with?



Jenny Ericsson and Nicolin Lillhage / United Screens

Founded by Stina Honkama, the former Head of Google and Youtube in Sweden, United Screens is now the biggest nordic Youtube network.

Their programs include Big Steve from Sweden, Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time and Tumba Ping Pong Crew.

We welcome two of their Youtube experts to share the stage and tell us all about it.




This is the first Glug in Scandinavia, so we would like to start it with a WOOP and a WHAM, so we have also invited international artists to take part in an exhibition in conjunction with the event.

Exhibitors: Tom Holmes (Competition WINNER), Murray Somerville, Nick Chaffe, Chris Flack, Eddy Davis, Ben the Illustrator, Paper Planes, Tom Cocks, Nikita Dudson, Matylda Mcilvenny, Mali Sagmoen, James Oconnell and Nathan Bolton.

Sponsor: PÅ Media






Pop-up Art Market Artists: Jessica Eriksson, Dano Marr, Oskar Palmback, Sabina Wroblewski Gustrin, Murray Somerville and Hello Von.



Glug – More Notworking™ than Networking

Glug is a series of events for the design and creative community. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now 10 other events around the world.

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well attended creative events around.

Established in 2006, it’s an eclectic mix of people from all creative walks of life; from digital design, illustration, advertising, cutting edge creative technology through to fashion and architecture.

Glug started five years ago as a handful of mates talking shop in an East London pub. Six years later it’s now a regular global event with over 10,000 signed-up members on MeetUp.

Over this time we’ve had great talks, film preview, live art, installations and exhibitions from the likes of Airside, Anthony Burrill, Baiyon, Dixon Baxi, I Love Dust, Jason Bruges Studio, Mainframe, Marc Kremers, Noma Bar and Why Not Associates. Alongside these regular Glugs, we’ve also run events in conjunction with Arts & Business, D&AD, DAHRA, GameCity and Pick Me Up.

More Notworking than Networking™

Please note: Refunds will only be processed if the event is cancelled or moved to another date.


About the hosts:

(From left: Jenny Theolin, Clara Nordlander Wiberg, Johan Theolin and Emma Egnell)

Jenny Theolin of Soapbox & Sons, who after 14 years living and working in London moved to Stockholm with the ambition to break down international borders and bridge creative gaps.

Together with Clara Nordlander Wiberg, owner of newly founded production company, shop and gallery Francis Floor, her brother Johan Theolin, MD and partner at Rider Eventmarketing, and Emma Egnell, founder of Brand New Communication, they aim to launch #GlugStockholm with a bang.




Poster Winner:

Well done to Tom Holmes for his magnificent Glug Viking illustration, check out his Twitter feed here and his website over here.







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Glug – Notworking™
London, Beijing, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Oxford, Leeds, Auckland, Stockholm & NYC.

See you at the bar!

#GlugEdinburgh, ‘Risky Biz’, 14.4.15

Tuesday 14th April 2015
The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX
By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This April we explore the theme of ‘Failure’ and that to succeed and follow our passion we must accept the ups and downs and bumps in the road. As Thomas Edison quoted ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.’
We are delighted to be joined by Jakub Michalski [Co-founder of Future Positive], Rachel McCrum [Rally and Broad], James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-founder of Equator], our final speaker TBC.

James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-founder of Equator]

I’m James (Jefferson); Creative Director and Co-founder of Equator. I’m frank; I’ve always worked hard and said what I think. My career is simple – together with John and Garry, I have designed and built a proper integrated agency. One with a digital heart. We weren’t born yesterday – our user-focused approach has generated billions in incremental business for our clients since 1999. We are full of youthful excitement – the digital revolution, we are lucky to be living and working in, inspires and drives all of us everyday.
We call ourselves a digital-led integrated agency. Which means we are uniquely able to join-up the dots across all media. Today, we have a team of about 130 amazing digital experts in the UK and an annual turnover of around £10m. We are still hungry. We are taking our magic formula to the US with the recent launch of a studio in New York.
Follow James @jamesjefferson & Website:

Jakub Michalski [Co-founder & Editor of Future Positive]

Originally from Wrocław, Poland, Jakub moved to Edinburgh 9 years ago. With a background in events and marketing, Jakub built up the bulk of his experience at one of Europe’s leading digital marketing agencies. Jakub is the co-founder and editor of Future Positive, an online platform featuring creative businesses and projects from around the world, and Future Positive Studio (, a multidisciplinary creative and digital studio specialising in content creation, digital strategy and social outreach.
Follow @FuturePositive_ & Website:

Rachel McCrum [Rally and Broad]

Rachel McCrum landed in Edinburgh in 2010, via Manchester, New Zealand, Oxford and a small seaside town in Northern Ireland called Donaghadee. She has worked as a poet and performer in Scotland, Greece and South Africa. Her first pamphlet ‘The Glassblower Dances’ won the 2012 Callum MacDonald Award and she is currently one half of Rally & Broad, Scotland’s cabaret of music, words and lyrical delight. Failure and picking oneself up again afterwards has been an important part of her practice and her career, and she is a big fan of dusty knees.
Follow Rachel @KickingParis & Website: