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Richard regularly speaks at industry events in the UK and abroad. Recently he has spoken at the Festival of Marketing, Cannes, DMX and Advertising Week. He is happy delivering everything from keynote speeches to panel discussions. 


These talks are on the broad theme of applying findings from behavioural science – his own research or others' – to marketing.


Recent topics include:


  • Why brands that admit a weakness are more appealing

  • How poorly-set metrics can lead to unintended consequences

  • Why the evidence for brand purpose is flawed

  • How we can understand what motivates consumers when they don't always tell the truth


Examples, including his appearance on Radio 4's Nudge show, are below. 








Russell Parsons - Editor of Marketing Week


Richard is everything you need from a conference speaker - thought-provoking, sparky and useful. Taking part in a debate at The Festival of Marketing last year, Richard delivered a case against brand purpose that was well argued, robust and sent those watching away with plenty to think about. 

Imaad Ahmed - Head of Marketing, EMEA at WARC 

We love working with Rich for WARC’s events. When he presents, we know we’re guaranteed three things – 1) a fascinating set of insights, 2) evidence and examples to back up all the theory and, 3) a crowd in raptures to hear what he says next!

If you would like Richard to speak at your conference or company event on these or other topics, please contact him at