Keynote Speaker Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

Former Advertising Guru, Organizational Growth & Development Professional and Business Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    United Kingdom (UK) New York, USA

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Kevin Allen’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Kevin Allen is an expert in business development and leading companies to achieve their ambitions. He spent two decades on the front lines of business development at the top of advertising giants McCann-WorldGroup, the Interpublic Group and Lowe Worldwide and is recognized as one of the advertising industry’s most accomplished growth professionals. A much loved and respected new business guru, one of his close colleagues coined him the “Billion Dollar Man!”

Kevin is also the author of, The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a Following.

A veteran of the Interpublic Group and a “Mad Man” of agency McCann Erickson, Kevin worked with such brands as MasterCard, developing the globally famous “Priceless” campaign, Microsoft, Marriott, Smith Barney, Nestle, L’Oreal, Lufthansa and Johnson and Johnson. At McCann, he created what is arguably one of the industry’s most envied new business programs, which named McCann Worldgroup the number one agency in new business and Global Agency of the Year, two years in a row.

As Lowe Worldwide Vice Chairman he played a pivotal role in the turnaround that named the company Ad Age’s “Turnaround Agency of the Year” in 2009. His unique approach brought the addition of such global accounts as Sharp, Ericcson, Beck’s, and emerging global clients like China Mobile. Over the course of his career, Kevin’s unique approach has played a leading role in bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in new billings to his agencies.

Kevin’s experience extends globally and across a wide range of sectors and situations both in the commercial, government and not for profit fields.

Kevin Allen is a highly skilled growth professional and is uniquely positioned to teach companies- and individuals – how to “win”.

A frequent speaker at advertising and marketing conferences, Kevin is also a visiting lecturer at the European Business School of Regents College London and Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

A highly engaging and inspirational speaker, Kevin Allen can be booked to deliver growth workshops, seminars and programs for high potential leaders, key managers – in short, anyone mandated with propelling their business forward and maximizing their company’s effectiveness.

More About Speaker, Kevin Allen. . .
Kevin Allen is a masterful pitchman and perhaps best known for leading the team that created Mastercards iconic “Priceless” campaign. Growing big global brands, including Citigroup, Nokia, Nestle, Deutsche Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and Unilever has been the focus of his career.

Now at the helm of a company dedicated to growth services, training, and mentorship, his client list includes Omnicom, Swedbank, M&C Saatchi, Burberry, and Smythson.

A graduate of Dowling College, Kevin Allen holds a Certificate in Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and an MBA from Adelphi University.

Testimonials 5

  • It’s not easy to engage MBAs but Kevin Allen did just that through his powerful global perspective, warn storytelling manner and his passion for sharing valuable lessons learned from his illustrious career. He is welcome back at Columbia Business School Anytime.

    Joe Plummer

    Professor of Marketing, Columbia University

  • There is an aura, an energy, a passion and openness that accompanies Kevin into every exchange. It’s infectious, endlessly optimistic, it always makes a difference.

    David Bell

    Chairman Emeritus, The Interpublic Group

  • The outcome of an engagement with Kevin Allen will be greater clarity about how strategically you are going to grow and that endures.

    Tony Wright

    Chairman, Lowe Worldwid

  • Kevin brings a very rich and human perspective to every business challenge; his intuitive understanding of complex organizations, his astute navigation of interpersonal dynamics, his ability to leverage the amazing power of diverse human experiences across a team, and an ability to uplift and inspire those around him.

    Steven Overman

    VP and Global Head of Marketing Creation, Nokia

  • “Don’t just schedule a speaker for your next meeting, book a strategic inflection point, instead: Kevin Allen. Kevin is an extraordinary resource. A legendary rainmaker with style and panache who will enable you and your people to rediscover senses of persuasion and advocacy that have been tragically dulled by a world of search engines, apps, processes, and way too many presentations in the boilerplate archive. He’s a walking, talking testament to the principles, ‘We all want to be sold, and must be served. We could have booked one of so many pop management evangelists for our meeting and ginned up the organization for a few weeks. Instead, we invited Kevin Allen, and he changed our agency forever.”

    Rick Segal

    President Worldwide & Chief Practice Officer, Gyro

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