Cam Blackley

Cam Blackley

Founder, CCO, Creative Leader

Cam Blackley has over 20 years of outstanding work at leading international creative shops including 8 years at Droga5 New York and Sydney, Publicis London, AMV BBDO, Grey, BMF; and six years as the Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Australia. Cam is an experienced CCO with a history of building out empathetic and diverse creative cultures. He revels in problem solving, is great in a crisis and fun in a pub. A proud owner of a Cannes Titanium, a D&AD Black pencil and bag full of Effies. More than that, he’s a fixer of broken potential; a web3 enthusiast. He’s got over 200 Victory Royales in Fortnite. Cam is also a champion of creativity to the wider industry and stepped down as Chair of The Australian Writers and Art Directors organisation (AWARD) October 2023. As Chair he lead an overhaul of the brand identity, judging criteria, education, inclusion & diversity initiatives and the award show. He also gave birth to a three day festival This Way Up, a celebration of ideas which has attracted the cream of international speakers. Cam is no stranger to the stage himself, and spoke at SxSW in Austin 2023. Above all else, Cam is a Dad. With an incredible and patient wife + two awesome teenagers who don’t listen to him so he hopes you will.

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

This Industry Is A Waste Of Space

Two big network misfits, with over 40 years of collective global experience and dozens of Effies to their names, invite you to join the rebellion against wasted opportunity. For an insider perspective on how to overcome today’s ‘do more with less’ reality without adding to mounting pile of marketing waste - plus tips on how to counter the trend towards dull, conservative work with real world lessons from hugely successful campaigns - this session is not to be missed.