Two Amazing People, Two Amazing Speakers

We are excited to announce that James Murphy co-founder of adam&eveDDB, and Michelle Morgan Co-Founder of youth led agency Livity and Founder of Pjoys - PJs with purpose, will be presenting at the Pimento Conference, taking place at the Montcalm Marble Arch on Thursday 19th September 2019.

James Murphy

Speaking for the first time since he left adam&eveDDB in May, James will be taking to the stage to discuss how to build a successful agency and what clients really want.

James co-founded adam&eve in 2008, merging with DDB in 2012 to become adam&eveDDB. Over a decade it has been one of the UK’s most successful agencies working with clients including John Lewis and Google. adam&eveDDB have been Campaign’s Agency of the Year five times, the Top UK Agency at Cannes for the last four years and the only agency to have been awarded the IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix three times in a row.

Stephen Knight, Founder & CEO of Pimento said:

“We are delighted and incredibly pleased that James Murphy will be presenting at the Pimento Conference next week. Arguably the most influential man in advertising of the last decade and the former Chairman of the Advertising Association, his insights into how to build a successful agency and what clients now want from their agencies will be incredibly fascinating.”

Michelle Morgan

Michelle will be discussing the state of Mental Health in the marketing and communications industry. She is Founder of 5 purpose led businesses, winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise and EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

In 2016 Michelle violently burnt-out and experienced a period of anxiety and depression. She views her mental health challenges as both a burden and blessing. After a challenging period, she found her mission and purpose in life evolving, and set up a new purpose led business in the space of mental health: Pjoys – PJs with purpose.

Michelle said:

“Having built and led an agency over a 15 year period and now back in start-up mode in the fashion sector and space of mental health, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to bring all three worlds together and speak at the Pimento Conference.”

Stephen Knight, Founder & CEO of Pimento added:

“Michelle is a force of nature, her story is compelling and her commitment to helping others is inspiring - I can’t wait to hear about what she has to say.”

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The Conference is hosted by Pimento (, the UK’s leading independent agency network, focussing on the changing world of independent agencies and consultancies.

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About Pimento

Pimento is the UK's leading agency network. We connect clients, independent agencies, and marketing consultants with solutions for their brands.  In 15 years Pimento have generated over £47 million worth of business for hundreds of consultants and independent agencies, working with over 80 different clients.  We have won a number of awards, had a lot of fun, met some great people and worked for some fantastic clients and brands. And we're nationwide.  We have invested in a number of activities designed to generate new business for all our Members. These include the Pimento Portal, outbound communications, PR, events and sponsorship, as well as internal activities that include the regular Pimento 6pm clubs, dinners and seminars for Members and their guests. We have an unrivalled breadth of talent to offer clients, and we offer Members the opportunity for them to build their own business revenues and add services to their own current offering.