Rita Clifton keynote speaker
Rita Clifton keynote speaker

Rita Clifton

Former Strategy Director, Saatchi & Saatchi

Speaker Themes

  • How to build a world class brand
  • The financial value of branding
  • Branding for the boardroom
  • Building your personal brand
  • Branding in the digital age
  • Branding for survival
  • Britain, branding and the world
  • Brand-based innovation
  • Branding for SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • Branding for the not-for-profit sector
  • Women and leadership
  • Being a non-executive director
  • The value of sustainability
  • Communicating sustainability

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Rita Clifton CBE has been called ‘The doyenne of branding‘ by Campaign magazine, ‘Brand guru‘ by the Financial Times, and the Daily Telegraph described her as ‘The Brand Leading the Brands‘. She is one of the world’s leading experts on brands and branding, and currently works as a speaker, facilitator, writer, business leader and portfolio director.

Rita has collaborated with many of the world’s leading companies on their brand strategy, as well as start-ups and ambitious businesses in just about every sector.

She was Vice Chairman and Strategy Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in its most successful period, and over fifteen years was London CEO and then Chairman at Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy. She now has a portfolio of directorships, including as Chair of BrandCap, the brand consultancy for the boardroom.


Rita is in demand as a speaker all over the world, both as a brand practitioner and business leader.

She examines themes such as how and why brands are the most important assets any organisation has, in any sector, and why branding needs to be the central organising principle for any organisation to generate sustainable value. She also speaks on subjects as diverse as innovation, personal branding, branding in the digital age, communicating sustainability, and women on boards – as well as how to become one of the world’s most valuable brands.

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