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Gary Brown

Business, Marketing, Advertising and Communications Expert

Gary Brown is the founder of Ireland’s largest direct marketing agency, and has more than 30 years of experience in his field. Gary’s company has won numerous awards and he is the only recipient of A Lifetime Achievement Award from the IDMA. Gary is a man of many talents, and has been involved with the sports, music and now food industry.
Gary’s presentations are aimed at improving you and your business.

Gary Brown has over 30 years of experience in advertising, marketing and communications and is the founder and Executive Chairman of Target McConnells. Gary founded Target Marketing in 1990 which went on to become Ireland’s largest and most decorated direct marketing agency, winning over 75 Gold awards from the IDMA, MMII and the Sales Promotion Institute.

Target became the only agency to win Agency of the Year for five consecutive years and to win countless Grand Prix along the way. In 2005 Target became the only Irish and UK agency ever to win the prestigious Diamond Echo award in the U.S.
Gary sold Target to the multinational advertising and public relations company, WPP, in 2007 and went on to become CEO of several WPP companies in Ireland. At the request of WPP he has returned as Chairman of Target McConnells to renew his successful partnership with Geoff McGrath.

Gary is an international speaker and writer on all things marketing and is the only recipient of A Lifetime Achievement Award from the IDMA. He is a former league of Ireland soccer player and former chairman of Shelbourne Football Club. He was involved in the music business and has helped launch the music careers of acts such as Damien Rice and Bell X1. He is a current board member of An Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.

Gary is versatile and can make presentations on numerous topics. He can be witty and humourous as seen in his Karaoke Marketing presentation, which is about the business and marketing tips that can be found in the top 10 most popular karaoke songs.
In addition, Gary can also be deep and cerebral and make bespoke presentations. What applies to all of his presentations is that they are engaging and thought provoking, and above all, aimed at improving you and your business.

    • Building and Maintaining profitable Customer Relationships
    • Turn your customer base into a fan base
    • The Power of Direct Marketing
    • Karaoke Marketing
    • Make your Business Remarkable
    • Kicking Blandness into Touch