Firestarters Ep. 17: Russell Davies, VP Marketing, Bulb

Before becoming VP Marketing at Bulb Energy Russell Davies led communications and digital strategy at organisations including Nike, Honda, Microsoft, Apple and was the Director of Strategy for the UK Government Digital Service for four years.

In this fascinating episode Russell discusses the delicate dance that strategists perform between simplicity and complexity, how the most successful planners are those that can get an organisation to do something, but also how making things easy to do is actually really hard.

He talks about the need for teams to have a common understanding of how advertising works, and how it should occupy the uncomfortable place between art and science.