Anthony
Reeves
SVP, Creative
Courageous Brands

Anthony began his career as a creative inside of some of the world's best advertising agencies across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. He was a Global Director at Amazon when the department grew from just over $1B to almost $20B, and Chief Creative and Strategy Officer at Wunderman Thompson, WPP, Publicis, and LMVH (CMO) before joining Movers+Shakers (the company that's set records and created world-renowned work on TikTok).

Anthony likes staying close to the work and teams because, "At the end of the day, my job is to help clients solve business problems." He approaches everything with an entrepreneur mindset, and through the lens of people, technology, and ideas. "I'm at my best when I can help organizations thrive by fusing creativity, scale, and organizational structure, with incredible technology. Being able to pull seemly disparate teams and companies together, win new business, and helping businesses grow is my strength."

Anthony often states that Amazon was the steepest-ever learning curve of his life. "I earned my MBA at Amazon. And what I learned there could fill a book." His three biggest takeaways were:

1. Start with the customer (end-state) and work backward

2. Speed is a strategy – build the organization for speed and scale, not the people

3. Data and insights drive every decision (customer and business) you make

He is a renowned keynote speaker on customer-first experiences, culture, marketing, innovation, and modern creativity. His international work has been covered by: The WSJ, Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, The NYT, Seattle Times, Adobe CMO, CES, Digiday, CNBC, The Drum, Politico, AdAge, Live (Russia), and Kampanje (Nordics).

Anthony's approach is humble warmth, and he aims always to keep learning, to help others enjoy continued growth and to ensure teams go home happy.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS / AWARDS:

Campaign's Top Digital Marketers 2018 | See It Be It Mentor | Titanium Cannes Lion and many Gold Lions | Grand Prix Effie | Finalist Glass Cannes Lion | Social Agency of the Year x2 and Social Client of the Year (based on new operating model).

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