Elliot Starr

Advertising Creative/ co-founder of We Are Rank

Guest Speaker


I like to make things and solve problems. I particularly like to make things that solve problems. I started my career at Leo Burnett under Justin Tindall, where Cannes Lions recognised my then creative partner and I as ‘Best Young Creative Team’ in the UK two years running – our first two years in advertising. Meanwhile, Leo Burnett became the most-awarded advertising agency in the world. I’ve since worked under Nick Bell at Fallon and Monty Verdi and Claire baker at Drum – tackling briefs from some of the world’s biggest brands. My work has been recognised by awarding bodies around the world. My philosophy is simple: to sell, serve. I always try to find a way to connect a business to its desired customer in a way that adds value to their life, even if that means something as simple as making them laugh.