Russ Lidstone

CEO, The Creative Engagement Group


Russ is CEO of The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG), a group of three agencies – WRG, The Moment and Just Communicate. TCEG creates and delivers experiential, digital, immersive & film content for a range of blue chip clients.

Previously backed by private equity house LDC, Russ worked with LDC to help create, structure and position TCEG and exit its investment in the strategic trade sale to Huntsworth plc in 2017.

Before TCEG, Russ spent his career in advertising, as CEO of Havas Worldwide and as strategist at a number of agencies including McCann; BDDH; HHCL & Partners; Lowe and JWT. Russ started his career with Coca-Cola and has featured as a Campaign magazine ‘Top 10 CEO’ and ‘Top 10 Strategist’, plus been voted one of the UK’s ‘Inspirational Creative Leaders’.

He is a mentor for the Marketing Academy; RSA Fellow; lead advisor to UWL and EMBA entrepreneurial projects evaluator to Said Business School.

A Non-Executive Director of Basketball England, Russ sadly hung up his playing boots a few years ago.

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