Giles Edwards is the founder of Gasp, the award-winning marketing agency that’s been “fearless and inventive” (The Drum) and hell-bent on making its clients more profitable for more than 10 years.
A student of Professor Mark Ritson, Giles believes in “proper (timeless) Marketing”; tactics change, people don’t. And its vital role in the Boardroom. He rants about this and more, alongside esteemed guests, on the hugely popular UK Top 5 podcast, Call to Action. Launched in February 2019, he's subsequently hosted and interviewed some of the industry's greatest minds.
Giles recently collaborated with internationally acclaimed copywriter, Ryan Wallman (Dr Draper), to write, design and publish the #1 bestseller, Delusions of Brandeur; a no-holds-barred commentary on modern marketing and business. Industry legend Dave Trott remarked, “I love this book. Anything I spend my time on, I either have to learn something or be entertained, with this book I get both - along with great art direction. The only problem is that the people it takes the piss out of won’t know how funny it is. But that’s okay, they’ll buy it thinking it’s a genuine ‘How to’ guide.”
Even more recently, in April 2020, Giles launched the charitable initiative ISOLATED Talks®. It’s a rallying call across the lockdown divide for the advertising industry to unite and share ideas that help others whilst appealing for donations to the Samaritans; a charity under increasing pressure due to enforced isolation caused by the Coronavirus crisis.