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Jonathan Pease

Jonathan Pease

Having created many award winning campaigns, Jonathan Pease, known as JP, is one of Australia’s leading creative thinkers. Drawing upon 20 years of experience in the advertising game, JP understands what sells. Jonathan is an ideas generator, helping you unlock your creativity and innovation.

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We always enjoy an audience with JP – he brings creative colour, true consumer consideration, a geek-tech savviness, and a flair for story-telling to any room. We took the opportunity to have JP share with key stakeholders in our ASOS global team the key outputs from the annual CES in Las Vegas. His review was entertaining, informative, & considered. It was the perfect way to get a first-hand account of the highlights of the show from someone whom we trust plus have it delivered in a relaxed and collaborative environment. I’ve got no doubt JP would provide an engaging, creative & interesting delivery & point-of-view whomever the audience and whatever the topic. He is a true thought leader.
Jo Shapland, Country Manager, ASOS Australia


Technology moves at such a rapid pace these days it often feels impossible to keep up with. Your presentation really inspired us to rethink how we work with technology. It was all great but I especially enjoyed how you unpacked the latest technology trends and made them useful for our business. The office has been abuzz with new ideas and innovations ever since you left! Thank you very much.
Samantha Hansen, Country Manager – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Chupa Chups, Mentos and Perfetti 


Jonathan was part of our speaker line-up at our conference, SAGE (Secrets of Agency Excellence) which featured some of Australia's leading agency bosses, strategists, creative directors and client services directors. Jonathan moderated a session on strategy and planning which was one of the most well attended sessions in our conference. He steered the panelists through the main issues impacting strategists and planners with a great command and knowledge of the industry. I would not hesitate to invite him as a speaker to any future event we may hold as the biggest organiser of events in the media and marketing sector in Australia.
Camille Alarcon, Content Director - Events, Mumbrella


What a clever guy! This is the 3rd time Jonathan has hosted our annual AHL conference. He really owns the room from the start and his large-scale workshop techniques are amazing. This year he conducted a giant brainstorm session with our entire company of 250 people at once! I’ve been to a lot of conferences over the years and I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. It was a big task but amazingly JP was able to lead the group and spend individual time with almost everyone. What I found most impressive was JP’s ability to bring our creative ideas back to tangible commercial outcomes. Really impressive stuff.
Chris McGlinn, Director of Marketing and Entertainment, Amalgamated Holdings Limited


Jonathan Pease Travels from NSW
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Jonathan Pease's Biography

Having created many award winning campaigns, Jonathan Pease, known as JP, is one of Australia’s leading creative thinkers. Drawing upon 20 years of experience in the advertising game, JP understands what sells.  Jonathan is an ideas generator, helping you unlock your creativity and innovation.


He’s the Founder and Executive Creative Director of Tongue, one of Australia’s most innovative advertising agencies. Recently acquired by STW, JP still leads the business day-to-day working with some of Australia’s biggest and most loved brands; including Telstra, Audi and ASOS.

One of very few ECD’s in the world that started out as a suit, JP’s award winning career started in New York at one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, BBDO. This background, along with his Masters Degree in Business, gives him a unique perspective on commercial creativity and its contribution to the bottom line in the modern business world.

An ‘ideas man’ by trade, JP has created many award winning campaigns including The Colour of Dance for Telstra, The Hundred Project for ASOS and Little Black Dress for Diet Coke. JP recently started directing, with his campaign credits including The Australian Ballet, Telstra, Cure Brain Cancer and Chivas Regal. With the belief that everyone can be creative, JP often leads large scale brain storm sessions for his corporate clients. In his spare time JP runs ‘BIG’, an ideas course at the Communications Council.

JP is an entrepreneur at heart and has his own startup incubator called Up Ventures. JP helps startups package their business idea and raise capital. He’s highly skilled and experienced in the start up world and currently advises several emerging business including: Booodl – an online shopping assistant; Tiny beans - an online baby journal; Glarce - a line of sunglasses; and Bondi Bather – a swimwear label. JP is also working with several Australian celebrities on their emerging start-ups including Andrew Rochford, Magdalena Roze, Sarah Ellen, and Kyly Clarke.

JP’s expertise in creativity extends well beyond the corporate realm. Over the years, JP has had a successful international modeling career, launched his own fashion brand into 13 countries, written & sold TV show formats, and penned newspaper columns. Equally comfortable working behind or in front of the camera he has featured on several TV shows, including Foxtel’s smash hit, Australia’s Next Top Model, where he played the role of Model Mentor and Judge alongside Sarah Murdoch, Charlotte Dawson and Alex Perry.

A true believer in the link between creativity and living outside your comfort zone, JP loves to push the envelope when he travels. He has recently encountered the mighty silverback gorillas in Rwanda, lived and worked in the world’s largest slum in India, and trekked to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.

In Australia, JP has mentored at Juniperina Prison, a high security prison for young women. From a charity point of view, JP works with Make A Wish Foundation and Sir David Martin Foundation.

JP has served on the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Vanguard Board.


Speaking Topics Include

• Unlocking creativity & idea generation
• The power of commercial creativity
• How to create an authentic corporate culture
• Social media and technology
• Adapting your business in the digital age
• Startups
• Pitching
• Monetizing ideas
• Narrative selling
• Style for success
• Leadership
• Advertising, marketing and communications