Endorsements

“Rob’s analysis is awesome”

Professor Mark Ritson on Rob’s analysis of the US Presidential election.

“Rob has been a crucial part of the fight against Brexit ever since Best for Britain launched. Rob was our digital adviser when we created Britain’s biggest ever tactical voting campaign. This undoubtedly led to more anti-Brexit MPs being elected. His strategic advice on data, messages and testing has been excellent. Rob continues to be a vital part of our team fighting to stop Brexit”

Eloise Todd, CEO Best for Britain

 

“…distinguished digital business consultant”

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“Working with [RBDS] has been a really pleasant experience. Great tailoring of the work, really adapting the project to our needs and our goals, ways of working and global complexity. The team you put together for us was really knowledgeable and extremely nice. Great communication throughout the project, always respectful of deadlines.”

Irene Milleiro, VP User Impact, Change.org

 

“[Rob’s workshop was] Genuinely, hugely enjoyable and insightful – genuinely can’t think of where it could have been better or more productive.”

Jason Ash, Group Chief Marketing Officer, C&C Group

Rob's work featured in The Guardian
Rob’s work featured in The Guardian

 

“Really thorough, knowledgable, clear, friendly and fun to work with. Delivery was precisely what we needed with really meaningful insights.”

Mun-Keat Looi, Head of Social, The Wellcome Trust

 

Rob is an intelligent, insightful colleague with valuable perspective on almost any challenge. He brings wit and enthusiasm to whatever is on his plate, and works hard to dig into problems and understand them at their root. He’s got strong communications and management skills, and knows how to identify and recruit top performers. And of course, he’s got strong matter expertise in social media, digital marketing, CRM, and B2B. He would be a valuable addition to any team.”

Marshall Manson, Ex UK CEO Ogilvy PR, now Partner at Brunswick

 

“Rob is a digital as well as social media expert. Smart, practical and a pleasure to work with. He always adds a different perspective that adds value.”

James Myers, Head of Strategic Services, OgilvyOne Business

 

“Sensible, pragmatic, and wise to client needs and desires, Rob Blackie is a smart agency man who *gets it*. I worked with Rob when we were both at Ogilvy and ‘Director of Social’ is a huge under-sell of what he actually delivered for the clients and the agency. Covering everything from data, strategy, and ROI – Rob’s intelligence-led approach to any and all problems is already hugely missed and I look forward to the day we work together again.”

James Whatley, Former Planning Partner – Innovation, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising

 

“Rob is smart, personable and possesses a strategic brain with an in depth knowledge of the digital marketing landscape. Hugely experienced in the space, a thought leader and a great writer to boot. A real asset.”

Matt Holt: Head of Experience Planning, OgilvyOne

 

Really nice team, committed to our success that has been able to adapt to our change of plans, limited availability while delivering high impact strategy recommendation. They really understood not only our business challenge but our company culture and our internal organisation. We can’t wait to put this into action.

Sarah Durieux, Director of Campaigns & Communications, Change.org France

“Several senior New Labour figures have told me they think that Liberal Democrat Charles Kennedy, not David Cameron, was the most effective opposition leader they faced. That was not because of his opposition to the Iraq war but because of his team of arch-scrutinisers and campaigners he appointed to his front bench: ‘hard bastards who were always finding campaigns and ways to criticise us’ in the words of one Labour peer.”

Stephen Bush in the New Statesman, describing work done by Rob’s team when Lib Dem Director of Research