Dan Appleby

Dan Appleby

Managing Director, Drummond Central

Dan has spent over 20 years in creative agencies, starting out with Gyro, Wunderman and Engine in London before returning to his native northeast. He leads the 50-strong team at creative agency Drummond Central (#9 in Prolific North’s top 50 integrated list) working with ambitious brands including bet365, Greggs, Visit Northumberland, Flooring Superstore, Northumbria University, I Am Sold and Zinsser amongst others. 

Dan is an elected member of The IPA Council having previously held the role of IPA North East City Head and has recently been honoured with a lifetime Fellowship (FIPA) for his contribution to The IPA and the industry. He believes passionately that creativity is one of the most powerful forces in business and that the north has some of the best talent and is capable of producing some of the best work the industry has to offer.