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Ian builds brands and creates powerful messages that resonate with their audiences.

Ian builds brands and creates powerful messages that resonate with their audiences.

About Ian:

Ian has spent over 25 years within marketing and communications, working both client and agency side on both consumer and b2b brands. Including several years as Head of Brand Communications at i2i / Ascential Events. He delivers brand and marketing communications consultancy for a wide range of clients, creating strong brands and distinctive campaigns.

Ian can help with:

Brand identity and brand development (establishing the platform - values, value proposition, positioning, look & feel, tone of voice), strategic planning, message development, campaign development and creative execution of integrated, multi-channel customer-centric communications that tell stories with purpose and build engagement across both traditional and digital channels.

Ian has worked with:

Ian has worked with many event businesses including Ascential / i2i Events Group, CloserStill, Ocean Media Group, Faversham House, Imago Tech Media, MesseFrankfurt, Upper Street Events and Raccoon Events. Plus GES businesses Blitz and Visit. Outside events, Ian has worked with leading brands including Audi, KFC, Orange, VW, Johnnie Walker, AEG, Zanussi and Citroen.

Rob's specialism is data and analysis with core skills including data strategy, engineering and visualisation, as well as project management.

Rob's specialism is data and analysis with core skills including data strategy, engineering and visualisation, as well as project management.

About Rob:

Rob has 10 years’ data and analytics experience in delivering large international data and analytics projects with specific focus on database/warehouse development, analytics, data visualisation, data quality and governance. In addition to this, Rob has spent the past few years working on insight and analytics projects, including building out the function as well as the practical work to analyse, visualise and present the data back to the client. 

Rob can help with:

With his keen business acumen, Rob helps businesses to translate strategy into requirements and put in place processes and infrastructure to deliver on key objectives. He remains committed to communicating with clarity to all stakeholders and ensure successful implementation of data and analytics projects. 

Rob has worked with:

For over a decade, Rob has held senior data and analytics positions with Informa Markets and UBM EMEA.

      Gary is a strategic business leader with vast experience both in larger and smaller organisations, identifying opportunities for transformation, growth and implementing change.




Gary is a strategic business leader with vast experience both in larger and smaller organisations, identifying opportunities for transformation, growth and implementing change.

About Gary: 

Gary has held prominent positions within the data and technology sectors at some of the largest event organisers such as UBM and Emap. He has successfully secured multimillion pound investments as well as project managed large transformation endeavours, CRM implementations, data builds, marketing and finance solutions.

Gary can help with: 

Data, integration and insight review, finance control, creating and implementing investment programmes as well as company transformation. He has the ability to work in different markets having defined individual department strategies right through to defining a global technology strategy delivered to the city.

Gary has worked with:

IMEX Exhibitions, INTO University Partnership, UBM, Emap and The Economist to name a few.

Kate knows all aspects of the exhibition industry.

Kate knows all aspects of the exhibition industry.

About Kate:

Kate Disley, Managing Partner, is the lead brand marketing strategist for TEMBO and one of the most influential marketing people in the exhibition industry.

For 15 years she has worked on, and delivered, marketing campaigns for over 100 events, managing budgets from £10,000 to over £1M.

Kate therefore knows all aspects of the industry and has recruited and trained many team members.

Kate can help with: 

Development and implementation of brand and marketing strategy, short and long term scheduling, budget management, visitor acquisition, analysing and acting upon market trends, devise product concepts, promotional campaigns, establishment of marketing goals and how to meet them. 

Kate has worked with: 

UBM, New Scientist, Ascential and many more events products and suppliers within the events industry. 

Experienced resource when you most need it


TEMBO works closely with clients to develop clear, structured plans with defined objectives, targets and strategies.

  • campaign strategies
  • research strategies
  • brand strategies
  • registration campaigns
  • PR plans
  • social media strategies
  • content ideas and strategies
  • customer care for exhibitors 

Develop & implement

According to each clients’ needs, we can then deliver all types of marketing and communication campaigns. Covering;

  • email
  • website
  • direct mail
  • partnerships
  • registration 
  • VIP campaigns
  • social media
  • previews & event guides management
  • onsite management
  • and anything required to deliver a successful marketing campaign

Analysis & recommendations

We will also assist with deciphering and implementing learnings from past events. Including;

  • post show analysis reports
  • management of the wash-up process
  • recommendations and content development
  • qualitative research; focus groups and case studies

And there's more...


Whether for email, website, direct mail or event guides; we have experienced exhibition copywriters on hand to give your communications that cutting edge.

Social media

The most efficient and effective way to engage your audience.  TEMBO can assist with strategy, delivery and asset creation, to produce award-winning campaigns.


Our event experienced designers offer cost-effective and innovative branding and design solutions, from direct mail pieces to animated digital adverts, logos to website design templates.


From brand strategy through to tactical marketing plans, we'll work in consultation with you to provide a Marketing Director level strategy  to kick off your campaign.  

Exhibitor support

Assist your exhibitors to ensure they have a successful and rewarding experience at your event – guide them on the right things to do to hit their objectives, gain strong ROI and give them good business reasons to become a repeat customer.


Through qualitative research, such as focus groups, persona building and case studies, TEMBO can assist with gathering the relevant data and insight and help decipher the key issues to address to (re) engage your audience.

Training & recruitment

Using our expertise in recruiting exhibition marketing professionals, we offer a consultative service to help you select the right person. We also run team culture improvement programmes, best practice workshops, and training for marketing teams.

Supplier selection & management

Call us to run your tender and selection process or improve and existing agreement. Conversely we also offer consultation and marketing support to service suppliers tendering to exhibition organisers.  




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Marketing Delivery

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Content Production

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Exhibitor Support

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  • TEMBO has supplied some great people for us over the last year. The people they provide not only integrate themselves as a key part of the team to deliver a campaign, they also provide valuable creative and strategic thinking. TEMBO is always my first phone call if I'm in need of cover.
    Phil Boas
    Marketing Director - Events, Infopro
  • TEMBO has been the perfect solution for us. We needed maternity leave cover and Kate and her team have worked within our financial constraints to provide a layered approach to the project meaning we have the right skill and expertise at the right time. It's flexible, innovative and responsive to our business needs.
    Ben Cordle
    Marketing Director, New Scientist
  • TEMBO are always my first port of call as they offer a unique service for the events industry. Having someone to call on that can provide clued-up marketers who can hit the ground running is an innovative and valuable resource. Add in Kate's strategic expertise, training and support in the background and it's easy to see why TEMBO has provided the majority of my freelance and temporary marketing resource requirements this year.
    Duncan Reid
    Event Director, Clarion
  • We had a short-term gap in our team and asked Tembo to step in. I was impressed with their knowledge, structured approach and the speed of response. Tembo will be first on my list the next time I am in need of a marketing agency.
    Tracy Bebbington
    Event Director, Clarion
  • Can’t recommend Tembo highly enough. They’re professional, collaborative, incredibly cost effective and really pleasant and helpful to work with. We love them being an extension of our team
    Madeleine Cole
    Venture Business LTD
  • Tembo takes all of the stress out of running your event’s social media marketing. From strategy to execution, they have been great, I am looking forward to working on more campaigns with the team.
    Ali Reynolds
    Global Marketing Manager, Acuris
  • TEMBO IMPACT were brought in to assist with our campaign and were professional and easy to work with throughout. The event content was complex, but they adapted quickly and effectively to all challenges that were thrown their way. I look forward to working with the TEMBO team again in the near future.
    Reece Fung
    Marketing Manager, GovNet
  • TEMBO IMPACT were hired because of their expert knowledge of the events industry. They have created and implemented a social media campaign process for six of our events and after a successful run we are now pushing TEMBO across the company as the social media team for FCBI conferences and exhibitions.
    Mike Setters
    Head of Operations (& Energy Division), FCBI/Thomson Reuters
  • TEMBO IMPACT took on H&S North very last minute but managed to deliver an audience equal with the previous year. We were impressed at how quickly they picked it up, their skills and expertise. Therefore, we contracted TEMBO for our flagship H&S event. They're knocking it out of the park, and we're tracking 70% ahead of last year in pre-reg.
    David Bishop
    Event Director, Western Business Exhibitions, part of Nineteen Group
  • We've always enjoyed a strategic relationship with TEMBO IMPACT. They are truly a strategic partner in every sense and fulfil the role perfectly with expert advice coming from deep industry experience and up-to-date market knowledge. Service responsiveness and sincerity have always been top class and more importantly provided us with the most needed push to promote our values more aggressively... We truly cherish the relationship and are very proud in associating with TEMBO.
    Kaushik Sen
    Managing Director, Coconnex
  • As we come to the end of the of the World Indigenous Forum and are taking stock of where we have been, I can not praise TEMBO too highly, they have been outstanding. They have been crucial to the success of the event: anticipating needs, suggesting solutions, and dealing with issues. The dynamic mix of their strategic planning, activations and the good old-fashioned 'roll your sleeves up and get stuck in' attitude has been remarkable. If this seems a little gushy and over the top - believe me when I say it's not enough. Thank you TEMBO.
    Kevin Jackson
    CEO, Blueprints
  • “TEMBO has taken all the stress out of finding excellent freelancers to produce our events. The freelancers they provide are extremely professional and go above and beyond to deliver quality products. Couldn’t recommend them enough".
    Kim Palfrey
    Deputy Head of Production, Arena International
  • Thanks again for your help. It's been SUCH a breeze working with you! Between you and I, I've also been working with our HR team to recruit for other permanent positions and the level of candidates they've rounded up for me just do not compare to the candidates you've put forth so really pleased to be working with you!
    Economist Events
  • Tembo quickly onboarded into our small team to help deliver our ambitious Q1 2021 online events programme. They provided efficient and effective support - in terms of comms planning and implementing key aspects of event campaigns (comms packs, graphics, social posts, in-event support). They're efficient with account management aspects, always keeping us up-to-date on time/costs allocation via weekly meetings and updates, so we could plan ahead and manage costs. Not sure how we used to manage without them!
    Sophie Lock
    Low Carbon Homes