Mike Halstead

Mike Halstead

Mike Halstead  is Managing Director of HH&S Group has more than 30+years in promotional marketing. He has a track record of employing new technology into tried and tested promotional mechanics. He Joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1981 as a graduate recruit and in 1983 moved over to the newly created Saatchi below-the –line marketing agency The Sales Promotion Agency, becoming Group Account Director on British Airways account.

In 1987 he founded a new sales promotion agency HH&S Group with Associated Newspapers, Pepsi and Pizza Hut amongst the first clients. Associated Newspapers is still a client after 27 years. Developed one of the early TXT2WIN
In 2007 Mike created the digital consultancy m2end specialising in Augmented Reality.
Clients include Volvo, Turner CNN, Royal Mail and Marston’s

Mike is also a Non- Executive Director of the Marketing Agencies Association – a trade body representing 82 UK agencies and a member of the ASA/CAP Sales Promotion Direct Response Committee. Mike is also a Non- Executive Director of Cowes Week Limited the largest sailing regatta in the world.

Mike’s presentation will be on Augmented Reality and Sales Promotion.
A new channel for tried and tested SP mechanics
A perfect match. AR, new digital technology channel with lots of functionality, a little misunderstood but bags of “hyped” potential and Sales Promotion the established, much used and abused, tried and tested, always looking for a new suit to reinvent itself. The backbone of many a brand and marketing campaign. Is this a good match? Does this relationship have the staying power or just another one night fling?