On Wednesday the 9th of September 2009, I flew to Sydney to meet Peter Irvine, Co-Founder of Gloria Jeans Coffees
- Peter Irvine Co-Founder Gloria Jeans Coffees
Peter has had over 40 years experience in business at a high profile management level and started his career as a junior at Sydney Advertising Agency DDB Needham.
Over a span of 33 years at DDB, Peter acquired an extensive portfolio of business expertise, commencing in media planning and buying, progressing to Media Director for Sydney and National Campaigns, then onto General Manager and finally ending his career at DDB Needham as Managing Director.
Whilst at DDB, Peter was part of the team that launched McDonalds in Australia. Little did he know those early years working with the global franchising giant would prove invaluable in the next phase of his life.
In 1996 Peter together with his new business partner Nabi Saleh, established the Gloria Jean
By Jeremy Hope 3rd August 2008
Today started with my favorite job of working with our Creative Director Anthony Price.
He has to design a calendar for one of our clients that shows people and global communities. The budget is tight as with most clients and we have to do our best to find inexpensive royalty free images. The great part was that I felt I had visited ten countries before 1o am.
We found some really creative images from America, England and New Zealand.
We produce all our television commercials in house but today we put the finishing touches on a DVD for an AMP agency called PYF Financial Planning in Albury in New South Wales.
I spent quite a bit of the day working on a strategy for the AMA ( Australian Medical Association ). Unfortunately I cant say anthing about that till it hits the streets.
Trevor Maggs and I met with Rob Hartnett from Business Performance International. I know Rob from the Blairgowrie Yacht Club and I’ve invited him to come in and do an assement of our selling process.
Hope advertising is franchising out globally and I need to make sure we deliver the same high level of service to all our clients no matter which part of the world they are in. We discussed some great ideas on worlds best practice and I’m confident that we can put some great things in place.