Speaker Profile

Marc Burns
Vice President, Advertising & Social Media/ AT&T

Marc decided at a young age to not work in the family Crocodile farming business, instead choosing the more dangerous waters of Advertising as a way to make a living.

He started in the mailroom at Clemenger BBDO in Australia where he delivered mail with accuracy and flair.  People noticed, and in a few short months he got his first business card: ‘Account Co-ordinator’.

He quickly became fluent in Creative, Production and Client Relationships.  In 2008 he relocated to the US with BBDO as an Account Leader on the AT&T business, while also becoming fluent in American.  In 2012 he became Managing Director of BBDO San Francisco.

Since 2017 Marc has lead Advertising & Social Media for AT&T, which he says is the best job in the world. 

He is a breakfast enthusiast, BBQ-sauce Sommelier, and loves cars that tend to not love him back.