25th July: Claire Mason
Claire Mason is the Founder of B2B marketing and public relations consultancy Man Bites Dog. A decade ago she set out to solve the challenge of how to market the knowledge economy. Today her multi award-winning team works with some of the world’s smartest organisations, turning their intangible expertise into Man Bites Dog stories – ideas that lead, and ultimately sell.
This year Claire was named Female Marketing Leader of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Man Bites Dog was recognized as Outstanding Consultancy of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
The business Claire founded on her dining room table with a £200 overdraft now employs more than 30 expert consultants and operates across the world. Along the way she has created a supportive pack culture which balances exceptional performance and collegiate caring - winning PR Week’s Best Place to Work for the past six consecutive years.
Claire is passionate about the power of big ideas to deliver remarkable commercial impact and is a frequent media commentator on innovation, thought leadership, B2B brands, entrepreneurship and culture. Claire has an English degree from Oxford University and an MA in Romanticism from York University.
A born entrepreneur and innovator, Claire worked on her first business at 14, published a book at 25 and aged 30 established Man Bites Dog as specialists in communications for the knowledge economy. Claire is an active member of the entrepreneurial community and has been recognised as one of Management Today’s 35 Under 35 leading business women, listed as one of the UK’s most outstanding young entrepreneurs in Growing Business magazine’s Young Guns, and named one of the UK’s most influential communicators by PR Week.