Marketing & Branding Keynote Speaking

Let me tell you a story...

As a master of his storytelling craft with the ability to bend complex narratives to his will, Toby employs theatrical tricks to light up the stage, illuminate his messaging and delight audiences. 

Toby’s insights from the worlds of Theatre and TV alongside the highs and lows of owning his own brand and design studio Hide the Shark


provide him with a unique “artist eye” view of the challenges facing modern business organisations.

Toby employs a rich seam of humour, fizzing dialogue and energetic delivery to explore how storytelling and creativity can provide confidence and meaning in a fractured modern age.


An excellent bittersweet playwright. The onlooker is left teetering between hysterical laughter, and exquisite emotional pain.

The Independent (on previous work)

A show that sends you off beaming and sharing favourite moments from a hugely charismatic couple of hours.

The Guardian (on previous work)

A stunning new production...the comedy works on many levels.

Whats on Stage (on previous work)

Keynote speaking for Leadership, Branding and Marketing Conferences

"Have I Got Your Attention?"

In a world where narratives get spliced, diced and operate without context, how do you create a distinct, unique, cohesive story that punches through the static? 

Without a strong sense of direction, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, lose track of the bigger picture and become yet another narrative shard floating in an endless digital ocean. But in a sense, nothing has changed. Everyone still loves a gripping tale told well – and Toby Farrow is here to help you do that.

Using his magical command of the medium, Toby will strip down the narrative to its component parts and then reassemble it in a variety of different ways to demonstrate the power and versatility of a strong story.

Combining an acclaimed script-writing background with entrepreneurial zeal, Toby is the real deal – an analogue storyteller operating successfully in a digital world.

“Have I Got Your Attention?” uses his extensive understanding of popular culture to show how traditional storytelling techniques are becoming more relevant than ever for organisations trying to find their meaning and navigate a post-truth world of empty soundbites and never-ending noise.

Get in touch to book Toby for 2020.

What you’ll learn

  • Why insight is important
  • The art of emotional storytelling.
  • The power and versatility of a strong narrative.
  • How to use cultural reference points to provide relevance and depth to your business storytelling.
  • The big questions you need to ask yourselves when constructing a brand narrative.
  • How to fall back in love with your organisation by finding your story.
  • How to use storytelling to celebrate originality and reveal the real you.

Who’s it for?

  • Business Owners & Leaders
  • Marketing Managers & Directors
  • Business Development Managers & Directors
  • Digital Marketers
  • Social Media Experts
  • Creative Teams
  • Disruptors
Haai helps businesses elevate effectively

“Haai has the ability to deliver what is increasingly rare - the elusive WOW factor.”

Steve ShergoldDirector. TTA Communications

“Haai helped to bring us to life with their unique style of storytelling. The result is a bold, modern and engaging brand that sets us apart.”

Kim BarnardGroup Marketing Manager. Old Mill

Toby's vision, expertise, and experience helped us to develop and communicate a bold, exciting and direct narrative to our audience. His creativity and ideas have been invaluable in helping us recognise exactly what we want to say and how to shape our message with flair and style. Haai has made everything so easy!

Dr Martin Constantine & Mark PuddleTheatre/Opera Director & West End Producer

“Haai challenged us and brought a fresh perspective to the organisation. Rather than just look at the immediate task Haai looked a few steps ahead, ensuring we got better longer term cost effective results. I kept waiting for the bump in the road and it never happened.”

Matt PhillipsBusiness Director, Old Mill

“Haai are fresh, creative, bold and exciting to work with. The creative solution they came up with was close to perfection, resulting in the most successful Classical Season ever for the hall.”

Sarah RobertsonCommunications and Special Projects Director

“Haai helped us develop the proposition and identity for a new supporter programme. They were great to work with and really pushed our creativity.”

The Soil Association

"What you helped us achieve with the "Because I need more than medicine" campaign has been transformational for the charity – for the first time ever we can describe what we do in six words. We now use it with our partner GenesisCare in nine centres across the UK and we will continue to take it out more widely into the world. This campaign is something that I will always be very proud of."

Tracy TaitBrand and Marketing Director, Penny Brohn UK

Let me tell you a story...

Allow Toby to illuminate and delight your audience.

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