John Keane is Chairman of LK Communications and is Managing Director of sister agency Ardmore Advertising. John is one of fewer than 100 Fellows of the UK advertising industry’s pre-eminent professional body, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). He achieved this during his 4 years on National Council and 2 years as Chairman for the UK Regions and for his contribution to best practice in the sector. With more than 20 years experience in the communication business based in both London and Ireland, John Keane is recognised as a media-savvy strategic thinker, never afraid to roll up his sleeves and fight to achieve the results our client’s seek. With an Honours degree in Communications he readily admits an unrelenting lifelong passion for the communications sector.
John is renowned for his advertising agency’s pioneering work within the tourism sector in Northern Ireland; Ardmore has created campaigns for some of the biggest brands, including Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau, Stena Line, and Translink. John headed up the team who developed an innovative TV-led campaign for Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau, widely recognised for its contribution to year-on-year increases in tourists to the city, culminating in a record 6.8 million visitors and tourist expenditure of £324 million in 2006.