Graham Dodridge is founder and Chair of Silver Agency, a B2B powerhouse in Europe and The USA. He is founder of photographic charity Snap Foundation, and he has created an ecological ethical board game called Crunch Time.
Graham trained as a graphic designer at Gloucestershire College (GC), before continuing his studies at Arts University Plymouth. Initially working in property marketing, Graham found his niche in Technology marketing; starting his first agency at the age of 23. He founded global B2B agency Gyro in 1991 – now called Merkle; it is part of leviathan media group Dentsu Aegis. Graham has created long-term brand development and campaign programmes for Apple, Adobe, Dell and many others.
A keen photographer himself, Graham has commissioned and art directed photography throughout his career, with notable photographers including the late Bob Carlos Clarke (often referred to as the British Helmut Newton), and NME rock portraitist Steve Double.
Graham bought his first camera, an Olympus OM1 35mm, before embarking on a US-wide road trip in 1989, (as pictured below).
Everyone has a story to tell! Snap Foundation gives young people in tough environments, and charities, the ability to tell their stories. From the townships of South Africa to the estates of inner-city London Snap delivers educational photography and film projects to people in challenged environments. Supported by volunteers from the worlds of image making,
Find out more at Snap Foundation.
IMPS MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY
Graham supports fund-raising with brand and communications – most recently driving a 'Buy-a-bike' campaign to procure fourteen new motorcycles for the 2023 team.
He volunteered to be a Junior Watch Leader in 1975 at the age of eleven. This entailed a year of leadership training camps followed by four years of volunteer services. He then led teams of young people from Hackney in East London through a development programme of events. The Imps Motorcycle Team was born from this initiative.
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