Nick Woodhouse

Nick Woodhouse
President and Chief Marketing Officer
Authentic Brands Group
Nick Woodhouse is a marketing and creative thought leader with a proven ability to launch, reposition and transform iconic consumer brands. With over three decades of experience, Woodhouse’s background spans the retail, branding, digital, sports, fashion, entertainment and marketing industries. Relentlessly results-driven, Woodhouse continues to be at the forefront of business and brand growth for Authentic Brands Group and its $18.7+ billion* portfolio of global brands.

As President and CMO of ABG, Woodhouse has forged a path alongside CEO Jamie Salter, establishing the company’s point of marketing differentiation early on, with a digital-focused strategy prior to the advent of social media into mainstream marketing. Through his innovative approach to brand development and commitment to the end consumer, Woodhouse has transformed ABG’s owned channels into powerhouse media platforms.

Woodhouse has an extensive background in buying, merchandising and operations and spent over two decades with Forzani Group Ltd. (FGL), holding a range of positions from associate to senior executive. With Woodhouse at the helm, FGL grew from 11 doors and $55 million in annual sales to more than 500 doors with $1.7 billion in annual sales and became one of the world’s top five sporting goods retailers.

Widely recognized for his achievements and contributions to the industry, Woodhouse is sought after for his expertise by the media, who routinely quote him and value his authoritative opinion. He is a standing nominee on Footwear News’ annual Power Players list, has been honored for his charitable work with the nonprofit Delivering Good and is an active member of the LIM College Board of Directors. Woodhouse is also the host of “A Conversation with Nick Woodhouse”, a new series that inspires listeners with insights from today’s leaders in business, entertainment, fashion, sports, and more. Pending acquisition of Reebok in Q1 2022*

Speaking in:

Tuesday
January 18
11:15 am11:45 am

As the focus on Chinese shopping festivals like Singles Day and 618 continues to intensify, how can international brands develop strategies around these local milestones to capitalize on their potential? In this session, Harlan Bratcher from JD.com will be joined by a Nick Woodhouse from Authentic brands to discuss the planning involved in creating successful festival campaigns.