Agencies and Companies

A win-win for your business and the world.

I’m sure you agree, there’s nothing more important than the nurturing of talent.

We know how important it is to you to develop, inspire and retain your future leaders. And to have well-rounded, more confident employees, who have a broad worldview. You want to encourage your high potentials to be more comfortable in ambiguous situations, have courage in their convictions, less fear of failure and a better appreciation of diversity.

And you want to do more good.

You’re looking for ways to apply your company’s unique skills to make a positive, meaningful and sustainable difference to the lives of others around the world.

We may be just what you’ve been looking for.

We believe in the power of the commercial world, which is why we have created this tailored training programme for you. TIE develops the leaders of tomorrow, helps shape the future of the private sector and provides people and companies with an opportunity to feel proud of their profession and the skills they have worked so hard to develop. Our placements are a safe forum to push your future leaders beyond their perceived limitations where your business or your client’s business isn’t at stake. TIE participants learn self-sufficiency, an ability to manage ambiguity in projects and be directly responsible for the outcomes. The result is extraordinarily empowering and injects them with a newfound confidence and belief in their leadership abilities. But it doesn’t stop there. TIE provides you and your top talent with that unique opportunity to make their mark on the world. And to make a real difference; one where you know you have fundamentally changed someone’s life.

We believe the commercial world has what it takes to change the world.

Our skills are some of the most powerful on the planet, and our TIE projects prove that we can not only make a difference, but also develop our leaders at the same time.

It doesn’t get better than this.

Our sector can be a driving force for change. Get in touch to change the world and unleash the full potential of your future leaders. Lets take things to the next level.



“For WPP there are many advantages: we are able to continue our investment in talented employees while improving their understanding of the global economy and developing markets; we are better placed to advise clients on corporate social responsibility; but most of all as a Group we are able to use our expertise for the benefit of society.”

JON STEEL Marketing Fellowship Director WPP Group

“BBH have been supporting the TIE Exchange since 2010. It’s a scheme that hits the sweet spot between our Charitable Giving initiatives, which benefit other communities, with real learning and development for our staff. Every BBH’er who has participated has described their project as a ‘lifetime experience’.”

JON PEPPIATT Chairman & Partner BBH London

“What we do matters. And no place is this more demonstrated than with this program, which allows our people to flex their muscles as marketers to help others and learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills along the way.”





Questions that are frequently asked by companies


We take leaders from a number of different industries, companies and disciplines. They can work in advertising, marketing, financial services, law, publishing, events, PR, creative services, design, planning, branding, digital, production….and the list goes on. If they work in a company, and have the desire to move ahead in their role and at your business, use their skills in a completely new way, want to learn new insights and ways of working in a real-time business environment, want to make a difference with their skills and change the world in some way, then you should definitely consider them for TIE. The important thing to note is that the company must sponsor the individual and weave it in as part of their professional development. If you’re not currently a client of TIE’s, please get in touch, and we can explain further about how you can get involved.

The CEO/Head of Talent/HR Director/Brand Manager/department head may pick out their rising stars and put them on a TIE placement so that they can develop their talent in ways that regular training courses just wouldn’t do in the same way. Or, other companies offer TIE up as a competition. Various people apply, and the company will then send a handful of people per year. But, in order for the professionals to get involved they do need to be sponsored by their particular company.

TIE is a hands-on tailored programme that runs in total from about six to twelve months, depending on when the participant goes abroad. The participant is only out of the office during the intensive 30-day placement based in another country whilst they are working on their social project. They can fit the rest of the programme around their day jobs. We have projects in South America, Africa, India, Europe and North America, and we’ll match the participant to the project that best fits their personal, professional and company objectives, ensuring a unique, tailored, mind blowing, and life altering experience every step of the way. The programme includes development training and orientation sessions to prepare your future leader; coaching sessions to give them the time and space needed to think clearly and objectively about how they can harness the TIE experience to become an empowering milestone that propels them forward in their career journey; a hands on, tailored approach that will ensure they are supported every step of the way; and accommodation, logistical support, 360 evaluations and pre-departure preparation to ensure success. The program is raw, will push your top talent to the limit, and inject them with a powerful energy. TIE placements are a catalyst to something extraordinary. Click here to see the full TIE process.

There are a few ways to approach the experience. You may choose to put all of the focus on the one individual involved in the overseas placement. Or, you may want to activate more of the company’s community and/or network in the TIE program by having them act as a support team for the individual back home. Both are equally as valid and impactful. Let us know what you have in mind, and what you’re looking for, and we’ll talk through the various options and ways we can package up the experience, ensuring you meet all of your objectives. Preparation is key and in order to ensure the individual develops in the best possible way, and you get the biggest return on your investment, we highly recommend that they prepare properly for the placement. We will work with them to ensure that they are clear on what exactly they want to achieve, what they hope to get out of the experience, what they hope to deliver, and what they hope to bring back to your industry and company. Finally, in order to realise the true impact of TIE, we have learned that companies need to embrace the experience from beginning to end, and have TIE working as a strategic element within the company, linking it with their HR and Corporate Responsibility departments. People come back inspired and it’s important to harness that energy and enthusiasm and help channel it to ensure you get the most out of the investment.

TIE is not for individuals looking to simply volunteer or take some time out from their day job. TIE is not a holiday. And not built for the masses. TIE is a tailored leadership development opportunity, sponsored by the company, that will push your future leaders in a unique way, provide them with an opportunity to use their skills to make a difference, and give them the skills necessary to make a difference once they return to their role at your company.

Absolutely! If you’re looking for honest reviews of TIE, or want to see the kinds of people and companies that engage with the programme, we’ve got lots to share with you. You can check out what they have to say here. You can also check out the video above for some filmed testimonials. Finally, you can see some in-depth case studies where you’ll find over 50 different stories from TIE alumni around the world.

It’s really easy to get started. You just need to contact us here. We will then explain everything you need to know about making things happen for you. Our projects work on a first come first served basis. Even though we are forever developing new and exciting experiences for our communications professionals, if there is a particular project that fits best with your desires, strategies or objectives, ensure you sign up and confirm things with us now.

If you have any further questions, you can find more answers at our FAQs or feel free to get in touch here. Lets take this to the next level – today. Get in touch!