John D. Bernard

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John Bernard

Bernard at the Firefox OS launch event
Born John Damian Bernard
St Albans, United Kingdom
Died (1972-03-02) March 2, 1972 (age 49)
Alma mater University of Huddersfield (B.A.)
Chartered Institute of Marketing(Diploma)
Henley Business School (M.B.A.)
Occupation Marketing executive
Years active 1995-

John D. Bernard (born March 2, 1972) is a British businessman, start-up advisor[1], Board Member[2] and since 2017 a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Marketing [3] the largest professional marketing body in the world. Bernard was head of marketing of LG Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Mozilla and Siemens Mobile. He is credited as the creator of the "first moving 3D creative for an outdoor campaign" in the world[4], and also as the creator of the LG Mobile brand in Europe and the launching the Chocolate Phone.[5]. Bernard currently is the Marketing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Dexcom[6], a diabetes medical devices organisation.[7].


After graduating from university, Bernard worked for the Granada plc, then moved to Ford Motor Company.[8] He then moved to the role of Marketing Manager for Siemens Mobile.[8]

LG Mobile

Bernard became Head of Marketing for LG Mobile in the United Kingdom[9][8] and was credited with winning 3 awards whilst with the Korean manufacturer.[10] Bernard worked for LG Mobile for almost four years, leaving to join a competitor.[11]

Sony Ericsson

Bernard then became part of the Global Marketing team for Sony Ericsson[12]. In his time there he signed up the musicians Justin Timberlake, Champions League (football) sponsorship and Usher for global campaigns[13] to produce a number of local marketing initiatives.


John Bernard was the Global Director of marketing at Mozilla[14] running Firefox OS, the mobile operating system. Firefox OS was a competitor to Android and Windows Phone and the first Firefox OS smartphone (ZTE Open) was launched in Spain in 2013. Firefox OS, in May 2015 was available on various mobile phones made by LG, Huawei and Alcatel in over 30 countries and was considered a success story on how to introduce a new product into a hugely competitive market[15].[16]

Bernard joined Mozilla[17] from Canonical Ltd.[18].


John Bernard was awarded the UK Marketer of the Year for 2013,[19] Marketing Week magazine's 'Vision' 100 for 2014[20] and voted into the Drum Digirati, a list of the influential people across the breadth of the UK’s digital marketing industries.[21] Bernard was also shortlisted for the 'Digital Marketer of the Year' award.[22]


Bernard is a Board member of two organisations, the Open Web Device Compliance Review Board[23] and the Chartered Institute of Marketing[24]

In 2018 it was announced that he will be conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield for 'Services to Marketing'.[25]


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  11. "Sony Ericsson Takes in former LG marketing head". Retrieved 8 August 2007. 
  12. "Sony Ericsson Recruits ex-LG Marketing Head in Senior Role". Marketing Week. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  13. "Sony Ericsson signs R&B star Usher for Walkman range". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  14. "Campaign: Mozilla hires ex-LG marketer to lead mobile launch". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  15. "John Bernard Profile at Bloomberg". Retrieved 20 April 2018. 
  16. Mamiit, Aaron (2 March 2015). "Firefox Partners With Verizon, Other Carriers To Boost Presence Of Firefox OS In Wealthy And Developing Countries". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  17. Withers, Paul (25 September 2012). "Mozilla recruits Bernard for Firefox OS launch - Mobile News Online". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  18. "Ubuntu Loses Marketing Guru to Firefox OS - OMG! Ubuntu!". 25 September 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  19. "Marketing Week Engage Awards: The magnificent winners - Marketing Week". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  20. "Vision 100: Explore the full list of visionaries - Marketing Week". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  21. "The Drum Digerati 2014". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  22. "The Digital Masters Awards announce the shortlists 2014 : The Up Group". Retrieved 28 March 2018. 
  23. "OWDCRB Board". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  24. "CIM About Us Leadership". Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  25. "Recipients to Receive Honorary Doctorate". Retrieved 10 February 2018.