- Marian Salzman

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Despite her 20-year career in advertising, Salzman describes herself as a 'doom-and-gloom person'. As such, she didn't relish some prospects heralded by Robert Shapiro in his persuasive Futurecast 2020, especially his views on the future of terrorism. She is a partner at PR firm Porter Novelli.

- Sathnam Sanghera

Our resident Motor Mouth has just written his first book - If You Don't Know Me By Now, published by Penguin - so he spends most of his working week checking his Amazon rankings. But he managed to find time to hit the asphalt and test-drive the Kia Cee'd SW for MT.

- Emma De Vita

MT's assistant features editor travelled to Brazil to research her feature on Cadbury. 'It was a tough assignment,' she admits, 'but someone had to do it.' She found Sao Paulo, the world's second-biggest city, a crazy mishmash of old and new, rich and poor - and a big contrast to Blighty's historic Bournville.

- Lucy Vigrass

In the great dessert debate, Vigrass says she'd go for cheese over chocolate any day. She makes an exception for Cadbury's Buttons, so we feel vindicated in asking her to illustrate our Cadbury feature. Her work appears regularly in the Telegraph magazine. You can buy her art at

- Gary Neill

The illustrator of our data-security feature has never suffered a security breach. Which is fortunate - in the course of his 'strange little career', he has amassed some 40,000 scans. His work also appears in the Guardian and the Times, as well as at his new hand-built website,

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