This morning we managed a serious coup in confirming Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch as a speaker for the London Web Summit on March 1st. We also want to confirm 2 more speakers today: investor Esther Dyson, and Mark Read, CEO of WPP Digital. That’s on top the speakers we already announced.
Event News : Mike Lynch is announced as a speaker for the London Web Summit | TheMarketingblog | @scoopitsco.lt/5vXLYP
Mike’s had a remarkable career that took him from creating the very first audio sampler for the Atari ST to developing computer-based finger print recognition and finally achieving one of Europe’s largest ever exits with Autonomy $11 billion sale to HP. He’ll reveal all at the Web Summit.
We’re also hosting a Pub Summit in London next Wednesday, January 30th along with Seedcamp – a perfect chance to meet attendees, investors, startups and more in advance of the Web Summit. It’s free to attend, simply RSVP here.
The increasing complexity of the digital media landscape and the sustained pressure on advertising budgets present daily challenges for modern marketers. It is perhaps inevitable therefore that Transparency in media trading is an issue that is attracting increasing attention and concern for media budget holders.
At MediaSense, we address “the transparency issue” from a different perspective. While forensic accounting and legal counsel has a place in the debate, this will not change the direction the industry is heading in. [more…]
But what is the point of having a blog if no one is going to read it? There are many reasons why you’d would want to increase the traffic to your blog . It could be for monetary reasons, to gain more public exposure or to show off your skills. Bloggers want to see their sites develop, evolve and grow. So, how can you get more visitors to your blog?
Marketing business Jaywing has appointed Nicola Carey as head of planning.
Formerly a Senior Consultant at brand strategy consultancy Sparkler, Nicola brings with her a wealth of brand consultancy, planning and innovation experience, having worked with many well-known brands including Nokia, British Gas, Britvic and the BBC. In her previous role Nicola was also responsible for the management of the EE, Diageo and Red Bull Media House accounts.
Around 100 marketers have booked on to attend the digital marketing conference, On The Edge, being held in Bristol, 19th March. If you’re coming along, why not introduce yourself to the other attendees by replying to this post. We find this helps to break the ice and means you’ll know more people when you get there! To book your ticket or to find out more information, just click here: http://ontheedgelive.co.uk/bristol
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has appointed Kirsten Stagg as its new Head of Marketing, with effect from 11 March 2014. In her new role, Stagg will report directly to Alex Smith, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and will be responsible for spearheading the brand’s marketing activities in the UK.
Stagg (above) joined the Volkswagen Group as a graduate in 1998. Since then she has progressed through the organisation, holding marketing roles at ŠKODA, Audi and most recently Volkswagen Passenger Cars as National Communications Manager where she orchestrated several high profile advertising campaigns including the recent Woofwagen range campaign. [more…]