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by on June 20, 2015 in Events & Awards, Latest News, Lead Article, Nuggets, Research, Uncategorized


The Next Big Thing Conference & Street Food Social

1 July, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1

Now, new and next in marketing, tech & consumer culture


Future-gazing, fun and food at a unique conference and party!

Things used to be simpler for the brand marketer. Then ‘digital’ threw a spanner in the works and fundamentally changed the way people engage with advertising and media.

But disruption reveals opportunity for the savvy brand, agency, media owner and tech entrepreneur. Along with other global cities like Tel Aviv, San Francisco and Berlin, London is a hotbed of tech innovation where marketers can mix with a vibrant start-up scene. Together they can re-engage the savvy consumer.

The Next Big Thing Conference will bring together global brands, agencies, publishers, investors and start-ups to examine the current and future impact of disruptive consumer and marketing technology on investment, strategy and planning.

We’ll blast you with precious insight all day and cut through the tech hyperbole in a series of revealing debates, interviews and case studies. We’ll feed you London’s best street food, pour drinks down you and play music from top DJ’s whilst you network with future partners at the Street Food Social.

Then we’ll chuck you out into the night. Tipsy maybe, but with new-found clarity on how a re-think of marketing can future-proof a thriving industry that can keep up with the pace of consumer and technology change.

Content, speakers & Street Food Social announcements

Look out for speaker, content and food announcements here very soon! Interested in speaking?

Please contact Dan Brain, Head of Content on +44 (0) 203 7726039 or


Gain access to key decision makers, lead top level debates and help attendees to have a good time by sponsoring The Next Big Thing Conference & Street Food Social. Contact Tim Brown on +44 (0)20 3772 6095 or for more details.

Book Your Tickets

Click here to get an Early Bird rate for the conference ticket, priced at £99 (plus VAT & booking fee) for the first 100 tickets only.

The evening networking is free, click here to register.

Who came to the Street Food Social last year?

Over 400 brand, agency, media and tech practitioners attended the event last year. Here is a small sample:

Active International Marketing Manager
Adam and Eve DDB Account Manager
AllSaints Paid Media Manager
American Express Strategy
AOL Publisher Manager
Bauer Media Account Director
Bauer Media Commercial Director
BBC Director, Spark
BBC Head of Digital
BBC Global News, BBC Arabic Social Media Editor
Belron International Ltd Group Digital Marketing Manager
BuzzFeed Global Director of Communications
Carat Account Director
comScore Marketing Manager
Contiki Holidays Global Marketing Director
DataXu Marketing Manager, Europe
DDB European Communications Director
dmg media Senior Communications & Marketing Manager
Fetch Social Media Manager
Game Central Manager
GDM Digital Head of Trading
Geometry Global Chief Strategy Officer, UK
Google UK Platforms Solutions Consultant
Havas Media Planner
Hearst UK Head of Programmatic & Audience
Hobsons Head of Marketing and Communications
Huawei Technologies Global Digital Marketing Manager
iCrossing Director
IG Wines Director
iglo European Brand Manager
iProspect Planner
iProspect Account Director
JCDecaux Associate Director
Lidl UK GmbH Senior Advertising Manager – Media
LV= Digital Campaign Manager
M&C Saatchi Mobile Business Director
Macmillan Cancer Support Marketing Logistics Manager
MailOnline Head of Audience Development
Marketing Week Features writer
MEC Head of Social
MEC Global Solutions Evaluation Director
Mediacom Senior Planner Buyer
MediaMath Marketing Manager EMEA
MG OMD Senior Comms Planner
MG OMD Client Director
NOKIA Marketing Manager
OMD Managing Partner
OMD INTERNATIONAL Associate Director
Omnicom Media Group Associate Director
One Central Point Head of Planning
Retail Week Senior Reporter
Rosetta Stone Marketing Manager, Enterprise & Education
Samsung Media Manager
Samsung Digital Marketing Manager
Shell Global Media Manager
Sky Product Manager
STA Travel Web Specialist
Starcom Mediavest Senior Planner – P&G
Starcom MediaVest Group Activation Director
Starcom MediaVest Group Creative Director
Starcom MediaVest Group P&G EMEA Client Services Lead
Swatch Marketing Manager
Tech City News Head of Distribution
Telefonica Corporate Strategist
Telegraph Media Group Multimedia Manager
Trinity Mirror Head of Group Enterprise
UM London Media Planner
Underwired Planning Director
Unilever Global Communicatons
Unilever Media Relations Manager
VICE Head of Marketing
Vizeum Planning Manager
Vizeum Comms Planner CEO – Co Founder
We Are Social Marketing Director
Winerist CEO
Xaxis UK Head of product
ZenithOptimedia Director


Previous judges & winners


2014 Judges

  • Paul Frampton, CEO, Havas Media
  • Venky Balakrishnan, Global VP, Digital Innovation, Diageo
  • Jon Owen, Retail Brands Director, Shop Direct
  • Marc Mathieu, SVP Global Marketing, Unilever

Winner: seenit

Participants: Yossarian, TVbeat, StashMetrics, SocialBro, Von Bismark, Rezonence, Sliide

2013 Judges

  • Max Benitz, Principal, Ingenious Ventures
  • Conrad Poulson, Head of Start-up Business, Orange France Telecom
  • Matt Pritchard, European Digital Planning Director, Kellogg’s
  • Anu Shah, Director of Ventures, BBH Global
  • Chris Sponiar, Principal, Unilever Ventures

Winner: Avocarrot

Participants: Locomizer, miappi, tamoco, wicastr, evrythng, London Brand Management, Future ad labs

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