13 Apr 2011

MediaCom Engage: Future of TV Conference May 2011

MediaCom, in association with The Marketing Society and the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, are pleased to announce a half-day conference exploring the next five years in Television. The conference will take place in the impressive Hawthornden Lecture Theatre at The National Galleries of Scotland on The Mound, Edinburgh on the morning of Wednesday 11th May.

The conference will be compered by Jason Stone of David Reviews (http://www.davidreviews.com/) and will conclude with a Q&A session giving everyone the opportunity to quiz the panel.

Tickets are priced at £25 (£10 for Marketing Society and IPA members). Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Hamish Pringle – Director General, IPA
Hamish's 25 year agency experience with Ogilvy & Mather, Boase Massimi Pollitt, Publicis, Abbott Mead Vickers, his own agency Madell Wilmot Pringle, Leagas Delaney, KHBB and latterly Saatchi & Saatchi where he was Vice-Chairman and Director of Marketing, made him an obvious choice to lead the IPA, which he has done since 2001. Hamish will give his perspective on how the changing TV landscape creates both challenges and opportunities for creative agencies.

Rhys McLachlan – Managing Partner, Futures and Implementation, MediaCom UK
Kiwi-born Rhys probably has the most envied role in MediaCom, he gets all the latest gadgets, he’s allowed to pontificate about all sorts of flying car nonsense and, most annoyingly, he’s somehow managed to convince the bosses that a critical element of his role entails annual flights to Las Vegas in order to attend the legendary Consumer Electronic Show. Rhys will give us his views on the opportunities, behaviours and challenges for clients as the pace of change in TV accelerates.

Ryan Jamberotz, MD of Videology
Ryan previously worked for Leo Burnett in China and London where he led strategy project teams for Samsung and McDonald’s. Prior to joining Videology, Ryan was Director of Corporate Development for GroupM, the WPP media investment management company. Ryan is responsible for the growth of Videology’s optimal ad decisioning platform through both publisher development and strategic partnerships within the online video space and he’ll show us how Videology is changing the future of Video on Demand.

Ross Faulkner – Creative Solutions Controller, ITV
Ross joined ITV in 2008 as a Creative Solutions Controller. Prior to this Ross has had roles as a Senior Strategists at Naked Communications, an Insight Manager at Coca Cola Enterprises & a Media Manager at OMD UK. Ross works with media, communications & creative agencies to develop & implement broader creative and multi-platform solutions. Ross will give us an insight into how ITV are bringing big live-viewing events to life on multiple platforms beyond the broadcast.

James Rice – Regional Sales Director, SKY
Born in Glasgow, James has a pedigree in TV advertising sales, first with Granada ITV, then joining Carlton in 1992 to head up regional sales and invited to head up the Sky regional sales operation in 2006. He enjoys the job of selling the future SKY is creating. James will bring along the impressive SKY cafĂ© concept showcasing 3DTV, and TV on three screens – TV, smartphone and tablet.

Peter Reilly – Commercial Director, STV
Peter, previously sales controller for ITV, is responsible for driving airtime and digital revenue through STV advertising and agency relationships and holds overall responsibility for STV’s sales and commercial production team.