2018 Agenda at a Glance

Loaded with inspiration, learning and business potential, the Festival agenda packs a punch!

You will find regular content drops on sessions and speakers here and the complete 2018 agenda will be announced later in the year.
  1. Data & Analytics
    • Rethinking the world of marketing measurement, data strategy and attribution: From Marketing Mixed Modelling (MMA) to Multi Touch Attribution (MTA)  
    • Marketer organisation structures: Competing more effectively in our ever changing consumer and technology environment 
    • Brand Safety: How to ensure your brand is safeguarded in all marketing environments whilst overseeing and protecting marketing investments
    • This session is brought to you by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) 
  2. New Session
    • What are the changing viewing habits of audiences? 
    • How can brands power meaningful partnerships to generate authentic, powerful and entertaining content on social and beyond?
    • Hear from TV Presenter, Patrick Aryee, as he takes you through his journey through the wildlife
  3. Social
    Serge DeNimes: The man behind the brand
  4. Brand & Creative
    • Getting the advertising you deserve
    • What’s the client’s role in creative excellence? 
    • Co-creating with agencies and creativity sabotage
  5. Realising Your Potential
    • Empowering, inspirational, a bundle of energy. Join the award-winning blogger The Slumflower at this myth- busting, confidence-boosting session
    • Celebrating your authentic self without fear of judgement
    • Stop worrying about THEM: How to embrace failure and move on 
  6. Insight & Marketing Intelligence
    • Find out how new tools and innovative thinking in research are transforming NHS Blood and Transplant’s marketing strategy
    • #Imthere campaign: Learnings from behavioural science around positive messaging 
    • Why should your messaging take into consideration cultural nuances and adapt accordingly for maximum impact?
  7. Content
    • How has Hello Kitty ensured its continued evolution and popularity across its 44-year lifespan?
    • “The Hello Kitty Gang”: Leveraging influencers on Instagram that are genuinely passionate about the character
    • Why Hello Kitty’s content strategy has created a valuable, international pool for licensees and retailers to tap into
  8. Digital Transformation
    • B2B is the new B2C: Find out how 3M’s Industrial Business is further modernising its marketing approach to be even more data-driven and customer centric
    • Learn to embrace change management: How can you shift skills, behaviours and actions to create the cultural and organisational change needed for success? How can you integrate agile approaches with org design to drive adoption of new skills, behaviours and actions?
    • Data is the great equalizer: Hear how 3M measures results and shares progress with teams to garner even greater organisational buy-in
  9. Content
    • How can brands successfully expand an inbound, cross-regional content marketing strategy?
    • Creating relevant content streams for both B2B and B2C customers: Challenges and best practices
    • Zipcar’s strategy for breaking down pre-existing perceptions around car rental, and creating shared value between their members
  10. Customer Experience
    • How Tesco help the modern consumer by providing product information, or reformulated products and better inspiration 
    • How Tesco can use strategic partnerships to reach more customers in a more relevant way 
    • The iconic Clubcard: How a loyalty scheme can be incorporated into all aspects of brand service
  11. AI & Tech Innovation
    • Listen to Spoon Guru’s study findings, revealing how AI can accurately recommend personalised food options 
    • What are the dietary trends spotted by AI?
    • Why AI is a game changer in the grocery/healthcare/retail sector and why should your brand take notice! 
  12. Social
    • Creating an authentic voice on social: Hear from Sacha Clark, SUBWAY® UK & Ireland’s Marketing Director and star influencer Arron Crascall on launching the Subquad initiative
    • Subway’s integrated digital marketing strategy boosts engagement on social: Find out the tactics and results 
    • Connecting the dots: Loyalty schemes, shareable content and influencer marketing  
  13. AI & Tech Innovation
    • Exploring cost effective solutions to engage with consumers: The role of VR, DOOH and interactive video – avoiding FOMO 
    • A journey into the future: Bringing your brand to life through new tech 
    • The importance of neuro testing before design: Test driving your campaign before launch 
  14. Insight & Marketing Intelligence
    • The Harry’s Masculinity Report: How Harry’s is listening to British men and redefining what a grooming brand should stand for
    • Hyper-targeting: Why understanding your audience’s values can lead to social change and bring results
    • ‘A Man Like You’ campaign: Breaking traditional stereotypes whilst leveraging powerful insights 
  15. Social
    • How modern travel brand Away approaches brand marketing, with storytelling as the driver, to build a brand people love
    • How Away approaches social content, brand partnerships, and experiential to bring the brand to life
    • How Away has taken a new approach to physical, viewing its stores as more than just a place to sell luggage, but to inspire people to plan their next trip
    • What legacy brands and traditional retailers can learn from Away's approach to brand storytelling and innovative marketing strategies
  16. Personalisation
    • Find out how MoneySuperMarket is taking personalisation to the next level as part of its re:Invent strategy
    • How to deliver the right message, at the right time, via the right channel and device - and track the results
    • Balancing optimisation with compliance: GDPR and beyond
    • Creating value for customers and partners: When is the right time to invest in teams and tech? 
  17. Brand & Creative
    • Exploring body positivity and advertising’s power for change with Grace Victory
    • Real women, real bodies: Why should brands be celebrating realism in advertising? 
  18. Social
    • Listen to the Marketing Week Masters 2017 Market Disruptor winner: The luxury lingerie brand’s journey from zero social media ads to making social the prime focus
    • “The Tween Collection” and “Curvy Sweetie”: How Cosabella created bra-fit social community campaigns around extended sizes
    • Find out the mechanics of the social campaigns that helped the brand discover lucrative new segments
    • How AI helped the brand explore over 35k first-party data variables and measure 300% ROI
  19. Social
    • Reaching 1m views on YouTube and 60k followers on Instagram, find out how Equinox Fitness Clubs are leading with content  
    • How Equinox launch globally leading fitness experiences by integrating social and experiential
    • Lessons from the wellness industry: Member engagement and acquisition 
    • Leveraging team and influencer networks to maximise reach
  20. Insight & Marketing Intelligence
    • Join Celebrity Intelligence as they reveal the learnings from the latest research report ‘Influencing Beauty’
    • What brands need to know: the new success metrics for influencer and celebrity-led campaigns
    • Future trends: How has AI and new tech disrupted the beauty sector? What should your five-year plan look like?
    • How celebrities compare with social influencers for beauty brands
  21. Content

    • How to shift brand perceptions with a multi-channel, striking visual campaign
    • Prompting customer loyalty in the age of mistrust
    • Restyling E.ON as a lifestyle partner and measuring campaign success 
    • How can brands feed data insights into their content marketing strategies?

  22. Realising Your Potential
    • Join the Step Up Club in this confidence-building session; the audience will be given the key tips and tricks to achieve maximum recognition at their work place
    • How can you negotiate your salary and keep motivation levels high in times of uncertainty?
    • Find out how to tap into your own marketing skillset and expertise to boost ‘Brand Me’
  23. Content
    • Experimenting with social media and media partnerships to emphasize the value of individual products: Finding what works best for your brand
    • The return of the Captain: Why brands should consider revitalizing historic brand assets
    • Tapping into contemporary, cross-generational market trends
  24. Personalisation
    • How Tails.com have engendered customer trust through their personalised service: “Food as unique as your dog”
    • Ensuring customer loyalty through convenience: Online subscription, delivery service and wellbeing advice
    • Personalisation shouldn’t be difficult: How can challenger brands maintain a personalised service as their business scales up?
  25. Social
    • How can brands coordinate and ally a UK-centric social campaign with a broader global initiative?
    • Children On The Move: Breaking down migration stereotypes in order to connect emotionally with refugee and migrant children and feel compelled to act and donate to support them 
    • The “supporter journey”: How UNICEF use social media effectively to distribute content and engage with supporters 
    • Find out what the key engagement and conversion metrics were that made this campaign a success
  26. Social

    • “Layover with a local”: Making travel more fun, and bringing people closer together, through social media
    • Why KLM invests heavily in automation technologies, such as AI, to remain famously personal
    • How KLM’s social media agents manage interactions in ten languages, across seven platforms
    • How KLM has established customer trust over social media, in an industry where security is paramount

  27. Realising Your Potential

    • Male stereotypes and emotional support: Why now is the time to break the taboos! 
    • Find out the steps you need to take to encourage conversations about mental health in the workplace and take care of your own wellbeing
    • How can tech accommodate emotional support and have a positive impact? Learnings from the chatbot Shim and +100k conversations with users

  28. Digital Transformation

    • “Commercialising the enablers”: How Barclaycard quantify which upcoming digital innovations will offer greatest ROI
    • The shift in required skills: From pure content management to optimisation of the broader digital platform
    • Driving Barclaycard’s online performance enhancement strategy, for the benefit of both employees and customers
    • How have Barclaycard thus made digital viewability and engagement a team priority?

  29. Personalisation

    • Establishing AXA as a lifetime “partner” to the customer, through personalising digital interactions
    • Tailoring policy products according to customer data on condition, lifestyle and history
    • How can companies allow customers to manage policies, claims and interactions online?
    • New technology: How AXA help individual customers to understand general health, fitness and care requirements

  30. Personalisation

    • How can big brands become more human and accessible with authentic, employee-led content
    • Leveraging technological innovation, such as AR and VR, to empower and engage each employee through storytelling
    • What marketers can do to measure the success of a personalised employer brand

  31. Customer Experience

    • When experience meets design: Maintaining experience standards across the hostel, from the website to the rooms
    • How a pre-onboarding process optimises customer experience from the moment that guests book
    • Community creation: how can brands use mobile applications to connect customers on a social level?
    • Why building relationships with local businesses can help brands to craft an authentic customer experience in new markets

  32. Digital Transformation

    • Find out how the MET office is paving the way for its digital transformation journey while faced with fierce competition 
    • How do you get senior management buy-in and ensure all teams support your DT strategies?
    • Taking action: In this practical session, hear how tactics, measurable KPIs and internal confidence are imperative to digital success!

  33. Customer Experience

    • “Aspiring adventurers”: characterising and understanding the contemporary customer to construct personalised content
    • Tailoring multichannel communications including sales, offers, newsletters, transactions, booking confirmations and so on
    • Modifying internal processes of segmentation, creative, search, fulfilment and workflow management through new digital initiatives
    • What lessons did Virgin Holidays learn from reorganising legacy data and centralising customer communication functions?

  34. AI & Tech Innovation

    • Meet TOBI: The first ever live chatbot in UK telecoms bringing online sales up by 50% 
    • Reimagining the future of retail: Could your customer services, online shop and inventory be fully operated by a bot?
    • Listen to Vodafone’s Head of Digital on how brands should be leading innovation from within 

  35. Realising Your Potential

    • Whilst flexible working, gender equality, the gender pay gap and the ‘mum economy’ are making headlines almost every day and form the key focus of many reports, a practical solution to these hot topics is consistently being missed. Could the solution lie in looking at what makes a happy mum?
    • Part of the Mum's Enterprise ‘Happiness Project’, 'Career Woman to Working Mum' is a thought provoking and sensitive report produced from over 1000 respondents 
    • Hear the insightful key findings about the fears, motivations, aspirations and what we as mums desire to feel fulfilled and happy in our working lives
    • Inspirational women who have overcome personal struggles will share their stories on stage and give their take on how to take charge of your own destiny to succeed both personally and professionally

  36. Customer Experience
    • Why should brands focus on accessibility and design while building their online customer journeys?
    • Find out how Octopus Energy's focus on inclusivity creates a better online experience for all customer needs including those with disabilities
    • Hear how challenger brands in the utility sector are investing in new tech to engage with customers in more effective and meaningful ways
  37. Data & Analytics

    • How have customer data insights helped to personalise lastminute.com’s e-commerce capabilities?
    • The “audience booster”: Building on lastminute.com’s existing data management platform
    • In an industry where customer requirements change seasonally, how can data analytics inform marketing strategy?
    • In light of GDPR, what impact will machine learning have on lastminute.com’s future data strategy?

  38. Data & Analytics
    • How Auto Trader have built out their data and advertising platforms to create smarter audience segmentation
    • Using data analytics to challenge conventions within the automotive industry
    • New insights into contemporary purchase behaviour: People spend more time researching car purchases online than ever
    • How can brands tap into first-party data to plan and deliver successful campaigns?
  39. Data & Analytics
    • How does Indeed process 25 terabytes each week to provide interpretable, actionable and measurable customer insights?
    • With 76.4% full-time employment in the UK, how are candidates searching for jobs in the present day?
    • Which customers have the most candidate-centric approach and propel Indeed brand awareness on both sides of the Atlantic?
  40. Content

    • Breaking into a crowded social media landscape against better-resourced brands, with a unique content strategy
    • How can SMEs translate data insights into a relevant stream of content?
    • Understanding how to interact with your initial adopters efficiently, but with a human manner
    • How SMEs should set realistic growth targets, in terms of content reach and engagement

  41. Realising Your Potential

    • How can you use your marketing knowledge to empower others and work on projects that inspire social change?
    • Hear from the champions of inspirational personal initiatives that will encourage you to leave the office ready to make a difference in your community and beyond  

  42. Content
    • Within the flurry of World Cup-related content, how can brands stand out during a period of huge potential exposure?
    • Identifying the channels and sport sponsorship opportunities that are most appropriate for your particular brand
    • Cost-efficiency: How can brands tap into notable sporting events without excessive marketing spend, and drive a stronger ROI?
    • When does sports marketing become a risk?
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