The Year Ahead 2017

An invitation only networking event

Thursday 12 January 2017

The Year Ahead is our very popular afternoon invite-only networking event for senior professionals from across the media industry, which sees panellists give their views on key media issues from the year, and their thoughts and predictions for the year ahead.

Event Partners

    Silver sponsor
  • Bloomberg
  • Headline partner
  • RadiumOne

Agenda

14:30 - 15:00

Palm Court

Registration and refreshments

15:00 - 15:05

Palm Court

Welcome

Introduction and welcome from Derek Jones, CEO, Mediatel.

Speakers

Derek Jones

15:05 - 15:15

Palm Court

The financial and economic year ahead

Scene setter presentation from Dan Hanson, UK Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence.

Speakers

Dan Hanson

15:15 - 15:20

Palm Court

Three key themes for 2017

Key themes outlined by Craig Tuck, Managing Director, RadiumOne.

Speakers

Craig Tuck

15:20 - 15:30

Palm Court

Interview

Mark Middlemas, Director of Communications, RadiumOne interviews Jenny Biggam, Co-Founder, the7stars.

Speakers

Mark Middlemas Jenny Biggam

15:30 - 16:45

Palm Court

Panel discussion

Chair: Derek Jones, CEO, Mediatel
Raymond Snoddy, Media Journalist and Mediatel columnist
Torin Douglas, Media Commentator
Tess Alps, Chief Executive, Thinkbox
Jenny Biggam, Co-Founder, the7stars

Chair

Derek Jones

Speakers

Raymond Snoddy Torin Douglas Tess Alps Jenny Biggam

16:45 - 19:00

Palm Court

Drinks reception

Speakers

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    Derek Jones

    CEO, Mediatel

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    Dan Hanson

    UK Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence

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    Craig Tuck

    Managing Director, RadiumOne

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    Mark Middlemas

    Director of Communications, RadiumOne

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    Jenny Biggam

    Co-Founder, the7stars

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    Raymond Snoddy

    Media Journalist and Mediatel columnist

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    Torin Douglas

    Media Commentator

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    Tess Alps

    Chief Executive, Thinkbox

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Derek Jones

CEO, Mediatel


Articles from Derek Jones
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Dan Hanson

UK Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence

Dan Hanson is a UK Economist at Bloomberg Intelligence, a unique research platform that provides context on industries, companies, and government policy, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service at BI . Mr Hanson specializes in providing economic research and commentary on the U.K. economy, which can be found at BI ECON. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr Hanson worked in HM Treasury for 7 years, primarily focussing on U.K. macro issues. He was most recently responsible for the development and maintenance of the HMT/OBR macroeconomic model and providing senior officials and ministers with analysis of short and medium term prospects for the U.K. economy. Mr Hanson holds a Master’s degree in Economic Policy from University College London and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham.


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Craig Tuck

Managing Director, RadiumOne

Having spent 20 years in the media industry Craig Tuck is now Managing Director, UK for RadiumOne. A leader in programmatic advertising, RadiumOne helps brands enable Consumer Powered Marketing™ by connecting and leveraging consumer engagement across Paid, Earned, Shared and Owned assets. Spending the early years of his career in B2B publishing, Cinema, then moving on to site representation business Lycos, and major digital media brands IGN, MySpace and AskMen working for a division of NewsCorp, Craig has now ‘found his home’ in programmatic martech. Fascinated and motivated by helping clients create Connections That Matter, he thrives on the creativity possible around audience, and helping brands respond to customers in a way that resonates in this new age. No longer is a silo’ed approach good enough if better outcomes are expected, those silos need to come together as one system and RadiumOne helps brands and agencies understand and activate that system in an efficient and impactful way.


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Mark Middlemas

Director of Communications, RadiumOne

Mark joined RadiumOne in Jan 2013. He is the Director of Communications and is responsible for building the reputation of RadiumOne in market. He has over 20 years media experience, spending 15 years in agencies running accounts including Coca-Cola, Xbox, MasterCard, the Bacardi-Martini portfolio and the Telegraph Media Group as well as a successful 4 year period in new business & marketing.


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Jenny Biggam

Co-Founder, the7stars

Jenny set up the7stars in 2005 with business partner Mark Jarvis. In ten years the agency has grown to be the UK's largest independent media agency with clients including Iceland Foods and Suzuki Cars. In 2015 the7stars was voted the third best company to work for in the Sunday Tines, and one of the Telegraph's 1,000 companies to inspire Great Britain.


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Raymond Snoddy

Media Journalist and Mediatel columnist

Raymond is a highly regarded writer and media consultant. He has written columns for The Independent and was media editor of The Times for seven years. Before moving to The Times he was a reporter on the FT for 19 years, covering media and communication issues. His television credits include eight years as the BBC’s NewsWatch presenter.


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Torin Douglas

Media Commentator

Torin left BBC News in June 2013 after 24 years as its media correspondent - and 40 years reporting and analysing media issues for the business press and broadcasters. A popular public speaker, writer and event chair, Torin is also director of the Chiswick Book Festival and was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to the community in Chiswick.


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Tess Alps

Chief Executive, Thinkbox

Tess is the Executive Chairman of Thinkbox, the central marketing body for commercial TV in all its forms and on all platforms. Thinkbox’s shareholders are Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Turner and UKTV who represent over 90% of UK broadcast TV revenues through their owned and partner channels. She took up the challenge of becoming its first Chief Executive and setting up the organisation in 2006. Thinkbox’s role is to help advertisers get the best out of today’s TV, by proving its enduring effectiveness and helping marketers navigate the developing technologies that are contributing to TV’s expansion. Immediately prior to this she was the Chairman of the PHD Group in the UK, a communications agency. In her 13 years with PHD she played a variety of roles - joining as Broadcast Director and founding Drum PHD - and ended up as Group Chairman in 2003. After reading English at Durham, a postgraduate year at theatre school and a spell in theatre in education, Tess started in TV sales by accident; she ended up as an ITV Sales Director before hopping over the fence to join PHD. Her career has been dominated by a belief in TV’s cultural and commercial importance and by trying to bring the two worlds of brands and TV closer. Tess is a past President and Honorary member of WACL, a Fellow of the Marketing Society and a member of the MGGB. She sits on advisory boards for the Advertising Standards Authority and BBC magazines and was a trustee of NABS for 3 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a member of BAFTA. In 2007 she won the Outstanding Achievement award from Women in Film and Television. Apart from watching lots of telly, Tess grows turnips, sings Tallis and is regularly thrashed at table tennis by her husband of 36 years and 17 year old son out in the Chilterns.


Articles from Tess Alps

Venue

The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD

Nearest underground stations
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Temple (District and Circle lines).

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