The Connies 2017

Recognising innovation in today’s connected marketplace

Wednesday 3 May 2017

The Connies brings together the established UK Connected Consumer Awards from Mediatel and internationally based Connected TV Awards from Videonet, now part of Mediatel Events.

More than ever they recognise innovation and the emerging best practice from across all sectors of the media landscape, showcasing initiatives that meet the needs of leading media businesses and practitioners in delivering value to the ever more connected consumer.

We invited all those organisations that devise and power connected solutions internationally, whether media owners, broadcasters, agencies, brands, service or technology providers and innovators at large, to select from the categories below that best reflected the focus of their work to enter this year's Connies.

Previous winners include; Channel 4 - 'Ad 4 You', Craft - 'The Social Lives of Others', Sky Media - 'Sky AdVance', Yospace (with Channel 4) - 'Dynamic Ad Replacement for Live Simulcast', Facebook - 'Lego & Facebook: Kronkiwongi', Posterscope and Facebook.

Award lunch timings:
Drinks reception: 12:30 - 13:00
Lunch and awards ceremony: 13:00 - 15:00
Post event networking drinks: 15:00 - 17:00

Book your table today:
Full table (10 seats): £2,500
Half table (5 seats): £1,500

Tables include:

  • Drinks reception
  • Three course lunch
  • Post event networking drinks

The shortlist is now available on Mediatel Newsline.

If you have any questions or require any assistance with your booking please email us or call 020 7420 3252.

Categories

1 Best Research Project/Initiative

2 Best Use of Connected Data

3 Connected Campaign of the Year

4 Video Technology Hero

5 Best TV/Video Service Update or Launch

6 Contribution to User Experience - TV & Video

7 Best User Experience - Beyond TV & Video

8 Best Use of Connected Technology

9 Connected Agency of the Year

10 Connected Media Owner of the Year

Judges

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    Mark Cross

    Director, Chartroom

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    Richard Marks

    Director, Research the Media

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    Stacey Anklam

    COO, autoGraph

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    David Pidgeon

    Editor, Mediatel Newsline

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    Tracey Follows

    Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The Future Laboratory

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    John Moulding

    Editor-in-Chief, Videonet

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    Benjamin Schwarz

    Consultant, CToic Consulting

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    William Cooper

    Founder and Chief Executive, informitv

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    Ian Nock

    Managing Director and Founder, Fairmile West

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    Steven Hawley

    Principal Analyst and Consultant, tvstrategies

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    David Mercer

    Vice President & Principal Analyst, Strategy Analytics

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    Rob Ellison

    Senior Comms Planning Manager UK&I, Unilever

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    Craig Tuck

    UK Managing Director, RadiumOne

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Mark Cross

Director, Chartroom

A leading practitioner of behaviour change, evaluation and change management for business and marketing challenges with a track record in both the public and private sectors. Mark has recently completed a major project on Security behaviours for the Cabinet Office, and continues to work across sectors with projects in the media and tech sectors including applying cognitive intelligence in the online environment. He has worked in government as the COI’s Communications Planning Director – where he led and developed government’s strategic planning, evaluation and media capability. Mark is a Fellow of the IPA, having worked for twenty five years in the agency sector, including at the PHD Group, sitting on the IPA’s Media Futures Group for a number of years and representing the IPA as a BARB board director. He also helped the IPA launch and establish the IPA TouchPoints Survey an is a visiting tutor at the BPP University.


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Richard Marks

Director, Research the Media

Richard provides consultancy to media owners, industry bodies and agencies. He has three decades of experience in media research, encompassing custom research, panels, currency audience measurement and data integration. Before setting up Research The Media in 2012, whilst Global CEO of Kantar Media Audiences, Richard oversaw media measurement in 60 countries around the world. Richard is a regular speaker at international media conferences and is also Research Director for ASI (Advertising Seminars International). He is a media industry commentator for Mediatel Newsline and a regular blogger on media issues at www.researchthemedia.com. He can be found on Twitter @Richardmlive.


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Stacey Anklam

COO, autoGraph

A customer-centric executive with over 15 years experience delivering innovative, award-winning and privacy-by-design customer propositions across media, broadcasting and mobile network operator companies. Stacey Anklam has led direct, data and digital marketing personalization initiatives and driven commercial value for various blue chip global firms including Sky, Vodafone and BBC. A strategy consultant and trend forecaster, Stacey has launched businesses including Sky AdSmart, Weve and SeeSaw (Project Kangaroo). As autoGraph’s Chief Operating Officer, Stacey ensures autoGraph’s mobile operator clients deliver new ad revenue through autoGraph’s patented artificial intelligence and permission management platform. Clients of autoGraph have seen results such as 400% increases in content engagement, between 2 - 4x uplift in ad revenue and GDPR-compliant opt-in rates between 75 - 95%.


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David Pidgeon

Editor, Mediatel Newsline

As editor, David oversees the full operation, publishing industry news, interviews, opinion and analysis on a daily basis. He has edited the platform since 2012.Contact David on: david.pidgeon@mediatel.co.uk / 020 7420 3252


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Tracey Follows

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, The Future Laboratory

Tracey is a highly respected strategist and marketer, with over 20 years’ experience working in agencies and as a client. Her work in telecoms, technology, retail and media has helped to shape the future strategies of brands such as T-Mobile, BT, O2, easyJet and John Lewis. While chief strategy officer at JWT, Tracey established planning foresight as a new discipline. Before joining JWT she was executive planning director at VCCP, planning director at Lowe, head of consumer marketing at BT, and international advertising manager at T-Mobile. She left advertising to retrain as a futurist at the University of Houston and set up her own futures consultancy, working with clients such as Google, Telefonica, Unmade and several major advertising agencies. She is Marketing magazine’s resident futures columnist,and she writes and speaks extensively on the need for long-term strategies for business. She is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. She was also chair of the Account Planning Group in 2014 and 2015, and is the co-author of 98% Pure Potato, a book about the origins of advertising account planning. In early 2018 Tracey was also appointed the Head of Strategy at WIRED Consulting


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John Moulding

Editor-in-Chief, Videonet

John Moulding is Editor-in-Chief at Videonet, where he has been covering the evolution of multiscreen TV, connected TV and advanced advertising, among other things, since 2010. He has been reporting on television business and technology since 1999, when digital multichannel TV started to take root in Europe.


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Benjamin Schwarz

Consultant, CToic Consulting

As consultant, analyst and blogger, Ben is recognized as an international thought leader in the converging media space. He spent the first 10 years of his career in IT at Logica CMG as a developer and software expert. He then ran technology for a music start-up during the Internet bubble. Ben spent the next 10 years at Orange, first aligning strategy to a world with a nascent Internet, then running innovation programs and launching media services. For the last ten years, he has run his own company, CTO innovation Consulting, helping international clients with innovation, strategy, business modelling and technology. Ben has written many White Papers on content distribution and agility that intertwine a business and technology narrative. He manages communications for the Ultra HD Forum explaining innovation in next generation entertainment. For the last year Ben has been working on leveraging blockchain technology for multiple markets. He lives in Paris and his social media name is nebul2.


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William Cooper

Founder and Chief Executive, informitv

Founder of the independent consultancy informitv, William provides thought leadership and advises clients around the world on strategy and implementation around broadband and broadcast convergence, where the internet meets television. His clients range from small start-ups to major multinationals. Previously, as head of interactive at BBC Broadcast, William operationally managed the successful launch and delivery of landmark interactive services on satellite, terrestrial and cable television across multiple channels and territories and oversaw the exponential growth of the BBC’s online services. William began his career as a broadcast journalist and has over 25 years of professional experience working in the television, video and digital media. He has a PhD in Communications from the Institute of Communications Studies at Leeds University, where he was one of their first researchers, specializing in ‘video literacy’. William is internationally recognised as a leading independent analyst and commentator on the television and online video sector. He is a regular judge of international industry awards and competitions, and has been producer, chair and speaker at over a hundred international conferences. He publishes the informitv Multiscreen Index, tracking trends in television services worldwide. He is also editor of the influential Connected Vision newsletter, which is available as a free subscription from informitv.com.


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Ian Nock

Managing Director and Founder, Fairmile West

Founder of Fairmile West, providing Video Service and Consumer Device consultancy and professional services to the TV and Video services industry. 20+ years at the forefront of video service and consumer device strategy, technology, development and delivery, instrumental in many innovative multi-national TV, Video and Broadband businesses.


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Steven Hawley

Principal Analyst and Consultant, tvstrategies

Steve Hawley is founder, principal analyst and consultant for tvstrategies™ (Advanced Media Strategies LLC). tvstrategies is among the earliest pioneers in the broadband-delivered video and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) industry, and maintains a deep commitment to that industry. Mr Hawley provides consulting, program management services, subject matter expertise, and industry analysis relating to the systems, software and technologies that enable the secure delivery of digital and IP multiscreen video services to consumers. These services include live and time-shifted multichannel television, DVR, video on demand and other related interactive services that complement the TV experience. Areas of work and consultation experience include Program Management, Product Development, Industry Analysis, Intellectual Property, and Marketing.


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David Mercer

Vice President & Principal Analyst, Strategy Analytics

I have 28 years' experience as an industry analyst specialising in consumer technologies and media. I track leading technology vendors, service providers and media companies as they shape the emergence of new technologies, business models and customer experiences.


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Rob Ellison

Senior Comms Planning Manager UK&I, Unilever

Since the days of the Anchor Dancing Cows I’ve always wanted to work in advertising and have been fortunate enough to do so throughout my career spanning last 15+ years. I started out in media consultancy, paid my dues in the agency world at MEC, and currently ply my trade client side for Unilever as Senior Comms Planning Manager, with responsibility over the media investment for the UK and Ireland. I love running, my family, what I do, friends and West Ham United, but not in that order.


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Craig Tuck

UK 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.


Articles from Craig Tuck

Venue

The Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3ND

Nearest station:
Bank, Exit 5 (Northern and Central lines)

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