Alastair Campbell for RadioCentre conference

RadioCentre’s new look conference this year has lined up Alastair Campbell for a Keynote speech.

He’ll join CEO of Starcom MediaVest UK, Pippa Glucklich and LBC’s Nick Ferrari who are also appearing at the free event on July 8th.

RadioCentre Chief Executive Siobhan Kenny will open the conference by unveiling a fresh new identity and direction for Radiocentre as it plans to evolves to meet the challenges of the digital age and an expanding audio market. Taking place at Bounce, a new events space in Holborn, the conference aims to address challenges and future opportunities in radio.

Alastair Campbell will be interviewed by Nick Ferrari to find out What it takes to win as well as how to deal with setbacks and challenges. Richard Huntington, Chief Strategy Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi, will take a look at Trust – why we have to give it, to get it.

Tuning into advertisers, will be a panel session exploring why radio is such an important medium, what advertisers want from it and how it should be used in a “digital first” landscape. Karen Gray, Director of Brand and Marketing Communications at Homebase, will be joined by Pippa Glucklich, CEO of Starcom MediaVest UK and Jason Berry, Creative Director at J.Walter Thompson.

Guy Phillipson, CEO of the IAB and Mark Barber, Planning Director at the RAB, will examine recent developments in digital audio, the wider context and listening trends across all formats in a session, Getting heard: the wider audio context and why it matters.

Further speakers will be announced in the run-up to the conference, which this year is being opened up to a broader audience including advertisers, agencies and digital players. The Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards are taking place the same evening at the Roundhouse in North London.

The conference is free to attend, but attendees must book a place by visiting conference.radiocentre.org

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 2:23 pm by RadioToday

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