Final speakers announced for Next Radio conference

The upcoming Next Radio event will feature speakers representing dotcom startups, and offer a unique look at new technology, independent production companies and audio monetisation.

Next Radio is happening on Monday September 19th in central London and will feature presentations which are either 9 or 18 minutes long.

Richard Huntington, the Chief Strategy Officer from Saatchi and Saatchi London tasked with solving their client’s biggest problems. He also delivers the agency’s thought leadership programme with specialisms in brand trust, affluence and mums and writes the popular advertising blog. At Next Radio he’ll talk about how to treat audiences in a more humane way.

Sam Crowther from creative audio tech company A Million Ads will open Next Radio, highlighting the power of audio in an especially-tailored experiential presentation.

Nisha Lahiri and Steve Martin will highlight how the BBC used audience research to develop a new and successful news product, the BBC Minute.

Other speakers confirmed and announced today include:

  • Ben Bowler, co-founder of, the live DJ streaming platform
  • Claire Powell, Head of UK Content, audioBoom
  • Cliff Fluet, media lawyer, Lewis Silkin
  • Brittney Bean, CEO and co-founder of Songdrop, the online playlisting app
  • David Lloyd, radio author, programmer, presenter and archivist
  • Dan McQuillin, Founder and MD of Broadcast Bionics
  • David Prest from the Radio Independents Group
  • Steve Taylor, Bauer Media Group

These speakers join, amongst others, Australian radio programmer Craig Bruce, Columbia Records’ Sam Potts, Chloe Straw from Somethin’ Else and talkRADIO’s Iain Lee, resulting in 25 sessions on the day.

Organiser James Cridland says: “This year, Next Radio will have the widest range of speakers we’ve ever had, reflecting the expanding world of audio. The most cost-effective and largest radio conference in the country, Next Radio is a must-attend.”

The event, back for its sixth year, is designed for people who make radio, or products for radio, to inspire them with new creative ideas and developments in the medium.

Organiser Matt Deegan adds: “With no panels, no suits and quick-fire presentations, Next Radio’s sixth year is shaping up to be the best ever. Delegates from across Europe will be making their way to the Royal Institution in London, eager to share ideas: we hope you can join us.”

See highlights of last year’s event here:

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Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:47 pm by Roy Martin

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