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In the borderless digital world, the pursuit of innovation and relevance is transforming the speed, scale and impact of consumer interactions with media in all its forms.
The boundaries of content have been shattered by new platforms, audiences and influencers, threatening traditional models yet opening up limitless opportunities for media businesses and brands.
As organisations vie for growth and competitive advantage in an ever more complex and crowded media landscape, the Business of Media Summit equips leaders with the vision, strategy and leadership tactics to shape and sustain the success of their media business.
Join executives from across the entire media spectrum – television, film, radio, music, games and publishing, as well as brand and agency stakeholders, technology suppliers, regulators and investors – as they uncover the models and strategies determining growth and resilience in 2018 and beyond.
The Business of Media Summit is an event like no other, a unique opportunity that congregates high-profile stakeholders from Australia’s media, entertainment, content and advertising sectors. This strategic event is your guide to media change, reform and innovation.
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 5 Star networking environment
Chief Marketing Officer
BBC Worldwide (UK)
Jackie Lee-Joe is responsible for the overarching marketing and brand strategy for all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses, including Top Gear, Doctor Who and BBC Earth, and spearheads the digital partnership strategy for the company.
Jackie has over 20 years of marketing experience in blue chip brands, largely in technology and telecoms. She joined BBC Worldwide from Skype, where she was Global Director for Audience, Entertainment Marketing & Broadcast Media. Her previous experience encompasses Virgin Mobile in Australia where she was GM Brand & Communications, Carphone Warehouse working across Europe and global brand and consumer marketing roles at Orange, based in the UK. An Australian national, she also spent six years in a variety of marketing roles at Ansett Airlines. As well as first-rate marketing experience, she brings a strategic mind and approach, a fantastic understanding of the possibilities of digital and considerable experience of industries and organisations undergoing transformation.
Global Head of Product Commercialisation
Vice President, Global Marketing Innovation
GE Digital (USA)
Global General Manager
Vice Media Inc. (USA)
Director, NYT Global
The New York Times (USA)
Al Jazeera International (USA)
Zahra Rasool is the Editorial Lead for Contrast VR — Al Jazeera’s new immersive media studio where she focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content. Before joining Al Jazeera’s Innovation Team, she was the Managing Editor of HuffPost RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT’s editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology. She used VR to cover the 2016 conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia. This was HuffPost’s first election coverage using VR and 360-degree video.
In 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory that provides complete, concise and contextual news on a world map. She also worked with Fault Lines, an Emmy-award winning investigative documentary show on Al Jazeera. Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she is very passionate about new emerging platforms and immersive storytelling in shaping the future of the media.
President & Managing Director - International
Parry Ravindranthan is Managing Director – International, overseeing Bloomberg Media’s growth efforts in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Since joining Bloomberg in 2010, Parry has overseen the growth of the Media Group’s Asia-Pacific business across all platforms, and played a key part in the recent launch of Bloomberg Business Asia. He has expanded Bloomberg Media’s commercial products, executed innovative distribution strategies, and helped Bloomberg Media Group realize a leadership position in the region.
Under his leadership, Bloomberg TV Asia has also expanded commercial partnerships in India, the Philippines and Mongolia, deepened Asia-Pacific news coverage and is today an award-winning network available to over 360 million homes worldwide.
Prior to his regional role based in Hong Kong, Parry was executive producer managing the Bloomberg TV partnership in Mumbai. His broadcast career has included roles as Editor at Al Jazeera in Qatar and Assistant Editor at CNBC-TV18 (Network18) in India.
Michael Ebeid AM|
CEO & Managing Director’
Michael Ebeid commenced as Managing Director of SBS in June 2011. He has almost 30 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles across the technology, telecommunications and media industries.
During Michael’s time at the organisation, SBS has launched Australia’s first National Indigenous Television (NITV) free-to-air television channel, refocused SBS 2 to attract younger audiences to the network, modernised in-language programming across analogue and digital radio, and increased its commercial revenues. Under his leadership, the organisation has embraced digital technologies and opportunities, with catch-up service SBS ON DEMAND now available on more platforms and devices than any other Australian broadcaster, and the SBS website awarded “Best Publisher of the year” by AMIA in 2014.
Prior to SBS, Michael was the Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at the ABC, and before that was the Commercial Operations Director at Optus Communications for 10 years, managing the Consumer and Multimedia Division, Optus’ largest division with over 3,000 staff, which included Pay TV. Michael began his career at IBM where he held numerous positions over nine years, across finance, sales and marketing, also working in Tokyo, Japan, and other Asian countries.
Michael completed a Bachelor of Business (Charles Sturt University), International Executive Development Program (INSEAD Business College, France), and Media Strategies Program (Harvard Business School, Boston).
Louise Herron AM|
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Opera House
Chief Digital Officer
News Corp Australia
Nicole Sheffield is the Chief Digital Officer of News Corp Australia. She is responsible for the company’s digital revenue growth and strategy; audience and subscription growth; content optimisation and marketing; digital product innovation; and technology platforms, systems and architecture. News Corp Australia is the country’s number one digital content publisher, with leading brands in news, real estate, sport, food, and fashion. Nicole is also driving the company’s video strategy and execution which includes the Storyful business and Unruly in the Australian market.
Nicole joined News Corp Australia in early 2012 as CEO of NewsLifeMedia, leading the lifestyle publishing division. In August 2016 she was appointed Managing Director of News Digital Networks Australia (News DNA), the digital arm of News Corp Australia, before taking on the expanded role of Chief Digital Officer in March 2017. She retains oversight of both NewsLifeMedia and News DNA.
Additionally, Nicole is Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia Board; and is a Director of Chief Executive Women (CEW). She has a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University) and a Masters of Business (UTS).
Nicole is one of the most senior women in Australian media. She has an intrinsic understanding of the Australian consumer and is a regular speaker and commentator on business, media and women’s issues. With a wealth of experience across a broad range of industries Nicole joined News from Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channels group where she was General Manager for four years. Before television Nicole spent seven years in publishing at Seven West Media’s Pacific Magazines where she held several senior executive roles and was instrumental in the early adoption of digital; and prior to this she worked in the multimedia division of Telstra.
Chief Digital Officer
Seven West Media
Chief Revenue Officer
Matt is responsible for all revenue generated within the Fairfax mastheads including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Australian Financial Review. He leads teams across agency and direct sales, key account management, programmatic trading, brands & audiences, ad tech & operations and the recently formed 50-strong Commercial Innovation division.
Matt’s extensive background as a global marketer, creative agency head and digital publisher makes him well placed to drive results for Fairfax customers. His previous roles include Director of Content Marketing at Cirrus Media Australia and Managing Director within the Publicis Groupe in London.
Chief Executive Officer
Mike is the CEO of Stan Entertainment; a world-class SVOD service for Australian consumers that he established in 2013. Stan Entertainment is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media. Mike was formerly the CEO of the Microsoft/Nine Entertainment ecommerce joint venture, Cudo, up until its sale in 2013. Prior to that, Mike set up the Invision IPTV service in Dubai as Vice President of IPTV for the Saudi Telecom/Astro Malaysia joint venture Intigral. Before joining Intigral, he headed Corporate Strategy and Business Development at ninemsn (Nine Digital) where he established and developed a portfolio of the company’s high growth digital media businesses including the start-up of MSN New Zealand and management of the EPG and listings business HWW. Prior to ninemsn, Mike led the roll out of Optus’ national ADSL network – “Bigfoot.” Mike holds an Honours Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Head of Content, Production and Development
Nine Entertainment Co.
Adrian is the Nine Network’s Head of Content Production & Development working across the Nine Network of traditional broadcast and digital. His role involves working with internal teams and external production partners to commission and develop shows that embody Nine’s brand and attract broad, mainstream audiences. He works across on-air, digital and social media to ensure Nine program brands reach the biggest possible audience wherever they are. This is Adrian’s fourth stint at the Nine Network. He started as a Newspaper journalist on the Sydney Morning Herald, before joining SBS as a news and current affairs reporter. He first came to Nine as a reporter and producer at Wide World of Sports working on Grand Prix, Commonwealth Games and other major events. A brief stint back at SBS as Executive Producer of Sport saw him secure the rights for the Tour de France but the call of Nine was too strong and he returned as the founding producer of the travel series Getaway. It was there that he launched Australia’s first commercial television website getaway.com.au in 1994. Adrian then spent 12 years in the UK working for Endemol and Mirror Group Newspapers in a variety of executive roles before starting his own production company. He created the UK’s first branded TV channel Thomas Cook TV, its first city channel London TV and conceived and ran Britain’s most popular mobile TV program as well as making television for The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. He has sat on several boards of both television production and digital businesses.
Chair, NED, Author, Mentor
Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, Chair of Office Brands, a non-executive director of Energy Australia and Autosports Group, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre For Media Transition at the University of Technology Sydney, and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously Head of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016.
Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She was appointed Editor of Dolly magazine at the age of 23, before spending the next decade editing a number of leading women’s magazines. She has held senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO of news and business websites including Crikey and Smart Company, and founder of the career website Women’s Agenda.
She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation and Women’s Agenda. She is a former director of Netball Australia, Odyssey House, Sydney Symphony Vanguard and The Apparel Group.
She lectures on digital media at the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Mentor with the Women In Media and NRL Women programs and a UNSW Alumni Leader and Ambassador.
She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, a BA (Mass Communications) from Macquarie University and is a member of the AICD. She is a mother of two young men and passionate about diversity and equality.
Director, Group Strategy & Data
Kylie Rogers has been the Managing Director of MWN for the past two years, and prior to that the National Sales Director. Kylie has worked in the digital media industry for a total of 20 years. As MD, Kylie’s responsibilities include running the business for co-founders Mia Freedman and Jason Lavigne. From growth strategies, to day to day actions, to staff management and culture
Prior to starting at MWN, Kylie Rogers was at Network Ten Limited for 17 years. Kylie held numerous sales roles at TEN before being promoted to National Sales Director in 2009. She was also responsible for setting up the newly created GENERATE division, Ten’s creative and content arm of the commercial group.
She is currently an advisor to a tech company in San Francisco, ShareRoot, and an Ambassador to the St Vincent de Paul Society for the Vinnies 2017 CEO Sleep out.
Fox Networks Group Australia & New Zealand
Jacqui Feeney is Managing Director of Fox Networks Groups (FNG) Australia and New Zealand. She oversees all aspects of the company’s operations in the region covering programming, marketing, advertising sales, finance and commercial partnerships.
FNG is 21st Century FOX’s home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties including more than 300 channels. In Australia this portfolio includes FX channel the destination for fearless premium drama; BabyTV and the newly expanded National Geographic Partners (NGP) business – a joint venture between 21CF and the National Geographic Society.
In addition to leading Nat Geo’s TV assets, Jacqui is focused on evolving National Geographic’s multiplatform and non-channel assets to drive growth including digital products, publishing, licensing & merchanding and travel. She recently oversaw the global-first launch of the National Geographic App for Optus.
Prior to joining FNG, Jacqui held a range of roles at Foxtel that included launching Foxtel’s OTT service Presto, and leading Foxtel’s movie channels and transactional pay-per-view services strategy and operations. She joined Foxtel in 2007 as lead negotiator and relationship manager for its portfolio of third party entertainment, movies, factual, news and childrens’ channels where she worked on numerous content & product developments across IPTV, Mobile, TVOD, Catch-Up, HD, 3D and Day&Date releasing.
Jacqui’s media career includes working for organisations such as World Movies Channel, Screen NSW, BBC London and ABC Television.
Jacqui serves on the board of ASTRA and the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) which connects philanthropists with social impact filmmakers including via events such as Good Pitch2.
Myki’s crystal ball was working well in 2003, when he launched Canadian-born VICE Magazine into the Australian market. Operating in only three countries at the time, the underground magazine has since expanded into the world’s leading youth media brand, with a global footprint in 30+ countries across mobile, digital and linear platforms.
As managing director, Myki has overseen VICE’s local expansion into Australasia’s most influential youth media company and Brand of the Year at the 2017 Publish Awards. He orchestrated a defining partnership with SBS to convert free-to-air TV channel SBS2 into SBS VICELAND in November 2016, now featuring VICE’s award-winning programming.
He has also developed VICE into Australia’s most awarded in-house branded content studio, working with preeminent brands such as Google, Ebay, Schweppes and Air New Zealand.
Head of Marketing
Chief Executive Officer
Gereurd is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Magazines, the multi-media and publishing arm of Australia’s largest and best-performing integrated media group, Seven West Media.
He leads a portfolio of the country’s most influential, iconic and powerful cross-platform brands including Better Homes & Gardens, marie claire, New Idea, InStyle, Women’s Health and Men’s Health.
Gereurd has more than two decades of experience across all facets of the media industry, having held positions at Guardian News & Media, ACP (now Bauer Media) and Pacific across editorial, commercial, publishing and general management.
He is also the Chairman of Australia’s industry body for magazine publishers, Magazine Networks.
Gereurd’s key skills include organisational transformation, strategic development, customer experience, commercial solutions, innovation and diversification in a constantly evolving media landscape.
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand
Commerical Director - Digital Sales
Nine Entertainment Co.
Pippa Leary currently heads up the Nine’s digital sales team, a role which sees her lead a sales operation responsible for the media company’s key online properties including nine.com.au, 9Honey and broadcast video on demand platform 9Now.
Prior to taking her current role Leary was CEO of Fairfax-Nine programmatic exchange APEX and prior to that held senior executive roles at Fairfax Media, including Managing Director of the publisher’s Digital Media division.
During her time at Fairfax, she was responsible for growing revenue and audience usage across smh.com.au and theage.com.au, while building the new online properties Brisbane Times and WA Today. During this time Pippa’s team also acquired Essential Baby and Weatherzone to diversify revenues and increase the reach of the Fairfax network. In this role Pippa was also responsible for media sales across the entire Fairfax Digital network.
Pippa also sat on the board of Solstice Media and is currently a Trustee Director for Equip Super.
Chief Executive Officer
Huffington Post Australia
JJ is a senior media executive with more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions at several of the world’s most innovative tech and media companies, including Rocket Fuel Inc, eBay, NineMSN, Fairfax Media and News Corp.
JJ is currently the Chief Executive Officer of HuffPost Australia. HuffPost Australia reaches over 5 million Australians every month, delivering the latest breaking news and top stories across politics, entertainment, sport, innovation, food and life.
Director of Television
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
David Anderson was appointed the Director of Television in March 2017. Prior to his appointment, David was the Director of the ABC’s Digital Network and Strategy & Planning divisions. David has enjoyed a successful career in the broadcast and media industry with a long history in television executive management and a strong track record delivering successful transformation projects. David worked in his capacity as Director of Strategy & Planning to refocus expenditure in the organisation towards audience-focused content, products and services. In his role as Director of Digital Network, David was afforded the opportunity to lead the organisation’s digital transformation by looking at ways to engage new audiences online and creating a personalised and connected online network. David also maintains a position on the Screenrights board
Chief Executive Officer
Ed Harrison joined Yahoo7 as the CEO following years of experience working with leading global, European and Australian media companies. Ed joins Yahoo7 from Fairfax Media where he held the role of Group Sales Director.
Prior to his most recent role, Ed was Commercial Director, Fairfax Digital and the General Manager of JCDecaux Australia.
Ed holds qualifications in Economic and Political Development from the University of Exeter, has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a current board member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Head of Agency Sales AUS
Head of Digital
Finn has been helping organisations with their digital strategy since the days of dial up. He currently leads Cricket Australia’s digital division, which includes an independent newsroom that covers cricket across the globe. Prior to CA, Finn headed News Corp’s national AFL (SuperFooty) and racing (SuperRacing) networks, before becoming its first National Digital Sports Editor. While there, he was a two-time Quill winner for best use of the online medium. In a varied career, Finn has been founding editor of Triple J’s magazine JMag, a sports reporter and the author of a pretty unsuccessful bar guide. He still pinches himself that he gets paid to watch, talk and argue about sport for a living.
Simon Crerar is BuzzFeed Australia’s Editor-in-Chief. The founding editor of the local edition, he leads a growing editorial team publishing impactful news reporting, entertaining buzz content, viral videos, and the most shared memes in Australia. Prior to BuzzFeed, he worked at The Times and Sunday Times in London, and at News Corp Australia. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he is the author of 88 Reasons Why Australia Is The Craziest, a book inspired by his biggest BuzzFeed post.
Chief Digital Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Dan Rosen is the CEO of ARIA and PPCA, the peak bodies for the Australian recorded music industry.
Prior to joining ARIA, Dan was based in New York working with KIT Digital from start-up to NASAQ listing.
Before leaving for the States, Dan worked as an Advisor to the Federal Minister of Communications responsible for innovation policy and as a lawyer with Minter Ellison.
As a musician, Dan won Triple J Unearthed with his band “Second Dan” which toured throughout the US and Australia. He is a passionate voice for the creativity as a Board member of Creative Partnerships Australia, former Chair of the NSW Creative Industries Taskforce and member of the Victorian Government’s Creative Victoria Taskforce.
Dan is a Fulbright Scholar who completed his Masters of Law at New York University.
Xbox Business Lead, Asia
Jeremy Hinton is the Xbox Business Lead – Asia at Microsoft. He leads Microsoft’s Gaming initiatives across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, South East Asia & India. With a professional career spanning over 20 years across both filmed & interactive entertainment with companies such as Village Roadshow & Mattel. In over 12 years at Microsoft he has overseen the launch of hardware, services, games, apps and partnered with content providers to deliver the most engaging gaming platform in Xbox. The most recent release of the Xbox One X is the world’s most powerful console & ushers in a new era of 4K content to living rooms. Jeremy is also currently a Board Member for the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.
General Manager, Global Media & PR
Geoff Ikin joined Tourism Australia in September 2015 as General Manager, Global Media, PR and Social based in Sydney.
His team are responsible for bringing together Tourism Australia’s Global Media and Social strategy, international public relations approach and major events, key broadcast opportunities, advocacy and the International Media Hosting Program.
Geoff has over 15 years’ experience across Media, Advertising, PR, Events and Agency Management, previously working for IMG/Rugby World Cup, Sydney and Athens Olympics, David Jones and more recently the Westpac Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Joan Warner is the Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) representing Australian commercial radio broadcasters across both metropolitan and regional Australia. In her role as CEO of CRA, Ms Warner oversees negotiation, development and implementation of audience measurement survey contracts for the commercial radio industry and the ABC, the whole of industry marketing & brand campaign, the co-regulatory Radio Codes of Practice, and industry copyright agreements. Ms Warner is responsible for negotiations across a range of regulatory and legislative issues with regulators and directly with Government Ministers. She is also responsible for the annual national radio conference, Siren Creative Awards and Australian Commercial Radio Awards. CRA also coordinated and managed the planning, rollout and implementation of DAB+ digital radio in the five metropolitan capitals covering 64% of the Australian population and continues to manage strategy development for the DAB+ implementation into regional Australia. Ms Warner has worked at senior executive levels in the private and government sectors and holds four degrees including a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education.
Editor at large
The Betoota Advocate
Errol Parker is the Editor-at-Large of The Betoota Advocate, the nation’s oldest newspaper. He co-founded the digital edition of the paper in 2014 with Clancy Overell, The Advocate’s Editor-in-Chief. He captains a local, reliable newsroom that represents a rich and diverse cross section of the Diamantina community. Parker is ultimately responsible for the business aspect of the media conglomerate, liaising with the sales department and local lobbyists.
Prior to The Advocate, Errol worked at The News of the World and The Sun in the United Kingdom, where he says he learned his craft and developed a unique taste for quality journalism. His rapid professional demise from Fleet Street and subsequent deportation from England is something he feels ‘affected’ his current outlook on the media industry as a whole. Born in Hong Kong to a homely Cathay Pacific stewardess and a prominent Namibian arms dealer, Parker rarely returns home to Sheung Wan but enjoys travelling on his Chinese passport whenever he can.
Parker’s co-authored two books with Advocate editor Clancy Overell, one of which, Betoota’s Australia, is conveniently due just before Christmas.
He survives by his memories of a better time and a blind English Sheepdog named Dog.
VP Advanced Solutions Group
Allen Klosowski leads SpotX’s Advanced Solutions Group, focused on enabling video advertising technologies for enterprise environments for pay-tv providers, broadcasters, MVPDs, telcos, and operators. The Advanced Solutions Group is a global consulting arm focused on assisting enterprise-level media owners and advertisers to plan modern architecture for their video advertising strategies, specifically in premium spaces like OTT. This includes designing end-to-end solutions for data activation, technical architecture, and product development in a way that enables buyers and sellers to transact around context and audience in a real-time, protected framework.
Previously Klosowski led the Connected Television (CTV) and Mobile initiatives at SpotX.
In an age where today’s trends become yesterday’s news and the outlook for the media industry is increasingly hard to predict, leaders are faced with a new mandate: converting uncertainty into opportunity. What kinds of competitive forces are challenging the structure and reputation of the media industry in 2018–19, and how are executives responding? What developments in media policy and reform are likely to have the most impact on the industry, and why are these changes unfolding? How can regulators and stakeholders support the development and distribution of Australian media both at home and globally?
As the demands and expectations of consumers continue to stretch media innovation to new heights, leaders are revitalising business models, product offerings and digital strategy to engage more individuals and communities in more powerful ways. What are the ongoing opportunities and challenges shaped by consumption trends including a surge in user control, cord cutting, and the time spent on mobile, social and digital media? How are media organisations addressing the hyper-fragmentation and re-aggregation of consumer behaviour across devices and channels? In the race to make media resonate with Millennials and Centennials, how are the wants and needs of these and other generations being listened to and addressed?
Faced with pressures to generate unique, convenient and viral content, media today can be a battleground where quality information competes with noise, where attention is a rare commodity and where consumers fight back through social and democratised content. What does it take to make content truly stand out in 2018? How are organisations defining – and refining – their understanding of audience engagement? What have leaders learnt from the successes and limitations of their in-house content, external content partnerships and strategies to monetise content? As more organisations pursue viral content, how are leaders approaching the quality, veracity and integrity of the media and its role in wider society?
From efficiency through to scale and impact, technology and data hold the promise to convert ideas into innovation, revenue and reach. What kinds of cutting-edge technologies have media businesses implemented, and what have been the results and challenges so far? How is data being collected and interpreted in ways that are valuable and meaningful for consumers, advertisers and other media stakeholders? In what ways are data systems and analytics impacting day-to-day operations and providing insights that can be harnessed across the enterprise? How are leaders integrating technology, data and digital strategy with broader strategic planning?
Navigating brand identity, efficiency, growth and sustainability is generating fresh approaches to change management within and between media organisations. How are leaders evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of direct and off-platform distribution models? In what ways can organisations convert the growing tide of participatory media, bloggers and social influencers into new opportunities? How are internal enterprise structures adapting to industry change and expectations around cross-functionality? What can established organisations learn from start-ups and new media about optimising the resources, impact and outcomes of media strategy?
As native and programmatic advertising, artificial intelligence and other developments reconfigure the consumer messaging landscape, leaders are finding new ways to adapt and strengthen media revenue models. How do personalisation and programmatic advertisements really impact consumer trust and user experience? In what ways are leaders connecting metrics such as clicks, shares and viewing time with business outcomes? How is the media industry addressing issues around viewability, adblocking, ad fraud and the flight of ad revenue to social and search giants? In an age of growing reliance upon peer approval, how are marketers communicating effectively with both individuals and communities to maximise reach, revenue and influence?
Fuelled by new trends, technology and talent, the future of media holds vast potential for those who are prepared to seize upon – and shape – the opportunities of innovation. How will media innovators continue to redefine the nature of media and its impacts on society? In what ways are media leaders helping their organisations to plan for the future and cultivate sustainable long-term growth? Amid the hype and scepticism of a “post-truth” world, how will media brands win and maintain consumer trust and loyalty?
SpotX is a video ad serving platform providing media owners with monetisation tools for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The platform features modern ad serving and programmatic infrastructure, and other monetisation tools, like solutions for OTT and outstream units. SpotX gives publishers the control, transparency and actionable insights needed to understand buyer behaviour, manage access and pricing, and maximise revenue.
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