The Advertising Association and ITV invite you to an evening of fierce debate between up-and-coming advertising talent, as Last One Standing comes to Manchester.

Meet our brave competitors below, who’ll make their pitch for the most impactful advertising campaign of the last 100 years. They each have just 10 minutes in the ring to hit you with their best pitch. Then it’s YOUR chance to vote, as four become two, and a head-to-head in the second round determines who stands victorious.

Tickets are free and so are the drinks  and it all happens on 13th July from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the University Technical College at MediaCityUK.

These events are heavily oversubscribed and it’s first come first served, so please RSVP now to or call 020 7340 1100.  All attendees must be registered in advance.

Meet our host:

Russ Morris
Heart Radio

Broadcasting for nineteen years, Russ Morris is one of the UK’s favourite radio personalities. Russ’ radio career began in North Wales, presenting his first show at the age of seventeen. Since then he has broadcast on some of the UK’s biggest radio stations in Stoke on Trent, Cardiff and Birmingham. Russ is no stranger to the stars. From Shakira to Paul Weller, Girls Aloud to Amy Winehouse, Russ has interviewed some of the biggest names in music: he was one of the first to speak to Victoria Beckham about her solo career and chatted exclusively to Robbie Williams about the Take That reunion. You can listen to Russ on Heart across the North West on 105.4fm; he presents the Drivetime show every weeknight between 4 & 7pm.

Meet our speakers:

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Rebecca Brett
TBWA Manchester

Rebecca started her career in advertising in 2015 as a Junior Planner at TBWA Manchester. Since then she has been honing her strategic skills across a brand portfolio including Pizza Hut, Remington and PAPYRUS. Outside of work, Rebecca runs ahighly unsuccessful food based Instagram blog.  

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Chrissy Kuharcuk

A graduate of the University of Salford, Chrissy began her marketing career as a Junior Copywriter with a leading media agency before moving into Financial Solutions as a Communications Manager. Chrissy joined the wonderful, crazy world of AO 21 months ago as the Product Content Manager, ensuring all web content is in-line with AO’s brand and super-friendly tone.

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K’Dee Melfi

K’Dee is a Partnerships Executive at ITV, specialising in the development of strategic customer partnerships between some of ITV’s most watched, most loved and most talked about shows and some of the country’s biggest brands. For the last two years K’Dee has been delivering creative ideas for brands through the unique use of ITV’s entire portfolio, ranging from on screen sponsorships to the commercialisation of programme IP and the creation of digital content.

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Georgia Penny

Georgia entered marketing as an apprentice, very quickly moving on to assistant level at PHD Manchester, working on AG Barr, Crown Paints, and Bentley Motors – making her name in the world of luxury. She then joined MediaCom Manchester as an Executive, working across New Balance, and Bahlsen Biscuits. She was a finalist at the AA Media Business Course 2016, and was recently invited as a speaker on a panel at the 2017 PPA Festival.