SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME
The ISBA and DMA (newly rebranded to the Data & Marketing Association) summer lunches both took place this week where the hundreds of attendees enjoyed the political perspectives of Tim Shipman from The Sunday Times and political commentator, Steve Richards respectively. Both speakers painted vivid pictures of our political landscape, suggesting the industry, and the country, should ready itself for a Boris-led government. Beyond that, neither would commit to anything beyond saying we are living through a period that future politic students will regard as nothing short of ‘seismic’.
MBC, EASY AS 123
From the 6-9th November this year we are holding our annual Media Business Course at The Grand in Brighton, where we offer emerging talent the opportunity to learn the ropes from leading experts in our industry, many of whom are previous graduates of the course.
Our delegates will be divided into syndicates and given a blue-chip client brief to devise a full media strategy, before pitching against each other to become the coveted MBC winners!
Former MBC delegate, Grant Millar (Global Lead at Spark Foundry) said: “The Media Business Course is the best training experience for nascent media planners available anywhere. [It] makes the planning and pitching experience safe, fun and stimulating and it is the best media experience of the year – every year. I say this as someone who was a syndicate leader nearly 20 years ago and has been back every November since.”
We’ve had a fantastic planning meeting and we’re really excited for this year’s course. If you haven’t already booked your spot, you can do so here. You can also watch last year’s highlights here and find out more about the Media Business Course here.
BABY WE WERE BORN TO RUN
Just a few weeks to go until Campaign’s Sprintathon in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, and we’ve dusted off our running shoes ready to get training!
The Campaign Sprintathon will take place at Olympic Park Community Track on Thursday 25 July. It will include agencies, media owners and industry bodies, and the aim is that full list of participants will cover the distance of a marathon in less than two hours.
Mark Evans, Managing Director of Marketing and Digital, Direct Line, AA Front Foot Chair & Founder of the Sprintathon, said “This is about the agencies, media owners, publishers and trade bodies of adland coming together to beat cancer faster.”
You can submit teams of four (two male/two female) to run a combined 400m lap here, and find out more about the Sprintathon here.
Who’s ready? We are!
AD OF THE WEEK
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