Media 140 is fast approaching, taking place on Monday 26th October 2009 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. If you haven’t got a ticket already then bag yourself one here and save £40 off the ticket price with the discount code ‘litman140’. Your ticket will then be £95 instead of the asking price of £135. Don’t say i’m not good to you.
Today’s consumer has a newfound power with the rise of social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, forcing brands and marketers around the world to find new ways to engage with their consumer. Brand profiles and reputations are no longer dictated to the consumer but on the contrary they are shaped and driven by consumer demand, which makes for exciting and challenging times for advertisers and marketers.
Attendees will hear ‘warts and all’ (although i’m not really a fan of warts) stories directly from the brands who are out there engaging with their consumers through social media platforms. The event brings together experts and practitioners including; Tom Bedecarre, CEO AKQA, Paul Hoskins Head of Customer Experience EasyJet and Ted Hunt Digital Communications Manager from Innocent drinks, to share and debate with an audience of leading advertising, PR, brand and marketing executives.
I’ll be going so gimme a shout if you are too, put some names to faces and all..
Finally, here’s a few names that are confirmed to be speaking;
- John Beasley, Head of Brand, Red Bull
- Mel Exon, Managing Partner BBH Labs
- Amelia Torode, from the award winning ‘Compare the Meerkat’ campaign
- James Hart, Director at leading fashion retailer ASOS.com
- Robin Grant, MD of some agency (It wouldn’t be an event without Robin speaking!)
- Noam Buchalter, Marketing Manager Pepperami, Unilever
With the snow causing chaos up and down the country, it’s quite fascinating how open people are in showing off the amount of snow in their area.
We’ve seen Will Carling’s garden path, outside the back garden of Phillip Schofield and the view from where they are from a fair few hundred people in London. If you thought that wasn’t enough, people on Twitter are giving out the start of their post code and rating the amount of snow in their area (for example writing a tweet with SE15 10/10 #uksnow means your tweet will be saved here)
Ben Marsh has aggregated all the location based snow tweets in a rather brilliant map here
There’s some amazing pictures on Flickr if you search for london+snow and here’s a selection of newspaper homepages.. (in no particular order)