Breakfast Briefing with PCS: Prepare for the future of publishing
Ellie Austin scored a job at Immediate Media as a Features Writer for Radio Times after graduating from the Magazine Journalism MA course at City University. Here she talks about working in the fast-paced world of a major weekly magazine and the power of a good coffee.
DATE: April 26
TIME: 09:00 - 11:00
VENUE: PPA HQ
Change is the only constant and, while we often talk about future trends, let us not forget the significant changes Magazine publishers have navigated in the past. For example, the shift from metal to film and then film to PDF, the advances in desktop publishing, photography and design software, the revolutions in print and digital publishing.
What will be discussed?
This breakfast briefing will look back over key changes the industry has already embraced and future revolutions publishers should be preparing for today. How do you ensure you remain relevant to your audience? What strategic choices can you make today to insure your future? What does technology such as Artificial Intelligence mean for the industry?
Three industry and technology experts will endeavour to answer these questions, sharing their experience and outlining actionable recommendations.
You will hear from:
- Sean Briggs, CEO of Creative Workflows (Magazine workflow and industry expert)
- Richard Mansell, Senior Product Specialist, PCS (Editorial and workflow technology wiz)
- Matthew Carse, CEO & founder of IDS (Leading digital imaging and Artificial Intelligence entrepreneur)
These industry experts will share their predictions for the future of Publishing and advise on four steps Publishers can take today to prepare for the future:
- Team structure
- Business agility
- Artificial Intelligence
Who should attend?
- Publishing directors
- Business owners
- Editors and other senior executives of magazine media companies.
09:00 Arrival and coffee - Guests can enjoy refreshments and breakfast before the briefing begins.
09:15 Introduction - Before looking ahead, we look back at how the magazine industry has evolved to date.
09:40 What do the experts predict and advise? - What steps can publishers take today that will prepare their business for the fast-evolving future?
10:30 Q&A - Opportunity for attendees to ask the experts for advice specific to their business. Please feel free to submit questions in advance of the briefing.