“Running a smaller media business such as Housebuilder Media presents me with different challenges to those facing the biggest firms. The Independent Publishers conference is an ideal forum for focusing on those specific challenges, whether they be economic, strategic or business-related. I always come away from the conference with new ideas for developing and managing the HBM business.”
Ben Roskrow, Publishing Director, Housebuilder Media

THE 2018 PPA INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER CONFERENCE & AWARDS TOOK PLACE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 AT HILTON LONDON BANKSIDE

 

Time Agenda
08:15-08:55

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

09:00-09:10

WELCOME

Barry McIlheney
, CEO, PPA
Colin Morrison
, Conference moderator

Colin Morrison is a former journalist who has been CEO of magazines, B2B, and news media variously in the UK, Australia and Europe for companies including Hearst, Axel Springer, Australian Consolidated Press, EMAP, Reed Elsevier, and Future. He is now a non-executive director and consultant to companies in the UK and AsiaPacific. Since 2011, he has been writing his must-read blog at flashesandflames.com

09:10-09:40

INNOVATION IN MAGAZINE MEDIA

New content distribution opportunities, monetisation techniques, the latest in media technology, and new ways of telling stories are all covered in your free copy of this year's Innovation In Magazine Media World Report. Here, Juan will concentrate on innovation in business models, and will identify 11 Business Models To Reinvent Magazines in this case-study fuelled presentation.

 

Speaker:
Juan Senor, President, Innovation Media Consulting/Author of the 'FIPP Innovation Report'

To request a copy of Juan's presentation, please email events@ppa.co.uk

09:40-10:10

MONETISING YOUR AUDIENCE

What could you be doing in order to monetise your brand's audience more effectively without breaking the bank? Our panel gives their experiences of exploring potential new revenue streams and how to develop them in these rapid-fire presentations.

 

Moderator: Ian McAuliffe, Think Publishing
Speakers:
Nick Flood, Dennis Publishing  [Download Nick's presentation]
Patrick Napier, Rock Sound  [Download Patrick's presentation]
Rebecca Allen, The Drum  [Download Rebecca's presentation]

10:10-10:40

PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE FUTURE

What is the value of your company today? Whether you're keen to sell, buy, or grow, learn best tactics for positioning your business, how to prepare your business for sale, what buyers are looking for, costs to take into account, and pitfalls to avoid!

 

Richard Spilsbury has worked in publishing for the last 18 years and during this time has completed 34 acquisitions and disposals of business including magazines, websites and events in the UK, USA, Australia, many with Future plc. He has also worked with TI Media, Immediate Media, and Bauer Media. Richard is a chartered accountant who worked at PwC and his experience includes roles as Finance Director and Corporate Development Director.

10:40-11:20

COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:20-11:45

KEYNOTE

Catrin Griffiths, PPA Editor of the Year for 2018, talks about the recent transformation of The Lawyer. Hear about her experiences with introducing paywalls, integrating content and data, improving digital engagement, and positioning the brand as a truly leading voice.

Catrin Griffiths, Editor, The Lawyer

11:50-12:50

ROUNDTABLES - X 2 30-MINUTE SESSIONS

One hour, 12 roundtables to choose from. You pick your favourite, and after 30 minutes, you rotate. Simple! Share experiences and learn from each other.

 

 

ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE
LINKEDIN 'HOW TO'
MOBILE PUBLISHING
E-COMMERCE
MONETISING CONTENT
COMMUNICATION / WORKFLOW TOOLS
PUBLISHING WORKFLOW TOOLS
TALENT RETENTION
TALENT RETENTION
RECRUITMENT
SMALL CHANGES/BIG WINS
DIGITAL ADVERTISING
DIGITAL ADVERTISING
OUTSOURCING MAGAZINE DESIGN
OUTSOURCING MAGAZINE DESIGN
E-NEWSLETTERS
E-NEWSLETTERS
PLS PERMISSIONS
EDITORIAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
ENGAGING EVENTS
ENGAGING EVENTS
ENGAGING EVENTS

NEXT GENERATION CONTENT MANAGEMENT

 


12:50-13:20

LESSONS IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

A 30-minute masterclass in digital publishing

 

Most organisations believe that half of their revenue will come from digital channels by 2020. The latest trends in digital transformation reflect some particularly hard-won lessons from the past few years, on both the business and technology sides.

 

David will share lessons from the media sector and other categories to help you learn from others' mistakes, and to help you harness the potential of emerging technologies, new business models and changing human behaviours.

 

Speaker: David Gilbey, Digital Adviser, Investor, Non-Executive Director

Click here to download David's presentation

13:20-13:30

CLOSING REMARKS from Colin Morrison

13:30

CONFERENCE CLOSES AND AWARDS DRINKS RECEPTION STARTS 

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS

Mike Mackenzie

 


 

Jenny Sneed
Events Manager
jennifer.sneed@ppa.co.uk

 

Event Details

Hannah Bray
Managing Director,
Commercial & Events
hannah.bray@ppa.co.uk

 

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