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Global Brand Director, Campaign, and Content & Audience Director at Brand Republic Group
Adrian Barrick – global brand director, Campaign, and content & audience director, marcomms division, Haymarket Business Media
Adrian Barrick has two roles at Haymarket. He was appointed global brand director of Campaign in July 2015, in addition to his role as head of audience and content across the wider marcomms division, where he is responsible for helping editorial and digital teams accelerate the growth of audiences in a multi-platform environment.
Since joining Haymarket in August 2014, Adrian has led the transformation of the UK portfolio, bringing together all of the company’s marketing, advertising and media channels under Campaign, launching Campaign in the US and Japan, and overhauling the brand in China and India.
Before joining Haymarket, Adrian was UBM’s first chief content officer, where he co-developed a hybrid community-driven content model and worked with teams in the US and UK to transform titles such as Information Week, EE Times and Building.
In a 30-year b2b career, Adrian has been a reporter, editor, publisher and – for four years – CEO of UBM’s Built Environment division. He has won a host of awards, including four PPA & BSME editor of the year awards, four PPA magazine and website of the year awards, and PPA publisher of the year.
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Director, Digital & Content, UBM
Luke Bilton is Director of Digital & Content at UBM plc, one of the world's largest event organisers.
Luke has worked in B2C and B2B publishing roles for companies such as Time Inc, Future Publishing and the Chelsea Magazine Company, and is fellow and member of the IDM Qualifications Advisory Board, advising on business-to-business digital marketing.
Chair, PPA BusinessRead more
Founder, round8; Owner, Union Thinking
Jim has been leading external hiring initiatives and providing talent advice for Content Owners, Ad Tech firms and Brands for 20 years. With offices in London and Sydney, clients include Business Insider, Amobee, Jamie Oliver, Refinery 29, Viceland, BBC Worldwide, AOL Platforms, Hearst, Euronews, DataXu. Jim has judged the British Media Awards, represented the media recruitment market for The Guardian and consulted around talent for digital accelerators, including Telefonica's Wayra.
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Head of Digital, Hearst UK
Hayley has over 14 years’ digital media experience and is responsible for driving Hearst UK’s digital strategy to accelerate revenue growth across all platforms.
She has a deep understanding of data and technology, and is focused on content and data-driven solutions to build meaningful connections between commercial partners and consumers.
Hayley joined Hearst UK in April 2016 from Hearst US, where she was Senior Director and Business Lead for Hearst Digital Media and Hearst Magazines International in its Core Audience Division.
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Co-founder, The Drum
Experienced publishing professional with over 25 years’ involvement developing publishing enterprises and products. Deep understanding of digital, as well as strategic, technical, commercial and leadership skills.
Specific knowledge of digital media, technology, product development, design/UX, marketing, sales and editorial operations. Comfortable working in both creative and digital environments with a passion for building great teams, great products and great experiences for readers and customers.
Entrepreneurial background of launching and developing numerous publishing enterprises, publications and digital products.
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Nial Ferguson is a highly experienced media professional who has worked in the consumer publishing for over 20 years. Nial has worked in senior roles for companies such as Emap, Bauer Consumer Media and Future Publishing, launching, developing and growing countless media brands across multiple platforms within verticals such as men's lifestyle, technology, movies, music, games and design.
Nial now works as a publishing consultant, assisting a raft of UK and global media companies, content agencies and technology start ups tackle the ever-changing media landscape. .
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Head of Digital, Technology Division, Dennis Publishing
Paul Hood is Head of Technology for the Tech Division at Dennis. He is responsible for the strategic direction, profitability and effective delivery of the digital business of the Technology division at Dennis Publishing.
The Technology portfolio at Dennis is made up of a mix of consumer and B2B brands, including the award-winning brands of Alphr.com, ExpertReviews.co.uk and IT Pro.co.uk
Paul also sits on the Digital board at Dennis, which provides strategic direction for the digital business as a whole.
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Group Director, Haymarket Consumer Media
Alastair joined Haymarket in 1999 and after 4 years in Haymarket Business Media joined F1 Racing as Ad Director. Following 5 years doing international licence deals and working with publishers from Mexico to Iceland, Alastair became Publisher of Autocar in 2010. In 2015 Alastair was appointed Brand Director for the Consumer Tech division and in April 2017 took over responsibility for Haymarket Consumer Media as Group Director. As well as travelling the world for Haymarket, Alastair enjoys family time at home and playing cricket in the Hampshire leagues.
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Operations Director, Incisive Media
Robin Shute is operations director of Incisive Media, with responsibility for digital, ad ops, customer data IT and production. He led Incisive's most recent digital product upgrade and migration of the business to a cloud-based hosting environment. Robin is a former journalist and is passionate about digital technology and the power of customer data. Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B media and events business focusing on the asset management and technology sectors.
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