Happy accidents and unexpected collaborations provided the unlikely launch pad for Alecky Blythe’s career as a playwright and screenwriter, she told the UK NewFront conference on content creation, in an address that took in the Ipswich murders and a hostage siege on her Hackney street.
Brands need to break their money-focused programming if they are to create culture and truly connect with audiences, according to Guardian writer, blogger and technologist Christian Payne.
Data makes the difference between winners and losers in sport and business, claims England rugby and GB Olympics mastermind Sir Clive Woodward – but only if the entire team has access to the technology and the insight it offers.
Brands need the courage and conviction to make a genuine contribution to culture if they are to maintain their strength in tough times, an audience of marketers at DigitasLBi’s UK NewFront conference heard.
Brands and advertisers need to collaborate or find their businesses swept away in a new world order of disruption, according to advertising legend and porn pioneer Cindy Gallop.
For most brands, the goal of producing content that enters the culture remains a fundamentally challenging one, but an audience of marketers heard that there are compelling reasons why content marketing remains the buzzword of modern marketing at the inaugural DigitasLBi UK NewFront.