In his time at Allied, Adam has built world-class teams covering digital media, influencers, social, creative and tech development and has worked with major media companies to develop proprietary technology and data systems. Most recently, Adam has been a leading force in the shift of studios and networks to direct-to-consumer marketing via OTT apps, driving customer acquisition and retention metrics that have been up to 85% better than industry averages for a number of high-profile clients.
Pauline Russell is Creative Director of The Brief Doctor and is a global expert in creative brand strategy. She has led numerous global creative teams as both a Director and VP/Creative Director including teams at Scripps Networks, BBC Studios and Discovery. She has won numerous Promax awards, Kinsale Sharks and New York TV Festival prizes.
Raised on a diet of cartoons, video games and movies, it only made sense that I would become an Animator one day. It didn't hit me until I was in my teens that Animation was an arena that I could have a career in. Obsessed with animation. Whether it be animating on Clone Wars the TV series to animating Rocket the Raccoon, Venom, or working on personal projects, my joy is Animation.
Darwyn Metzger is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, and founder and CEO of Phantom, a digital marketing and social media strategy firm that specializes in engineering & seeding subversive digital propaganda on behalf of major consumer brands, start-ups, television networks, films, & celebrities. Phantom’s latest project known as “Pavemint,” has been described by NPR as the “Airbnb of Parking,” and seeks to transform one of the most archaic practices in American culture, circling the block in the pursuit of parking.
By day, Gavin is a Director and Designer for the UK’s beloved creative studio Aardman Animations. By night he goes under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography. In 2016, after speaking at the prestigious Do Lectures, he wrote the book ‘Do Fly’, a motivational mantra published by The Do Book Co & Chronicle Books. He co-founded the contemporary design store ‘STRANGE’ with his wife Jane and even appears in CBBC’s art-themed TV show ‘Art Ninja’.
Steve Brouwers is a Creative Director at SBS BELGIUM. He has been working in television for more than 20 years. He reads 3 newspapers per weekend, receives about a 100 mails a day, does too little sports, has too many friends on Facebook to ask for coffee. He lives in a blended family of 6 and loves them all. So he wrote the book ‘Almost everything you have to know about blended families”. But that is not important now. He is an inspirational speaker who sessions are well attended all over the world.
Victoria Milovanova is the chief producer at RT creative department. After starting her career as an assistant news director in 2002 at one of the leading Russian TV channels, she joined the RT news team in 2005 where she worked as a producer at talk-show and later moved to RT English promo department in 2009. Since 2017, as the chief producer at creative department, she has been producing various promotions and marketing projects for all RT family channels: RT International, RT UK, RT Español, RT Arabic, RT France, RTDoc.
Chris J Reed
With over 1,100 LinkedIn Recommendations, Chris J Reed is the most recommended keynote speaker, CEO, entrepreneur and bestselling author on LinkedIn. Chris is the “Only CEO With A Mohawk” and believes that everyone has a metaphorical “Mohawk”, what’s yours? “Opinion splitting”, “Controversial” and “Most Colourful” are just some of the ways that influential marketing magazine Mumbrella describes him.. He is your classic “Marmite” brand. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him!
James is currently a Creative Director at DDB Korea, where he oversees creative marketing campaigns for multinational firms operating both locally and overseas in various South East Asian markets. His past experiences include directing and producing documentaries in the topics of emotional design and marketing for Samsung Electronics Global Marketing Group as well as producing a UHD documentary of Korean Pop band “Big Bang” for national television in 2016.
Wade Jeffree & Leta Sobierajski
Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski aren’t your average couple. They eat together, sleep together, live together, and work together. Their studio, Wade and Leta, combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing all disciplines. Their client list includes Adobe, Airbnb, Comme Des Garçons, Google, Gucci, IBM, The New York Times, Samsung, Shiseido, Tate Modern, and UNIQLO among many others. Wade and Leta have given talks about how not to kill each other at conferences all over the world including North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. Last we checked, they are still very much alive.
James oversees 2CV’s business in Asia. He is an expert in helping guide clients, businesses and marketers through the complex process of customer understanding and has led agencies in the US, Asia and Singapore. James has been at the forefront of developing 2CV’s reputation as one of the world’s leading boutique Entertainment & Technology insights specialists. His primary interests lie in brand management, behaviour change and emerging technologies.
Joe’s 12 years of experience within Broadcast Marketing and Media planning spans across many international markets. He joined JWM in 2013 after several years at Viacom UK as Media Manager for Nickelodeon and now heads up the JWM Asia Pacific office in Singapore. JWM work with Broadcasters across the globe to maximise the potential of their owned media space to drive audiences to consume content and engage with brands. Services include; promotional strategy consultancy across both linear, VOD and digital platforms, facilitation and training.
Panel Session: Different Times, Different Talent
Moderated by: Janine Stein Joined by: Angeline Poh, Anna Pak, Camilla Andersen, Christine Fellowes, Virginia Lim
In the world of promotions and marketing, Rob’s been pretending he knows what he’s talking about for something like three decades now. Holy crap that’s a long time to get away it. But, it’s now one of those things that has gone on for so long, everyone’s afraid to just question why. So just humour him and nod your head once in a while if he corners you in a bar. He’s mostly harmless. He’ll probably just tell you he’s trained more Rocket Award winners than you can count on two hands and that the teams he’s proudly created all across Asia consistently break new ground in this industry each and every day. Oh, and he’ll probably also go on about how his proud he is of his present team in Malaysia. And then he’ll leave you alone.
Spending 18 years of his career honing those 3 essential skillsets as an On-Air Producer, Calvin had won numerous awards and led award winning creative teams in various OAP departments, both in Singapore and Hong Kong. In his current role as Associate Director, On-Air Promotions for Singtel TV, Calvin is in charge of the creative strategy and promotions for Singtel TV’s home grown channels, mio Stadium, mio Sports, Jia Le Channel, VODs, Singtel TV GO and CAST app.
Roberto G. Labayen
Robert Labayen is Vice President at ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading multi-media network. As Head of Creative Communication Management (CCM), he is in charge of promoting the company’s image, programs and advocacies. Their works have become part of the Filipino way of life. He was honored by the Creative Guild of the Philippines with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award while his Division (CCM) has won World Gold from Promax and The New York Festivals.