Digital Day

The Digital Day - London

Digitas London, 28 June, 9:30am to 4:30pm

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Designed BY and FOR leaders like you. Sit forward. Plug in. Re-energise! 


After years of lockdowns and limitations, of working from home and away from colleagues and peers, it's time for something different. 

You've told us what you need; new knowledge, new contacts and new ideas to help you and your company succeed.

You want to be inspired, to share and connect with digital thought leaders, innovators and changemakers. 


Get ready for a game-changing day. View the programme.

Join us on Tuesday 28 June in the heart of the city for The Digital Day London.

We'll get behind the shiny new toys, myth bust the memes and explore how brands and agencies have connected the dots to connect to customers. 

In an intimate, high-quality and action-packed six hours, we'll explore:

  • Brands and agencies that have cut through the noise, won attention and driven loyalty by doing good
  • How digital can help to win and keep talent in the hybrid world
  • The ups, downs and intricacies of data when the cookie jar is empty 

…and we’ll answer the question we’re all struggling with: "How do marketers build trust in the Age of Unreal?"

Bring your notebook, bring your teams. Prepare yourself for a sumptuous smorgasbord of short stories, intimate conversations and creative collaboration.

The day is a much-needed chance to connect, collaborate and discover what YOU need to know to start a marketing revolution.

Show your business and the world why great marketing matters.


Skip the FOMO; be part of the experience

We want The Digital Day to be special; different from a big, impersonal event so that participants can truly connect. Spaces will be limited, so grab yours whilst you can.

Member: £299 + VAT
Non-member: £400 + VAT
Member and Guest: £550 + VAT (save £149)

 

Speakers

Giles Rhys Jones

CMO, What3words

Dr Tharaka Gunarathne MBChB

High Performance Expert & Psychiatrist

Pete Markey

Chief Marketing Officer, Boots

Katz Kiely

Founder and CEO, BEEP

Michael Omoniyi

Social Entrepreneur, Leader, Speaker, Academic, Commentator, Artist, Activist And Polymath

Aimee Bryan

Head of Play Propositions, The LEGO Group

Ghida Ibrahim

Lead Quantitative Engineer and Data Scientist, Meta

Damian Ferrar

SVP Innovation Director & Global Head of Jack X

Sophie Raptis

Client Director, The Ozone Project

James Delaney

Chairman, Block by Block Foundation

Laura Jordan Bambach

President & CCO UK, Grey

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Programme

As marketers, we know stories are more impactful than stats and pitches. Digital Day will present a tapestry of warts-and-all stories of what has worked and what hasn’t so we can all learn together.

Each story will be short and perfectly formed. Storytellers won’t just pitch their outcome but explain the perilous nail-biting journey they took to get there.


Voice from the Future 
Dystopian and Utopian Vision of Digital Marketing in 2032 
Michael Omoniyi Founder + CEO The Common Sense Network

When Change Agents Collide
Two digital change agents from different companies talk about how they made the amazing happen over COVID - by finding unexpected ways to leverage their brand's power and market influence to make the unthinkable happen.

Focus on the Edge - Cosy conversation 
How many people would choose to call themselves “ordinary”, “standard” or “average”? In her provocative presentation, Aimee will explore the power of putting the extraordinary, the special at the epicentre of every digital design process to get much, much better results. 
Aimee Bryan, Head of Play Propositions, Creative Play Lab Lego 

The Future of Work Meta - Firepit 
As Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We have left the office. The world will never go back to the old normal. We will present the challenges and opportunities. What have brands learned about how to better engage, energise and excite their teams. Wherever they are.
Damien Ferrier, SVP Innovation Director & Global Head Jack Morton 

Creating the trusted, premium web 
With great power comes great responsibility - and with a stronger-than-ever digital advertising economy. Sophie will explain why it's time for brands to work closer with publishers and quality content creators to put consumers at the centre of their thinking. From eroded trust to lack of transparency, from audience addressability to brand safety, she will emphasise the need for collaboration between the primary stakeholders of the consumer relationship to create a quality digital media ecosystem that delivers for all.
Sophie Raptis, Client Director, The Ozone Project

Employee Voice – Blurring the walls
The future of work is hybrid. This much is sure. But being apart is tough. Disengagement and the great resignation impacts us all. Leaders everywhere are struggling to build a sense of community and presence. But is the answer to move onto one of the many, many “Metaverse” platforms? What might happen to dysfunctional corporate culture in the distributed avatar office? How might D&I be affected? In this provocative presentation, Damien will lead us through the reality of what’s possible now - and paint some potential futures
Damien Ferrier, SVP Innovation Director & Global Head Jack Morton

The Social Entrepreneur: Sustainable Innovation
An unexpected story from outside the world of brand and agency. A story to inspire and motivate. An innovator who has used digital in smart ways to make the world a better place. He has made the market aware in a super smart way ... and is making a lot of waves doing it.
Giles Rhys Jones CMO What3word 

Look No Cookies
Pete will explain how they are using data and new ways of working to build REAL customer loyalty and share secrets about the inner workings of its Customer Journey Orchestration Team. He will share learnings about the good, the bad and the ugly of the move to agile - and how Boots have evolved the doctrinel to make it truly flexible in a mostly non-agile environment.
Pete Markey, CMO Boots 

A Brand/ Agency Love Affair 
The trials and tribulations of an unusual and always-on digital relationship between a brand and its agency. Courage and collaboration. 
Laura Jordan Bambach, President & CCO UK, Grey London & Pringles

Intrapreneur –Taking the Bull by the Horns 
A digital leader who has punched beyond their weight at work in an unchangeable corporation - who has harnessed innovation in unexpected ways, revitalized dormant or unexpected opportunities with their unstoppable influence and energy - and seen the benefits inside and out.

Digital Comms - A Catalyst for Positive Change 
When Agencies break the mould and grasp the gauntlet world-changing things can happen
Javier Sanco Media Monks / James Delaney Blockworks. The Uncensored Library. 

The Soft Power of Small Data 
It's easy to get swept up in memes. Everyone is talking about Big Data. But aggregating messy data into a central data repository does not automatically allow marketers to understand what customers do, want or need -  or provide insights into business problems. Ghida will explain how, with attention to detail and a never-ending fascination with discovery, small data insights are a far smarter place to start. 
Ghida Ibrahim, Lead Quantitative Engineer and Data Scientist