The Great Debate: Is the agency model broken?


Posted by BIMA

Event info
2 Apr 2019
South West
Executive Business Centre 89 Holdenhurst Rd Bournemouth BH8 8EB

Join the BIMA South Council in Bournemouth on Tuesday 2nd April as we debate: Is the agency model broken?

Hear from agencies and clients on how the traditional ways of working are changing. We have invited guest experts to join us as we hear from both sides of the table and exploring what’s working well and what needs to change.

Expect some heated debate as we wrestle with the topics and issues that are important and affect our industry.

The event will be moderated by Katie Street who heads up Growth Marketing and New Business for the Etch Group.

This event is free to BIMA members, £5 to non-members. We would love you to join us! If you have any questions, please get in touch with 

Event speakers

Our first confirmed panel speaker is Conner Josey, Director of Digital Enterprise Strategy & Marketing at BT. Conner is a disruptive digital delivery leader with a passion for turning strategy in to reality, he's worked in corporates, consultancy, agency as well as an independant, so is well placed to participate in this debate. More speakers will be announced soon.

Conner Josey, Director of Digital Enterprise Strategy, BT

Joining Conner will be Chris Cardew,  Chris is Head of Planning at the Sideshow Agency group. He has 15 years agency experience across a range of different agency sizes and disciplines, with previous roles including Head of Strategy at Mindshare and a senior strategist at Naked Communications. Today he leads integrated planning for clients including BT, American Apparel, Experian, Badger Beer, Rio soft drinks and Mitchells and Butler. 

Chris Cardew, Head of Planning, Sideshow Agency Group

Joining Conner and Chris will be Andy Russell. Andy s co-founder and Creative Director at Mega with over 12 years design experience. Ranging from global brand identity creation and digital product development, to award-winning film production and exhibition design.

Previously, as the Global Design Director at Lush Cosmetics, he collaborated with some of the UK’s top design and digital agencies to produce their first native mobile app and short film 'The Experimenter’. During his time with Lush, Andy was responsible for delivering innovative design solutions and strategic brand initiatives that led to creative growth of the company worldwide.

Andy Russell, Co-founder and Creative Director, Mega

Location information

This event is taking place at the Executive Business Centre in Lansdowne, hosted by Bournemouth University. 

Posted by BIMA

BIMA is Britain’s digital community. Our mission is to drive innovation and excellence across the digital industry. We are the connectors, thought leaders, champions and change makers determining the shape of Britain’s digital economy. Our strength is in our structure. We are powerful because our members make us so. BIMA councils set the agenda in digital hubs around the country and our Think Tanks aid industry leaders and practitioners to fuel the future. Our communities underpin everything that we do. Everything we do embodies our values of innovation, enabling community, celebrating individuals and embedding diversity into our digital ecosystem. BIMA is run by the industry, for the industry. Our independence and not-for-profit status means everything we do is for the good of our members and the industry, and it gives Government and the media confidence in our integrity. We were founded in 1985 and are proud that we were the first digital industry body anywhere in the world.

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