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Inspire Lecture - Contagious Inspiration with Syl Saller & Shilen Patel
Thu 26 January 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
In this very special lecture we'll be joined by speakers from publisher and consultancy Contagious, as well as Syl Saller (Chief Marketing and Innovation officer, Diageo) and Shilen Patel (Co-Founder, Independents United).
Contagious looks back at some of the key shifts in consumer culture, innovations in technology and social platforms as well as leading advertising work from the past year and digs into what this means for marketing in the year ahead.
Syl Saller and Shilen Patel
Syl Saller and Shilen Patel discuss how marketing needs a new approach to fuel innovation. Specifically, they will discuss how they have collaborated to develop a number of innovative partnerships for Diageo such as creating Distill Ventures (the world’s first accelerators for startup spirits brands), successfully deploying a breakthrough content model for drinks called Supercall and creating a revolutionary framework for "The Future of Marketing” that has now been deployed across Diageo to great success. They will share lessons they have learned from the front line of developing win-win partnerships to drive innovation.
Contagious equips companies across the globe to achieve the top 1% of marketing creativity through our research platform, consultancy, quarterly publication and live events.
Syl Saller is the Chief Marketing and Innovation officer for Diageo and a member of the Executive Committee. Diageo operates in 180 countries with a portfolio of over 400 brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray and Guinness. Syl oversees all Global Marketing, Design, Innovation as well as the Futures Group, and Reserve, Diageo’s luxury division, worldwide.
Shilen Patel is a Co-Founder at Independents United, an innovation company that specialises in delivering disruptive growth through collaborative partnerships between corporates and entrepreneurs.
We recommend you book quickly as there are a limited number of places available at just £15 a ticket. 100% of proceeds from Inspire are donated to the Marketing Academy Apprenticeship programme – a scheme run in partnership with The Prince’s Trust for 18-24 year olds who are not currently in employment, education or training. You can find out more here: http://www.themarketingacademy.org.uk/our-programmes/merlin-s-apprentice
As the event is for a limited number of people we would appreciate if you could cancel your place if you are no longer able to attend. Refunds will only be available if you cancel 48 hours before the event.