Zealous X Creative Industry Talks - “Engage”

Jan 13 2016 10:30 - 17:00

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA London


Competing for the attention of your audience has become increasingly difficult. Come and discover new models of promotion and understand how to engage with your audience in meaningful new ways across any medium.

By purchasing a ticket, you are directly supporting creators. 51% of the price of your ticket goes directly to the 100+ creatives showcased during the festival.

Speakers are being confirmed as you read, check http://x.zealous.co/speakers for breaking news on those sharing their insights at Zealous X.


Day Schedule

10:55 - Rules of Engagement - Panel

In a world where everyone competes for attention, making a meaningful connection with your audience is becoming increasingly complex. Three organisations share how they have pushed the boundaries of engagement and what they have learned from it.

Host: Teresa Potocka (CEO & Founder, The Potocki Communications Company). Panellists: Jeremy Waite (Head of Digital Strategy, Salesforce), James Walker (Head of Marketing, Channel 4), Dominic Haddock (Executive Producer, OperaUpClose)

12:10 - This Time its Personal - Panel

We are all unique, and proudly so. Explore the benefits of customised, experiences for individuals that will guarantee their interest and unlock a more meaningful relationship with your creative product.

Guy Armitage (CEO, Zealous) with Antony Robbins (Director of Communications, Museum of London), Jon Little (Product Manager, Kew Gardens)

14:00 - Breathing life into Imagination - Keynote

Telling stories that resonate need not be complex or expensive. Discover how even the simplest of objects can tap directly into our hearts and imaginations.

Speaker: Mervyn Millar (Director, Significant Objects / Creative Associate, War Horse)

14:35 - A Richer Creative Future - Panel

Making personal connections with audiences requires authenticity, awareness and respect. Diversity within our workforce isn't just ethical but essential in our ability to be relevant in an increasingly complex market place.

Host: Roger Robinson (Musician, Writer, Performer). Panellist: Anne Morrison (Chair, BAFTA), Ian Ritchie (Artistic Director, The Musical Brain), Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Founder, Artistic Directors of the Future)

15:40 - The Future of Story Telling - Fireside Chat

We are currently in talks with a speaker to share their successes, the challenges they have faced and their vision of the future. Check http://x.zealous.co/speakers for breaking news on confirmed speakers. In the meantime get a good deal on a ticket now.


For more inspiring talks part of our 10 days programme:

Grow (11th of January)
Join industry leaders in discussing the creative economy, empowerment for arts, funding and making space for creating in our cities. More info

Evolve (12th of January)
Discover what future technologies can do to access new audiences in completely novel ways and challenge the creativity of tomorrow. More info

Engage (13th of January)
Explore novel ways of story telling, be inspired by projects that challenge current narratives and push the boundaries of your relationship with your audience. More info

Challenge (14th of January)
Discuss how creativity challenges the norm, tells richer stories, unlocks our cities and allows for alternative ways of making money. More info

Learn (15th of January)
Empower yourself to learn through alternative methods, create opportunity through collaboration and unlock creative opportunities across industries. More info


“Engage” is part of the Zealous X festival; unleashing creativity over 10 days at Rich Mix. Come and experience creativity like never before, discuss the industry alongside leaders, learn new skills, listen to great music, discover inspiring performances, all that's now missing is you.

Zealous X is brought to you by Zealous, an online platform matching creative talent with jobs, projects, festivals and more. Find out more

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