Ian Livingstone, The Power of Play

Hear an entertaining and visual account of Ian Livingstone’s journey as an entrepreneur in the 1970s while he co-founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons. He will talk about his multi-million selling interactive gamebooks, Fighting Fantasy, and the increasing use of interactive narrative in media today. From analogue to digital, he will give a brief history of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and computer games past, present and future.

End of Season 1

Thank you for listening to the first season of the Uncommon Thinking Podcast, powered by AW360. It’s been our pleasure to bring you the most interesting conversations from the global stages of Advertising Week. We’ll be back again with another exciting line-up of Uncommon Thinking podcasts when Season two debuts in late October of this year. Until then, be sure to check out our other podcasts including Branding Bud, Play By Play, and many more, all available on iTunes and the Google Play store, or visit 360.advertisingweek.com.

Episode 12: June Sarpong and David Shing

It’s a simple fact:  Diversity is good for business, and a vital socioeconomic issue spurring meaningful discussions around the world. Join Oath’s Digital Prophet David Shing, and June Sarpong for a conversation about why investing in diversity is critical to transforming the workplace.

From Advertising Week Europe 2018.

Episode 11: Michael Roth, IPG Chairman and CEO

In this episode from Advertising Week Europe, we are joined by IPG Chairman and CEO and Unstereotype Alliance Vice Chair, Michael Roth, and Cosmopolitan UK Editor-in-Chief Farrah Storr, as they discuss how awards, incentives, media and culture can drive diversity across the media, marketing and communications industry.

Episode 10: Filmmaker Ben Wheatley

In this episode from Advertising Week Europe, DCM’s Head of Film Tom Linay will host a Q&A with leading Film-Maker Ben Wheatley, discussing highlights from his career to date, recent film projects, how to bring compelling stories to the big screen and what’s next. They’ll also discuss the numerous ad campaigns that Ben has directed with representation by Moxie Pictures.

Episode 9: Sir Alan Parker

In this episode from Advertising Week Europe we will listen to a fireside chat with Mike Burgess, Head of MetFilm Creative, and Sir Alan Parker, a prolific movie director whose career started as a copywriter and director of advertising. We will hear about his journey and prolific output over the course of his career. Alan will share advice for young creatives that want to break into advertising and talk about what it takes to be a world-class creator (and pick up 10 Oscars, 10 golden globes and 19 BAFTAs in the process).

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Episode 8: Ant Middleton

In this episode from Advertising Week Europe we will be joined by Lighthouse founder Kathleen Saxton in an exclusive conversation with Ant Middleton, Chief Instructor of Channel 4’s hit show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’.

Together they will discuss the story of Ant’s life in and out of the Special Forces, the mental psychology of what it takes to thrive under extreme pressure, and the brutal truth about the skills, character and duty of care essential for brave leadership of teams in highly challenging situations.

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Episode 7: Nicole Scherzinger

In this episode from Advertising Week Europe we will listen to Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA at Facebook, chat with Nicole Scherzinger – multi platinum artist, actress, dancer, singer, songwriter and television personality. Scherzinger rose to fame as the lead singer of the burlesque troupe-turned-recording act the Pussycat Dolls, who became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups and the best-selling girl group of the 2000s. Nicola and Nicole will be discussing Nicole’s career, the impact of technology on the music industry and beyond, as well as sharing their views on celebrating the centenary of some women getting the right to vote.

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Episode 6: Jason Spero

On this episode we travel to Advertising Week Asia to hear from Jason Spero, VP of Global Performance & Programmatic at Google. Asia has experienced unprecedented digital acceleration and has now become the most advanced digital economy in the world – with 50% of global internet users. Spero discusses how our needs as consumers haven’t changed but how our expectations for the brands that serve us have changed dramatically.

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