This year’s Festival of Marketing will feature actor, author, and director Stephen Fry. The talented figure will speak about digital disruption and his advocacy for the charity Mind.
The festival will take place at Tobacco Dock in London this year and will feature more than 200 speakers across 12 stages. The Festival of Marketing is the biggest marketing event in the United Kingdom and is an event many individuals look forward to.
Stephen Fry will be asked about his perspective on the emerging world of technology and how it will shape our lives. With new topics including AI and other technological advances, Fry will share his opinion about the industry and its potential in the years to come. He will also advocate for the mental health charity Mind, an organization that works diligently to support people experiencing various mental health problems.
Currently, it is estimated that he will take the stage around 9:15 on October 4th.
Alongside Stephen Fry, other prominent figures include Jo Malone, Mark Ritson, and Byron Sharp. Jo Malone will headline the first day and speak about entrepreneurship and the challenges he faced when launching two fragrance brands. Professors Mark Ritson and Byron Sharp will go head-to-head at the start of day 2 on October 5th, to debate the importance and leading impact of Sharp’s best-selling book, How Brands Grow.
Aside from the top speakers, there is also an impressive list of other marketers who will talk about the field and their specialities. Tom Fishburne, known as The Marketoonist, will give his opinion on the current state of marketing from his 15 years of experience in the industry.
Ros King from Lloyd’s Banking Group will be on a panel discussing “why marketers should be paying more attention to consumers with disabilities” while John Lewis’s recently appointed marketing director Becky Brock will “offer her views on loyalty, innovation and risk-taking.”
Fans will be excited to see Stephen Fry at this year’s Festival of Marketing, and it is no surprise that the festival will be beneficial to the thousands who will attend.