07 March 2017

  Time Inc. UK has revealed a host of stellar talent that will feature in its Advertising Week Europe sessions throughout the festival in March. David Gandy, Richard E Grant, Tom Rowlands from The Chemical Brothers, Katie Puckrik and Helen Lederer will make up the line-up. In addition, NME will host a series of live sets from emerging talent and also distribute a special Advertising Week Europe edition of NME magazine at the festival.

Lisa Batty, marketing director, Time Inc. UK Advertising, says: “This is the fourth year running that we have supported the festival and its set to be the best yet. Our brands tap into the passions of our consumers and through our sessions we hope to give festival-goers a snapshot into these passions as well as talking about some of the big issues of the moment.  We pride ourselves in bringing together an eclectic mix of inspirational and fascinating speakers and this year is no different.”

Time Inc. UK sessions:

A conversation with Richard E Grant

Trish Halpin, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire interviews screen legend Richard E Grant to discover how he went from films to fragrance and turned his scent 'Jack' into a successful brand. Lifting the lid on the film, advertising and beauty industries, both will discuss Grant's career from the early days playing Withnail, through to the launch of his hugely successful cult fragrance, discussing the highs and the lows along the way.

Monday 20th March, 17:15, Screen 3.

Life through a lens: Creative collaboration in the world of film and music

With the worlds of film, music and visual arts more tightly knit than ever before, will long term collaborations become more central to an artist's visual output, and how will NME work with them? Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers and their long-term visuals guru and film director Adam Smith discuss their 20 year partnership and recent work on the feature film "Trespass Against Us" starring Michael Fassbender. They will be joined by renowned music photographer and NME regular Dean Chalkley, and a well-known music icon (tbc).

Tuesday 21st March 17:15 screen 3

Whatever happened to the likely lads? The future face of marketing to men

Our panel will discuss how marketing to men has evolved and where they see it heading. Time Inc. UK's Mark Frith will be joined by David Gandy, the world's most iconic male model; Robin Wight, legendary copywriter and president of The Engine Group; Time Inc. UK's CEO Marcus Rich and Jonathan Durden, co-founder of PHD Media and in recent years of Below the Belt men's grooming products.

Wednesday 22nd March 1pm, IPA Centenary stage

Thoughts from the Head of Advertising: A Talk by Mark Denton Esq

Time Inc.UK presents a uniquely engaging and informative talk by legendary creative Mark Denton which will teach you how to get your money’s worth from creative people. Mark talks about how he successfully applies creative advertising principles to his own life.

Thursday 23rd March 13:00: IPA Centenary Stage

The Girlie Show: truth and lies behind the ‘women at work’ narrative

When it comes to women and work, how much has been achieved, and how much further is there still to go? Marie Claire Editor-in-chief Trish Halpin chairs an exciting panel to look back over the last few defining decades and discuss experiences unique to their fields while looking for truths, common ground and what this means for us all. Trish will be joined by Mediacom's Sue Unerman, TV presenter and Fragrance vlogger Katie Puckrik, Saville Rows only female tailor Phoebe Gormley and Absolutely Fabulous comedian Helen Lederer

Thursday 23rd March 17.15pm, Screen 1

NME emerging talent sessions:

Talent will play two to three sets per day on stage in the first floor café.

Monday:          REWS

Tuesday:         Bang Bang Romeo

Wednesday:    Dead Sea Skulls

Thursday:        LEMON


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For further information, please contact:

Anna Foster, group head of PR, Time Inc. UK, Tel: 020 3148 5406, Email: anna.foster@timeinc.com