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Outdoor specialists
Admedia was founded in 1995. Our name came from the anagram MAD IDEA, which sums up how we began - from the seed of a mad idea.

After researching washroom advertising and discovering that it was a totally untapped market, Admedia was set up with the aim of providing businesses of all sizes with captive advertising space at point of sale in retail and leisure destinations.

Our portfolio of advertising formats and the environments in which we offer them has grown rapidly into a diverse portfolio which attracts all sorts of audiences.

We work with advertising agencies and outdoor specialists who book space with us for the UK's biggest brands, as well as take bookings direct from clients, providing them with local advertising solutions.

We create outstanding, award-winning content for food, drink and lifestyle brands across all platforms. Enduring brand identities built with stunning imagery, photography and video, along with compelling editorial targeted print and digital solutions.

Alex Marks
Alex Marks is Managing Director at Fresh and Frank Consulting. The company was founded by senior marketing and media professionals who held positions in client companies such as eBay, Microsoft and Capital Radio. They are impartial, objective and offer clear thinking to help businesses grow. This experience combined with a collaborative, fluid and flexible approach to maximising business success is why they are chosen by clients. Find out more at
Alex is responsible for the marketing and communications activity for getmemedia. She also manages the partnership relationships with ISBA, The Marketing Society and Haymarket group. 
Andy Sutherden
Andy Sutherden is Global Head of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship at Hill & Knowlton, Inc. - the leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 81 offices in 44 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

For more than 15 years, H&K has activated its global network to work on some of the industry’s highest profile FIFA World Cup and Euro sponsor programmes. It has also been a trusted partner to bid and organising committees, governing bodies, federations and commercial sponsors on every Olympic Games since 2000. The team currently represents six London 2012 sponsors and is responsible for multi-market programmes for some of the world’s most famous brands: adidas, HSBC, P&G, Visa and Castrol. H&K has also been a long-term partner of other blue chip companies, including Carling, Aviva and Gillette.

Blackjack Promotions is the UK's leading staffing solutions, travel retail and experiential specialist. Everything we do is committed to connecting consumers with brand experiences that are exciting, engaging and immersive, that ultimately provoke a real emotional response.

Our core service offering falls under 4 headings: travel retail, customer service, experiential and logistics. We are proud to be the largest Travel Retail agency in the UK and we also work hand-in-hand with agency partners and media owners using our experiential expertise to bring brands and briefs to life.
Claire Wright Strategy Consultant at Radio Advertising Bureau Blogger on
Claire has  over 15 years’ experience in the media industry as both agency planner and media owner.  Before joining the RAB as a Strategy Consultant in Sept 2010, she worked in the radio sales team at Bauer Media. She had particular responsibility for the film category working closely with the likes of Paramount, Warner Bros and Disney.

Claire also worked in magazine sales for Bauer and at CBS Outdoor. Before working on the media owner side Claire spent 3 years in planning and buying at Mindshare where she worked on Ford, Argos and Boots amongst others. Her experience has made her a passionate advocate of radio’s beyond the spot & digital abilities.
CEO, GetMyFirstJob
David is the Co-Founder and CEO of GetMyFirstJob Limited. He is passionate about improving access to opportunities for young people and helping business access the next generation of talent.

GetMyFirstJob is a social enterprise that has developed a market leading digital platform for apprenticeship recruitment – with individual resources for candidates, careers advisors, employers and training providers. GetMyFirstJob’s mission is to reduce youth unemployment and ensure that young people can find the best work options for them, by offering every young person a path to skilled work and a career, as well as furthering their education. We have to date (May 2017) 350,000 young people registered on GetMyFirstJob interested in traineeships or apprenticeships.
Emma Caswell
Emma is a Content Planner who also relishes in a bit of copywriting and social media. In her spare time she can usually be found either at a festival, enjoying a cocktail, or out shoe shopping.
Frances Dickens, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Astus
Frances Dickens is the chief executive and co-founder of Astus, the UK’s biggest media barter company. In launching Astus ten years ago with co-founder Paul Jackson, Frances pioneered a new ethical approach to media barter in the UK which focused on delivery first, and on positioning barter as an innovative business process involving first line stock rather than distressed inventory. As a result she helped transform perceptions of media barter in the UK which is now seen as smart business practice by companies from SMEs to large corporates.

Francis Turner has worked within the marketing and media industry for over 10 years. In that time, he has co-founded a start-up content agency and launched the UK’s first native ad network in the form of Content Amp. In 2014, Francis and his co-founder Dale merged Content Amp with Adyoulike ( to create Europe’s leading native ad platform and network. Francis is a respected professional in the UK digital media landscape, with involvement in the IAB and AOP, where he has led the discussion and understanding into what native advertising is and the opportunities it presents within the digital sector and marketing industry more broadly.
Gina Rembe, Researcher Contagious blog
Gina joined Contagious as a researcher in October 2011, working closely with the intelligence resource Feed, in-house consultancy Insider and the Contagious Magazine editorial team. Contagious operates at the intersection of marketing communications, new technology and consumer behaviour, and has become an indispensable strategic resource and creative reference tool for brands and communications agencies around the world.

On a day-to-day basis, Gina is in contact with advertising agencies around the globe in order to discover and source the latest and greatest stories for Contagious. Originally from Berlin, she has since lived and worked in London, Wellington, Toronto and Amsterdam.
Guest blogger
At getmemedia, we work with over 300 media owners and have an audience of 17,000 marketing and agency members. Here, we'll be sharing the views of our audience, if you'd like to take part as a guest blogger - please contact

HeadBox is the UK's first online marketplace for inspiring meeting, off-site and event Spaces. The HeadBox platform allows you to search, book and pay online for venues in an easy and seamless way.

HeadBox has over 4,000 venues listed across the UK, suitable for all kinds of events, such as workshops, brainstorms, meetings, product launches, research and co-creation, training, media, production and photography shoots, private dining and corporate parties.

With HeadBox you can filter your search based on a number of criteria, making finding and booking the perfect Space easier, simpler and faster. All the details for the Space appear on the venue listing, including photos, location, price and more, ensuring that Guests can make an informed decision. Guests can use the instant messenger service on the website to contact the Host directly with any queries or questions. With all the information presented transparently on the website, Guests can feel confident booking the venue online. However, venue site visits can be arranged directly with the Host via the website.

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Established in 2004, Tabletalk is an ambient media specialist in the OOH sector with a diverse array of everyday spaces positioned across the daily journey where we help brands connect with consumers in creative ways.  With more retail OOH advertising locations than any other contractor in the UK, our ambient media opportunities allow advertisers to reach into everyday environments like Coffee Shops and Cafés, Student Unions, Offices, Pharmacies, Pubs and Takeaways, all spaces consumers actively spend time during the day.  Our formats are disruptive, tactile and personal, allowing advertisers to impact everyday moments and capitalise on daily dwell time.

Jonathan has worked in Direct Marketing for more than 20 years. His previous roles include Managing Director of Omnicom’s Claydon Heeley, Chief Executive of WPP’s RMG Connect and President, EMEA of Carlson Marketing where he was also a member of the global executive committee. Following Carlson Marketing’s acquisition by Aimia in 2009, Jonathan served as Chief Development Officer, EMEA of the combined company. Jonathan holds a postgraduate diploma in marketing and became a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing in 2004.
Julie Roberts, Senior Account Manager, Multiply
Julie Roberts is an experienced communications professional specialising in internal communications, employee engagement and the social workplace.  

She has worked both in-house for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and agency side consulting for Barclaycard, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Tesco Bank, Hymans Robertson, Microsoft and Nokia, developing and delivering highly effective communication campaigns covering brand experience and events, change management, employee branding, intranet development, (internal) public relations and corporate communication and learning & development.

Julie currently works for Multiply – an award winning marketing and communications agency where ideas are lovingly handcrafted into highly effective communication campaigns.  Multiply focuses its talents on three core areas of ‘Thinking’, ‘Learning’ and ‘Doing’.  
Karen Stacey
Karen started her career in media in 1985 working at Independent Radio Sales. In 1992 she moved to Channel 4 and became part of the management team when the channel decided to sell its own airtime.  Once there she helped lead the team that convinced advertisers and agencies to trade television in a completely new way and saw a brand change its image and become a commercial success.

In 1997 she returned to her first love, radio, and helped on Air, a sovereign sales operation. She has been a key player in driving radio’s commercial success and was made Broadcast Sales Director of Advertising in December 2004 responsible for all television and radio sales and strategy. With H Bauer’s purchase of consumer division, Karen retained the position of Broadcast Sales Director.

Karen has been a key leader of a dynamic and winning radio sales team that has picked up an unprecedented four in a row “Campaign Radio Sales team of the Year”. These awards are a clear indication of the team spirit that Karen has engendered over the years. Innovation has been a key part of Karen’s approach to sales.

Karen added the Bauer Cross Media team to her list of responsibilities. Her multi media background and extensive media knowledge was invaluable as this team capitalised on the strengths of the Bauer brand portfolio. Karen’s determination and leadership skills were a core factor in driving this team to greater success.

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