Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Advertising >> Article

James Murdoch joins Sir Martin Sorrell on stage at Cannes

15-February-2011
Font Size   16
Share
James Murdoch joins Sir Martin Sorrell on stage at Cannes

The organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity have said that James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia, News Corporation, will be joining Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP, in conversation at the 58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on June 24, 2011.

James Murdoch is expected to address innovation in digital television platforms, transformation of the journalism business, new opportunities for creativity and storytelling, and the pursuit of growth in underserved markets around the world.

Terry Savage, Chairman of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, commented, “We are delighted to have secured two such passionate champions of innovation for this year’s Festival. James Murdoch and Sir Martin Sorrell have both, in their own ways, dared to challenge convention, reshaping the industry and developing businesses that are large employers of creative talent. With their support, Cannes Lions 2011 looks forward to contributing to the global debate on creativity in today’s digital era.”

James Murdoch was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia, News Corporation in 2007, with responsibility for the strategic and operational development of News Corporation’s television, newspaper and related digital assets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is also Chairman of the UK pay TV operator BSkyB, where he served as Chief Executive from 2003 to 2007. He was previously Chairman and CEO of STAR, News Corporation’s Asian broadcast operations. Murdoch serves as a Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sotheby’s. He is also a member of The Leadership Council of The Climate Group, and under his leadership, BSkyB became the world’s first carbon neutral media company.
 

Aparna Bhosle, Business Cluster Head - Premium & FTA GEC channels - ‎ZEEL, on its new property, sponsors, investment on acquisition and response to BBC First

In an interview with exchange4media, Ferzad Palia says that most successful brands are not those who spend the most money

As Milind Pathak takes over as Managing Director - Southeast Asia, Httpool, we chat with him on his new role, aspirations and his plans to aggressively penetrate the operations of the group in the Southeast Asian market

The group released the Little Hearts online-only campaign, #BreakSomeHearts, early this year and is on the path to make many more of its brands available on the digital platform

Though business has picked up, the private FM industry expects festive ad spends to be subdued compared to 2016