The PR & Comms Event of the Year.

18 June 2014 at The Crystal, London

What’s the future of communications?

The disciplines of PR, marketing, social media and digital are converging and evolving at a breathless pace. Modern marketing communications is real-time, multimedia and multichannel. The challenge we face is to learn new skills, master new technologies, while maintaining focus on the key business goals of reputation and performance.

18 June 2014 at The Crystal, London

Join us at The Crystal

Taking place at The Crystal - a suitably forward-thinking venue in London’s Docklands - FutureComms14 will bring together over 200 marcomms professionals and some of the world’s leading speakers and practitioners to inspire us all to rise to the communications challenges of today and the near future.

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The Key Themes

  • Where is PR, communications and social media heading?
  • What does your brand need to do to adapt?
  • Content marketing versus the Big Idea
  • Do brands need to think like media companies?
  • How can brands tell more compelling stories?
  • Which skills, technologies and platforms are critical for success?
  • How can we measure more smartly?

The Speakers

How to get there

The Crystal is located close to both Royal Victoria DLR station and the Emirates Royal Docks cable car station:

Transport for London
Public transport


Welcome from Mynewsdesk
The Future of Communications – PR 2.0
Keynote from Deirdre Breakenridge - (Pure Performance Communications)
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Content Marketing vs The Big Idea
Panel discussion: Jon Bernstein (chair), Paul Sutton (Bottle PR), Daniel Dodd (National Trust), Emma Hart (O2), Justin Pearse (Bite).
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Networking & Coffee Break
What Happens When Every Company is a Media Company?
Interview: Tom Foremski interviewed by Adam Cranfield
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Why People Share Stories Online
Stephen Follows (Catsnake Film)
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Networking Lunch
Using YouTube to Underpin Your PR
Innovation Case Study: Andrew Marcus, Deputy Head of Communications, Museum of London.
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Anatomy of The Modern Communicator
Panel Discussion: Chair: Gabrielle Laine-Peters, Stuart Bruce, Vikki Morgan (TMW), Laura Bates (Heritage Lottery Fund), Nicola Dodd (Cancer Research)
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Networking & Coffee Break
What are The Technologies of PR?
Panel Discussion: Neville Hobson (chair), Tom Foremski, Betony Kelly (BIS), Danny Whatmough (Ketchum), Juhani Levola (Deski)
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Jon Morter – Are you Sitting Comfortably?
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Closing Remarks - Deirdre Breakenridge
Close and Networking Drinks Reception

The organisers reserve the right to change the conference programme without notice.