About Think 2018

Held in January 2018, Think is our annual one-day conference where we celebrate marketing and the creativity and innovation shaping it.

With inspiring speakers covering topics including GDPR, social media, innovation, creativity, video and strategy the day was full of great insights, fascinating discussion points and even a puppy!

Scroll down to watch the presentations and register for updates and news on our next event, Think 2019.

The speakers



Conscious change for 
a creative world.

Businesses need to evolve in order to survive, that's the driving message from Emma Collins. In this talk, Emma speaks about the shifts and demands which change the way we work, and the ways we can navigate it with agility and confidence.

Watch Emma's Talk

Jordan McDowell – Coop

'Can you make 
this go viral?'

Your colleagues think you have a magic button, we all know it's not that easy. Listen as Jordan provides an honest account of helping a 170 year old co-operative retailer leverage viral social media sharing and how he and his team help protect one of the UK's best loved brands from social media crisis.

Watch Jordan's Talk


The Million Dollar Dog - Getting the most out of Paid Social.

Watch Matt's Talk

Chris Buck – Franklins Solictors

Are you geared up 
for GDPR?

With the biggest change to data protection happening in over 20 years, Chris discusses the new rules and regulations around using personal data, when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into play on May 25, 2018. Here’s your guide to getting prepared...

Watch Chris' Talk

Paul Richings – BDA

Where do ideas
 come from?

What sparks an amazing idea? Is it one fleeting moment, a video that’s gone viral, or perhaps it’s just passionate people? Paul explores the importance of ideas, what inspires them and where they can take us.

Watch Paul's Talk

Rob Jarvis – BDA

The innovation 

In an age of change, we find ourselves under pressure to stay relevant, fend off competition and meet the demands of our customers, but creativity and innovation provide the long-term robustness to survive and prosper. In this talk, Rob looks at user consumption, why we need to innovate, how we innovate and the things that are changing our industry.

Watch Rob's Talk

Lee Williams – BDA

The interactive 
video experience.

See something you like? Well, now you can click on it 
with the future of video. From tracking analytics to in-video shopping, Lee digs deeper into how video is using 
interactive elements to cater to a consumer’s every need.

Watch Lee's Talk

Camilla Smith – BDA

The art of creating 
great strategy.

Why the secret to developing a strategy is more than 
just creating a plan – it’s the process you take to implement success. Listen as Camilla describes how to create a strategy with tactics and tenacity in a competitive market.

Watch Camilla's Talk

In their words...

A great day networking with other marketing professionals and learning all things digital and strategy today at the #think18 conference - nice to meet you all! @NHFTNHS

Good learnings today at #Think18. Insightful presentations and content. Much to take back to @yourAAH and bring into new campaigns. Thanks

Getting to experience a Microsoft HoloLens today was amazing. A real insight into the future of technology and marketing 👌 #Think18

Thank you @thinkbda for an inspiring day at #Think18 yesterday. Dare to be different theme worked well.

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