AdSpeaks Spring series looks to the future

Macleay College has announced the line-up of speakers for Spring series of its AdSpeaks series of talks by high-ranking advertising professionals.


The Spring AdSpeaks programme features the following industry and thought leaders:

  • Monday, October 19, 10:00 am: Natalie Krikowa, Creative Director Zenowa Films will be speaking on ‘Virtual & Augmented Reality – the Future of Experience’.
  • Monday, November 9, 10:00 am: Chris Waterman, Sales Director – Seller Cloud, APAC at Rubicon Project will present on ‘The Automation of Advertising’.
  • Monday, November 16, 10:00 am: Grant Flannery, Digital Planning and Social Media Director at The Monkeys on ‘Why would anyone give a f@*k? – adding genuine value to consumers’ lives’.
  • Monday, November 30, 10:00 am: Alice Manners, CEO at the Interactive Advertising Bureau will feature ‘The Australian Interactive Advertising Landscape: State of the Industry and Future Trends’

Head of Advertising at Macleay, Ian Thomson, said “AdSpeaks offers both students and industry the opportunity to interact, in order to best address the talent gap in the emerging areas of the advertising and media sectors”.

With the launch of the 2-year Bachelor of Advertising and Media, Macleay College is building on its expertise offered through the long-standing Diploma of Advertising, which has seen many advertising professionals find their pathway into the industry.

Previous AdSpeaks speakers include co-creation team at Mindshare, Adam Ross and Sam Turley, UX director at The White Agency, Sam Court, executive creative director at The Hallway, Simon Lee, co-founder of For The People, Andy Wright, M&C Saatchi group Innovation director, Ben Cooper and Zenith Optimedia CIO, Aaron Michie.

Selected AdSpeaks talks are open to industry, students and the general public. If you would like to attend one of the above industry talks, email Ian Thomson at

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