FOMM is about sharing the latest ideas and innovations within magazine media and making sure you’re armed with the latest information to make the right decisions for your future.
If you want to get a handle on where the magazine media industry is heading, what areas you should be concentrating on and what media and technology will be leading the way, then FOMM is where you’ll find out.
Since we launched the Digital Magazine Awards seven years ago the magazine sector has evolved and innovated at a spectacular rate. This has often meant decision-makers working in magazine media, having to make major business calls, without the necessary info at their fingertips. We’ve decided to challenge this with a conference focusing on developing trends and emerging patterns, bringing in sector experts to share their in-depth knowledge of the way the industry is evolving.
So what have the next five years got in stall? Well, probably more of the same disruption. So rather than worrying about what the future holds, come to FOMM and arm yourself with all the latest trends and info. We look forward to meeting and chatting with you on the 29th November!
Steve Lok is Head of Marketing Tech & Ops at The Economist and has been working in technology for more than 20 years. Steve has received numerous accolades for his enablement of smart use of data in marketing acquisition and in helping his team execute on their visions of the future. Steve is a frequent speaker and teacher on the subject of Martech and Agile. He often speaks about how the confluence of tech, data, and content is now real - and provable.
Alette is the Product Owner responsible for reader-facing products at issuu, the world’s largest online distribution and discovery platform for magazines, catalogues etc. She recently oversaw the re-imagining, re-designing and re-engineering of issuu’s core product from scratch. No matter what aspect of the reading experience she’s tackling, Alette believes the magic happens at the intersection of a clear future vision combined with an obsession for detail.
As Digital Programme manager at Condé Nast, Liam was responsible for the roll-out of titles on multiple platforms and devices for publications such as GQ, Wired and British Vogue. Liam now works with Machine Books, a digital and print publishing consultancy working with cutting edge technology but with traditional editorial values. Liam collaborate’s with all manner of enterprises to help them realise their full publishing potential.
Karla Courtney is the Digital Director of Medium Rare Content Agency, contributing to multichannel content strategies for leading Australian brands such as Qantas Airways, David Jones and Coles Supermarkets. Karla is also an author who has won various international awards for her professional and personal work, which includes books, blogs and beyond.
Shodor is the Digital Publications Designer at the National Theatre, where he is responsible for delivering the artwork and interactive features for their digital programmes and other digital publishing products. He designed the Everyman digital programme which won the Film and Entertainment Magazine of the Year at DMA 2015. He has worked extensively in the commercial and cultural sectors as a Graphic Designer and Interactive Designer, with a portfolio including brands such as The Photographers’ Gallery and Selfridges of London.
Nial Ferguson is a highly experienced media professional who has worked in the consumer space for over 20 years. Nial has worked in senior roles for companies such as Emap/Bauer Consumer Media and Future Publishing launching, developing, growing countless media brands. Having worked on print, digital, experiential and social properties across verticals such as men's lifestyle, technology, movies, music, games and design, Nial is now working as a media consultant assisting a raft of UK media companies and start ups tackle the ever-changing market.
Rebekah has 22 years’ experience in commercial and strategic management within the media. Specialising in transforming the digital divisions of publishing companies, her career spans some of the UK’s biggest publishers including News International, Bauer Media, Hachette Filipacchi and Immediate Media. She regularly speaks at international conferences, writes for international trade publications, judges numerous national trade body awards and teaches for the PPA.
Marko Karppinen has worked on dozens of media apps for companies such as The New York Times, NBC Universal, Discovery, Bonnier and Sanoma. As the founder and CEO of Richie, he’s been on a mission to perfect the magazine app since 2010.
Colin Morrison is a former journalist who has been CEO of consumer magazine and B2B companies in the UK and Australia including: Australian Consolidated Press, EMAP, Axel Springer, Future, Hearst, and Reed Elsevier. He is now variously chairman, non-executive director and consultant to media companies in Europe and AsiaPacific. He also writes a widely-read analytical media blog at www.flashesandflames.com for which he has been honoured in the 2016 Folio:100, organised by the US magazine.