Best of TV Planning 2021

Watch on demand for a celebration of and investigation into what makes a great TV plan.

  • Highlights and learnings from the Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2021
  • A spotlight on the brilliant Roberts Bakery integrated campaign by Republic of Media
  • A deep dive with Wavemaker on their outstanding work for Nationwide
  • Plus, top planners share their TV planning tips throughout


Zoe Harkness, Head of Training Thinkbox; Alex Brown, Business Director, Republic of Media; Natalie Green, Account Director, Republic of Media; Rachel D’Cunha, Strategy Partner, Wavemaker; Jack Henderson, AV Lead, Wavemaker.

Alex Debenham-Burton, Head of Reservation, Essence; Becky France, Associate Director, OMD UK; Dino Myers-Lamptey, Founder, The Barber Shop; James Parnum, Head of Planning, MediaCom UK; Mihir Haria-Shah, Head of Broadcast, Anything is Possible; Vicky Fox, Chief Planning Officer, OMD UK.


All TV planning is a good thing, obviously. TV planning means you are using TV advertising, and anyone doing that is already smart, sensible, and on track for some TV-powered success. They’re probably charming, kind, and well-read too. But some TV planning is better than others. Some is even better than that. And then there’s the very best TV planning, the golden stuff we can all learn from.

That is what this event is all about. It’s why it’s called Best of TV Planning 2021. It’s a lot to live up to, but we have a line-up that promises to deliver (much like TV planning itself). Is there a more fruitful way to spend an hour? No. So press play now.

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The new series of Succession begins. COBRA returns for an action-packed second series. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in Scenes From a Marriage. Portrait Artist of the Year 2021 kicks off and The Good Doctor returns.