Watch 'Deep dive into TV innovation' on demand

On the 23rd November we hosted an event which got under the bonnet of two areas of TV that are producing some really great work at the moment: 'innovation in content’ and ‘innovation with technology’

We also deep dived into specific campaigns in the company of the people who delivered them - including Suzuki’s highly entertaining partnership with Ant n Dec, Ronseal’s eye-catching break takeover and Argos’s productive data integration with Sky’s viewing panel – not only that, we also got a clear view of breadth of things that are going on: from contextual advertising, use of talent and multi-screening, to the latest product placements and smart uses of data. All in all, this event was packed full of lots of practical stuff and inspiration.

Your online view schedule includes:

The need for new 
Camilla Harrisson, CEO and Partner at Anomaly, kicked things off with her view on the crucial role of innovation in the creative process and shares Anomaly’s ground-breaking work for Budweiser and Freeview. 

The power of innovation 
Nicole Greenfield-Smith, Joint Head of Research for Thinkbox, talked about the power of content for brands and showcased some of the latest and best examples of ad innovation in this area.

The making of Suzuki Saturdays 
Nick Maddison, Head of Client Service at the7Stars, and Richard Chilvers, Business Development Controller at ITV, were in conversation with Matt Hill and revealed how they combined IP from ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway with unprecedented access to Ant & Dec to create their award-winning campaign for Suzuki. 

Break(ing) boundaries
Charlotte Rowland, Creative Strategist at Channel 4, and Danny Peace, Agency Principal at Channel 4, shared insights on how to cut through the noise and get even more out of the ad break.

TV tech uncovered 

Sam Olive, Planning Manager at Thinkbox, gave us an overview of the new TV landscape and its innovative, tech-driven ad opportunities. 

Turning data into gold

We heard from Nick Lamb, Head of Data Innovation at Sky Media, and Nicki Brown Advertising Controller at Argos, on how the clever use of data improved the efficiency of Argos’s TV plans and generated £7 million in incremental revenue.

The future of TV advertising is..?

A panel of experts will chewed over TV’s future, what’s possible now and what’s next. Panellists include David Amodio, Digital and Creative Leader at Channel 4; Jana Eisenstein, Managing Director, EMEA, Videology; and Graeme Hutcheson, Director of Digital and AdSmart from Sky, Sky. Chaired by Thinkbox’s CEO, Lindsey Clay.


Highlights from ITV

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell return for a new series of Long Lost Family. Stephen Mulhern is joined by celebrities and members of the public to win big in Rolling In It. Love Island: Unseen Bits takes a peek at what the islanders have been up to; and catch up with the hit detective series Vera.


What’s on Sky in the next fortnight

The Hundred is a new cricket competition ready to take the world by storm. New Amsterdam is rocked by the pandemic. The Lions take on the Springboks. Queen Latifah stars in a thrilling crime drama. Law & Order: Organised Crime begins and The South Bank Awards Show crowns the 2021 winners.


What to watch on Channel 4

Mo Gilligan’s entertainment extravaganza is back. George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations takes us on a restoration journey. Follow a secret investigation in Taken. Join Gordon Ramsay on a culinary expedition and Aisling Bea’s This Way Up continues.