Managing stress and finding balance while working in media

By AdNews | 18 April 2017

Feeling refreshed from the Easter break? Not sure how long that feeling will last when you dive straight back into briefs, client meetings, deadlines and pitches? We got you, with this wellbeing session at the AdNews Media + Marketing Summit.

Media and marketing is a fast paced and fascinating but often brutal game. Long hours, relentless pressure and spinning multiple plates at the same time takes its toll on mental health and wellbeing.

As important as it is to keep educated and informed to perform better at work, it’s just as important to look after your personal wellbeing.

That’s why we’re hosting a health and wellbeing session in the middle of the Media + Marketing Summit in both Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.

Presented by Tonic Health Media, it will be a refreshing ‘psych-up’ session, hosted by author and mental health ambassador Matthew Johnstone, the former advertising creative who wrote the book series ‘I had a black dog' on how to deal with depression.

You’ll leave with some easy tactics for managing stress for yourself and your teams, build resilience, find balance and develop mindfulness. Tickets are on sale now.

Also at the Media + Marketing Summit:

Google Australia managing director Jason Pellegrino is set to give the closing keynote of the day, a fireside chat with NewsCorp's Nicole Sheffield. 

Tickets are on sale now.

Mark Ritson is delivering an all-new, exclusive presentation where he will walk you through the nine circles of marketing hell in a presentation inspired by Dante's Inferno.  

"Any marketer that opts for the lunacy of 'digital first' communications enters a veritable hell of confusing metrics, murky supply chains and outlandish claims. In my talk for the Media + Marketing Summit I examine each and every dark corner," says Ritson.

Tickets are on sale now.

There are more speakers to be announced.

Speakers include:

  • Harry Lowes, general manager of one to one marketing and loyalty at Telstra
  • Jenny Williams, CMO of HCF
  • Brent Smart, Chief Marketing Officer of IAG
  • Katy Rigg-Smith, CEO, Mindshare
  • Jo KellyChief Marketing Officer of Ubank
  • Simon Reynolds, VP of marketing at Airtasker 
  • Paul Brooks, CEO, Carat Australia and New Zealand
  • Tom Kelshawdirector of innovation at Maxus New York
  • Mark Ritson, Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School
  • Jason Pellegrino, managing director, Google
  • Sam Hegg, Chief Strategy Officer, Carat Australia
  • John Miskelly, Chief Digital Officer, GroupM Australia & New Zealand 
  • Clint Parr, Head of People & Culture, Clemenger BBDO Sydney
  • James Sugrue, Founder, AFK 
  • Matthew Johnstone, Author, Illustrator and Ambassador for Tonic Health Media 
  • Jodie Sangster, Chief Executive Officer, ADMA
  • Joanne Jacobs, Managing Partner, Disruptor's Handbook

The newly launched Media + Marketing Summit places more focus on client side marketers recognises the broader media and marketing landscape and the big picture issues affecting both clients and their agency partners.

Tickets are on sale now.

Confirmed sessions include:

  • Recalibration: big Ideas and Creative Flair: Advertising media's constant metamorphosis presents an enjoyable challenge for most marketers, and getting to grips with it continues to fascinate us. However, some argue that a return to the basics of mass marketing – big channels, big ideas, gut instinct and creative flair – is needed to really harness the true power of a brand. Is this true, or are we pandering to a nostalgic idea? 
  • Will a Robot Steal Your Job? How do we future proof the media and marketing discipline and recruit for roles and challenges that don't even exist yet? Is automation a real threat to jobs? How do we tackle a talent shortage and better recruit a more diverse and dynamic talent pool? 
  • Innovation: Gimmick or genuine growth driver: Innovation is touted as a key driver of growth, but when is it a genuine opportunity and when is it a distracting gimmick? How do marketers and agencies make sure that innovation translates into growth and opportunity, rather than becoming a diversion from core business and real profit drivers? 
  • Data & Analytics in a Post-Truth World: Are the numbers adding up? In a world of alternative facts, fake news and metrics mistakes, whose numbers can be relied on? Do marketers really have a genuine picture of who an Aussie consumer is? When we're moving to an attention-based environment, is it time to construct a post post-truth world?

We're also taking the Summit to Melbourne for the first time in August. You can expect a line up of top brands and agency execs speaking on a diverse range of panel debates on topics affecting everyone in media and advertising, as well as a dynamic keynote speaker. The Melbourne event is 2 August at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, in the heart of Federation Square. You can buy tickets now .

Carat is the event's Presenting Partner, along with support from Fairfax Media, The Trade Desk, Tonic Health Media. Rakuten Marketing and Tribe will lead the FastFront sessions, showing off the latest developments from their businesses .

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