The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association have announced that AMV BBDO’s Philippa Field, who was behind Maltesers’ award-winning Paralympics advertising campaign featuring actors with disabilities, will be speaking at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference on 15 November.
Discussing the Maltesers TV advertising campaign, which aired on Channel 4 during the Paralympics and included the first-ever sign language only advert, Field will join a raft of eminent speakers at the conference, as yet unheard at publishing conferences.
Other speakers announced today include: HarperCollins’ Louis Patel; author, journalist and Social History Hub founder, Lainy Malkani; Ken Wilson-Max, publisher of chicken! newspaper for children; and Raymond Antrobus, curator of spoken word club night, Chill Pill.
The day-long conference will explore how the publishing industry can ensure it reflects the diversity of British society, and will be jointly chaired by broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith and journalist Arifa Akbar. Attendees will have the opportunity to share ideas and learn from other industries. Keynote speakers are Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of story-telling brand OWN IT!, and Robyn Travis, author of Mama Can’t Raise No Man.
The Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference will take place on 15 November at 15 Hatfields, London. For the full conference programme, list of speakers and to book your place, visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk/bipconference.
Philippa Field, Account Director at Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO, said: “I’m delighted to be attending the Building Inclusivity in Publishing conference, and to talk to the publishing industry about the genesis of our innovative campaign with Maltesers for Channel 4’s Paralympics.”
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