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Media Partner / Contagious Partners with The Economist

by Contagious Team

Most Contagious signs exclusive media partnership with The Economist

We are delighted to announce The Economist as the exclusive media partner for the 2013 Most Contagious conference and awards show. 

Taking place on December 11 simultaneously at Kings Place in London and The Times Center in New York, Most Contagious will celebrate the key trends, movements, innovations, start-ups and influencers that shaped the marketing and communications industry in 2013, priming attendees for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

The event is a must-attend for future-facing brands, marketers, creatives, strategists and planners looking to learn from the most interesting doers and get their hands on the technologies that will be making the biggest impact in the coming months. 

Buy tickets for London or New York City now!

In partnership with global communications agency Fleishman Hillard, the event is designed to decode the immediate future for businesses. Topics to be covered include:  Seamless Shopping (innovations in retail), Connected Experiences (multisensory technology) and The Pragmatism of Purpose (how brands can make a difference with actions rooted in their products and services).

Nick Blunden, global digital publisher at The Economist, comments: 'We are absolutely delighted about the media partnership between The Economist and Most Contagious 2013. The Most Contagious event is a unique combination of ideas, creativity and technology and the audience it attracts is made up of exactly the kind of intellectually curious people who enjoy The Economist. The fact that this year's event will take place simultaneously in London and New York provides us with the opportunity to engage with an extraordinarily dynamic group of people in two of the world's most dynamic cities.'

Contagious co-founder and editorial director, Paul Kemp-Robertson, comments: 'Brands are increasingly investing in alternative means of connecting with consumers, including practical tools, tailored services, health and well-being apps and experiments with exciting new technologies. By distilling the key consumer, creative and technological trends of the year into a single event, Most Contagious provides an intelligent forecast of the immediate future for anyone involved in the business of brands. To establish a partnership with an entity as prescient and erudite as The Economist is a genuine privilege and shows that the topics covered inside Most Contagious have wider implications for corporations, technologists and entrepreneurs alike.'

For more information on the full conference programme, workshops and exhibition included at this year's Most Contagious, and to purchase tickets, visit