Contagious UK Summer Bootcamp 2020 

Get match-fit for marketing with the Contagious Summer Bootcamp on 14 July

The Contagious Summer Bootcamp is back, and this year it’s going virtual. We’ve put together an online half-day event to help you learn from the best advertising brains in the UK so you can make the best work.

Join us from 12pm until 6pm on 14 July and ditch the flabby thinking with a personal brain training programme, comprising:

Core workouts / Masterclass keynotes from some of the industry's most-revered figures in their disciplines to improve your core skills in creativity and strategy.

Speed & Cardio / The Contagious team will make sure you are up to speed with the latest work and thinking.

HIIT / Rapid-fire, high-energy talks from up-and-coming industry talent

Tickets for a half day of practical advice, learning, insight and inspiration cost £25. All tickets include a FREE one-month trial of Contagious I/O, our online intelligence tool that fuels creative and strategic thinking which will begin the day after the event.

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If you are already a Contagious I/O user, then you can attend the Contagious UK Summer Bootcamp for FREE by registering here. Unsure if your company has a membership? Drop us an email and we'll check for you: [email protected]

Speaker line-up 

Here are the speakers, picked from the UK ad industry elite, so far confirmed for the Contagious Summer Bootcamp. More announcements to come shortly.


12:00  Contagious Cardio / Purpose by Default / Katrina Stirton Dodd, Contagious

12.18pm HIIT / Astrology to analytics: why teen girls are your competitive advantage / Diamond Abdulrahim 

12.20 Embrace the Fuckery / Vicki Maguire, CCO Havas London

People say we’re living through unprecedented times. Er, where the fuck have they been for the last twenty years or so? From the very first day I walked into my first agency job and got asked to wear heels to work, to my first month in my new job when we went into lockdown, every single fucking day of my career has been a school day... 

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

14.00 HIIT / It's time to bring class into our diversity conversations/ Emily Howard 

14.05 / The Art and Science of Being an Effective Client / David Wheldon, Vice-President of the World Federation of Advertisers

14.30 Introducing TikTok for Business and the tools you need to connect with the TikTok community / Trevor Johnson, Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, Europe, TikTok 

Brands are an important part of the TikTok experience. They are embracing the creative and authentic spirit of TikTok, and giving users a new way to discover and engage with the products they love. The TikTok For Business brand and platform provides marketers the tools to be discovered and connect with the communities around them. Trevor Johnson, Head of Marketing, Global Business Solutions, TikTok, Europe introduces the platform in an information packed 15 minute session.

14:45 - 15.00 BREAK

15.00 HIIT / I have no clue what I'm supposed to be doing / Daniel Obichukwu 

15:05 10 Things We Wish We’d Known Earlier / Bridget Angear, Craig Mawdsley, joint chief strategy officers, AMV BBDO

Bridget and Craig will share their thoughts of what they have learnt from more than 25 years each in the business of creating advertising. They will touch on the things they wished they had known earlier, what they think worked and why, what they could have done differently and what they think is important going forwards.

15.30 HIIT / A short course in Ryan Reynolds marketing / Amrit Panesar

15.35 – 16.00 BREAK

16:00 Contagious Cardio / The (Digital) Experience Economy / Becca Peel, Contagious

16.20 HIIT / How brands can make bolder music choices / Jumi Akinfenwa 

16.23 Unblock, Unlock and Unleash your 'new future' impact / Scott Morrison, founder, The Boom!

Let’s stop talking ’new normal’ and let’s start doing ‘new future’. Let’s clear our minds of the old thinking that wasn’t fit for purpose and open up to different thinking and inspiration. Let’s own our actions, make the plans and start moving forward. I’ll give you the operating system to create the ‘new future’ impact you want to see by joining the dots in your life and business in new and interesting ways. Tune in, Stay Boom!

16.45 – 17.00 BREAK

17.00 HIIT / Children form ideas about race from adverts / Amelia Madan 

17.05 The Power of Truth / Sir John Hegarty, co-founder, The Garage Soho

The central question to be asked about art is this one: is art capable of being a medium of truth? ...If art cannot be a medium of truth then art is only a matter of taste. The art spectator becomes more important than the art producer. In this case art can be treated only sociologically - it has no independence, no power.

5.30pm Wind Down / Audience Q&A with John Hegarty

6pm End / Hit the showers.

Our 2020 partners 

To learn more about how your company can become an official event partner, please contact [email protected] 

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