Join us for the
20TH ANNUAL TERRY O’MALLEY LECTURE IN MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
Thursday, November 19 at 6pm
Looking back, to see the future
What the biggest marketing, media and advertising stories of 2020 can tell us about 2021 and beyond.
As editors of The Message, Chris Powell and David Brown spend every working hour (and many non-working hours) tracking and reporting on the most newsworthy marketing, media and advertising stories from Canada and around the world.
In this fast-paced presentation, they will review some of the key stories from the past year, which they think are important signals for where the industry is going.
David Brown joined Marketing magazine in 2005. As news editor, he had a front row seat for the digital transformation of the industry—there for the first Marketing stories about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He was eventually promoted to executive editor, responsible for all day-to-day editorial output for the magazine. David left Marketing in late 2014 to explore the fast-growing world of content marketing, while remaining a regular columnist and contributor until its closure in late 2016. He co-founded The Message in 2018.
Chris Powell has been covering Canadian media, marketing and advertising since first joining Marketing magazine in 2001. He witnessed digital’s transformative effect on the legacy advertising industry first-hand, and has spent the past two decades covering the “new” ad world. His work has also appeared in Maclean’s, Canadian Business and The Globe and Mail. He co-founded The Message in 2018.