Podcast Upfronts 2020

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Following the success of last year’s Podcast Upfronts, we’re once again spotlighting this unique market to hear from a host of industry leaders: Acast, Audioboom, Bauer Media, DAX, Podfront and Spotify. Expect new products, expert advice and some big name audio talent to shout about as we virtually guide you through each partner’s specialist session. Sign up for free.

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We’re bringing you up close to the Upfronts action this year with two weeks of virtual events. Join some of the biggest names in digital advertising for an exclusive first look at unmissable ad opportunities.

Meet the speakers...

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Host of 'Super Soul Conversations'
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Host of 'Super Soul Conversations'
Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness
Host of 'Getting Curious' & star of Netflix's 'Queer Eye'
Jonathan Van Ness
Jonathan Van Ness
Host of 'Getting Curious' & star of Netflix's 'Queer Eye'
Jameela
Jameela Jamil
Host of 'I Weigh', Actress, and Activist
Jameela
Jameela Jamil
Host of 'I Weigh', Actress, and Activist
Hernan Lopez
Hernan Lopez
CEO of Wondery
Hernan Lopez
Hernan Lopez
CEO of Wondery
Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Hosts of 'Shagged, Married, Annoyed'
Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Chris and Rosie Ramsey
Hosts of 'Shagged, Married, Annoyed'
Heston Blumenthal
Heston Blumenthal
Host of 'Heston's Journey to the Centre of Food'
Heston Blumenthal
Heston Blumenthal
Host of 'Heston's Journey to the Centre of Food'
Frank Skinner
Frank Skinner
Comedian, Television & Radio Host, Writer & Podcaster
Frank Skinner
Frank Skinner
Comedian, Television & Radio Host, Writer & Podcaster

Frank Skinner is an award-winning comedian, TV and radio host, author and podcaster. His TV shows include The Frank Skinner Show, Frank Skinner's Opinionated and Room 101. He has also written two best-selling memoirs, won three gold awards for his Absolute Radio show, and is co-host Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned with David Baddiel. Most recently he has successfully launched Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast with Absolute Radio.

Emily Dean
Emily Dean
Broadcaster, Podcast Host & Writer
Emily Dean
Emily Dean
Broadcaster, Podcast Host & Writer

Emily is a broadcaster, podcast host, and writer. She is co-host to Frank Skinner on his award-winning Absolute Radio show. She hosts a podcast for The Times, ‘Walking the Dog’, interviewing high profile people over dog walks. Her memoir, ‘Everybody Died So I Got A Dog’, was published in 2019 to critical acclaim. Her career as a journalist has seen her work for the likes of The Times, ES magazine, You magazine, Grazia, and Metro.

Bradd Tipler
Bradd Tipler
Head of DAX Sales
Bradd Tipler
Bradd Tipler
Head of DAX Sales

As Head of DAX Sales, Bradd is responsible for driving digital and programmatic revenue for both DAX and Global’s portfolio of brands across audio, podcasts, outdoor, display and video. He joined Global in 2014, helping to launch the DAX audio product, and was recently responsible for launching the new DAX outdoor product commercially.

Simon Thomas
Simon Thomas
Host of 'Life Interrupted Cover Art'
Simon Thomas
Simon Thomas
Host of 'Life Interrupted Cover Art'

Simon is a broadcaster, author and podcast host. After a career with the BBC and Sky Sports – he now hosts a successful podcast on Global Player ‘Life, Interrupted with Simon Thomas’. In it, Simon explores human endurance through the toughest times. In a series of interviews with well-known celebrities and notable people, he discovers how crisis and desperation can lead to hope and inspiration for a new and happy life.

Rory Sutherland
Rory Sutherland
Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK
Rory Sutherland
Rory Sutherland
Vice Chairman, Ogilvy UK

Rory is Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, an attractively vague job title that has allowed him to co-found a behavioral science practice within the agency - looking for ‘unseen opportunities’ in consumer behaviour. Before founding ‘Ogilvy Change’, Rory was a copywriter and creative director at Ogilvy for over 20 years. He has been President of the IPA, Chair of the Judges for the Direct Jury at Cannes, and has spoken at TED Global. He writes regular columns for titles such as the Spectator and is the author of two books.

Rak Patel
Rak Patel
Head of Sales, UK & Pan EMEA, Spotify
Rak Patel
Rak Patel
Head of Sales, UK & Pan EMEA, Spotify

Rak joined Spotify at the end of 2017, as the Head of Sales, UK & Pan EMEA and has transformed the culture and performance of the ad sales team. With 14 years experience in the digital advertising industry, he has worked in media and creative agency environments and this background translates into razor-sharp focus on customer success, team motivation and sales skill excellence.

Poppy
Poppy Jay
Host of 'Brown Girls Do It Too'
Poppy
Poppy Jay
Host of 'Brown Girls Do It Too'
Rubina
Rubina Pabani
Host of 'Brown Girls Do It Too'
Rubina
Rubina Pabani
Host of 'Brown Girls Do It Too'
Mike Newman
Mike Newmam
Head of UK Content Partnerships, Audioboom
Mike Newman
Mike Newmam
Head of UK Content Partnerships, Audioboom

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