Get Ready to Ring the Bell

So I just had word from our friends at the IAB UK that tomorrow's event is almost sold out!   That's a capacity of 90 people coming to get ring side seats for the showdown between the Media Buyer and Media Seller.

Tomorrow we'll be live streaming the event from this blog so come back at 3pm BST (British Summer Time) for kick off.   We're also going to be deploying some cool interactivity tools from our friends at Live TalkBack that let the audience be part of the fun!

As reminder - in the Seller's corner we have Tim Hussain:

Tim joined Sky as Head of Mobile Advertising in October 2008 to develop and drive Sky’s mobile advertising sales strategy. He has over eight years of commercial and product experience within digital companies across European and global markets. Previously, he was Head of Mobile Monetisation for AOL Europe and Head of Mobile for AOL in the UK, roles which saw him design and execute the European mobile strategy, including the creation of AOL’s European Mobile team. After AOL’s acquisition of Third Screen Media in 2007, Tim took the leading role in integrating the newly acquired mobile offering into AOL Europe and established AOL’s 3rd party mobile ad sales business. Before this, Tim had risen rapidly through the ranks at AOL UK since 2000, holding positions including Commercial Manager for Paid Services and Retail Sales Manager for ecommerce. Tim currently sits on the IAB Mobile council.

And in the Buyer's corner we have Oli Newton:

Oliver is head of emerging platforms at SMV group where he is responsible for pushing the agency offering beyond the traditional. He is also a member of the IAB’s Video and Mobile steering committees helping to evolve those markets. During his time working online he has been responsible for campaigns as diverse as turning the lights off in Habbo Hotel across 30 countries for WWF’s Earth Hour to helping reduce the demand on AA patrols by empowering members to do basic car maintenance themselves through AA Patrolman in your pocket. A series of step-by-step videos to be downloaded on to your phone (changing a tire, checking oil and other tasks the AA were routinely called out for).

The gloves are being laced up, the coaching staff giving last minute tactics and the hotdogs being defrosted.   See you all there!

-- Cameron Church