Meet the Media | The BBC on storytelling: lessons for luxury brands

25th January, 08:30 - 13:30

Discover the secrets of delivering impactful storytelling with the BBC, one of the world’s best-known creative institutions.

Thursday 25th January 2018
8.30am – 1.30pm
Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Walpole members are invited to spend the morning at the BBC’s New Broadcasting House*. For nearly 100 years, the BBC has been a national institution, enriching people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. Their vision is to be the most creative organisation in the world and their values include trust, quality and putting audiences at the heart of everything they do.

The morning is designed to inspire those working within luxury, challenging brands to deliver more impactful storytelling. The event will end with a panel discussion based on the BBC’s Reaching Affluent Millennials study for luxury brands, with topics including: How engaged is this specific group in buying luxury? How important are sustainable practices to them? How do they cultivate their status online? And how can storytelling help reach them and stimulate purchase?

In a series of presentations you’ll also hear how the BBC approaches storytelling across genres in the digital age, including news, interviews, natural history and branded content. There’ll also be a chance to demo some of the latest tech courtesy of the BBC Blue Room, from V-R to voice recognition, and learn which new platforms are the BBC using to engage their audiences.

*Please note, this event is for invited guests only.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Lucy Hockings, journalist & presenter, BBC World News (chair)
Mike Gunton, Creative Director, BBC Natural History Unit
Richard Pattinson, Senior Vice President, BBC StoryWorks (the BBC’s branded content division)
Stephen Sackur, journalist & presenter of BBC HARDtalk
Hamish McPharlin, Head of Insight, BBC Global News

Timetable (subject to change or order):

Registration/security/breakfast/Blue Room demos

Welcome from Walpole to its members – hand over to BBC as hosts for the morning

Session 1 – News

Session 2 – Stephen Sackur – HARDtalk

Session 3 – Mike Gunton BBC Natural History Unit

Coffee break and Blue Room demos

Session 4 – BBC StoryWorks

Session 5 – panel discussion: Affluent Millennial research for the luxury market

Wrap up for the day

Buffet lunch and networking + Blue Room demos


Event Details

The BBCPortland PlaceLondon25th January, 08:30