What's-next-for-banks
Along with my colleagues Andy Pemberton and James Lumley, I’m presenting at this top-notch event next week. Our agency Furthr has teamed up with White Light MediaĀ to challenge your expectations with a provocative line-up of speakers with backgrounds in business investment, disruptive thinking, brand developmentā€¦ and rock music.

It’s an invitation-only, free event for senior comms and marketing professionals in the banking sector from 4-6pm on Thursday 24 September at the 71A gallery and bar in Shoreditch, London. If you want to come, drop me a line!Here’s the official details:

Andy Cowles (former Art Director of Rolling Stone) and Andrew Pemberton (former Editor of Q) have turned their attention from rock music to financial services. Joined by James Lumley, formerly of Bloomberg News and Aviva Plc, they have compiled over 100 case studies of innovation in banking. Hear them reveal key learnings from some of these case studies to pinpoint big challenges and exciting solutions. furthr.co.uk

Julie Meyer is Chairman and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and Founder of EntrepreneurCountry Global. Specialising in uniting big corporations with the disruptive thinking of digital start-ups, Julie has thought-provoking ideas as to how UK banks need to think differently. ariadnecapital.com

Vince Medeiros is publisher at TCOLondon, urban trendsetters in print, video and online. Vince will showcase their work for Google, demonstrating smart approaches to communications that offer meaningful engagement and value exchange for small and big brands alike. tcolondon.com

Fraser Allen, CEO of White Light Media and Publisher of Poppy, has worked with financial brands such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life. Hear him explore the eight key elements of powerful brand storytelling. whitelightmedia.co.uk

After the talks, join us for a beer or two and the chance to chat to us all!