Cindy Gallop to speak at Mumbrella360 while PwC’s 2016 Entertainment and Media Outlook will be launched as closing keynote

cindy gallopOutspoken adland diversity campaigner Cindy Gallop is to speak at next June’s Mumbrella360 conference.

Gallop triggered a major debate last month when she attacked an ill-advised press release announcing new hires at creative agency Leo Burnett Sydney featuring seven white men.

Mumbrella will fly Gallop to Sydney to address the conference on the issue of diversity within the industry. She will also be part of a panel debate on the topic.

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The New York-based Gallop – who described herself on LinkedIn as: “I like to blow shit up. I am the Michel Bay of business” – is the founder of corporate consultancy IfWeranTheWorld.   

Gallop’s tweet to Leo Burnett – “It’s 2015. What the fuck are u thinking?” triggered a tumultuous fortnight as the agency was forced to defend its creative hiring policies against a similar backdrop through much of Australia’s creative agency landscape.

She has also held a string of senior roles with creative agency giant BBH, including deputy MD of its Asia Pacific operation and president of its US operation. She started her advertising career in London with agencies including JWT, Ted Bates and Gold Greenlees Trott.

And Gallop is also the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn, a website dedicated to helping educate people about the difference between pornography and real sex.

And Mumbrella can also announce the closing keynote session for Mumbrella360. Professional services company PwC will launch its long-running and widely followed annual Australian Entertainment and Media Outlook report at the event.

The PwC Outlook report features an authoritative overview of the state of play and future prospects of the media and entertainment industry. As part of PwC’s support for Mumbrella360 as headline sponsor, delegates who attend the session will receive access to an electronic copy of the report, usually priced at $199.

PwC’s Entertainment and Media Outlook is edited by Megan Brownlow, who will present it at the conference.

Brownlow, right, speaking at last year's Mumbrella360

Brownlow, right, speaking at last year’s Mumbrella360

The “super early bird” pre-program discount offer for Mumbrella360 – offering a saving of nearly 50% – had closed on Friday. But in order to give those who want to hear from Gallop or the PwC Outlook an opportunity to book tickets, the discounted price has been extended until the end of next week, Friday December 11.

Meanwhile, Mumbrella’s formal invitation to the industry to propose sessions and speakers for the event will be launched within the next fortnight.

To book tickets for Mumbrella360 at the super early bird discount price, click here.


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