Register your interest for Digital Media Strategies 2017


What is Digital Media Strategies?

Digital Media Strategies 2017 will take place 20 – 22 February 2017 at Kings Place, London. It brings together a global audience of over 400 CEOs and senior leaders from:

Over three days of case studies, analysis, workshops, training, round table discussions and tailored networking opportunities, it focuses on the key strategic challenges behind developing a profitable and sustainable media business in a digital world.

Now in its fourth year, Digital Media Strategies has become the key event for addressing the big-picture challenges facing the industry, focusing not on PR pitches, but instead on honest, in-depth case studies which go deeper than the surface trends.

Previous Speakers Included

2016 Advisory Board



Duncan Painter
CEO, Ascential

Isobel Peck
CCO, Informa Knowledge & Networking

Kit Gould

Anders Eriksson
CEO, Bonnier Business Press



Seth Rogin
Chief Revenue Officer, Mashable

Marty Moe
President, Vox Media

Simon Davies
Executive Director EMEA, Quartz

Kate Burns,
GM Europe, BuzzFeed 

Geoff Inns
SVP International, Ziff Davis

Julian Childs
MD UK & EMEA, Business Insider 

Steffen Konrath
CEO, Liquid Newsroom



David Pemsel
CEO, Guardian Media Group

Katie Vanneck-Smith
Global MD & CCO, Dow Jones

Stig Orskov
CEO, JP/Politikens Hus

Simon Fox
CEO, Trinity Mirror

Veit Dengler

Romanus Otte
General Manager Digital, Die Welt

Michael Zimbalist
SVP Ad Products & Research & Development, The New York Times



Anna Jones
CEO, Hearst Magazines UK

James Tye
CEO, Dennis Publishing

Arne Wolter
Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Gruner + Jahr

Alessandro Belloni
CEO, DeAgostini

Zillah Byng-Maddick
CEO, Future Publishing

Matt Elek

Neil Robinson
Digital Director, Time Inc UK



Stefan Bardega
Chief Digital Officer, ZenithOptimedia

How does it work?

20th February 2017:

There are two main conference tracks:

A dedicated conference stream focusing on innovative business models and new revenue streams
A dedicated conference stream focusing on the end-to-end product development process

21st – 22nd February 2017:

All attendees will be brought together for the plenary conference sessions and exhibition.

  • How to transform the structure, culture and focus of an established media business
  • How to capitalise on the changes of the ad business model, including viewability, ad blocking, native, programmatic and digital video
  • How to build and monetise new audiences
  • How to improve your video operation
  • How to keep pace with and effectively monetise changing consumer behaviour
  • How the relationship between marketers, publishers and agencies is changing
  • How new commercial partnerships are shaping the media landscape
  • Innovative business models and new revenue streams – paywalls, freemium, agency services, ecommerce, live events and other new ventures
  • Mastering media product development
  • What other industries can teach media

22nd February 2017:

A choice between the following:

Two full days of training: topic and agenda tbc
The London Media Tour takes you to the premises of four leading media and tech organisations in London. Each visit features a presentation focusing on a key area of innovation within the host’s business, and a guided tour of the offices.

 Previous Sponsors Include

Who attends DMS?

You should attend if…

  • You are a senior executive at any media business with a focus on digital development
  • You want to meet likeminded people addressing the same challenges
  • You would like to learn from both the success and mistakes of others, and hear case studies from both the leading players and lesser-known or international entities
  • You are developing any business case for digital change
  • And much, much more…

Media Partners