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Powering Ahead

18th September 2018
An enthusiastic audience of the industry elite were witness to three exciting, informative and thought provoking presentations from 11 highly talented students participating in Empower 2018

Our students split into three syndicates each supported by a mentor and sought to present answers to the following topics

  • “The UK retail landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate. What does all of this mean for the future of retail? How are newspapers and magazines benefiting from these changes. What are the future opportunities and risks?”
  • “The Newspaper & Magazines sector features a variety of promotional mechanics. How effective are these in delivering consumer and publisher value? Are the current portfolio of activities sustainable in the current market? Who are they really for? What alternative strategies could yield improved returns for all parties involved?”
  • “How will the current Newstrade supply chain have to evolve to meet the changing needs of publishers, retailers & consumers?”

Course director Jim Bilton (Wessenden Marketing) described the presentations from all the syndicates as very high both in terms of content and presentation skills; however after all the audience votes were counted…………

Our Winning Syndicate

“The UK retail landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate. What does all of this mean for the future of retail? How are newspapers and magazines benefiting from these changes. What are the future opportunities and risks?”

The syndicate outlined how to embrace the change in the UK retail landscape and highlighted key areas for development

Retail Syndicate members are;

Selina Rothwell of Smiths News, Helen Seymour of Frontline & Danielle Colley of Seymour

Supply Chain Syndicate members  are;

Victoria Lawman, Adam Jones, Andrew Meaking & Jenna Saines

Promotional Effectiveness Syndicate members are;

Christina Best, Emily Evans, Sandy Reddy & Joe Reilly

All presentations are available to view via our YouTube link, please scroll down the page to access the links

Our thanks

Once again this highly regarded program was only possible through the generous support of our module hosts; Smith News – Menzies Distribution – Gold Key Media  – NewsPrinters  – Seymour Distribution – Magazine Heroes – Trinity Mirror – JYL Hand to Hand – Big Wheel Consultancy – Reach Plc – NFRN – Short List Media – Jellyfish – HELLO!- Fore Group – Bauer Media – Daily Mail

and of course our mentors

Promotions – Kevin Petley of HELLO!

Retail – Paul Duffy of Mail Newspapers

Supply Chain – Michael Williams of SmithsNews

Photos Available Now

We have uploaded all the photos of the day to our the Ace website. You can view these and download from the site, if you have any problems please note the number and ask us we’ll be happy to send a photo through.  mark.farris@acecirculation.com

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View the Presentations

All three of our syndicate presentations were filmed and can be viewed on the

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