Radio personality, DJ, one of charity marathon "Dod pieci"
Director of the PR Training Academy and the Irish Academy of Public Relations
Storytelling – the power of a visual image
In the fast-paced world of communications, the power of storytelling has become, in effect, the power of visual storytelling. PR audiences are less interested in reading and more interested in quick visual messages which encapsulate the story. Drawing on examples from Ireland, Estonia, Britain and the USA, Ellen Gunning will look at the powerful simplicity of a good visual, and the communications dangers that go hand-in-hand with it.
Ellen Gunning is a director of the PR Training Academy, an online membership organization, which offers bite-sized, communications courses to professionals working in the industry worldwide and SME owners globally.
She is also a director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations (www.irishacademy.com), a specialist communications college with 25+ years’ experience of teaching PR, journalism, event management, radio and television, online, in 6 languages, across 50 countries.
Ellen is currently chairman of 103.2 Dublin City fm radio station (https://www.dublincityfm.ie/), director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations and a member of the executive council of the European Association of Distance Learning (http://www.eadl.org/).
Creative Director for TBWA Singapore
Professor of Public Relations - Consultant - Speaker - Moderator - Researcher
We are all activists: making the case for corporate activism
"Activism and corporate communications are the biggest enemies. This talk challenges participants to consider that everyone, including communicators, are activists and thus work towards identifying what qualifies as activism and what are the boundaries between communicating purpose and values and woke-washing."
Ana Adi is a Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, the chair of the Digital Communication Awards, and the host of the Women in PR podcast (on SoundCloud, iTunes and more). When not writing about what communicators can learn from protests and social movements, Dr Adi focuses on mid-term solutions for the professionalization and future-proofing of communicators. She also speaks often about the measurement and evaluation of communication, and storytelling.
Originally from Romania, Dr Adi obtained her doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and has worked and studied in the USA, U.K., Belgium, Thailand and Bahrain. www.anaadi.net (or @ana_adi on twitter)
General Manager and CEO of Edelman Amsterdam
The Edelman Trust Barometer 2020
The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that despite a strong global economy and near full employment, none of the four societal institutions that the study measures—government, business, NGOs and media—is trusted. The cause of this paradox can be found in people’s fears about the future and their role in it, which are a wake-up call for our institutions to embrace a new way of effectively building trust: balancing competence with ethical behavior.
After finishing prestigious business school, gaining a master degree in Economics, Dzintars continue his career in Price Waterhouse Cooper in the international business sector as a prospective auditor. After several years of established life, Dreibergs decided to follow his dream and become a filmmaker and started studies in Cultural Academy of Latvia and Baltic Film and Media School, Estonia.
Dzintars Dreibergs is a member of the Latvian Association of Cinematographers, and have gained extra education in courses as Berlin Talent Campus, Ex-oriente. Filmography “Dance with Me”,“VEF 54th season”, ‘’6th player’, “Flood and Solstice in "Straumēni", “What makes Man” He directed Latvian story "Microbe" within the large-scale International documentary project “15 Young by Young” (co-production
with Arte France)
His experience with documentary filmmaking, allowed him to develop his own cinema language for one of the most ambitious project in Latvia film Blizzard of Souls that has broken all-time records in box office and attendance and still is available in cinemas. Film has received prestigious IMAGO nomination and starts its world journey this spring
Contemporary art: fighting snobbish attitudes and white cubes. Riboca story.
Contemporary art is the art of today. These artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world. Anastasia Blokhina could be considered as one of the few voices for this type of art. But bringing contemporary art to Latvia was challenging at first. Where does contemporary art actually stand in Latvian society? How do we perceive and exploit it? These are just a few questions Anastasia will cover in this year's annual Mi:t&links conference “The Power of Communication”
Anastasia has gathered her experience in contemporary art from all over the world! She brings her international experience in project management and external relations to the Riga Biennial, for which she is responsible for managing and directing all operations.
She began her journey at St. Petersburg State University and graduated with honours. Continued with delivering large-scale visual arts projects across the world and after that, for 3 years she was the Director of External Communications at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, the biggest contemporary art museum in Russia. For 2 years she was the Director of YAY Gallery in Baku, Azerbaijan. Anastasia was also involved in Yarat’s project The Union of Fire and Water at Palazzo Barbaro at the 56th Venice Biennale. Now she lives and works in Riga and brings her valuable experience to the capital of Latvia.
Member of the board at Live Riga
Member of UEFA Marketing Advisory Committee