Dave SIBLEY BE VIACOM (VIMN)
| Executive Vice President and Managing Director, International Sales
Dave Sibley is the Executive Vice President & Managing Director of International Sales, Viacom International Media Networks (formerly known as MTV Networks International), reporting to Bob Bakish, President VIMN.
Based in London, Sibley is responsible for harnessing VIMN’s multi-brand, multi-platform proposition for the company’s brands which reach 640 million households in 161 countries and 34 languages.
Sibley manages VIMN’s global clients, directing advertising sales, sponsorship strategies and creative solutions across channel brands including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, TMF (The Music Factory), VIVA, Paramount Comedy, Comedy Central, Game One, Neopets, GameTrailers, Shockwave, Addicting Games and Atom Films. Encompassing more than 150 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 350 digital media properties, Sibley’s role also involves overseeing all of VIMN’s local advertising operations while managing key client and advertising partnerships around the world.
Sibley is a 16-year VIMN veteran. Previous to his current role he spent four years as MD, MTV Networks Australia and New Zealand where he grew the portfolio to include MTV, MTV Classic, TMF, Nickelodeon & Nick Jr. in Australia, and MTV, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central in New Zealand. Before his move to Australia, Sibley held the position of Senior Vice President, International Marketing Partnerships, based in London, where he spearheaded the launch of MTVNI Marketing Partnerships, a full service sales and creative unit. Sibley joined MTV Networks Europe in 1996 as Head of Sponsorship & Event Marketing.
Sibley sits on the board of two of the company’s Joint Venture sales houses : Ignite Media brands in Australia, and MTV Pubblicita in Italy.
Fru HAZLITT ITV
| Managing Director - Commercial, Online and Interactive
Nigel GILBERT VIRGIN MEDIA
| Chief Marketing Officer
Nigel joined Virgin Media as it first CMO at the beginning of 2011. Prior to this he was Group Marketing Director of Lloyds Banking Group, responsible for all brands within the Group. During his time there he led the reinvigoration of the Lloyds TSB brand and secured the first official sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was also voted ‘Marketer of the Year’ by the Financial Services Forum.
Before joining Lloyds TSB, Nigel spent his career in advertising, inLondonand around the world. At Lowe Worldwide he was Worldwide Account Director based inLondon, and then he was Chairman and CEO of Lowe Asia Pacific, based inSingapore.
Before Lowe, Nigel worked at Y&R Europe out ofStockholmandLondonand prior to that he ran Dentsu, Y&R’s agency inHong Kong. He began his advertising career in London at Allen Brady & Marsh before spending 10 years at Collett, Dickenson, Pearce, latterly as Director of European operations.
He is happily married and the proud father of two daughters. He loves skiing, art, music and motors.
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in theUK.
The company delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 120Mb, and is expanding this cable network – the result of a multi-billion pound investment – to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions ofUKhouseholds.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in theUKwhich, when launched, was the world’s first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED).
For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.
Kate BULKLEY Media Commentator and Journalist
An award-winning business journalist both on camera and in print, Kate is a writer and columnist and tweets at katecomments. An American, Kate has lived and worked in London since 1990, as International Editor for Cable World magazine; as Media Editor for Dow Jones owned European Business News (EBN), where she created and co-presented the award-winning, Media Report. Kate then was on-screen TMT correspondent at CNBC Europe. She began her journalism career at CNN in Washington, DC and has a master's degree in international economics and politics from SAIS, part of Johns Hopkins, and an undergraduate degree from Smith College, USA.