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Former Santander Head to speak at Marketing Show North


Santander’s former Head of Media Relations will be hosting a Keynote talk at Marketing Show North 2019.

The two-day expo – the biggest marketing event of its type outside London – will take place at EventCity in Manchester on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February 2019.

UKFast, the Manchester-based hosting provider, will be the event’s lead sponsor, with Channel 4 and Maru/Blue the event partners.

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Andy Smith, former Head of Media Relations at Santander, will speak in the ‘Technology and Future Trends’ section of the day, also sponsored by UKFast.

Andy has over 20 years’ experience in Corporate Communications for Financial Services companies, both in-house and as an advisor. In this time, he has lead award-winning opinion-changing campaigns for Scottish Widows, Direct Line, Prudential, Citibank, and Tesco.

Andy Smith, former Head of Media Relations at Santander

His talk will take place in the Keynote Theatre on day two of the expo, Thursday 28th February, at 12:15pm. 

He has spent the last ten years at Santander UK plc where he oversaw the communications for the rebrand and integration of Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley. Andy also led the external affairs activity for launching and establishing the Santander brand in the UK.

Formerly known as Prolific North Live, Marketing Show North 2019 will provide delegates with real-time experience and learning in digital innovation, marketing platforms, marketing technologies, sales innovation, immersive technologies – AR/VR/MR, branding, experiential, content and engagement, communications and PR, printing innovation, broadcast and visual content, advertising and Media.

It will be an unmissable event for any business with connections to the sector and an interest in growing their pipeline. The 2018 event was another resounding success, with over 3,200 visitors, 120 exhibitors, over 60 speakers and five dedicated theatres.

Speakers at the expo last year

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