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Mark Denton Joins Nils Leonard in Kinsale Festival Line-up

18 July 2018

Mark Denton Joins Nils Leonard in Kinsale Festival Line-up, London’s Top Edit Houses, plus How Adland can Use Blockchain to its Advantage

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The Kinsale Shark Awards and Festival today announce the finalized Festival speaking programme.

Joining Uncommon Founder Nils Leonard and AMV Creative Partner – who is also this year’s Jury President - Rosie ** Adland’s creative supremo, **Coy Communications’ Mark Denton and Merman comedy Director of ‘Motherland’, Juliet May.

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Top Editors from award winning edit houses Cut&Run, The Quarry and Final Cut jointly host panel Cut Out the Bad Bits - What Makes a Great Edit?’ which is illustrated using examples of commercials, film and music video.

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With a yearly festival programme where creativity is always the key theme, the 2018 content embraces emerging technology and its undeniably fast impact on the industry and how brands are utilizing it. In his talk ‘Bitcoin to Sh*tCoin and Ethereum to complete delirium. WTF is blockchain?’, Bull in a China Shop Founder - and former AKQA Chief Technology Officer, Ben Jones will discuss talking point of the moment: Blockchain. He’ll explain what it is, and how the Advertising industry can utilize it, from artist rights to transparency in creativity.

Interactive Production company makemepulse talk about applying emerging tech to creative ideas, and how creating a joined-up tech/digital strategy can elevate your creative idea.

Creative Director Neil Dawson and Children’s Book Author Kes Gray also join the programme.

This year’s festival - which is held in the picturesque town of Kinsale, Ireland from the 26th – 29th September - sees a few changes. The traditional award ceremonies have been merged into a bigger, less formal evening event with award winners able to collect their iconic shark head award separately. There is just one festival pass on sale which allows entry to all talks and evening events over the entire festival.

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The award deadline is Friday 7th September, enter: