After spending 15 years in media, production and advertising Dominic Smales set up Gleam Futures in 2010 initially to help online communities connect for mutual benefit. This evolved quickly into managing ‘Digital First Talent’, a term coined to describe entertainers and content creators who have used social media platforms as the first place to build an audience. Gleam has become the biggest Digital First talent management company in the world. Gleam Futures develops the careers of its roster across all forms of media and entertainment including; publishing, film, TV, Licencing and merchandising. The Gleam Futures roster is widely regarded as the best and biggest talent in each market they operate in. They also take on and nurture best new talent in each market. Their long-standing roster includes names like Zoella, Pixiwoo, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Joe Sugg, Caspar Lee, Alfie Deyes and Marcus Butler. Dom has been recognised in the last year in the Debretts 500 most influential people in the UK, The Bookseller Power 100, Wired Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful and The Business Insider Coolest 100 people in tech.
Here's where you'll find Dominic Smales (CEO and Founder - Gleam Futures)
April 09, 2017
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 1 hour
Alternate Monetization Schemes for Creators and Media Companies
Add to Calendar 04/09/2017 13:45 PM 04/09/2017 14:45 PM Europe/Amsterdam Alternate Monetization Schemes for Creators and Media Companies Advertising isn't dying yet, but it's under a lot of pressure. Relying on advertising dollars alone to support your business just isn't enough these days. Luckily, a variety of other ways to build revenue has emerged over the last few years, including tip jars, tours, merchandise, books, and subscriptions. This session brings together experts and creators to talk about what's working, what's not, and why. | Emerald Room | false MM/DD/YYYY