Ahead of this summer’s sporting spectacular, most would have assumed the Paralympics would play second fiddle to the Olympics. That they didn’t is down in no small part to Channel 4’s extraordinarily successful way of repositioning the Paralympics based around the Meet the Superhumans campaign. Billing the achievements of disabled athletes as something over and above their able-bodied counterparts, it captured the public’s imagination and seems to have irrevocably changed attitudes to disability in the UK.
Dan Brooke is Channel 4’s head of marketing and communications and we are delighted that he will join us at In Progress to outline how the channel came up with and implemented such a successful, important strategy. His background in advertising with brands like Coca Cola and American Express led to a career in television taking in significant launches for the likes of Paramount Comedy and E4, so Dan is well-placed to give a unique insight into how the different creative threads came together to form one of the defining campaigns of 2012.
The full programme and last few tickets for In Progress can be found here inprogress2012.eventbrite.com
In Progress is kindly supported by Lowdi the portable wireless speaker. Thanks also to the lovely folk at KeepCups and Icon Printing for throwing together some great goodies for all In Progress attendees.
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- Mattis Dovier’s weird and wonderful 8-bit dot animation for XXX’s music video
- Jessica Lehrman's photographic document of social revolution, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Siang find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale