Digital Download Live

Digital Download Live

An interactive event that pulls together the very latest
thought in all areas of digital communications



Digital Download Live pulls together information and opinion from topic experts to provide you with the most informed and knowledgeable perspectives around on the things that matter most. No stuffy auditorium and no egos mean you can get up close and personal with the experts in interactive Q&As and workshops.

Stephen Waddington

Stephen is Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum and was President of the CIPR in 2014. He has authored four books about PR and reputation management, and blogs very regularly at In January this year, he launched the #AIinPR Panel for the CIPR to assess the impact that artificial intelligence will have on the communications industry, giving him a very unique insight into the technology and its potential threats and opportunities.

Deirdre Breakenridge

Deirdre is a CEO of Pure Performance Communications in the United States, a five times author on the subject of PR strategy, a podcaster and blogger at, and a University lecturer. With over 25 years' experience in public relations, her knowledge of the practice and the skills required in modern PR is second-to-none, and Digital Download Live is her first UK appearance in four years.

Emily Leary

Emily is one of the UK’s leading parenting/lifestyle bloggers, vloggers and presenters. With a background in digital communications, she launched in 2011 and is now often featured in the broadcast, print and online media. A regular speaker on the blogging conference circuit, Emily works in partnership with brands to produce original, compelling content for use in digital and in print.

Jim Hawker

Jim is co-founder of digital communications agency Threepipe, which he established in 2004. The company has grown from a pure PR businesses to an integrated digital agency that now comprises 80 experts across PR, SEO, social, search, display and design. Jim's exposure to the worlds of PR and voice search make him the perfect person to answer questions about the link between the two.

Daryl Willcox

Daryl is founder of journalist enquiry service Response Source as well as other online services for journalists and PR people. A former business journalist with the national media, he formed Response Source in 1997, and it is now one of the largest independent providers of such services in the UK with operations in France and Germany.

Michael Taggart

Michael is the co-founder of fintech PR and content marketing agency FOCO, having previously spent 7 years in senior digital media roles at MRM Communications in London. He's also one of the brains behind the Beer & Bytes podcast, which racked up 45 episodes after starting on a trial basis with co-host Amy Rowe. As such, Michael knows the ins and outs of starting a brand new podcast.

Paul Sutton

Paul is the founder of the Digital Download series of events and Membership scheme. With 20 years experience in marketing communications, many of which were spent in the agency environment, he is now an independent digital and social media consultant, supporting brands and agencies with strategic advice and input to specific campaigns. Paul also runs the Digital Download podcast and blogs about digital communications at

7th June 2018

The London Art House, Islington