MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival
I'm up in Edinburgh at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, catching up with what's happening in the industry, and bumping into some interesting people too.
Jeff Ford, Director of Programmes at Channel FIVE, has just sent me a review for my book, The Pitching Bible, which you can read about in a previous post on this blog. He's got his hands full at the moment, talking about the much anticipated return of Big Brother and sharing his personal opinions on what the celebrities have been up to.
I'm also expecting to bump into Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt. I've been delivering pitching training into Google for a number of years now, and I'll be giving Eric a copy of The Pitching Bible for review.
Finally, Tony Orsten from twofour54 in Abu Dhabi is here, talking about the growing media business in the Middle East. twofour54 selected my company, Big Sky, to deliver pitch training for their staff, as they continue to work at raising their profile and attracting more investment and expertise as they build a media centre of excellence for the region.