Closing Keynote: The Vice Guide To Partnership

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Arcadian Court

Vice has revolutionized the way content is produced, distributed and monetized, spawning a record label, a pub, a film company and a book division from the magazine launched out of Montreal two decades ago. But the reason adland is so interested in the Vice model – WPP bought a stake – is its brand content innovation and its fanbase-building success with online video.

Working with brands such as Nike, Intel and Absolut, in-house agency Virtue creates collaborations that are perceived as genuine entertainment, maintaining Vice’s edgy voice and indie cred. And Vice has also increased its reach via its own ad network, acquisitions and new launches, from Noisey to Fightland. Vice's chief strategist explains how its Immersionist journalism culture has influenced the way brands and media can work together, shedding light on the future of brand content and the blurring roles of publisher and agency.


Chris Unwin
Executive Director
Free Agency


Spencer Baim
Chief Strategic Officer

Founding Partners

Presenting Partner

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