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Mar 28th 2014

AOL Partners with AdWeek Europe 2014

AdWeek Europe kicks off in London today – and we're excited to announce that AOL is one of the key partners. In its second year, AdWeek Europe is a hybrid of inspiring thought leadership featuring the world's best and brightest, with engaging special events that galvanize targeted constituencies.

AdWeek draws from the client, media and broader cultural communities with a focus on key business drivers that shape and influence the global industry.

Over the course of the conference, AOL will host and participate in a number of panel discussions and keynotes around the most important topics in the advertising and media business right now.

AOL's panel sessions include:

Monday 31st March
@ 9:00 AM (GMT) – WIRED Content 3.0 - AOL UK MD, Noel Penzer features on an industry panel tackling brands, convergence, content, distribution and always-on consumer

@ 10:30 Shifting Premium Pounds Online – AOL's Head of International, Graham Moysey leads a discussion on video and our new premium video platform, AOL On

@ 16:30 Attacking Chaos: Automate to Simplify – CEO of Adap.tv, Amir Ashkenazi keynotes on marrying the power of digital with the simplified economics of TV

Tuesday 1st April
@ 9:00 WIRED 24/7 – HuffPost UK Editor-in-Chief, Carla Buzasi features on a panel to discuss redefining leadership in the ever-changing global landscape.

Wednesday 2nd April
@ 9:45 Agency Trading Desks Look at Programmatic – Moderated by AOL UK MD, Noel Penzer, AOL invites chats to the major trading desks about the role and future of programmatic advertising

Thursday 3rd April
@9:00 London Native Ad Forum – AOL UK's Head of Planning, Insight & Research, Steve Payne will host a block of session on Native advertising with industry leaders

Can't make it to any of the discussions, but curious as to what AOL has to say? No worries – you can catch the live stream here.

Mar 10th 2014

TechCrunch Disrupt Touches Down in London

The city of London enjoys a formidable reputation as a fast-growing startup ecosystem - and now, it has a global tech media franchise to further speak to that.

We're excited to announce that London will be host city for the second TechCrunch DISRUPT Europe. Over the past few years, the city has built its technology credentials to offer entrepreneurs a fantastic environment to grow digital businesses - and we believe the capital is the perfect destination as TechCrunch continues to expand its coverage and presence globally.

Taking place at the Old Billingsgate in East London, our conference kicks-off with the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon on October 18, followed by two days of on-stage interviews and panels with some of the biggest names in tech. The speakers will not only provide insight and advice, but give first-hand knowledge on what it takes to build an industry-leading company.

Disrupt London will also welcome Startup Battlefield - where competitors pitch their companies live and on stage to innovators, investors and influencers in the tech community - and Startup Alley, which offers another way for early-stage companies to gain exposure with a format that encourages both exhibiting and networking, as well as high visibility.

For more details, check out TechCrunch's article here.

Sep 3rd 2013

Renowned Artist Unveils Cityscape Mural at London HQ

Equipped with paint pens and 84 hours, acclaimed artist Chris Dent created a mural for AOL's London Office on Capper Street. The black-and-white mural was commissioned by the AOL Artists Program – which promotes talented artists across the globe by curating original works of art for AOL worldwide – to be a focal point for our London office's staff and visitors.

The mural captures the urban landscape and AOL's presence around the globe, featuring 15 famous landmarks, including The Shard and Gherkin in London, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York, Berlin TV Tower and CN Tower in Toronto.

Prior to the Cityscape Mural, Chris designed two cityscape canvases that form part of the AOL Artist canvases, which now includes over 150 pieces of work. Based out of his East London studio, Chris has been featured in American Vogue, Metropolis Magazine and Wallpaper*, and has had solo shows in London and Paris.

Want to get a play-by-play of the mural creation but don't have 84 hours to spare? You can watch the four minute version here.
To read more about the AOL Artists program, visit www.aolartists.com

Sep 13th 2012

AOL Team London Kicks Off for Charity

London has definitely not been a stranger to sporting achievement this summer, and this weekend AOLers in the London office made sure the success continued.

A team of AOL soccer heroes came together last Sunday, September 9th, to play in a charity five-a-side tournament to raise money for Centrepoint, an award-winning nonprofit organization, based in Central London, that works tirelessly to support homeless youth. Since its creation in 1969, the charity has helped more than 75,000 young people realize their potential and, through collaboration and influencing government policy, Centrepoint continues to move towards its goal of ending youth homelessness.

The annual event attracted 32 teams that battled it out under a scorching sun to become the ultimate champions. London's AOL dream team, won their group stage matches to make it through to the final eight and the all-important knockout stage, where they were sadly beaten by Centrepoint's own team 4-2 in a thrilling match.

However, the day was a resounding success, with more than £10,000 raised for the charity in their biggest tournament to date.

See how AOL gives back to the community and learn about our commitment to Corporate Citizenship by clicking here.

Apr 27th 2012

HuffPost UK and LinkedIn Conduct Poll Around London Mayoral Elections


Ahead of the London mayoral elections next week, The Huffington Post UK teamed up with LinkedIn to conduct an opinion poll asking London based professionals to voice their opinions on the widely debated topic of supporting business in the capital. Out of almost 1,000 London voters, 35% felt that job creation was the most important factor in supporting London businesses.

The poll findings come as it's revealed that Britain is back in recession, with recent figures showing that London has the second highest unemployment rate of any British region. Those aged 18-29 were the most vocal on the subject of job creation, with this age group making up the majority of those keen for it to be the new Mayor's top priority and reflecting the high levels of youth unemployment blighting the capital.

The poll also revealed that improvements to transport links and entrepreneurial support were of equal importance to voters, with each receiving 19% of the votes respectively. A further 14% of voters felt that crime and security should be the next mayor's priority, whilst the remaining 12% believed infrastructure should be the focus of our next mayor's efforts.

Learn more about the poll click here.

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