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John Kent is an award-winning digital exec and strategist who has been working at the forefront of digital innovation for more than 20 years. As a former Exec at the BBC and Head of Digital at Kids Industries, he’s led the successful digital transformation of some of the biggest brands in kids – including CBeebies, Peppa and the Al Jazeera’s children’s channels. More recently he’s been working as a consultant, helping brands and blue chip businesses use digital to better connect with audiences through digital engagement. John is a regular contributor to CMC, and an active member of the Children’s Media Foundation where he leads on digital policy and tech matters relating to children.
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