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John Kent

Kids Industries

Digital Director

John Kent, Digital Director – Kids Industries

John is a content strategist and producer with more than 20 years experience, and now works as Digital Director at Kids Industries – developing strategy and producing sites and apps. Recent work includes a new strategy and relaunch for Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and new branding and relaunch for licensing giant CPLG. He is currently working on the redevelopment of a major global pre-school brand.  Before joining Kids Industries, John was at the BBC, where he worked across radio, TV and interactive, including two years as interactive exec producer for CBeebies.

John's Sessions

An Idiot Abroad

15 July 2013, 10:09am-10:09am

#TCMC An idiot abroad is a phrase that has resonance for  John Kent. But enough about family holidays.  This session was about working with international co-producers. And the panel thoughtfully provided their own list of takeaways, reproduced here: Top Ten (well twenty) Takeaways DO Do make yourself visible online –…

What’s Good? Trust & Quality in a Digital World

25 July 2013, 4:10pm-4:10pm

#TCMC The safety of children of children in the digital space is a perennial topic of conversation, and one that often crops up at CMC. Over the past twelve months new concerns have developed around in app purchase on top of the usual concerns around social networking and e-safety. TOP…

Come Out and Play

12 July 2013, 7:02pm-7:02pm

#TCMC. The Government reckons between 5 and 7% of the population are gay, and research tells us that most children know their sexual orientation by the age of 12. Is TV doing enough to reflect gay people? Top 10 Takeaways Most children know their sexuality by age 12. Gay characters…

Meet the Commissioners – Publishing

05 July 2013, 9:52am-9:52am

#TCMC Children’s changing media habits and the impact of digital are popular themes for programme makers. But what are the publishers up to? John Kent went to meet the commissioners. TOP TEN SESSION TAKE OUTS; Penguin, Random House, Egmont and Walker are all heavily involved in TV and digital as…

Introducing the blogging team...

01 July 2013, 10:59am-10:59am

#TCMC John Kent will be one of the team bringing you the bits you missed at the CMC, through the blogs. The blogs are a great way to get even more from the conference. Here's a hello from John..... These pre conference posts are supposed to introduce the bloggers. Part…