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Alex Connock

Fellow in Management Practice


  • Alexander.Connock@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

Profile

A specialist in the media business, Alex has significant roles in academia, the entertainment industry and major UK charities.

Academically, Alex is Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School, and co-director of the Oxford postgraduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence for Business.  At Oxford, he teaches undergraduate Marketing and General Management courses, MBA Marketing and Business of Arts, Culture and Entertainment courses, and EMBA Marketing. He is a Lecturer at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. He also runs the Creative Business department at the UK’s National Film and Television School.

Commercially, Alex has created and grown several media companies and has been shortlisted six times as Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a voting member at BAFTA.

Between 1998 and 2011 he co-founded, and ran as CEO, the media group Ten Alps with Bob Geldof - producing hundreds of factual programmes for UK and global broadcast, as well as substantial digital and branded content output, including the UK government's major digital project, Teachers TV. The group also ran over 500 business publications and two advertising agencies.

From 2012-17 Alex was Managing Director of TV and digital production business Endemol Shine North (now Workerbee) producing content for major UK broadcasters and commercials for TV and major social platforms. He has also worked directly for BBC, ITV and New York’s PEOPLE Magazine. 

Charity sector roles currently include the Vice-Chair at UNICEF UK and a directorship at The Halle Orchestra.

Alex has degrees from Oxford, Columbia, INSEAD and a PhD in video optimisation for e-commerce.

Read Alex's CV.

Research

Alex is currently writing a textbook (due late 2022) about Media Business Models and Artificial Intelligence

Publications

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Artificial Intelligence and Extremist Content: a Recipe for Insurgency

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  • Populism, the Pandemic and the Media Journalism in the Age of Covid, Trump, Brexit and Johnson
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Marketing

If You Don’t Fight Like Hell: Insurgency and Artificial Intelligence

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  • Populism and the Media; Boris, Brexit, Covid and the Donald
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Reason vs treason(opens in new window)

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  • Pandemic: A Year of Mistakes?
  • Alex Connock
Marketing

It's the algorithm, stupid(opens in new window)

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  • Pandemic: Where Are We Still Going Wrong? A Very Public Enquiry
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Marketing
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Teaching

Alex teaches marketing at undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, plus the MBA elective on Media, Arts and Entertainment.

He is also a Lecturer in Management at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, Head of Department in Creative Business at the National Film and Television School, and Professor at Exeter University. 

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