Neil McCartney is managing director of McCartney Media, a consultancy which specialises in media and telecommunications. He is also director of business affairs at Tribute Inspirations Limited (www.tribute3ml.com), organiser of the Listen Campaign (www.listencampaign.com) which has been set up to raise $100 million for children’s charity projects in 2011.. and director of business development at Sloan Global Consultants, the international strategy and investment advisory firm (cut all words after 2011).
In addition, Neil is chairman of the Independent Film Trust (www.independentfilmtrust.org), co-founder of the British Independent Film Awards (www.bifa.org.uk) and an advisor to the Raindance Film Festival (www.raindance.co.uk), and is London representative of the Moscow International Film Festival (www.moscowfilmfestival.ru).
He is a regular contributor on media and telecommunications to a number of publications including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Variety and Mobile Communications.
Neil is frequently called on to speak at conferences and to provide expert analysis for television and radio programmes, including BBC TV's News and Newsnight, BBC World Television, BBC News 24, Sky Television, CNN and Radio 4's Today and The World at One. He has provided consultancy and/or media training services for a number of private clients, such as Alcatel, BT, BellSouth, Bertelsmann, Deutsche Telekom, Granada, Nokia, Openwave, Qualcomm, Vodafone, Warner Brothers and the European Commission.
He is an advisor on media and telecommunications to the Korean Culture and Content Agency (Kocca), an agency set up by the Korean Ministry of Culture, as well as being a consultant to various other companies (cut this first sentence). He was a member of the juries set up by the Mobile Entertainment Forum to judge its inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards in June 2004 and its third awards in June 2006, and was also a member of the judging panel for the annual GSM Association Awards that were awarded at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes in February 2005.
Neil has nearly 30 years of experience commentating on and analysing the media and telecommunications industries. He was the founding editor of Screen Finance, Telecom Markets and Mobile Communications and Screen Finance (cut last three words), the Financial Times newsletters on the film, telecommunications and mobile telephone industries, which he ran for the FT for more than 12 years, along with a number of other titles, until the FT sold these to the Informa Group. During this time he chaired the judging panel for the FT Global Telecoms Awards.