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We are pleased to announce that the CMCS conference *Bridging Gaps: What
are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?* will feature
roundtable discussion ‘Celebrity Activism’ with Dr Nathan Farrell and Dr
Jackie Raphael in Barcelona on July 4, 2016. Details are given below.



Deadline for abstract submissions: *Sunday, December 20, 2015*



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*Celebrity Activism: Featured Roundtable in Barcelona, July 4, 2015*



*Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?*



In this roundtable discussion, key speakers and delegates will engage in
sharing exclusive experiences and knowledge on publicity, advertising and
media in celebrity activism. Its purpose is to generate discussion on
successful examples of celebrity activism and how philanthropy can be
improved with new techniques.



*Key Speakers:*



Dr. Nathan Farrell is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media in the
Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His
research interests include the politics of popular culture, celebrity
activism, and the communications strategies of NGOs. He has published
research on neoliberalism and the non-profit sector, and the work of
celebrities in global peace and international development campaigns. He is
the editor of the forthcoming *The Political Economy of Celebrity Activism*.



Dr. Jackie Raphael is a lecturer in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design
at Curtin University in Western Australia. Her research focuses on
celebrity culture, social media, endorsements, branding, iconic status and
bromances. Through her research on endorsements Dr. Raphael explores
celebrity activism; the way a celebrity can make a difference and the
impact philanthropy has on the celebrity’s brand identity. Dr. Raphael is
in the steering group of Inter-Disciplinary.Net and on the advisory board
of Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. She is also the creator and
producer of the YouTube series titled *Celebrity Chat*. Dr. Raphael has
published various papers and is the co-editor of the upcoming books,
*Credibility
and the Incredible: Disassembling the Celebrity Figure* and *Bridging the
Gaps Between Celebrity and Media. *



*This roundtable is part of international conference** Bridging Gaps: What
are the media, publicists, and celebrities selling?* *that will be held on
July 3-5, 2016 at **Red Room, Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona.*



*URL: *http://cmc-centre.com/conferences/barcelona/



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