Creative Breakfast Roundup- Mark Rock

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

On Friday 25th November we welcomed digital entrepreneur Mark Rock to speak with a selection of television and digital professionals in the swanky surroundings of Glasgow’s Citizen M Hotel.

Mark is Founder and CEO of the playlist creation platform Adio, having previously founded the successful Audioboo, which counted the BBC and Stephen Fry as advocates.


After a healthy dose of morning caffeine and the ever popular networking over bacon rolls, our guests were treated to a presentation from Mark which covered themes ranging from his own personal journey as a serial digital entrepreneur, what ‘innovation’ really means and the trials and tribulations of launching a new startup up Mark’s age (his words, not ours.)

The early bird guests were then witness to a preview of Mark’s soon to be launched playlist creation programme- Adio.

Adio is a web platform letting anyone create beautifully visual playlists combining Youtube videos, Soundcloud tracks & online mp3s. It will allow people to use their interests, knowledge or passions to curate compelling content experiences – regardless of subject area – for the wealth of media that includes but goes also beyond music.

In a morning session full of inspiration and food for thought, perhaps the most insightful discussion came from Mark’s thoughts on innovation.

Innovation should not be confused with creativity. It is a process that needs to be well managed and, if there are any Eureka moments, then they belong to a consumer on encountering the results of such process.

Mark Rock

TRC would like to thank Mark for travelling to Glasgow for our Creative Breakfast and for meeting with our current Cross Creative delegates. Thanks also to those who attended the breakfast as guests- look out for our next session in the New Year!


L-R- Caroline Newson, TRC Project Manager; Mark Rock; Claire Scally, TRC Joint Managing Director


L-R Shirani Sabaratnam, TRC Programme Executive; Mark Rock; Claire Scally, TRC Joint Managing Director. Seated- Caroline Newson, TRC Project Manager


Mark Rock and Stuart Cosgrove, TRC Board Member

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