For the first time in the five year history (so far) of the conference, the 2010 edition of PAB featured a balanced mix of speakers from both in and outside the fishbowl. That’s to say, this year’s program featured about 50 per cent external ideas, observations and energy.

One such speaker was Mike Tennant, co-creator and (now retired) writer of the amazing CBC radio show Age of Persuasion. Using specific examples of radio programs and advertisements throughout history, Mike delivered a keynote which illustrated the role of creative in the modern age of media and how content creators can use creative to build, engage, and motivate audiences.

This video features excerpts of his talk, Beyond Words: What makes great media resonate.