Several Blacketts have been or are prominent in marketing and media.
In addition to Hill Blackett, the father of the “soap-opera” (see the final paragraphs of Blacketts in Politics), Tom Blackett, the former group deputy chairman of Interbrand, was appointed Chairman of the international brand consultancy Siegel+Gale UK in 2009. He is author of a number of books on brand management, including “Trademarks” (1997) and is a descendant of Alexander Blackett (see Can You Help Us?).
In 2011 Karen Blackett was appointed Chief Executive Officer, UK of Mediacom, the UK’s biggest media-buying group. Born in Reading, she descends from the Blacketts of Barbados (see West of the Pennines and Barbados in Can You Help Us?).