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Win a Ticket to Thinking Digital Conference 21-23 May

Thinking Digital

Insight and ideas drive Thinking Digital, an annual conference with a reputation for attracting the best thinkers and speakers.

The sixth event takes place between 21-23 May at The Sage Gateshead, and one lucky Chinwag reader will be attending free.

Thinking Digital have given one ticket worth £275+VAT. The competition closes on April 30th - see below for entry details.

Can't Wait? Thinking Digital have given us a discount code for all you registered users of over 15%. 

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Social Media Week Returns to London, 23-27 September 2013 - Get Involved!

The time has come. Social Media Week London is back. This September London will be joined by some awesome cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, Los Angeles, Mumbai, São Paulo, Torino and Toronto.

Here are some important milestones ahead for the London event:

  • April 23rd: Event Submission Opens
  • August 2nd: Event Submission Closes
  • August 13th: Attendee Registration Opens

Whether you’re new or old to Social Media Week London, there are many ways to take part: 

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Enterprising Fashion Redux - Pioneering UK Fashion Talent [video]


Enterprising Fashion was a one-day event bringing together experienced entrepreneurs, recent startups and individuals eager to join the fashion industry.

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering business incubator that supports and nurtures emerging fashion design talent.

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Sweet Retweets: Social media surgery for startups

In this informal workshop we'll share practical tips on writing for social media which startups and small businesses can apply straight away, whatever their budget.

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Date: 16 April 2013
Location: Google Campus, UK

thefuturestory - Today

Seize the day - understand future trends and work out thefuturestory of your business with us, theblueballroom, on Tuesday 30 April 2013, RADA, London

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Date: 30 April 2013
Location: RADA, UK

Start-Up Diaries: It's a Long Way Down to the Top [video]


Pitching is a nightmare. No error, plenty of terror, which is why we’re so impressed with Kate Jackson’s literal elevator pitch for her company, TableCrowd. She explains how it is done.

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Introducing Chinwag Psych: Psychology, Neuroscience and Machines that Learn

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Big data is big, obviously. It’s huge, in fact with the amount of information pouring out of social networks, ecommerce systems let alone those that run our ‘real lives’ the challenge of figuring out what’s happening is almost insurmountable.

This time last year we started to explore how the worlds of psychology, neuroscience and machine learning could help techno-numpties like me to apply some of this high-fallutin’ brain science to business. From influence to behaviour to understanding emotions, there’s plenty to take on board.

Chinwag Psych was born, bringing together the leaders in this emerging world where academia and business combine in large part powered by digital and social media.

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Supercharge Growth with the Right Brand Story

MSL London is holding a free event, Supercharge Growth with the Right Brand Story, to help business decision-makers develop their company’s communications strategy and cut above the noise of their competitors.

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Date: 7 March 2013
Location: The Covent Garden Hotel, UK

Enterprising Music Redux - From Dot to Digital [video]


Enterprising Music brought together entrepreneurs, start-ups and individuals eager to join the music business.

When the music industry met the internet, it was a clash. Challenged with high-speed connectivity, frictionless sharing, P2P and social networks, find out how parts of the industry turned crisis into innovation.

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DigitalSurrey February 2013

On 28 February, DigitalSurrey will discuss the application of social media and data visualisation technology to opinion research.

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Date: 28 February 2013
Location: County Hall, UK

Social Network Snakes & Ladders: Google+ Reaches No 2, Twitter Grows Fastest

The Stats

When it comes to popularity with Social Media Platforms it may be a case of slow and steady wins the race. We all know Facebook was the speedster Hare but who would have thought that Google+ is our plucky little turtle?

Globalwebindex latest research surfaces results that might raise a few eyebrows amongst social media marketers.

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Workshop: Developing a Digital Strategy

The objective of this workshop is to help you develop a digital marketing strategy/roadmap for your business.

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Date: 26 February 2013
Location: Campus London, UK

SES London 2013: Keynotes from Twitter & Microsoft and Discount for Chinwag Readers

SES London

Europe’s leading digital marketing event hosts a stellar line-up of experts as they address the key challenges, opportunities and strategies for marketers.

Search Engine Watch and ClickZ, the 14th annual SES London event which takes place on 18-21 February at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. (Map)

SES London is Europe's leading digital marketing event, covering the latest trends and challenges facing the industry. The three day event helps you navigate the digital landscape with guidance from leading experts on Search, Social MediaDisplay, Mobile, Email and more.

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It's Just a Hop, Skip & a Jump over to Social Media Week Europe

Social Media Week Milano

As you probably already know Social Media Week London will be back in September. If you didn’t know then I am sorry to be the one to break the news. Although it must have been a mighty big rock you were hiding under.

Social Media Week February is running in 8 global locations, it may feel a little too last minute to longhaul it to the other side of the pond to NYC or Tokyo but the European locations are just a hop, skip and a jump across the channel.

With lots of the events being run in English it really is worth having a look, or getting involved in a google hangout!

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Editions: (Re)Branding in the Digital Age

EDITD know the secret to a good evening: Johnnie Walker. Well that and an eclectic crowd sparking insightful debate about (Re)Branding in the Digital Age. 

First up was keynote speaker Henry Holland. Not one to shy away from Twitter - 235,061 followers - his take on social media is simple; use it to show the brand’s personality. Promotion comes once trust is gained.

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