The Emerge Mini Conference

A mostly online mini-conference for all women who love digital design & technology. Featuring FREE workshops & a panel debate held at the British Library Business & IP Centre.

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Date: 16 January 2012
Location: Online and The British Library Business & IP Centre, UK

Simon Says: QR codes are rubbish, use Google Goggles


You love Google.

It's one of those universal tools everyone has a soft spot for. I secretly imagine people who work at Yahoo use it when their boss isn't watching. Who couldn't adore a company who has an unofficial slogan "Don't be evil."

In April 2010 the search giant purchased "PlinkArt." PlinkArt was originally designed to identify works of art once you took a photo of it. The app was one of three winners of the Education/Reference category of the Google ADC2 (Android Developer Challenge 2). Google then purchased them and added the functionality to what we now know as "Google Goggles" - a visual search engine.

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Showcasing the correlation between online presence and offline popularity, Bandwidth is a night of new music, free drinks and digital discussion at Cargo, one of Shoreditch's hottest venues.

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Date: 9 November 2011
Location: Cargo, UK

Future of mobile

BIMA and full service digital agency Fortune Cookie have brought together the mobile industry’s leading minds to share with you their thoughts on the current state of the industry, the next six months and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the future of mobile and network with the big players.

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Date: 2 November 2011
Location: RSA House, UK

UX Brighton 2011

This one day event gives wide exposure to some of the most recent captivating and provocative ideas on User Experience from all over the UK and Europe. The speakers combine the well-known, such as Robin Dunbar, Ian Fenn, Cennydd Bowles and Andrea Resmini, whilst also showcasing new UX speakers.

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Date: 4 November 2011
Location: The Corn Exchange, UK

Online Information 2011

Online Information is a free to attend event which covers social media, content management, enterprise search, epublishing, content resources and library management.

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Date: 29 November 2011
Location: National Hall, Olympia Exhibition Halls, UK

The Conversation Never Stops - CIPR Social Media Conference

Join a stellar line-up of speakers from organisations including BBC, Thomas Cook, IAB UK, CIM, Dell, London Fire Brigade, HSBC and many more to look at how social media is evolving and what that means for communicators.

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Date: 14 November 2011
Location: Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, UK

Digital Marketing London - The Law And Social

This months Digital Marketing London get together includes a presentation about how social media has changed the way the law works and is applied and will cover what we need to know as marketers and net citizens!

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Date: 27 September 2011
Location: Zigfred Von Underbelly, UK

Competition: Win a Ticket to eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit

eMetrics 2008

The eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit (30th Nov - 1st Dec) covers the complete online marketing optimisation value proposition, attracting decision makers keen to take their organisations’ marketing to the next level.

We're delighted the organisers, Rising Media, have offered one lucky Chinwagger(s) the chance to win a free conference ticket.

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mediaPro Expo

mediaPro 2011 take place at Olympia, London on 1st & 2nd November and is a FREE to attend exhibition and conference programme with over 100 hours of seminars about delivering effective integrated communications across digital, social and print media for marketers, brand managers, agencies and the media.

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Date: 1 November 2011
Location: Olympia 2, London, UK

BeingDigital 2011

BeingDigital brings four big themes for UK digital business over a two day summit giving your organisation the flexibility to participate and attend one or all four themes.

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Date: 11 October 2011
Location: Royal College of Surgeons, UK

Marketing Masterclass for Mystified Homeworkers

Marketing Masterclass for Mystified Home Workers with James Layfield - international marketing agency owner and co-founder of Central. This session of How to Work from Home - The Inside Guide brings the enthusiasm and top agency know-how of James Layfield direct to your own home business.

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Date: 25 August 2011
Location: Central, UK

Chinwag's 4-Step Guide for Brilliant Event Promotion


The benefits of hosting and running an event are obvious. In one fail swoop, your influential speakers will draw in guests who could end up being potential partners, consumers or even investors.

Your event will be the toast of the digital town, elevating your brand in a dynamic way. The only drawback? The niggly fact that everybody wants a slice of the events pie. So what to do?

In such an overcrowded market, strategic planning and promotion can see your event being firmly pencilled into the diaries of those that matter. But navigating the choppy waters of promotions can be tricky for even the savviest of marketers, so we've come up with four easy ways to promote your event.

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Search Engine Optimisation Training Workshop

We all know that it is essential to be ahead in search rankings, but how do you actually achieve that? This training course will show you ways of developing the right strategy and how get to the top of the rankings. You will look at your own sites and be shown how you can achieve this.

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Date: 24 August 2011
Location: Etc. Venues, UK

New Facebook Promotions Guidelines - Decoded

Facebook Like Button by FindYourSearch

On May 11th 2011 - Facebook, yet again, updated their 'Promotions Guidelines'. So what does this mean for us? Well, essentially it is now harder than ever to run a successful promotional campaign on Facebook.

The problem is, most of us don't have the time or inclination to sit and read the Facebook 'Promotions Guidelines', let alone decode all the legal 'jargon'. But don't worry, I've [selflessly] taken the time to review each point and provide a simple explanation of what it means.

Italic text is lifted directed from the Facebook Promotions Guidelines (last revised: May 11, 2011) and the text in italics is my 'decoding'... Enjoy!

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