Social Media Summit 2011

Learn from some of the most senior comms heads and social media experts in the UK. What were the biggest changes to happen in 2010? What trends are afoot for 2011?

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Date: 30 March 2011
Location: Holborn Bars, UK

Social Media in Manchester Conference

Join your fellow marketing and PR professionals at our dedicated North West conference addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of social media.

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Date: 24 March 2011
Location: Bridgewater Hall, UK

Professional Diploma - Digital Marketing (12 Week Part-Time)

Through dynamic lectures, case studies & small group discussions you will gain exposure to the latest methods, techniques and tools for improving your organisation's digital marketing and brand-building efforts.

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Date: 20 January 2011
Location: Russel Hotel, UK

South by South West Interactive 2011: Accelerator Competition and Interactive Awards

SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive, one of the most exciting events in the digital calendar, will be taking place 11th - 15th March 2011 in Austin, Texas.

This year it will be hosting two competitions, the SXSW Accelerator and the SXSW Interactive Awards, both of which showcase the unique innovation and convergence that only happens at SXSW. The deadline for both is fast approaching - Friday 10th December at 11:59pm.

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Interested in Digital Mission to South by South West Interactive (SXSW)? Let Us Know.

Digital Mission Winston Churchill Badge by Sam Michel

Plans are afoot for next year's trip out to South by South West Interactive, and we hope, a Digital Mission that's even better than last year.

Due to factors beyond our control the details are still being confirmed but we wanted to make sure that this trip was on your radar as early as possible.

We're gathering expressions of interest from companies who would like to join the mission using this form, as it's likely to be a fairly quick turnaround when applications open.

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IAB Email Marketing Workshop

This half-day email marketing workshop is an educational networking event where participants will gain an insight into email marketing and all of its key elements, including many email marketing campaigns.

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Date: 1 December 2010
Location: IAB offices, UK

Win Stand Space at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona


he Creative Industries KTN and UKTI have joined forces to launch a competition to give a way one place on the UKTI booth for a company to showcase their technology to the leaders of the world mobile industry.
This is fantastic opportunity to showcase your company at next year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Europe's most prestigious event for the mobile sector and meet potential business partners.
How to enter All you have to do is tell Creative Industries KTN, in 250 words or less: “Why would you be the talk of MWC and how will your offering act as a draw and be demonstrated on and around the UKTI booth?” 
Send your entry to ideasatcreativeindustriesktn [dot] org by 26.11.2010.
The prize
The winner will receive a place on the UKTI booth which is located at one of the most prominent places in the congress, plus full integration with UKTI’s presence at the event. Steve Williams of UKTI said: “Our stand is always very busy and we are looking for a company whose product or service has that wow factor that will get everyone at the show talking and bring the key international decision makers flocking to the UKTI stand. This is a great chance to put your business in front of the top people from the world’s mobile sector. We will also promote the winner to relevant companies within our network to increase their exposure even more.” There are also two runner up prizes of guaranteed place at Mobile World Congress pre show press networking event on 17th January at 1 Victoria Street London, with a chance to meet and present your company to more than 20 UK media interested in mobile and technology.
Mobile World Congress 2011 is held in Barcelona Feb 14-17, 2011. It is the leading event for the mobile industry and is attended by 50,000 senior figures from across the mobile sector from 200 countries.
MWC is: •    A world class thought leadership conference featuring visionary keynotes and action-provoking panel discussions •    An exhibition featuring more than 1,300 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technology that will define the mobile future •    App Planet, the new Centre of the Apps Universe •    A great chance to network, find business opportunities and make deals. The winner and two runners up will be selected by a panel of judges that will include: Mark Leaver CIKTN Theme Champion for Globalisation John Cass CIKTN Director Steve Williams UKTI
Ts and Cs Companies must have working products, services or technology. The judges will be looking for a company that is creating new ways to market through mobile in a creative and innovative way. This is not just about theory but practice. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The first prize is a place on the UKTI Booth. No travel or accommodation costs or other expenses are provided. There is no cash alternative to the prize. The winners are responsible for transporting and insuring any equipment/products to and from MWC The runners up prizes do not include travel or accommodation or other expenses. The winners will be required to undertake PR activities in relation to the event via the CI KTN platform, e.g. blogs, tweets, video interviews to be agreed with CI KTN

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is one of the most important events in the calendar for anyone that dabbles in the mobile sector.

Aside from the thousands of mobilistas, including a large delegation from the UK, what's not to love? Mobile geekery and Barcelona in February. Part of the UK presence at the show includes a UK Pavilion to showcase the best mobile talent from this side of the Channel, backed by Creative Industries KTN and UK Trade & Investment. 

They've got together to launch a competition to give a way one place on the UKTI stand for a company to showcase their technology to the leaders of the world mobile industry.

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#TheEuropas Finalists, Bon Chance!

View from Centre Point

The Europas, the European Startup Awards, will be taking place tonight at Paramount, top floor of Centre Point, in London (see the fantastic view above). The event is now totally sold out, with over 350 people coming from the cream of Europe’s startups, VCs and entrepreneurs.

Update: Livestream from the event is now available...see below

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BIMA Awards - Special Awards Finalists Revealed

BIMA awards

Following on from the announcement of the Sector and Discipline category finalists last month, BIMA have now revealed the shortlist for the Special Awards. The Special Awards recognise excellence in interactive crafts, with the shortlist made up from all the entries received across all the main categories, so competition is fierce.

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SXSW Interactive 2011

SXSW Interactive features 5 days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, the incredible new SXSW Trade Show and an unbeatable lineup of special programs.

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Date: 11 March 2011
Location: Austin Convention Center, US

HTML5 training course 13th & 14th December 2010 London

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Date: 13 December 2010
Location: London/Shoreditch, UK

BIMA Awards 2010

BIMA Awards 2010 Our largest awards party ever, we're expecting 1000 people at Heaven Nightclub. Tickets from £45 at

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Date: 25 November 2010
Location: Heaven Nightclub, UK

International Young Interactive and Screen Entrepreneur awards

The British Council's International Young Interactive and Screen Entrepreneur awards, the best young business start-ups from emerging markets. There will be a panel discussion about international cross-platform innovations, and a ceremony and reception to announce the award winners.

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Date: 20 October 2010
Location: BAFTA, UK

TechCrunch Europas

“The Europas” – The TechCrunch Europe Awards 2010 – will honour the best tech companies and start-ups across the web and mobile scene from across Europe. The Europas is all about getting together and celebrating the tech scene in Europe with an awards event which we can really call our own.

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Date: 19 November 2010
Location: TBA, UK

DADI: Awards Ceremony

The highlight of your digital events calendar is the 2010 DADI Awards. Attended by over 300 digital professional, including our fantastic judging panel, this event provides the platform for those who have demonstrated digital excellence to be rewarded as well as allowing attendees to use the ceremony as a networking tool.

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Date: 12 November 2010
Location: Royal Armouries, UK