business & innovation

Industry confidence, shaken and stirred?

Too early to say? Despite the doom and gloom being espoused by the traditional media, there's few signs (yet, thankfully) of the digital sector catching the jitters. From informal chats, it appears that watch and wait is the order of the day.

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Phorm CEO joins Manchester panel

We're delighted to confirm that Phorm's CEO, Hugo Drayton (he of Electronic Telegraph fame) is joining the panel when Chinwag Live hits Manchester.

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SXSW Interactive 08 panel - The 10 Commandments of Nice

On 9th March I swung by the session hosted by the Preloaded guys. Ten Commandments? The sheer (tongue-in) cheek of it intrigued me...

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Tomorrow's Ad Formats sold out

Sorry to all those who missed out on tickets for Chinwag Live next week, Tomorrow's Ad Formats, the event sold out in record time. Frown

The good news is that we'll be running another event on the same topic in Manchester on Tuesday 15th April, in partnership with the crew at Manchester Digital.

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Measuring Social Media podcast released

Yup, the podcast version of Chinwag Live: Measuring Social Media is now available for download. It's been processed, buffed and chopped into three bite-sized pieces, then released into the wilds of the Internet.

There's 3 easy-to-use methods for getting hold of the audio:

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Expansion & Investment Beyond the UK: Survey

A few weeks ago, myself and some of the Chinwag gang trotted off to VIctoria to meet with UK Trade & Invest. If you've not come across them before, then hopefully that's something that will change in the coming months.

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Shape The UK's Digital Marketing Strategy

UK Trade & Invest Survey UK Trade & Invest, the government agency responsible for attracting investment to the UK and marketing business overseas, is putting together a marketing strategy to promote the digital industry abroad. And they need your help!

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Thinking Digital

Exploring the ideas and technologies that are set to fundamentally alter the way people live, work and play...  

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Date: 21 May 2008
Location: The Sage, Newcastle Gateshead, UK

Chinwag Live: Measuring Social Media

What constitutes success in social media? Traffic? Return on investment? Accumulating social capital..? Discuss the issues at the next Chinwag Live session...

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Date: 18 February 2008
Location: The Slug & Lettuce (Downstairs), UK

Dotbomb talent purge casts a long shadow

2004-2008 A Partial Potted (UK) Web Media History:

Code orange alert: 2004. Sector has stabilised. Huge relief. Optimism. Hiring people. 2005. Excitement. Clients pupils are dilating... Upswing! Much client business incoming. Broadband upsurge. Money flooding into interactive advertising.

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Analysis of the Sub-Sectors