I’ve just booked a place at this event for next Tuesday – looks like a great opportunity for creative professionals to learn about blogging and web marketing.
Apparently remaining places are very limited but if you’re interested then you can try contacting Jessica Green at the Cultural Industries Development Agency (CIDA) by e-mail or on 020 7247 4710.
Sorry for the short notice, I’ve only just got this information myself. Rest assured I will be blogging the event next week. Let me know if you’re going and want to meet up.
Creative Business Club – Exploring Online Opportunities
6pm – 9pm Tuesday 14th November 2006
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
Do you want your business to have an online presence but donâ€™t know where to start? Whether you are bamboozled by blogging, daunted by downloading or want to open an online shopâ€“ the Creative Business Club can help you translate the latest technology.
A lively panel discussion will enable you to ask questions of the e-commerce experts and creative business owners who are increasing sales through raising their profile and selling online.
This session will be followed by networking, which will be attended by a range of web designers and developers, providing the perfect opportunity to identify suppliers who can help develop your business.
The Creative Business Club is open to creative businesses in London and attendance is FREE.
Penny Wrout – Communities Editor BBC London
Penny runs a team of journalists and producers concentrating on grassroots stories as well as specific programming responsibility around issues such as diversity, current affairs and communities. Penny will be discussing how developments in digital technology are impacting on broadcast journalism, news, blogs and reportage.
John Parnell – Business Development Director, Head
Over a 20 year period, John worked in advertising, direct marketing, PR, and production â€“ all within large agencies. For the past 6 years, John has helped grow Head into a leading digital agency. John divides his time at work between developing new business, steering creative direction, and mapping out brand strategies across a wide variety of client briefs including MTV, Microsoft and the recent high profile Webcameron for The Conservatives.
Andy Townsend – Second Run DVD
Second Run DVD is a label that specialises in releasing important and award winning films from around the world that have not been made available on DVD before. Just over a year old, they have quickly gained a reputation for producing exemplary releases of classic world cinema. Second Run are an example of a small, niche business that have used the web and associated technologies to very successful effect.
Victor Omosevwerha – Label Manager, Eastside Records
One of the most innovative urban record labels to grace the scene in the last few years, Gridlockaz novel approach to releasing records focuses primarily around use of the internet and mobile media. Gridlockaz has now merged with Eastside Records to form Eastside/Gridlockaz Records and created a new venture Eastside/Gridlockaz Projects (EGP), a business specialising in the online project management of artists. EGP already has an impressive client list and recent campaigns have secured front page features on sites such as iTunes, HMV Digital and MSN/OD2 for in-house artist Natalie Williams.