Social Media World Forum Africa

social media, marketing, digital, monitoring, communities, measurement, pr, public relations, customer insight, social crm, social shopping, b2b, location based marketing, mobile, social gaming, cape town, africa

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Date: 1 June 2011
Location: Cape Town Convention Centre, ZA

Social Media World Forum Europe

Keywords: social media, marketing, digital, monitoring, communities, measurement, pr, public relations, customer insight, social crm, social shopping, b2b, location based marketing, tv, mobile, social gaming

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Date: 29 March 2011
Location: London Olympia, UK

UKTI Announces Trade Mission to South by South West (SXSW) Interactive 2011

SXSW 2011 Flyer by Sam Michel

It's January, the days are short. The rain is lashing down. Yes, it's that time of year when digital folks minds drift towards Austin, Texas and the massive annual gathering that is South by South West Interactive.

Last year over saw over 14,000+ delegates from 54 countries attend 450 conference sessions and this year promises to be bigger than ever. Alongside the interactive conference, there's also SXSW Film and the legendary SXSW Music festival.

SXSW (or South-by to those in the know) has some form as a trend-setter, it's credited with helping Twitter really take-off. Ditto with FourSquare. What'll it be this year?

It's a unique experience, an a great opportunity for UK digital firms to meet the broadest possible audience from the US digital industry, and from across the globe. 300 Brits made the trip last year and there'll certainly be a large number heading West this time around.

Supporting these UK digital firms, UK Trade & Investment are organising a trade mission to SXSW, including:

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‘The Dosh’ - Getting your Hands on Money for Innovation

The event introduces participants to sources of innovation advice and R&D funding – UK-wide, national and international. The event is for universities / research institutes and companies in the digital content sector, broadly including creative industry and digital technology businesses.

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Date: 7 December 2010
Location: Tree Tops Room, UK

Death of the Social Media Guru

No More Gurus by Ilana Fox

As a result of organisations becoming increasingly aware of the burgeoning power of social media and consequentially seeking to grow their online presence, a new breed of candidate has emerged.

The self-proclaimed ‘social media guru’, but with no bench mark set to aspire to and no qualifications to back up this status, couldn't anyone call themselves a Social Media Guru? And what effect will this have upon the industry as a whole?

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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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How to be Social

After a fantastic debut last year we had over 120 brands who attended to listen to 5 professional speakers on digital and social media. Why? Because our speakers have been selected from the Recommended Agency Register which means they already come highly recommended for digital services by their existing clients.

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Date: 3 February 2011
Location: The Barbican, UK

Go Social Bootcamp

Learn the ins and outs in one day, implement these ideas and then come to discover what worked, what didn't and where to go next. ‘Go-Social Bootcamp is a good idea and I have a new-found appreciation for the concept of an online community’ MD, Break State Solutions

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Date: 25 November 2010
Location: The Studio in The Hive, 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

London Internet Week @ Ravensbourne: Storytelling for Children in the iPad age

Puffin launch their iPad competition and experts from Penguin debate the future of publishing in a lively interactive debate, followed by networking drinks

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Date: 9 November 2010
Location: Ravensbourne, 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

MediaPro 2010

mediaPro - The future of integrated communications - covers the delivery of effective integrated communications across digital, social and print media for marketers, brand managers, agencies and the media.

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Date: 2 November 2010
Location: Olympia 2, UK

Workshop: Measurability & ROI - Reporting and building on the effectiveness of digital marketing

Justify your marketing spend and gain an indepth understanding on the latest techniques to measure the effectiveness of your digital marketing campaigns.

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Date: 13 October 2010
Location: etc Venues, UK

Digital Brand Strategy Summit

Digital Brand Strategy Summit, designed to create a unique showcase from leading brands and industry experts on how to create, launch and implement an effective Digital Marketing Strategy for your brand. Designed for Marketers & Media Agencies.

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Date: 25 November 2010
Location: Prospero House, UK

Show and Tell Bowling Event at The Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes

Bowling and drinks at the vintage 50s themed bowling lanes in Bloomsbury. For people who work in media (film and video, advertising, tv, digital, new media)

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Date: 7 September 2010
Location: Basement of Tavistock Hotel London, UK