Manchester Wired City Reconnected Event – Business Collaborative Networking

Wired City Reconnected has been developing a positive reputation for delivering collaborative networking events across North West, Yorkshire, and East Midlands, and this event will open the opportunities for business owners and freelancers in the digital, creative and ICT sector.

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Date: 29 November 2012
Location: Manchester Digital Development Agency, UK

Introduction to Mobile Marketing - New York Training

This one day course will provide you with a solid understanding of the mobile marketing landscape focussing on practical skills and cutting-edge case studies, you will leave with a thorough knowledge of the technologies and terminology of mobile.

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Date: 1 November 2012
Location: IAB Office at the Ad Lab, US

Communications Managers’ Workshop

Charity communications managers face a unique set of challenges and this workshop is designed to join your peers and discuss solutions to the big challenges comms managers face, share best practice and refresh your skills. The agenda is based on what real communications managers have told us they are facing.

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Date: 26 September 2012
Location: London, UK

Social Media and Behaviour Change: Applying Theory

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Understanding why people behave the way they do, and designing interventions and communications to elicit new, more positive behaviours is an established discipline - but using social media as part of the mix is relatively new.

I’m convinced it has the potential to be hugely effective, because our behaviour is often defined by our interpersonal relationships and our perception of social norms - both things that are an inherent part of the social web.

From a research perspective, the massive volume of personal and conversation data we publish to the web everyday also gives us a gold mine of information that can help us understand individual’s online behaviours and attitudes - more quickly and at a lower cost than traditional research methods.

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Cadbury's, Manchester City FC, We Are Social & GlobalWebIndex join Facebook Marketing Conference (18th July)

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With two weeks left to go 'til Facebook Marketing Conference (18th Jul, ICO Conference Centre, London) we're very pleased to announce more amazing speakers joining our line-up from the likes of Cadbury Dairy Milk, Manchester City FC, TBG DigitalGlobalWebIndex and We Are Social.

That's in addition to our already super line-up: we'll be hearing from Nokia, BBC Worldwide, Yorkshire Tea and more! Find out more about our new speakers below.

There are a few tickets remaining, which you can get your hands on for only £145 + VAT. Check out the Facebook Marketing Bootcamp (17th July) for hands on training the day before the conference and if you fancy coming along to both the Facebook Marketing Bootcamp and Conference, grab a combo ticket for just £395 + VAT. Book your place now!

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[Infographic] Euro 2012 - Spain Victorious (on Twitter too!)


As you know, here at Chinwag, we love a good infographic. And we've all noticed how social media - particularly Twitter - is changing the way we watch, engage and interact with sports.

Euro 2012 set a new Twitter record, with 15,358 tweets per second during the Spain vs Italy final, as we know, Spain won - but it appears that they also won in terms of tweetage (that's a word in the Chinwag dictionary), as shown by the below infographic put together by sports website, with Twitter data from Sysomos.

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Freelancers’ Business Survival Kit - 5th of July

This workshop will give participants a greater understanding of the importance of business planning and cashflow forecasting, as well as issues surrounding tax and national insurance. Led by journalist, broadcaster and media trainer David Thomas

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Date: 5 July 2012
Location: Indie Training Fund, UK

NYC JS & HTML5: Mobile from the Cloud with Tiggzi and AppMobi

Join Tiggzi and AppMobi at this insightful meetup about HTML5 and Mobile Web Development. Learn HTML5 Game Development from the experts at AppMobi and Learn how to build HTML5 mobile apps using cloud services. More info and RSVP at:

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Date: 11 July 2012
Location: Kaltura NYC HQ, US

TechHub Mobile Meet Up

This month’s speaker is Giovanni Bisutti from InputDynamics. Giovanni will talk about their new user interface (UI) for smartphones called Big Fat Soft-Key™ and give a brief overview of other UI input solutions.

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Date: 2 July 2012
Location: TechHub @ Campus, UK

ITU Telecom Young Innovators Competition

Open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, the Young Innovators Competition calls for projects/concepts which engage the power of ICTs to meet real-world developmental challenges

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Date: 21 June 2012
Location: ITU Telecom World Dubai, AE

On Your Marks, Get Set...GO Submit Your SMWLDN Sept 2012 Event!

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Earlier this year in February, Social Media Week London saw 178 events take place, hosted by 97 wonderful event partners. 391 speakers shared their knowledge, thoughts, ideas and opinions with 15,000 attendees and 10,000 online viewers

Now it's your chance to get involved again! Social Media Week London is back for Round Two this September (24th - 28th) and it's finally time for you to start submitting your events...

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GameHorizon Conference

Entertainment, Games and Technology.

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Date: 26 June 2012
Location: The Sage Gateshead, UK

Buffy: The Facebook Saver? From Ads to Apps and Back Again

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The hullaballoo surrounding Facebook's IPO, the eye-watering $100bn headlines and the subsequent bickering, has largely passed by the social giants' 901m users.

Last week's launch of the App Center could make a much bigger impression and may prove a canny move in answering criticism of Facebook's slow progress in monetising it's half-a-billion (yup, you read it right) active mobile users.

If the IPO critics are to be believed, the company's valuation and its future is all about advertising revenue, but the App Center launch launch hints at a longer-term strategy. If successful, it could establish Facebook at the heart of the app ecosystem, as well as seeing the coffers swell with mobile ad and targeting revenue.

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Win Tickets to the GameHorizon Conference (27th - 28th June 2012)


The GameHorizon Conference (27th - 28th June '12), now in its fifth year, celebrates the successes of the global games industry, showcasing future opportunities and bringing together movers and shakers from around the world.

This year will be no different, aiming to inspire and entertain an audience of attendees from around the games and entertainment industry.

We're delighted the organisers have offered one lucky Chinwagger the chance to win a free conference ticket worth £350.00 + VAT.

Entering the competition could not be easier, simply follow the link below, fill in the form and a ticket could be yours.

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Chinwag Insight: Facebook Marketing Conference 2012

Now in it's second year, Chinwag Insight: Facebook Marketing Conference is back and it's bigger and better than before. This year's conference will be packed full of case studies, panels, advice sessions and insight into marketing on the 800m+ social behemoth that is Facebook with the new commercial realities post-IPO.

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Date: 18 July 2012
Location: ICO Conference Centre, UK