Xchangeteam Freelancer of the Year Awards 2009

Xchangeteam office Flickr pictureXchangeteam are launching their Freelancer of the Year Awards 2009 and they’re looking for entries across the spectrum of Marketing, Media and Communications.

Since their first incarnation back in 2003, the awards have been recognising the work of freelancers in these mediums across the UK.

Nominations can come from peers, colleagues, an appreciative manager or from the freelancer themself so if you know an exceptional freelancer, or indeed if you are one, get in touch. To date the highest number of nominations for the awards are 350 but Xchangeteam are looking to beat that in 2009.

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Girl Geek Dinner {Leeds}

Join us for the fifth edition of the Leeds Girl Geek Dinners. We have an amazing evening planned, including two keynote speakers, screening of a documentary and the launch of two exciting projects!

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Date: 21 October 2009
Location: The Loft, UK

Copyright or Wrong?

Make the most of the ideas, designs and campaigns that you produce for clients by understanding your copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights.

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Date: 13 October 2009
Location: DMA House, UK

Live Music: Licensed To Thrill?

This session will investigate the impact that the Licensing Act 2003, noise abatement orders and Met Police's Risk Assessment form 696 are having on venues, and the live music ecosystem throughout England and Wales - from local authorities and licensed premises owners to music performers and promoters.

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Date: 13 October 2009
Location: The Basement, PRS for Music,, UK

ASDA fights back at employee abuse on YouTube

ASDA employee

After video clips of a store employee running riot in corriders, staff rooms and damaging stock were posted on YouTube the ASDA fought back with some damage limitation, social media style.

Clips showed My Ayub, employee of the ASDA Fulwood store, licking and stamping on a raw chicken and putting it back on the shelf for customers to buy, he set off fire alarms and cut other employees clothes.

In retaliation employees from ASDA Fulwood branch posted their responses to his YouTube carnage online. The staff members featured in the comeback video look genuinely upset and called for, 

"the person involved to get what's coming to them."

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The Social Web Workshop

Chances are you've heard of Twitter and Facebook — heck, you no doubt use them on a regular basis! But what is it about these sites that make them tick — and more importantly, that make them so successful? The topic of this six hour, fast-paced and high intensity workshop will start there, but cover much, much more.

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Date: 30 September 2009
Location: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, FI

‘Winning Formulas To Maximise The Potential Of Twitter’ Workshop

‘Winning Formulas To Maximise The Potential Of Twitter’ Workshop’ Brand Republic are holding a half-day Twitter Workshop on ‘Winning Formulas To Maximise The Potential Of Twitter’ on 24 November 2009 in Hammersmith, London. To find out more information and details of how to book, go to

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Date: 24 November 2009
Location: Haymarket Publishing, UK

Audience Conference

Bringing together some of the most exceptional people in the world. From the entertainers who engage audiences directly to the statisticians who measure them, to the technologists building tools to help us reach new and larger audiences and engage with them

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Date: 5 November 2009
Location: Hudson Theatre, US

Monitoring Social Media 09 - London

MSM 09 will bring together global Social Media Monitoring experts, suppliers, PR & marketing professionals for a one-day conference in London on 17th November 2009. The event offers attendees a series of high-value talks, panel sessions and demo’s, featuring some of the worlds leading social media monitoring companies

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Date: 17 November 2009
Location: The Lewis Centre, UK

Like Minds Exeter - Measuring Social Media

Like Minds is a pioneering gathering of contemporary thinkers - creative directors, MDs, bloggers,industry leaders, startups, media managers and entrepreneurs debating and collaborating to help develop business growth.

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Date: 16 October 2009
Location: Exeter Conference Centre, UK

Digital Mission NYC, Applications Close Friday

Statue of Liberty by toodlepip - deadline to apply for a place on the Digital Mission to New York is this Friday (18th Sept).

If you've been putting off filling in the application form - don't worry I procrastinate with the best - then dive right in. It's a very short form that shouldn't take more than a few minutes to fill out.

After all, we just need to know what your company is about, and what you'd like to get out of going on the Digital Mission. Things you're thinking about every day, right?

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Transatlantic Troubleshooting

Digital Mission stand SXSW '09The application deadline for our NYC Digital Mission is fast approaching, September 18th to be precise, and here at Chinwag Towers we thought we’d give you a flash back to one of our most popular panel debates, Transatlantic Troubleshooting held during our Digital Mission at SXSWi 2009.

It’s bound to get those of you who’re waiting until next week to get your details over to us to get a wriggle on.

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Chinwag Live: Search is Dead, Long Live Search

With Google challenged by new search tools and the growth of ‘social media search’, is this a new era for search? Join in the debate with Google, Mindshare, Betfair and others, chaired by Rob Kerry. Book now for early-bird rates.

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Date: 29 September 2009
Location: The Slug & Lettuce (Downstairs), UK

UK BizSpark Summit

The aim of this event is to bring together the BizSpark community to provide access to key industry players and information to enable you to grow your business. There will be several content themes to anchor the day - funding, technology & operations and sales & marketing.

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Date: 28 September 2009
Location: Microsoft London, UK

NMA Live - Online PR and reputation management

Consumer opinion is now as important a driver of sales as advertising, so influencing consumers is more important than ever. This half-day event will look at how you can use tools such as social networks, blogging, Twitter and search to evaluate and manage your online reputation, get closer to customers and communicate with key influencers.

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Date: 4 September 2009
Location: Hesperia London Victoria, UK