January 2009

Celebrating the best in the North-West

The Golden Globes, The Oscars, The Razzies, and on, and on...New Year, new awards season. And the call for entries for Big Chip 2009 awards, for digital businesses in the North West, is now open.

Time to fill out those application forms, whittle down the list of thank you's to the barest minimum.

"Wait, sorry, this is so unexpected. Gather. Oh, I can't carry on...too emotional...this is what Manchester Digital, the organisers have to say.."

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Digital Training

I joined this fast moving, exciting industry nearly 5 years ago.  Previously I had HR and recruitment jobs in the music industry.  Training and development courses for people in music are not standard by any means but there are recognised courses and skills based training that people can attend in order to help their personal growth. 


The situation is definitely different in digital.  The challenges I’ve been faced with are many and not limited to:-


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US Visa regulation changes in a nutshell

ESTAAs of 12th January 2009, all UK visitors to the US will need to complete an online registration which replaces the Visa Waiver Form (the green car

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Pitch at SXSW Interactive - entries close Friday

For those travelling to Austin, Texas in March for SXSW 2009, either as part of the Digital Mission or seperately - here's a cracking competition to feast your eyes on.

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Texas Calling: the Brits are coming

35 digital companies head out to SXSWi in Austin this March on the next Digital Mission. Their presence at the event is highlighted in this new ad featured in SXSW World, the official conference mag.

Here's the ad which is also available to download in various sizes from the Digital Mission press page.

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UK digital firms combat credit crunch with Texas trade tour

Jake Stride from Tactile CRM on the Digital Mission to NYCPRESS RELEASE: London, UK, Thursday 8th January 2009

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Thinking Digital exclusive Chinwag discount

Tyne Bridge reflected in Sage Centre Thinking Digital Conference 09

Thinking Digital is back in Newcastle this coming May. The inaugural 2008 event was a big hit here at Chinwag and beyond.

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50+ lists of digital predictions for 2009

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