On Tuesday 13th December, we’ll be hosting our next Meet & Greet networking event!

This time, we’ll be focusing on the world of motion design. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

We’ll be joined by ten industry pros from the likes of Human After All, Design Bridge, ManvsMachine, Stormbrands and more to share insights into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

This is the second in our Recruitment Masterclass series and experienced recruiter Liz Gadd will cover how to write an effective job advertisement, and where and how to advertise the roles to get the best response.  Liz focuses on roles in marketing, PR, digital, creative, communications, social media and events.

Creating a really good advertisement will have a direct impact on the quality and relevance of your candidates and placing the ad in the most relevant publications (and social media) will mean you are reaching your ideal people.

Join us for our FREE masterclass on Thursday 22nd November at 12.30pm.

Everyone who registers will be sending a recording of the Masterclass too!

See you there!

#recruitment #creative #talent

Channel 4 first broadcast on 2 November 1982. Hailed as a ‘TV revolution’, Channel 4’s remit was to produce innovative, challenging programmes that appealed to audiences not catered for by the other broadcasters, the BBC and ITV.  Part of a nationwide series of events, ‘Channel 4 at 40: The TV Revolution in Bristol’ explores what Channel 4 has contributed to UK broadcasting and its close connections with Bristol from the earliest days to the present.

Through a series of talks and screenings, UWE Bristol academics and filmmakers will discuss Channel 4’s Bristol-based programmes  across various genres – animation, factual/documentary and drama showing what was innovative and distinctive about them. We’ll also consider how the broadcaster’s relationship to Bristol has changed over time, including establishing a Creative Hub in the city. There will be opportunities throughout for audience discussion and debate about the role Channel 4 has played over four decades and what role it might have in the future, in Bristol and in the UK.

This event offers an unrivalled opportunity to understand Channel 4, how it works and what it tries to do, and its importance to Bristol. Following the daytime event will be a full screening of The Falklands War: The Untold Story (2022).

What does it mean to be ethical on social media? Join Jenna Yhearm, MD of Gumption Agency and the founder of The Social Media Union, for an informative and practical session on how you can be better on social media.

This event will be hosted at The Old Church School in Frome, but will also be streamed live via Zoom. In-person tickets are free for Forward members or £5 for non-members. The streamed event is free.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

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Join us in person or online at this free MyWorld and BVI event to hear Michael Pitts, Emmy award winner with over 30 years’ experience as a cinematographer and film producer deliver this hybrid talk.

In his presentation, he will take you through rainforests, across deserts and into the depths of the world’s oceans and provide you with an insight into how sequences are structured.

Since July 2019 I have been organising a monthly Meetup for BD people in Bristol… it’s a great mix of in-house BD people, business owners responsible for BD, independent consultants, and suppliers of BD related services.

It all started as a solution to the problem of BD being quite a lonely profession, but has become a great resource for learning and collaborating too.

The format is a ’round table’ type discussion, where everyone can contribute, with a maximum number of 15 people attending any given event.

The subject matter is always BD related, and based on the format there is no ‘selling’ or ‘presenting’, just honest discussion and debate and sharing of knowledge.

The events are held online at 9am on the second Wednesday of the month (follow the Eventbrite link below to see more dates).

Since July 2019 I have been organising a monthly Meetup for BD people in Bristol… it’s a great mix of in-house BD people, business owners responsible for BD, independent consultants, and suppliers of BD related services.

It all started as a solution to the problem of BD being quite a lonely profession, but has become a great resource for learning and collaborating too.

The format is a ’round table’ type discussion, where everyone can contribute, with a maximum number of 15 people attending any given event.

The subject matter is always BD related, and based on the format there is no ‘selling’ or ‘presenting’, just honest discussion and debate and sharing of knowledge.

The events are held online at 9am on the second Wednesday of the month (follow the Eventbrite link below to see more dates).

Since July 2019 I have been organising a monthly Meetup for BD people in Bristol… it’s a great mix of in-house BD people, business owners responsible for BD, independent consultants, and suppliers of BD related services.

It all started as a solution to the problem of BD being quite a lonely profession, but has become a great resource for learning and collaborating too.

The format is a ’round table’ type discussion, where everyone can contribute, with a maximum number of 15 people attending any given event.

The subject matter is always BD related, and based on the format there is no ‘selling’ or ‘presenting’, just honest discussion and debate and sharing of knowledge.

The events are held online at 9am on the second Wednesday of the month (follow the Eventbrite link below to see more dates).

On Thursday 24th November, we’ll be hosting our next Meet & Greet networking event!

This time, we’ll be focusing on the world of strategy. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

We’ll be joined by ten industry pros from the likes of AKQA, Prophet, Represent, Anomaly and more to share insights into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

Join freelancing guru Sarah Townsend for a fascinating insight into the world of freelancing, packed with real-life stories and practical tips.

For experienced freelancers and those thinking of taking the plunge, Sarah explores the key ingredients needed to succeed and shares lessons from her years of experience.

Free for CIPR members. £10 for non-members.

Sarah is a freelance copywriter, speaker and author of two bestselling books, Survival Skills for Freelancers and The Little Book of Confusables.

Hosted by CIPR South West, this event is for anyone currently freelancing or considering taking the plunge and going solo