Finding and Nurturing Digital Talent – Marketing Network KEYNOTE TALK
Speaker: Matt Hardy, Joint MD, The Real Adventure Unlimited
Our members (Clients and Agencies) tell us that one of the biggest challenges they face today is finding, developing and holding on to digital talent. The cost, lost opportunities, effort and disruption caused by an unfilled vacancy or rapid turnover in digital staff can be catastrophic.
We were delighted therefore when our Group Sponsors and leading Recruitment Agency, Henry Nicholas proposed a Key Note talk to focus on this topic. They will be on hand to add some context to this issue and to provide a frank perspective from the Recruitment Industry. However the evening will be very much led by Matt Hardy, Joint MD of one of the largest Agencies in Bristol and a top 100 Digital Agency nationally, The Real Adventure Unlimited.
As leader of the Agency’s technical output Matt is uniquely positioned to provide the employer perspective and to share his insights on this vital issue. He will challenge our thinking about digital talent and question is we should all think more broadly about talent in a digital world. His talk will explore how and why the industry needs to adapt to new employee expectations and what prospective new temployees are looking for.
This is a must see event for any marketer (Client, Agency or supplier) who wants to build a talented team with great digital skills. Any members who are looking for work in this area might also find this a valuable talk!
About the speaker
With offices in Bristol and London The Real Adventure Unlimited, part of The Unlimited Group, is a large CRM Agency who also rank in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies. They help brands nurture relationships with consumers over the long term. Their clients include Danone, Costa, Weetabix and ASDA and they work for clients in the UK and internationally.
Matt Hardy has been an early digital adopter since first picking up a ZX80 in his early teens. Since then his interest in technology has led him to develop software in numerous industries including banking, utilities, FMCG and health. He is now the Joint MD at TRA and the driving force behind digital technology within the agency, responsible for all technical outputs and project management functions of the agency, and has pioneered innovative CRM techniques such as email send-time-personalisation and informed responsive design.
When and where
Our venue for the evening is the Bath and County Club. As always, the evening starts at the bar with networking from 5.30pm. The talk starts at 6.30 and finishes by 7.30pm, allowing for even more networking time.
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Henry Nicholas - Group Sponsors
Henry Nicholas are a friendly bunch of knowledgeable human beings on a mission to be the best marketing, digital and creative recruiters in the industry. They bring a refreshing honesty to the sector rejecting pushy sales tactics and favouring creativity, real personality and honest consultation.
Their approach has served them well so far in their work with start-ups, global corporations, brands and agencies.
Project Graphics - Venue Sponsors Bath and Bristol
Project Graphics who sponsor the venue are visual communication specialists.We all know that striking display graphics create an instant impression... If that's what YOU want, you need to talk to Project Graphics. From Museums to Exhibitions, from Retail to general Signage, Project Graphics are visual communication specialists who deliver and produce exceptional display graphics and branding with unparalleled service and creativity.
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Customer Journey Consultancy - Founders and Bath and Bristol Hosts
Customer Journey Consultancy improve customer experiences across all touch-points. They help companies develop more profitable customer relationships by delivering better customer experiences and by designing better customer journeys. Journeys that reduce customer effort and improve service quality. Journeys that deliver more relevant communications and propositions. And daily interactions that deliver the brand promise.
Coast AMS - E-mail Sponsors
Coast AMS is an Online Marketing Services provider. CoastAMS is a full service digital agency specialising in Behavioural Marketing and individualised communication. Thanks to Paul Moloney of Coast AMS for designing, dispatching and managing our email communication.