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Charities chance for free entry to Digital Gaggle

Published on Friday, 11th August 2017, contributed by Noisy Little Monkey

Chairities have the chance to attend a marketing conference in Bristol–which includes expert speakers from multi-million pound corporations - free of charge.

Hundreds regularly turn out for the bi-annual Digital Gaggle conference, which is usually a sell-out and organisers Noisy Little Monkey are offering free entry to ten per cent of local good causes which apply.

Noisy Little Monkey's technical director Jon Payne said: “The feedback from previous Digital Gaggle delegates is that they always go away with actionable tips and tricks to improve their digital marketing and online presence. There really is something for everybody – from solicitors, to landscape gardeners, to huge corporations and, of course, local charities. Attendees come away having learned something new and feeling motivated.”

The next conference will focus on the topic of search engine optimisation (SEO) and takes place on Thursday 21st September from 12pm - 5pm.  

Speakers include Craig Pugsley and Andy May, from the product research team at Just Eat, who will talk about the future of voice search and the lessons they learned from creating their own conversational UI. 

Stephen Pavlovich, CEO of conversation rate optimisation agency Conversion.com, will share his insights on the benefits of applying experimentation across your business.

Nichola Stott, director at theMediaFlow, who previously worked as head of UK commercial search partners at Yahoo!, will talk about Google’s impending ‘mobile-first’ index, which will change the way your site gets ranked in the search engine results pages (SERP), and its implications. 

Ian McKee from the award-winning integrated marketing firm AgencyUK and Jon from Noisy Little Monkey will also give talks.

Jon added: “I’m delighted to have such a high calibre of speakers attend our next event to provide quality advice and tips to our delegates. Sadly, there are many charlatans in the SEO industry and we want to highlight what to look for when employing an agency– and what to avoid. By giving away free tickets to this excellent conference, we’ll be protecting charities from spending their precious money with an agency that just doesn’t deliver.”

The half day event at Colston Hall, which is sponsored by Somerset Design and t&s creative communications, will also include entertainment, networking, lunch and refreshments. Business West will also be at the conference, providing information and advice to delegates about how to start, grow, innovate or export your business.

Janine Kay, who manages the online presence and communications for the Bath Cats and Dogs Home, has made improvements to their digital marketing since attending the event.

She said: “I always come away feeling excited, buzzing and refreshed. The digital world is a fast changing area and these events help us to make necessary changes and set goals. I would definitely recommend it to other charities. We are all on a budget and it’s great to have tips which can make a real difference to your organisation.”

The afternoon conference includes a buffet on arrival, then tea, coffee and cake in the afternoon. This will be followed by a free networking drink at Zero Degrees, where attendees will have the chance to mix with 250 like-minded delegates.

To apply for free entry, visit here. The closing date for charity applications is September 7.