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Re: Engage

Thu 24 Oct 2019
Brighton Centre Syndicate Wing, Brighton
£145 + VAT

About the event

A fast-paced, future-focused event exploring inclusive digital marketing.

Re: Engage conference aims to help brands understand the importance of inclusivity and the business case for getting it right. As a marketing professional, you will leave Re: Engage with tangible ideas on how to make valuable changes and a greater understanding of what the future might hold. There will be talks, free lunchtime workshops and plenty of networking opportunities.
We have a unique and varied speaker line up covering connection, inclusivity and the future, including Mike Blake-Crawford from Social Chain, Paul Barber, CEO, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, plus:

The future is inclusive

Thoughtful marketing is essential to reaching diverse audiences. Now consumers increasingly share their honest opinions about brands online, our speakers share insights into the importance of being inclusive and what that means for you:

Asad Dhunna, Inclusivity expert
Have we reached peak diversity? Asad Dhunna, Founder of The Unmistakables will look at how the diversity agenda has developed over the last few years, and what this means for marketers who need to untick the box when they consider difference in their work and workplaces.

Diane Lightfoot, CEO Business Disability Forum
This session will look at digital inclusion through the lens of disability and at some of the innovation that is happening in the tech space – including the growing number of brands making accessibility and inclusion a USP. It will look at the intersection between usability and accessibility with a focus on inclusive design – and show how when you get it right for disabled people, you get it right for everyone.

The future is connected

With digital comes so many opportunities to reach people, using fresh and relevant digital brand experiences. Meet the brands and agencies that make it their business to connect you to new customers in innovative ways:

David Manning, BBC
David will talk about how the Internal Comms team energised colleagues and built internal advocacy for the launch last November of BBC Sounds, the broadcaster’s new audio platform for radio, music and podcasts – and how it continues to keep employees endorsing it a year after its launch.

Alice Reeves & Sophie Turton, The Joyful Web
In this talk, Alice and Sophie from will explore what it means to create a brand that is authentic and speaks directly to your audiences. You'll discover how to connect with your customers, create a mission people can get behind, and build a powerful community that goes far beyond the sale. It's time to change the way the world views marketing. 

The future is now

Our experts explore their vision of our digital future in an interactive session where you get the opportunity to leap into tomorrow. We finish with a question and answer session between you and our panel:

Lisa Talia-Moretti, Digital Sociologist  
For decades, technology has become ever more entrenched in science and engineering. But today, technology is as much about code as it is about human life. The time to redefine the future is now; we need to redefine technology from product to system, to acknowledge that data is not just an ‘output’ but a human-made cultural artefact and it’s absolutely critical to hire some fresh, new, multidisciplinary talent. Step aside data scientists, because the digital anthropologists, sociologists and data philosophers are coming through.  

Matt O’Neill, Matt the Futurist
Rise of the Neural Interface - A new marketing opportunity?
The evolution of computer interfaces - Typing, GUI, Touch and Spatial reduce our friction with machines. It also brings new opportunities and unintended consequences. Join Futurist.Matt to explore the next shift - Neural Interfaces. Together, we'll embark on a journey to the future, but rooted in evidence from the present.

Re: Engage

If you’re ready to embrace the latest thinking and innovative products and services in digital marketing then join us for a dynamic day of outstanding speakers, networking and exploration. 

Once you have your ticket you can submit questions for our panel and compete for the opportunity to do an elevator pitch. 

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