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Wednesday, 03 July

BIMA South | Brighton: The Future of Content

Join BIMA South in Brighton on Wednesday 3rd July for our Breakfast Briefing at Pragmatic Agency.

Holly Hall, MD of BIMA will welcome our guest speakers:

Gina Roughan, Director of Content Services for award winning customer experience digital agency Zone, a Cognizant Digital Business

Tom Hall, Founder (and Brother) at creative content agency Contented Brothers and

David Lockie, Founder and CEO of Pragmatic, a 50 person digital agency based in Brighton.

Our speakers will be giving short 10-15 minute presentations on ‘The Future of Content: tackling audience fragmentation' followed by questions from the audience and discussion hosted by Holly Hall, BIMA.

Gina will be looking at how audiences & channels in today’s digital world do not require more content/more noise; just better targeted, more nuanced versions of content, to meet specific audience needs as part of a premium customer experience’.

Gina leads the content services practice across Zone, working with B2C, B2B and non-profit clients to define effective content strategies, quality guidelines, optimisation and measurement frameworks and effective onshore and offshore production processes, all in the name of effective multi-channel CX.

Tom's focus will be challenging (and complimenting) some of Gina's views around content production, but will also be exploring the benefits of producing a high quantity of content and talking from his experience in working on international content production projects.

After an (unfinished) PhD on tudor dietary guides Tom was co-founder of t5m, an online television network that produced 100s of hours of celebrity and event focused branded content. At Contented Brothers his work with clients centres on content strategy, maintaining a focus on the creation of effective and purposeful content.

David will be focusing on future of content, and how brands can measure, drive and monetise their content strategy.

David is the founder and CEO of Pragmatic, a 50 person digital agency based in Brighton, offering strategy & consultancy, branding & design and development services to clients such as Sage, Bacardi, DPD, ITV and The Economist. avid is also the co-chair of BIMA Blockchain Council and also heads up Pragmatic's sister brand and blockchain focused agency Dcent.

Huge thanks to Pragmatic Agency for hosting this BIMA event. Further speakers will be announced soon.

Get your ticket now!

This event is free to BIMA members, £5 to non-members. We would love you to join us! If you have any questions, please get in touch with jan@bima.co.uk
 
Cost:  5
Time: 08:30-10:00
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Pragmatic
Chandos House 2nd Floor, 26 North Street
Brighton
Wednesday, 03 July

Ladies That UX Brighton - Beginners guide to Sketch

Ladies that UX is a monthly meet up that creates a welcoming, transparent community of women that work in UX, who positively promote and teach each other. Not got UX in your job title? That doesn't matter! If you’re inquisitive, enthusiastic and interested in making the world a better place for users, you’re one of us. LTUX Brighton runs different get-togethers: sometimes with a speaker or a theme, a workshop, or even discuss a particular UX challenge.

On the evening of July 3rd Amy Clarke a visual designer at Clearleft will be running a Sketch workshop.

This Sketch workshop will include:

What Sketch is all about and how you can use it in your day to day work
Some examples of what you can create in Sketch
Some super useful plugins and UI/UX kits that will save you bags of time
A couple of practical tasks which we'll all do together to get you started
You'll need to download a free trial of Sketch for the practical tasks - but it's not the end of the world if you can't as I'll provide my slides at the end of the workshop.

Free trial here:

https://www.sketch.com/


A little more about Amy:

“I’m Amy, a Visual / Product Designer at Clearleft. I've been in design for as long as I can remember and went straight into digital from university. I love helping companies translate their brand online with creative user interfaces that stand out while being effortless to use.

Outside of work you'll find me tending to my obsessive houseplant collection and researching interiors or products that I love. My website - https://www.amy-clarke.com/ "
 

Time: 18:30-20:30
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68 middle street
brighton
brighton
Wednesday, 10 July

CoDes meetup — where content and design come together

Want your content and design to make better user experiences?

Of course you do. That’s why you want to understand more about how language, tone, and accessibility can elevate your interactions. Our speakers are giants in the world of content strategy, design and delivery.

You’ll also get hands-on with some content design in our mini-workshops.

In between there'll be plenty of time to meet and chat to other content, UX and design professionals over drinks and nibbles.

All that for less than a vodka Martini. What’re you waiting for?

Four facets of a brilliant brand voice - Lauren Pope

If your voice guidelines are just six adjectives in the brand book you're not alone, but you're missing a big opportunity. Lauren's talk will explain how understanding the four facets of a brand voice can help you find an authentic one of your own, and use it to elevate your comms and enhance your user experience.

About Lauren:

Lauren is a freelance content strategy and digital transformation consultant, working with organisations to make the world a better, fairer, more beautiful place. She’s been working in content since way back in 2007 with some of the world’s biggest brands, including adidas, American Express, Microsoft and Tetra Pak. She lives in Brighton, loves the Downs, the sea, dystopian fiction and bold lipstick.

Readability Guidelines: a content style guide for inclusive design - Lizzie Bruce

Lizzie will talk about Sarah Richards' mission to create a universal style guide for content based on usability evidence gathered and discussed by global collaborators. Leading the project since Beta, Lizzie will provide an insight into running a successful collaborative content project remotely, and share the key content usability findings.

About Lizzie:

Lizzie is a consultant at Content Design London, where she's leading on the Readability Guidelines project for Sarah Richards, and helping with some exciting other things. Lizzie has worked in user-centred digital content design and strategy for 16 years in public, private and charity sector. She's passionate about inclusive design, user-friendly microcopy, tea and cats.

Conversational design workshop

Rachel McConnell and Dominic Warren will teach you how to approach page or UI design through a conversational lens.

With this simple technique, you'll be able to identify a logical structure and flow for content, identify interactions and potential blind spots, and create a much more human-centred online journey.
 
Cost:  5.75
Time: 18:30-21:00
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The Auditorium
68 Middle Street
Brighton
Thursday, 18 July

nUXers - the meetup group for junior-midweight UXers

nUXers is a group of junior-midweight UX professionals in the first few years of our careers.We meet monthly to chat, practice workshop exercises, share our experiences and voice all our silly questions in a safe space.

The atmosphere is friendly and informal with a focus on interactive workshop style exercises, run by group members or invited guests.This event is targeted at people who are interested in developing their UX skills, rather than complete beginners wanting an introduction to UX. 

We meet in the back room of a pub, which serves cold beer and delicious Thai food, and we always leave plenty of time for socialising.We hope you can join us :)
 
Time: 18:30-21:30
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Three Jolly Butchers
59 North Rd
Brighton
Thursday, 18 July

ProductTank Brighton Meetup: Creating high performing Product teams

Getting the right culture in your team is hard. An important aspect of product leadership is to ensure that teams are aligned and have the support they need to deliver. At our next meetup we have three talks exploring what you can put in place to help your Product teams succeed.

* Amie-Rose Long, Product Manager at NBC Universal, Clowning Around: Unconventional Ways of Building High-Performing Teams

* Emily Munford, Business Transformation Leader at Rickshaw Travel, The power of emotional intelligence to drive performance

* Julia Harrison, Head of Product at GDS - Principles to help teams succeed

7pm - Doors open, pizza & beer/wine provided by MPB
7:15 pm - Talks
9:30 pm - Close & Pub

This meetup has been kindly sponsored by MPB.
 

Time: 19:00-21:30
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MPB
64 Ship St
Brighton
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