Unmissable Digital Marketing events in Birmingham

As you will have seen from our recent TEDxBrum article; Birmingham is a city that’s never short of interesting things going on, particularly in the digital industry.


There’s so much going on that in fact at times it can be quite difficult to know what’s coming up without missing out on great opportunities to see what Birmingham’s digital community and entrepreneurs have to offer. There are some really good digital marketing events happening in Birmingham this summer and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. So, being the generous lot we are we have compiled some of the ones that we are most excited about to share with you.

Deconstructing the Internet of “Things”

  • Innovation Birmingham
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Innovation Birmingham Campus Holt St

Deconstructing the Internet of “Things” promises to be an enlightening event happening right here at the home of Kalexiko; Faraday Wharf. The concept driving the event is ‘What happens when there are more ‘Things’ on the Internet than people?’ which poses an interesting and enigmatic question.

Deconstructing the Internet of “Things” is a two part event; the first part focusing on the question concept posed above. The first half which explores the concept ‘What happens when there are more ‘Things’ on the Internet than people?’ looks into the strategies that can be adopted from the growing Internet of ‘Things’ and how an organisation can benefit from it.

This will take place through a 90 minute workshop featuring tech innovators JSJS DESIGNS and Daden, which will allow all those present to learn from those who have already engaged with the challenges and difficulties through designing and connecting with the Internet of ‘Things’.

The second half will take the form of an interactive link-up session, featuring a live HD video feed to delegates in Digital Enterprise Greenwich, Abertay University and Sunderland Software City.

With a chance to hear the challenges faced and lessons learnt already from industry pioneers this promises to be an edifying event and definitely not one to be missed, and did we mention it is free?

How to Succeed with Social Media

  • The Consummate Lawyer
  • 4 July 2013 at 14:00
  • Aston University

The Consummate Lawyer bring to you a workshop that emphasises the important impact of social media on a digital marketing campaign; as they put it themselves, ‘the whole online world is changing rapidly and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to implementing social media to promote yourself professionally.’

Essentially this workshop is aimed at helping those who haven’t quite grasped the reigns of social media campaigns to get a grip on how to implement it in their business; a mandatory factor in any marketing campaign these days. Those present will be enlightened by the sharing of techniques such as;

  • ‘A blueprint for managing social media presence’
  • ‘6 steps to the perfect social media profile’
  • ‘3 easy ways to start, find and join online conversations’
  • ‘How to write blog posts and articles that people want to read’
  • ‘5 ways to build your reputation on LinkedIn’

As I said, this workshop will help those who need to grasp the basics to do so. Those who are more savvy with social media may find this event a bit too basic, but nevertheless the workshop will no doubt provide interesting insights into both the world of digital and legal marketplace. You can book your tickets by following the link here.

Social Media Success Workshop

  • SocialiseUs- Social Media Training
  • Thursday, 18 July 2013 from 09:30 to 16:30
  • The Paragon Hotel 145 Alcester St B12

If you are looking to generate leads and sales through social media then this intensive one day workshop is right up your street. The SocialiseUs Social Media Success Workshop will show you how to get to grips with Social Media in your digital campaigns.

This workshop is aimed at all levels of social media fluency and will provide useful tips for on how to implement social media strategies to gain successful results on all levels. To accommodate this the workshop will focus on providing social media training universally across all social media platforms and highlighting the various ways that social media can be easily implemented to boost sales and leads.

For more information and to book your place click here.

Virgin Media Pioneers West Midlands Launch Event

  • Virgin Media Pionerrs and Matt Roberts of Bean2Bed
  • Thursday, 18 July 2013 from 18:00 to 21:00
  • Urban Coffee Shop, 30 Church Street, B3 2NP

This is set to be a very cool event in one of Birmingham’s coolest locations. This is an event to officially launch virgin media pioneers community in the West Midlands; a ‘non-profit arm of Virgin Media aimed at championing undiscovered talent.’

This will serve as a chance to bring local businesses and entrepreneurs to promote their marketing material and promote their business; as well as a chance to network with one another to forge potential business alliances.

As well as this there are a number of guests attending the event that you may recognise. One of these will be Nick Holzer, who you may remember from the apprentice, who we interviewed earlier this year; speaking about his Whisk App and answering questions from budding entrepreneurs.

As well as Nick, there will also be entrepreneurs from Graham-Blake’s Hot 500 entrepreneur hub; so you can sure that there will be many exciting figures there waiting to share their experiences.

You can be sure that is definitely an event not to be missed; with the creme-de-la-creme of the West Midlands entrepreneurial circuit all under one roof you can guarantee this will be an interesting one. For more information click here.

On The Edge Birmingham – Digital Marketing Conference

  • UK Marketing Network
  • Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Macdonald Burlington Hotel Burlington Arcade 126 New Street B2 4JQ

On The Edge Birmingham first came to the city last October to huge acclaim. One hundred and fifty marketers awaited the talks from internationally-renowned speakers eliciting the details of their success and giving advice on how the audience could share a similar story too.

After such success On The Edge have returned to Birmingham to hold another conference that will no doubt be entertaining, informative and memorable for all those attending.

This conference takes the form of a full day sit down event and covers ‘all the hot topics’ involved in digital marketing today to an extensive level. Topics covered in the conference will include; digital content, social media, email marketing, SEO, digital trends, mobile, PPC as well as a whole host of other digital marketing essentials.

This event really does promise to round up the summer nicely, and you are guaranteed to walk away with all the information you need to know to give your digital marketing strategy a fresh new kick; do not miss out.

If your serious about digital marketing then you really shouldn’t miss out on these events. Of course, there are many more happening this summer but these are the ones that have caught our eye here at Kalexiko HQ.

We would love to hear your thoughts or reviews of these events or any of the digital events that you attend this summer; just drop us a comment!