Across the UK, BIMA Thirstdays have been one of the most popular monthly get-togethers for those who work in the digital space. Informal and friendly they’re a great opportunity to chew the digital ‘cud’ with your peers and have a few drinks to ‘inspire creativity’.
Sponsors have always been very generous but for 2014 the Edinburgh region decided to shake things up a little and create an Alliance of Sponsors in advance.
The idea is that each sponsor will own one Thirtsday event but they will also get visibility throughout the year across the other events in any promotional content and through the BIMA website & blog.
Within just a week or so all 11 sponsorship slots for 2014 were filled with others just missing out.
The result – everyone has plenty of time to plan their own event and get maximum coverage out of it. I can’t wait to see what creativity some of our sponsors are bringing to the table to make our 2014 #ThirstdayEdin events extra special.
So, let’s introduce our lovely Alliance members…….
February 6th – Lynchpin
Lynchpin is an integrated analytics consultancy. We help clients to monetise digital and customer data. Our services include strategic consultancy, vendor selection and deployment support, reporting, data integration, data analysis, data modelling and training. We work with Canon, HSBC, Viacom, Schuh, New Scientist, Virgin Holidays and the Government Digital Service.
March 6th – Ambergreen
Ambergreen are widely regarded as digital marketing pioneers and have worked with some of the UK’s biggest and most exciting brands since 2001. As a trusted digital marketing agency, Ambergreen has expertise and experience across a wide range of digital solutions helping brands win in their marketplace by reaching and engaging with their specific audience.
April 3rd – DigitasLBi
DigitasLBi is a global marketing and technology agency that transforms businesses for the digital age. We help companies of all shapes and sizes decide What’s Next … and then we take them there.
May 1st – Realise
Having grown out of Edinburgh’s first internet café back in the 90’s, Realise have long been a feature of the city’s digital scene. Now split between Edinburgh and London, with 100+ staff and clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Spurs, Lloyds Bank and Google, we still make a pretty good cappuccino.
June 5th – Insight Arcade
Insight Arcade is an ambitious tech startup based in Edinburgh. Their platform brokers access to thousands of courses and training providers worldwide; much more than just a directory, it intelligently matches your organisation’s training requirements to the best suppliers. They have an exciting year ahead with a series of events planned for June around their public launch.
July 3rd – Multiply
Multiply is an award winning creative agency nestled in the tranquil West End of Edinburgh and the bustling heart of London. Our services range from responsive web design and e-commerce platform builds, to brand experience and shopper marketing campaigns, with lots more in between. Winner of The Drum’s 2013 Digital Census Award for Client Service (50-100 agency staff).
August 7th – Nile
Nile -Inspiring organisations and helping them design truly memorable service experiences to create value for employees, customers and the bottom line.
Based in Edinburgh and London, our team consists of interaction designers, accessibility specialists, insight researchers and service designers.
September 4th – Yard Digital
With a strong, multi-disciplinary team across offices in Cardiff and Edinburgh, we research, specify and build great experiences for the modern web.
We have bright, enthusiastic experts from all areas of web service working together to provide our clients with best-in-class results, and it’s from these foundations that we can make solid recommendations to help drive forward any project.
October 2nd – Gecko New Media
We’re not big… but we are clever! A passionate team of creative, strategic and technical specialists who eat sleep and breathe digital. At the heart of Gecko is a focus on delivering measurable results and demonstrable ROI for our clients. We have a huge breadth of knowledge and expertise and we bring creativity and innovative technology together to deliver results.
November 6th – Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation
Edinburgh Napier University School of Computing & Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation
We are a modern professional university with a strong focus on Commercial collaboration. This collaboration spans internships, undergraduate workplace projects, to commissioned consultancy working with businesses, business led research programmes, to supporting SMEs on publically funded innovation projects to follow on part funded initiatives to help them grow.
December 4th – Whitespace
Whitespace is a creative agency with digital in our DNA.
Over 60 like-minded, thinkers, dreamers and do-ers based in Edinburgh’s West End. We’ve been having fun helping people reach their audience in every space since 1997. Work with us and you’ll find structured and constructive brief taking, clear and honest strategy, creative concepts that answer the brief and a finished product that doesn’t leave us until perfect.