Thursday 19th April 2012
Time: 6.30 - 9pm
Venue: Leith Agency Boat, Mary de Guise Barge, The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6
Ticket Price: Members (free), Non-Paying Members (£10)
By bringing our creative and corporate communities together in an informal and rather unique atmosphere, this event aims to present you with new contacts and business opportunities in sectors that you may not have previously had links to. Whether you are a creative person looking for new business or a corporate person looking to find new talent, this event hopes to link you both together. With talks from Tom Holmes of creativebrief and Yann Seznec of Lucky frame, the event will be dovetailed together by our host Fi Milligan Rennie. The evening will also present you with the opportunity to pitch your business as well as voice any live projects that someone in the room may be able to help with. Housed in a barge boat and helped along the way with a few drinks, we hope that this unique event format is a regular highlight in our Creative Edinburgh calendar.
Fiona is an Arts Learning Specialist and Drama Artist. Also, a writer, director, project & production manager, and turns out, rather a funny lady when it comes to compering events such as these. Compering many a Pecha Kucha event in Glasgow, Fiona has a particular talent for putting people at ease, entertaining a crowd and ensuring that an event has a unique flair of creativity to it. If you're a wall flower beforehand, Fiona will ensure that the days that follow are rather different!
Tom is Founder & Chairman of creativebrief, and also co-founder of EIMF (Edinburgh International Marketing Festival). Tom spent over 20 years working with some of the world's leading agencies and brands in the UK and internationally, including Account Managment roles at WCRS and Saatchi & Saatchi, Board Director of The Lowe Group and Executive Vice President of Grey Worldwide. Tom launched creativebrief in 2002 with the intention of revolutionising agency search and selection. For many companies, marketing success depends largely on the quality of agencies and media partners a brand engages. However, finding the right ones can prove to be difficult and time consuming, as the marketplace is complex and constantly changing. creativebrief is now the leading provider of agency intelligence to senior marketeers and makes the marketing landscape more accessible, transparent and navigable, providing brands with the critical intelligence required to make accurate and informed decisions.
Yann is an artist, musician and founder of Edinburgh creative studio, Lucky Frame. Their work focuses on physical interaction, accessible art and music, games and instruments. Yann founded Lucky Frame when his Wii Loop Machine software hack gained attention on the internet, resulting in an appearance on Dragons' Den. More recently, his company has attracted awards and investment from the British Council, Creative Scotland and Channel 4. Yann has performed at the Royal Opera House London, as well as in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo, with his arts projects being shown in galleries around the world.
format courtesy of Cathie Randall
Special thanks to The Leith Agency for the use of their amazing barge boat for the occasion!