Hello, & welcome to the Oxford Digital Workers' Union!
We're a group of Oxford based digital workers spanning pretty much all digital marketing disciplines. We're building this community for anyone out there who wants to meet more people working in digital in Oxford, as well as those wanting to get some fresh inspiration from those who've been there, done that, and maybe even gotten the tee-shirt. We'll be running a series of meetups for those in Oxford's digital marketing community (and out of towners are welcome too!). Anyone with an interest in digital is welcome no matter your level of experience.
Our aim is to bring people together, enjoy some banter, drinks, and a few tips and tricks so you can get back to the office, or home, or coffee shop, raring to put that new knowledge into action.
We'd love to hear what you want to get out of the group, so get in touch with your ideas.
Sponsorship: Want to get your name in front of a gathering of digital marketing minds? Then please get in contact with Skippy or Charlie.
Hey Oxford Digital Union-ers!
We're excited to announce our first ODWU for 2019! (How did that happen?!)
We're straying from tradition and we'll be hosting the meetup on a Wednesday this time - We'll be ready to welcome you all in the Blue Room of the St Aldates Tavern on the 13th March with two fantastic talks:
We're super excited to announce that kicking off the night will be Rosie & Anna who run Independent Oxford, an amazing local community of independent shops and businesses which many of you will be familiar with. Rosie and Anna will be sharing experiences, tips and learnings on: "Building a Digital Community".
The talk covers how they have built a successful digital community at Independent Oxford. Sharing their wins (and loses!) with other independent businesses and freelancers to highlight the importance of community and how it can help grow your customer base. They'll pack the opening session with some top tips for building a digital community and encourage you all to focus on the 'social' in social media.
And, headlining the evening we have Matt Oxley, Director of DotLabel who will be travelling to join us for the evening from Basingstoke to impart some really practical insights on "How to use UX can increase Conversions".
Many people don't fully understand UX or how it can benefit their online performance: often it is confused for UI design. Matt's talk will aim to educate on the principles of UX and provide practical tips on how to apply UX techniques to a web project to help get it right the first time.
If you've not joined us before, Oxford Digital Workers' Union is a place for anyone working in, or with a passion for digital to come together for some networking, natter, free beer (or wine, or [insert beverage of choice]) and even a sprinkling of learning with a couple of fab speakers each time.
As always - a big thank you to Indulge Media (https://www.indulgemedia.com/), who CONTINUE to support us by sponsoring the venue.
And to Common Ground (https://www.onecommonground.co.uk) who are coming back on board to sponsor the bar for us all!
If you're a local (or even non-local) business and want to support the Union by sponsoring a future event, please do message Skippy or Charlie and we'll send over the information for you.
We've had some brilliant submissions for speakers at future events, if
you'd like to submit a talk idea to throw your hat in the ring - we'd love for you to fill in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/TaAzD8AQXT5dXlOk2
We're a community event and rely on support from the Union to keep this event running and help out on, and in the run-up to the night - we're chuffed to already have Martina, Alex and Ned helping us out - and the door is always open!
Keep an eye out for more details and we'll see you on the 13th March!
Skippy & Charlie