• Top Social Media Trends for 2019 + 5 Tips to Improve Your Brand

    Pollen Place - Coworking & Event Space

    This Meetup is for marketeers, business owners and founders who are looking to improve their skills or their businesses. Summary: Top Social Media Trends for 2019 + 5 Tips to Improve Your Brand Schedule: 18:00 - 18:30 - Arrive / Networking & Drinks 18:30 - 19:00 - Talk 1: Keri Hudson (Social Media Specialist) “Top Social Media Trends for 2019” In this talk, Keri will be revealing the top social media trends and tactics that will be shaping social media strategies in 2019. Packed full of insight and actionable tips, you’ll find out which content formats will be driving, the most engagement, how the rise of Dark Social could impact your future activity, and why developing a Stories-first strategy should be at the top of your to-do list. 19:00 - 19:30 - Talk 2: Rog How (Polleni Branding Agency Director) "Five things you can do to improve your brand" Rog How shares some practical tips and tools you can employ to develop your brand and communicate your offering to customers. 19:30 - 20:00 - Open Discussion & Networking 20:00 - Close Keri is a Social Media Consultant with eight years of experience working for some of the UK’s biggest lifestyle, travel, charity and entertainment brands. Based in Bristol, she offers training and strategy for growing and established businesses. Rog How is Managing Director of the Polleni branding and design agency and the Pollen Place workspaces and event space. Rog is based in Bristol and Lisbon. http://www.polleni.com/ Image credit: Bobby Doherty (https://bobbydoherty.net/)

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  • PPC - is it for me? How to use PPC to accelerate your business

    Pollen Place Event Space

    This Meetup is for marketeers, business owners and founders who are looking to improve their skills or their businesses. Summary: How to use PPC to accelerate your business Schedule: 18:00 - 18:30 - Arrive / Networking & Drinks 18.45pm - Introduction to Polleni and Pollen Place 19.00 - 19:30 - Sara Toussimanesh (Director at 2C Digital Marketing) “How to use PPC to accelerate your business” Whether you're a PPC newbie or a PPC whizz kid, this meet up will help you to run a successful PPC campaign that not only meets but exceeds your marketing goals. Sara will look to explain what is PPC and share her top campaign build and optimisation tips from the agency world. There will also be time to answer any burning PPC questions and put your doubts or worries to bed. It's time to further increase your conversions and ROI. 19:30 - 20:00 - Open Discussion & Networking 20:00 - Close Sara Toussimanesh is Director at 2C Digital Marketing, a Bristol-based company which helps businesses spend less and grow more. 2C uses Digital Marketing methods like PPC Campaigns, SEO and Social Media to help their clients boost their online visibility, brand awareness and conversion rates. Sara lives and works in Bristol. Image credit: Andrew B Myers (https://www.andrewbmyers.com)

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  • Born with it? How your leadership DNA can help you to craft an iconic brand

    Come and join us for our next meet! Summary: How your leadership DNA can help you to craft an iconic brand Schedule: 18:00 - 18:30 - Arrive / Networking & Drinks 18:30 - 19:00 - Dan Gregory (CEO of Unstoppable Media) “How your leadership DNA can help you to craft an iconic brand” How is it that some entrepreneurial leaders like Richard Branson and Steve Jobs are able to build iconic brands based upon their own unique leadership traits, yet others fail to make their mark? It turns out that the entrepreneurs who have been able to create distinctive personal brands all posses one foundational quality that is seemingly the complete opposite to those who struggle to stand out. In this talk Dan will share the Leadership ‘Clarity Code’ and explain how you can utilise this code to develop your business culture and brand. 19:00 - 20:00 - Open Discussion & Networking 20:00 - Close Dan is the CEO of Unstoppable Media, a company focused on developing entrepreneurial leadership potential and founder of Fable, a revolutionary audio content platform set to unlock the $62bn podcasting market. He is the host of top business podcast, 'The Unstoppable Podcast' where Dan shares actionable tips to help you maximise your impact as an entrepreneur. http://www.danjgregory.com/ Image credit: Andrew B Myers (https://www.andrewbmyers.com)

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  • Business Benefits: Using SEO & Google Analytics to Transform your Business

    Come and join us for our next meet! Summary: It's easy to underestimate the importance of strong SEO strategy and the benefits it has to your business. Join us this month to look at some top tips for SEO from a leading industry insider; who will also help you learn how to harness the power of your analytics. Schedule: 18:00 - 18:30 - Arrive / Networking & Drinks 18:30 - 19:00 - Talk 1: Phil Pearce (Co-founder and Analytics Director at Accelerate Agency) “Top 10 Google Analytics Tips To Save You Money” Phil will look at ways you can save money in Google Analytics and will hone in on three areas in particular: reducing cost; increasing conversions and revenue; and automating reducing cost and increasing revenue. 19:00 - 19:30 - Talk 2: Rog How (Polleni Branding Agency Director) "Using Research To Inform Design Decisions" Design without purpose is not true design, but solid research and process can help you find that purpose. Rog explores tools for both quantitive and qualitative research and how they can be used to inform your company design decisions. 19:30 - 20:00 - Open Discussion & Networking 20:00 - Close Phil Pearce is an analytics expert, author and senior digital web analyst - with an encyclopedic knowledge of almost everything digital. He is co-founder and Analytics Director at Accelerate Agency. https://www.accelerate-agency.com/ Rog How is Managing Director of the Polleni branding and design agency and the Pollen Place workspaces and event space. Rog is based in Bristol and Lisbon. http://www.polleni.com/ Image credit: Bobby Doherty (https://bobbydoherty.net/)

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  • How to get an App Built and Branded

    Pollen Place Event Space

    Come and join us for our next meet! Summary: A great app idea could be the making of your venture, but how do you actually get one built? And once built, how do you capture your potential customers’ attention? Schedule: 18:00 - 18:30 - Arrive / Networking & Drinks 18:30 - 19:00 - Talk 1: Nicolas Alpi (CTO and co-founder of CookiesHQ) “When & How – to approach a software development company” Choosing a partner agency to develop or maintain your product is no easy task. Between those that try to impress you with technical jargon and those that make you believe everything is possible, how do you know which to trust? Explore this issue and more with CookiesHQ co-founder, Nic Alpi, as he guides us through common startup problems such as how to test your ideas when you don't have any users, how to choose a technical stack and how to communicate productively with an agency. Discover the CookiesHQ approach to working collaboratively and getting the best results for your project. 19:00 - 19:30 - Talk 2: Rog How (Polleni Branding Agency Director) "Branding for Digital" Rog How, from Polleni Branding and Design, will then talk about why brand is so important for tech companies, and how to go about building one that speaks to their target audience. 19:30 - 20:00 - Open Discussion & Networking 20:00 - Close Nicolas Alpi is the CTO and co-founder of CookiesHQ, a Bristol-based software company that creates and maintains web, mobile, and voice apps for ambitious startups. https://www.cookieshq.co.uk/ Rog How is Managing Director of the Polleni branding and design agency and the Pollen Place workspaces and event space. Based in Bristol and Lisbon. http://www.polleni.com/

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  • The Power of Marketing Personas

    Pollen Place Event Space

    Come and join us for our next meet! Title: The Power of Marketing Personas Summary: The customer is the lifeblood of your business so understanding who that customer is, is crucial to the success of your venture. Every company should have customer profiles or personas, and this evening of talks explores how to create them and how to use them to improve your business. Schedule: 18:00 - 19:00 - Arrive / Networking - nibbles and drinks 19:00 - 19:30 - Talk 1: Rog How (Polleni Branding Agency Director) "Creating personas for brand strategy" 19:30 - 20:00 - Talk 2: Wes Hosie (Founder of Whalecake Social) “How to build the foundations of a social media campaign” 20:00 - 21:00 - Open discussion / Networking - nibbles and drinks 21:00 - Close Roger How studied at the University of Bristol and has worked in radio production for national and international stations both in the UK and Australia. Rog has also worked in marketing and audio branding at the BBC. He was operations manager of an e-commerce business he founded with Cat for 6 years, and also co-founded the Pollen Place workspaces. Wes Hosie is the co-founder of a social media marketing agency called Whalecake Social. Wes’ background was in public relations initially but after recognising the power of social media marketing he took on a role managing social media campaigns for high profile technology companies. His passion to develop standout content and execute campaigns for clients that resulted in tangible business growth was what motivated him to start Whalecake over 2 years ago. Whalecake Social has worked with various clients in the health and fitness, foodie, travel and consulting space.

  • Start-Up Networking Night!

    Pollen Place Event Space

    This networking night is aimed at anyone starting out in business who wants to meet and talk to like-minded entrepreneurs about their new project. This is a social event, aimed at people starting out who want to expand their networks and ask for advice. It is also an opportunity for people to talk about their new businesses: we are asking everyone attending if they fancied talking for a bit to the group about their project. So hopefully there will be some takers :) We will have drinks available and some nibbles too! Hope to see you all there :) Cat & Rog How

  • Pollen Place Event Space BYO Freelancer Lunch

    Pollen Place Event Space

    Our monthly networking lunch held at our colourful event space (Pollen Place) which is attached to our coworking spaces. Grab some delicious food from Stokes Croft or bring your own from home, then join us for a bite to eat and a network! We have microwave, washing up and tea and coffee facilities too.

  • St Nicholas Market BYO Freelancer Lunch

    Seamus O'Donnells

    Our monthly networking lunch held at Seamus O'Donnell's Irish Pub in the heart of St Nicholas Market. Grab some delicious food from the Market or bring your own from home, then take it to the pub for a drink and a network!

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