With 670,000 employed marketing professionals in the UK (Statista.com) not including those who are self-employed, the marketing trio decided it was time to be the driver of change and create something new for the industry.
Dave Harris, Managing Director of digital agency One2create, Kerri L Watt, Founder of Rising Tide Media and Emily Digweed, Marketing Manager at Fortifi welcome all marketing professionals in Hampshire, UK to the event.
The event was brought to life after a social media post by Marketing Manager Emily Digweed requesting to hear of local marketing events was met with silence. Seeing an opportunity, leading industry professionals Kerri L Watt and Dave Harris joined forces with Digweed to create the launch event of the series.
With Harris running an agency, Watt a consultancy and Digweed working in-house, the event founders represent the various ways in which to work within the industry and how to create synergy between each of these teams. Marketing thought leaders are already talking about the launch event, calling the South Coast Marketing Professionals UK a much needed breath of fresh air for the industry.
Event Co-Founder Dave Harris says, “Seeing there was nothing like it nearby, we saw an opportunity to create an event for marketing professionals in our area. A place where we meet new people and share industry news and ideas.” Harris continues, “We wanted to create a new kind of networking event where selling to everyone in the room was certainly not the main intention.”
Co-Founder of the event Kerri L Watt said, “I’ve been waiting years for an event like this. Having worked for myself the past few years, it can be isolating at times so I welcome the opportunity to meet and learn from like-minded people within the industry.” Watt continues, “When I saw no responses to Emily’s social media post asking about marketing events I knew it was our time to bring the idea to life.”
Emily Digweed, event Co-Founder, says “I love networking events but I find they can be very sales pitch heavy which is sadly rather off putting. I’m excited to attend an event full of marketing people wanting to help and support one another.”
The launch event for South Coach Marketing Professionals UK takes place on Thursday 28th February 2019 at Brewhouse and Kitchen, 47 Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1QD. Event tickets are for £10 and include a light lunch.
Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-coast-marketing-professionals-networking-lunch-tickets-54756008696
The event is open to all marketing professionals including agency staff, in-house marketers, consultants, freelancers and students.
About South Coast Marketing Professionals UK
South Coast Marketing Professionals is a networking event for marketers in the South of England, UK.
Event founders Dave Harris, Kerri L Watt and Emily Digweed kick off the events for marketing professionals with the launch event on 28 February 2019 from 12.30-2.30pm in Southampton, UK. Tickets are now on sale £10 which include a light lunch.