Bristol is one of the most exciting cities in the UK, and is a real hotspot for creative, digital and high-tech businesses. There is a range of fantastic Bristol marketing events throughout the year that offers the opportunity to learn from market-leaders, network with other businesses and generally stay on top of your game. Whilst this is not an exclusive list, here is a snapshot of some of the best events, conferences and workshops to attend in Bristol and around the Southwest:

1. Digital Gaggle

When – September 4th – 5th 2019

Where – Watershed

How often – Twice annually

Link https://www.digitalgaggle.co.uk/

About – A conference for all things digital. From social media to digital strategy, Digital Gaggle connects the best marketing minds throughout the south-west that can help you drive your digital marketing efforts. Network, learn and get inspired about the digital world without that boring ‘corporate event feel’. They also have a giveaway of free tickets to charities, which we think is a really great idea! 

2. SETsquared Workshop: Good Marketing Matters

When – September 10th 2019

Where – Engine Shed

How often – One-off, but Setsquared have many events throughout the year

Link https://setsquared-bristol.co.uk/events/

About – Fancy a two hour crash course on everything marketing? SETsquared have teamed up with the Director of Estrella Green – Natasha McKenzie, to provide a workshop on corporate strategy, marketing plans, best practice and delivering KPIs. With over 20 years in the field and a background working for big advertising agencies, such as McCann and Saatchi, you can’t afford to miss this Bristol marketing event. 

3. WE Design Forum – Graphic Design for Filmmaking

When – September 12-13th 2019

Where – The Forge

How often – One-off, but WE Design Forum have many interesting talks and workshops throughout the year – you have to be quick as the talks sell out fast!

Link https://wedesignforum.co.uk/educators/annie-atkins-workshop

About – For designers out there who are interested in Filmmaking, Annie Atkins is running a 2 day workshop on graphic design for filmmaking. Perfect for those who want to pursue a career in graphic design for filmmaking, or designers that are interested in translating their skills. If you didn’t already know, Annie has done some amazing work for some very big film & TV productions, such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Vikings! Check out her profile on IMDb to find out more https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3665204/.

4. Digital Advertising: 2020 & Beyond

When – October 17th 2019

Where – Apex City of Bath Hotel

How often – Annually

Link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-advertising-2020-beyond-tickets-64161193858

About – With Google already confirmed as a keynote speaker for the day, this is going to be an exciting conference. The main topics for this year are yet to be released. However, to give you a taste of last years agenda, it took a deep dive into advertising in the modern day – What’s the future for TV advertising? How can you get the most out of data for digital advertising? How can we use AI in advertising? For an interesting look into the advertising world, and with all the networking that goes along with it, this is one to keep a close eye on.

5. MEET Southwest

When – January 31st 2020

Where – Mercure Bristol Grand

How often – Annually

Link https://www.meetsouthwest.co.uk/

About – MEET Southwest is a hotspot for agencies, suppliers and buyers to connect, discover and learn more about the Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions (MICE) industry. With big brand speakers such as Nationwide, and a massive exhibition that connects buyers and suppliers, there is a lot of value you can get out of this event (for all things events!).

There are plenty of other Bristol marketing events throughout the year – some more media focused, some more PR focused. If you think we have missed any that should be on this list – please get in touch! We are always on the lookout.