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The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, ...
The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.
This time Kev Murray & David Draper from Valtech will demonstrate the Lean UX technique of "Assumption Mapping" with a workshop session that will have you taking a new product idea and exploring it from the perspective of identifying and prioritising assumptions.
Lean UX introduced a technique called Assumption Mapping as an approach to identifying areas of uncertainty and hence drive prototyping. We’ve found that this method can be tailored to provide a framework that brings together stakeholders from all disciplines.
In development of a new product or service, this approach can reduce costly mistakes by enabling prioritisation of a range of activities from data analysis and technical exploration through to user research and prototyping.
In this workshop session you will take a new product idea and explore it from the perspective of identifying and prioritising assumptions. We will also share some examples of where this has driven rapid delivery of MVPs as well as supporting avoidance of costly mistakes.
Please note that this event will be an interactive workshop.
About Kev Murray and David Draper
Kev Murray is a Delivery Director at Valtech with over 20 years experience in the industry. Especially passionate about Agile in the Public Sector, Kev manages and oversees the successful digital transformation of GDS exemplars for the Department of Work and Pensions, including the phenomenally successful Carer’s Allowance digital service. He is also highly regarded as an expert on the subject of Agile in the Public Sector. Kev has helped in shaping Valtech’s approaches to integrating our proven software engineering and agile delivery capabilities with increasing user centricity, user informed development and creative practices.
David Draper started his Agile Journey with Agile North in 2003. Since then he’s worked as developer, manager and agile coach for organisations as diverse as New York Stock Exchange, Thales Underwater Systems and numerous departments of Her Majesties Government. As Head of Professional Services at Valtech, David is responsible for working with our teams to support development of tools and approaches that enable us to deliver better outcomes for our customers. David is particularly focused creating projects that are outcome focused and hence able to make choices leading to earlier delivery of benefits.
Tickets will be released on Monday 25th July at 10am ? Set your reminders for just before 10am Monday 25th July to avoid disappointment.
Come and join us for early morning networking in Cloud 23 overlooking the City of Manchester.
Our guest speaker for August will be Richard Lawrence, the former Operations Officer officer of Task Force Helmand in Afghanistan. He is now the Operations Officer of CounterStrike, a company that helps business increase turnover and improve the performance of teams and key individuals.
Richard will speak to us on "Combat Lessons for Business". As the intensity of modern combat operations teaches us hard-won lessons about how to succeed in rapidly changing situations, the principles of how to deal with crisis in warfare also hold for the modern business environment. Understanding these principles gives the business leader an edge in challenging times.
Make sure you down't miss this thought provoking opportunity!
There will be the usual great opportunities to network, plus the chance for ten companies to give a 60-second pitch on the day.
This event is kindly sponsored by TotalJobs.
Members can attend the event free of charge (one place) with additional places available at £10 plus VAT. Non-members are also welcome to attend for £15.00 plus VAT. *Please note that an administration fee of £10pp will be charged in the event of non attendance.
Registration & Breakfast: 7:30am
Start of meeting: 8am
Close of meeting: 9:30am
WHO IS THIS SUITABLE FOR?
Any businesses - come along and see what Chamber networking can do for your business.
Standard: £15.00 + VAT
Informative talk about the current state and ongoing community of UX.
Michael Crooper (Founder & MD at Contrado Digital Ltd) will talk about the UX of building and developing www.tendojobs.com
Michael will also discuss how UX improvements increased the onboarding process and engagement levels.
This jargon free Ad-words course shows you how to create successful search campaigns.
Google Ad-words are a great way to increase the visibility of your website in Google – and drive targeted traffic and customers to it. The Ad-words market is becoming increasingly competitive and you need to create an effective strategy – otherwise you will be spending your money and not getting enough return.
This jargon free Ad-words course shows you how to create successful search campaigns, explore best practice tools and techniques and learn how you can get the most out of Google Ad-words. This workshop is tailored to suit your individual business, so expect to go away with a Google Adwords implementation plan for your business.
Who is this workshop suited to?
Digital Marketers, Directors, Managers
This workshop covers:
- How Adwords Pay per Click (PPC) works
- Understanding Quality Score, how improving quality can lower your PPC & ROI
- Dynamic Search Ads
- Adwords Retargeting
- Setting appropriate objectives and goals for your Adwords Campaigns
- Set Key Performance Indicators will measure performance
- How to Identify the profitable keyword phrases
- Tools available to for your research
- How to increase click-through rates (CTRs) and lower costs
- How to take advantage of Long Tail Keywords
- How relevant landing pages can boost conversion rates
- Exploring bid strategy & selecting the right bidding strategy for your campaign
- How to integrate your PPC activity in with Google Analytics or other analytics solutions
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year ...
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year running.
We’re now accepting teams to battle it out in our famous #OrchardShoots league.
It's the usual format when it come's to choosing your squad for the new season, you have a budget of £100 million for your 15 chosen players or one Paul Pogba if you believe what the British papers are saying is the going rate.
If you’ve been involved before then you know the drill. Build your team, choose your colours and then come up with a terrible pun for your team name.
If you’ve never played, or don’t know anything about football then that’s OK! Simply sign-up and have your squad randomly filled with available players and maybe fluke your way to success.
To keep things official we've even got our own trophy and if you're victorious your name could be forever engraved on the plaque. It's 16 inches tall and a glistening symbol of victory for the winner. There's also a football shirt of your choice up for grabs if you can claim victory come the end of the season.
#OrchardShoots is the hashtag you'll need to get involved in on Twitter with our extremely competitive consulatants and other participants in the league.
Pick your squad wisely for the season and don't end up being one of those people who end up using their wildcard in the second week of the season.
Best of luck from everyone, well everyone except the super competitive ones, here at Orchard.
How to enter
Sign up at fantasy.premierleague.com, pick your squad, and then enter the #OrchardShoots league. We'll see you there!
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until ...
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until the end of August.
If you are travelling to Orchard for an interview please use the replacement ‘X2' bus service which will be running every 10 minutes during the working day.
The X2 replacement bus will call at the following tram stops:
- Piccadilly Station
- Trafford Bar
- Exchange Quay
- Salford Quays
- Harbour City
X2 Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Friday and Saturday - 6am – 12.30am
Sunday & Public Hols - 7.30am – 10pm
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Sunday & Public Hols - 7:30am - 10.45pm
As long as you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournament ...
As long as you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournament kicks off tonight.
We've taken a look at two separate studies which suggest that TV isn’t the only option for brands who are looking to engage with fans during the tournament.
Companies need to look past the obvious choices if they want to capitalise on the opportunities surrounding Euro 2016. They should be looking to target women as well as men across online, radio, print and mobile instead of just TV.
Kantar Media carried out a study into UK football fans and their study shown that there are 7.7 million female football fans in the UK, which is 33% of the UK’s 23.1 million football fans. No surprise that football is the UK’s most popular sport, followed by tennis, Formula One, rugby union and athletics.
Age wise, of the 1,000 consumers sampled in the UK, the largest proportion of people interested in football are aged 35-54 (48%), while 32% are 18-34 and just 20% are over the age of 55.
TV is the most popular way audiences consume football content, 93% of people interested in football choose TV as the way to watch in the UK. For brands to prosper when it comes to engagement with fans during the Euros, they should be looking for audiences beyond the TV fan base.
A massive amount of people, 76%, will also watch online and outside of TV and online, 62% of football fans will read about football in print media, 58% will listen on the radio, surprisingly only 51% will attend live games and 43% will interact via their mobile phones – this being a figure that will shoot up with the popularity of social media and sport apps.
Social media is absolutely massive for brands this summer, take for example this piece from Nandos, they've put together a Euros Starting Eleven made up of brilliant players puns using their menu. Great piece of free content that's very timely and fits in with Nandos typical content on Twitter.
Not everyone can produce such content and forced content by certain brands can do more harm than good but with all these different channels for people to follow the Euros, there is massive opportunity for brands to engage with a wide variety of people for the tournament.
After our first look at some of our favourite packaging projects, that included Dominos and ...
After our first look at some of our favourite packaging projects, that included Dominos and Pepsi, we’ve decided to put together another collection of packaging pieces that have recently caught our eye.
The latest collection includes a one of a kind beer can and a beautiful collection of packaging for a confectionary shop that is located in Moscow.
First up we have British ice cream brand Jude’s who have recently gone through a full redesign of both it’s packaging and branding.
ASHA’s, the agency tasked with the redesign, have created a new logotype and fresh packaging to better reflect the premium quality that Jude’s Ice Cream offers.
There are fresh brand-new colour combinations across the whole range along with an ice cream kite mark on the front that is coupled with the words “Great British ice cream”.
Jude’s wanted their ice cream to stand out on the shelf, or more likely the freezers, and the new packaging certainly makes it stand out. The tough decision once you've spotted them is then picking which flavour you want to try.
For their 11th Anniversary, 1 Trick Pony created a custom beer with Taft’s Ale House. On further investigation it looks like this has become somewhat of a tradition for the agency each year as they send an “obsessively branded” bottle of alcohol to their clients – it’s even got it’s own name, “The Alcoholidays”.
The latest for this was a can of beer that was sent in a ‘1-Pack’ – this was a gold-foiled box that had a perforated opening on the top to resemble an old beer-can tab. The 1-Pack was designed with lavish art deco inspiration and it has a very luxurious and classy look to it.
Even with the luxurious feel to it, there are still a couple of fun quirks included on the pack, including a faux can top that encourages the recipients to “Have a good one.” The beer itself has similarities to the gift box and is shown in a subtle way.
The 1-Packs were distributed far and wide to the majority of 1 Trick Pony’s clients and it’s easy to see why many of their clients got back in touch for another after putting the first 1-Pack on display in their offices.
Some times there’s a product that is just too good to open and the 1-Pack is certainly one of them.
Nebosvod is a confectionary shop based in Moscow, we’re not expecting you to know of it but if you’ve ever been then we’re extremely jealous. They sell chocolate bars, pastries, cupcakes as well as coffee and tea to wash everything down.
The store recently had an overhaul of their branding and packaging, by PLENUM Brand Consultancy, and the finely drawn illustrations that adorn the packaging certainly make the desserts more desirable.
The new logo is delicate looking and the whole feel of Nebosvod is one of a very classy afternoon tea and the minimalist look of the packaging certainly helps to make their products appealing but at the same time memorable for the cakes and treats themselves.
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