Digital Gaggle – Bristol’s laid back digital marketing network

Social media tree I went to my first Digital Gaggle last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Bristol’s Digital Gaggle, devised by Noisy Little Monkey, is aimed at marketing professionals who want to share ideas and listen to useful talks in a relaxed environment.

Usually I despise networking events.  I particularly hate meetings where people are only out to sell and you are pressurised to refer others in the group, regardless of whether you have ever personally used their services.

What is different about this Digital Marketing group?

The evening started with drinks and mingling – unfortunately I arrived too late to sample the ‘hot nibbles’ on offer!  This was followed by an introduction from Noisy Little Monkey who explained the history of Digital Gaggle plus their ‘code of conduct’.

I was more than happy to hear Digital Gaggle vision for the event, which was:

> No giving out business cards

> No selling

> No pressure

but to have fun, have a drink and a chat.


The introduction was followed by a presentation by Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton from Valuable Content which was really informative.  We then got into groups to discuss where each of us are on our Content Marketing journey.

What I liked about this was that although the room was full of people who are essentially competitors, I felt like I was with a group of friends who were only too happy to give advice and share ideas.

Who would I recommend Digital Gaggle to?

I would recommend Digital Gaggle to anyone who wants to get the best out of the web.  Anyone from small business owners wanting an insight into the best way to market their business, to established marketing professionals, would benefit from attending. Digital Gaggle is a great opportunity to get an insight into the latest trends in Digital Marketing from the best in the business.

Attending this type of event ensures that we are always increasing our skills and knowledge, which we can then use to help you develop your business.  Networking is not always about selling, it is about sharing information so we can all provide a great service to our clients.

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Why we love Thornbury

thornburyresized2016 will be my 10 year anniversary of moving to Thornbury.  My reasons for coming to Thornbury were family related, wanting a small and friendly town with good schools.  It certainly is that and also provides almost everything we need for day to day living – fantastic restaurants, ooodles of coffee shops, a good leisure centre, many sports clubs and even a castle. However, what has struck me over the past couple of years is the sheer number of entrepreneurs in the local area.  The team at Laura Hunter Design have been in the fortunate position to have been involved with many of these local Thornbury companies, some are already established businesses and others are start ups, but all have provided us with an exciting opportunity to work alongside them.  All the companies offer great products or services and more often or not I have ended up becoming a customer myself, and well as a supplier.

One company I have frequently used is the Bristol Babysitting Agency run by Sue Cannings.  I don’t have family living locally and don’t always feel comfortable asking friends to look after my children, especially when it is not always possible to return the favour.  By being a member of Bristol Babysitting Agency I know Sue will have access to a group personally vetted sitters who she will match to my family.  Usually I would naturally feel nervous inviting a stranger into my house, but the sitters that Sue has on her books are, more often than not, Mums like me and completely trustworthy.  If you live in the Bristol area and, like me, struggle to find a babysitter, especially at short notice, then I would recommend contacting Sue at