Bristol. It's forever being voted top ten of the happiest/most liveable/least-London places to live on our occasionally-septic isle. We love Bristol and we love SEO. We love talking digital with our community here. In-fact, we love it so much we host our own events called Digital Gaggle. But, we don't like tooting our own horn too much soooooo, here's our events and meet-ups listing for SEO and digital marketing in Bristol.  If you have an event to add, do give us a tinkle

December 2017

Just Eat Bristol's Christmas Social - Monday 4th December - 6pm to 8.30pm

The Bristol based tech giant are celebrating the festive season with a few drinks and food - and you're invited! You'll hear the company's 2017 highlights from Dave Williams (CIO) and get to chat with some other familiar Just Eaters. A great sounding event for those who are curious about tech and feel like starting December with a bang!

Bristol Digital Analytics Meetup - Tuesday 5th December - from 6pm

A regular event for those with a specialist interest in Analytics. There'll be a short talk at 6.15pm followed by the chance to mingle.

Bristol WordPress People - Tuesday 5th December - from 6.30pm

As your early Christmas gift, the WordPress community of Bristol have vowed to solve all of your WordPress problems! Hurrah! One thing you need to decide is whether to attend this event or the one up there *points*

SWmobile Christmas Social - Tuesday 12th December - 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Don't expect speakers, expect a lot of booze and socialising with the SWmobile lot. Christmas jumpers essential (apparently).

November 2017

Bristol SEO & PPC Marketing MeetUp - Tuesday 7th November - 6pm to 8.30pm

A regular event for people to talk about organic search, paid search, and paid social. Takes place at the Watershed in their cafe.

Bristol WordPress People - Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm

At this event, there will be two great talks for beginners in the group. You'll learn what design is and why you need it, and how to get involved in the WordPress community without knowing code! Expect lots of opportunity to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with lots of other WordPress users.

Bristol Media: Vision Conference - Tuesday 14th October - 08.30am to 7pm

Vision is a conference for those who want to open their mind to new ideas and new ways of thinking. With topics ranging from creativity, diversity, AI and social media, you won't be stuck for inspiration!

SWUX - How To Choose A Research Methodology - Tuesday 14th November from 6.45pm

In this talk, SWUX will look at the process of designing a research methodology. Is it better to stick to the safety of the lab, or to broaden our horizons? And how can you convince colleagues and stakeholders to buy into the decision? At the meet-up, they'll introduce a set of principles and a thinking tool to help you weigh up and justify your approach. Pizza and drinks provided by CXPartners.

Digital Gaggle - Hands-On SEO Workshop - Thursday 16th November - 5.30pm to 8pm

During the meet-up, you'll learn about on-page SEO, keyword research, and break out into groups of five to run through some handy SEO tools with Noisy Little Monkey's SEO experts. This talk is best suited for in-house Marketing Managers! Food and a drink provided with your ticket.

Bristol HubSpot User Group - SEO Trends for 2018 - Tuesday 28th November - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

For the final HUG of 2017, Colum Lowry (Senior Inbound Marketing Consultant at HubSpot) will teach you about SEO trends for 2018 and the latest product updates from HubSpot. The event is free and you get a complimentary drink on arrival.

Bristol Digital Analytics MeetUp - Tuesday 28th November - 6pm to 8pm

A regular meet-up for those interested in analytics. There will be a short talk at 6.15pm followed by the chance to network. The event is hosted at Accelerate Agency's office.

October 2017

Threads Meet-Up - GDPR: Why Tech Businesses Should Be Preparing Now - Wednesday 4th October - 6pm to 8.30pm

If GDPR makes you go WTF then head across to this event where you'll get to chat to Ashford's Head of Data Protection and Privacy, Chris Coughlan. Amongst the discussions and Q&A, you'll be able to find out just how GDPR will affect your business. More info on the meet-up page link below.

Bristol Digital Analytics Meet-Up - Tuesday 10th October from 6pm to 8pm

This is a regular event for Bristol Analytics peeps to meet other like-minded folk and talk about Tagging, Tracking, Analysing & Optimising. Plus, free pizza and beer - woooo!

South West Data Social - Tuesday 10th October from 7pm

The South West Data social is an informal evening for those involved in using, learning about or discovering data technologies to meet and network. Head on over to the Watershed to share some ideas with an interesting bunch of data nerds 🤓

Bath Digital Festival - 17th to 22nd October

Oh boy are we excited for this one! A week's worth of varied tech events takes place in Bath this October. From playable tech to digital marketing strategies, there's something for everybody at the Bath Digital Festival. Noisy Little Monkey's very own Technical Director will be talking about how to increase web traffic from organic search and how to measure your success. Perfect for the marketing manager who needs to get a bit more clued up on SEO.

September 2017

Bristol SEO and PPC Marketing MeetUp - Tuesday 5th September - 6pm to 8.30pm

This regular gathering is for anyone looking for tips to improve paid search, paid social and organic rankings. Head to the upstairs cafe in the Watershed to join in the discussion.

VentureFest - various events throughout September and October

There's loads of interesting events being held as part of VentureFest in Bristol and Bath. They're not technically 'SEO-y' (yes, we just made that word up) but they do look fascinating. Expect events discussing Digital Diversity and Cyber Security.

SWUX - Our Eternal (Digital) Afterlife - Tuesday 19th September from 6.45pm

OK, it's a bit morbid but this event will discuss death in the digital age. It poses an interesting question: what happens to a user's data when their life ends? Expect to hear some interesting perspectives on ethics at this session.

Digital Gaggle - SEO Conference - Thursday 21st September - 12 noon to 5pm

This half-day conference aims to skill-up marketing managers about digital marketing. This time, you'll hear from five inspiring speakers about Search Engine Optimisation. Talks are at a beginner to intermediate level so not overly technical! Plus, there's lunch, cake and...a magician! Always fun, never boring; the Digital Gaggle events are the remedy to boring corporate networking.

SW Mobile - Tuesday 26th September - 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Keep this date free for the SW Mobile meet-up. Details can be found by checking their meet-up page closer to the date.

Ladies That UX - Designing the Future: Finding Your Compass in a Hyper-Connected World - Thursday 28th September from 6.30pm

Nomensa's Head of Design, Sam Munton, will be discussing her talk ahead of Interact 2017 (a UX conference held in London). So, if you can't make it to the conference - be sure to check out this local event! Sam's talk will cover what the near and far future of digital change looks like.

August 2017

Literally every Bristol meet-up is on break for the summer this month. How selfish of them. Anywho, check back next month for a September jam-packed with events to attend!

July 2017
Bristol PPC and SEO Marketing Meet-Up - Tuesday 4th July 6pm - 8.30pm

Head to the upstairs cafe at the Watershed for a good old chinwag about Paid Search, Paid Social and Organic. You'll get the chance to talk about the latest industry updates and insights with other professionals with a drink in hand. Good times!

UX Design for Digital - Wednesday 5th July and Thursday 6th July - All Day

If you're keen to learn more about UX, then this practical two-day course will help you develop a great skill-set. You'll learn about user research techniques and how to translate your findings into actionable insights. Actually, you'll learn a lot more than that but you can read more about it by clicking the link below.

Our eternal (digital) afterlife - SWUX - Tuesday 18th July from 6.45pm

Bit morbid but we think this event sounds reaaaally cool! Alberta Soranzo will be chatting about the fact that, even though we don't like to admit it, users have an expiration date. What gets left behind when users die is a digital ghost, an undimensional clone borne out of the millions of macro and micro-interactions that we generate during our physical life. Soranzo will discuss how we can organize information and systems, and answer those ethical and practical questions raised by death in the digital age. CREEPY BUT COOL, RIGHT?!

MeasureCamp Cardiff - Saturday 29th July 9.30am - 7pm

The free Analytics conference returns to Cardiff! The Noisy Little Monkey team have been to this event and it's really friendly and informative. It takes the format of an unconference - where there isn't an agenda for the day and talk topics are decided the morning of (a terrifying prospect if you are an event organiser!) Free ticket, food provided, the chance to meet some great people. What else do you need?!

June 2017
What's New In Mobile? - SW Mobile - Monday 19th June 6.30pm to 9pm

Expect a host of speakers updating you on all the recent updates in mobile tech. They'll be discussing news from Google IO 2017 and the latest changes in iOS and WWDC. It's an informal meet-up, catered with beer and pizza. What's not to love?

VR, Ethics and Empathy - SW Futurists - Tuesday 20th June from 7pm

This event sounds so utterly cool that we just had to include it in here. VR specialist, Catherine Allen, will be arguing that when a person puts on a Virtual Reality headset, they are vulnerable and the media industry needs to create a new ethical framework to address this. Sounds super interesting, no? Dan Efergan from Aardman Animations will be joining Catherine to discuss VR and empathy too. Tickets cost £3 and the event is being held at The Forge in Bristol.

User-Centred Growth Hacking - SWUX - Tuesday 20th June from 6.45pm

Do you turn a blind eye to what your (client’s) Digital Marketing team get up to in the name of conversion? You clearly want the companies you work with/for to make money, but where’s the line between satisfying business needs and engaging in dark patterns? This June workshop will help you explore techniques and tools to help encourage growth in a user-centred way.

Supercharging Google Analytics - Digital Gaggle - Wednesday 21st June 5.30pm - 8pm

Who says you shouldn't host a networking event on the 1st day of Glastonbury Festival? Noisy Little Monkey's regular Digital Gaggle meet-up comes home to roost at its regular monthly meet-up at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Jon Boon from SearchStar will be helping Marketing Managers figure out how to get the most from their Google Analytics. Beer and pizza available, of course.

Collaborate Bristol 2017 - Nomensa - Friday 23rd June

Collaborate Bristol is back to inspire crowds on the subject of UX, Design and IA. This time, they're in a brand new Bristol venue - the Watershed - and they've got some great names on the agenda including Lisa Campana (Head of Design at MOO) and Andrea Picchi (Lead Experience Designer at Sony Mobile). Exciting stuff.

Media Tuesday Meet-Up - Bristol Media - Tuesday 27th June from 6.15pm to 8.30pm

This is the regular monthly meet-up for anyone working within the creative sector. It's held at the delightful Bakesmiths on Whiteladies Road and Bristol Media members receive a drinks voucher on arrival. Woohoo! Non-members are also welcome.

May 2017
SavedByTech Conference 2017 - Wednesday 10th to Thursday 11th May

This looks like a fun one! This two-day conference will celebrate all the new and wonderful tech which is being used to save the planet, its species and society. Expect to hear from inspiring speakers discussing technologies like 3D Printing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, AI, Smart Homes...the list goes on! Tickets are about £75 and the event takes place at the Engine Shed.

The Future Is...Voice - Wednesday 10th May from 7pm

A new type of event with an interesting discussion topic: how to build conversational UI for devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Cortana. Quite niche! Head to the JustEat offices on the night to find out more...

WordCamp Bristol - Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th May

Some great practical and technical advice will be available at this two-day event focused entirely around WordPress. Expect to network with lots of WordPress users, developers and designers from across the UK and over the world. The talk schedule looks varied and super informative - definitely an event to take a look at if you're a WordPress user looking to boost your skills.

SWUX - Talk: Designing Experiences For Things That Don't Exist Yet - Tuesday 16th May from 6.45pm

Oooooh - this month there's a talk from the UX designers at Dyson! They'll chat about a typical day in the UX team at Dyson and also cover the areas of UX which Dyson focuses on ranging from using UX as a tool for feature exploration to defining experiences for the future of IoT and connectivity. Sounds like it'll be a really insightful night at Torchox HQ.

SWMobile - Wednesday 17th May 5.45pm to 9pm

Members of this meet-up are gathering together to watch the Google I/O Keynote via live stream. The sessions are focused on building web, mobile and enterprise apps with Google, Android, Chrome etc. There'll be refreshments and a great atmosphere! If you want to head along, just make sure you RSVP.

Digital Gaggle - Thursday 18th May from 5.30pm to 8pm

Save the date for the next Digital Gaggle when Anand Mavani from Social Response will teach you how to empower your audience to create content for your brand - now THAT is some time saving advice! Eventbrite link to purchase tickets is coming sooon...

Ladies That UX Bristol - Thursday 25th May from 6.30pm

More details to come on this meet-up but grab that pen and put the date in your diary!