Event of the week


  • Smarter Business Tech LIVE with Ian Stone

    Ian Stone is the founder of the highly anticipated, business empowering event set to sweep Manchester this week, here he tells us about all things Smarter Business Tech LIVE……

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  • Salford Business School Recruitment Fair and The Candidate

    As part of our long-standing relationship with Salford University, The Candidate attended the Business School's Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 8th November 2017. For The Candidate, the aim of the recruitment fair was simple, attract and advice the upcoming generation of both marketing and recruitment talent.

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  • SAScon Beta 2016 and The Candidate

    This year’s SASCON Beta conference will be held on 8th December in The Comedy Store, Manchester. SASCon, a Search, Analytics and Social Conference is in its 6th year and this midyear spin off SASCON Beta is also back and we at The Candidate are proud sponsors of the event and the evening social.

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  • BBC Academy’s Digital Cities and The Candidate

    The Candidate was delighted to be invited to speak at the BBC Academy's Digital Cities event held at University of Salford's Media City campus. Covering a range of topics from eSports to content production, students and digital practitioners were introduced to the future of digital. We spoke about helping the future of digital to develop their careers and how to be the perfect candidate in the digital sector.

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  • An evening with Code Computerlove

    The Candidate attended the CIM North networking event at Code Computerlove on Thursday 10th November and gained great insight into the benefits of rigorous testing, eye tracking, and even improving your commute by introducing karaoke to train carriages!

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  • A Social Media Strategy That Works!

    Last week, The Candidate attended a social media strategy event hosted by Prohibition PR at the Novotel Hotel in Manchester. Chris Norton, the founder of Prohibition PR, gave an insightful talk on how

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  • The Manchester Code

    Coming to Manchester on the 9th of September 2016 is the first Manchester Code event which is being run and organised by the award winning Digital Project Manager, Craig A. Taylor.

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  • SAScon 2016 with Richard Gregory

    Richard Gregory is a prolific figure in the digital world with over 20years' experience in the industry, recently as the Managing Director of Latitude and now Managing Partner at Capero.

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  • #INSIDEGOOGLE Event Review

    On behalf of The MPA Education Trust and The Candidate's Colin Telford as the Treasurer we were delighted to be part of the Inside Google event.

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  • The Last Digital Events of 2015!

    Not to worry you but there's only 7 weeks left of 2015, so why not scrub up on your knowledge and take some new skills into the New Year by attending some of the last events of the year!

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  • Event of the week: Inside Google

    Founded in 1990 by Rupert Smith, the MPA Educational Trust is a registered charity that promotes education in marketing and advertising in the North West by providing bursaries to student sand supporting many educational events.

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  • Event of the week: Start-up stories

    Join ManchesterDigital, the independent trade association for the thrivingdigital industry, at their first in a series of new breakfastevents "Start-up Stories". Commencing on Friday 11thSeptember,

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  • CodeUp Manchester!

    Have you got a desire to learn new skills? Are you interested intechnology and keen to understand the way computers work? WellCodeUp Manchester may be the event you've just been waiting for!This is

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  • Event Of The Week: The Social Media Cafe

    It's back! The return of the Social Media Café Manchester,hosted by Common Ground, formerly #smc_mcrAre you social media obsessed? Do your friends, family andcolleagues often refer to you as a 'social

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  • Professional Presentation Skills Workshop

    In this blog, we will profile the Professional PresentationSkills Workshop. We encourage your presence at this event, because itrepresents the golden opportunity to extend your knowledge in termsof

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  • NUX3: UX and Design Conference

    A great opportunity for improving your professional knowledgeand experience rises from our next recommended event, the UX andDesign Conference. It is a wonderful source of finding out keyinformation

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  • Event of the Week: Digital Ping

    It's cold, grey and wet outside, we're all finding it a littlebit too hard to get up in the mornings and half of the office hasalready caught the "dreaded lurgy" that is the autumn cold. It'snot all

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  • Pizza & Peroni

    Check out the fantastic Googleworkshop and networking event "Pizza & Peroni" from PH.Creativebased in Liverpool!This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy some pizza &Peroni whilst

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  • #TWITFACED9

    Back for the 9th time #TWITFACED i shitting the Mancunian streets again on Friday 11th of July 2014. What is #TWITFACED you ask?#TWITFACED is an informal networking opportunity designed for like-minded

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  • SAScon 2014

    One of the UK's leading Search, Social and Analytics conferencesis back! This will be SAScon's fifth year running and will featureover 30 of the UK's and Europe's leading SEO and PPC professionalsand

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  • FutureEverything Festival 2014

    Internationally renowned digital festival, FutureEverything, hasreturned to Manchester! The annual event is a hub for digitalculture, presenting industry conferences, innovation projects,artworks and

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  • Mobile Monday Manchester (1)

    The next Mobile Monday is back on April 14th, and will bediscussing 'How mobiles can help you run your business' It is setto be another great event,  with an expert line up of speakerssharing some

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  • Camp Digital 2014

    Camp Digital is back! The friendly, informative and informal 2-day conference is back, bringing with it some of the best that thedigital community has to offer. The conference will be taking placeon

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  • theEword SEO training day

    Award winning SEO and digitalmarketing agency theEword will be holding a SEO training day onWednesday 12th 2014. The event will provide anopportunity for business leaders, marketing managers and

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  • The Future of Analytics

    Don't miss Manchester Digital's latest event, TheFuture of Analytics. Taking place on Wednesday26th February, three speakers will coverperformance analysis in sport, using language as a data source

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  • Mobile Monday Manchester

    Mobile Monday returns to Manchester for the unique'Future of Mobile Health' event, which is beingheld at Dukes 92 on the 17th February.Mobile Monday are well-known for their innovative

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  • Digital Skills Festival

    The Digital Skills Festival is coming to the digital city ofManchester! As one of the largest digital skills conferences going,this is a must for anyone with a passion for everything digital.The main

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  • Digital Project Manager Conference

    A brand new digital event is coming to Manchester! DPM: UK 2014is a new one day conference, for those who are involved in managingdigital projects, people, relationships and budgets. This eventwill

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  • TwitFaced #8

    One of our favouritenetworking events is back! This is the chance to meet, drink and bemerry at TwitFaced #8. This event provides an informal backdrop tonetwork with like-minded people, taking the

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  • Cartologie Network

    The first Cartologie event of 2014 is coming to Manchester onthe 22nd of January!  As one the North West leadingnetwork for ebusiness professionals, this event provides the bestopportunity to meet and

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  • Mini SAScon

    Did you attend this year's leading search marketingSAScon conference? If you did, you will be pleasedto know 'Don't Panic,' the conference organisers have planned aspin-off of the event titled, Mini

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  • Manchester Web Performance Group

    The Manchester Web Performance group is backfor another year, returning with an exciting 'Christmas party' vibemeetup. The event, which includes drinks and nibbles, will betaking place on the 10th

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  • Mobile Monday Manchester - Augmented Reality

    Leading industry experts in augmentedreality are set to attend the latest Mobile Monday Manchester. Theevent sponsored by CTI Digital and Apadmi, will be held on the11th November @ Dukes 92. It is set

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  • Open for Business

    What is it?Open for Business is a FREE one day conference, that looksdirectly at Big Data, the Future of Open Source and DigitalMarketing strategies. The main intentions are all focused onlearning,

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  • DE2013: Open Digital

    Open digital is BACK in Manchester for anotheryear ready to bring together researchers, industry and governmentrepresentatives who are all ready to discuss everything andanything that is happening in

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  • #SocialMediaWhatsTrending

    What is it?The one day conference returns to Manchester, armed with all thetop journalists and industry experts within social media. Theconference offers advice and guidance surrounding everything

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  • The Big Data Debate Manchester

    What is it?Portal is an award winning business and technology consultancy;and they are bringing their expertise to Manchester. The forwardthinking group believe that an organisations future

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  • TwitFaced #7

    What?This Friday get TwitFaced! One of our favourite networkingevents is back! TwitFaced is for Mancunian allsorts, adopted orotherwise, to take the tweet to a meet. If you attend TwitFaced youcan

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  • Beginning WordPress

    What?A two-day course that teaches you how to install the program,add content and eventually create your own website from scratchusing the WordPress software.When and Where?It is being held on

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  • Harder Better Faster Stronger

    What?A series of inspirational talks from some of the UK's biggestand best digital marketing thought leaders.When and Where?It is being held on Wednesday 11th September starting at 5:00and wrapping up

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  • How To Create A Creative Start-Up

    What?A networking and educational day for those who have ideas intheir heads and want to make them into reality. Those wanting toquit their jobs and start their own business, but not quite surehow

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  • Bondi Beach BBQ

    What?The Bondi Beach BBQ is a special summer social organised byCreative Pro Manchester, JCI Manchester and CING.When and Where?It is being held on Wednesday 15th August starting at6:00pm. The event

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  • Net Tuesday

    What?Net Tuesday is a free-to-attend monthly gathering in Manchesterfor the innovative and creative social changemakers to meet up anddiscuss their ideas.When and Where?It is being held on Tuesday 6th

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  • Mobile Monday Manchester (2)

    What?Mobile Monday Manchester is a fantastic platform for developersand exhibitors in the mobile world to speak about their products toa room full of like-minded people. Each talk lasts exactly

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  • Manchester Digital Barbecue

    What?Manchester Digital, the independent trade association for thedigital sector in the Northwest, are hosting their annual barbecuewhere good food and good company go hand in hand. ManchesterDigital

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  • Prolific North Marketing Awards

    What?Prolific North has launched the Prolific North Marketing Awardsto recognise and celebrate the excellence, creativity andachievements of the marketing industry in the North. There are over15

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  • Big Chip Awards 2013

    The Big Chip awards are the biggest digital awards outside of London. This year is the 15th instalment of the well-established awards. This is an unmissable night for anyone working in digital.

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  • WordPress Basics Workshop

    Following a number of insightful and inspiring WordPress talks at SAScon we just had to share this event!

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  • SAScon 2013

    SAScon is the leading search marketing conference in the UK, where you can expect to see some high profile digital experts flying in from all over the world to share their insightful and sometimes controversial views.

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  • Prolific North Awards 2013

    What?The Prolific North Awards celebrate excellence and recogniseoutstanding campaigns and exceptional talent in the creative andmedia industries across the North.When and Where?The awards will take

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  • MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery (1)

    What is it? Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where you can go and pick the brains of the 'surgeons' who are helpful volunteers who understand the world of Facebook and Twitter!

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  • GeekUp Liverpool

    What is it?GeekUp is a knowledge sharing and networking social event forfolks who are interested or involved in all forms of technology andcreative media. It takes place on the last Tuesday of every

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  • #TwitFaced

    #TwitFaced is an event for Mancunian allsorts, adopted or otherwise, to take the tweet to a meet.

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  • Manchester DigiBowl

    What is it? The Manchester Digi Bowl is nearly here! There will be 25 teams competing in a knock out tournament to find the champion of champions!

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  • Creative Process #2

    What is it?Creative Process is an informal monthly meet up for creatives inthe North West. There will be some fantastic speakers, music, foodand spot of shopping. This event put together by Creative

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  • The Digital Revolution Revisited

    What is it?After a successful debate in 2012, the D&AD are returningfor a second round, bringing together a leading group of creativesfrom around the country to discuss the 'Digital Revolution'.D&AD

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  • FutureEverything Conference

    What is it? The 2013 conference will focus on three core themes that will be instrumental in shaping the digital future: Creative Code, Future Cities and The Data Society.

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  • Professional Services Marketing: An insight from Weightmans LLP

    What is it? An award winning legal firm, Weightmans LLP, will share some of the secrets of its growth and how the evolving organisation plans to achieve its future growth ambitions.

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  • Media City UK Social Media Surgery

    The Social Media Surgery is an informal drop-in session where experts are on hand to provide tips and practical advice about how social media could help your organisation...

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  • The Official Launch of Manchester Digital's Cartologie Network

    What is it?This event is the official launch of Manchester DigitalsCartologie Network. The Cartologie Network is a learning forum forebusiness professional's to share their knowledge, best practiceand

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  • Manchester Digital Talent Day & Skills Summit

    The Manchester Digital Talent Day is an opportunity for digital businesses to connect with the next generation of digital talent and a chance for aspiring students to gain a better insight into the digital industry.

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  • Big Chip 2013 Roadshow Manchester

    Established by Manchester Digital in 1997, Big Chip is the UK's biggest digital awards events outside of London.

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  • Northern Digital Winter Party 2013

    The Northern Digital bi-annual party is a great opportunity for like-minded digital marketers from in and around Manchester to get away from their desks, have a few drinks and blow off some steam.

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  • Manchester Digital's Cartologie Network

    This event is the official launch of Manchester Digitals Cartologie Network. The Cartologie Network is a learning forum for business professionals to share their knowledge...

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  • MiNetwork Chapter Meeting

    What is it? Chapter Meetings is a chance for MiNetwork members to meet up every other month to hear experiences from inspirational business speakers and agency owners.

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  • Motion North Showcase @ 2022NQ

    This event is a chance for you to see and experience some of the North West's greatest motion graphic design talent.

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  • QwertyQuiz Christmas Special

    What is it? Over the past year the QwertyQuiz organisers has raised a lot of money for a great local charity, Forever Manchester. This event is a Christmas special taking place at the huge Comedy Store on Deansgate Locks.

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  • Ludaxmas – The Manchester Digital Christmas Party

    For one night of festivities, drinks and dancing, Manchester Digital will be taking over the basement at Soup Kitchen for their Christmas party.

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  • SAScon Mini Conference

    SAScon Mini Conference is an off shoot event from the SAScon Conference, showcasing the latest thinking and technologies in Digital Marketing.

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  • Designival

    What is Designival? It's a design festival based in Liverpool and is the North's biggest. It is held at some of the coolest venues in the city, and has loads of great events to attend.

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  • Manchester Hackathon

    What is it? Experiment and create applications with the city's unlimited sets of open data.

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  • MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery

    What is it? MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery is a chance for you to talk to knowledgeable people about resourceful ways to use the internet. When and where? Tuesday 6th November 2.00pm - 4.00pm Digi-Den!

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  • Northern Digitals Meet Up

    What is it? The Northern Digitals meet up is a monthly event whereby digital creatives from in and around Manchester can get away from their computer screens for a chance to talk to others in their field.

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  • Blab 13

    What is it? Blab is a monthly event brought to you by Northern Digitals which gives the digital creatives from in and around Manchester a chance to getaway from their computer screens and talk to other other digital creatives.

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  • Leeds Digital Festival

    What is it? Leeds Digital Festival is series of events spread over a two week period for those in the digital industry.

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  • NABS Music Quiz

    Who are NABS? NABS stands for National Advertising Benevolent Society and they exist to offer support to everyone that works in the media and advertising sector.

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  • PHPNW – PHP Northwest Conference

    What is it? It's an event which is attended by those involved in the PHP community. As you'll know, it is the most widely known and used programming language and is used by over 5 million developers.

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  • Manchester's Northern Soho Meet-up

    What is it? If you're involved in marketing or creative at any level then this event could be right up your little networking street. Along with the coffee and alcohol, there are mentors available who can help you with your business or even career!

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  • Northern Soho Meet-up

    Northern Soho Meet-up What is it? As we all know, the north is becoming the creative hub! This event will allow everyone and anyone to get together and chat about what's going on creatively and digitally.

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  • OggCamp 12

    What is it? It is a conference which spans across 2 days where those people who are really enthusiastic about everything technological, group together on a wide range of subjects.

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  • Northern Digitals Monthly Meet Up

    Event of the Week - Northern Digitals Monthly Meet-up!

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  • Manchester Digital Conversion Thursday

    What is it? A networking and discussion event regarding the latest developments in online marketing.

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  • Manchester Digital BBQ!

    What is it? A digital media sector networking event for anyone in the industry from Manchester.

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