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SAScon is back, and here at The Candidate we couldn't be any more excited. We are thrilled once again that we are sponsoring the event. SAScon is the ultimate search, analytics and social conference, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, and get yourself down to Manchester Metropolitan University on the 4th December, 2015.

SAScon Beta is a one day event which aims to educate and inspire anyone who wants to attend. The day will include speeches from some unmissable key figures in the industry and fantastic solo presentations which are not to be missed.

The conference has attracted a wide range of industry professionals including a speech from Dawn Anderson (Director, Move it Marketing). Dawn has been involved in the search industry for around 10 years; prior to this she ran a successful business in the service industry. She has worked with leading digital marketing agencies and now runs her own consultancy company.

Also speaking at the event is Dennis Bree (UK & Ireland MMS sales manager for twitter). Dennis joined the European Twitter headquarters as part of the UK sales team in 2013. However, previous to this he was a Director for a leading agency, responsible for delivering creative campaigns for successful global brands such as Sony. As a young entrepreneur, he launched his first business at 25 and his second business online in 2012, aiming to build local employment.

One major speaker, not to be missed at the event is David Edmundson Bird; a principle lecturer in Digital Marketing & enterprise, and an Associate Director for digital innovation at MMU. He runs various digital marketing programmes at MMU and is a course leader for MSc in Digital Marketing.

4 years ago, David also introduced and founded MMU's Agency Life programme which enables students to experience a live work experience very early in their degree programme. He has experience in a variety of senior management roles in the digital sector, and was also involved in setting up Manchester's second web design agency back in 1995.

David will also be speaking about The Candidates upcoming research release. Last year, we accumulated research on ' Women in Digital' - A study into the gender representation in today's thriving digital industry. The Study was very successful and we can't wait to release our new research this year.

Speaking with David is, Sandy Lindsay MBE. (Founder & Chair, Tangerine & the Juice Academy). In 2015, Sandy was named a Member of the British Empire for services to business and young people, as well as the North West Director of the year (SME) by the institute of directors.

Sandy launched her business 'Tangerine' in 2002 which is now an extremely successful company with world leading clients such as Pizza Hut and Peugeot. She launched 'The Juice Academy' in 2013, with the aim of creating career prospects for youths which has successfully placed over 120 young people into leading businesses across the North West so far. Sandy is also a member of the 'Charted Institute of Marketing', the Vice chair of Forever Manchester and a National Ambassador for Apprenticeships.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to meet with and hear from industry experts. Gain more knowledge and understanding of the thriving ever-changing digital industry, it's an event that is surely not to be missed. Tickets cost £100+VAT which include lunch and refreshments throughout the day and the social event.  Get your tickets SAScon here.

At The Candidate we will be live blogging the event so keep up to date with everything on our website. Come and see us at the event to receive a free drinks voucher for the bar.

We can't wait to see you all there! 


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