Chorlton and Didsbury PR, Marketing and Digital
DON’T FORGET THE NEXT CADMPD MEET UP IN DIDSBURY NEXT WEEK…
YES, it’s the final countdown. We are are a little over a week away from the next meet up, which is happening on Thursday March 29th at Dimitri’s Tapas Bar & Taverna in Didsbury, from 6pm. 
Which memorable insights will Andy share with the group?
Will ‘Lazy Chorlton’ be able to make the extra mile or so?
Will the number of new members exceed the last event?
Will the Sambuca abstinence continue?
…all these Qs and more will be answered next week! 
See. you. there.
PS: Please see further details in the post below, join the group on Linkedin, or follow @CADMPD for ongoing updates from group members. 

DON’T FORGET THE NEXT CADMPD MEET UP IN DIDSBURY NEXT WEEK…

YES, it’s the final countdown. We are are a little over a week away from the next meet up, which is happening on Thursday March 29th at Dimitri’s Tapas Bar & Taverna in Didsbury, from 6pm. 

Which memorable insights will Andy share with the group?

Will ‘Lazy Chorlton’ be able to make the extra mile or so?

Will the number of new members exceed the last event?

Will the Sambuca abstinence continue?

…all these Qs and more will be answered next week!

See. you. there.

PS: Please see further details in the post below, join the group on Linkedin, or follow @CADMPD for ongoing updates from group members. 

CADMPD is back in Didsbury - March 29th, from 6.30pm

That’s right. ‘Operation Didsbury’ is back in action, preparing for the second round of #CADMPD networking at Dimitris Tapas Bar Taverna, (846 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2RN).

Last month’s event at #Electrick in Chorlton saw the regular marketing, PR & digital members joined by a number of new faces who we hope will be joining us again this month. Was great to meet you and welcome you to the clan! 

We are also very grateful to Dimitris Taverna for ‘putting us up’ (or ‘putting up with us!’) again and look forward to another night of new meetings, tweetings and networking shenanigans.  

As always, new members are welcome - turn up, grab a drink and come and say hello! Easy as that.

…If you do have any Qs though, please get in touch (via 1 of the channels on the right) and one the #CADMPD usual suspects will be in touch! 

Come to CADMPD on Wednesday 22 February at 6.30pm

CADMPD takes place at Electrikbar.  Come along and get involved.  Just turn up and say hello. If you can’t find us, just ask the bar staff to point us out.  They know us all by now.

Also, for those regulars who didn’t notice, the meet up changed from Thursday to a Wednesday because of clashing diaries…  Make sure you don’t forget!

And finally… For those of us who wonder what we are why we exist.  Here is a quick Q&A. 

What is CADMPD

CADMPD is short for Chorlton and Didsbury PR, Marketing and Digital Group (catchy hey?).  We meet up monthly for informal networking.  A ‘meet up’ if you will.

There are no tickets, no name badges and no Eventbrite sign in.  Whoever turns up turns up and usually has fun while also meeting useful people from within the industry.

What is the purpose of CADMPD

We’ve debated the purpose of CADMPD.  We’ve agreed that there are enough award dinners, conferences, speaker platforms and formal networking events.  We just wanted to meet up and see what comes from it. 

So far, friendships have been made, jobs have been found and business has been won by members via other members.   

How can I get involved?

Come to an event and find out.  Join the LinkedIn group or the Twitter community.  Be a lurker, or volunteer to help out in some way.

2012 CADMPD Dates - Stick ‘em in Your Diary

Here are the updated CADMPD dates.  Stick them in your diaries you slackers!

·         26 January

·         22 February (Chorlton)

·         29 March Dimitris in Didsbury

·         26 April  (Chorlton)

·         31 May (Chorlton or possibly Didsbury if someone wants to organise it)

·         28 June (Chorlton)

(All Chorlton events will be at Electriks until further notice.)

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter or on join the group on LinkedIn.

This Month’s #CADMPD Meet Up at Dimitris, Didsbury

Don’t forget, the next CADMPD meeting is taking place in Didsbury on the 24 November at Dimitris Tapas Bar Taverna (846 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2RN).

Please note, this is NOT Dimitris on Deansgate as Will Seabrook first thought (the clue is in the name of the group Will…  Chorlton AND Didsbury marketing, PR and Digital)

For any newbies reading this there is no sign up or official membership. Just turn up at the venue between 06.30 and 7pm.

Also follow the @cadmpd Twitter feed, and #cadmpd hashtag, and don’t forget to join the LinkedIn group for updates.

Last month’s event in Chorlton was a humdinger of a get-together and now @mizrow, @didsburyem and @jilltaylorx are leading what has become known as Operation Didsbury to ensure this month’s event goes with a swing.

As a quick aside, we’ll also be very impressed if @erinportsmouth attends this month’s get together as she’s one of the linchpins behind the CIPRide awards, which take place the night before (most PRs struggle to deal with life the day after that particular soiree).

Last week’s escapades

This is a very quick update for all those of you who couldn’t attend our last meeting on Thursday.

The event was very well attended.  About 20 of us came along.  Hello to you all, you know who you are.

The group is lacking some marketing aficionados from Didsbury to rally the troops and get involved.  However it looks like we might have some people interested in pushing forward Didsbury’s involvement of the group.  @didsburyem and @mizrow sounded keen to get involved.  Plus, Jill Taylor of Stealth has kindly suggested the Didsbury meet up his held at Dimitris. 

If this doesn’t come off then the next meeting will be held in Chorlton again where there seems to be a huge appetite for meeting up and networking / socialising. 

In other news

  •  @jamescrawford showed @old_mick the splendour of a Manchester Egg, Manchester’s best culinary innovation since the black pudding. 
  •   @stesanders brought his dog Harvey.  @richardfrosty and @adelemandy seemed keen to make him a full blown member of the group (to be fair – he’s a nice dog) 
  •  @erinportsmouth pointed out that the next meet up on the 24 November is scheduled the day after the North West Pride Awards.  She thinks she can do both nights.  What a rock star! 
  •  @keironmayers is off to Auz.  Take care mate and keep in touch 
  •  @andysputnik and a colleague whose name escapes me came along, but just don’t tell Mrs Sputnik because really he was at home reading a book and not drinking FOUR pints (wink wink).  Also, we won’t mention the wallet incident…  And finally, please can no one buy anymore sambucas? (@wseabrook that is aimed at you).  These were a good idea at the time but not the day after.  Evil juice.
Chorlton and Didsbury Marketing Group News Bulletin

Electrik

The Chorlton and Didsbury Marketing PR and Digital group is meeting up again on the 27 October at Electrik in Chorlton from 6.30pm.

The purpose of the meeting?

This meeting will be the usual casual affair but we will also be informally deciding on whether the group should have a wider purpose. 

For example, should the group organise something annually (an awards dinner, for example)  and work towards delivering that as a group?  This group doesn’t have speakers and presentations from social media experts because there are plenty of events that fulfil that basis, so what can the members of the Chorlton and Didsbury Marketing, PR and Digital group do collectively?

A committee

So far the group is run by four or five enthusiastic volunteers, with very little organisation or management.  However we want other keen members to get involved to share the burden and make this group be a fun place to be a member.  We are particularly short on people from Didsbury and need some people in the Didsbury area to help drive the group forward there. 

If you want to get involved, why not join our LinkedIn group and post a message?  Or follow our Twitter account.

Good Night Had By All

What a great turn out last night for CADMPD. 

The Metropolitan’s IPA certainly went down well.  I hope there aren’t too many sore heads out there.


The next event is in Chorlton on the 27 October.  Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to find out more.

This Week’s Meet Up

The Metropolitan

The next meet up is just around the corner and is being held at the Metropolitan in Didsbury from 6.30pm on Thursday 29 September 2011.

We’ve got space reserved in one of the front rooms (the one on the right as you walk in the main entrance).

All the details are on the last blog post, and even more information and discussion takes place on LinkedIn here.

If you didn’t come to the last meet up make sure to introduce yourselves to the rest of the group.  Last time two people sat at a table all night without saying hello.  It’s all very informal.

The next meet up is at @MetDidsbury on 29 September pls RT

The next meet up is being held at The Metropolitan in Didsbury on Thursday 29th September 2011 from 7pm. If you don’t know what this group is for then listen up: we primarily meet for drinks but I suppose you could call this networking. There are no presentations, no guest speakers and no formal agenda. We just socialise. That’s it. Everyone is welcome. For reference, The Met has its own Facebook & Twitter page links are as follows: http://www.facebook.com/themetdidsbury http://twitter.com/MetDidsbury I hope you can all make it. There are many more of us on LinkedIn so come and join the group. A link to the group was in the last post. I hope that explains all.