Glug Edinburgh is back!
By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This April we explore the theme of ‘Failure’ and that to succeed and follow our passion we must accept the ups and downs and bumps in the road. As Thomas Edison quoted ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.’
We are delighted to be joined by Jakub Michalski [Co-founder of Future Positive], Rachel McCrum [Rally and Broad], James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-founder of Equator], our final speaker TBC.
Tuesday 14th April 2015
The Bongo Club, 66 Cowgate, EH1 1JX
James Jefferson [Creative Director & Co-Founder Of Equator]
I’m James (Jefferson); Creative Director and Co-founder of Equator. I’m frank; I’ve always worked hard and said what I think. My career is simple – together with John and Garry, I have designed and built a proper integrated agency. One with a digital heart. We weren’t born yesterday – our user-focused approach has generated billions in incremental business for our clients since 1999. We are full of youthful excitement – the digital revolution, we are lucky to be living and working in, inspires and drives all of us everyday.
We call ourselves a digital-led integrated agency. Which means we are uniquely able to join-up the dots across all media. Today, we have a team of about 130 amazing digital experts in the UK and an annual turnover of around £10m. We are still hungry. We are taking our magic formula to the US with the recent launch of a studio in New York.
Jakub Michalski [Co-Founder & Editor Of Future Positive]
Originally from Wrocław, Poland, Jakub moved to Edinburgh 9 years ago. With a background in events and marketing, Jakub built up the bulk of his experience at one of Europe’s leading digital marketing agencies. Jakub is the co-founder and editor of Future Positive, an online platform featuring creative businesses and projects from around the world, and Future Positive Studio (www.futurepositivestudio.com), a multidisciplinary creative and digital studio specialising in content creation, digital strategy and social outreach.
Rachel McCrum [Rally And Broad]
Rachel McCrum landed in Edinburgh in 2010, via Manchester, New Zealand, Oxford and a small seaside town in Northern Ireland called Donaghadee. She has worked as a poet and performer in Scotland, Greece and South Africa. Her first pamphlet ‘The Glassblower Dances’ won the 2012 Callum MacDonald Award and she is currently one half of Rally & Broad, Scotland’s cabaret of music, words and lyrical delight. Failure and picking oneself up again afterwards has been an important part of her practice and her career, and she is a big fan of dusty knees.