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NEW MEDIA AGE 
Magazine covering the business of interactive media: the Internet, wireless internet and interactive TV

 

New Media & Technology Guardian
Netimperative
BBC News Technology
E-Consultancy
Brand Republic
Mobile Entertainment
Revolution
Wired News
Need To Know
The Register
Business 2.0 blog
Computing
CNET
Marketing Vox
VNU News
ZDNet blogs
Receiver magazine
Digital Media Europe
IPTV News
RFID News

  


Trade Bodies and Associations

 

ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION
Federation of trade bodies representing the advertising and marketing industry  
  
AOP (UK)
Association of Online Publishers  
  
BECTU
Independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas  

BMEDIA
A voluntary network of people, organisations and businesses promoting and supporting new media in the Bradford area

BIMA
The British Interactive Media Association

BWDMA
The British Web Design and Marketing Association

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MARKETING
Trade body and source of accredited marketing qualifications

CREATION
Developing an environment for York and North Yorkshire-based convergent media organisations which fosters creativity and supports convergence

D&AD
Association representing the interests of the British design and art direction community

DESIGN COUNCIL
Promoting awareness of the benefits of design to business, Government, culture and society

DIGITAL CONTENT FORUM
Policy working group informing Government's digital media strategy

DIGITAL YORKSHIRE
The Digital Cluster team at Yorkshire Forward, in partnership with industry, promotes Yorkshire and Humber region as a globally recognised centre of digital industries

DIGITAL SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Digital South Yorkshire is a new company whose aim is to support the economic potential of the Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) cluster by promoting and supporting the strengths of CDI businesses in the sub-region

ELSPA
The Entertainment &Leisure Software Publishers Association.

EAST OF ENGLAND MULTIMEDIA ALLIANCE
An organisation dedicated to the promotion and growth of the multimedia and ICT sector in the East of England

IAB
Interactive Advertising Bureau

IDM
The Institute of Direct Marketing

INTELLECT UK
Trade body for the UK-based IT, telecommunications and electronics industry

ISBA
'The voice of British advertisers' and source of best-practice guidelines for agencies
MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
Global industry trade association for companies involved in mobile marketing and associated technologies

MOMENTUM
Representing Northern Ireland's Information Communications and Technology (ICT) industry

NEW MEDIA SCOTLAND
NMS is an agency enabling arts activity shaped by new technologies, supporting new media R&D and digital arts tours and exhibitions

NORTHERN IRELAND INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA ASSOCIATION
Aim to build Northern Ireland as a centre of excellence for new media

ONE NORTH EAST
The regional agency encouraging entrepreneurs, innovation and business growth by providing relevant support to companies

OSS WATCH
Open source software advisory service

PACT
Trade body for independent producers

SCOTLAND IS
ScotlandIS is the representative trade association for the internet, software and interactive media industries, offering news, intelligence, leads and a range of events

SEMPO
Search engine marketing professionals organisation

SMA (UK)
Search Marketing Association (UK) - a forum for discussion and information sharing on non-competitive issues

TIGA
The Independent Games Developers Association

WIREDSussex
Offer a range of critical business services and solutions that will help you and your company grow. (Also: WiredWessex/Surrey/Berkshire/Kent)

  


 

Digital Media Networks

  

BEERMAT ECADEMY
Networking and resources (including a blog) for SMEs and entrepreneurs. Incorporating Beyond Bricks

BRIC
Bristol cluster focusing on broadband content.

CHASE 
Networking group for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small firms, in the hi-tech industry in and around Cambridge.

CHINWAG 
Email news lists on Internet and wireless marketing, eCommerce, design, usability, Flash and Shockwave.

CODEWORKS CONNECT 
Newcastle-based North East of England digital media cluster hosting regular high-level events.

CONNECT YORKSHIRE
Supporting technology firms in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

CREATIVE MATCH 
Web-source for jobs, contacts and partnerships.

DIGITAL MEDIA-U 
Professional development member service aimed at assisting individuals and businesses in the North West's digital media sector.

DIGITAL PENINSULA NETWORK 
Member organisation providing support for Cornwall's rapidly growing community of media and ICT professionals and digital creatives.

E-CONSULTANCY 
Online network of UK e-business consultants.

E-MINT 
Network for online community professionals.
ECADEMY
Internet business networking group.

FOCUS WEST
Online and offline network for the creative media industries of West London.

Freelance Forum www.freelanceforum.co.uk
A platform for technology and creative freelancers to network, discuss issues and get advice.

Freelancers.net www.freelancers.net
Free service for freelancers and contractors specialising in the Internet and multimedia industries.

Game Republic www.gamerepublic.co.uk
A network supporting, encouraging and promoting video games development in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Geek Dinner http://www.geekdinner.co.uk/
A monthly meetup (usually with guest speaker/s) of geeks, techies, designers, marketers, bloggers and anyone else interested in technology around the UK.

Gurteen Knowledge Network http://www.gurteen.com/
Knowledge management, learning, creativity, innovation &personal development.

InteractiveKnowHow www.interactiveknowhow.co.uk/
Helping creative businesses work effectively - and profitably - with digital media through events, training and consultancy.

Just-B Productions

Supporting creative R&D for the interactive content industries with conferences, collaborations and events.

KnowledgeDock www.knowledgedock.co.uk
Network of like minded individuals and organisations to establish and share best practice in the commercial application of new and emerging technologies.

London Girl Geek Dinners www.londongirlgeekdinners.co.uk
Regular, informal networking dinners (with speakers) for the girls of the digital world and those with an interest in technology; men welcome by invite only.

Manchester Digital www.manchesterdigital.com
Promoting Manchester's digital business sector.

MusicTank http://www.musictank.co.uk/
The UK's music business network - a collaborative community that overrides traditional industry partitions in all genres and regulary adressess digital issues.

Networks @ Wales http://www.networksatwales.com/
Cardiff-based digital media networking association.

Research Centre for Television and Interactivity www.researchcentre.co.uk
Glasgow-based UK body developing business and talent in the television and iTV creative industries.

Second Wednesday www.secondwednesday.com
Nottingham-based digital media networking group for the East Midlands.

ScotlandIS www.scotlandis.com
Scotland's representative trade association, with over 500 members within the internet, software and interactive media industries.

Interactive Tayside http://www.interactivetayside.com/
Interactive Tayside is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to collectively develop and promote Tayside's digital media industry.

Soflow http://www.soflow.com/
Soflow is a progressive community of smart and informed business people.

Stac http://www.thestac.org.uk/?&resowidth=1024
The Scottish Technology and Collaboration (Stac) initiative aims to create new channels to global markets for (innovative) Scottish companies through collaborative working.

Venus Rising www.venusrising.org.uk/
A forum launched in 2005 to explore, through a series of panels, whether we can shift the cultural image and language of technology towards the feminine.

Web Wednesdays www.webwednesdays.com/
A networking event created specifically for internet entrepreneurs on the first Wednesday of every month.

Business Resources

Business Link for London www.bl4london.com
Independent support for small and medium-sized businesses in London.

Business Link UK www.businesslink.org
National business advice service for the UK.

CIDA http://www.cida.co.uk/
Specialist support agency that champions the development of creative and cultural industries in East London.

The Creative Industries Development Service (CIDS) www.cids.co.uk
A non-profit company working in and around Manchester to help people who work in or are looking to set-up businesses in art, music, design, fashion, film, photography, games, performing arts, digital media, poetry or anything else creative.

Creative London www.creativelondon.org.uk/
The strategic agency for London's creative industries.

Dream Ireland http://www.dream-ireland.com/
Belfast-based research and development company that promotes the growth of the creative industries in Ireland North and South.

DigitalINC www.digitalinc.org.uk
Liverpool-based UK business incubator focused on the digital content industries sector.

Digital World Centre ww.digitalworldcentre.co.uk
The Digital World Centre, which will be based at Salford Quays (Manchester), aims to encourage the use of new technologies in the business world.

Inland Revenue www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk
Information on tax and national insurance matters.

KnowledgeDock
Support and communication network designed to facilitate conversion of ideas and research into working business applications.

London Innovation www.london-innovation.org.uk
The London Development Agency's resource encouraging innovation in business.

OJEC http://ted.publications.eu.int/official/
Tenders Electronic Daily - information about public sector tenders in the UK and other EU member States.

Small Business Service www.sbs.gov.uk
Government agency dedicating to helping small businesses thrive.

UK Online For Business / DTI Practical Business Advice Toolkit www.dti.gov.uk/bestpractice/
A toolkit of practical business advice, containing best practice guides, case studies, factsheets and a range of online, self-assessment tools.

Web Design for Business www.webdesignforbusiness.org.uk
Help for small companies developing or commissioning a web presence.

Women In Technology http://www.womenin.co.uk/content_static/home.asp
Information, advice and careers portal for women in the UK digital and IT industries.

In Practice

Slashdot http://slashdot.org
'News for nerds, stuff that matters.'

Corante www.corante.com
Group blog covering digital branding, marketing, CRM, social software, copyright, science and more.

Useit www.useit.com
Jacob Nielsen's usability guidelines.

W3C - World Wide Web Consortium www.w3.org
Body overseeing the development of web standards, protocols and guidelines for best practice.

AIGA Experience Design London www.aiga.org/content.cfm?contentalias=edlondon London chapter of the professional association for experience design.

Own It http://www.own-it.org/default.asp
Creative London Intellectual Property Service offering information, advice and events.

Creative Commons (UK) http://creativecommons.org/worldwide/uk/
A non-profit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work.

Technorati Top 100 http://www.technorati.com/pop/blogs/

Top 100 blogs as measured by unique links in the last six months. Feedster Top 500 http://top500.feedster.com/ Monthly updated charts of the world's most popular blogs.

Journalism.co.uk Journalism.co.uk
News and features for journalists with a digital focus.

Public Relations Online http://www.publicrelationsonline.com Forum showcasing how brands can protect themselves and improve relationships using web-monitoring, blogging, and SEO.

MobHappy http://www.mobhappy.com/
Mobile technology blog.

The Mobile Weblog http://www.mobile-weblog.com/

E-consultancy www.e-consultancy.com
UK resource for information and advice on best practice online marketing and e-commerce.

OJR http://www.ojr.org/
Online Journalism Review.

Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/ The source for search engine marketing.

TechDis www.techdis.ac.uk/ Educational advisory service, working across the UK, in the fields of accessibility and inclusion.

TED http://www.ted.com/ Technology, entertainment, design.

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