BIMA Networking Power Hour | Navigating Digital Impact

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Join BIMA’s Monthly Networking Power Hour to expand your knowledge, contacts and network.

This is a BIMA Member only session. For more information on becoming a BIMA Member visit the BIMA Site or email

Join BIMA’s monthly networking power hour to expand your industry knowledge and contacts.

We are delighted to welcome Beatrice Andrew, Behavioural Science Consultant & Founder of Be.a Consulting and Kian Bakhtiari, Founder of The People and both co-chairs of BIMA’s Perspective Council.

The Perspective Council is a collection of marketers, strategist, creatives and academics from across digital. We love the industry and think it can be a powerful force for good, so have come together to champion this whilst confronting some of the less positive effects and influence digital companies, media, tools and services have on human behaviour and the world around us. During the Power Hour, we will examine, discuss and debate the impact digital media and technology has on people and society. The Perspective’s Councils aim is to create thought provoking points of view on the industry and engage the wider community in debate.

During the Power Hour, we will examine, discuss and debate the impact digital media and technology has on people and society. We will also discuss how we can be a part of the solution. We will then break into impact focused Q&A groups and networking.

Who is it for?

These sessions are open to everyone in the BIMA Member community, from university members to CEO’s and brand individuals. If you are seeking to network more effectively, increase your capacity, develop new capabilities, or supercharge your strategic know-how, then this is the event for you.

Co-designed and hosted by Brad Smith, Founder of Succeed, and Ann Longley, BIMA South and Something New Together, we look forward to seeing you there!

Beatrice Andrew, Behavioural Science Consultant & Founder of Be.a Consulting and Co-chair of BIMA’s Perspective Council

Kian Bakhtiari, Founder of The People and Co-chair of BIMA’s Perspective Council

Ann Longley, Founder of Something New Together and BIMA South Community Lead

Ann is the founder of Something New Together, a strategic design consultancy that helps businesses navigate volatility enabled by digital, data, technology and a customer-centric culture. She has worked with big brands, governments, and non-profits for +20 years honing her craft skills in marketing, digital strategy, and innovation. She has created award-winning integrated campaigns, digital and customer experience strategies, new products, services and introduced new ways of working that unify teams around a shared purpose.

She also works in business education as a Visiting Lecturer with the University of Greenwich helping tomorrow’s leaders develop their brand, digital and marketing skills and know-how. At the community level, through her work with BIMA and’s Digital Steering Group, Ann is focused on using digital, data, and technology to drive positive social, environmental and economic impacts.

Brad Smith, Founder of Succeed Digital

For the last 20 years, Brad has worked across agency and software sales. 4 years ago he founded his own agency Succeed.Digital as well as new business consultancy Succeed.Agency dedicated to helping agency owners to find more leads, build better pipelines and most importantly close more business!

Brad’s desire is to always help and guide others to get better at networking and building relationships, improve the quality and conversion rate of their sales, think up stronger strategies and ultimately make better commercial decisions within their business.

He loves to deliver great work and excellent results and help businesses of all shapes and sizes to ‘Succeed’ and leaves a trail of doing just that wherever he goes.

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Thu, 18 Apr 2024
11:00 - 12:00


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