The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.
This year's Hub Crawl will focus on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.
Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. Content will change at each event so make sure you check out all the events in your region.
After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink with your peers.
These are free events open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates. With special thanks to our sponsors Barclays, Sheridans, Bidstack and Johnny Atom Productions.
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This is a list of locations Ukie will be taking the Hub Crawl to:
- Leamington Spa - 31st January
- Dundee - 06th February
- Brighton – 12th February
- Manchester – 13th February
- Cardiff – 19th February
- Southampton - 20th February
- Cambridge - 24th February
- Liverpool - 26th February
- Bristol – 27th February
- London - 3rd March
- Belfast – 5th March
- Sheffield - 6th March
- Edinburgh - 10th March
- Newcastle - 12th March
- Guildford - TBC
- Nottingham - TBC
Links will be added over the coming weeks – dates will likely be between January – March. Speakers are also announced over the coming weeks.
Hub Crawl partners:
Barclays Eagle Labs
Our national network of Eagle Labs supports individuals, businesses and corporates innovate and grow, across a broad range of different sectors and with varied capabilities. By leveraging local specialisms and introducing structured programming, Eagle Labs are helping drive innovation and transformation across industry sectors, through collaborations with industry leading corporates, universities and start ups.
Johnny Atom Productions
Johnny Atom Productions is a global communications consultancy formed in 2005 by industry PR veteran Simon Callaghan, specialising in boxed and digital gaming entertainment. With a reputation as one of the most respected, knowledgeable and committed PR consultancies by both their peers, clients and journalists, Johnny Atom Productions has not only worked on some of the biggest franchises in interactive entertainment, but has also worked with and passionately evangelised a large number of indie developers and their games.
Johnny Atom and our international partner agencies build creative and successful campaigns across print and digital consumer media, as well as key influencers across the UK, Europe and North America.
Sheridan’s has several leading lawyers in the interactive, entertainment and computer games sector advising on every aspect of the operation of an interactive business from development agreements to license agreements, from data protection to privacy policies and from crowd sourcing to alternative business models. The team’s client base is testament to the quality of advice, and Sheridans regularly advise video games financiers, publishers and developers on every aspect of funding and operating an interactive business.
Bidstack bridges the gap between gamers, game developers, and advertisers by enhancing the gaming experience with rich, real-world advertising. With Bidstack, game developers can increase the longevity of their games and advertisers can reach a growing, exclusive, and diverse audience of gamers.
We enable advertisers to reach this huge untapped audience through our exclusive multi-year partnerships with world renowned game developers and innovative technology. Our flexible approach allows us to collaborate with game developers and advertisers to create innovative, bespoke advertising campaigns that engage and reward gamers in a non-intrusive way. With our programmatic, native, and video-based solutions, we help advertisers elevate their messaging and reach an enormous gaming audience through in-game advertising and esports.