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Finding and Nurturing Digital Talent – KEYNOTE TALK

Matt Hardy, Joint MD, The Real Adventure Unlimited 

The Clifton Club, Bristol

Tuesday October 11th, 2016. 5:30 – 7:30

Our members (Clients and Agencies) tell us that one of the biggest challenges they face today is finding, developing and holding on to digital talent. The cost, lost opportunities, effort and disruption caused by an unfilled vacancy or rapid turnover in digital staff can be catastrophic.

We were delighted therefore when our Group Sponsors and leading Recruitment Agency, Henry Nicholas proposed a Key Note talk to focus on this topic. They will be on hand to add some context to this issue and to provide a frank perspective from the Recruitment Industry. However the evening will be very much led by Matt Hardy, Joint MD of one of the largest Agencies in Bristol and a top 100 Digital Agency nationally, The Real Adventure Unlimited.

As leader of the  Agency’s technical output Matt is uniquely positioned to provide the employer perspective and to share his insights on this vital issue. He will challenge our thinking about digital talent and question is we should all think more broadly about talent in a digital world. His talk will explore how and why the industry needs to adapt to new employee expectations and what prospective new temployees are looking for.

Matt provided examples of how The Real Adventure Unlimited addresses these factors.  You can download the talk here:



This was a must see event for any marketer (Client, Agency or supplier) who wants to build a talented team with great digital skills.  Any members who are looking for work in this area might also find this a valuable talk!

About the speaker

With offices in Bristol and London The Real Adventure Unlimited, part of The Unlimited Group, is a large CRM Agency who also rank in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies.  They help brands nurture relationships with consumers over the long term. Their clients include Danone, Costa, Weetabix and ASDA and they work for clients in the UK and internationally.

Matt Hardy has been an early digital adopter since first picking up a ZX80 in his early teens. Since then his interest in technology has led him to develop software in numerous industries including banking, utilities, FMCG and health. He is  now the Joint MD at TRA and the driving force behind digital technology within the agency, responsible for all technical outputs and project management functions of the agency, and has pioneered innovative CRM techniques such as email send-time-personalisation and informed responsive design.

When and Where

Our venue for the evening is The Clifton Club, Bristol. As always, the evening starts at the bar with networking from 5.30pm. The talk starts at 6.30 and finishes by 7.30pm, allowing for even more networking time.

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