Events

CALLING ALL BRANDS TO MOVE IT!

 
MOVE IT
 

You may have seen us posting about an event called MOVE IT! recently. We have been getting a lot of response about it on our social platforms so we have brought it over to our blog to give you the scoop on how you can get involved. We are thrilled to be working with the organisers on their 2019 event, we attended last year and it did not disappoint - we were blown away with the talent that was showcased, but most of all the complete buzz about the place. (Gemma had been at the venue less than 30 minutes before she was caught in the middle of a Flash mob - which opened the show!) 

Move it show sees 29, 400 16-24 year old dancers descend on Excel in London in March 2019 and is without a doubt the perfect opportunity for brands to get their product in front of such a large audience and targeted demographic.

 
"Dancers are a stylish bunch. They are powerful influencers within their peer groups and are prolific users of social media. They come to MOVE IT in their droves and inject a pulse into Excel that’s tangible from the moment the doors open. Any brand aligned with MOVE IT aligns itself with a culture of fresh thinking, vibrant and influential young people. Interactive features at the show are always incredible (our visitors love to perform!). MOVE IT is a great platform to create highly sharable content resulting in social traction, data capture and ultimately sales."

 

The opportunities for your brand this year are plentiful... From headline sponsorship packages to having your own retailing space.  The catalogue of brand exposure opportunities will see your brand getting noticed by the entire dance industry. 

We've got so much to say about this show - it's already got us all thinking about our trainers, the outfits and our gym bods! Please get in touch with us to hear about how much each visitor spends on average, their favourite brands and the social media reach of the show! 

 

Drop us an email: INFO@LIDPROJECT.COM for more details of how you can get involved.

Calling all freelance event planners...

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

 

Lately we have been much more active on our social media platforms, to create collaborative opportunities as well as to share secrets. Although the majority of our work comes from face-to-face connections & referrals, we are keen to explore all avenues to meet like-minded people. We can totally see the value that can come just from a quick DM on Instagram or a comment through Linkedin. 

We believe that two heads are certainly better than one! The more we can bounce off people, sharing knowledge and recommendations - the better quality of work that’s produced for our clients. This is resulting in solid and trustworthy connections everywhere we go! 

This week particularly, we’ve run a mini ‘campaign’ which focuses on a single area - EVENTS. Events is just one the sectors which we are working in, so if you’re outside of that crowd - don’t worry, there’s plenty more (Fashion, automotive, retailing, Design, Digital marketing, IT) things going on within Lid Project. For those of you who are part of the events gang, we couldn’t resist telling you a little bit about how we do, what we do!

Director Dan was claiming to be at the height of ‘Marketing Genius’ recently when he came up with (drum role please)... ‘The Lid’le Black Book’. The creative juices were really flowing, because soon after - in the same Whattsapp flurry of activity, he also came up with “We are Lid not Lidl”.... which really has happened. 

Back to the ‘Lid’le Black book’, this really how Lid can help you make your events even more brilliant. An ever growing network of suppliers, agencies, crazy stuff and more... it’s an insight into the mind of the best people in the business.

So whether it’s a 3,000 delegate affair, a last minute thrown together opportunity, a budget underspend, B2B or B2C or a conference, exhibition, awards ceremony, launch party, catwalk or corporate training please do COME SAY HELLO. 

We get involved as little or as much as you want. A lot of the time it may just be a phone call and a recommendation. There’s no limit to our events knowledge & enthusiasm, and we love to be tested (although we’ve recently struggled with a request for ‘50 hay bails for a festival “tomorrow”’ with no budget and they only wanted to ‘borrow’ them - we actually asked a farmer we know, but his reply wasn’t Blog appropriate) 

Our network is as busy and thriving as ever so please do get in contact if you would like to know more about our idea and how we can work together - info@lidproject.com 

Alternatively connect with us on social media to be in touch with our latest opportunities...

Life of Dan

For me, if I’m not smiling, I’m not working... If I haven’t got a lunch meeting every day, I’m not doing my job properly. If you are reading this and I haven’t bought you lunch yet - then it’s you that is not doing your job properly.

For those who know me - 99% of the time I am talking absolute bollocks. But the remaining 1% I guarantee will be growing your business... Unless you are an exhibition furniture company - I am terrible at selling exhibition furniture. 

Business Growth is an easy sell. There aren’t many MD’s that would say that they are perfectly happy with where they are currently at and the offer of growth is simply not necessary or appealing.

Of course I’ve met:

...the ‘hand shake on a Friday, and leave the country on a Monday never to be seen again’ type (it must be me).

...the ‘Win a blue chip client within a week of working on the project to then have no budget to carry on’ type (it must be me).

...the ‘we provide X service in negotiations, to X, Y and Z services when sat in front of clients’ type (that definitely isn’t me)

I’ve also been asked to pay a client back after 1 month... (this still makes me laugh - I paid!) 

BUT 

I’ve also met the great ones. The believers. The realistic. The patient. And for these - we have a fantastic time and deliver, together - again and again.

Lid is a network of brilliant people all pulling together - to help companies grow... ironically, (it’s a good job really) Lid Project Ltd is also growing at a ridiculous rate and the people we are getting on board are MUCH better than me (luckily it was my idea).  

So come and get amongst it!
— Dan :)

"How did you get there?"

Words which we often get asked by school leavers, graduates, and those considering a career change. Come to think of it - we ask each other, because it’s interesting - and we’ve all had totally different journeys! Somehow, I find passing on a little about my experience (to those who are mapping out their career plans), rewarding.

That’s why, when I recently saw a post on LinkedIn to join an event for the year 12 students of a local school to ‘Speed Network’ - I knew immediately that I’d volunteer my time to be one of the many professionals [who sat with a name badge, ready to answer questions from the curious students].

My story, has been a series of being in the ‘right place at the right time’ combined with a fair few early starts and late finishes... There’s some brilliant people who have been instrumental too!

I was honest to the students at Myton School about the importance of; making the most of every opportunity, personality and building a strong network around you - both professionally and personally.

Having not completed a full degree myself, my early career was truly shaped by my pure determination to prove to [the] disappointed parents - of a university dropout that I didn’t need the certificate, debt and three years of discussing the industry that I wanted to enter - to be successful. I am a strong believer in work experience, placements and other routes to build the knowledge you need in your chosen field.

I was fortunate enough to find myself at a New Year’s Eve party, (I’d had a break-up over Christmas so my original date was - no more). It was there a family friend talked about a potential opportunity. Which, three months and a couple of interviews later turned into a job offer. And this was the start of learning from the best, being thrown in at the deep end, international travel and fantastic people.

It is because I’ve benefited from people believing in me and having opportunities that we made the decision to at Lid Project to start giving back - offering internships and work experience placements within each of our departments. If you would like to speak with one of the team about joining us - please get in touch with us!

info@lidproject.com