Sponsors & Partners

A huge thank you to our community of partners and sponsors whose generous support allows us to keep ticket prices as low as possible.


Business West logo

Our purpose is simple: To help businesses accelerate sales and boost profits through exports.

Export for Growth is a part-funded project between the European Regional Development Fund and the Department for International Trade, delivered by Business West, which over the next few years aims to engage with and support over 1,000 local SMEs to find new profitable customers in overseas markets, resulting in the creation of 850+ new jobs in the South West of England region.

Bristol Media logo

We are an industry led organisation, whose primary role is to facilitate collaboration and growth within our region.

Delivering projects, events and opportunities for over 600 paying members.

Our Mission is to drive creativity and innovation across the southwest creative and media sectors, building the fame of the region.

Visit Bristol Logo

Visit Bristol is the tourist board for the city, offering visitors tips and inspiration to make the most out of their visit.

Enterprise Nation logo

Enterprise Nation helps people turn their passions into great businesses.

Since launching in 2005, Enterprise Nation has supported thousands of people to start and grow a business. Led by founder Emma Jones MBE, it is a community of 70,000 start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and enterprise experts.

Enterprise Nation runs more than 100 events across the UK every year including several in Bristol.

Industry Sponsors

ADLIB recruitment agency Bristol

The most knowledgeable, honest and straightforward Digital, Marketing, Creative, UX, Technology and eCommerce recruiters you will ever meet.

For 16 years we’ve immersed ourselves in the Digital & Change, Marketing, Creative, UX & Service Design, Technology and eCommerce communities. Out of this has arisen a highly respected and experienced team regularly called on to share their unrivalled knowledge and connect the finest talent with ambitious start ups, thriving SMEs, agencies of all shapes and sizes, challenger brands and global organisations.

business Marketing Club Logo

The Business Marketing Club is a non-profit organisation for B2B marketers who are passionate about moving the industry on.

We meet regularly throughout the year in varied regions with a simple purpose: to build the profile and professionalism of business marketing. It’s not all slideshows and suits though – we have a lot of fun too!

Part of our ethos is to support those new to the industry and we give members the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders. It’s one of the most effective ways to fast-track your career. We bring together marketers from leading clients, agencies and vendors, which is a unique opportunity for us to help each other.

The DMA logo

A DMA membership will grow your business.

Our network of more than 1,000 UK companies is privy to research, free legal advice, political lobbying and industry guidance. Our members connect at regular events that inspire creativity, innovation, responsible marketing and more.

The DMA’s Social Media Council promotes the use of social media and aims to help you keep up with the latest developments and take full advantage of the creative and targeting opportunities.

IPA logo

The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), incorporated by Royal Charter, is the world-leading, 100-year-old institute for the advertising profession.

With unrivalled heritage and expertise in best practice, CPD and thought leadership.

Its membership comprises the key 300 agencies who handle 85% of all advertising and marketing communications budgets for c.4,300 clients and brands.


The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities. All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry’s behalf e.g. fighting the NLA’s digital licence.

Agency Sponsors

Digital Visitor logo

Powered by their employees’ positive, creative attitude and love for everything related to travel.

With an impressive client portfolio that includes some of the most well known brands in the travel and tourism industry and shortlisted as the Drum’s Social Media Agency of the Year two years in a row, Digital Visitor gets its kicks from creating and executing digital strategies (with a strong social focus) in arguably the most enjoyable sector to work. Powered by their employees’ positive, creative attitude and love for everything related to travel, they are blazing towards becoming the top digital and social agency for tourism in Europe within 3 years.

E3 Logo

We deliver digital transformation programmes for our clients through expert strategic consulting coupled with quick delivery cycles that build momentum and achieve long-term growth.

Fat Media Logo

Fat Media is an award-winning, full-service, creative digital agency with offices in Bristol, London and Lancaster.

We help our clients solve problems and create opportunities to thrive in an ‘always-on’ digital world.

Established in 2005, our growing team now consists of over 120 experts capable of delivering end-to-end solutions for our clients, from data-led research and planning, through to the creative execution of digital design, technology, marketing and advertising campaigns.

Our industry-recognised experience is reflected in the Fat Media client roster, spanning a wide-range of industries both in the public and private sector, from SMEs to household brands such as Typhoo, Warburton’s, Wall’s, Royal Mail MarketReach and Lakeland.

Logo for Noble Studios, a Bristol Agency

Since 2003, Noble Studios has developed an integrated approach to strategy, design and technology.

We have helped translate and transform some of the world’s most respected brands and digital-forward businesses. We’ve been digital craftsmen and women since the beginning, starting with building websites and expanding outward to search and performance.

Noisy Little Monkey is the digital marketing agency based in Bristol’s famous Tobacco Factory.

The team works hard to improve the bottom line of their clients through the development of effective digital marketing strategies, including: social media marketing, inbound marketing and search engine optimisation.

Search Star Logo

One of the UK’s leading independent digital media buying agencies.

PPC and digital media buying has remained at the core of SearchStar since its beginnings in 2005. Tried, tested and trusted, our approach has a reputation for delivering clients outstanding results. The secret? The time spent getting to know businesses, their people and goals.

Logo for Synergy a Bristol Agency

We’re Synergy Creative. We engage your people with award winning creative communications.

Our inside out approach inspires your employees to be brand ambassadors and turns your customers into brand advocates. The result is a seamless customer experience at every contact with your brand.

We help the likes of Lidl, Argos, ODEON Cinemas Group, BNP Paribas, Vodafone and Kawasaki to engage their people, drive employee advocacy and deliver incredible brand experiences.

True Logo agency Bristol

True is a full-service independent digital agency established in 2004.

We specialise in making brand building experiences and creating results-driven marketing campaigns.

Everything we do at True is based on understanding and a clearly defined strategic direction. Our creative solutions command attention and inspire action. Our commitment to measurement, analysis and optimisation means we never stop learning and improving.

Our clients include Ascentric, Aspen, Dartington, Fuller’s, npower, Rentokil, TCMM Shutter Group, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Triodos, Sunlife and Wealthify.

Digital is no longer an add-on. It’s mission critical to every business in every sector. Our team of strategy, technology and content experts help established businesses define and deliver their digital futures. Recognised by BIMA as its Agency of the Year in 2016 and with more than 220 digital specialists in London, Bristol and Cologne, we offer a unique combination of enterprise-level technology skills, creative excellence and strategic insight, meaning we can deliver anything from award-winning social campaigns to global infrastructure projects and social purpose strategies.

The Socialisers, specialists in Social Media Intelligence. 

We identify the people and trends that impact our client’s business and put them at the heart of real-time conversations about their brands.

Using the latest technology, The Socialisers have helped global organisations understand how consumers connect emotionally with their brands and brand experience.

City Sponsors

Bristol24/7 is a magazine and news website covering the area of Bristol.

Bristol24/7 is your first port of call to find out what’s happening across Bristol with news, features, what’s on listings and everything in between. You’ll find it all on our website and also in our free monthly print magazine.

Trusted by the world’s leading companies, educators, and communication professionals from over 160 countries, Sparkol has led the way with the vision and development of the best, easy to master, DIY, creative explainer video solutions.  

In a world where attention-spans and engagement levels are low without visuals, Sparkol products empower users to harness the importance of video to engage, inspire and motivate audiences. Whatever your message; whether you have a  product to sell, lesson to teach or vision to communicate, do in a more fun, engaging and lasting way.

Origin Workspace has one goal: to help tomorrow’s business talent succeed.

Origin Workspace is a supportive place where dynamic business owners and their teams can work together and progress.

Having forged our own path to success, we understand what it takes to make it happen.

We are to offer the facilities, advice, support and experience that will give ambitious, young and growing businesses the best possible start.

Opening in Berkeley Square in Autumn 2018. To find out more visit www.originworkspace.co.uk

Bristol Water is delighted to be sponsoring Social Media Week Bristol. We have exciting plans focused on developing our customer experience using technology and building closer links to our community using social media. Follow us via @bristolwater on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram.