The BMC & me: Abhinav Mathur

“The Business Media Club is thought-provoking, fun and attended by a great group of people who bring their own passion and insight to the club. I always leave with lots of ideas and genuinely useful information” Abhinav Mathur, Simply Hosting and Servers To mark the fifth anniversary of the CGM Business Media Club, we’ve been speaking to members about how the club benefits their business.  Book your seat for our…

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The BMC & me: Lorraine Griffiths

“I like the environment – the interaction, friendliness and the focus on big ideas and relevant content” Lorraine Griffiths To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the CGM Business Media Club, we’ve been speaking to members about how the club has helped their business.  Book your seat at our landmark meeting at CGM Media Centre on Friday, September 28 by visiting Eventbrite. ****************************************************************** Lorraine Griffiths joined the Business Media Club in…

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The BMC & me: Ruth Allsopp

“We are always looking for innovative ways to train our staff and the Business Media Club is perfect – it is different and full of valuable tips and great ideas” Ruth Allsopp, strategic project delivery manager, Titania Ltd To mark the fifth anniversary of the CGM Business Media Club, we’ve been speaking to members – both past and present – about how the club benefits their business.  Book your seat…

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The BMC & me: Maggie Doyle

“The Business Media Club has a real buzz to it. It is full of great ideas and gives you the confidence to find out about and try out new things – all in a pleasant, supportive environment” Maggie Doyle, Worcestershire poet laureate emeritus To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the CGM Business Media Club, we’ve been speaking to members about how the club has helped their business.  Book your place…

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CGM blog: Five years of the Business Media Club

Five years ago, I had this crazy idea to start my own training and network club. Fuelled by the idea of hosting a regular event I’d wish to attend myself I decided to strip out all the things I disliked about business networking and poured in all the things that would attract me. For starters, it had to have purpose. My bag is media, communications and marketing and I figured…

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Business Media Club blog: Coordination

Let’s Put it All Together’ once sang The Stylistics in typical beautiful falsetto fashion – literal proof, if needed, of the virtue of harmony. I’m not quite sure where that currently leaves the England football team, who have developed admirably under manager Gareth Southgate but are still very much a work in progress, or Prime Minister Teresa May as she tries to balance a torn cabinet and the best interests…

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Business Media Club blog: A question of confidence

The main focus of the BAFTA-winning film Darkest Hour is an in-depth study of the seemingly ebullient Winston Churchill on the eve of taking office as Prime Minister and his infamous rallying call for what would be his, and Britain’s, finest hour. Brilliantly played by Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour is cast in the gloom many people fear of stepping out in public and raising their heads above the…

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CGM Business Media Club Blog: Design and define

Some people shy away from personal branding because they think overt self-promotion isn’t for them or their organisation. Sorry, I just don’t get this. The safety of the pack is partly understandable – there’s a hermit in all of us – but if you keep a low profile why should anyone care who you are or what you do? There are no distinguishing features. Of course, there’s a mantra that…

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CGM Business Media Club blog: GDPR for marketing

GDPR – we know, we know. Yawn. Not again. Well yes… and no, actually. The understandable focus of General Data Protection Regulation is legality – protecting everyone’s valuable data within the boundaries of regulation. But GDPR can be more than mandatory obligation. It can – and should – be a communications opportunity. Think about it. GDPR provides a good reason for you to connect, or more likely reconnect, with people…

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Reach out to the people who can transform your business

From its launch more than four years ago, the beauty of the Business Media Club has been how willingly our members and visitors share ideas about marketing and communications. Aided by our interactive presentations and reluctance to preach about doing ‘the right thing’, delegates are encouraged to talk openly about the challenges they face and how they might overcome them.              One of our longest serving members is David Carter, pictured…

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