Media 140: ten things you need to know

LONDON - Media 140 is almost upon us. On 26 October leading figures in the digital industry will gather to discuss the impact of the real-time web and Revolution has teamed up with the people making it happen. Ande Gregson, founder of Media 140, runs down 10 things you need to know about the London event.

Media 140: happening in October
Media 140: happening in October

1 It's original

The first Media 140 event in May was the first Twitter conference in the UK to explore the impact of the real-time web.

2 It's about Twitter

Media140 events are all about the the real-time web. Right now we are exploring the most prevalent platform
Twitter, which is transcending social, political and geographical boundaries.

3 It's also about people

The speakers at the next Media 140 London event have nearly 80, 000 followers - and that's just their personal accounts.

4 Big brands are coming

Unilever is crowdsourcing the next Peperami TV ads via Idea Bounty. Find out agency and brands' first reactions to the campaign's success at Media 140 as the winner is announced just two days before.

5 It's relevant

'19 per cent of tweets mention brands' tweets Media140 speaker Robin Grant, managing director of We Are Social.

6 It's not about ukeleles

An eclectic bunch, the speakers include a ukulele player, ex rugby star and self confessed chip lover. Don't worry they'll only be impressing you with their knowledge of the real-time web!

7 The speakers are top notch

In the last year our speakers and their agencies have added considerably to their fairly hefty combined awards cabinet: Digital Agency of the Year, one of Fast Company's 'World's 50 Most Innovative Companies', Grand Prix IPA Effectiveness Awards, Clio Award, Revolution Award for Innovation (the list goes on).

8 It's a movement

Media 140 is more than just events. It's a movement of people who also write passionately about the real-time web and its potential to impact business, politics, entertainment, education and charity. Check out the blog

9 It raises money for charity

Media 140 have a philanthropic philosophy in that we support local charities in each country we run events in. The first Media140 raised £7.5k for Mencap - helping individuals with learning disabilities.

10 It's under a ton

We are giving Revolution readers the chance to bag a ticket for £95 using promocode: 'mediarevolution' and registering online.

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