The team once again descended on The Sage, a venue we are very familiar with given our time covering not only TEDxNewcaslte but also the mighty Thinking Digital Conference. TEDxNewcastle 2019 was set up for another stellar year, with speakers ranging from Bruce Daisley of Twitter and ‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat’ podcast fame, the legend that is Paul Irwin who has done incredible work in youth media, and poetic filmmaker Gary Turk but to name a few.
What have we been up to?
As official digital marketing partners for the event, the build-up to TEDxNewcastle has been months in the making. The team here at Ovationly have been busy working on all the social media, website, stage screen design, business cards, and design for online and print in the lead into the big day. Once again we have been pushing the boundaries with our Instagram storytelling formats as well as documenting and celebrating the previous years’ event sharing clips, quotes and photography from TEDxNewcastle 2018. The stage was set for this year to be even bigger and better.
This year we had the pleasure of creating several new print items, which although we are a digital-first company, we always find seeing our stuff in physical form in the wild a bit of a kick.
The big day
The fantastic tech and events team at the Sage helped the day go incredibly smoothly and every single speaker was warmly received throughout the event. Our team on the ground were busy covering the day’s events managing the social media feeds and creating live content in real-time.
We were also extremely happy to see that the audience we had drawn were a social bunch which helped us trend the UK in the 6th position for some time throughout the morning.
Another huge highlight of the day was the in-event drawings that were happening simultaneously in the audience from a Twitter account we discovered called @katiedraws and last years speaker, and BBC Breakfast host Alfie Joey.
Results speak for themselves.
It is great that the team have reported another huge growth in tickets for this year as the Sage seemed absolutely jam-packed. Our thanks once again go to the dream team that is Emma, Herb, and Stefano as well as the army of volunteers and everyone involved in making the day a success.
Bonus tip: If you want to find out more about the talks themselves we highly recommend following @TEDxNewcastle on Twitter as they will be published there shortly, however, if you want a short insight into the talks in writing then we will point you in the direction of this fantastic write up from Content By The Sea.