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Leeds Digital Festival kicked off this week, showcasing the city’s dynamic digital sector with a two week programme of marketing and tech events. As part of the festival we hosted Digital Bites, an event featuring 10-minute talks from those looking to get into public speaking. Located at Banyan in the heart of the city, we had a full house, with tickets for the event selling out in advance. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fun evening of talks and relaxed networking. We can’t wait to welcome you to the next one!

The talks

The premise of the event is to shine the spotlight on new speakers, providing a welcoming environment for those wanting to take to the stage with just 10-minute speaking slots. All of our speakers had pitched to speak and had little to no experience of conference speaking. We had a varied agenda covering everything from content strategy and paid social to why your team needs neurodiversity.

Presentation slides

Elle Pollicott – Head of Content Strategy, connective 3

Download – How to conduct a killer content audit that’ll get you ranking on page one

Tom Lanaway – Digital Project Manager, connective3

Download – Why your team needs neurodiversity

Lucy Askew, Digital PR & Creative Consultant, Aira Digital

Download – Digital PR is hard: Four steps for building links in any industry

Andreea Popa – Senior Paid Media Manager, connective3

Download – How to run successful Meta campaigns in 2023

Sophie Barker – Senior PR Strategist, connective3

Download – Building authoritative links when your brand is part of affiliate programmes

Nazish Saleem – Digital Channel Manager, Morses Club

Download – Lessons learnt from implementing a CRO Strategy

Jamie White – Head of SEO, connective3

Download – How to use Google Search Console to maximise SEO success


We’ll be back with Digital Bites in Manchester on November 3 and you’re invited! We’ll be hosting the event at BOX, Deansgate and we look forward to seeing you all there. We have a couple of speaking slots available, so get in touch if you’d like to join the line-up.

Register here.