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Not your average marketing event


Up North is a one day marketing festival in Manchester by connective3.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the second ever Up North on Thursday 13th June, we had so much fun hosting and running the event and can’t wait to be back bigger and better for 2025.

Up North 2024 featured a one-of-a-kind line-up, bringing together leading marketers, inspirational thinkers, and entrepreneurs to help you grow, maintain, excel and sell. 2024’s edition saw us joined by some of the brightest minds in the industry with speakers from Lounge, REFY, Luxe Collective, Google, Neom Wellbeing, TikTok Shop, Meta and more.

Keep up to date with all things Up North by following us on LinkedIn.

Wrap up blog




Our speakers

2024 Speakers


Funnel is the marketing data hub designed to help marketing teams own their performance and is trusted by 2000+ of the world’s most data-driven companies.


Tall is a digital brand experience agency. They’ve spent years creating digital experiences to help brands get close to their audiences.








Why Attend Up North

Whether you’re a marketer at an established brand, or someone just starting out – the content is designed to help marketers of all levels improve not only their skills as practitioners but also as professionals.

If you want to network and learn with the leading marketers in the North of England, then this is the event you need to be at.

And the best part? It’s completely free.

Our speakers

We have some of the best marketers in the industry speaking at Up North including Luxe Collective, Lounge, Refy, Look Fabulous Forever, Google, TikTok Shop and of course connective3.

View them all here.

What makes us different?

Digital Marketing events happen across the country every day, and the variety offered in the market is more than ever before, so why should you spend a day with us?

Our team have attended 100s of marketing events, we’ve run conference and seminars for 50-1000+ people, and we felt there was a gap in the market for an event that not only informed, but inspired.

We chose to host this event in Manchester, as we are passionate believers in the value of uniting the digital community in the north. We have our second largest connective3 office here, have built our Digital Bites networking events here and felt that this city had to be the home for Up North.

Our Venue

With a vibrant and connected digital community, we felt that Manchester was the only location for us to host the first Up North, and Victoria Warehouse was simply the perfect venue for our inagural event.

Set a stone’s throw away from Old Trafford, the former cotton store features uniquely designed event spaces, perfect for a gathering of Northern marketers. Expect plenty of exposed brick and dramatic lighting – throw in a few stages and 400 digital marketers and the scene was set for one hell of a day.

Working out your travel plans? See our guide on how to find our venue here.

Up North content hub


Here’s a sneak-peak at the BTS of setting up and running Up North.

C3 Unplugged x Up North edition

C3 Unplugged is our digital marketing vodcast series where we sit down with industry experts to find out more about their roles, career paths and industry updates.

We interviewed some of our Up North speakers for the series and the first three episodes are now live!

Case Studies

View our latest work here.


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The Team

Meet our full team here.