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BMS Festive Drinks

BMS Festive Drinks

  • WHEN: December 9, 2019
  • AT: 6pm – 11pm
  • LOCATION: Dirty Martinis
  • COST: Free for members

Raise a glass or two with us to celebrate all your hard work over the last year. We are having festive drinks at Dirty Martini’s bar in Hanover Square on the 9th of December, and would love you to join us.

Click here to reserve your space.

 

Driving Decisions: Publishers

Driving Decisions - Publishers - Event invitation

Driving Decisions: Publishers

  • WHEN: October 16, 2019
  • AT: 9am – 10am
  • LOCATION: Total Media Offices, W1F 8GQ
  • COST: Free

Total Media are hosting an event on the 16th of October which BMS Members might want to sign up for:

Best-selling author Richard Shotton gives an introduction to the field of behavioural science as it applies to publishers. We’ll cover some of the classic experiments that reveal the fascinating ways in which the human mind makes decisions about behaviour, as well as new and lesser known research that will give you the edge.

Most importantly, we will bring it all back to marketing, translating theory into practice in the context of your specific issues.

Reserve your place in in what promises to be a very interesting discussion which those within the publisher space should not miss at Total Media’s Soho office.

The seminar will be starting at 9am and finishing at 10am, with tea, coffee and breakfast bites available from 8.30am.

To book your (free) ticket, sign up here.

BMS Workshop – Photography for Instagram

BMS Primer Workshop

BMS Workshop – Photography for Instagram

  • WHEN: October 30, 2019
Learn how to take beautiful photographs for Instagram and other social channels

Emily Quinton, professional photographer and Instagram lover, will be teaching on the day, giving you all the tools you need to take great photos of your books on your phone.

Make sure you bring along your camera or phone and a book (or books) you would like to photograph.

Hot drinks, snacks and props provided.

There are two sessions available for this event – a morning and afternoon session. Places are extremely limited for both.

Book on to the morning session here. SOLD OUT

Book on to the afternoon session here.

About Emily:

Emily Quinton is an award-winning photographer who has been teaching people all over the world to get the best from their camera phones and tell their visual stories for the past seven years. Emily is passionate about natural light, finding the joy in the every day and helping everyone to connect with and celebrate their creativity.
She lives in London with her husband and their four children.

BMS Masterclass – Non-Fiction special

BMS MASTERCLASS

BMS Masterclass – Non-Fiction special

  • WHEN: November 7, 2019 – November 7, 2019
  • AT: 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • LOCATION: PanMacmillan offices
  • COST: £70

Get inspired by some of the best campaigns in the industry

The BMS is inviting its members to delve into some of the most successful non-fiction marketing campaigns of the past twelve months as part of its latest BMS Masterclass session with James Spackman, Publisher of Profile Pursuit and branding consultant.

A summary of the campaigns being discussed will be circulated ahead of the masterclass and audience members will be encouraged to come armed with questions. We are aiming for a wide-ranging discussion about creating campaigns with real impact.

At the end of the session, James will host a campaign surgery, allowing anyone to bring up challenges they are facing in their own campaigns. The session aims to be open and interactive, and has proved to be full of lively discussion in the past.

The Masterclasses are a great way to get an insight into successful campaigns and to get feedback from marketers from across the industry on whatever you’re working on.

Book your ticket here

BMS Members’ Meeting – 20th November

BMS Members’ Meeting – 20th November

  • WHEN: November 20, 2019 – November 20, 2019
  • AT: 5pm – 7pm

Members can now book their free ticket to the next Members’ Meeting here.

Members’ Meeting – 22nd August 2019

Members’ Meeting – 22nd August 2019

  • WHEN: August 22, 2019
  • AT: 5pm – 6.30pm
  • LOCATION: TBC
  • COST: Free for members

Join us for the following:

  • Work Those Windows: a discussion on bookshop marketing with a brilliant panel of speakers from Indies, Waterstones and the BA
  • Case-studies: campaign insights from Wimpy Kid (PRH Children’s) and BMS award-winning The Familiars (Bonnier)
  • BMS Awards: the April to June Award Winners will be revealed!

The meeting will be held at the offices of marketing & communications agency, HKX, and will be followed by drinks, where you can network, catch up with your old marketing friends or make some new ones.

Book your free ticket here (members only)

BMS Masterclass with James Spackman: Young Adult / Crossover fiction focus

BMS MASTERCLASS

BMS Masterclass with James Spackman: Young Adult / Crossover fiction focus

  • WHEN: August 1, 2019
  • AT: 9:30am – 1pm
  • LOCATION: Total Media Offices, W1F 8GQ
  • COST: £69 (Members Only)

The BMS is inviting its members to delve into some of the most successful YA and crossover marketing campaigns of the past twelve months as part of its latest BMS Masterclass session with James Spackman, Publisher of Profile Pursuit and branding consultant.

A summary of the campaigns being discussed will be circulated ahead of the masterclass and audience members will be encouraged to come armed with questions. We are aiming for a wide-ranging discussion about creating campaigns with real impact.

Speakers on the day will be:

  • Kat McKenna of Macmillan Children’s Books, who will be talking about her award-winning Children of Blood and Bone campaign
  • Naomi Berwin of Hachette Children’s Books, recent BMS Award winner for King of Scars, who will be talking about lessons across a range of YA titles, including Laini Taylor, Caraval and Leigh Bardugo
  • Sanne Vliegenthart, who has both worked with influencers during her time at YA portal Penguin Platform, and been an influencer on her popular book and lifestyle channel Books and Quills
  • Roisin O’Shea of HotKey and Piccadilly Press, who will be talking about her recent campaign for The Twisted Tree, among other titles

At the end of the session, James will host a campaign surgery, allowing anyone to bring up challenges they are facing in their own campaigns. The session aims to be open and interactive, and has proved to be full of lively discussion in the past.

The Masterclasses are a great way to get an insight into successful campaigns and to get feedback from marketers from across the industry on whatever you’re working on.

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BMS Primer Workshop – 17 June

BMS Primer Workshop

BMS Primer Workshop – 17 June

  • WHEN: June 17, 2019
  • AT: 9:30am – 6pm
  • LOCATION: Total Media Offices, W1F 8GQ
  • COST: £135-£195

The BMS Primer workshop for book marketers is back on Monday 17th June. The one-day intensive event is targeted at those in the early years of their career, as well as those hoping to join the industry or wanting an update on latest developments. The full day offers an in-depth overview of book marketing, with new insights and the latest thinking around campaigns, available tools and resources.

The event will culminate in a session where participants will get the chance to create and present their own marketing campaign working with others across the industry.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Laura Di Giuseppe (Publishing and Marketing Consultant)
  • Penny Took (Managing Director, Total Media Connect)
  • Bhavin Ladd (Digital Account Manager, Total Media)
  • Claire Brett (Head of Marketing, HQ, HarperCollins)
  • Phill Palmer (Head of Research and Insight, Total Media)
  • Clarissa Pabi (UK Content Manager, Acast)

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price includes lunch and end-of-day drinks.

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Member meeting – May 22nd 2019

Member meeting – May 22nd 2019

  • WHEN: May 22, 2019 – May 23, 2019
  • AT: 5pm – 6.30pm
  • LOCATION: Forum space at the HKX building in Kings Cross
  • COST: Free for members

We will be welcoming designers Amy Lines and Versha Jones to talk to BMS Chair Chloe Healy about bringing design into the heart of your marketing team, how you can work most effectively with designers, plus tools, tips and advice for doing your own design work on a budget. We will also be giving all attendees a copy of It’s Nice That’s creatively inspiring magazine, Printed Pages.

In addition, we’ll have the case study on the campaign for Michelle Obama’s Becoming, the January-March seasonal Award winners will be announced, and we’ll be celebrating #BMSShoutOuts and a 60-second pitch. Plus drinks to follow.

To secure your place, email admin@bookmarketingsociety.co.uk. Looking forward to seeing you there!

BMS Masterclass with James Spackman: Crime & Thriller special

James Spackman - Crime & Thriller masterclass

BMS Masterclass with James Spackman: Crime & Thriller special

  • WHEN: April 11, 2019
  • AT: 9:30am – 1pm
  • LOCATION: Total Media Offices, W1F 8GQ
  • COST: £65 including refreshments (BMS members only)

The BMS is inviting its members to delve into some of the most successful crime and thriller marketing campaigns of the past twelve months as part of its latest BMS Masterclass session with James Spackman, Publisher of Profile Pursuit and branding consultant.

A summary of the campaigns being discussed will be circulated ahead of the masterclass and audience members will be encouraged to come armed with questions. We are aiming for a wide-ranging discussion about creating campaigns with real impact.

James will be talking to Katie Hall of Faber & Faber about Leila Slimani’s Lullaby, Sophie Painter of Penguin Random House about Jo Nesbo, Lindsay Terrell about Cara Hunter and Abbie Salter about Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party.

At the end of the crime and thriller session, James will host a campaign surgery, allowing anyone to bring up challenges they are facing in their own campaigns. The session aims to be open and interactive, and has proved to be full of lively discussion in the past.

The Masterclasses are a great way to get an insight into successful campaigns and to get feedback from marketers from across the industry on whatever you’re working on.

To book your place, email admin@bookmarketingsociety.co.uk.