Category: Current News

Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) Workshop

David delivered a workshop for the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) and its BOOST UP project. His presentation “Understanding Your Market” covered aspects of market research, consumer expectations and strategic marketing. The content of the workshop took from, and built on, David’s online video toolkits, articles and book ’Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for …

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Creative Entrepreneurship Academy

David was the opening keynote speaker at the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy online event (22-23 September 2020). Organised by Creative Estonia, the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy 2020: Business Opportunities in Digital Culture was delivered in partnership with Creative Georgia and other international partners. Publicity for the Creative Entrepreneurship Academy was as follows: The Creative and Cultural Industries …

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Exporting and International Marketing workshop

David will deliver an online Exporting and International Marketing workshop for creative businesses on Thursday 05 November 2020. The workshop is part of the Creative Scale Up Programme, organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority in the UK. The Programme is designed to help any creative business in the West Midlands region with ambitions to …

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Fundraising Webinar for GEN Namibia Startups

David presented a fundraising webinar for startups in Namibia, hosted by Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Namibia. In the webinar “Creative Fundraising for Startups”, David discussed several sources of funding for startups, giving examples from around the world: – Bootstrapping – Crowdfunding – Grants – Loans – Sponsorship – Advertising – Equity Investment There are free …

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Africa’s Creative Responses to COVID-19 – article published online

David has written an article about Africa’s creative responses to COVID-19. It is published online in the journal of the Good Business Festival here. In researching the article, David drew on his extensive international contacts in the creative economy. These are associated with his worldwide work as a creative industries business coach, keynote conference speaker …

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Tunisia event online: Creative Strategies for Survival in a Crisis

David gave a presentation on Creative Strategies for Survival in a Crisis for cultural, creative and digital enterprises in Tunisia. The event was organised and hosted by the Tunisian Startups Association with support from GIZ. “David’s webinar for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cultural and creative entrepreneurs was very informative. We are grateful that …

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Milan Design Week – online presentation on Innovative Diversification

David gave a presentation at Fuorisalone, the digital version of Milan Design Week 2020, in partnership with the WORTH Partnership Project. The topic was “The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for Innovative Diversification” and participants also have the opportunity to take part in Open Forum online business advice sessions with David following his online presentation. In …

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Leadership Lecture Online with the Leadership School Armenia

David gave a leadership lecture entitled “How Leaders can Inspire Creativity for Business Success” for students at the Leadership School in Armenia. “David Parrish’s presentation was inspirational and educational for all at the Leadership School in Armenia. It was wonderful working with you and we are incredibly thankful that you were able to join us for your …

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Better Online Pitching – presentation for APFI Finland

David delivered an online presentation on Better Online Pitching for Creatives International as part of a Pre Mission Briefing for a Virtual Trade Mission to Germany for APFI (Audiovisual Producers Finland). The online Pre Mission Briefing was hosted by Simon Preston and featured an in-depth presentation from Nicola Pinder about the German market for audiovisual …

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