Category: International Business

Science, Creativity and Business

David gave a lecture to students on the subject of ‘Science, Creativity and Business’ at the Summer Science School in Montenegro in August 2021. The event was organised by Prona, the Montenegrin Science Promotion Foundation and held at the Recreational Education Centre in Lovćen National Park. Professor Jovan Mirković, PhD, President of the Directors’ Board …

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Futuremakers Botswana Masterclass

David delivered an online Masterclass on Creative Entrepreneurship for Futuremakers Botswana in May 2021. Organised by Young Africa Botswana in Gaborone, the interactive masterclass for creative entrepreneurs in the Futuremakers Botswana programme covered the following themes: – How to create and sell value using creative business models – How to adapt to the challenges resulting …

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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. David’s keynote speech was on the subject of ‘Creative Business Models in the Online …

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Exporting and International Marketing workshop

David delivered an online Exporting and International Marketing workshop for creative businesses on Thursday 05 November 2020. “I attended a workshop session led by David on Exporting and International Marketing – this was a really useful overview of the key areas to consider in developing and diversifying creative business for overseas audiences. It reassured me that …

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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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Cultural Policy Designers Network – Interview

Ragnar Siil of the Cultural Policy Designers Network interviews David Parrish about responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the creative and cultural industries worldwide. David is a member of the Cultural Policy Designers Network and other international networks in the creative, cultural and digital industries worldwide.

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Business Strategies for the New Normal – Philippines webinar

David was the guest speaker at a webinar on ‘Business Strategies for the New Normal’ in partnership with GEN Philippines on 21 May 2020. Business Strategies for the New Normal – webinar outline 1. The Reality Check – How to deal with the crisis and identify new opportunities for the new normal. 2. Creativity – …

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COVID-19: It’s time to ‘follow the love’!

“Follow the love” is a useful tactic for creative and cultural enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis. What do I mean? Our relationships with customers, clients and audiences is at the heart of any creative business. We have built relationships with them, sometimes over several years, so they have come to know, like and trust us. …

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COVID-19 Diversification Strategies – How to Diversify in a Crisis

During the pandemic, many businesses are developing COVID-19 Diversification strategies. These can be simply emergency tactics for the short term, or more fundamental strategic changes for the medium term. Some businesses will later return to ‘normal’ (or the ‘new normal’) whilst others will be completely transformed, emerging with a new business model (or Business Formula). …

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Business Design for Lifestyle Success

My lightbulb moment was in Albania, in the summer, a few years ago. I was backpacking around the Balkans but also carrying my laptop because I needed to keep in touch with my clients by email. As a one-person business, I couldn’t delegate to colleagues, and nowadays everyone expects an immediate response. Gone are the days of shutting down …

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