Meet the NMEU Attendees (Part 3)

New Media Europe isn't just about the great speaker line-up, workshops and speeches! We're also offering some terrific networking opportunities for you to connect with like-minded people during scheduled breaks, parties and...

New Media Europe isn't just about the great speaker line-up, workshops and speeches! We're also offering some terrific networking opportunities for you to connect with like-minded people during scheduled breaks, parties and meet-ups.

The conference is coming up soon, so we'd like to introduce you to the interesting individuals who will be joining us in Manchester this September. If you missed our first 2 posts in this series, you can check them out here and here. Now get to know a couple more of our awesome NMEU attendees…

Izabela Ruprikizabela

Izabela is an indoor cycling instructor in London who recently starting blogging at spinbella.com. You can tweet her or email her at iza_lat(at)hotmail.com.

1. What is your number one new media tool  right now and why?
My work FB groups and Twitter, but I love learning about Periscope by watching shows. Tried a couple myself.

2. What is your favourite podcast and why?
I listened to all the Branding Cow ones, New Media Europe ones, and regularly listen to the ICI Indoor Cycle Instructor Podcast. The last one is a work-related podcast. Izabela Russell's BC taught me a lot about branding. And the NMEU one is to get to know the people who are coming in September.

3. What is your favourite blog and why?
I read a few Polish ones regularly. One is written by my close friend. Others I have been following for years and feel connected to the people. I also read professional ones related to indoor cycling.

4. Why did you decide to attend New Media Europe 2015?
Izabela's Branding Cow podcasts got me really interested in marketing—something I never thought I would find remotely interesting. The people coming have got fascinating lives, experiences and skills. I need to meet them face to face to help me gain more confidence in where I could take my life and how to leave the 9–5 behind.

5. Who are you looking forward to meeting the most at #NMEU 2015?
Yvonne Radley due to what she does, Alexia Leachman and many more. I listen to all the podcast interviews 🙂

6. Have you got a ninja tip on how to make the most out of a conference?
Never attended one so ask me afterwards!

7. If someone is intrigued by this post and would like to buy you a drink at one of our networking parties, what would that drink be?
Campari and orange juice or amaretto sour 🙂


Rich Hudsonrich

From Chester, UK, Rich is a managing director, blogger and entrepreneur in the chemical industry. Contact him through Twitter or via his website.

1. What is your number one new media tool  right now and why?
There are too many to list! Probably Google Analytics although it's not exactly new. IFTT is quite good fun—I've got all sorts of things running now, from backing up my tweets and texts to turning my wifi on when I get home. I use AWeber a fair amount, and Buffer. Basically anything I can use for automation!

2. What is your favourite podcast and why?
I honestly don't listen to many podcasts. I have downloaded the odd episode of Chris Ducker's New Business Podcast and John Lee Dumas' Entrepreneur on Fire, but it's not something I do regularly. I much prefer either reading or watching videos when I consume content.

3. What is your favourite blog and why?
My favourite blog in the world is called Head for Points. It's a blog about collecting air miles and hotel loyalty points (something I do obsessively!). Although it's unrelated to new media or chemicals (which is what I do), I get a lot of ideas from the blog because it's just so well run. It has a massively engaged audience and it's a textbook example of affiliate marketing done flawlessly.

4. Why did you decide to attend New Media Europe 2015?
I've been to some tech events before like Search Marketing Expo and the like, but they are often in London. This is in Manchester, which is just down the road from me, relatively speaking. It'll be a great opportunity to meet with people and talk about the latest trends in new media. Then I can consider how to apply these to my business and make lots of money!

5. Who are you looking forward to meeting the most at #NMEU 2015?
Chris Ducker! I've followed him online all year and it would be great to meet him in person. I hear he likes Scotch so we have something in common!

6. Have you got a ninja tip on how to make the most out of a conference?
Have a plan to maximise your time while you are there. Identify the speakers who are likely to add the most value to what you do and make sure you see them. Even better, see if you can meet them at some point to ask them specific questions (and think about what these will be beforehand). The worst thing you can do is turn up cold.

On a slightly related note, I wrote a blog post earlier this year called “How To Get The Most From Exhibitions“. Obviously exhibitions are slightly different to conferences, but some of the tips I wrote about can be applied to either.

7. If someone is intrigued by this post and would like to buy you a drink at one of our networking parties, what would that drink be?
Wine or beer early in the evening, Scotch towards the end. I have a particular fondness for Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.


See also: Meet the NMEU Attendees (Part 1) & Meet the NMEU Attendees (Part 2)

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Mike is co-founder of New Media Europe - obsessed with everything new in media and technology. He's also a founder of audio production company Music Radio Creative.

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