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In this fortnightly blog, The Sandpit team share what we’re listening to, reading and attending over the forthcoming weeks. Comments and recommendations welcome as always!


Top reads:

Lara (Head of Marketing) has finished reading “Trust Me I’m Lying”, by Ryan Holiday. The book is the latest in a series from the author of Growth Hacker Marketing. The book serves as a primer on the future of PR, Marketing and Advertising. Lara calls it a must read for those wanting to learn all about public relations. Here’s a link to the purchase the book here.


Si (Creative Strategist) is reading “The Brand Flip – Why Customers Now Run Companies and How to Profit from it (Voices That Matter)” – This book teaches you how to position your brand and change the focus from selling a product, to offering real value to consumers. The book covers it all from value protection to value creation, from cost-based pricing to relationship pricing, from market segments to brand tribes, and from customer satisfaction to customer empowerment. Have a read yourself and let us know what you think! You can find a link to purchase the book here


Upcoming events:

How to Profit from Trends in Mobile – Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 6:30 PM to 9:15 PM

Join Rise for a night with Rich Pleeth, founder of the Sup app. Sup helps friends meet through chance encounters, has raised $1.1 million in seed funding and was featured in Forbes and Slate. Rich is an ex-Googler who for the last decade divided his time between London and New York. He will share the 10 things he learnt launching a startup and share his view on the future of mobile. You can find a link to the event here.


Silicon Roundabout Meetup – Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM – Campus London

Join the Silicon Roundabout team for another edition of Europe’s largest tech meetups. As always, you’ll meet interesting people and hear about what’s happening in London’s tech scene. Book early. Space is limited. You can find out more information on the event and register to attend here.


What we’re listening to:

We’ve recently rediscovered the talented DJ and music producer, Tom Misch. We’ve fallen back in love with his album Beat Tape 2, which was released back in 2015. Have a listen for yourself on Spotify – ideal for unwinding over the long weekend. 

(You can also follow our weekly playlist on Spotify here.)


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