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Hallam’s Landmark Digital Conference Puts A New Roof Over The Nottingham Samaritans’ Heads

The Nottingham Digital Summit saw more than 750 professionals in the marketing, creative and technical sectors gather for a world-class conference, and in the process raise over £20,000 for the Nottingham branch of The Samaritans.

The conference was organised by digital marketing agency Hallam as a fundraiser for their charity of the year, The Samaritans.

The funds will be used by The Samaritans to replace the leaky roof at the Nottingham Samaritans’ office in Clarendon Street and also towards supporting their outreach work.

Chris Shilling, Deputy Director of the Nottingham Samaritans, said,

I want to thank the team at Hallam for organising the Summit, and facilitating one of the single largest donations to the Nottingham branch of The Samaritans. Quite literally, we will be using the money to replace the roof over our heads. We are hugely grateful to every delegate who made a donation. These funds are vital for us being available when people need us.

The Summit is the largest digital event in the Midlands. 31 expert speakers donated their time and expertise not only to power up Nottingham’s digital marketing community, but to also give full support to the fund-raising initiative.

Leading digital marketers from Jaguar Land Rover, Saint Gobain, Google, Experian, Virgin Media, Boots, and Adobe took the stage and shared best practice tips and techniques for marketing in a digital world.

Susan Hallam, CEO of Hallam and the organiser of The Summit, said,

Hallam is committed to demonstrating Nottingham as one of the UK’s leading creative cities and I think the Summit did just that. We’re proud to have brought together the brightest minds in digital, creative and tech for such a great cause as the Samaritans. Thanks to all the speakers, sponsors, delegates and volunteers for creating such a successful event.

Last year we raised £15,000 for Nottingham’s leading homelessness charity, Framework. And we invite local charities to get in touch to be considered as Hallam’s charity of the year for 2020.

As Hallam’s charity of the year The Samaritans benefit from the agency’s fundraising activity, digital marketing support, and awareness-raising. Members of its team are also active volunteers.

The Nottingham Digital Summit will be back in 2020 on 23rd June.


About The Samaritans of Nottingham

Every day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland. In the next hour The Samaritans will receive 600 calls for help.
20,000 volunteers help The Samaritans to deliver their life-saving service. Fundraising activities like the Nottingham Digital Summit raise money to help The Samaritans answer the next call.

The Samaritans support people, of all ages, who are in emotional distress and who need a safe space to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental way. Some people are in such distress that they see no other way out of their emotional turmoil than ending their own lives.

About Hallam

Established in 1999, Hallam is one of the UK’s leading providers of digital marketing services. An accredited Google Premier Partner, Hallam is committed to delivering ethical search marketing to assist its clients in reaching their business goals.

Hallam provides digital marketing services to national and international B2C and B2B companies, including the United Nations, Speedo, Suzuki and Saint-Gobain.

Hallam won top honours at The Drum Recommends Grand Prix Agency of the Year 2018 and been named the best-performing agency in the East Midlands and number 33 nationally in The Drum Top 100 Independent Agencies 2018.

Hallam has also been shortlisted for the Display Innovation Award and Shopping Innovation Award in the Google Premier Partner Awards 2018. The awards recognise the achievements of the best digital marketing agencies and providers across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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