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Challenge Everything


What a brilliant time we all had, learning from six incredible speakers on a range of topics. It’s all over, but you can still buy a video recordings ticket and, when they are ready, you’ll be able to share in the knowledge.


IT’S TIME TO challenge your current thinking

Times are uncertain, but you certainly need to be more creative and more confident in the marketing you produce.

Even on a tighter budget, you can still do your best work. This is no time to take your foot off the gas. So come and join us in this incredible marketing event that will push your thinking and help you do your best work.

Prepare to be challenged as we aim to provoke and stir emotion to enable our community of intelligent thinkers to forge their own path ahead for the better of themselves, their businesses, their audiences and the broader world we live in.  

River Soar in Leicester city centre. A fours rowing boat rows past.

a different type of event

a different type of event

Since the first MarketEd.Live in 2017, we’ve constantly evolved the event to match the needs of our attendees. This is not a space to sit, just listen to speakers and do nothing. MarketEd.Live is an immersive, involved and action-based day that will set you up to put new ideas into practice and actually make a difference.

So, what can you expect?

6 challenging sessions

6 sessions delivered by experts in their field, who have all agreed by the MarketEd.Live principles of challenging accepted assumptions.

a place for debate

Each speaker will encourage you to challenge their viewpoint and suggestions to bring a healthy debate to the room.

The Huddle

After each session presentation, allocated time is given to structured discussion in what we call ‘The Huddle’ – your fellow attendees on your table.

Learn from peers as well as speakers

Learn from each other and share your own experiences.

Accompanying workbook

A workbook accompanying the day with contributions from the session leaders and space to plan your next moves. Networking opportunities throughout the day.

Fully catered

Fully catered refreshments including breakfast on arrival, hot fork buffet lunch and snacks.

Social events

Access to group activities the evening before and after the event close.

Stay accountable

Follow up activity, six months later to help you with your own accountability.

who is for?

Marketing professionals looking to stay ahead in the industry

Social media managers who need to stand out in busy newsfeeds

Creatives curious about what attracts audiences to take the action you want

Brand specialists and brand managers who need to articulate the vision of their organisation to their audience in a new and exciting way

Marketing leaders looking to create the best environment for their teams to thrive and recruit people who can think differently

Business owners wishing to support their marketing team or learn more about how best marketing practices can increase sales to their business

Freelancers who often need to wear several hats and understand where they can have the most impact and where they can collaborate

Copywriters, video and audio producers needing to learn what’s coming with future audiences and how to serve them best

Anyone with a keen interest in being the best in marketing


As with all MarketEd.Live events, this year’s session leaders have been hand-picked to deliver unique, immersive sessions you won’t have seen anywhere else. Expect to discover new speakers, gain brand new insights and learn from industry experts.  


You’ll also have access to a downloadable copy of the event workbook to sketch your thinking in the structured way we ran through it on event day.

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Gaining insights you can implement the very next day

Hearing the latest thinking from a variety of thought leaders and experts 

Pre and post-event activities to allow you to build relationships

Networking with likeminded people

Facilitated sessions with fresh thinking that helps you stay ahead of your competition 

Improving your marketing so you achieve better results for your business or clients

A full day’s education and actionable learning for an appropriate price for 2023

Breakfast, hot fork buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day


Honestly, this collective of session leaders will make you think deeply about the marketing you do and the person you are. Be prepared to challenge your current thinking as you hear stories and ideas from world-class marketing minds.

After each session, there is space for 15 minutes discussion on the ideas presented in small groups. Learn further from your peers and set a new path ahead.

BizPaul: Why now is the time to challenge everything

John Thornton: Selling cereal on LinkedIn, and other nonsense

In the beginning, there was MySpace. Then Facebook and Twitter. And now there’s a hot, new social network on the scene. That’s right. LinkedIn.

Polly Buckland: Just Say No. How saying no can make you a better marketer

Joyann Boyce: Starting with bias might be the solution

Janine Coombes: Why you shouldn’t ask your customers what they want

Azeem Ahmad: Audio and video benchmarks don’t mean shit

Liz Mosley: Why rejection is the only indicator your brand is working for your business


At the heart of a seat of learning. In the heart of England. 

The Venue @ DMU is a purpose-built event venue in the fashionable West End of Leicester. Close to the city centre, and all amenities, MarketEd.Live 2023 will be accessible by public transport and by road, with plenty of hotels for all budgets within walking distance.

An unforgettable experience

MarketEd.Live is so much more than a conference.

With fun activities either side of the main event, you’ll have whole host of new friends and business connections in no time – and have a great time doing it. 

Feedback from our attendees requested that we don’t include social activities as part of the event ticket, so that people get 100% of the ticket value from the content on event day.

But, we like a social gathering, so for those that also want to make the most of their time in Leicester, we’ll be arranging a get together the evening of Wednesday 6th September in Leicester City Centre, and post-event drinks on the evening of the 7th.

There’s a new karaoke bar in Leicester – let’s face it, we’ll probably end up there if you want to join us.


When it comes to marketing, you get out what you put in. So, if you’re sticking to the same old marketing and stale ideas then your outcomes… well, they won’t be great.  

The expert sessions and facilitated follow-ups at MarketEd.Live 2023 will leave you generating oodles of ideas about how you can create the most effective environment to be more creative in the marketing you do. The results? You’ll improve the performance of your marketing and generate better results for your business. 


Times are challenging and, sometimes, a personal situation may inhibit your ability to pay for a ticket to an event that would really benefit you. Attending MarketEd.Live may even be the thing that gets you on your feet.

We have a number of tickets allocated to help those in need. If this is you, visit our specific page to learn more about the process.

Bringing new thinking since 2017

We have a rich history of hosting world-class events for the past six years. Each time, we’ve learned how to make it better and adapt to the ever-changing world in which we live so that it stays relevant.

Here are some of our favourite pictures from the past events so you can get a sense of what you’ll get from coming along. is dice certified & recommended

Diversity and inclusion are core values of MarketEd events. MarketEd.Live 2023 has been officially certified and recommended by DICE – Diversity & Inclusivity in Conferences & Events, demonstrating our commitment to have a variety of voices on our stage.

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