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From Slides to Sofas
How to create compelling strategic content based on in-home interviews
A half day workshop with Mark Hadfield from Meet the 85%
Next Workshop: TBA
This practical half day session will teach you how to do empathetic and revelatory interviews with people in their own homes. You’ll discover how to use some of the skills of ethnographers, journalists and documentary makers to get to the truth and how to edit your video, photographic and intellectual content in a compelling way that captures their reality and convinces both clients and creatives. The workshop will take place in Central London and we can take up to 10 people, so book your place now.
What will it cover?
The training will be split into 3 areas and is a blend of presentation, discussion and group exercises.
1) Observing & engaging: Creating the conditions for personal truths to be shared.
2) Capturing their reality: Looking beyond our biases and capturing the lives of participants.
3) Finding the story: Reflecting on the evidence and developing themes.
You’ll leave the session with tips, tricks and approaches to help you in your role moving forward.
APG Members = £250+vat
Non Members = £325+vat
*Please note these tickets are non-refundable
Who is running it?
Mark has over 15 years experience as an agency Planner working in London, around the UK and across Asia. He's worked for big, small, networked and independent agencies and worked across pretty much every category you can think of.
He spent 6 years at Iris, as Regional Head of Planning for APAC, building and managing teams around Asia and working on Samsung, Guinness, Philips and Shell.
He's also worked at ENGINE, Weapon7/BBDO, Southpaw and most latterly Cravens, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
His passion for Mass Mainstream audiences and brands comes from his Comprehensive-schooled background and love of double-carb meals.
In 2023 he set up Meet the 85% - an ethnographic research consultancy that helps agencies and brands understand the reality of their customers lives. Their work sits at the intersection of journalism, ethnography and documentary film making.
APG Workshop Policy
Workshops will not be recorded/filmed and we can’t offer catch-up sessions on future courses, if for any reason you can’t attend.
On occasion we may need to re-schedule the workshop - we reserve the right to do this at any time although we will aim to give you as much notice as possible.
Attendance on workshops is entirely at the discretion of APG. There is no automatic right to attendance.
If you have any questions about this workshop, please e-mail Alison Trotter - email@example.com