Created a programme of business model training and coaching for the Centre for Process Innovation to enable them to grow local manufacturing companies and support the industry as a whole in the North East.
Open Data Institute
Working both as a programme leader in Business Strategy and Development and as a consultant for the training department. Mel has also worked on the design and delivery on the Open Data Train the Trainer Programme.
Worked with Locatable on their business model, strategy and brand for Locatable and Splittable an app for housesharing.
To develop sales strategy skills in BBC suppliers so that they can be more effective in raising finance in UK and internationally.
We worked with the BBC and Plymouth Media Partnership to find 22 companies from twofourdigital and others who would be interested in sales and new business training. We then designed a two day workshop on sales and sales strategy for the companies.
Provided business development consulting and training for their team of consultants, in order to increase revenue and the understanding of customer needs.
Worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company on their digital and educational business models, building new revenue streams, partnerships, customers and understanding their value proposition.
Working with the High Value Manufacturing Sector on Flexible Manufacturing Business Models. A workshop and case studies for HMV companies was created enabling them to adapt their business model to embrace Flexible Manufacturing.
Social Media Week
Approached by Sam from Chinwag to grow Social Media Week London in 16 weeks, part of a global
network of 25 city festivals on the impact of social media on business models,
businesses and life. This would be the second year of the festival..
community of 40 advisers and 50 event organisers from government, leading
tech companies, including Dell, Nokia, Microsoft, CNN, C4, BBC, Wired
Magazine, Central office of information, Ogilvy, 1000 heads to create a cutting edge, truly collaborative festival.
and co-created 110 events across 53 venues.
and raised investment and sponsorship in 16 weeks to run the week.
partnerships across all industries.
tickets in London + 4000 watch online (SME’s, brands, agencies).
Media-Sauce's contribution was to design an innovative participatory business model to make the museum sustainable, create unique products and services and to build a museum that is part of the community.
To design a new democratic strategic decision making format for the Director General’s Consultation in 2010, a 58 country event simultaneously run in French and English,
Working with the UK President and 12 other country presidents, we created a format which was a democratic, collaborative decision making process that worked to bring and discuss 100 UNESCO priorities and to create and agree on 15 to take to the Director General.
This process has since been taken up by other UNESCO
regions around the world.
In 2009, we hired Andrea and Mel to run the UNESCO National Commissions Regional Consultation PrepCom. This three day meeting brought together a small, high-level group of National Commission Presidents and Secretary Generals from nearly 20 countries.
Andrea and Mel developed the meeting’s format, introducing the café world style. They identified and developed two of the event’s most important elements – an engaging programme and working method that would encourage participants to think creatively; and an inclusive process where delegates would leave the meeting with a sense of ownership over the outcomes. They brought a fresh perspective and concrete solutions to the various constraints that come with hosting a UN meeting.
During the event itself they ensured each delegate felt comfortable, remained engaged and had fun. Their attention to detail was impressive, addressing everything from lighting to changes in room temperature. They kept the meeting dynamic, helping bring in the diverse views of delegates and address language barriers.
The delegate’s feedback from the meeting was incredibly positive and key elements of the programme and format were subsequently used in similar UNESCO meetings across the world.
Despite the daunting project they were retained for, Andrea and Mel remained creative, resourceful and highly attuned to the diverse needs of our delegates. They helped ensure that we not only met, but exceeded the very high expectations for this event.
Ian White Senior Research and Communications Officer
UK National Commission for UNESCO
To transfer ReacTickles Global from an interactive whiteboard to mobile and web application and to pitch at one of the most competitive competition in digital media; the Content 360 competition at MipTV.
ReacTickles Global mobile application encourages socialisation for adults who may be otherwise socially excluded, through playful experimentation with numbers on the mobile phone to create pictures.
Outcome: We won the 'Innovative New Forms of Socially Responsive Media prize' set by the National Film Board of Canada.
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To create an interactive website for disabled young film makers to make and show films that is fun, engaging and AAA tested.
We worked on the tender process to co-create the design for the site with the young film makers.
We brought young disabled film makers together with stakeholders and web design agencies to co-build the website.
The Brighton Festival
We were commissioned by Wired Sussex to create a new digital marketing strategy for The Brighton Festival to grow their digital
We brought together the festival team including the Producer, Marketing Director, Events management team with innovative experts in the digital space. We designed a collaborative event, using the World Cafe format, to brainstorm and then action plan innovative ideas. By the end of the event we had the blueprint for a digital marketing strategy.