August 15, 2023
Summer Vibes Success: Presented by SocialNorth, CSP Commerce and Chatloop
Possibly the highlight of Northern networking events this summer?
Last week, after a year-long hiatus, SocialNorth marked its triumphant return. Attendees experienced an event that set a new standard for networking, combining stunning weather, breathtaking views, delightful refreshments, and, most importantly, exceptional company.
Marking its return, SocialNorth has forged a new partnership with CSP Commerce, a Wunderman Thompson Commerce agency. Joining the ecommerce agency at its new residence, SocialNorth is planning to take full advantage of the recently opened WPP Manchester Campus, which includes its rooftop terrace and auditorium.
The excitement surrounding “Summer Vibes” reached a fever pitch as over 150 professionals made their way to the event. The sheer demand was so overwhelming that ticket sales had to be halted to avoid exceeding the event’s maximum capacity. The main concern was if there would be enough food to cater to the enthusiastic crowd which was double that then expected. One thing was abundantly clear – people were hungry to network with the SocialNorth community, and we were happy to oblige!
The pivotal role of event sponsor was graciously undertaken by Chatloop, the pioneering force behind the world’s first social-browsing social experience. Their contribution infused the event with a special touch, as drinks flowed and canapes were supplied for the evening. The meticulous attention to detail was evident throughout the evening. From the moment attendees arrived on Quay Street, even from over 200 yards away, the event’s grandeur was unmistakable, thanks to the impressive welcoming signage. To ensure that every guest felt personally welcomed, James Carr of CSP Commerce greeted each individual at the entrance. Further up the line, Lee Benecke, the co-founder of SocialNorth, gave a big Yorkshire welcome and directed guests towards the heart of the event, where they were finally met by Justin Clark, co-founder of SocialNorth on the roof terrace.
With the music going, the drink flowing and the sun setting, it was time for a short round of welcome speeches. Opening up Justin and Lee, recapped their impressive journey and the mission of SocialNorth, before handing over to Scott Armstrong of Wunderman Thompson and Andy Barlow of Chatloop, before guests were able to continue enjoying their evening of informal networking.
Besides the networking and connections, the one stand out take away from ‘Summer Vibes’ event was the big announcement of SocialNorth’s new vertical events. Kicking off with the ‘Ecommerce Series’ and in continued partnership with CSP Commerce. SocialNorth will be returning for its first event on the 28th of September 2023. Stay tuned for the ticket release.