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Are you in North West England and interested in making games?

By on June 25, 2010

If you are, come and see me speak.

I’m joining a “Visionary Session” organised by Vision + Media in Liverpool on 8th July at 5.30pm.

It brings together people from the world of film, music, games and marketing to talk about how technology is changing patterns of media usage and consumption, and how companies can respond to build new, profitable businesses.

It’s an evening event that I’m doing the night before before my free masterclass on Making Money from Social Games.

You can find out more about the Visionary Session at the Vision + Media website (although bizarrely you have to register to see details of the event). It would be great if you came along to say hi.

And don’t be shy: spread the word.


Visionary Sessions: Experimenting with New Business Models



Visionary Sessions: Experimenting with New Business Models.  Parr Street Studios, Liverpool, Thursday 8th July. 5.30 – 8.00pm.

The second in our series of 10 future focused events explores the need for creative companies to change the way they work in order to survive in the digital age. The harsh reality is that if you’re not embracing new business models then you probably won’t be in business in 5 years time!

Changes in technology, media creation/consumption and more, means that those working in the creative sector can and need to experiment with new business models. Vision+Media is bringing together experts who have thrived in this changing environment to share their experiences and discuss where the next opportunities will emerge.


  • Sean Marley – Lime Pictures
  • Chris Meehan – Sentric Music
  • Dan Calladine – Isobar
  • Chris Cooke – UnLimited Media
  • Nicholas Lovell – Games Industry Consultant

The session is designed especially for people who work in games, music, publishing, digital & creative services, TV and mobile development

Book to attend the Visionary Sessions Event

Speaker Biographies

Sean Marley, Managing Director – Lime Pictures

Sean Marley became the Managing Director of the Liverpool based production company following its acquisition by All3Media.

Sean started his career in the world of radio, initially working in advertising sales at Metro Radio in Newcastle and Radio City in Liverpool.

In 1993, he made quite a radical change in direction and moved into radio programming. By 1996, he had been appointed Programme Director of Metro Radio, one of the youngest at the time in the UK.

In 1999, he came home and re-joined Radio City as Programme Director before taking on the role of Managing Director in 2000. During his time at Radio City, the station moved to St John’s Beacon and won UK Commercial Station of the Year and UK Sony Station of the Year awards. Sean also held a group-wide role for EMAP Plc, overseeing the relaunch and strategy for the eight northern Magic AM stations.

In 2003, Sean joined Lime Pictures as Commercial Director, during which time he worked alongside the management team that successfully completed the recent deal with All3Media.

Chris Meehan, Director – Sentric Music/Boss Events

In 2005, Chris co-founded Sentric Music, which is an innovative independent publishing company  that allows artists to self manage their publishing. Sentric is now home to over 2,600 artists and represents over 26,000 tracks worldwide. Chris co-founded Creative Cultures in 2005, which went on to become an award winning Digital Marketing Agency with operational offices in Liverpool, London and Dubai working with major and independent record labels as well as brands.
In 2009, Chris co-founded Boss Events with Sound City Festival Director Dave Pichilingi, and took the first ever Live Music festival and Music Business Conference to the Middle East under the name of Dubai Sound City.

Dan Calladine, Head of Media Futures – Carat Global Management

Dan has worked within the media industry for over ten years, tracking online and offline media trends and effectiveness.  He has been interviewed in the news media including on BBC Radio 4, the Financial Times, Campaign and the Guardian. He is an expert on social media, and social media tracking, and also a keen user, being active on YouTube, Twitter & Foursquare.
His personal blogs are: &

Videos include Transforming Communications available on YouTube

Chris Cooke, Director – UnLimited Media

In 2002 Chris co-founded UnLimited Media, bringing together the ever expanding operations of both ThreeWeeks and CMU, as well as creating a uniquely integrated content, communication and consulting business, providing both creative and communications services and expertise to other brands, companies and marketing agencies.

Many of UnLimited’s media and communication projects also involve a training or educational element, and this led to the creation of a separate training division within the UnLimited group, UnLimited Insights.

Through this business, Chris develops and delivers training and skills-development programmes about and for the entertainment, media and communication industries, providing beginners guides to students and entry-level practioners, and current trend and best practice insights for more experienced professionals.

Through his work on CMU, ThreeWeeks and the other UnLimited media, he has become a leading expert on the music, media and PR industries, and the Brighton and Edinburgh festivals, and regularly comments on these things for other media, including Radio 4’s Today programme, Radio 5’s Wake Up To Money and Drive show, plus the BBC News Channel, CNN and Sky News.

Chris blogs at

Nicholas Lovell, Games Industry Consultant

Nicholas Lovell is a games industry consultant who provides strategic and online marketing advice to clients including Firefly, Rebellion and He is a non-executive director at developer nDreams and writes on a blog on the games industry at He loves spreadsheets.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: