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Chinwag is an Internet community based in Soho, London, United Kingdom (U.K.) consisting of new media and digital marketing professionals.

Chinwag was founded in 1995 by Sam Michel (Internet consultant), and hosts several of the U.K.'s oldest known electronic mailing lists, including uk-netmarketing. These email lists form the center of the community and include contributions from many notable Internet pioneers and commentators including Bill Thompson,[1] Ivan Pope,[2] and Brent Hoberman.[3]

A sister-site Chinwag Jobs was launched based on Chinwag's uknm-jobs e-mail list, an email-based announcement service for jobs within the Internet and digital media industries. Chinwag Jobs is a recruitment website, about which discussions have appeared in New Media Age.[4][5][6][7]

Chinwag also hosts monthly events under the brand Chinwag Live. These events are informal, panel-based sessions focusing on issues affecting the new media industry. Past speakers include Andrew Orlowski of The Register and Neville Hobson.[8][9] Chinwag is also known for its periodic, large-scale networking evenings.[10]

The company also a series of trade missions for UK Trade & Investment, specifically design for companies operating in the digital sector[11]. Digital Missions to date are:

  • Digital Mission to New York, 14-19 September 2009
  • Digital Mission to SXSW interactive, 13-17 March 2009

External links


  1. "Re: UKNM: Streams of Conciousness". 1998-10-12. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. "UKNM: Fwd: RE: Do we care to comment?". 1999-06-22. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  3. "UKNM: does delight its customers!". 2000-01-06. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  4. Vicky Grinnell (2001-04-26). "Finding funding you can trust". New Media Age. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  5. Justin Pearse (2001-05-03). "Prepare for the search engines". New Media Age. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  6. Alan Mitchell (2001-05-10). "Viral marketing: kill or cure?". New Media Age. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  7. Michael Nutley (2001-05-17). "Keeping clear of viruses". New Media Age. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  8. "What happens when Web 2.0 meets Bubble 2.0?". Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  9. "PR Unspun". Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  10. Ben Bold (2007-06-11). "Chinwag attracts three sponsors for digital networking event". Brand Republic. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  11. Jemima Kiss. "Another digital mission to the west...". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 

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