Meet up to 25 engineering, industry and manufacturing editors on one day in one location.

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Presenters

Multi-national or UK based companies use our briefings to get noticed. Take a closer look at the company we keep.

Editorial list

Take a look at the media outlets regularly represented at our briefings. We add to the list on a regular basis and can invite others specifically for you.

Booking

Briefings are held on the first Friday of each month at a central London location. Book your place today.

About

The First Friday Club Editors’ Briefings were started in 1996 by a group of journalists who wanted to save time and travel going around the country for press briefings.

They realised that companies with new products or announcements would also benefit from a cost effective way of announcing to the market via the trade and technical press and from a guaranteed audience of leading UK journalists in a central location.

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Soon after inception, the editors asked leading technical PR agency Fisher Marketing to help administer the events which have gone from strength to strength ever since.

The format is remarkably simple and proven to be highly effective. Up to twenty editors from the UK’s leading industrial trade and technical media come together on the first Friday of the month at a central London location for a morning of networking and presentations, and then enjoy a convivial lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Many leading companies are regular presenters at First Friday Club Editors’ briefings, from the global giants of automation, such as Rockwell Automation or ABB, through many sensing and equipment manufacturers such as Sick or Moog, to exciting new start-ups like Automata.

In recent years, under the stewardship of Cadence Innovation Marketing, which bought Fisher Marketing in 2010, the club, “FFC” to those who know it best, has gone from strength to strength, adding regular presentations from leading associations and organisations such as EEF and the IMechE to its roster of returning presenters.

Now in its 20th year, the First Friday Club Editors’ Briefings remain the most cost effective way to launch products and initiatives to the UK industrial trade and technical press. For a fraction of the cost of a standalone event, FFC provides the platform for delivering your messages to the UK market and offers your company’s spokespersons unparalleled access and networking opportunities with the journalists who set the tone and agenda for the UK industrial trade and technical media.

Presenters

Companies that have used our Editors’ Briefings to brief the media include:

Lombard
Weidmuller
Institute of Asset Management
Variohm
Moog
Guardian Water Treatment
Walenius
The Renewables Event
The Energy Event

Sabien
ABB
Rockwell Automation
Baldor
Emerson
Nexans
SICK
Omron
PILZ Automation

EAMA
TR Controls
Schneider Electric
Midland ACS
iGus
Powervar
Micro Epsilon
Global Sense

Editorial list

Our Editors’ Briefings are the perfect way to brief around twenty of the most influential titles in the UK. Editors from a targeted list of key media are regularly represented each month including:

Automation
Boards & Solutions
Building Services & Environmental Engineer
Control Engineering Europe
Controls Drives & Automation/Industrial Plant & Equipment
Design Solutions
DPA / PSB
Drives and Controls
EfficientEnergy.net
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Products & Applications
Electrical Review
Electrical Times
Electronics Manufacture & Test
Embedded Control Europe/Boards and Solutions
Energy Engineering
Engineering & Technology
Engineering subcontractor
Eureka
European Design Engineer
MachineBuilding.net
Facilities Management Journal
Factory Equipment and Automation

FAST
Food Processing
Forest Bioenergy Review
HazardEx
Industrial Automation Insider
Industrial Plant & Equipment
Industrial Technology
IP&E (UK)
MachineBuilding.net
Machinery World Journal
Maintenance & Engineering
Metal Bulletin
Metalworking Production
Oil review Middle East
P&CT
Plant & Works Engineering
Process & Control Today (www.PandCT.com)
Process Engineering
Professional Electrician
Professional Electrician & Installer
Quality Manufacturing Today
The Manufacturer
Water, Energy and Environment

Reviews

See what people are saying about First Friday Club.

“As an editor relatively new to this sector of industrial trade publishing, I find the First Friday Club an invaluable source of news and networking opportunities. The companies selected to present always have interesting information to impart, whether it be the launch of a new product or addressing market issues. Guest speakers – such as those from BARA and The Energy Institute – are a particularly notable element of the First Friday Club and add a further dimension in terms of background knowledge and current thinking.”

Charlotte Stonestreet, Editor

Controls, Drives & Automation

‘The First Friday Club has been a very useful and worthwhile regular event for us for many years now and continues to be with always attracting some of the leading companies and biggest names in our industry. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet many of those key people working for the leading companies and chat to them in-depth about their new products and developments and what they think the future trends for the market are going to be. The presentations by these companies are often carried out by one of their sales engineers so tend to be very knowledgeable, informative and straightforward presentations which we find extremely useful when you’re reporting in a “non-nonsense” way. We will certainly continue to use the FFC as a core means of gaining first hand information on the latest new products.”

Greg Horsley, Editor

Process and Control Today

“The First Friday Club Editors’ Briefing yielded more than we expected. The package gave us the opportunity to brief nineteen editors from key trade media, we also spent a considerable amount of time with them after the briefing. This led to coverage in many titles that our prospective clients read.  In turn we received a number of direct enquiries which are at various stages of turning into new contracts for us. First Friday Club was probably one of the most cost-effective piece of marketing we have ever undertaken. We will certainly be booking again very soon.”

Martin Tyrrell, MD

Guardian Air Hygiene and Water Treatment

“I have always found the First Friday Club a very informative and useful event. The structure of the presentations is always very efficient and there is always plenty of opportunity for networking with the various presenters in the afternoon. For me, the key benefit I have always thought the FFC brought to the press is the multiple presenter format. In this day and age, when everyone is very busy and time is precious, it is so advantageous to be able to attend one event and glean as much information as you would from attending several individual events, thus saving a lot of time. With the FFC you are effectively getting 3/4 press conferences in one – it’s a format that enables us to do our job much more efficiently.”

Joe Bush, Editor

Electrical Engineering

Book your place today

Briefings are held on the first Friday of each month at a central London location. Our experienced briefings coordinators are ready to help you reach your target media – get in touch!

Call +44 (0)20 7043 8847, or send us a quick message.

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