Strategic Social Media

Event Info

Wed 2 Dec, 2009 from 9:30am - 4:30pm
The Bridgewater Hall
3 Lower Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3WS, UK (Map)
Cost: See website


Social media has now truly entered the mainstream and organisations and businesses are embracing the very real benefits that platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and blogs provide to inform, listen and converse with audiences old and new.

The internet has revolutionised the way we all seek and share information and has acted as a catalyst for wide ranging social interaction and potential communication opportunities with individuals, niche audiences and mass markets. In a few short years we’ve seen the rise of social networking, hugely popular user generated sites and bloggers with the influence to make or break brands and reputations.

Strategic Social Media is the follow on conference to the highly successful Don’t Panic Guide To Social Media and features an all-new line up of expert speakers. The conference is aimed at senior communicators and will examine best practice in integrating social media into your communications strategy.

Delegates will hear inspirational case studies of successful online strategies from the public sector, politics, media and some of the hottest communications agencies in the UK. Speakers include -

Alex Aiken, Director of Communications and Strategy, Westminster City Council

Rob Brown, MD (UK) Staniforth

Simon Collister, Head of Non-Profit and Public Sector, We Are Social

Craig Elder, Online Communities Editor, The Conservative Party

Mark Hanson, Deputy MD, Wolfstar

Sarah Hartley, Guardian Local Launch Editor

Ann Longley, Digital Strategy Director, Mediaedge:cia

Sarah Lundy, e Marketing Manager, Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board

Martin Thomas, Co-Author of Crowd Surfing

Robin Wilson, Director Of Digital PR and Social Media, McCann Erickson

The conference takes place at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and refreshments, lunch and access to presentations are included in the preferential Manchester Digital ticket price of £195 + VAT. Please quote Manchester Digital when booking your place.

To book places of for further information please call Andrew, Nicky, Rowan or Jay on 01706 828855.


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