• The Social Media Conference 2017

    Combining Social Media Marketing with Business Growth

    Registration Open

The International Social Media Conference returns to thestudio Manchester on the 4th and 5th of December 2017

We will be returning to Manchester, one the worlds hubs of Social and Digital Innovation for a packed two days of Keynotes, Workshops and Social Events to help ensure you stay at the forefront of Social and Digital Marketing Strategies.

If you are responsible for the Social Media Strategy for your organisation, this is one Conference you cannot miss!
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Keynotes

Nicola Byrne

 

2.00pm to 2.45pm

4th December 2017

Founded 11890 directory enquiries in 2006 and created Cloud90 in January 2013.  Cloud90 delivers front line services in Online Risk. Using human ingenuity and the latest analytics technology to deliver best online/digital data live 24/7. Cloud90 clients include leading banks, semi states and large global corporates. Nicola is currently the first female President of the Irish Exporters Association, a board member of the New Childrens Hospital Group Board, a member of the Evaluation Board on Fingal’s Local Enterprise board and Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship.  Previously a board member of Ireland US Council and British Irish Chamber of Commerce 2012-2015.

Alex McCann

 

2:45pm to 3:30pm

4th December 2017

Alex McCann is owner of Altrincham HQ – a social media management and training company based in Cheshire that has worked with 100s of local business developing their social media strategy.
Over the past 7 years Alex has built up an impressive client list including the BBC, NHS, University Of Manchester, Manchester Arndale and many more.
Each month Altrincham HQ spend 200+ hours per month managing marketing campaigns for businesses so witness Social Media changes in real time and action them.
A former journalist, whose blogs have been read by over half a million readers, he has also successfully ran an events company putting on 60 events a year which included a 15,000 capacity arts & music festivals in Manchester.

Owen Williams

 

3:45pm to 4.45pm

4th December 2017

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Owen Williams is Social Media Lead at BBC Wales – heading up the corporation’s social media portfolio and initiatives in Wales.

He has over 15 years experience in content production and programming, having joined BBC Wales in January 2013 after many years in the independent sector.

His proudest moment is being accused by one member of BBC senior management of “going through my department like a dose of salts”. Three years later, Owen still asserts that it was a positive accusation!

Sebastian Redenz

 

9:30am to 10:15am

5th December 2017

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Now leading Paid Social in the London & Stafford offices of global digital marketing agency iProspect, Sebastian Redenz’s international career in Social Marketing now spans over 10 years. Before joining iProspect, Sebastian spent 5 years at IPG Mediabrands, where he developed the Paid Social proposition in Germany before relocating to the U.K. to assume a regional role. He closely monitors and evaluates on U.K. growth and tactics of media owners such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Sebastian’s portfolio of brands advised to include Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Calvin Klein, Mondelez, AB InBev and many more.

Jamie
Jewitt

 

10.15am to 11.00am

5th December 2017

Having just finished filming “Love Island” he is now back and ready to focus on the two great passions in his life: creating inspiring Documentaries and actively doing something about the crucial issues this world faces.
His highly anticipated  talk on the 5th December will revolve around the title “Ctrl, Alt, Delete” focusing on the power that a Digital world has on the mind.
An already successful and established model he is being championed as the next David Gandy.
A huge charity campaigner he has just come back from a life changing experience visiting up to four Refugee Camps in Greece, whilst keen to continue his work supporting the Refugee crisis, he is also partnering up with other charities to make as much awareness as possible!

Lauren Regan-Ingram

2:15pm to 3:00pm

5th December 2017

Lauren Regan-Ingram is Social Media and PR Manager at O PR, an integrated PR, digital and creative communications agency that has won over 50 industry awards in the last ten years. Lauren has honed her skills in agencies and in-house over her career, working to engage target markets in the UK, the US and world-wide. She specialises in social media and influencer outreach as well as content marketing and is passionate about ensuring that businesses execute well-thought through strategies to social media, ensuring that their plans are relevant, interesting and ultimately profitable. An expert in audience development, Lauren will discuss the importance of persona segmentation in the digital conversation. Spoiler: Talk may contain cats.

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Workshops

Laura Weightman

Joel Rush

Dan Nolan

Janet Bebb

Peter Collins

Liam Foy

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The Social Media Conference Schedule
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December 2017

We are delighted with the line-up we have at the Social Media Conference this year, with internationally renowned speakers and experts sharing their knowledge on how to create the perfect Social Media Strategy. The Conference is designed for small business owners, marketing professionals and individuals who are responsible for the Social Media Marketing of their organisation.

Don’t forget you can choose which workshop you want to attend, and all Keynote sessions and Workshops are included in your registration.

Monday 4th December 2017

  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm Registrations Opens

    Get registered early for the Conference and enjoy a cup of coffee with your fellow delegates, before the opening welcome and first keynote of the day.

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm Keynote - Nicola Byrne

    Nicola is the founder of Cloud90, 11890 Directory enquiries and several other businesses which still operate today. Passionate about innovation and working to stay in business. Nicola is currently the in coming president of the Irish Exporters association and will be the first ever female to hold the role in the 65 years history of the association. Also a board member of the New Childrens’ Hospital for Ireland which has just successfully achieved planning permission and is about to commence building with a build cost estimated to be 1bn plus. Other board roles include Ireland US Council, former British Irish Chamber of commerce board member one of two women on the inaugural board. Member of Fingal Enterprise Evaluation Committee now known as LEO (local enterprise offices) for the past ten years where start ups are funded at local level. Ambassador in Europe for Female Entrepreneurship. Member of DCU Ryan Academy For Entrepreneurship Advisory Board 2012-2014, Chairperson of the RBS Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2011/12.

  • 2:45pm to 3:30pm Keynote - Alex McCann

    Alex McCann is owner of Altrincham HQ – a social media management and training company based in Altrincham, Cheshire that has worked with 100s of local business developing their social media strategy

    Each month Altrincham HQ spend 200+ hours per month running Social Media campaigns for businesses so witness the Social Media changes in real time and actions them A former journalist, whose blogs have been read by over half a million readers, he has also successfully ran an events company and ran 15,000 capacity arts & music festivals in Manchester.

  • 3.30pm to 3.45pm Break

    Grab a drink and network with fellow delegates, recharge your mind and get set for more the final Keynote of the day

  • 3.45pm to 4.45pm Keynote Speaker - Owen Williams

    Owen Williams is Social Media Lead at BBC Wales – heading up the corporation’s social media portfolio and initiatives in Wales.

    He has over 15 years experience in content production and programming, having joined BBC Wales in January 2013 after many years in the independent sector.

    His proudest moment is being accused by one member of BBC senior management of “going through my department like a dose of salts”. Three years later, Owen still asserts that it was a positive accusation!

  • 7.30pm to Late Social Event - Pie and Ale Manchester

    Join us at the Social Networking Event at the Social Media Conference (at a very social venue) – The Pie and Ale Manchester.

    You can add the Social Event to your registration at an additional cost of £40.00 regardless of how many days you are attending Conference and it includes Food, Drink and awesome company.

Tuesday 5th December 2017

  • 9.00am to 9.30am Registration Opens

    Registration Opens at 9.00am, with Tea and Coffee on tap at thestudio Manchester

  • 9.30am to 10.15am Keynote - Sebastian Rendez

    Paid Social is one of the fastest growing disciplines in terms of media billings and Facebook, Twitter et al. continuously release new advertising products applicable for clients. However, taking control of the new possibilities and deploying them across a set of various Paid Social networks is a complex challenge. To help approach this in the right way, IPG Mediabrands has developed the Encore Paid Social methodology which serves as a tech agnostic approach to Paid Social. Case Study: UM’s media campaign for The Economist, which has Paid Social at its core and which netted 18 media awards alone in 2015.

  • 10.15am to 11.00am Keynote - Jamie Jewitt

    Having just finished filming “Love Island” he is now back and ready to focus on the two great passions in his life: creating inspiring Documentaries and actively doing something about the crucial issues this world faces.

  • 11.00am to 11.15am Break

    A  chance to converse with your delegates with Tea and Coffee on flow

  • 11.15am to 12.00noon Workshops

    Your choice, you can choose between:

    Laura Weightman – Do I really need a social media strategy and other burning questions…

    Joel Rush – Master Your Marketing: Creating An Effective 2018 Social Media Calendar

  • 12.00noon to 12.45pm Workshops

    Make your choice between:

    Dan Nolan: – Get the message: creating social content for your audience

    Janet Bebb: – Instagram for Business – Visual Storytelling

  • 12.45pm to 1.30pm Lunch

    Join your fellow delegates to discuss what you learnt in todays events so far and enjoy a Hot Fork buffet.

  • 1.30pm to 2.15pm Workshops

    You make the call between two workshops:

    Peter Collins: – All the way to Leads in Linked, the Power Connector

    Liam Foy – Social media attribution and innovation

  • 2.15pm to 3.00pm Keynote - Lauren Regan-Ingram

    Lauren Regan-Ingram is Social Media and PR Manager at O PR, an integrated PR, digital and creative communications agency that has won over 50 industry awards in the last ten years.

  • 3.00pm to 3.30pm Conference Close

    A final wrap up from our organisers before a chance to chat to colleagues and delegates, with a last drink before heading to home. Your head should now be full with new ideas and strategies on how to grow your organisation using Social Media Marketing.

Contact Us

Email: info@innov8-conferences.co.uk
Number: 0161 300 6396

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Travel Information

Venue

Studio Manchester

51 Lever Street,
Manchester
M1 1FN

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Manchester

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Hotel

Staying in Manchester? We have discounted rooms available at the Ibis Portland Street Hotel for Delegates. You can add this to your registration when you book online.

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