Friday, 23 May is the day that the Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media rolls into London.
The conference, aimed at senior communicators in the private and public sectors, will examine the rapid growth of online PR and the social media tools that are driving the revolution in communications.
The line-up features a great range of speakers:
- Sam Barratt, Head of Media – Oxfam
- Kerry Bridge, Head of Digital Media & Comms – Dell
- Stephen Davies, Social Media Manager – Webitpr
- Robin Goad, Director of Research – Hitwise
- Graham Goodkind, Chairman – Frank PR
- Neville Hobson, communicator, blogger, podcaster and Second Life
explorer – nevillehobson.com
- Marshall Manson, Director of Digital Strategy – Edelman UK
- Meg Pickard, Head of Communities and User Experience – Guardian Unlimited
- and some bloke called Simon Wakeman, Head of Marketing and PR – Medway Council
I’m going to be talking about the extent of social media usage in local government with examples of those authorities who have used social media channels to reach their audiences. I’ll also be looking at
the reasons why some authorities may still be reticent to create truly open dialogues with those they serve.
Assuming my CIPR Diploma research runs to plan, I’m hoping to be able to talk about some original research findings in my presentation too.
The full conference brochure is available to download here.
Tickets are on sale now for £295 + VAT or £250 + VAT for charities and early booking before 30 April 2008. For event booking or further information please contact Nicky or Andrew at Donʼt Panic on 01706 828855 or alternatively places can be securely booked online at www.dontpanicprojects.com/booking.htm.