Simon at CIPR workshop, NewcastleSimon is an experienced presenter and trainer on communications, digital and social media for organisations including CIPR, CIM, AoC, Institute of Internal Communications, Museums Computer GroupLGcommunications, Local Government Chronicle, PRWeek, the Guardian, SOCITM and Public Sector Forums.

As an experienced digital communications and practitioner he has also judged a number of national awards competitions.

Simon’s training engagements are now handled through Deeson. Please get in touch for more information about digital communications, marketing and social media presentations as well as conference chairing opportunities.

Here are details of Simon’s public presentations, events, awards and courses:

Simon at Don't Panic Guide to Social Media - May 2008

  • 20 November 2012 – “Public Sector Communications in 2015 – An Unaffordable Luxury?” – presentation at Public Sector Communications Awards seminar, Manchester
  • October 2012- judging for Public Sector Communications Awards, Manchester
  • 18 October 2012 – Internal communications and social media workshop – Institute of Internal Communication, London
  • 14 September 2012- Advanced Guide to Social Media in the Public Sector workshop, Glasgow
  • 3 September 2012 – Cross Media 2012 – Panel discussion: How to prove the value of digital marketing to get senior management buy-in – Business Design Centre, London
  • 12 July 2012 – Localism: a new dawn for local democracy? – interactive workshop on “Empowering people through communications and social media” for South East Employers, London
  • 2 March 2012 – Making Localism a Reality – presentation for SEE Local Democracy and Accountability Network, London
  • 8 December 2011 – Facebook and Twitter for the public sector – a practical workshop – Public Sector Forums – Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds
  • 23 November 2011 – How social media can work for you workshop – Institute of Internal Communication, Edinburgh
  • 25 May 2011 – Advanced Social Media for the Public Sector workshop – Public Sector Forums – Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds
  • 6 April 2011 – Advanced Social Media for the Public Sector workshop – Public Sector Forums – Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
  • 16 November 2010 – Social Media Junction – Keynote presentation: Social Media and ROI – how to Deliver Tangible Results – a British Public Sector Case Study – Auckland, NZ
  • 15 November 2010 – Social Media Junction – Social media for the public sector one day workshop – Auckland, NZ
  • 23 September 2010 – Local Government Chronicle Communications Forum – London – event chair
  • 27 May 2010 – Panel session on “Does social media make a major difference to council reputation?” – LGcomms annual conference, Leeds
  • 19 May 2010 – Digital marketing and Social Media presentation – CIM Kent Branch, Maidstone
  • 13 May 2010 – Social Media for Public Sector Communications and Engagement – one day Public Sector Forums course, Glasgow
  • 12 March 2010 – Social Media for Public Sector Communications and Engagement – one day Public Sector Forums course, Manchester
  • 24 February 2010 – Social Media for Public Sector Communications and Engagement – one day Public Sector Forums course, Cardiff
  • 3 December 2009 – Social Media for the Public Sector, chairing and presenting at half-day conference for Connected Nottingham, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
  • 4 November 2009 – Social Media for Public Sector Communications and Engagement – one day Public Sector Forums course, Birmingham
  • 16 October 2009 – CIPR Local Government and public sector communications presentation, Edinburgh
  • 23 September 2009 – Developing a Dynamic Online Communications Strategy for the Public Sector through Social Media and Emerging Online Channels, Belfast – presentation on “Projecting and protecting your organisation’s reputation and message online”.
  • 15 September 2009 – LGC Developing Public Sector Communications through Social Media, London – presentation on “Projecting and protecting your organisation’s reputation and message online”.
  • 7 July 2009 – Public Sector Forums – PSFbuzz – Effective Social Media & Web 2.0 Strategies for Local Authorities, Newcastle – presentation on “Social media: a revolution in local government communications”.
  • 7 July 2009 – CIPR North East social media conference, Newcastle – presentation on social media in local government communications
  • 2 June 2009 – SOCITM Website Take-Up Conference, London – presentation on council websites and social media.
  • 30 April 2009 – Public Sector Forums – Effective Social Media & Web 2.0 Strategies for Local Authorities, Manchester – presentation on “Social media: a revolution in local government communications”
  • 22 April 2009 – I-Share / Tomorrow’s People conference, Village Hotel, Maidstone – social networking workshops
  • 4/5 April 2009 – IDeA – Councillors Connected online conference.
  • 1 April 2009 – Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media, The Barbican, London – presentation on social media in local government.
  • 19 March 2009 – AoC Annual Communications Conference, London – social media workshop.
  • 5 February 2009 – LGcomms Making the most of new media, Birmingham – social media lessons learnt presentation.
  • 5 December 2008 – Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media, Manchester – social media in local government. Presentation on social media in local government.
  • 4 December 2008 – Public Sector Forums – Public Sector Websites – Essential Issues for Managers, Developers and Others, Birmingham – presentation on mobile web and local government.
  • 23 May 2008 – Don’t Panic Guide to Social Media, London – social media in local government.
  • 21 June 2007 – CIPR Northern Conference, Newcastle – public sector PR presentation.
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