Articles covering 'Social Media Events'

Social Media Engagement… Get Your Heart Racing at Windsor Racecourse Business EXPO

on 25 January, 2013 1 comment so far -

Millions of people are engaging on social media platforms in 2013, with millions more looking on asking, “What’s the point of social media, what have I got to say that anyone is going to find remotely interesting?”

In the words of one famous magician, the response might be, “Not a lot!”

Then again, maybe you just have something others would like to hear… my wife said to me the other day, “The emptiest vessels make the loudest noise”… not heard that phrase before so after giving her the “look”, I checked Google and Wikipedia tells us “As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers,” from the early English author William Baldwin (1550′s hence his poor grammar!).

There is certainly plenty of social media noise, lots of babbling going on… what we require, to take social to the next level of maturity, is for those with insightful comments to feel inspired to step forward and add their two penneth to the conversation. Those that can add some value and in so doing make themselves known to a wider audience… although, for many, that’s the bit they don’t want and so don’t engage in the first place!

In the days of Baldwin you might be known by 50 people in the local area… in 2013 this can be 1000+ in the blink of an eye… and before the day is out 1,000,000+ might hear your words… should they be witty enough ;)

So we need to get a few hearts racing, people inspired to take that next step…

On Thursday 13th June, a week before Royal Ascot, at Windsor Racecourse the Thames Valley EXPO will be taking place and a few of the speakers have been announced… Brad Burton, Warren Cass and Jon Davey…

Brad certainly knows how to tell a good story… we captured this last year… careful ladies, he’s a bit of a charmer…

Warren will tell you about his favourite subject and as for a our very own Jon Davey…

All these three guys have pioneered a path that others feared to tread but have, once at the party, leveraged for their own ends… worth a couple of hours of your time to come and see if they ignite a spark in your mind… hopefully leaving you wanting more…

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the day… hopefully we’ll help you see the value of taking those first steps into social media engagement… this could get your heart racing… but that could simply be the fillies in their short skirts on what is bound to be a beautiful summers day in June ;)

If you are planning on joining us or have seen Brad, Warren or Jon present before and would like to share a few thoughts, do add them to the comments below…

Thank you.

Jon Davey
Sales & Marketing for Web 2.0
Encouraging Positive, Proactive Participation
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORS
01753 852904

Article Categories: Business Networking,Joined up Social Media Campaigns,social influence,Social media engagement,Social Media Events,Social Media News,Social Media Strategy,Social Media Thoughts,Social Networking
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Will ONLY the best social media do for you?

on 10 January, 2013 No comments as yet -

If you run the best marketing agency… or the best sales lead generation company… the best PR company or the best of anything, when it comes to thinking about who to turn to for social media advice, then obviously ONLY the best social media director will do ;)

I’ve just reviewed the social media marketing solutions on offer from Social Media Directors in 2013. The links below will take you to a few words on each of our best social media services:

  • Social Media Review
  • Sales & Marketing for Web 2.0
  • How to Use LinkedIn for Business
  • What is Social Media?
  • EPIC WINS with Auto Tweets
  • Not your average blog training
  • Recruitment Solutions finding People
  • Using vide to get your message across
  • And at the start of 2013 we’ll have some fun with our Social Media Awards… if you spot something that looks like fun, share it with us and we’ll shine a light on the best social media.

    Thank you.

    Jon Davey
    Sales & Marketing for Web 2.0
    Encouraging Positive, Proactive Participation
    SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORS
    01753 852904

    Article Categories: Business Blogging,Business Networking,Community Management,Content,Joined up Social Media Campaigns,social influence,Social Media Awards,Social Media Director Jobs,Social media engagement,Social Media Events,Social Media News,Social Media Recruitment,Social Media Strategy,Social Media Thoughts,Social Networking,Social Search,Twitter,Video & YouTube
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    The Wisest Social Media LinkedIn Connections Christmas Cracker of a Social Influence Tip ;)

    on 14 December, 2012 1 comment so far -

    What is the very best, the very wisest social media LinkedIn connections Christmas cracker of a tip I can give you as we head towards Christmas 2012? Let me ask you another question… What do gold, Charles IV, social media, frankincense, innovation, LinkedIn, myrrh, Twitter and Basingstoke have in common?

    WOW, you’ll need some serious social media influence formula to work that one out between now and the New Year… let me help you speed things up a bit…

    We’re not talking Charles IV of France or Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor but Charles Saunders IV, the 4th in a line of right Charlie’s, a commodity broker from Southampton.

    Charles attended a most excellent workshop delivered by yours truly at The Innovation Centre in Basingstoke earlier today where I talked about social media, LinkedIn and how I drive 25% of my web traffic via Twitter.

    The event was organised by Richard Thayer who set up the M3 Job Club a couple of years ago when first out of work and his positive energy has created a excellent meeting ground for Charles and a bunch of other very wise men & women… well, those that rocked up for my presentation were very wise indeed ;)

    Charles connected with me after the session… he’d decided to change his photo and give LinkedIn some attention… his most recent note back to me prompted the scribbling of this article:

    “…He’s actually Charles V, My Great Gandfather down to my son all Charles. Bit unusual but family tradition.

    I suppose it’s about projecting a professional image. Serious rather than fun.

    Today’s session has certainly given me food for thought with regards to reconnecting to previous contacts who may be able to help with job search. Like you said, unhelpful folk there will always be, but you only need one person to step up and give you the intro!”

    This made me think, this time of year is fairly slow on the business front, what a perfect time to reflect and re-connect with people you haven’t spoken to for some time… a great time of the year to build your social media connections on LinkedIn.

    Thanks Charles for giving me an excellent theme for a story with a cracking Christmas title that is sure to be googled by some other wise men & women this Yuletide…

    I’d love to see 2,345 direct LinkedIn connections and Charles, being early doors, would like to have 123 connections, 1 for Gold, 2 for Frankincense, 3 for Myrrh… come and view our profiles, if you feel a connection with either of us, just say hi…

    Happy Christmas everyone ;)

    Thank you.

    Jon Davey
    Director of Aspiration Customer Experiences
    Encouraging Positive, Proactive Participation
    Social Media Directors
    01753 852904

    Article Categories: Business Networking,Community Management,Joined up Social Media Campaigns,LinkedIn,Social media engagement,Social Media Events,Social Media Strategy,Social Media Thoughts,Social Networking,Twitter
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    Social Media Christmas Competition 2012

    on 21 November, 2012 No comments as yet -

    Social Media Christmas Competition 2012. We’re keeping this simple… 3 categories… 12 business days to vote… closes Friday 7th December 12pm and the WINNERS will be announced the following week… YOU can only enter once… you can sponsor all 3 categories…

    We’d like to say thank you for taking 2 minutes out of your day to vote by making you a little more famous than you are right now ;) What have you got that others will wanna win?

    For many year’s Google has been king of search, allowing you to find what you are looking for… if you know what you want! Today, I would like to suggest that Google makes total sense if what you are looking for is some new shoes… and if you know the actual shoes then you can find the best price… and if you prefer actual shops, you can use the maps to find the location of the shop with the best offline price that maybe 50 miles away but hey, it’s cheaper! You get the idea…

    But the best social media community I am aware of, tell me if I’m wrong, for finding intelligent professional people who can offer you solutions to your business problems… problems that may have some similarities but will be varied and unique in their detail… that social media community is obvioulsy LINKEDIN…

    So having a Social Media Christmas Competition that focus on LinkedIn makes total sense… and if I’ve learned anything about competitions it’s to keep it simple… so how about 3 categories and 12 days to vote… prizes will be determined by those who choose to sponsor it… let’s have a gadget show approach and anyone voting can offer a prize if they wish and they will aggregate up as we go… ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas ;)

    You don’t have to vote for all 3 categories… just 1 if that’s all you want to vote for… tell us who are you’re WINNERS in 2012


    Your Details

    Email
    First Name
    My LinkedIn Profile
    Phone

    1. Best LinkedIn Group

    Group Name
    LinkedIn Web Address
    Group Owner LI Profile
    Currently sponsored by:
    Social Media Directors, innovators in community engagement : Bringing you recognition for a job well done
    I’d like to sponsor this category and offer:

    2. Most Influential Business Person “Thought Leader” on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn Profile
    Currently sponsored by:
    Social Media Directors, innovators in community engagement : Bringing you recognition for a job well done
    I’d like to sponsor this category and offer:

    3. Best Offline Events run by a LinkedIn Group

    Group Name
    LinkedIn Web Address
    Event I attended
    Group Owner LI Profile
    Currently sponsored by:
    Social Media Directors, innovators in community engagement : Bringing you recognition for a job well done
    I’d like to sponsor this category and offer:
     

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    This is YOUR 4 Minute Warning!

    on 21 November, 2012 No comments as yet -

    4 Minute Warning – Only one thing is certain: This climate of Digital Revolution. Disruptive forces require businesses to quickly adapt to customers’ needs, pro-actively connect with your audience, and create breakthrough experiences that get the most out of rich, emerging technologies. Where do you go to look for inspiration?

    This event is designed to give you the tools to identify the key developments likely to overwhelm and bust the existing business models that govern marketing and media businesses.

    Organiser: The Drum
    Date: Wednesday 5th December
    Times: 8.45am till 6.30pm
    Venue: The Crystal, Royal Victoria Docks, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, London, E16 1GB

    To book: Go to

    Article Categories: Business Networking,Joined up Social Media Campaigns,social influence,Social Media Directors Events,Social Media Events,Social Media Strategy,Social Media Thoughts,Social Networking
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    Social Media Speaker for London Conferences

    on 15 November, 2012 No comments as yet -

    Are you looking for a social media speaker for your conference in London, someone who will give a little thought to your audience and try and pitch accordingly? Call Jon Davey on 01753 852904 and discuss your requirements.

    Good social media speakers are hard to find… especially devishly handsome ones ;) Enjoy…

    Jon Davey is a Community Manager aka Director of Aspirational Customer Experiences who is ready, willing and able to come to a venue near you and help your people see the light. Social Media is here to stay and so you & yours can’t ignore it any longer. Pitched at a level your people will understand, Jon will speak about social media and how you can’t ignore its waves crashing on the beach… you have to get in the water and work out the tides and currents for yourself so you can ultimately add value to your business.

    This video was shot at The Sustainability Supply Chain Forum 2012 conference at The Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street and produced by Hanif Khan of Video Shoot Productions who, as you can see, gave the presentation of the information some serious consideration and edited accordingly… call him on 0207 193 9005.

    Thank you.

    Jon Davey
    Director of Aspiration Customer Experiences
    Encouraging Positive, Proactive Participation
    Social Media Directors
    01753 852904

    Article Categories: Business Blogging,Business Networking,Community Management,Joined up Social Media Campaigns,LinkedIn,social influence,Social media engagement,Social Media Events,Social Media News,Social Media Platforms,Social Media Strategy,Social Media Thoughts,Social Networking,Twitter,Video & YouTube
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    Social Media Directors run Social Media Training and Social Media Courses as well as delivering Social Media Workshops. Onsite training is done nationally, but the social media training courses run near London in Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire focussing on locations such as Reading, Guildford and Bracknell. LinkedIn training and LinkedIn courses across the UK.