Free Social Media Surgery for Businesses in the North West

Manchester Social Media Surgery logoExcitement is building ahead of next month’s Social Media Surgery.

The theme of the popular monthly informal networking event that attempts to help Manchester businesses embrace the social media revolution in order to grow their company is ‘Is Twitter any good for marketing’.

Taking place on the second Tuesday of every month at Innospace (Manchester Metropolitan University’s business incubator) on Chorlton Street between 5-7.30pm, Manchester Social Media Surgery events offer real life advice and case studies from an experienced panel of digital and social media marketers who discuss social media projects and issues presented by the audience.

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Real Fresh TV’s Monthly Social Media Events Guide

Real Fresh TV - Social Media Events GuideImage Credit: thatsoftwareguy.com

This month sees the launch of Real Fresh TV’s Social Media Events Guide.

In the last week of every month, we will be bringing you a roundup of upcoming events, seminars and conferences focused on social media and the web taking place in the region.

Want to add your event to the list?

Contact us at least one month before your event and we’ll publicise it!  Call it a media partnership in the making… (more…)

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Book on the next Social Media Starter Course and get 50% off the Learning Social Media by Doing Course

Book on the next Social Media Starter Course and get 50% off the Learning Social Media by Doing Course

Book on the next Social Media Starter Course and get 50% off the Learning Social Media by Doing Course

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Following on from last week’s successful Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals course, I’d like to extend an invitation to businesses that need support in using social media to win new customers and achieve business goals.

Read on if you interested in finding out how to use Twitter and Facebook constructively to grow your business network and engage with pre-qualified new clients.

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3 Key Takeaways from the Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals Training Course

Social Media Process v 1.0

Social Media Process v 1.0

Yesterday I had the pleasure of running an Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals training course at One Central Park, Manchester.

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Social Media meets Youth Theatre at Contact Manchester’s Contacting the World 2010

Contact Theatre Manchester's Contacting the World 2010 - A pioneering, international theatre exchange project, supercharged by social media

Just a quick blog post to share a couple of YouTube videos created at Contact Theatre Manchester’s Contacting the World 2010 launch late last month.

I’ve previously written about managing the digital and social media strategy for Contact Theatre on their biennial international theatre exchange festival for young people aged 15-25.

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LinkedIn Debate: Web Designers Should Provide Social Media Training

Friday’s blog post suggesting that social media training should be provided by web design and development companies seems to have struck a nerve on LinkedIn.

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Shouldn’t Social Media Training Be Included With Web Design Services?

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The rather provocative title comes from recent experience on an interesting project with a brilliant new client.

Contact Theatre, Manchester’s home for explosive new theatre run a biennial international theatre exchange programme called Contacting the World.

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The Case for Manchester Open Data City and the Joys of Courting Corporate Philanthropy

Social Media Cafe Manchester, February 2010, in progress

Here come my notes from Tuesday’s Social Media Cafe Manchester event at the BBC’s offices on Oxford Road.

I’ve been a big fan of Social Media Cafe Manchester since being invited to be on the ‘panel of bloggers’ at the very first event in November 2008.  Whenever I can I try to blog about each ‘#smc_mcr’ I attend, after the event.

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Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals

New Training Course: Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals

I’m pretty excited about this!  Starting next month, on Wednesday 10th February to be precise, I will be running a new social media training course aimed squarely at the media industry in the North West.

The new Introduction to Social Media for Media Professionals course, designed specifically for digital media professionals considering use of social media within media projects, builds on Real Fresh TV’s success with the UK’s longest running ‘social media for beginners’ course: the Social Media Starter Course.

Along with an assessment of workable strategies for developing multi-platform content, the course concludes with an introduction to the rigours and demands of creating content for multiple platforms.

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What exactly happens at a Manchester Social Media Surgery event?

 Manchester Social Media Surgery

Cross-posted from the Social Media Cafe Manchester Ning.  With some additions in italics below.

Just sharing about the January Social Media Surgery event which took place at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business Incubator Innospace on Chorlton Street on Tuesday 12th January 2010 from 2pm to 4pm. You can read about the first event on 8th December 2009 here.

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