Record Turnout for Free Social Media Surgery for Manchester Businesses

Manchester Social Media Surgery

Manchester Social Media Surgery, in progress

Last month’s Social Media Surgery for Manchester business saw a 300% increase in attendees following coverage in regional industry press.

The free monthly Social Media Surgery events which help Manchester businesses embrace the social media revolution in order to grow and market their companies saw an influx of new attendees.

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Manchester Social Media Surgery welcomes Crain’s Manchester Business

Crains Manchester Business, the highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester

Highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester

I’m really excited to share that Samrana Hussain, business reporter at Crain’s Manchester Business, the highly regarded weekly business newspaper for Greater Manchester will be attending the Social Media Surgery later this month.

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.

As shared earlier in the week, Hussain reported on the free Social Media Surgery events on Crain’s Manchester Business and I’m delighted that the experienced journalist is joining us at the event on Tuesday April 13.  Hussain recently joined Manchester Crain’s Business from ITV Granada.

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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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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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Using Twitter to Raise Money for Charity AKA Social Media For Social Good – #smc_mcr

Using Twitter to Raise Money for Charity AKA Social Media For Social Good - #smc_mcrLast night’s Social Media Cafe Manchester, the 6 month anniversary of the events was a fantastic reminder of just how quickly social media has gripped the imagination of the British public.

Make that how quickly Twitter has gripped the imagination of the British public.

I attended the Twitter Titters session at yesterday’s unconference-style face-to-face social networking event(!).  There’s more details on the other session by Futuresonic founder Drew Hemment here.

Hosted by Louise Bolotin and Christina McDermott, two thirds of the team behind the Twitter Titters book put together to raise money for Comic Relief through Twitter, it was a fascinating insight into how to use Twitter to raise money for charity and promote a book on the web. You can follow Louise Bolotin and Christina McDermott on Twitter.

Already, there are some great write ups about the session on the interwebs.  Jon Clements of the PR Media blog posts his take here and here’s Democracy PR’s Jennifer O’Grady’s helpful overview.

What follows are my notes from the event:

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Is That A Degree Qualified Social Media Consultant?

Social Media Academic Qualification - UK

I don’t know about you but I think Social Media has started off the year with a bang!

From being talked about at the World Economic Forum in Davos to cropping up on Twitter accounts of the great and the good, it looks like participatory media has finally arrived in the UK.

You want more examples?

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