The Small Business Guide to Effective Social Media Marketing

I’m excited to be presenting this workshop for the LEAD programme at the University of Salford.

I’m a recent delegate of this innovative programme of leadership and management training for small business owners (graduated yesterday) and can’t recommend it highly enough!  It changed my life, as I blogged after attending a Ruth Badger Masterclass on sales put on by the programme.

What follows is copied from the event publicity:

The Small Business Guide to Effective Social Media Marketing

Date: Thursday 1 July 2010
Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am – 10.30am workshop
Venue: Rayleigh Room, Faraday House, University of Salford (Building 18 on page 3 of this campus map)

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You’re Hired! How to sell better than the BBC’s The Apprentice – What I learnt at a Ruth Badger Master class

Chi-chi Ekweozor Meets Ruth Badger

Chi-chi Ekweozor meets Ruth Badger the most famous star of popular BBC show The Apprentice

I’ve been on the excellent LEAD programme at the University of Salford’s Salford Business School since September last year.

LEAD is a leadership development programme developed and piloted by Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in conjunction with the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

Since its inception in 2004, over 150 businesses have benefited from the programme which combines personal development of the owner-manager with support and development of the business itself.

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Social Media represents the end of Search – The Debate Rages On At #smc_mcr

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As promised on Twitter, here come my notes from last week’s incredibly enjoyable Social Media Cafe Manchester event.

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Using Twitter for Discussion and Feedback during the Social Media Starter Course

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Yesterday morning saw an incredibly well attended Social Media Starter Course, the second ever and fully booked!

Attendees included staff from Salford, Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester universities looking to engage with the local community using social media, the marketing team from online travel and leisure company, iKnow, a community worker from Trafford Metropolitan Borough and a PR/journalist.

It was a pretty mixed group with varying levels of social media experience and knowledge.

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From Single Mother To Social Media Celebrity

LaurenLuke - From Single Mother To Social Media CelebrityFollowing on from last week’s post on the University of Salford’s newly approved MA in Social Media which got a response from the BBC’s Business editor, Tim Weber on Twitter, here’s further discussion by way of an example.

Meet Lauren Luke, a single mother who’s recently joined the Guardian as a video blogger on the strength of the popularity of her videos on YouTube.

Thanks to John Welsh for the hat tip on Twitter.

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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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