Join us for London’s Favourite Social Media Marketing Conference – October 23/24
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Day One – 23rd October – An expert-led strategic marketing workshop
Join Dr Dave Chaffey (Smart Insights), Katy Howell (Immediate Future), Luke Brynley-Jones (Our Social Times) and Justin Kirby (Tenth Wave) for an intensive, in-depth workshop. Our team of experts will deliver sessions on content marketing, measurement & ROI and social media planning. A small workshop designed for a one to one learning experience with lots of practical sessions. See the workshop programme.
Day Two – 24th October -An intensive, fast-paced marketing conference
Back for the 4th successive year, our SMM13 conference offers a grand slam of content and engagement marketing, Facebook strategies, B2B techniques, Twitter comedy (yes, indeed), native advertising tips, vine marketing campaigns, the future of video, plus how to integrate social and digital. See what is in store here.
- What’s Really Behind Facebook’s Competition Changes?
- Using Humour for Impact on Twitter
- Panel: Who are the real influencers?
- Five Ways to Succeed in Content Marketing
- 10 Best Practices – Integrating Social & Digital
- Yorkshire Tea: Case Study
23rd October – Workshop
Our trainers for the day are Dr Dave Chaffey, Katy Howell and Justin Kirby – a great line up and some brilliant sessions to give you practical and actionable advice. Day one, our workshop, will be held at the Hallam Conference Centre, a Grade II listed building formerly the General Medical Council’s headquarters. The workshop will be held in the Warren Suite – there will be plenty of refreshments through the day and we’ll stop for lunch. WiFi is available, please bring a long a tablet or laptop to take part in the practical sessions.
Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
Tube: Oxford Circus
24th October – Conference
Day two , the conference, will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre. The day will be a fast-paced mixture of talks, panel discussions and event a bit of Twitter comedy. The Cavendish is a purpose built venue with an impressive auditorium, super fast wifi, and (importantly!) plug sockets on each row. Meet our exhibitors, networking and grab a bite to eat (sticky toffee pudding for dessert!) in the adjoining room. Breakfast, refreshments and a delicious lunch are served during the day to keep you fuelled.
Cavendish Conference Centre
22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT
Tube: Oxford Circus
Conference Programme - 24th October
Time Topic & Summary Speaker 8.30 – 9.20 Registration & Coffee 9.20 – 9.25 Welcome & Introduction
- Justin Kirby, Conference Host & VP Strategic Content Marketing, Tenth Wave
9.25 – 9.55 Avoiding Crap: Five (ish) ways to succeed at content marketing - Content marketing is a huge buzz phrase in marketing. But the fact is, not all content marketing works - only the really good stuff. So how do you create the kind of content that your prospects thank you for and share with their colleagues? It starts by not making crap. Doug Kessler, author of “Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge”, which has surpassed 300,000 views on Slideshare, shares some valuable advice.
- Doug Kessler, Co-Founder, Velocity Partners
9.55 – 10.25 Making Social Central: 10 Best Practices for Integrated Social Media Campaigns - Social media is often treated as a 'special case' in marketing. But it shouldn't be. Social needs to be integrated into every aspect of a successful marketing campaign. In this session, renowned author and speaker, Dr Dave Chaffey, will highlight some of the best consumer and B2B campaigns that have put interaction at their core. Dave is also leading a session at the workshop, on the 23rd October.
- Dr Dave Chaffey, CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Insights
10.25 – 10.50 Case Study: Yorkshire Tea Train - Yorkshire Tea's 'Tea On The Train' event was a tea party with a difference – 200 journalists, bloggers and super-loyalists boarded the Orient Express for a tea-themed trip that amplified the infectious enthusiasm of their latest TV campaign, cemented influencer relationships, and generated huge buzz. Dom will share the strategy behind this unique event, key learnings and some of the more unexpected outcomes too!
- Dom Dwight, Head of Communications Development / Brand Ambassador, Yorkshire Tea
10.50 – 11.20 Coffee Break 11.20 – 11.45 What's Really Behind Facebook's Competition Rule Changes? In this insider-view session, Richard will explain what Facebook’s new competition rules are and what their impact is likely to be. He will highlight several important new opportunities for organisations running Facebook promotions and explain how these - and other changes, such as hashtags – are part of something much bigger and more exciting for marketeers.
- Richard Jones, CEO, Engage Sciences
11.45 – 12.10 Precision B2B Lead Generation from Social Media - Yes, it's true: attracting customers on social networks requires useful, interesting, content. But that's not all. Smart companies like IBM, Blackberry, Post Office and Staples are also focused on precision targeting and content optimisation that improves performance and generates more high quality leads. Join Katy to learn how to focus your social content using smarter analysis of data, how to activate a performance framework to understand what delivers results and how to map your customers through the funnel to maximise ROI.Katy will also be leading a Measurement & ROI session at our workshop, on the 23rd October.
- Katy Howell, CEO, Immediate Future
12.10 – 12.50 PANEL: Social Media Engagement - Customer Service or Relationship Marketing? It’s one of the grand ironies of social media that while marketing teams spend their days frantically trying to generating more social media engagement, Customer Service teams are paid to reduce it. This raises the question: why do consumers engage with brands online? And how should companies respond? With global Marketing spend exceeding Customer Service by a factor of twenty, is it time we re-thought our budgets?
- Host: Jemima Gibbons, Social Media Strategist & Blogger
- Bian Salins, Head of Social, NOW TV
- Georgina Lewis, Social Media Marketing Lead, Microsoft UK
- Marc Smeed, VP Marketing & Sales, Sentiment
12.50 – 13.50 Lunch 13.50 – 14.10 Using Humour for Impact on Twitter - Comedian, Twitter obsessive and now head of his own social media agency That Lot, David Schneider looks at how brands and companies can build a following through comedy and humour. He’ll discuss where brands are going wrong and what they should do to improve, including using tangential selling and character accounts, topicality, reactive tweeting and trending topics, as well as as live-tweeting, quizzes, Vines and virals.
- David Schneider, Consultant, Actor & Writer, That Lot
14.10 – 14.50 PANEL: Who are the real influencers? - In a world of social media, influencers evidently hold a pivotal role. Or do they? In this lively session we'll examine influencer marketing practices, tools and strategies. How important is context? Should you pay influencers? And what role do advocates have?
- Host: Lisa Moretti, Senior Social Strategist, Fleishman-Hillard
- Dom Dwight, Yorkshire Tea
- Matt Rhodes, Director, Fresh Minds
- Caroline Goodwin, Product Manager, Brandwatch
- Christophe Folschette, Founder, Talkwalker
14.50 – 15.10 Is Native Advertising the Future of Online Marketing? - Our reduced interest in advertising, combined with rise of socially driven content platforms, such as Forbes and Buzzfeed, has given rise to a hybrid form of promotional content: native advertising. Does it work? For how long? Should we expect more legislation? And what do consumers think?
- Ben Shaw, Social Strategy Lead, BBH
15.10 – 15.30 The Future of Instagram: Engagement marketing for brands - With over 150 million monthly active users, Instagram has confirmed its role as a leading platform for brands to engage an active audience. With its own rules and specifics, and most importantly ads around the corner, what should Brands be focusing on and what can they expect?
- Gabriel Hubert, Co-Founder, Nitrogram
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break 16.00 – 16.25 Is the Internet Making us More Stupider? - Comedian, David Schneider offers a very personal tour of his social media obsession, asking whether the internet has made us (or at least him) duller, ruder and more stupider. May contain jokes.
- David Schneider, Consultant, Actor & Writer, That Lot
16.25 - 16.45 Social Video & the Science of Sharing. How do you design a social video to be shareable? How do you launch it? And how do you measure the results in terms of sharing, viewing and brand uplift? In this fast-paced, evidence-based session, the creative lead from one the world’s leading video marketing agencies offers expert advice and guidance into what’s coming next in the world of video marketing.
- Barney Worfolk-Smith, Head of Creative Solutions, Unruly Media
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Consultant, Actor & Writer
That LotBest known for TV shows such as I’m Alan Partridge and The Day Today, David Schneider is an actor, writer, director and internet obsessive, specialising in comedy. An avid tweeter with 150,000 followers and counting, he recently set up That Lot, a social media agency dedicated to helping brands and companies use comedy online.
Social Media Marketing Lead
Microsoft UKAs Microsoft UK’s social media lead, Georgina is tasked with shifting its social marketing strategy from one of broadcast to a social and collaborative one. She was responsible for the operational set-up and management of a social command centre that forms the foundation of all social marketing for the UK business. Georgina is a nine year veteran of the business. She was featured in Management Today’s 2013 35 women under 35.
Head of Communications Development / Brand Ambassador
Yorkshire Tea / Bettys and TaylorsDom has a dual-role at Bettys & Taylors. He works on the communications strategy behind the Yorkshire Tea and Taylors Coffee brands, across experience, PR and social media, to drive conversation and safeguard tone of voice. He's also working with departments across the Bettys & Taylors group to make internal communication more effective and engaging, and foster a culture of genuine connection between the business and its people.
Head of Social
A respected social media speaker and practitioner, Bian has worked in social media since 2008. A former journalist with ELLE Magazine (India) and the Times Education Supplement, she was previously Head of Social Media Innovation at BT and currently heads up social media for BSkyB’s new offering, NOW TV.
Dr Dave Chaffey
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr Dave Chaffey is CEO and co-founder of Smart Insights, a digital marketing advice site that helps businesses manage their online marketing activities to compete more effectively through practical guidance in Templates, Ebooks, Video Training, free blog posts and the weekly Emarketing Essentials newsletter. Dave is author of 5 bestselling books on Ecommerce including Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice and Emarketing Excellence.
Creative Director & Co-Founder
Doug is Creative Director at Velocity, a London-based B2B agency specialising in content marketing. He wrote The B2B Marketing Manifesto and Crap: Why the biggest threat to content marketing is content marketing. Doug's talk at Social Media Marketing 2013 will be 'Avoiding Crap - 5 Ways to Succeed at Content Marketing.'
Senior Social Strategist
Lisa has six years experience working as a digital editor, strategist and community manager for over 20 major international brands including KPMG Europe, Deloitte Netherlands, Philips, IKEA, MTN, National Geographic, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. She has a hands-on knowledge of social media and frequently speaks at conferences around the world along with training executives and marketing teams internationally on the power of social media for B2B.
Social Strategy Lead
During his five years at BBH Ben has worked across some of BBH's most high profile accounts. He spent six months on a Digital Strategy Secondment at Unilever working with the European Axe brand team and spent two years on Google, helping Chrome become the no.1 browser in the world. Currently he works with Audi UK and global confectionary brand Mentos and heads up the social team at BBH London.
Matt is responsible for defining and delivering social media strategies for large brands and businesses that include Royal Bank of Scotland, Telefonica O2, Allianz and Virgin Media. He has a background in market research and strategy consulting, specialising in digital innovation and proposition development. He runs both professional and personal blogs and is a prolific author of social media best-practice articles for a range of publications.
Barney Worfolk - Smith
Head of Creative Solutions
Barney is Head of Creative Solutions at Unruly and has made video for brands since 2007. He specialises in collaborative projects between Unruly, clients and content makers from all points of the content compass. Before Unruly he successfully led online broadcaster, ChannelFlip from start up to acquisition by Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine.
Katy, CEO of social media consultancy, immediate future, helps brands succeed in social media and deliver value to the business. Katy’s social expertise spans many industries with clients including; Hotpoint, Post Office, IBM Selfridges, Staples Europe, HSBC, JD Williams and Sony Music. Katy is currently determinedly sharing best practice on social strategies, measurement, community management, analytics and social media and the law.
Gabriel is the co-founder and CEO of Nitrog.ram an Advanced Analytics and Social Media Marketing Platform for Instagram. His company builds a platform to help brands such as Disney and the Chicago Bulls make sense of and better leverage visual media and particularly user-generated photos, starting with the leading service Instagram.
Richard started his career at a marketing agency, then embarked on a career in enterprise software with Sybase, Vignette and marketing automation specialist Eloqua before founding Engage Sciences. Richard’s career has taken him all over the world working with some of the globe’s leading brands such as EA, AB InBev, Nokia, Vodafone and Sony. Richard is a regular speaker on social media marketing topics at leading industry events.
Social Media Strategist & Blogger
VP Marketing & Sales
Marc joins Sentiment following 18 years experience, most recently in enterprise social networking. Seven years at Bowne taught him the importance of good customer service. He crossed the chasm with SaaS-pioneer IntraLinks as the market embraced the benefits of Cloud-based document collaboration and distribution as he built out an EMEA-wide team and network of offices starting from a cramped 4 man office at Regus. Sharepoint-based Cloud document management start-up Isiwis and enterprise social networking company IdeaPlane were the final stops on the journey to Sentiment.
Caroline joined Brandwatch in January 2011 and rapidly advanced to her current role as Product Manager. In this role she focuses on ensuring that the Brandwatch platform meets the constantly evolving needs of their clients. Previous to this, Caroline worked within the Social Media and Strategy teams at iCrossing where she worked with clients such as Coca Cola, M&S and Halifax.
TalkwalkerChristophe co-founded Talkwalker, a social media monitoring and analytics tool designed for ease of use. He works with companies including Burston Marsteller, Volkswagen, BASF and Deloitte. Christophe is currently heading up sales at Talkwalker.
VP, Strategic Content Marketing
Justin is an internet veteran who has been writing about interactive technologies and digital marketing since the early 90s. His books include Connected Marketing (2005) and the Best of Branded Content Marketing (2013). He chairs and speaks at conferences around the globe, and has recently been recruited to head up the strategic content marketing at Tenthwave, the new interactive agency from the US whose clients include Facebook, Google and eBay.
Our Social Times
Luke is the Founder & CEO of Our Social Times, one of the UK’s best known social media agencies, whose clients include The Telegraph Media Group, Orange Business Services, Blue Square and BAT. Having worked with global brands, celebrities, start-ups and SMEs, Luke speaks with wit and insight about how social media is changing the world of business.
Talkwalker is an easy to use and incredibly powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool. It delivers high value insights in a user-friendly dashboard recommended by agencies and brands worldwide. With a focus on big data crawling the Talkwalker search index is one of the largest, covering over 150 million sources in 187 languages and 247 countries. The dashboard is extremely user friendly and features intuitive filters and reporting functionalities.
EngageSciences was set up to build a platform that would help social media managers deliver measurable return for enterprise marketing departments. The EngageSciences platform enables brands to create exceptional social marketing programs that maximize the lifetime value of fans. Unlocking social data to improve the targeting and segmentation for campaigns across multiple channels, our users will become the CMOs of the future.
Brandwatch is one of the world’s leading tools for monitoring and analysing social media. Launched in August 2007 and now in version 6, Brandwatch is used by brands and agencies around the world to monitor, capture and analyse social media conversations. Brandwatch has headquarters in Brighton, and additional offices in Stuttgart, Germany, and New York, USA.
Sentiment is an enterprise grade social media monitoring and social customer service tool. Founded in 2005, Sentiment's monitoring tools allow you to monitor and measure social media to gain actionable business intelligence, allowing you to understand how people view your brands and products, identify influencers and engage in the right way.
State of Digital is a unique platform, which helps those working in digital find the right content which fits their needs, their current position, their experience level and also the state of the digital marketing implementation of their companies. They can read and share the right content with the right people to take the next steps in digital marketing.
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- Buffet lunch
- Printed handout
- Exhibitor area (Conference, 24th October)
- Slides will be available after each event
Workshop Programme - 23rd October
Join Dr Dave Chaffey (Smart Insights), Katy Howell (Immediate Future), Luke Brynley-Jones (Our Social Times) and Justin Kirby (Tenth Wave) for an intensive, in-depth workshop. Our team of experts will deliver sessions on content marketing, measurement & ROI and social media planning. A small workshop designed for a one to one learning experience with lots of practical sessions.
Time Session 9.00 – 9.30 Arrival & Coffee 9.30 – 10.00 Introduction and welcome
- Key Topics
- Introduce yourself
Luke Brynley-Jones, Our Social Times 10.00 – 10.45 Content Marketing
- Introduction to content marketing
- Formats and channels
Justin Kirby, Tenth Wave 10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break 11.00 – 11.45 Content Marketing continued
- Practical content marketing tips and ideas
- What's coming next? The future of content marketing
Justin Kirby, Tenth Wave 11.45 - 12.45 Practical Social Media Planning Workshop
- Setting goals and tracking success
- Reach: How to reach your audience
- Act - Encouraging interaction and sharing
Dr Dave Chaffey, Smart Insights 12.45 - 13.45 Lunch 13.45 - 15.45 Practical Social Media Planning Workshop continued
- Conversions - using social media for lead generation
- Engagement - how to define key messages
- Activity - Creating an integrated campaign plan
Dr Dave Chaffey, Smart Insights 15.45 - 16.00 Coffee Break 16.00 - 17.00 Measurement & ROI
- What to measure?
- Key metrics
- How to calculate ROI
Katy Howell, Immediate Future 17.00 Wrap up and close
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