We are very social


Twestival by Jon Cartwright.
Twestival by Jon Cartwright

After speaking at NMA Live’s Twitter for Brands, the IAB’s Travel Forum and Simon’s keynote on measuring online political behaviour, all in the last few weeks, it seems we have an even more relentless schedule of speaking engagements coming up over the next couple of months. On the off chance you might actually want to tag along, I thought it worth telling you about them in advance…

ad:tech, London, Tuesday 22nd September
I’m participating on an IAB hosted panel at ad:tech looking at “what to do when things go bad: the power of reactive social media” alongside Nick Jones, Director of Interactive Services at the COI and others. This is free to attend, so get yourself down to Olympia for 3pm tomorrow.

Drinks and Digital Marketing Summit, London, Tuesday 22nd September
The impact of social media on the drinks industry is up for discussion on a panel with wine bloggers and drinks marketers that I will be part of at the The Charlotte Street Hotel. It’s rumoured that Oz Clarke will be in the audience, so get yourself an invite and I’ll see you there at 6:30pm tomorrow.

IPA Social, London, Tuesday 6th October
Ok, so we’re not actually part of the line-up, but Nathan, Sandrine, Leila, Simon, Seb and myself will be there to contribute to the debate (as we were last time). The evening has the potential to go down in history as the moment adland woke up to social media. Whatever happens, you don’t want to miss it.

Silverpop EMEA Client Summit, London, Thursday 8th October
Silverpop’s Client Summit is invite only, if you are going along, I’ll be speaking in the afternoon

Social Media in Business, London, Friday 23rd October
I’ll be part of a panel debate on “The Future of Social Media” towards the end of the day, but the sessions they’ve got on beforehand look great – so grab a ticket now.

Media140, London, Monday 26th October
Gareth Jones, Revolution’s Editor and Mel Exon, Managing Partner of BBH Labs and I are on the opening panel, “Can you change a brand in 140 characters?” . If you can at all make it to this event, I’d advise you to – the previous Media140 conference was brilliant and this one looks even better.

Understanding Digital Creative, Dublin, Thursday 5th November
I’ll be heading to Dublin to speak at Understanding Digital Creative, an evening event that forms part of ICAD‘s Design Week, alongside the chaps from Agenda 21 and Folk Creative.

Monitoring Social Media 09, London, Tuesday 17th November
At Monitoring Social Media 09 I’ll be talking about how we helped Skype set-up and run their real-time social media listening and responding programme. This is the first conference in Europe dedicated to this topic – it will be good to delve deep into the issues…

Account Planning Group Sweden, Stockholm, Wednesday 18th November
The Swedish account planning community invited me to Stockholm for the evening to sprinkle a bit of the We Are Social fairy dust as part of their series of events on planning in a digital world.

Interactive Advertising Festival, Madrid, Wednesday 25th November
I’ll be in Madrid for IAB Spain‘s Interactive Advertising Festival, running a 100 person(!) workshop on Social Media (let’s hope their English is good, as my castellano is non-existent).

The Battle of Big Thinking, London, Thursday 26th November
Sandrine is a contestant in Campaign and the Account Planning Group‘s Battle of Big Thinking, up against people like Jonathan Mildenhall, Coca-Cola’s VP of global advertising strategy and creative excellence, Guy Murphy, JWT’s worldwide planning director, Rick Vlemmiks, British Gas’ marketing director, Robin Wight, chairman of the Engine Group and Will Harris, Nokia UK’s marketing director. As you can see, she’ll be up against some formidable opposition – however it pans out, you’re guaranteed “a year’s thinking in a day”.