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75 takeaways from #casesmc

Last week, I was back in Brighton to resume my role as co-chair of the CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference and, yet again, it proved itself to be one of the very best sector social media events of the year.

With absolutely loads of help from my co-chair Marie-Rose Delauzun, and CASE’s Sophie Anderton, we pulled together a really awesome bill of speakers – even if I do say so myself! Continue reading 75 takeaways from #casesmc

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10 reasons to join #casesmc this Spring!

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Now that the light at the end of the long tunnel that is January is in sight, it’s time to look forward to the Spring and one of the highlights of my professional calendar – the CASE Europe Social Media and Community Conference.

 Of course, I’m lucky enough to be co-chair of this awesome event – so I do have something of a vested interest. However, I’m genuinely excited about this year’s lineup and would love for plenty of you to join us in Brighton from 30-31 March. Continue reading 10 reasons to join #casesmc this Spring!

35 things I took away from #youth_conf

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Last week I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters at the Engaging Youth conference in London. I was speaking about Instagram and some of the things we’ve learnt using it at the University of Warwick.

As well as doing my speaking bit, I was also able to to hear most of the other sessions from the day – here’s a few things I took away from a busy conference. Continue reading 35 things I took away from #youth_conf

A snazzy checklist and six quick tips to turbo-charge your LinkedIn profile

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It might not be the coolest of social networks, but there’s little doubt that LinkedIn is becoming more useful, more thoughtful and more difficult to ignore. Thanks to the power of #commscamp16 we’ve now got a fancy checklist and some top tips to get your profile flying. Continue reading A snazzy checklist and six quick tips to turbo-charge your LinkedIn profile

29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of heading down to that London to speak at the latest Discovering Futures event – a day focussed on using social media for student recruitment. My session was about Instagram (surprise, surprise!) and seemed to go well…thanks to those who sat in on it! Continue reading 29 things I learnt at #ConfDF – my first Discovering Futures Conference

59 things I learned at #casesmc 2016

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Last week saw more than 80 higher education folk descend on Brighton for the 2016 Case Europe Social Media and Community Conference, an event I co-chaired for the first time. Despite having confidence in the schedule my co-chair Steven den Boer and I had put together, I was definitely a bit nervous as we kicked things off on Thursday morning; would all the speakers be ok, would the technology work and, most importantly, would our delegates get as much value and knowledge from the conference as possible? Continue reading 59 things I learned at #casesmc 2016

Right back at it again: what I made of #commscamp15

19445194710_d6349e91a5_zIt’s about time I blogged again isn’t it? I mean, I am a social media professional after all! In truth, I’ve been meaning to get back into it for a while but have been waiting for that spark of inspiration…it finally came thanks to #commscamp15. Continue reading Right back at it again: what I made of #commscamp15

Thanks for the Memories: What I learnt at CASE

colours case Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Edinburgh for the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Europe Annual Conference and it was really rather good. Continue reading Thanks for the Memories: What I learnt at CASE