By Rob | 16 Apr 2014, 10:30am | Category: SMPRMeetup
The next #SMPRMeetup is just around the corner and next Wednesday -- April 23rd -- we have a real treat.
Bridget Greenwood, or @BridgetFSM on Twitter, is going to guide us through the pitfalls of doing social media marketing in the finance industry. Finance and social are not natural bed fellows. Banker bashing, tax avoidance, bonuses and all that have put a lot of those involved in finance off social.
Bridget, however, has spent the last few years advising her clients, big and small, on how to get something out of social. How to engage with customers and grow a following. She will talk us through her experiences and teach us her learnings. It will be a great talk for those involved in finance and other sensitive industries to find out how it can be done.
Once again it should be an enjoyable evening. It's at the Rose and Crown in Southwark and I will be there from 6:30pm. The talk will begin at 7:30pm so there is no rush to turn up. And of course there will be some free wine.
For more details take a look at the meetup group.
We look forward to meeting you.
By Rob | 21 Mar 2014, 10:30am | Category: SMPRMeetup
On Wednesday evening we ran our second #SMPRMeetup. This month we were joined by the wonderful PR and Social expert @AndiSmit who gave a talk on his top tips for Social Marketing and PR...
We learnt a lot from Andrew -- and it was a pleasure to have him down. But As you can see from the pic it was a nice, relaxed and informal gathering of like minded people. It's exactly the what we want #SMPRMeetup to become -- a relaxed opportunity for people to network and learn...
We also had plenty of fun -- especially when @TelcoGeek noticed what a 'smart' guy @AndiSmit is...
Overall we had a great evening and thankfully the reviews were excellent...
Thanks to everyone who came along -- it was much appreciated. The next #SMPRMeetup is on April 23rd where we will be learning about Financial Social Marketing with @BridgetFSM. We hope to see you there...
By Rob | 17 Mar 2014, 10:30am | Category: SMPRMeetup
This is just a quick reminder to to everyone that our second #SMPRMeetup is this Wednesday.
Last month's event was good fun, we met lots of new and interesting people. But this month should be even better. We have a great talk scheduled by PR and Social Media expert Andrew Smith. He has over 30 years experience and is heavily involved with the CIPR.
So if you want to meet your industry peers, enjoy a free glass of wine and learn something from an industry expert please do join us.
It is at the Rose and Crown in Southwark from 6:30pm and the talk will begin about 7:30pm.
We look forward to meeting you.
By Rob | 20 Feb 2014, 10:30am | Category: SMPRMeetup
We had a great night at #SMPRMeetup last night. For our first go I was really pleased.
We met some great people -- about 12 in all. Some new faces like @Darsie50 who learnt how to use a hashtag. And some old like @murphyL086 and @jonathanlea.
Everyone seemed to understand the aim. Which was to give people an opportunity to network with their peers and learn something. Plenty of business cards were exchanged. I gave a talk on Twitter spam and we had a great chat about it and social marketing in general. I'd like to thank everyone who attended -- it was appreciated.
We'll be running another meetup next month where we hope to have a PR expert discuss social marketing and PR. More info will follow in due course.
If you haven't already sign up to our meetups to hear about future events.
Speak soon and we hope to see you at the next meetup.
By Rob | 5 Feb 2014, 10:00am | Category: SMPRMeetup
As we now have a wonderful little community built around our Fakers App we've decided its about time we set up a meetup. This is so we can get to know all our social media marketing and PR friends better.
Based on chats with friends such as @andismit, @matt_hodkinson, @annemcx, @sidawson and @BridgetFSM over the last 6 months we've come up with a very simple format. Our meetup will have no sales pitches nor presentations. It will simply aim to offer you guys an opportunity to network and learn something from an industry expert who will give a short talk. Oh, and you'll be able to have a drink as well...
The first meetup will be on Wednesday 19th, Feburary at the Rose and Crown pub in Southwark. You can sign up here. We have the upstairs room and the talk will begin at 7:30pm, but we will be there from 6:30pm. After the talk you are free to stay as long as you want to network and enjoy a glass of wine or two.
We have one talk already set up which will be by me, @RobDWaller. I will discuss 5 Interesting facts about Twitter Spam. We are also looking to announce another speaker shortly.
Over the next 2-3 months we hope to turn this into a community of like minded individuals who can help each other in both a business and educational manner.
We hope to see you there. And please pass this on to those who may be interested.