A LITTLE ABOUT

    About The Event

    Our mission at SocialDay is create the best event experience for all those who work in and around Social Media Marketing.
    Do you use or want to use Social Media Marketing to grow your brand, drive engagement and develop relationships with those you are trying to reach? Do you already understand Social Media Marketing but are looking for tips and advice to give you an edge?
    You are in the right place, we work in social media marketing and over 2 years ago when we launched the very first SocialDay we did it because we could not find an event that catered for those who already understood social media marketing. There were lots of beginner events, lots of marketing events that had one or two sessions mixed in with everything else but nothing that properly covered social media, and specifically for those who work in social media marketing.

    EVENT TIMELINE

    Social Media Festival Schedule

    Arrive mid day and collect your pass. Network and refresh yourself and then take your seat ready to hear all about the future…..

    Tiny (The SocialDay bot) opens the event and discusses whats in store for our delegates, takes you through the 3 days, the lineup and how the workshops will work.  Tiny is in charge of the networking at will be giving full details of where the networking action will be.

    Be prepared for a an awesome opening Keynote showcasing future technology, kicking off SocialDay with a BANG.

    Virtual Reality has been on the cusp of social media for a few years, as technology becomes smaller and more accessible as marketers we need to understand what is possible.

    Sarah heads up Media at Birmingham University and is a specialist in Immersive Storytelling, winning awards for her VR films and documentaries.  It is fair to say Sarah lives VR, she once spent 48 in VR (this included a wing walk)

    Join Sarah as she outlines what you can expect from the future, as part of the day 1 theme “future of social media marketing” we have brought together some of the best thought leaders who are already working with brands to implement this technology.

    A lively Q&A panel where we will be debating the challenges and behaviours of marketing to Gen Z.

    The theme for day 1 is the future of social media. What better way to discuss this than to consider the future generation.

    Artifical Intelligence is developing to all aspects of our life, from bots on websites and social networks to Amazon Echo and Google Home, sophisticated AI has been developed but where is it heading, and what does it mean for social media marketing.  Katie King has been working within the industry on this very topic and will take you on a journey showing you what the future may hold.

    A must for any social media marketer who is interested in the future, in the final session of day 1 the AI session will bring a close to the “Future of Social Media Marketing” theme.

    Relax and enjoy a drink on us at the Socialday Arms pub just around the corner

    Influencer marketing has proved extremely successful for some brands, but how does it work? Harry Hugo founder of the Goat Agency will take you through how Influencer Marketing works, how to avoid the pitfalls and ensure that you are reaching your customers.  Harry will talk you through Influencer marketing 101, He will also be joining the panel later on in the day and is always happy to take questions from the audience.

     

    Have a drink and discuss everything you just learned.

    Got a burning question about influencer marketing?

    How to become an influencer?

    How to check for Fake Influencers?

    How do you manage campaign results?

    This is the session for you.

    Our panelists all work in Influencer marketing and will be taking questions from the floor drawing on real-life experience to help give you the facts about influencer marketing so you can decide if its right for you.

    The beating heart of any good social media campaign is the content, the panel will be discussing what good content looks like, should you worry about algorithms or just produce the best content you can, they will be giving examples of what has worked well and will also take you through what has not worked well and the lessons they have learned.

    Our line up consists of those who do this for a living and don’t just talk on stage about it!

    It’s getting harder to get noticed online and as a consequence, the costs of online marketing are spiralling. For any business wanting to get noticed, a strong content marketing strategy is critical to driving growth.

    But where to start? Well, the best social campaigns didn’t happen by accident – they are a direct result of a well-thought-out, structured and actionable plan.


    Having been part of growing a content marketing agency and now building an award-winning social media planning software, this session will give some practical and realistic advice for businesses to punch well above their weight in the digital space.

    Brands still find livestream a challenge, many recognise they should be utilising this as a platform, but it can be difficult to get internal stakeholders involved.

    We have pulled together a panel with the CMA of individuals who have been through these challenges and created some of the best live streams to date.

    Our panel is ready to take your questions.

    How do you grow a brand on YouTube? What is the key to organic growth? This session will take you through real examples of how some of the biggest brands have achieved exactly that.

    Have a drink and discuss everything you just learned.

    In this workshop, we will show you how to capture video footage and edit it, a must for all content creators. This is to help capture footage and pass on to your clients, In most jobs, you will no doubt bring in a professional crew, but do all social media posts need that? In this session, we will look at how to capture video footage for Livestream and those quick videos, in a format that will easily let you help educate clients and key stakeholders in the brands you work with.

    • How to frame a shot
    • What equipment you should use
    • Capturing footage on a mobile
    • Thinking about audio
    • Look at lighting
    • How to edit

    LinkedIn is a great platform for B2B, but are you getting the most out of it?

    Its all well and good using business pages and showcase pages, are you getting buy-in from senior stakeholders internally, or at the client end.  Do the product teams understand how and why they should be sharing campaign content.  Are you creating organic content for product teams to use?

    This session will look how you can get buy-in from wider teams and what tactics you should be used to achieve engagement

    Learn how to use Instagram Stories as part of your social media campaign, Teresa will talk you through how Insta Stories should form an integral part of any campaign, we will look at how you can grow audience and drive traffic through the creation of compelling stories.

    Jungle Creations are the company behind some of the biggest channels on Social Media, including “VT” and “Twisted”

    They generate over 5.5 billion video views every single month. To put that figure into perspective; that’s over two-thirds of the planet’s population!

    Jana is head of social (and also a successful YouTuber in her own right) find out how they have built this business in such a short space of time.  Jana will be explaining what it takes to build engagement, highlighting some of the recent campaigns they have created (walkers, Virgin to name a few) outlining what worked well, and why!

     

    Hear the incredible On the tools story.

    On The Tools is the leading community for construction, growing from nothing to a strong engaged community OF 1.7 MILLION in just 3 years, Lee will take you through the steps he has taken to build the community, and retain audience attention.  What content has worked best, and how continued algorithm changes affect reach and how they address this not just for themselves but also the brand partners.

    A look at the continued changes from Twitter, what the future holds and what the recent changes will do to clean up the platform.  How can marketers now get the most out of Twitter, find out exclusively from the head honcho himself!

    The director of organic acquisition at uSwitch, Zoopler and Prime Location takes us through the relationship between SEO and Social Media and how we can better improve organic acquisition.  Responsible for some of the largest websites on the net Lukasz has a wealth of experience delivering results.

    McDonald’s has been an integral part of the UK high street since 1974, but on Social, there wasn’t enough positive conversation around the brand. Working hard to be the UK’s best-loved restaurant company doesn’t come easy, so join William Bonaddio (acting Social Media Editor-in-Chief) as he takes you through how McDonald’s have created an integrated strategy to ensure that every social interaction leaves people a little happier. Audience takeaways: – How he created a customer-first social strategy for one of the world’s biggest brands – Delivering creative consistency when working with multiple agencies – Creating content built to generate positive conversation

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    Who is Supporting Social Day?

    Social Day is proud to be supported by incredible brands and media.

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    OUR SPEAKERS

    Speakers and Panellists

    Andrew and Pete
    Speech Time: 4:30 PM

    Andrew and Pete

    Andrewandpete.com
    Julian March
    Speech Time: 05:00 PM

    Julian March

    Managing Director, Media Games and Video Content, Future PLC
    Dominic McGregor
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    Dominic McGregor

    COO & Co-Founder Social Chain
    Kevin Gibbons
    Speech Time: 05:00 PM

    Kevin Gibbons

    Co-Founder, CEO @ BlueGlass
    Tiny
    Speech Time: 12:15

    Tiny

    Head Bot at Social Day
    William Bonaddio
    Speech Time: 02:30 PM

    William Bonaddio

    Social Media Editor-in-Chief McDonald's UK
    Mark Williams
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    Mark Williams

    blogger, author and podcaster
    Lee Wilcox
    Speech Time: 11:40

    Lee Wilcox

    CEO, On The Tools
    Caroline Duong, CEO Zine
    Speech Time: 11:05 AM TO 11:50 AM

    Caroline Duong, CEO Zine

    Caroline Duong
    Florie Anne Virgile
    Speech Time: 05:00 PM

    Florie Anne Virgile

    COO, Citizen Press UK Ltd
    Chris “Kubby” Kubbernus
    Speech Time: 10:21 AM
    Kirstie Smith
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    Kirstie Smith

    Founder Make and Believe Digital
    Harry Hugo
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    Andy Lambert
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    Andy Lambert

    Director, ContentCal
    Steven Lloyd-Barlow
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    Steven Lloyd-Barlow

    Co-Founder Vidbuild.com
    Molly Wright
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    Qasim Majid
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    Qasim Majid

    CEO Wow Zone
    Joanne Sweeney-Burke
    Speech Time: 09:40 AM

    Joanne Sweeney-Burke

    CEO, Digital Training Institute
    Teresa Heath-Wareing
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    Teresa Heath-Wareing

    Director of THW Marketing
    Victoria Taylor
    Speech Time: 15:00

    Victoria Taylor

    Founder and chief digital strategist at Untwisted Media
    Jennifer Quigley-Jones
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    Jennifer Quigley-Jones

    Director & Founder Digital Voices
    Lisa D. Jenkins
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    Lisa D. Jenkins

    Managing Editor at Social Media Examiner
    Elliot Willis
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    Elliot Willis

    Commercial Director
    Alex Packham
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    Alex Packham

    Founder & CEO ContentCal
    Lukasz Zelezny
    Speech Time: 04:00 PM

    Lukasz Zelezny

    Head of organic acquisition at uSwitch.com
    Dean Johnson
    Speech Time: 2:00 PM

    Dean Johnson

    Head of Innovation at Brandwidth
    Robert Craven
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    Robert Craven

    Author "Grow your digital agency"
    Lloyd Knowlton
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    Lloyd Knowlton

    Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing
    Jack Parsons
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    Jack Parsons

    CEO Big Youth Group
    Nic McCarthy
    Speech Time: 05:00 PM

    Nic McCarthy

    Content Director, SevenC3
    Ed Couchman
    Speech Time: 9.30 AM

    Ed Couchman

    Director of Agency Partnerships, Facebook UK
    Adam Barnett
    Speech Time: 05:00 PM

    Adam Barnett

    Head of Commercial Production - ITN Productions
    Daniel Knowlton
    Speech Time: 10:15 AM

    Daniel Knowlton

    Co-founder of KPS Digital Marketing 
    Katie King
    Speech Time: 16:30 PM

    Katie King

    Managing Director of Zoodikers, and Co Founder of AI in FM
    Alexandra Galviz (Authentic Alex)
    Speech Time: 01:10 PM

    Alexandra Galviz (Authentic Alex)

    LinkedIn Top Voice UK | Branding & Strategy Consultant
    Bruce Daisley
    Speech Time: 11:05 AM

    Bruce Daisley

    VP, Twitter EMEA
    Georgie Gayler
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    Georgie Gayler

    Social Media Director
    Sarah Jones
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    Sarah Jones

    Head of the Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University
    Jana Damanhouri
    Speech Time: 9:15 Am

    Jana Damanhouri

    Global Head of Social at Jungle Creations
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    It was a whirlwind of a day, with one great speaker after another blowing our minds as they took the stage.

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    Learned a lot at #SocialDayUK at the @CongressCentre #London last week - brilliant event shared with some great #entrepreneurs @social_day

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