Tips for event attendance

Industry events are great, it might be your first event helping you to get a better understanding of the market or you may be influential in your sector and a seasoned delegate. Events are a great way for you to catch up, keep a check on what is happening and make new contacts.  
 
Whatever you reason I thought I would share some of the ways that we maximise event attendance for the conferences that we attend and some of the feedback we give to SocialDayUK delegates.

You have just booked your ticket, but don’t wait until the event to start getting the most out of your ticket. If you are taking a few days out of work this is an investment, these tips will help you get the most out of the event, don’t just rock up and listen, immerse yourself into the event and who knows what it may bring. We have had some great success stories, guests getting new jobs, picking up new clients and being invited back to speak the following year.

 

 

Pre Event

 

  1.  Pre-event networking – Meet delegates attending the event, most conferences have a social media group (ours is SocialDay Community) These are a great way to talk to other delegates, meet speakers and start to plan your event.

 

  1. Plan your sessions, a full programme will usually be available prior to the event, you can always contact the organisers to request one. Our event has two tracks running on workshop day, and many events run multiple tracks, plan what you want to see and save time deliberating and choosing on the day. Have a look at floor plans, note how long it takes to walk and factor in those refreshment breaks.  

 

  1. To help decide which sessions you want to see, check out some of the speaker’s videos, many will have sessions recorded and available.  It’s a good way to get a flavour of what the presentation style is, remember though each event is different and each audience is different a good speaker will tailor content to that audience.

 

At the Event

 

  1. Registration – Walking in and grabbing your badge, all the staff will be on hand to register you, if you have any questions now’s the time to get them out, organisers will be on hand and you’ll get a quicker response

 

  1. After you grab your badge (depending if your on time) usually coffee and networking will take place, look around and if you don’t know anyone it can be daunting, you’ll see old friends chuckling, professional networkers walking the floor, DO NOT revert to type and start scanning your mobile phone pretending to be busy or flicking through the conference programme (you’ve already planned the day) get out and meet some new connections, business and life are about relationships! Be brave!

 

  1. Introductions – It’s not always easy to meet new people in a conference environment, but people on their own generally feel the same way and are most likely glad that someone has reached out.

 

Make life easy, be natural, be yourself, but know what you want to say.  Break the ice, say good morning ask what sessions they are looking forward too, don’t bang on about yourself, if asked then give them a quick overview of what you do, but be prepared to listen to them too!

 

At SocialDay we have plenty of opportunity to network, refreshment breaks, lunch (and yes we actually provide food) and our networking parties (strange but most delegates seem extremely social after a few drinks)   

 

The Main Event

 

  1. We run a social media marketing event, naturally, our guests like to share lots of the content and jump on the #socialdayuk.  Some prefer to take notes, we record all sessions so you can watch them back over and over again, many events also do this. Don’t just take notes, try active listening, pull a list of questions you want to be answered together, most sessions will have time for a Q&A, and most speakers will also stick around at an event, so it’s good to have some questions you want answering when you meet a speaker rather than small talk, think of it as real value.  

 

  1. Content – pull all the amazing tips you have been interested enough to jot down in your notebook into an article, blog post or review and share it across your own social networks.  Top tip, dress it up as a review and you’ll get conference organisers share it post-event and no doubt for marketing the next event, we certainly do.

 

  1. Put your out of office on – If its urgent people will get in touch with you, don’t ruin your own experience by getting stressed out working during the sessions.

 

Post-event

 

  1. – Follow up with those connections you’ve made, arrange a call or just connect. You have made plenty of new connections, don’t just file business cards, actively reach out and continue to develop your network.  Even in social media it’s the human aspect that counts the most.

 

We hope these tips help, if you have any questions about SocialDay please drop us a line.

We all put a lot of thought into which events we attend, let’s face it it can be a minefield with so many events going on at any given time looking for the right event can be mindblowing, is it value for money, will I learn anything, who will I meet, so why should I bother with SocialDay?

If you work in or around social media marketing then this event is for you! In fact, it’s been built and designed for you.  Going back a few years Lucy our co-founder had been working in social media management and wanted to find an event that gave her some insight and practical help in her role.  Disappointingly she could not find one, most events were full of cheap tactics, 10 steps to success or just covered the basics, she got all that (as do you). What she craved was an event that showed her what other marketers are doing, she wanted the Social Networks to attend and tell her what was new (rather than seeing the same old press releases that get shared or the internet getting angry with the latest changes). she wanted an event that gives you an opportunity to talk directly to the social networks, your peers and learn some things you actually did not know!

SocialDay was born!!!

Fast forward and we now have an event that covers 3 days, and over 40 topics, we produced a survey last year to find out what the key issues for our guests were and here are some of the common themes:

  • We know what we should be doing, the issue is getting the client to implement
  • Our brand guidelines are stopping us from being creative
  • Algorithms and reach, I just can’t keep up
  • Worried about the effectiveness of Influencer Campaigns
  • Need support with strategy
  • We know we need to do more Social Media, and integrate better with traditional media
  • I’d like to know what the future of social media holds
  • How do I scale my agency
  • I would like to hear from people who have done this stuff, not just talk about it from someone else’s book for a living
  • How to  build communities, and keep them

All of our delegates are working with clients or for companies and are actively performing in the role of Social Media Marketer (apart from the aspiring students who we welcome)

This is not an event that is covering the basics, our guests know how to use these excellent marketing tools, in fact, most of out delegates could talk at other events on the topic, if your looking for the basics then this is not for you.

Where else can you get 3 days of training from some of the most successful individuals and companies in Social Media Marketing:

  • Bruce Daisley – Head of TWITTER EMEA
  • Dean Johnson – Head of Innovation, BrandWidth
  • Ed Couchman – Head of Agencies – FACEBOOK
  • Jana Damanhouri – Head of Social JUNGLE CREATIONS (VT and Twisted)
  • Sean King – CEO – SevernC3
  • Lisa Jenkins – Editor – Social Media Examiner
  • Adam Barnett – Client Services Director, ITN Productions
  • Florie-Anne Virgile – Chief Operating Officer, Citizen Press UK
  • Andrew & Pete – Global Content speakers (SMMW18)
  • Lee Wilcox – CEO – On the Tools
  • Victoria Taylor – Founder Untwisted Media
  • Samantha Kelly – The Tweeting Goddess
  • Kevin Gibbons – Managing Director, BlueGlass
  • Authentic Alex – Official top contributor on LinkedIn
  • Daniel Knowlton – Co-Founder KPS Digital Marketing
  • William Bonidido – McDonalds Social Media Editor
  • Sarah Jones – Head of Media, Birmingham University
  • Katie King – Artificial Intelligence, Author and speaker
  • Nic McCarthy – Chief Creative Officer, Seven
  • Teresa Heath Waring – Founder THW
  • Harry Hugo – Co-Founder The Goat Agency)
  • Dominic McGregor – Co-Founder and COO-Social Chain
  • Lukasz Zelezny – Director of organic growth uSswitch, Zoopler and Prime Location
  • Robert Craven – Author, Grow your digital agency
  • Dominic McGregor – COO – Social Chain
  • Qasim ‘Cas’ Majid – Founder – Wow Zone
  • Craig Fox – Influencer
  • Mark Williams – LinkedIn Trainer

The full programme will be announced shortly (sessions can be viewed here), we still have more fantastic sessions to announce!

All events are an investment, both in time out of the office and the cost of attendance, the killer question is will you see a return on that investment?

We think so, but don’t take our word for it! You can find several independent reviews here at the bottom of the page, also check out the twitter #SocialDayUK and you will see what delegates have had to say about the quality of the sessions in real time at the previous events. For the cost of a ticket, you will be hard pressed to find this level of training, at the price point of the ticket for this three-day festival!

If you want 3 days of training from some of the worlds biggest brands, you want to interact with those running the worlds biggest social networks, meet like-minded individuals and listen to cutting-edge debates, book your SocialDay ticket today.

We hope to see you on the 30th May – 1st June

Do you want to come to SocialDayUK but you need to convince your line manager that taking some time out of the office is a good idea? Also… you need them to cover the cost. Our delegates are usually senior marketers in agencies and brands, or founders (luckily you founders can make up your own minds, but not everyone has that ability)

Convincing your boss that:

The conference is worth attending.
You should have the time off to attend.
The cost is an investment in you.

 

 

This can often be a tricky subject to address, we are all busy, it’s never a good time to be out the office with client pressures and business demands, however, if you put the case across you could also be heading to join your peers on the 30th May – 1st June.
Let’s start with some of the top reasons your boss should let you come to SocialDayUK

  • The Content – SocialDay gives you access to sessions and topics that you might not normally get to see. It might be not just listening to the Head of Twitter in the UK, but we also have a wide variety of case studies, hear from your peers about what worked and lessons that were learned along the way!
  • Professional Development (CPD) – For 2018 we have CPD accreditation meaning that those hours you spend attending will all count to your CPD, we will even print you off a certificate for your records.
  • Cost – The cost of training varies from place to place, given the quality of our speakers and a whole day of interactive workshops you’ll be hard-pressed to find 3 days training with CPD and the variety of topics we are covering for a similar price!
  • We record all sessions – We have all been to an event, and in the next team meeting we need to report back what we took away. Fear not, at SocialDay we record all sessions so you can watch back and relive the presentations, workshops and keynotes over and over again.
  • Networking – Regardless of working within an agency or brand the legendary networking at SocailDay often leads to not just new friends, or clients, suppliers some of our delegates have even found employment! If you are currently looking to attract the best talent to your business then the quality of delegates is second to none!
  • Location – The event is in Central London, if you already based in the city then it’s extremely easy to get to the venue, being in central London WC1. If you are based outside London, then we have a morning dedicated to registration on the 30th May meaning you don’t have to get here the night before (unless you want to) and being central you are close to a wide variety of hotels of all budgets.
  • Speakers – We have sourced all the speakers, they are the key people who “work” in the industry, they have clients and understand your challenges, they have come to SocialDay to share what they have learned, what you won’t find is someone who just talks for a living! We have the social networks and case studies from McDonald’s, Jungle Creations, McVities, Coca-Cola to name a few.
  • Lunch – We like our friends in the audience to be focused on the sessions, not sat in the auditorium with a rumbling stomach wondering where the nearest food outlet is, so we provide lunch on the full days and coffee and tea in the breaks, leaving you free to network and one less receipt your accounts team needs to worry about.

How do I approach asking?

In reality, asking to attend a conference will mean a few common things for the individual who will sign off your expenses and authorise the 3 days as a work trip?

  1. Additional cost
  2. Time off
  3. What is the benefit to the organisation?

Put yourself in their shoes, structure the case for attending and maximise your chance of attending by highlighting the relevant sessions, the full program can be found here:

  • Structure your proposition, start with Impact on workflow – how your time will be covered?
  • Content – what is relevant to your business/department? what will you be able to implement on your return?
  • What is the cost of the trip? (make it easy for them to see the value, against 3 days of training)
  • Who are the keynote speakers and why is it important to hear what they are saying? (Twitter, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Future of Live Stream, competitor case studies)
  • Audience – who is attending, who could you be networking with, how will this impact the business?
  • How will the event help deliver current and future KPI’s?

In practice it’s always better to get some dedicated time to sit down and talk through event attendance, it’s never a good idea to tack it on to the end of another meeting or ask when your boss is on the way to a pressing meeting. Make time, be prepared to follow up, put a good case together.
Most good bosses and HR teams have a budget to invest in staff, more often than not it gets overlooked simply because we are all very busy and in this day and age your development may not be at the top of the to-do list!

Once you have approval, spend some time to circulate to key stakeholders in the team what you took away from the event, what you can implement, it will make future trips easier to obtain as the value can be seen, you have put what you’ve learnt into action.
We look forward to seeing you at SocialDay!

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The old saying “fake it till you make it” has been applied by many in social media over the last few years, with great success. We are now starting to see those who have built up a genuine following or years of expertise in a particular field fight back, expose some of the “frauds”

Is the industry beginning to self-regulate or is it simply that in this day and age we all need something to be angry about, a bandwagon to jump on? For me and I have said this before Social Media is long overdue some of the safety nets other advertising platforms have.

Some may read this and think big deal, others may agree, I have spoken to those on both sides of the fence.  It gets interesting as the two main issues are for those who claim to hold Influence and then those who offer businesses a service such as social media marketing.

It’s those who offer a service and claim to have a large following (which turns out to be bought) that I have the issue with, its fraud, you are misleading those who trust you and using your following to say hey we know what we are doing, look how we have built up our audience. 

Then there are those who do it for the Influencer marketing to boost the advertising revenue (ad fraud), which is a massive factor that stunts the growth of Influencer marketing in some sectors.

Wake up call!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Businesses and brands should look at these recent stories as a wake-up call, if you are going to spend the budget on marketing your business, or using influencer outreach then it’s time to get serious about doing your homework. Or at the very least making sure  your agency partners are accountable for the spend, are they doing the homework for you?

Most businesses understand traditional media and as it’s been around for so long have good sanity checks in place (aided by stats and regulation) Social Media is still in its infancy and the same level of education and understanding is often not there. However, this should not stop you from being vigilant at the campaign planning stage.

The planning stage is the most important, make sure those who are working with you understand your brand, your goals, and who your audience is. Despite that 50 slide powerpoint deck on your business you prepared and sent to agency partners, it simply does not mean they get your business! Be diligent here and it limits the room for error later on.

 

I am a small agency or business how can I check that we have the right partner?

Firstly when you are bringing people in to pitch your business, if they claim to have been there done it and got the T-shirt, then some case studies and tangible evidence will exist, get them to talk through the project. Have they shown an understanding of your market, your audience and most importantly your business?

In my experience this is the bit that seems to go out the window when people don’t understand something it’s easy to have the wool pulled over your eyes, clients see the number of followers and instantly make a connection, oh these guys know what they are doing and some do.  It’s those that have bought this light credibility that we have issue with (more so with those who have purchased the engagement as well)

We are a results-oriented industry, and while each project is different don’t be afraid to ask partners to show you what success they have had, ask them to talk through how it was achieved and actioned. Good agency’s and specialists will be happy to share this, and if anyone is worried about the ideas being stolen, be happy to sign an NDA, problem solved.

 

How can we check?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When hiring an agency in particular or if you are having an influencer campaign managed, before you get drawn into the data on returns, the charts showing the ROI, the case studies, start with understanding the policy they have on selecting Influencers, what due diligence do they go through? Any good agency will be happy to be transparent as they are looking for repeat business and are in it for the long haul, they are just as concerned about the “fakes” as you are.

If you are doing this yourself, or as a marketing department you can still do your own sanity checks and here are a few tools to help. :

 

Twitter fake follower tools

Instagram fake follower tools

  • https://www.fakecheck.co/

The biggest giveaway is the ratio of followers to engagement, too often we see 100,000’s of followers and little engagement, this is the best metric to use.

 

This is a tool developed by OMD and Influential, it’s a scoring system that looks at a variety of things including the engagement to determine if the engagement is real or not. (yes people also buy engagement in a bid to dupe you, although it’s fairly easy to spot) This creates a score and gives a good guideline as to how genuine the account is.  

We would also say, remember if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!

 

There are lots of good genuine influencers who have built up followings the hard way, by engaging and using the experience they have to influence the lives and work of others and to hold influence you don’t need large numbers, it’s quality numbers that matter and we should not tar everyone with the same brush! 

We are delighted to announce that ContentCal is back to sponsor SocialDay(the number 1 Social Media Marketing event in the UK), this is a tool that we at Socialday use for our own marketing, we honestly do!

ContentCal will be hosting the “agency growth” session at this years event, we will be announcing the full list of panellists shortly, if you want to know how to scale up your agency then this is the workshop for you!

ContentCal is a simple and intuitive way to manage social media content, removing the need for the numerous painful Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Emails – allowing teams to maximise efficiency by planning, approving and publishing content in a familiar and intuitive calendar interface. New for 2018 they have also introduced analytics to help with tracking progress and those tricky client reports.

What do Users of ContentCal say:

“For me, the planning side is what makes ContentCal different. Ideas can now be stored in the backlog, upcoming events and drafts can be added as placeholders in the calendar and mapped alongside our campaigns.“  Beckie Coupe

“I started planning our week’s social media every Monday morning, which reduced my workload massively. ContentCal is easy to use so took no time to get to grips with. The whole team could then chip in easily, creating ideas together, and all being able to see the week ahead” Gravity Force

“Streamlining content creation, team communication, sign off and publishing in one tool has been a game changer for the team at Molly Moodle Media. Feedback is easily tracked using comments and edits can be made quickly within the calendar. The drag and drop feature makes it easy to move posts around the calendar to optimise posting times. Whilst managing every client calendar from within one app has removed a lot of the stress and admin from managing social media for multiple clients” Molly Moodle Media

To grab your place on the agency growth workshop at SocialDay book a ticket today: here

You can find out more about ContentCal website here: they have a few different options for all sizes of social media account management

In other Social Media news, this time less about the Facebook algorithm and more about the plight of “Elle Darby” blogger and influencer and her request to stay in “Paul Stenson” Dublin hotel.  After reading several articles and many posts commenting on how Paul did not understand “modern marketing” and equally posts condemning Elle for being “entitled” I think many miss the point here.

Fundamentally the issue is with the way the whole opportunity was presented, no matter how you dress it up Influencers are “selling” a service regardless of the transaction being in exchange for a hotel room or for money. It’s an exchange and when you go in cold, you’re selling.   

Having cut my teeth in media as a salesperson, selling some of the hardest products in B2B and consumer, the fundamental flaw in the whole process was the opening, straight in for the kill, she opened with a close.  At no point was the lead qualified and what surprises me most is that more Hotels have not come out claiming they were sent the same message as to me the lack of thought and attention stinks of a cut and paste job.

I personally think the Hotel owner is just as bad, in the world of Social Media Marketing all to often people forget to sell, marketing any product has one goal and its a sale in some form or another, it might be a cash transaction or it might be data.  

She is young, she is not a salesperson, she will learn from it, but how should she have gone about it.

Here are our tips on understanding the sales process:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Qualify your prospect – If you are looking to reach out to anyone, as an influencer or as a potential client, do your homework.  A little research rather than just blind messaging will pay dividends.  In this case, she may have worked out not only what type of character she was dealing with but the Hotel was really hot on social. This would have changed the approach, or made her think and move on! Ultimately we qualify the prospect to see if we have a chance of converting, will this be win/win for both parties?

2) Make contact – Once you have established you might have an opportunity you have to make contact, many ways to do this, but remember this is the first impression.  How many times have you been on LinkedIn accepted a connection to find 30 seconds later a spam proposal in your messages? It’s a balance, no one suddenly wants a best friend out of the blue either.  Let’s start with making the right impression before you get into a pitch and offer your service lets see if it’s needed. “Hey, I am Elle a UK vlogger, do you work with Influencers? I am interested to know? If so I am heading to Dublin in the near future and would love to discuss an opportunity that might benefit us both, hope you don’t mind me getting in touch with you.” my personal preference would be to pick up the “dog and bone” and give them a call. Why? saves me the bother of typing an email if they’re not, also it gives me an idea of what they are doing as we can have a discussion about it, even if the outcome is not one I want.

3) Presentation – Pulling all your benefits into a pitch document, make it easy for the other party to see why they should be using you.  Your reach, who your audience is. This is also an excellent place to pop in any case studies or similar opportunities that you have worked on, show what was in the partnership and why it worked for both of you.

4) Handle those objections – Despite it being rather public, Paul’s response was an objection, you need to break down the issues and address them individually, it’s all part of the negotiation. Your aim is to change the person’s mind, don’t take it personally, its business you might not get the outcome you want but they buyer has outlined the reasons they are not buying from you, address these issues, don’t fall at the first hurdle.

5) Close the deal – The art of closing, it amazes me how many people do the pitch and then pitch, and pitch again, most humans find it hard to ask for the deal, the close. Why? Because we fear rejection. Go for the trial close “is that something that would interest you?” if not handle the objections and try again.  What I love about closes are the amount of them, here are some of my favourite.

Let’s look at some closes as if you were asking someone out:

 

  • The Assumptive Close – Where shall we go on our date?
  • The Direct-Question Close – Will you go out with me?
  • The Reverse Close – Any reason why you would not go out with me?
  • The Alternative Close – My place or yours?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many ways to pitch and close, you do though need to understand the process to avoid ending up all over the news!

Social Media and Sales are intrinsically linked as with all sales and marketing, you can know all the algorithm hacks in the world, but if you can’t ask to close your not going to make a sale.

Do you encourage the brands/clients you work with currently to use Livestream?

While most in social media value the boost Livestream can add to organic reach and the added engagement, can it work effectively as a constant in any given media campaign, are brands switched on to the idea? Sure we have seen plenty of amazing one-offs and special Livestreams and we have some of these great case studies featured during the event.

Our panel of experts will be discussing what the future of Livestream is for marketing, how and why brands should be adopting this as a core component in any campaign and the shift that brands need to make towards becoming broadcasters. They will share with you personal experience of things that have worked and lessons learned.

The panel will be hosted on 31/05/18 (on day two of the event)

The Panelists:

  • Nic McCarthy – Chief Creative Officer, SevenC3
  • Kevin Gibbons – Managing Director, BlueGlass
  • Adam Barnett – Client Services Director, ITN Productions
  • Julian March – Managing Director, Media, Games, Video and Entertainment

Charing the panel debate will be:

  • Florie-Anne Virgile, Chief Operating Officer, Citizen Press UK

The panel is in association with our friends at the Content Marketing Association

We are delighted to bring such a wealth of knowledge to Socialday wish such a wide range of expertise from content marketers to media owners.

What about you!

At all of the Socialday panel debates, you will have the chance to join in with the session, we have microphones ready for you to have your say and put your burning questions to the panel. We actively encourage you to be part of the debate.

All sessions including panel debates are recorded at social day and with two streams running if you decided to go to one session you can catch up in your own time after the event. (We record the keynotes as well!) If you have not already booked your ticket get it here:

If you want to see more of our articles on Livestream you can find them in our backstage area!

Ed Couchman is Director of Agency Partnerships, for Facebook UK. In this role, Ed is responsible for building meaningful and sustainable relationships within the media and advertising community and for ensuring that Facebook deliver best-in-class service levels and ideas to their clients. He works with partners to determine how their output can better reflect current consumer behavior, protect reach and heighten relevance. With a background in television, he also works closely alongside broadcasters to ensure they are using Facebook’s tools to create immersive experiences that will bring audiences closer to their favourite programmes.

We are delighted to have Ed join the event as a keynote speaker and talk through some of the many insights he has that can help you and your clients maximise Facebook for business.

Ed joined Facebook from Channel 4, where his five year tenure was marked by incredible growth and innovation. His responsibilities including driving commercialization of C4’s VoD service 4oD across multiple platforms and devices. This included being part of the team that secured the landmark deal to broadcast all of C4’s output on You Tube.

 

He began his career at Reed Business Information and has also been part of Ad2-one, Ad Link, and Associated New Media where he headed the display sales team across The Daily Mail, This is London and Metro.co.uk. Ed has two young daughters and suffers the pain and anguish of supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers.

You can see Ed and our other speakers live at SocialDay on the 31st May to 1st June 2017, to get your ticket for 3 days of amazing content from over 30 speakers CLICK HERE

 

Picture Imperfect

With the festive season in full swing, it’s the time of year to let your hair down and enjoy the festivities. Partygoers beware though, as wild behaviour is very likely to be recorded for posterity and posted on social media for the world to enjoy!  But are people allowed to record and share your more embarrassing moments without your permission and what does the law have to say?

Sarah Garner, solicitor at DAS Law, looks at the rules surrounding social media photos and videos…

 

If photos and/or videos taken without my knowledge or consent, who owns the images?

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 provides that the author of a photograph is the person who creates it.  The person who takes the photograph/video will own the copyright unless the photo/video was created by a person in the course of their employment.  In this case the copyright will be owned by the employer.

 

Can I have photos removed from social media or stop them being shared?

In UK law there is generally no right to privacy where an image/video is taken in a public place.  In a case involving Naomi Campbell, the court determined that the publication of photographs taken in public would only be prevented if they were obviously private, or were offensive in some other way.  This would include a person being caused humiliation or severe embarrassment.

Most social media companies have policies in place that although the creator of the photo/video is the owner, once they are uploaded you are granting a licence to that social media company to use or allow others to use that photo/video.

Due to the lack of privacy laws the courts are generally relying upon decisions in previous cases for their findings. Publication of photographs can be prevented if they were commissioned to be taken but were then used for an unauthorised purpose.

The author of the photo/video would need to delete the photo/video from their social media account for it to be removed.  However, if the photo/video has been shared by another user it is unlikely that it can be removed.

Can I insist they are permanently deleted and how do I go about this?

Being able to get photos/videos removed from social media is highly unlikely especially if the photo/video has already been viewed/shared.  The legal recourses available to prevent or remove photos/videos are a court injunction, a court order for return or destruction, or damages by way of financial compensation.

Most social media companies will block or remove photos/videos that breach their policies regarding containing offensive material or images but this would be at the discretion of the particular social media company.  You can however report any image or video for them to consider if it breaches their policies.

 

We are delighted to announce our first speaker for SocialDayUK 2018, Chris “Kubby” Kubbernus.

Chris is a Digital Marketing influencer who is living in Copenhagen, Denmark, although his accent might give away he is Canadian. He is the founder and CEO of Kubb & Co, a digital marketing agency. Chris has worked with Coloplast, Carlsberg, Burger King, and HP to name a few.

He is a social media commentator who has also built up a following as a marketing influencer in his own right, being named by Mashable as one of the Top 50 Marketing Influencers on Snapchat and by Forbes Magazine as the #1 Business Guru on Snapchat.

Chris has been featured in many publications and written articles for the likes of Inc, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post. You should also check out his YouTube Channel where he is the host of the Kubby show Chris has also build up an archive of some useful tutorials check it out here https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisKubby

Having spoken at many prestigious events around the world on a variety of marketing topics we are pleased to bring Chris to the stage at SocialDayUK. Chris is able to talk about many topics from Storytelling through to giving you an insight into the dark arts of Social Media, we look forward to sharing the details of his presentation at a later date.

Looking forward to hearing your talk!