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Join us for County Durham's biggest and best 2-Day Social Media Festival! 

Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th September

Using world class Virtual Event software, this incredible online event will feature 2 inspirational keynote speakers and 12 top class experts and trainers across 2 days, offering you help, advice and training on all aspect of social media.  Attending this event will enable you to drive your business forward through: 

  • Developing the right social network for your business

  • Increasing your presence on LinkedIn

  • Understanding how to create the most effective social media ads

  • Creating an engaged and active online community

  • Learning how to create shareable content

  • Building your confidence with video marketing

  • Standing out from the crowd with a professional podcast

  • Using your mobile phone to take high quality images for your social media channels

  • And so, so much more.......

Take a look at our incredible speaker line-up:

Wednesday 23rd September: Social Media Tools 

Jamie Hardesty, 

Communications Lead of UK Tech Cluster Group 

To start the morning we welcome Jamie Hardesty who will discuss how digital is now omnipresent in a COVID-19 world and why businesses should now view it as a fundamental part of their business.

Time: 

10.00am

Norma Foster

Taking your LinkedIn performance from Good to Great 

Learn tools and tactics with Norma to make your time on LinkedIn easier and more productive.

 

Time

11.00am

Nicola Jayne Little, Mint Business Club

Using Facebook Groups to create engaged and excited customers who turn into brand advocates and fans.

Nicola Jayne Little has been running her own award-winning businesses for 11 years as a community builder, digital trainer, event organiser and mentor. 

Time

1.30pm

Katie Bulmer-Cooke

Keynote Speaker
Katie is a professional speaker and business consultant with vast experience in delivering to the health and fitness industry and business arena. She has a unique ability to inspire SME's, students and employees with her down-to-earth style and useable business take-aways. 

Time: 

10.20am

Panel Discussion

Tapping into your local market 

A panel discussion with guests including Kerrie Highcock (North East Autism Society), Jeni Smith (Networking Knowho) and David Jackson (Durham Cricket Club), facilitated by Pascal Fintoni.

More details coming soon...

Time

12.30pm

Jonny Ross, Fleek Marketing

How to captivate your audience using social media's most creative platforms

Explore the fundamentals of TikTok, Facebook stories & Instagram Stories! Jonny Ross from Fleek Marketing will share practical tips, tricks and best practices for incorporating these creative platforms into your business marketing strategy!

Time

1.30pm

Pascal Fintoni

Building a Better Social Network for Better Results

With Pascal you will explore the steps needed to design and implement your Power Social Networking Strategy, which will allow you to make better connections and get better results from your social media channels. 

  

Time

11.00am

Amanda Dixon, North East Social Media Ltd

How to create a great advertising strategy for your Facebook and Instagram Ads

Amanda has been teaching businesses how to use social media for 11 years and has qualified as a Facebook Blueprint Lead Trainer and Facebook Certified Digital Marketing Associate.

Time

12.30pm

Thursday 24th September: Social Media Content Creation 

Laura Middleton 

Keynote Speaker


The Hidden Power of Community Marketing for eCommerce Success

Laura Middleton is the Managing Director and Founder of What About This Ltd and The Office Rocks Ltd

Time

10.00am

Ian Farrar, Far North

Creating your own podcast

Sales professional, entrepreneur and founder of Far North Ltd and Carpeway Ltd, Ian Farrar has over 20 years in global business development roles. 

As a self-confessed Social Evangelist, Ian embraces relationships across many social platforms.  Founding and hosting the UK’s top-ranking business podcast Industry Angel, saw Ian nominated for a 2016 European influencer award alongside Gary Vaynerchuk and Tim Ferris.

Time

12.30pm

Laura Pearman

Using your mobile phone to take high-quality images for your social media channels and build your influence online

With 10 years in the photography industry and 8 years in her own business, Laura describes herself as a marketing & photography hybrid. Laura will be covering how you can maintain your image online with a DIY approach to your business visuals. A fun cocktail of Personal Branding, Photography & your online Image.

Time

1.30pm

Daniel Dixon, Visual Soft

Creating shareable content

 

More details coming soon...

 

  

Time

11.00am

Melanie Cant, Elm Marketing Solutions

Creating brilliant branded images for your business

Elm Marketing Solutions is a small digital marketing agency based in Co Durham offering digital marketing support to SMEs throughout the UK. 
 
Founded my Melanie Cant in 2016, Elm Marketing Solutions offers simple, straightforward website design, social media marketing support and training to her growing portfolio of clients.  

Time

12.30pm

James Ibbitson, Visual Punch

How to be more confident when talking on camera  

 

More details coming soon...

Time

11.00am

Rik Courtney, Be More Social

24 different post types to avoid content fatigue

Rik is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. 

Skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), WordPress, Web Design, and Art Direction.

 

 

 

Time

1.30pm

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