Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Edinburgh New Media Breakfast - Question Time

EDINBURGH BREAKFAST - 9th December 2010 at 8am
The Tower Restaurant, Chamber Street, Edinburgh

New Media Breakfast topic: "Question Time" Panel

This month we're having a New Media Breakfast "Question" Time when you get the opportunity to ask our panel of experts anything you want to know about social networking, search optimisation, pay-per-click advertising, audio and video podcasting, legal issues, blogging, apps, plug-ins, content generation and, anything else you can think of.

We are encouraging people to send questions to us via the blog, Twitter or our Facebook Page. In addition, we will be taking questions from the floor on the day.

You can listen to the podcast we recorded at the Glasgow breakfast here, it may give you some ideas for questions that you would like to ask in Edinburgh.  You can also download or subscribe to the Social Media Podcast here.

Our panel of experts is still being finalised but will include:

Tim Barlow, Managing Director, Attacat – who will answer Search Optimisation related questions
Valerie Surgenor, Senior Associate, MacRoberts LLP – who will answer questions of legal aspects of social media
Colin Gilchrist, Web and Social Media Marketing Director, Digital Face – who will answer questions Social Media Marketing
Belinda Roberts, Managing Director, Winning Entrepreneurs and extensive user of social media for business
Mike Coulter, Social Media Strategist with Digital Agency - who will answer questions on social media strategy

Gordon White will play the "David Dimbleby" Chairman role for the event.

We hope you can join us for what should be a fun, but informative, breakfast. If you have a specific question you would like to ask, please post it as a comment on the fatBuzz Blog. Alternatively you can post it on Twitter as a direct message @fatbuzz or you can email any of the panel at the links below:

Gordon White

Email Tim Barlow

Even if you don’t have a question, the discussion will be interesting and may even prompt you to ask something on the day.

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

New Media Breakfast Glasgow - Linked-In

We are delighted to announce the subject of our final New Media Breakfast for 2010

Friday 26th November 2010

No.29, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

8:00am (registration from 7:30am)

Brand You and Business Development.

Looking at how to best present your profile on Linkedin and using it for Business Development. (Referencing personal case studies)

Linked-In is much talked about as a business social network but, are you using it to it's full potential? We will explore how best to present your personal profile on Linked-In and, how you can use this popular tool for business development.

We are delighted to have Colin Gilchrist to present this New Media Breakfast. Colin is a well respected figure in the social media community and brings a wide variety of experience to this very topical subject.

Here is a quick summary of Colin's career so far, I'm sure you will agree his experience will be invaluable in presenting this subject and we are pleased to have him as a presenter at the New Media Breakfast.

1984 - 2000 Fashion retail & buyer (latterly Burberry)
2000 - 02 Event Business Development
2002 - Digital Business Development
2003 - Set up Digital Face with Leith spin off
2005 - Started using Social Media (introduced to it through old school friend Hugh Macleod - Gapingvoid)
2006 - Making Myspace pages for EMI & Universal
2007 - Developed a world first, using a social network to alleviate traffic congestion
2008 - Making Facebook applications (trip-advisor)
2009 - Spent time in Las Vegas with Zappos in the weeks before the Amazon investment (also developed Tweetabits, which is now back in development)
2010 - implementing social media strategy to clients such as The Famous Grouse Experience ; Poppyscotland as well as delivering training & consultancy to Advertising agencies and Businesses both professional and consumer (and allude to a mild fascination in Fashion, see http://socialtailor.com)

No.29 Members Go Free – If you are a 29 Member you can attend the breakfast free of charge. Please email malcolm@fatbuzz.com with you membership number and he will add you to the attendance list.

I hope you can make it along to this event. If so, I look forward to seeing you on the day.