eTail Europe 2010

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Date: 16 June 2010
Location: Le Meridien Piccadilly, UK

London Blog Club

New month and a new edition of the London Blog Meetup. This will be the third meetup and we wil continue in the same vain. Lots of blogging tips and a good blog discussion that can help you improve your blog and bring it to another level. Make sure to join us!

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Date: 7 April 2010
Location: The Pitcher & Piano - Holborn, UK

Strut London- Bringing the experience of London to Brooklyn for one night.

London is in Brooklyn for one night! This is a project that will inspire cerativity throughout the world. How can you be part of it?

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Date: 17 April 2010
Location: Brooklyn and online through Ustream, UK

Achieving Maximum Value From Your Social Media Strategy

At Brand Republic's one-day conference learn which social media strategies have yielded proven results, how to build brand awareness, deal with negative PR, gain senior buy-in, measure and monitor your success and integrate your social media campaign with traditional marketing and PR.

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Date: 1 July 2010
Location: The Grange City Hotel, UK

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

I've noticed a steady increase in the number of roles on Chinwag Jobs that mention "social media" or "community" in the title. But what's it like to do the job? In this guest post, Rebecca Jesson, Social Media Manager at Sheffield-based agency, Quba shares her day...

One of the questions I get asked frequently is “What exactly does a Social Media Manager do?” As Kat French so rightly puts it “…because apparently, people think social media managers spend all day on Twitter/Facebook collecting followers and congratulating each other on getting paid to spend all day on Twitter/Facebook”. Her “day in the life of…” post covers a lot of the things I do all day, but I wanted to write one of my own. So here it goes...

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2010: The First New Media Election?

So will the 2010 election be the first British new media campaign? And what will the new role of new media mean for television, radio and the press. To discuss these fascinating and knotty issues, we have assembled an expert and entertaining panel under the sharp eye of Evan Davis.

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Date: 2 March 2010
Location: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, City University London, UK

WriteClub: open networking for writers and non-writers

Easy networking for writers and non-writers. Expand your network, meet your peers, find work and find people to work with.

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Date: 18 February 2010
Location: The Yorkshire Grey, UK

I have no friends - A practical social media workshop

We will look at your websites and your online presence and discuss ideas and ways of becoming social on the web. There is no power point presentation. We will be armed with a projector (and laptops if you can bring one) to show you step by step how to make friends.

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Date: 11 March 2010
Location: Lewes Werks, UK

Gathering List of Digital Internships & Work Placements

@geekyouup's desk @mippin by whatleydudeLast week, a student on the hunt for work experience, posted to Chinwag's uk-design email discussion list:

"I am looking to do a web dev / usability / UX type internship but the results of my search thus far have been disappointing. Most of the places I have been in touch with seem to want a general office bod who will do menial tasks for free under the guise of "work experience". I'm aware that most of these positions are unpaid, and I'm happy to do that, as long as I'm learning something along the way.

Fortunately, the good folks on the uk-design list responded en masse and we later heard that she'd found a suitable spot in under 24 hours. What followed, was a flurry of firms asking for interns.

We're big fans of intern programmes at Chinwag and have had a few successful candidates pass through Chinwag Towers. Seeing such a strong interest, we've decided to gather the information together, and summarise in a blog post, or something more industrial, if necessary.

If your firm, or you know people looking for real interns and not just office juniors, please do get them to fill out the form below.

There's some exciting positions that have been added already from the likes of Pharmiweb and Adidas, so add yours. We'll leave the form open for a few days.

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Social Media and The Law Training Course

A critical learning for any person or company using Social media as part of their overall communications

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Date: 22 February 2010
Location: Wallacespace,Covent Garden, UK

Monkeys With Typewriters: Companies and Social Media in 2010

Monkeys with Typewriters - launch - Flickr

Update: Meet Jemima at Monkeys Tweetup, part of Social Media Week London.

Two years and countless coffees later Jemima Gibbons', Monkeys with Typewriters: The Myths and Realities of Social Media goes far in debunking the belief that social media is a bad influence in today's modern office; a mere distracter from the real work.

We got in touch with the lovely Jemima to find out how businesses will be incorporating social media in 2010.

The book gets to grips with social media's ability to democratise, errode value chains and remove restrictions on never-questioned-before codes of conduct. In the process it outlines a practical framework for happier, more productive working environments.

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IAB Research and Strategy Course

Run over one day this course will give delegates a comprehensive guide to the key digital marketing disciplines which when deployed as part of a considered strategy can be used to enhance online brand awareness even in the most competitive of markets.

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Date: 18 March 2010
Location: Internet Advertising Bureau, UK

IAB Metrics and Optimisation Course

This intensive one-day course will introduce you to the importance of web analytics, teach you how to develop a digital ROI strategy, give you access to the latest brand tracking case studies and look at different testing techniques to help you improve website performance.

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Date: 8 March 2010
Location: Internet Advertising Bureau, UK

Twitter Seminar - with Dan Martin

What is Twitter? The Twitter Seminar will cover: - The basics - What does Twitter mean to you? - The good, the bad and the ugly - Q&A - Conclusions and questions

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Date: 4 February 2010
Location: AbLib, St Nicholas House, UK

Social Media Week: London - Tuttle Club

Join the Tuttle Club for some informal morning networking on Friday 5th February! The Tuttle Club is a Social Media Cafe for London, a loose association of people finding a way of working better together both online and off.

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Date: 5 February 2010
Location: Centre for Creative Collaboration, UK