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A career in social media
Wed 16 November 2016, 17:45 – 19:00 GMT
Are you considering a career within social media and are unsure about options and ways in?
Are you curious about what a career in social media could entail for you or for someone you know?
Are you already working within social media and are wondering what your next career move could be?
Showcasing a number of different perspectives, entry points in to social media and career journeys, this expert panel will be discussing routes 'in' to the industry, common challenges, where social media can take you as well as the differentiation between commercial and personal use of social media.
There will be time for questions of course. Regardless if you are just curious to hear about this career path or if you are actively looking to make a move in to or up within social media. This one is for you.
Anthony Rawlins, Social Media Business Owner – Digital Visitor
Digital Visitor is an award-winning social media agency in Bristol, helping brands grow online through effective social media campaigns.
Ben Jackson – Social Media Freelancer
Has been working in social media for the past 6 years. In that time he has contracted client side for a number of organisations including Cancer Research UK and the National Trust and also worked agency side in both London and Bristol as a social media and content strategist and an Account Director.
Jessica Siggers – Entrepreneur
Instagram Consultant, Social Media Influencer & photographer. Also a Community Manager who runs Igers Bristol (Bristol’s official Instagram network with 11.7.k followers) & an Instagram ‘Suggested User’ (@Porthjess) with 38k followers.
Sam Beament, Senior Social Media Creative – The Real Adventure
Leads the Social Media team and the strategic planning, implementation & evaluation of activity for Walkers Crisps, evian, Tropicana, Sensations Crisps, Aptamil and Cow & Gate.
Chair: Gabby Shaw - Principal Recruiter for Digital
Put simply, Gabby brings together emerging and talented digital specialists (socially focused, SEO, PPC, affiliate, CRO or creative) with multi-national agency groups, big brands, boutique agencies and ambitious SMEs.