SocialNorth x Manchester

SocialNorth x Manchester

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The Stoller Hall

Hunts Bank


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SocialNorth, the event for everyone in the social media and digital industries, returns to Manchester @ The Stoller Hall on 24.08.22

About this event

Welcome to SocialNorth x MANCHESTER

SocialNorth is the FREE networking and speaker event for everyone working in the social media and digital industries across the North of England.

SocialNorth x Manchester in August is going to be our BIGGEST event to date.

With five industry-leading speakers from the world of social media, you cannot miss this one.

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Venue: The Stoller Hall

Time: 17:30-22:00

SocialNorth is proud to be partnered with Meltwater, the global leader in media intelligence and social analytics solutions.

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Why attend SocialNorth?

SocialNorth connects the digital communities of the North.

Join us in Manchester in August and:

  • Meet new people
  • Build relationships and make new industry connections
  • Hear from industry-leading speakers
  • Learn from the best in the business
  • Enjoy a night out with friends and colleagues

We're even throwing in some free food and drink - why wouldn't you attend?!?

Meet our Speakers

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Born in Manchester and educated in Leeds, Gisella Lomax is now the Global Head of Social Media for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

UNHCR is a global organisation of 20,000 staff operating in 130 countries, dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building better futures for 100 million people forced to flee their homes.

Gisella leads the UN's strategy to generate empathy & mobilise action for refugees. Her work includes partnerships with social platforms and social-first publishers, digital campaigns, misinformation and hate speech, and supporting the UN High Commissioner with digital diplomacy.

She joined UNHCR in 2016, after five years of working on political and human rights issues with the United Nations. Prior to joining the UN in 2011, she spent several years working as a digital journalist for various national and international media organizations.

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Alyson Lowe is Senior Manager of Audience Growth at British Vogue, where she leads growth strategy, SEO, and the social media team.

She has overseen the transformation of one of the world’s most iconic heritage brands, from print magazine to digital-first brand, executing several digital-first Vogue cover moments for Billie Eilish & Naomi Campbell.

She joined Conde Nast in 2016 as Digital Editor of Conde Nast Brides, and then moved to British Vogue in October 2017, working under new Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful. Alyson is passionate about growing digital audiences, launching print covers in the online space and exploring emerging social platforms.

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Hazel is Head of Social Video within LADStudios at the LadBible Group, working on brand and content strategy, overseeing exclusive video journalism and developing social storytelling techniques.

Previously as Video Lead at Lonely Planet, she produced original social video and commissioned content through a global creator network. Before that, she was Deputy Digital Editor at Condé Nast Traveller.

Founded in 2012, LADbible Group has redefined entertainment and news for a social generation. With a global presence, it has grown to become one of the biggest social publishers in the world with a global audience approaching a BILLION.

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Phoebe has been in Social and Brand for the last 8 years, with experience across brand, agency and retail.

Currently the Brand Director of the multi award-winning, search-first creative agency, Rise at Seven, where she leads both the Campaigns and Social team. She has worked with the likes of LEON, Le Pain Quotidien, Nasty Gal, LOOKFANTASTIC, Dermalogica and more.

Rise at Seven are a creative SEO agency, specialising in Technical SEO, Content Marketing and Digital PR. Since launch in 2019, the company has rapidly acquired an impressive list of clients including Halfords, Matalan, Missguided, Game and Odeon.

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Claude is the Area Director of the Social Division at Meltwater and has been instrumental in the leadership and growth across EMEA.

Claude established his love for everything media and started his professional career at Meltwater in 2011. He has a wealth of client experience working with Meltwater’s largest global brands including Warner Music, Zalando, and Heineken to name a few. Claude is a proud father and passionate sportsman and outside of work you’ll find him on a rugby field.

Agenda and Timings:

  • 17:30 - Arrival, drinks, canapes and networking
  • 18:15 - Introduction (SocialNorth)
  • 18:25 - Hazel Lubbok (LADBible Group)
  • 18:45 - Claude Springer (Meltwater)
  • 19:00 - Phoebe Russell (Rise at Seven)
  • 19:20 - Interval
  • 19:30 - Gisella Lomax (UN Refugee Agency)
  • 19:50 - Alyson Lowe (Vogue)
  • 20:15 - Speaker Panel
  • 20:45 - Drinks and Networking
  • 22:00 - Event Close

Check out our Manchester event in March:

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