This is the first Preston Social, a bi-monthly event in Preston, Lancashire designed to bring together those interested in social and digital media from the local area to learn, teach and meet each other.
Preston has a small but dedicated group of people involved in marketing, journalism, web development and online consultancy which should make for a vibrant and diverse series of meetups, talks and workshops.
Every single day, someone, somewhere is discussing something important to your business online; your brand, your executives, your competitors, your products or your industry.
Are they hyping-up your company maybe building buzz for your products?
Or are they criticising your service and complaining to others about your new product?
In the words of Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy "Don't Panic", Tom Stables and Nathaniel Cassidy are here to guide you through the online universe; what data is out online waiting to be found, how visiting the web leaves a digital footprint and ways in which to monitor what is being said and how to respond.
Hopefully The Preston Social will become a hub of learning and socialising for anyone passionate about the many uses of social media in the North West, encompassing Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn and beyond!
6:30 - Doors open
7:00 - Event start, introductions
7:30 - Q & A session
Rest of evening free for socialising and networking
Tom Stables is the founder of Tom Stables Creative: a forward thinking and creative business combining digital, graphic, web and social media design as well as lecturing for Futures @ UCLan.
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The Preston Social
The Preston Social is a discussion hub organised by Blog Preston and 3ManFactory. A range of topical and local issues are discussed at both live events and online using #prestonsocial on Twitter.
Blog Preston acts as a hub of local news, views, reviews and features about Preston, Lancashire.
3ManFactory are a creative design and communications company based in Preston. They love social media.