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February 2018

Social Media and Professional Services Firms. Why are They the Last to Join the Party?

February 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15
Ambitious PR presents social media networks the grey area at Social Media Week, Bristol

Why are accountancy, legal and other professional consultancy firms still so cautious when it comes to using social media? This invite only roundtable will provide senior professionals with the chance to share experiences with industry peers, discuss any barriers & concerns and explore the possibilities.

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NEW! Analysing Social Media Imagery at Scale – An IKEA Case Study

February 26, 2018 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
£15

The explosion of image sharing on social media provides brands with new ways to explore their relationships with the world.
Understanding the millions of images posted each day allows brands unparalleled insight into what they mean to their audiences and how they impact customers lives by considering their attitudes, passions, motivations and behaviours.

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Finding the Influencers within your Business – Empowering your People to Authenticate your Brand – SOLD OUT

February 26, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15
Synergy session at Social Media Week Bristol

Brands are spending an increasing amount of time and money on working with external ‘influencers’, but many neglect the fact they have an army of advocates already in the business willing to spread the company gospel.

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New! Workout + Network with Origin Workspace

February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Origin Workspace, 40 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HU United Kingdom
Free

Meet at 7.30am outside Origin Workspace at 40 Berkeley Square and get the day off to a great start with a run around the harbour (jogging and walking options available).
We’ll be back for an 8.30am breakfast and a short and snappy (ten minute) presentation. In support of our sponsorship of Social Media Week Bristol 2018 (26 February - 2 March 2018), the presentation will focus on using LinkedIn effectively and ten top tips for you to take away!

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Social Data – Measuring the Immeasurable? – SOLD OUT

February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£20

Social media influences almost every aspect of our lives. Consumers and organisations use it in many ways on a regular basis. With over 70% of online adults now using social media and more than 2 billion active accounts, a huge amount of social media data is being generated...

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Why Collaboration Is Essential For Social Media Success in Tourism

February 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Everyman Cinema Bristol, Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2NH United Kingdom
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£20

In this session hosted by the team from VisitBristol, they will open up insights on their social media and content strategy.

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NEW! Measuring Not Counting – Finding the Bottom Line in Social

February 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
£20

Social is under fire. #IPASocialWorks can help you fight back. Social’s use in marketing communications, customer insight, customer experience and relationship management is entrenched. But the commercial value it really delivers is not.

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New! Growing your International Audiences – a Social Media Sweet Spot

February 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bakesmiths, 65 Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2LY United Kingdom
£15

Social Media presents the most cost effective, targeted and compelling way to communicate with and convert international audiences and from a myriad of travel and tourism projects targeting North American, Australian and European audiences, we’ll give you insights on how to go about broadcasting your business to different countries, and converting them to customers.

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Why Voice Search will Dominate by 2020 – Part of Business West Wednesday – SOLD OUT

February 28, 2018 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Bakesmiths, 65 Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2LY United Kingdom
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£10

Mobile used to be the goldrush platform – have a presence there, and your customers will find you. Increasingly, customers are turning to quicker, more efficient ways to engage with brands and businesses, and apps just aren’t cutting it any more.

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The Secrets of Social Selling – Part of Business West Wednesday – EXTRA TICKETS ADDED

February 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rosa Tapas and Bar, 85 Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2NT United Kingdom
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£10

Learn the secrets behind social selling. The online world continues to grow everyday and social media is now at the forefront of everything we do. But how can we adapt traditional sales techniques to the modern world?

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March 2018

Grow Your Business Overseas Through Social & Digital Communication: Book a FREE 121 with an International Trade Advisor

March 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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FREE

Got a great business? Want to expand overseas but not sure how? Book a chat with an International Trade Advisor and learn how you could get started today!

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Enterprise Nation – Small Business Social Media Summit

March 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Everyman Cinema Bristol, Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2NH United Kingdom
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£19.76
Social Media For Small Businesses, Social Media Week Bristol

Join fast growing national small business network Enterprise Nation for three hours of expert insight in to how start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners can make the most of social media.

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Postponed: The Official Social Media Week Bristol Social

March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1532 Performing Arts Centre, Elton Road
Bristol, BS8 1SJ United Kingdom
£25

Kindly supported by Bristol Media, this event will celebrate an incredible week of learning, upskilling, collaborating and raising the national and international profile of our city and our sector.

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April 2018

Starting a Business? Get Expert FREE Guidance from Origin Startup – EXTRA DAY ADDED

April 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Origin Workspace, 40 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HU United Kingdom
Free

Want to stress test your thoughts and get some expert insight? Come and confidentially pitch to us ! During Social Media Week we’ll be making an Origin Startup adviser available to future entrepreneurs.

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Are You An Integrated Social Media Marketer? Five Ways To Be Certain

April 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

How do you avoid leaving sales on the table by leveraging the power of an integrated digital plan that plays off the strengths of each channel. Noble Studios will lead a talk about how to win in the new competitive social landscape.

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June 2019

[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol: How can you build your international B2B brand using social media?

June 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Foot Anstey LLP, 2 Glass Wharf
Bristol, BS2 0FR United Kingdom
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£10

Social Media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives and has brought with it the good the bad and the ugly. It has put consumers in direct conversation with brands but what of businesses that operate within the B2B arena. As marketplaces like Amazon start to operate in this arena, businesses who sell to other businesses all over the world could well find themselves in a race to the bottom unless they can truly harness social channels to build their…

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SMW Bristol: International Digital Marketing Pow-wow 121 Sessions

June 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - June 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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Free

Revitalise or launch your international digital marketing strategy with a private consultation with our digital experts. Ask Business West's friendly advisers Nigel and Charlie anything you’d like to know in an informal 20 minute chat. They can help with anything from social media advertising to internationalising your website, and help you get your brand out to worldwide audiences. They are up to date with market trends and industry tactics and how to use the most effective digital tools to attract…

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SMW Bristol: Celebrating creativity in social media – working with consumers to co-create a brand story

June 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£20

You are invited to join the DMA for a whistle-stop tour of social media creative inspiration, with a focus on brands that galvanise their audience to co-create authentic content. See the campaigns that have bagged the awards, the gems that slipped under the radar and the reason creative social media cuts through. Hear from the brands that co-create and the DMA Social Council view on how to approach creative content in social channels. We will bring brand reps, agency-thinkers and…

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[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol: LinkedIn Business Development Surgery

June 11, 2019 - June 13, 2019
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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Multiple Events

This is an opportunity to book a 1 to 1 session with internationally recognised LinkedIn and Business Development Coach, Greg Cooper. LinkedIn is the online venue of choice for businesses. In Bristol alone, there are 320,000 members. If you sell to business professionals then LinkedIn is unquestionably the most effective tool to find, connect and engage with that audience. In this session you choose which aspect of LinkedIn to focus on, including: How to improve your profile and attract more enquiries How…

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SMW Bristol: Travel Massive

June 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard
Bristol, BS1 6TY United Kingdom
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£5

Our Travel Massive Bristol networking and social event will be on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and this is also a special event as part of Social Media Week Bristol. We warmly welcome travel and hospitality businesses, hotels, visitor attractions, travel start-ups, travel agents, writers, bloggers, PRs and anyone who works in travel to network and mingle over a drink at our event. The event will run from 6pm to 8pm and SS Great Britain will…

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SMW Bristol: Inclusive marketing – Show your diversity values in your campaigns

June 12, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

People want to see themselves reflected in media so being aware of the diversity within your target audience is important. Simply adding diverse ‘token’ content designed to sell more products can be seen as inauthentic. Brands today are being held accountable for their actions more so than ever before. Examples include Pepsi’s 2017 Kendall Jenner ad or the H&M 'monkey' hoodie. In this talk, we will cover how marketers can be part of the movement for inclusive marketing using social…

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[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol: Rules of Engagement – SMW Special

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prophecy Unlimited, 1 Glass Wharf
Bristol, BS2 0ZX United Kingdom
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£8.06

Bristol is full of brilliant storytellers, and we’re here to showcase some of the best for you in this series of talks and a panel discussion. First up, Ben Roberts will talk to us about building your business around a common thread, making sure that all of your content and communications is in line with your goals and values. We’ll then have Meg Pope from Duchess Media sharing her experience of telling the stories of some of Bristol’s best independent…

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[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol x Glug: Social Media Gets Creative

June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HB United Kingdom
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£8.06

Join us for a super laid-back evening of inspiration, knowledge-bombs and bloody good social media content as we explore why getting creative online is so, so, SO important – and how you can do it. Expect to fill your mind with all sorts of useful stuff from our speakers and panellists, including: - How to absolutely nail a social media content strategy - Top tips for creating thumb-stoppingly good video, imagery and copy - What to do when you run…

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[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol: When social media back fires – a crisis management masterclass

June 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Foot Anstey LLP, 2 Glass Wharf
Bristol, BS2 0FR United Kingdom
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£20

We all love social media but the reality is sometimes un-thought out posts can backfire. By being prepared you can act quickly to minimise business impact, avoid regulatory sanctions and reputational harm and with clever management can turn a crisis into an opportunity. This event is aimed at senior decision makers and content creators looking to protect the brands they work with. This practical session is bought to you by Foot Anstey and Wild West Communications - with both legal and PR specialists,…

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SMW Bristol: Small Business Social Media Summit

June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everyman Cinema Bristol, Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2NH United Kingdom
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£20

The Small Business Social Media Summit returns for a third year! Join fast growing national small business network Enterprise Nation for three hours of expert insight into how start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners can make the most of social media. Hosted by Bristol-based journalist and Enterprise Nation head of content Dan Martin and featuring top experts and entrepreneurs who have successfully used social platforms to make sales, you’ll leave with all you need for an effective social media strategy. 10am: Arrival…

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SMW Bristol: Social Ethics – long overdue or the end of social freedom?

June 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Origin Workspace, 40 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HU United Kingdom
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£20

How can digital marketers and influencers get the best results from social platforms without compromising their success and their audience? Should an ethical code govern how social platforms are used? Are professionals and influencers acting responsibly? Chaired by ethics guru Claire Walker FPRCA, CEO, Firefly Communications, a panel of experts will debate the optimum ways to engage responsibly with influencers and audiences via social and what best practice could, or should, look like. Tim Arnoo, Founder, Fanbytes, and digital marketer Rax Lakhani CPRCA,…

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SMW Bristol: Storytelling in the digital age

June 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Everyman Cinema Bristol, Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2NH United Kingdom
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£15

Susannah will explain how to tell your story in the digital age. What can companies learn from journalists when communicating on social media? What are the best video techniques to use to get your message across? She’ll explain why the profile of your audience matters, provide presentation tips for anyone in the spotlight and discuss best practice when recording on smart phones. Susannah Streeter is a broadcaster with two decades national and international experience in TV, radio and online. A former reporter for BBC…

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SMW Bristol: The Narrative Gap

June 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

SMW Bristol: The Narrative Gap – narrow the distance between the story you want to tell and version your audience hears. Hot off the heels of the sell-out Social Media Week 2018 session 'Content Shock', True Digital are back for Social Media Week 2019 with a powerful presentation on how brands can bridge 'The Narrative Gap' followed by a panel discussion. The Narrative Gap is the distance between the story businesses want to tell and the story that is heard,…

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SMW Bristol: Closing Party

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Origin Workspace, 40 Berkeley Square
Bristol, BS8 1HU United Kingdom
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£12

Put the social into Social Media Week and join organisers, speakers, sponsors and partners at our closing party on Thursday 13 June from 6-9pm. Meet offline the people you’ve been following on the #SMWBristol hashtag. Hosted by our Social Media Week ambassadors, there will be a light-hearted informal panel drawing on their thoughts on what have been the highlights of the week, breakthrough trends and more. Hosted in the NEW members lounge at Origin Workspace, drinks and nibbles are included in…

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SMW Bristol: Smart Content Creatively Delivered

June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

The business benefit of having a personalised content strategy is abundantly clear. In a recent Salesforce survey, 65% of customers said that targeted content influences their brand loyalty, and 52% said that they would switch away from brands that don’t tailor their communications. However, whilst many brands already recognise that harnessing the information and data they hold about their users and customers is both valuable and important, not all are managing to deliver successfully on their ambitions or to utilise…

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[SOLD OUT] – SMW Bristol: Reignite Your Instagram

June 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£20

Instagram has continued to prove itself as a social juggernaut within the last year, with an increase to 1 billion monthly active users and more than 500 million of those using the platform every day. So how do you get your content seen among all the big influencers and bots? In this creative and strategic workshop, Instagram experts Jess Siggers and Keri Hudson will show you how to up your Instagram game. Latest stats show that Instagram Story-watching is set…

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SMW Bristol: So you want to start a podcast? A beginners workshop to storytelling through sound

June 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

Despite being around for 15 years, 2019 has been labelled ‘The Year of the Podcast’. It seems every woman, man, brand and inanimate object (yes really) has one. Why? Because audio has a unique ability to tell stories that move us, inspire us and touch our souls. In this session, Gareth Evans, founder of Bristol-based podcast agency EighteenSixty shares his knowledge, tips, tricks and advice to help you with the process of launching a podcast. Whether you’re a brand with fascinating…

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SMW Bristol: Maximising Social Media for SEO

June 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Engine Shed, Bristol, Station Approach
Bristol, BS1 6QH United Kingdom
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£15

This session will take a look at the data-driven approach to how social media affects SEO. It will be full of useful takeaways and practical advice, which you will be able to implement immediately on your own website to enhance the effect your social media channels have on your SEO. We will show you examples and tools you can use to grow your organic traffic with the help of social media. Please Bring Your Laptop. About Accelerate Agency Accelerate Agency…

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