Sponsor spotlight – Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey is one of the fastest-growing UK law firms with a reputation for combining technical knowledge with a problem solving, commercial and strategic approach.

Their experienced media and technology team offer a full range of legal advice from content clearance and brand protection to data protection, corporate acquisitions and reputation management.

We sat down with Richard Neary, an employment Partner in Foot Anstey’s media team, to find out more about their upcoming event at Social Media Week Bristol.

Hey Richard! Could you tell us more about Foot Anstey?

We are Foot Anstey one of the UK’s top 100 law firms – we have a dedicated team dealing with the ever-changing world of media, technology and entertainment, working with publishers, production companies and marketing agencies, offering them practical and cost-effective advice.

Chat to us about your event at SMWBristol this year. What topics will you be covering in your session?

Our workshop will be a crisis management masterclass to help you minimise the damage a social media backlash could have on your business. Alongside Wild West Communications, we will be taking you through what to do when social media backfires.

Let’s be clear: we’re talking about more than run-of-the-mill negative feedback here. We want to explore what you should do if a Twitter storm threatens to make your brand famous for all the wrong reasons.

Sounds like a really interesting event! Who can we expect to hear from?

Four of us are going to give our legal and PR perspectives over the course of the workshop. On the legal side, you’ll hear from me, covering the employment aspects, and my colleague Jennifer Agate who is a legal media specialist. PR gurus Georgie Upton and Aaron Huckett of Wild West will also be sharing their wisdom, drawn from almost 30 years of PR and digital marketing experience between them.

What can the audience expect to take away from your event?

If you come away with practical suggestions for how to protect your hard-earned brand and reputation, we’ll consider that job done.

Topics you’ll learn about include crisis planning, supporting employee use of social media, dealing with the media and how to respond and rebuild should a social media crisis unfold.

And finally, what made you want to be a part of Social Media Week Bristol?

We think that this year’s theme of responsibility is something that every business should consider. We want to help shape that discussion.

Social Media Week is also a great opportunity for us and Wild West to catch up with friends and colleagues working in the social media space. With so much creative talent in this city, we hope to meet some new people with different perspectives as well – come and say hello!

Social Media Week Bristol takes place between 10-14 June.

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