Time to rethink social media?


The future of social media will be under the microscope at a spring conference being organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) on March 20.

‘So you think you know social?’, which takes place at the Heath and Wellbeing Innovation Centre (HWIC) in Truro, will examine future trends, predictions and CIPR best practice for social media along with essential legal frameworks.

Speakers include Dan Tyte and Gemma Griffiths from the CIPR’s national social media committee, who will focus on future directions for social media and how communications professionals can best prepare for change.

In addition to Dan and Gemma, Tom Moore from Stephens Scown will delve into legal frameworks and subsequent pitfalls surrounding social media platforms.

Laura Hicks, from Truro-based agency Wildcard will also be presenting her recent CIPR Pride Gold award winning campaign, Project Boabab.

Event organiser, Nigel Barker said: “We have pulled together some of the country’s big thinkers on the subject of social media for this event to really examine how this now ubiquitous medium will evolve.

“Social media isn’t new, it’s been around for over 30 years now but yet so many events still talk about it as though it’s going to be the next big thing.

“It’s here, it’s happening and it’s changing at an alarming rate.”

The event, which is open to anyone, will also explore the growth of video within the arena and feature workshops along with a Q&A panel.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.