Thanks to the #SMWgla #BeGoodBeSocial surgeons

Just a very quick post to say thanks to all the kind folks giving up their time for free to help out at our social media surgery for Scottish third sector organisations on 21st Sept.


If you’re coming along you’ll get top-notch advice from one of these lovely people:


There’s tons of great events happening in Glasgow during Social Media Week, you can check out the Be Good Be Social Top Ten for inspirtation.


Social Media Week Glasgow Explained #SMWgla #SMW2011

For the lazy amongst you who haven’t been following the Social Media Week Glasgow blog, this video beautifully illustrates what Social Media Week 2011 is all about.

Remember, as part of #SMWgla, Be Good Be Social – The Surgery will take place at Big Lottery Scotland, Glasgow, on Wed 21st Sept. Free to charities, social entrepreneurs and community groups you’ll get 30 minutes with one of our surgeons.

Tickets available on the Social Media Week site from 6th Sept onwards or sign up for our updates and we’ll email you once they go live.


Presented by Alan Bissett; illustrations by Lauren Currie We Are Snook; production and concept by Inner Ear and twintangibles in collaboration with New Media Corp
Video shot at SocietyM – CitizenM Hotel Glasgow
Music by S-Type beats

Media 140 London


All the interesting third sector conferences and events happen when I’m busy. This isn’t paranoia, this is fact.

Media140 Third Sector takes place in London as part of Social Media Week. The event will showcase non-profit organisations that have successfully integrated the use of the Real-Time Social Web into their organisations, answer questions for those less confident and explore the tools available for fundraising, communities of support, volunteer networks and cross platform campaigns.

As usual I can’t make it but if you’re free on 4th February I urge you to make it along to hear the ludicrously impressive range of speakers, including:

  • Steve Bridger, Builder of Bridges
  • Rachel Beer, Founding partner of Beautiful World
  • Jonathan Waddingham, Digital Strategist at JustGiving
  • Jacqui Darlow, Digital Marketing Manager Dog’s Trust
  • John Carnell, Founder and Chief Executive BullyingUK
  • Rob M Dyson, Digital/Social PR Manager, WhizzKidz
  • Lucy Buck, Founder of Childsi Foundation

Last year Media140 raised £8000 for Mencap and The Big Issue, charities voted for by their twitter followers. Tickets are free for the third sector event with a suggested donation to the Disaster Emergency Committee in aid of DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

So are you going to Media 140 London or one of the other Social Media Week events?

If so, rub it in my face. Leave a comment to let me know what part of the events you’re most looking forward to.