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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 from 17:00 to 19:30 (GMT)
Preston, United Kingdom
The event, at a glance
At the event you'll hear first-hand how Entrepreneurs have successfully used social media to make money. We're expecting businesses and Entrepreneurs to walk away with fresh ideas to implement into their own ventures.
We'll also be demonstrating the power of social media live at the event by raising awareness for the bone marrow register. If you want to help make #onelifeliveit trend on twitter between 5-7:30 on the 28th, please pledge your support here. High profile supporters of this trend attempt include Jamie Oliver, Ken Doherty, Emma Forbes, Jim Long, Mont Blanc, Antonia Mariconda, Sam Trickett, Nat Hunter and Eric Ries.
We've put together an amazing line-up of social media thought leaders and experts. Proudly introducing:
Thomas Power will deliver a dynamic and thought provoking talk on how Social Media, in the right innovative hands, can increase profitability.
Thomas Power has been an Internet Scout and social media powerhouse since 1994 and now advises senior managers and directors how to embrace and benefit from the GAFA (Google Apple Facebook Amazon) data monopoly. He also spends 50% of his time studying the social web and how it will impact people, companies, government and society.
His latest initiative LeadORS, evaluates your network thinking and gives you the knowledge to become a recognised presence in the rapidly shifting world of digital and social behaviour.
Earlier this year Thomas sold Ecademy, after growing the highly focused social business network for 14 years to 650,000 members in 200 countries.
As well as his entrepreneurial endeavours, he has published seven books and is a professional international speaker, having spoken at hundreds of events such as TED.
Thomas is a PLC qualified Board Director and sits on nine Boards.
For more information about Thomas please see his linkedin profile.
Glen Richardson, CEO of JustBought.it, has spent over 14 years in the Internet industry and specialises in Social Media innovation. Having co-founded My Rewards Company, Ginicam and SendSocial to name but a few, Glen is no stranger to getting things off the ground.
Glen will deliver his interactive presentation on the subject of ‘Social Proof’ and will demonstrate how businesses can utilise the power of the crowd to influence purchasing decisions.
For more information about Glen please see his linkedin profile.
Martin Brown is GM at Felicitas Media who boast clients such as Parcel2go and Yodel. They are true experts in social media engagement and reporting. Martin will present how highly entrepreneurial businesses utilise social media to bring them closer to their customers and supply chain. Martin is know to be somewhat 'colourful' in his presenting style, so - you've been warned!
For more information about Martin please see his linkedin profile.
Jennifer Arcuri is a serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Inno-Tech Summit; a popular Tech event in London with speakers such as The Mayor of London Boris Johnson, FT, Deloitte and Seedrs. Impressively, the only medium she used to make her events sell-out is social media. Jennifer is going to WOW us with practical hands-on advice and tell us a few inspiring stories from the London tech scene and the importance of social media to the tech ecosystem.
For more information about Jennifer please see her linkedin profile.
Commercial Social will be held at the Sandbox in Preston which in on the UCLan campus. The Sandbox is the North West's premier innovation facility for dynamic participation and thinking. The venue combines an ultra-cool setting with cutting edge technology with their wall-to-wall interactive display which will be put to good use at the event.
The event will conclude with a lively panel discussion with the event speakers where they’ll take audience questions and discuss the future of social media and commerce in-depth.
Free Business Cards
Thanks to the lovely people over at moo, you can order 100 free MiniCards and pick them up from the registration desk on the 28th. You can design your own cards and upload 100 different images to make your cards truly unique.
In order to take advantage of this deal you'll need to order your cards by 11:59pm on the 20th. Please note there is a shipping fee of £3 per order and there will be a small JustBought.it logo on the cards.
Food and Refreshments
There will be tea and coffee served during registration and a full buffet afterwards provided by UCLan's professional catering team. This will make an excellent setting for networking.
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