Before I go any further, take a look at this list of names speaking at the upcoming Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Media Matters conference on Friday 25 March:
- Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor, The Scotsman;
- Marie McQuade, Communications Director, Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres;
- Edd McCracken, arts and education correspondent, Sunday Herald;
- Sam Booth, features writer, Daily Record;
- Lorraine Herbison, Head of News and Sport, Radio Clyde;
- Eleanor Bradford, Health Correspondent, BBC;
- Jackie Houston, Reporting Scotland, BBC;
- Iain Hepburn, Executive Editor, STV Local;
- Paula McNulty, Account Director, Weber Shandwick;
- Rebecca McQuillan, The Herald;
- Mike Wilson, allmediascotland;
- Christina Cran, Cran Communications;
- Kirsty Sinclair, Snook;
- Paul Murricane, Axis Media Group; and
- Callum Bennetts & Richard Scott, Maverick Photo Agency.
Pretty impressive isn’t it? I thought so when I was asked to join them to discuss social media on the morning of the event – you’ll see me sandwiched between Reporting Scotland’s Jackie Houston and Iain Hepburn from STV over on the SCVO website.
Taking place in Edinburgh, the conference is aimed PR and communications professionals from the third sector, letting them hear from and network with key names from the Scottish media.
I’m looking forward to my hour-long presentation/chat on the merits of social and how to communicate online and hope to hang around after my piece is over to hear what else is discussed on the day.
You can also watch a presentation I carried out at the end of 2010 in Glasgow on a similar subject – head to the AmbITion website to see the e-copywriting seminar.