“Social Media changes everything about Public Affairs”
Where do you stand on the issue of social media in modern public affairs?
Do you belong to the camp that sees it having a minor role, or are you convinced – as the UK’s political parties are – that its role will become vital to modern day democracy?
Would you like to hear leading proponents discuss how they are using social media to achieve their public affairs goals?
And would you like to mix with a group of like-minded individuals in a convivial atmosphere?
If so, do join a debate (#SMWSocialLobbying) that Keene is hosting on Thursday, 25th September at our offices in Whitehall. This event is officially part of Social Media Week London. Please click here to visit our Social Media Week London 2014 page. Do register early, as there will be a high demand for tickets.The event will start at 5.30pm and finish at (approximately) 8.00pm. Refreshments will be provided.
About the speakers
Sarah Anderson (@NoMorePage3)
No More Page 3 is a campaign aimed at stopping The Sun from publishing topless pictures of young women. Since its inception in 2012 its petition has gained 198,000+ signatures and key to its success has been its use of social media. Sarah Anderson is a member of the ‘NMP3 HQ’ team, a group of passionate volunteers that balance full-time jobs with pursuing this campaign.
As a grassroots campaign conceived in the social media era, No More Page 3 offers an insight into the future of public affairs campaigning.
Tim Lloyd (@timolloyd)
Tim has worked for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department of Health. In that time, he has helped co-facilitate the NHS social media community: #nhssm and led several digital communications teams in other public sector organisations. Tim has a background in journalism, business and customer publishing.
Tim provides an informed (and first hand) view on the government’s own social media agenda.
Boni Sones OBE
In 2008, Public Policy Magazine voted Boni Sones: “One of the most influential women in Britain”. In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Broadcasting and PR’. She has published a number of books, one of which, ‘Women in Parliament: The New Suffragettes’, led to a nomination for the Orwell Prize in journalism. Boni also helped set up BBC News 24.
Boni therefore provides a highly informed perspective about how traditional media is adapting to social media.
Jake Rigg (@jake_rigg)
As Managing Director at Keene Communications, Jake advises numerous clients on their government relations strategies both in the UK and the EU. In his spare time, Jake is a visiting Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford and a Trustee of Philanthropy Impact.
Under Jake’s leadership, Keene has embedded social media strategies into all the programmes offered to its public affairs clients.