Meet the speakers for the second SocialSuccess Mic-Up

 

We're excited to announce the speaker lineup for the second SocialSuccess Mic-Up next Thursday, January 24th! The theme is ‘Social Predictions’ and we were impressed by the number of incredibly creative ideas and pitches that were sent our way. However, we can’t do a #SocialSuccess #MicUp that lasts all day! So, we chose five of the most creative and most fitting topics to be shared on stage, open-mic style!

To get a little bit of background information about the speakers, we asked each of them to answer five short questions, which you can find below.

You’ll be able to see them on stage and get to know everyone in person at the Hospital Club, Covent Garden on Thursday, January 24. We will also be having a surprise speaker to kick off the evening, so stay tuned.

Remember to join the conversation with #socialsuccess #micup

 

dLuke Williams
“My social prediction for 2013: Social Network Normalisation”
@alukeonlife
luke-williams.co.uk

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    Friends Reunited.
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    My favourite would be any that shows how different tech is used to consume and interact with content; I’m quite a gadget geek and my first job out of Uni was in mobile data too.
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next big thing?
    I’m loving app.net – I’m not sure if it’s the next big thing but new & different forms definitely are; either different revenue models like app.net or ones that have alternative ways of doing things, for example the reduced digital footprint of a network like snapchat.
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    @emaildoctor her tips on email use could save the whole world a lot of time & money!
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    Social media for social good.
 

  dHera Hussain
"What can the Egyptian Revolution tell us about what makes a tweeter influential"
@herahussain
herahussain.wordpress.com

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    Orkut. Yes. Such a thing did exist and still does (I think!)
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    Engagement. No question about it. Numbers mean nothing if they don't take sentiment into account. This should be the number 1 metric to measure social success by.
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next best thing?
    Pinterest. It's visually appealing, simple and effortless. It is the most exciting social network we have not yet fully explored.
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    Maria Papova @brainpicker - it's such a unique account. O engagement yet infinitely interesting. Who else tweets about monk love letters found in the margins of old religious texts?
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    Outlawing 'How many followers do you have?'
 

  dBernie Mitchell
"Talking your way to #SocialSuccess - the podcasting reprise in 2013"
@BernieJMitchell
www.engaging-people.com

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    Google Buzz
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    Engagement! Of course ;-)
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next best thing?
    Workclub app
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    I don't have a "number one" person. I like to follow people I know will cause a ruckus.
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    Something like "a picture is worth a 1000 words" with a social spin.
 

  dJames Whatley
"Things are moving in 2013, you should know what and you should know where"
-- Eyes are moving to second screens, money is moving overseas, social media penetration is moving up the corporate ladder. --
@Whatleydude
whatleydude.com

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    Officially? I first started blogging on MySpace! However I've been knocking around on video game forums since my late teens.
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    Simple: R. O. I.
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next best thing?
    I've been dipping in and out of Branch since it was first announced in Beta. Getting others to go for a dip with me, that's the hard part.
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    @wadds. Professional, giving, warm, and open; Stephen Waddington's blog and Twitter feed should be essential reading for anyone in social media, from the junior execs, through to the seasoned pros.
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    What's the best social ROI story you've ever heard?
 

  dKaren Fewell
"Goodbye wizards, ninjas and gurus"
@DigitalBlonde
storify.com/DigitalBlonde/excited-to-be-onein8000

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    Ooh that is going back some years. I remember thinking that chatting on AOL with strangers at the age of 14 was super cool and my friends were envious that we had 'the Internet'. I wouldn't pass for 'cool' as a modern day teenager.
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    There is only one that ensures I get paid so guess I better say ROI.
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next best thing?
    In the hospitality sector where most of my work comes from, the majority of businesses are still catching up with the consumer. Please don't distract them with shiny new things just yet ;-)
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    @marketing_chap mainly because he makes me giggle, but he also shares a handy thing or two and remembers important information about the members of his community like all good community managers.
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    I think there is some disappointment that I won't be sharing #blondemoments at this #micup, if you ever do a 'random' theme then I would love to join. Far into the future though, not the next Mic-Up!

 

  dMervyn Dinnen
"Goodbye wizards, ninjas and gurus"
@MervynDinnen
mervyndinnen.wordpress.com

  1. What was your first social media profile?
    I was always an egg! Joined Friends Reunited and MySpace without any profile! First LI was ‘Professional Recruitment Consultant’ and first Twitter bio ‘HR Recruiter with news and views from the UK staffing sector’
  2. What is your favourite social media metric?
    Klout! So many people moan about their scores not being high enough that they must be doing something right.
  3. Are you using any new social networks that you think could be the next best thing?
    Still trying to get good at Twitter, Facebook and G+. Have heard of an invention called the telephone that I’m thinking of trying. Apparently you can speak to people and hear their voices.
  4. Who would be your number one person to follow and why?
    @DigitalBlonde because you’re only ever 5 tweets away from a laugh
  5. What should the theme be for our next #SocialSuccess Mic-Up?
    Mistakes. Success is overrated…we want to learn from people’s bloopers.

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