I often get asked what conferences I recommend people attend so if you are based in Ireland or the UK here is a list of conferences and events that I recommend you consider attending if you are an executive or leader interested in content marketing, communications, social media and integrated marketing.

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Digital Biscuit

Date: 24-26 January 2013, Dublin


If you are interested in the film and animation and advances in technology then you will be interested in the Digital Biscuit. They have a series of talks and demonstrations and the opportunity to hear from film professionals. some of the topics include ‘The Evolution of Content Creation and Consumption on Mobile Devices’, ‘Online Film Distribution Panel’, ‘Trends in Digital Media Post Production’ and ‘Social Media for Filmmakers’.

There are some free public events and some low cost workshops. The event is facilitated by the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

Social Brands Event

Date: 7 February 2013, London


If you are managing social media and marketing for a large corporate then take a look at the Social Brands Event hosted by Brand Republic. Their one day conference is a great opportunity to hear from peers in B2C marketing including Asda, Carlsberg, Chiltern Railways, Coca-Cola, Heathrow Airport, Honda Motors and Universal Music.

Mission Impossible – Mobile Marketing 2013

Date: 7 February 2013, Dublin


There is no question that mobile marketing needs to be on our agenda for the year ahead. The Digital Marketing Institute is hosting a conference focusing on mobile marketing with speakers including representatives from Google and Hubspot. Conference

Date: 13 February 2013, Dublin


If you are still trying to get to grips with measuring the impact of social media then check out One reason I would attend would be to hear John Bell who leads Ogilvy’s global social media and business solutions practice. I’ve met with John a couple of times and i am sure he will have a number of interesting insights from the global campaigns they have run.

Business Change In A Digital Age

Date: 19 February 2013, Belfast


While this is not a full conference I have added this event as there all too few events on digital marketing in Northern Ireland. This event is hosted by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the CIPR. Múirne Laffan, Managing Director of RTÉ Digital will be talking about the journey RTE have taken and how they put content at the heart of their digital strategy. I will be speaking about how to integrate social technologies into your marketing and PR communications and providing guidance on the trends to be aware of to improve your social marketing return on investment in 2013.

Sunday Business Post 4th National Digital Media And Marketing Summit

Date: 7 March 213, Dublin


At the time of writing this article the website was not updated for the event, however they have announced some of their speakers. It will be worth watching for updates in the weeks ahead.

DMX Dublin

Date: 13 March 2013, Dublin


The Marketing Institute are also hosting their own digital marketing conference. A few notable speakers that will be at the conference are Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz (an excellent and engaging speaker and I have spoken at conferences with his mum!) , Teddy Goff whose team of 200 people built a Facebook following of 45 million and 33 million Twitter followers raising $690 million for the Obama campaign, and Alex Balfour formerly Head of New Media for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Social Media World Forum Europe

Date: 18-19 March 2013, London

One of the biggest social media events is the Social Media World Forum. I was fortunate to attend back in 2011 and there were some great sessions – this year there have some high profile brands represented and sessions include content on social commerce, ocial TV and social CRM. Be prepared to be attending with hundreds of others as there are around 500 industry professionals attending.//

Employer Branding Summit UK

Date: 19 March 2013, London


I have a passion for employer branding from my time as an SVP Human Resources so I had to include this event. Your brand is expressed through every touch point and when it comes to your employer brand, when delivered effectively, it can assist in attracting and retaining the talent you need to help achieve your business goals.

If you are a large organisation and interested in employer branding then check out the forthcoming Employer Branding summit taking place in the UK. Speakers include representatives from organisations including Siemens, Adidas, Volvo, Rolls-Royce, Ernst and Young and Barclays. I am surprised not to see digital and integrated communications more prominently on the agenda given how much it featured in the HR conferences and events I spoke at and moderated last year, though there is a session on ‘Building market reach and engagement though your digital employer brand strategy’. The event is sponsored by TMP Worldwide.

Social Media Measurement and Monitoring 2013

Date: 27-27 March 2013, London


The Social Media Measurement and Monitoring Conference is facilitated by Our Social Times and Chinwag and is both a workshop and a conference focusing on social media measurement and monitoring. I am delighted to see my friend and one of the foremost authorities on metrics and measurement KD Paine is speaking again this year. National Conference

Date: 27 March 2013, Dublin


As a previous chair of a non profit, I know how important fundraising is to help you achieve the goals of the organisation. Social media has a key role to play in building awareness and helping non profits attract more volunteers and advocates and its a topic that we cover for non profit communications managers who attend the social media communications programme I deliver.

This year the National Conference for is incorporating social edia on their agenda with a session called ‘Using social media to bring teams together – The ability to communicate through social media is cutting through the barriers that can exist between Fundraising and Communications functions within charities’.

Ragan International PR and Social Media Summit 2013

Date: 16-17 May 2013, Amsterdam


If you are in a corporate PR role then check out the Ragan International PR and Social Media Summit – NASA’s John Yembrick will share experiences and lessons learned while managing social media for the U.S. space programme and you will also hear about the @Sweden Twitter project that has given voice to a country.

Digital Government World Summit

Date: 17 June 2013, Dublin


if you are marketing or communications leader in the government and the public sector then hold the 17 June in your calendar for the Digital Government World Summit. The summit, part of Enterprise Technology World hosted by iQuest. The agenda is just being finalised – I am delighted to be speaking again at this conference on the topic of social media trends for public sector organisations.

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