Cambridge Social Media Day 2019

A one-day social media event filled with knowledge and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs from all around Cambridge.
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7th – 8th November 2019

Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington








Workshops & Learning


Opportunities To Network


Supportive Community


In Support Of Local Charities


Who’s it for?

Freelancers, micro/small business owners, entrepreneurs (call yourself what you want) who want to leverage the power of social media to grow their business (while staying sane).
As well as digital marketing professionals and marketing consultants who want to ‘top up’ their skills!
No matter if you’re a newbie or a pro, there will be something for everyone!

Headline Sponsors

Our Local Heroes

This event wouldn't be possible without our amazing helpers and supporters

What you’ll get:

Two streams of practical workshops on different social media topics run by experts in their field.
Covering topics like personal branding, content planning and storytelling, as well as online advertising, video and individual social media platforms.
Worksheet and handouts to take home, slides AND video/audio recordings of all sessions.
Plenty opportunities for networking with fellow freelancers and small business owners.

Need more reason to come?

Get to grips with social media and lift your business’s online presence to the next level.
Invest in yourself and your business to outperform your competition!
Enjoy fun day working on your business and yourself with fellow entrepreneurs!
End 2018 with a clear social media strategy, so you can jump straight into conquering the world next year.

Featured Speakers

Check the full agenda here

Rachel Extance

Rachel Extance is a business storyteller. A professional journalist for 15 years, she now helps organisations create content tailored to their audience. Rachel has worked in print, digital and social media for newspapers across the UK.

The stories we tell are powerful. They create connections, change opinions, inspire and delight. Rachel will show you how to use storytelling to build your business.

Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis is a former IT manager who, after the death of his wife, decided to try and become a successful author, writing time-travel and then later fantasy books. In his efforts to try and work out how to sell books online, he became fascinated by using social media for business and to improve your life.

He runs the Begin Self-Publishing podcast and in his #1 Amazon Bestselling book Social Media Networking he explores how to use organic social media to get ahead in your career and business through the power of connections.

Andrew & Pete

Andrew and Pete, international keynote speakers, authors and YouTubers, are the multi award winning fun content marketing duo who help businesses and brands get faster results from their content.

Simon Hall

Simon Hall is a writer and journalist, with 25 years’ experience of covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen. Most of his career has been spent as a BBC News Correspondent, working for television, radio and online.

Simon lectures on careers in the media at a range of universities, as well as giving talks about the industry at schools and colleges across Britain under the auspices of the Speakers for Schools charity.

Rebecca Fordham


Rebecca is a Social Media Strategist and founder of RF Social. She specialises in helping businesses with strategy development and Facebook ads. She’s worked with a variety of education and lifestyle brands, having managed communities of millions, and holds training sessions around the South East.


Nicole Osborne

Nicole Osborne is passionate about helping businesses get sweeter results from their marketing and social media.

Originally from Germany, Nicole has successfully delivered growth-focused marketing strategies for the Financial Times, Institute of Directors and Europe’s fastest growing and award-winning social ad tech company Mighty Social.

Pippa Akram

A freelance Social Media Consultant and Trainer from Hitchin, Pippa specialises in and is passionate about working with small businesses. She empowers them to find a workable but effective social media presence using authentic and engaging content.

Focussing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook since early 2012 and fuelled by copious amounts of tea and cake Pippa has become the ‘go-to’ social media authority for businesses in North Hertfordshire.

May King Tsang

May King Tsang is the founder of MayKing Tea and is a Tea Note Speaker, Live Tweeter, Twitter StraTEAgist and a lover of #teapuns. May King started her business in three different cities: London, UK; Brisbane, Australia, and Sheffield, UK. She returned to the UK late 2016.

May King is an international speaker having been hired to talk about Social Media in Australia, the UK and Lithuania; and represented Google as part of their #DigitalGarage project as a Digital Coach and speaker.

Nicky Pasquier

Instagram currently has 800 million monthly active users, that’s an awful lot of potential customers!

Come and visit Nicky Pasquier, founder of Virtuoso Assistant and specialist visual content marketer to discover how to use the power of images and videos to boost your brand and attract new customers on Instagram.

Natalie Hailey

Natalie Hailey is the founder of Hot Content and Hot Content Marketing Podcast and her mission is to help businesses with their blogging and content. She helps people to create quality, share-worthy content to build a brand which people are drawn to.

Natalie helps busy entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their business potential online through content marketing, giving them the knowledge and filling them with the confidence and enthusiasm they need to promote their business online.

Kim Verbrugge

With a career spanning over 10 years in Digital Advertising Kim joined LinkedIn in 2010 and spent an amazing 6 years as part of their Marketing Solutions team. Kim now uses her experience and knowledge of the platform to help SMEs grow their businesses and brands by mastering LinkedIn.

Leanne Ehren

Leanne Ehren MCIPR is an experienced communications professional, working in the emergency services. After managing three major incidents in just six months, including the Manchester Arena Attack, and navigating through one of the worst winters the NHS has ever seen, she looks forward to an honest and discursive panel about the role of social media in a crisis.

Nicky Shepard

Nicky is passionate about helping people to communicate their message and to bring light to the world.  Nicky lives in Cambridge with her husband and two boys, and works full time as an Account Manager for Cofinitive, a PR and Communications Consultancy.  With experience of founding companies, working as a strategic consultant, in community development and as a political candidate, Nicky has a huge amount of experience creating a buzz about people and brands online and in the media. Nicky is always happy to connect with new people on Twitter and Instagram.

Ann Hawkins

Ann Hawkins is a veteran social media user who presented The Social Media Show every week for two years on Star Radio, transferring it to a podcast in 2012. She has interviewed many social media pioneers and seen many platforms come and go.

Ann is a business mentor and author of New Business Next Steps, published by Pearson in 2015. She is an avid blogger with 15 years’ experience, founder of Drive, the Partnership Network, and City Organiser for PechaKucha Nights Cambridge.

Paul Ince


Paul Ince is a social media consultant and speaker as well as a co-founder The Conference for Professional Marketers. Helping organisations get results with social marketing.

Cambridge Social Media Day

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Standard Ticket

  • Access to all workshops during the day
  • Recordings and additional materials from all sessions
  • An opportunity to learn from the best in their fields
  • A chance to network with fellow entrepreneurs
  • Drinks and food throughout the whole day.

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