Cambridge Social Media Day 2019


A two-day social media event filled with knowledge and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs from all around Cambridge and beyond.

  • 7TH – 8TH NOVEMBER 2019​

Storey’s Field Centre is a landmark building in Eddington, a newly developed district in the north-west of Cambridge, offering an open and welcoming space for the community to come together with people from Cambridge and the surrounding area.

Who’s it for?

  • Freelancers, micro/small business owners, entrepreneurs wanting to leverage the power of social media to grow their business.
  • Digital marketing professionals and marketing consultants wanting to ‘top up’ their skills!
  • No matter if you’re a newbie or a pro, there will be something for everyone!

What you’ll get

  • Two streams of expert sessions covering topics like personal branding, content planning and storytelling, as well as individual social media platforms.
  • Slides and recordings of all sessions.
  • Plenty opportunities for networking with fellow freelancers and small business owners.

Invest in yourself and your business to outperform your competition!

From CSM Day 2018


* Timing and conference running order may be subject to change

Day #1: Business Basics

  • Doors open 09.15
  • Registration & networking 09.30-10.00
  • Welcome & introductions 10.00-10.30
  • Social Media Strategy 10.30-11.30
  • Business Basics Session 11.45-13.30
  • Panel Discussion 14.00-15.00
  • Open Q&As with speakers 15.15-16.00
  • Drop-in Social Media Clinic 11.45-13.30

Day #2: Be Inspired!

  • Doors open 08.15
  • Registration & networking 08.30-09.25
  • Welcome & introductions 09.25-10.00
  • Opening keynote 10.00-11.00
  • Talks 11.45-13.30
  • Lunch 14.00-15.00

    We have a special lunchtime treat for you – delicious catering from Que Rico Tapas!

  • Talks 14.00-16.45
  • Open Q&As with speakers 15.15-16.00
  • Thank you & wrap up 16.45-17.00
  • After-party 18.00-late

    Stay around for a glass of wine, informal chat and reflections of the day!

Get your Tickets

Don't miss out! Tickets will be selling like hot cakes.

Early Bird Tickets

  • 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.

Meet Our Speakers

Teresa Heath-Wareing

International speaker, TEDx speaker, podcaster, author and Founder of agency THW Marketing, Teresa, works with businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers to help them enhance their social media & marketing efforts. Teresa also hosts a weekly podcast called ‘Social Media Marketing Made Simple’ and has interviewed the likes of Amy Porterfield, Pat Flynn, James Wedmore, Jasmine Star and Brian Fanzo.

#CSMDay2019 Keynote topic: Social Customer Journey

We all know social media is an effective marketing tool for businesses. However is this ever increasingly crowded space, how can you stand out and build a community online that you can turn into customers?

Teresa will take you through developing a customer journey online and how to use social media to increase your prospects, build your email list and turn them into customers.

Mel Bridger

Mel is a well respected, award winning Personal Trainer with over 20 years experience in the Dance and Fitness Industry. Her Group Fitness classes are extremely popular and she has a full PT client base with a waiting list!

Mel has worked in numerous areas of the fitness industry and is a sought after Tutor/Assessor. She gets great results and her clients are always pleased, even though she works them hard!

She is a great believer in self development and continues to study so that she can offer the best service to her clients!

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Standout from the crowd with Social Video

Mel will be talking about Video Content Creation for Small Business Owners. She’ll share her top tips on creating engaging videos for your social media quickly and easily with your smartphone.

Make sure to check out her session if you want to learn how to stand out from the crowd with social media.

Sonja Kirschner

Sonja is Mindset Coach for Entrepreneurs as well as Marketing and Business Consultant.
With a 15-year background in marketing, sales and international business development, Sonja has an empathetic no-nonsense approach to bringing the best out of business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs. As a qualified expert coach, mentor and NLP practitioner, she is passionate about empowering people in business, at work and in their personal life.

Her research-backed mindset approach allows people to understand what’s holding them back and what they can do to take their power back.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Mindset for Entrepreneurs

At #CSMDay2019, Sonja will be diving deep into the topic of Mindset for Entrepreneurs.
Sonja’s session will help you take control, develop a strong sense of self-belief, increase your performance and achieve your ambitions and goals (without burning out).

Kirstie Smith

Kirstie Smith has 9 years’ experience working in Social Media and Digital Marketing as a practitioner within agencies and as a freelance consultant. She is also a lecturer at Birmingham City University, encouraging the development of the next wave of passionate creatives and teaching them about the joys of digital marketing.

Kirstie has extensive experience in B2C markets and currently works for clients in the fashion lifestyle, automotive, leisure, hospitality and food sectors. Her work focuses on driving revenue through co-ordinated social media and digital strategy, consultancy and training.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Social Content Planning Like a Boss

At #CSMDay2019, Kirstie will look at how to create enough content ideas to fuel your social channels for a year. She’ll show you how to create your content ‘themes’, how to map your content tree and how to create content to drive an action. She’ll also cover the art of content repurposing and will share her top tools to help you create content ideas!

John Espirian

John Espirian is the relentlessly helpful technical copywriter.

A former Microsoft Mac MVP and former director of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, John creates in-depth B2B web content to help his clients explain how their products, services and processes work.

John also shares writing tips, branding guidance and LinkedIn advice on his blog at

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: How to stop being a LinkedIn Loser

John will share practical advice on using LinkedIn to build a presence and earn more money without having to become a hustlepreneur who works 25-hour days and rents a Lamborghini for photoshoots.

Carly Stringer

Carly is a Facebook and Instagram advertising strategist and social media consultant with over 10 years’ experience in the communications industry. She supports small and growing businesses increase their visibility and sales through social advertising. She also works with business owners to develop their social media strategies and train them on the effective use of social media. Carly works freelance from her home in Kent where she lives with her husband and two young children.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: The anatomy of a high performing Facebook ad

Facebook advertising strategist and social media consultant, Carly Stringer, will explore the qualities that make up a high-performing Facebook Ad. During this practical session, you’ll be looking at ad copy and creative and dissecting example ads so that you leave the session with ideas of how you can create / improve on your own ads!

Chris Huskins

Chris Huskins bio often states he is a human, marketer and podcaster (but not necessarily in that order). He runs several companies in the marketing world (Simplifying Marketing & Huskins Marketing Agency) as well as the podcasters help and education site PodTIps.Pro (which is completely free).

Recently Chris published his first book all about podcasting which reached Amazon Best Seller status.

Chris spent 7 years as a commercial radio presenter and has spoken on stages all over both in radio and in marketing and podcasting. He is bringing a high energy session to #CSMDay2019 which is sure to entertain and educate.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: The A-Z of Podcasting & Why Your Business Should Be Podcasting

Chris Husking will take you through why there isn’t a better time to start podcasting and how it can form the centre of a strategic marketing plan for your business. PLUS he will take us through a complete A-Z of how to podcast.

Claire Jenks

Claire Jenks is a graphic designer and visual branding specialist, working with national and international clients. Claire helps businesses reconnect with their brand identity and create visually stand out content with the aim to help them attract more customers and engagement through consistency and confidence.

Claire specialises in helping her clients with defying their brand identity and content creation.

Her aim is to help businesses hit their targets, their ambitions and help them grow to the next level whether that be though offering an extra design resource to lean on or with advice on where to take their branding to next.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Creating on-brand visuals for your social media

Find out how you can make an impact and upgrade your content with on-brand visuals that are guaranteed to make you memorable!

Ian Anderson Gray

Ian is the founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy and helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. He’s a founder of Seriously Social – a blog focused on live video and social media tools.

Ian is an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. Ian is a co-founder of Select Performers – a family run web agency. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: How to Level up Your Impact, Authority and Profits through Confident Live Video.

Are you ready to increase your visibility with live video so that you can become the trusted person your audience follows and invests in? But are you overwhelmed by the “fear, gear & marketing sphere” of live video – the tools, live video tech, what content to share or just being afraid of the camera?

In this session, you’ll learn how to produce confident, professional and authentic live video using specific strategies, tools and techniques. We will cover the top tools to broadcast, promote and repurpose your live videos to Facebook and beyond and how to increase your live video engagement. Ian will also share how to strategies and techniques to turn your live videos into a powerful evergreen content generator either on its own or through repurposing.

Kathryn Dishman-Baird

Kathryn Dishman-Baird is Director of KD Communications and Founder of Headliners: The PR and Digital Marketing Academy. She’s an award winning PR professional, content creator and self confessed social media geek who lives and breathes all things digital PR.

At KD Communications Kathryn works with businesses like yours to help you #shareyourstory in the right way to grow your audience, build your customer base and become an influencer in your field. That means getting exposure for your brand so you’re seen by the right people, at the right time, on the right channels.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: 5 Ways To Ramp Up Your PR in the Digital Age.

Have you ever considered how social media and PR work hand in hand? Stories now break on Twitter before they’re published in the press, broadcast channels use social media to create stories and online influencers now have the power to make or break a brand’s reputation. This all sounds good, but how can you utilise social media as a PR tool for your business?

At #CSMDay2019, Kathryn will explain all in her talk “5 ways to ramp up your PR in the digital age”.

Ross Davies

Ross Davies is an innovative and technically minded professional, working as the MD for Strafe Creative. By combining his design knowledge with a unique emphasis on user behaviour, Ross and Strafe Creative focus on the eventual users’ wants and needs to design powerful, high converting websites.

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Social Proofing For Increased Sales & Leads

Social is an ever-expanding field. But other than a simple integration into a website, there are many opportunities to use social media ‘on site’ that are currently being missed. This is about to change.

Ross will be exploring the ways social can be used on site as part of the buying user journey. Strategically used, social can, and does increase sales but designers and developers are still behind on how they can best use social media to increase credibility and sales whilst the user is on the website. So it will become the job of social experts to guide them with this.

Ross is wanting to equip the room with another way to sell their service into SAAS, E-commerce and service companies, to finally allow social to become a driving force within the sales department, as well as marketing.

Luca Senatore

Luca Senatore, Speaker, Writer and Agency Director at Genie Goals

Luca Senatore is a Growth Entrepreneur who built seven business. Now CEO at Genie Goals. Luca is also the author of the book ‘The Agency: Build, Grow, Repeat’ In seven years, he has led Genie Goals to be an EMEA leading agency according to Google, with a client base including Karl Lagerfeld, Technogym, Mamas & Papas and many more. Luca is a thought after speaker regularly called to speak by Google and other organizations including Growth Conference Europe, E-commerce Expo Berlin, Chamber of Commerce Portugal and more. 

#CSMDay2019 Talk topic: Lessons Learnt in a Decade Growing Businesses About Getting S@#*t Done: The Three Pillars of Growth

In his #CSMDay2019 session, Luca will share the vital lessons he learnt in a decade building seven businesses including a £4M, multi-award-winning, Google top 3% digital agency to get stuff done. 

During this interactive session, Luca will take you through five of the most important elements of cutting through the noise, getting s@#*t done and growing a business. 

  • THE WHY: how to build a strong mission that keeps you and your staff going when the going gets really tough 
  • THE WHAT: how to define a value proposition that makes you and your business remarkable truly differentiated from your competitors and craft a business that you truly love working in and working on
  • THE PLAN: How to complete strategic planning that guarantees control and a clear road to achieving your growth goals 

Luca’s thought-provoking, straight-forward and high-paced style is guaranteed to shake things up and evoke out-of-the-box thinking and massive action. This coupled with an interactive, action-packed session promises to be one not to be missed.

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