Enterprise Nation debates the future of social media

Enterprise Nation debates the future of social media
Dan Martin
Dan MartinFreelance content creator & event hostDan Martin Content & Events

Posted: Fri 20th Jul 2018

On Monday 23 July, we're hosting the first Enterprise Nation Debates event.

This brand new event series, which is free for Enterprise Nation members, will give you the chance to hear from on-trend experts about the topics that matter to the future of small business.

Head of events, Emma Greenfield comments: "Social media has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this year with data breaches, brands leaving the platforms and increasing evidence that social media has a negative effect on mental health. We are hosting this debate to identify what the future of social media may look like for both small business owners and consumers".

The panel have been selected for their variety of expertise in the topic of social media.

The debate panel will feature:

  • Luke Graham, business features writer at City AM

  • Faith Chastain, director of partnerships at social agency Lightful

  • Vic Lloyd, head of operations at Sanctus, changing the perception of mental health

  • Leona Thrift-ola, founder and active social media marketer at the Lucky Dip Club

Guests will be asked to share one opportunity and one challenge they see in social media (either as a business owner or consumer) before the panel go on to debate the following topics:

  • Authentic interaction between brands and consumers

  • Social media for change: Empowering communities and causes

  • Will more consumers step away from social media due to negative impacts on mental health?

  • Will brands step away from social media?

Grab your free spot here and join us for what will be an interesting debate!

Dan Martin
Dan MartinFreelance content creator & event hostDan Martin Content & Events
I'm a freelance content creator and event host who helps small businesses and the organisations that support them. I have 18 years of experience as a small business journalist having interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from billionaires like Sir Richard Branson to the founders behind brand new start-ups. I've worked for a range of leading small business publications and support groups, most recently as head of content at Enterprise Nation where I was responsible for the prolific output of content on the company's blog and social media. I'm based in Bristol where I run and host regular events with the local small business community and have strong connections to major business organisations in the south west region. In total, I've hosted over 50 events; from intimate meet-ups to conferences with an audience of hundreds including events for international brands like Facebook and Xero. I'm also a big fan of podcasts having hosted Enterprise Nation's Small Business Sessions as well as lots of online events including Facebook Live interviews, webinars and three live web chats from inside 10 Downing Street. With my partner, I co-run Lifestyle District, a lifestyle blog focused on culture, art, theatre and photography. I'm here to help. I'm volunteering free advice calls of up to an hour as part of the Recovery Advice for Business scheme, over the next 6 months. Please get in touch to see how I can help your business. 

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