New #smcliv it’s a time for sharing

There is nothing quite as nice as sharing knowledge and that is definitely why we created Social Media Cafe way back when Twitter was still only Four!!!

So as we said last week we are kicking off again with the mission to demystify the digital world.

New Venue

We’re going to be starting SMCLIV at a brand new venue – I hear many of your cheering – Yes we are going to be at the gorgeous Unit 51 on Jamaica Street, in the Baltic Area. They’ve kindly agreed to stay open late for us. So many thanks to them.


We haven’t set any dates yet but really wanted to get the ball rolling and get it back into your consciousness that are are rising once again. It will be a weekday and one that doesn’t clash with anything else already going on in the now busy digital scene.

SMCLIV Topics 

We have had some great suggestions for topics to cover but we want more (we always want more)  - so if you have a subject matter that you would love to get out into the open then get your name down on the list as a speaker. When we tweeted this morning that we were starting again we had an instant response from someone wishing to talk about Social Media and the Law so don’t be shy and get your talk down fast.

Submit a talk using the form below

You lead the way

When we started in 2010 there were no groups, no meetups or workshops talking to or teaching people about digital technologies here in Liverpool and now there are so many that whatever your digital area of interest there will be a group of people already meeting to discuss it and all you have to do is look. A good place to do that is in the Liverpool Digital Events calendar.

As soon as we have the first event organised we will let you know but stay in touch so you don’t miss it.

See you soon

So the story continues. ..

So we haven’t been here recently? Neither have we you say. Well what’s the news you say. Well the news is that we are getting the band back together as we have recharged our batteries – well I have and are very soon going to be kicking off with another round of Social Media Cafes (even if we’re not sure of the title still)

We have been looking around Liverpool for a suitable venue and if the price is right we should be ready to kick off. WE’ll be looking for your input of course – there is no point us doing this on our own – we all know how that feels. 

So we are slowly straightening our tie, pulling on our socks, slipping into our ill fitting shoes and when we are ready we’ll let you know.

If you have any requests for special events focused on a particular topic then let us know and we will try and arrange.

Quick reseaech questionnaire

If you are a social media manager or manage / work with social media for an organisation please complete our survey (which is rather basic at the moment but we just want to get some baseline data to inform a small research project). I am working with a colleague at the University of Salford on this and we plan to write the results into a more general paper on corporate comms to be presented at the UK Academy of Information Systems conference in April.

Posted on behalf of Rachel MacClean