Digital 2013 – AKA #DigiConX

Digital2013 - Fireside Chat
Well I’ve yet to manage to write up a proper review of my day at the SECC on Thursday, and it’s now rather late on Sunday night. My list of things to do is far too long to allow me to go over the event several days later in any great detail.

That said, I can tell you that it was my third visit to Digital conference. Every one of them has been good, but each one grows on the previous year. This year well over 400 people attended (either in the room or via the webcast). The speakers for the most part were very interesting. Several of them had some pretty interesting stats to go with their presentations.

I did find it rather ironic (moronic) that every single presentation that I saw was done in PowerPoint (yawn. How passe!).

Perhaps having worked at NSDesign where every presentation we deliver is in Prezi – that I am now a little spoiled and more than a little biased. Software aside, as I say, many of the presentations did manage to be good and some were even thought-provoking.

I came away having made some new connections that I will no doubt develop as time goes by. I might have even got a client or two as a result. So if you get the chance to go next year, then by all means, take the opportunity.

And my dear friend (and fellow Yank) Ashley has curated a page of the Highlights of Digital 2013 that you should check out.

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Social Media Training From NSDesign

Do you Tweet? Are you LinkedIn? Like Facebook? But maybe wonder if you could be doing it more effectively?

Then I can highly recommend the full day of, award-winning, Social Media trainingĀ Embrace the Space masterclass. Attend this course to get a broad overview on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ etc.

Full disclosure: YES, I do work a few days a week for NSDesign, but NO I am not rewarded for promoting the course. (I do that willingly).

I can honestly say it’s an amazing way to spend a day. It sells out every time Colin Kelly and Gary Ennis run it. It has 100% positive feedback so far too. Attendees always come away bustling with ideas and utterly inspired.

The kind of training I am doing is not at all competitive to what they are doing. My main emphasis is on tools like Spundge for curation of content (finding stuff to use in Blogs and Newsletters), with a bit on HootSuite, Sprout Social or TweetDeck to get usersĀ  automating some of their updates (but not all of them!)

Again to find out more about Embrace the Space check the page on NSDesign:

Embrace the Space masterclass

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Happy (Belated) Birthday to the Mobile Phone

40 Years – For Realz?

Is it really 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made? Hard to believe that…

Here’s a link to my Scotland Tonight appearance from earlier this month. The topic, a decidedly geeky one, (much to my joy) was Has the mobile phone changed the way we live, work and play?

Picture of Thea Newcomb on STV's Scotland Tonight

Thea on STV

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A New Beginning

Happy Sign in Altea Spain

Oh Happy Day

FRESH START

It’s time to update my site and try a new ‘theme’ on for size. It’s never easy trying to work out, exactly, the right thing to say on your website. Something that manages to be intriguing but not particularly arrogant. Here goes nothing…

DIGICONX

Today was spent connecting with my piers at Digital 2013 and soaking up as much information as was humanly possible. It also felt like time for me to relaunch my website. It will just take me a few days to gather the content. For now – consider this a first “hello”. More to come soon. (Hopefully).

Anyway, as I say, it’s my intention to write a blog, via Spundge, about today’s Digital 2013 event and post it here as soon as possible…There was a lot to take in and process though…

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