Are you busy tomorrow? If not, you might want to make your way over to the Adelphi on Hunslet Road as our MD Chris Norton is speaking at a free seminar on the benefits of using social media for business. It’s the second of four seminars to be held by the organisers of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. We attended the launch of the Festival’s new identity last week that we wrote about on Prohibition PR’s blog.
The Yorkshire Evening Post covered the event the other day. It is kind of a Q&A session with some of the leading lights on social media in the region and we will be debating some of the hot topics on this area including social media strategy, objective setting, measurement, as well some of the tools used by agencies. The others on the panel include Paul Rayment of Dubit, Nathan Lane of Bell Pottinger, Ally Manock of Brass, James Newman of Finn PR, Jen Holmes of The Friendly Copywriting Company, Monica Tailor of kilo75, Kristal Ireland of Propaganda, Liz Cable of Reach Further and Adrian Johnson of Umpf .
If you want to come along you can register for one of 100 free places, visit https://www.leedsdigitalfestival.com/lunch. The hashtag for the event is #socialmediaLDF.
We will look forward to seeing you there.
Prohibition PR is a specialist PR agency which advises businesses of all sizes on how to use public relations and social media effectively. As a Yorkshire based business we cover the ever-changing public relations, marketing and digital sectors. Our objective is to help companies, of any size, communicate more effectively both online and offline.
As a business we help our clients engage online properly raising their profiles and in-turn improving their overall business performance. Although we are thoroughly focused on online communications, we hold the strong belief that the strategic discipline of public relations should be engrained in all of our team. We firmly believe that a company which has a team of experienced public relations practitioners is always best placed to advise and engage with these new and evolving communities.
Our team is made up of leading specialists in their relevant fields. We have industry specialists in web design, web development, business development, search engine optimisation, digital marketing and online word of mouth.
Our managing director, Chris Norton, is an award-winning public relations practitioner, with more than ten years’ experience in the PR industry having worked both in-house and in a number of consultancies. He is listed in the UK’s top 15 PR bloggers and his blog posts and articles on social media have appeared in a variety of marketing titles such as PR Week and Revolution. You can check out his blog Norton’s Notes here: www.chrisnorton.biz.
Prior to working as Head of Campaign Strategy at his previous employer, Chris worked at one of country’s largest national consultancies where he was responsible for planning, directing and delivering a variety of public relations programmes for clients including the Institute of Directors, Land Rover, Learning & Skills Council, Lloyds TSB autolease, Camelot, Bradford Council, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Home Office, Mitchell’s & Butlers and several projects for BT. He was also seconded to work in Learndirect Business’ marketing team to help set-up an in house role.
Most recently he has directed a large social marketing project for the NHS and been heavily involved in traditional PR and social media campaigns for a variety of clients. Some of the latest campaigns he has been involved with include projects for Sony Ericsson, Phillips, SOTO, Fronter, NHS, 4X Currency Corporation, 186K Ltd and energywatch. In January 2009, his team won the CIPR’s Grand Prix award for Outstanding Small Consultancy of the Year.