Hera’s Where-to-Go list for Social Media Week…

Why am I writing this? Because in the #SMWGla twitter stream, there are far too many people completely lost for what events they should attend. With more than 120 fantastic events in our sunny and not-so-sunny Glasgow, it is a little difficult to chose which ones to register for since so many are at the same time! Well, if you’re feeling a little lost then this is a blogpost for you…

DISCLAIMER:  (just saying!)

This is a completely subjective list compiled on the basis of who has asked me for advice and what the event sounds like from the description. Some of the events don’t have hashtags which I must say, given the name of the week, is a little disappointing. Just gives me an occasion to hammer home the point: Always have a hashtag but do something with it!

All of the events I have organised or am speaking are in Green. I would want you all to come to it but that defeats the purpose of writing this blog.

Also, I do NOT work for Equator despite it seeming by the amount of Equator events I have recommended.

The events that you just have to attend..

Business Banter Week– every day, micro-presentations from Glasgow’s business networking elite on a variety of subjects. 8-11. You can register for each of the days.

SMW Glasgow Launch: How Do We Communicate Peace? A Talk with Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day. 

Monday, September 19 at 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM  Skypark

Here is why:

Join humanitarian and award-winning filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley, as he tells the story of how the seemingly intangible idea of a global Peace Day became real–and how he’s using social media to take it to the next level by asking every individual around the world to help create the largest cessation of violence ever by committing to a

Global Truce next year on September 21, 2012  

Snake Oil Salesman or Expert? – How to decide which social media agency to work with

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM




Nokia & CNN at SMW Glasgow: Social Media and The Evolution of breaking news

Monday, September 19 at 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM




If you are into Fashion…

Fashion Blogging 101

Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Citizen M



T-Shirt Design FreakOut – Winners Night

Friday, September 23 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Lighthouse



If you still need to be convinced on the benefits of social media..

Measuring Social ROI

Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM




Psychology of Social Media

Monday, September 19 at 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Friends of Equator: Morrison Bowmore Distiller’s brand education through social media

Monday, September 19 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM




If you want an overview of how social media is changing the way we interact and communicate with each other..

FilmCamp Meets Social Media Week: Google & YouTube – Making Video Social

Tuesday, September 20 at 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

GFT – Glasgow Film Theatre


If you want to know how social media can be used for your business..

Pay no attention to the man behind the twitter

Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM




Dog Digital Social Club: Creative Use of Facebook Pages

Thursday, September 22 at 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Dog Digital



Podcasting: For Beginners

Friday, September 23 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Come along and learn about podcasting for beginners. Discover the free tools available to get your podcasts online!


Dog Digital Social Club: Grow your Online Audience

Monday, September 19 at 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Dog Digital #SMWDog


Future Forward by The Loft

Tuesday, September 20 at 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

2nd Floor, Mercantile Chambers



Social Media and Employees

Thursday, September 22 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Pinsent Masons LLP



If you want to know how social media can be used to further a cause…

A Practical Guide to Crowdsourcing A Startup

Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Malmaison Hotel



Soclal Media meets Social Enterprise – the Community wins!

Tuesday, September 20 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Popinjay is taking part in Social Media Week Glasgow to highlight how the community can win by utilising social media. We are a social enterprise and are keen to share our vision with a wider audience.



This House Would Ban Facebook

Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM




Start-ups without Borders – EU Start-Up Challenge

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM




Social Media for The Voluntary Sector: Social Bookmarking

Tuesday, September 20 at 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM



Get Involved! Supporting Student Entrepreneurs (a Twitter event).

Monday, September 19 at 12:01 PM – 2:00 PM




Launch of SoLoCo – Crowdfunding for the Third Sector

Monday, September 19 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Lighthouse



Social Media for the Voluntary Sector: iPad – A Tool for Inclusion

Friday, September 23 at 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM



Be Good Be Social – The Surgery

Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Big Lottery Fund Scotland



Getting Hired Through Social Media

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

University of Glasgow



If you live and breathe social media like me..

Socially adept or socially inept? How to do, learn and use social media for business

Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Film City



Where do good ideas come from?

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM



Blog Off!

Monday, September 19 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mansion House


Tweet: #SMWBlogg

Integration of the Channels

Monday, September 19 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM




If you are a techie…

Legacy of Baird – IP hyperlocal tv for the social media age

Monday, September 19 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Social Media and SEO

Tuesday, September 20 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM




Apps, stats and the future of mobile

Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM




Social Travel – How Can We Disrupt and Improve Travel?

Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Stow College



STV and Social Media; on air, online, national and local

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM




Social Storytelling

Wednesday, September 21 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM




Social Media for Sustained Business Growth – How You Doing?

Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Digital Enterprise Glasgow



Escape the #: New Ways of Building Momentum for Events Through Social Media

Friday, September 23 at 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Bath Street Pony



If you are in Aberdeen…

Aberdeen Social Media Day

Friday, September 23 at 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Creative Space #SMWAbz


And if you think this was an exhaustive list/read- then be sure to go to

Go WEST – Social Wine Tasting

Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WEST Brewery



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