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Mash Media Conference – Dublin

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ERMurray

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What do you get if you put together some of the most forward-thinking and challenging social media minds in the Croke Park Conference Centre? A brilliant weekend full of innovation and excitement that will leave you walking away, wanting to go straight to your computer and get networking like crazy.

What do you get if you put together some of the most forward-thinking and challenging social media minds in the Croke Park Conference Centre (see view below)? A brilliant weekend full of innovation and excitement that will leave you walking away, wanting to go straight to your computer and get networking like crazy.

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With speakers including Jack Murray and Christian Payne (@documentally)  I found this event to be more than your average social media shindig. It was a very professional operation, which stuck to time and objectives while maintaining an exciting pace. But I’d say it’s definitely not for newbies – we’re talkinginstant audio recordings and gathering social media to create your own newspaper here – not the ins and outs of how to open a Twitter account.

Of course, social media is a way of life for many of us these days – writers need an online presence to be able to market their books. Gone are the days when this would be done for you; the role of the writer has changed considerably. And these guys know what’s out there to help you. But, despite the high quality of information and gorgeous venue, what made this particular conference special was the approach.

These people weren’t just thinkers, they were doers. They had innovative ideas they were putting into practice and they were thinking of the future. And they had people like Channel 4’s Hilary Perkinschampioning storytelling throughout – always a winning goal in my eyes. The information was tailored as best as possible to your needs (particularly in the workshop) and all of the speakers were open for chats and questions on an informal basis throughout the weekend.

If you’d like to know more about the event, you can search under the hashtag #mashmedia on Twitter. There was plenty of live tweeting and this will give you the best possible feel for what it was like to be there.

I received an email stating that you can currently get a 2 for 1 ticket for their new Twitter and Linkedin Summer Masterclasses – that’s 75 euro for both – but the offer ends next week.

To find out more and book your place go to http://www.mediacontact.ie/channelOne and sign up for one of the courses – you will automatically be signed up to the other.

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