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Social media - friend or foe?

Tuesday 27th February 2018 at Old Granada Studios, Quay House, Quay St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 3JE - #BCsocialmedia

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This event is taking place at Old Granada Studios, Quay House, Quay St, Manchester M3 3JE

By 2019, it's estimated that there will be around 2.77 billion social media users around the globe.

Used responsibly it can raise your profile, help keep in touch with friends and win new business but in the wrong hands it's the weapon of choice for cyber bullies and fraudsters.

BusinessCloud's latest breakfast event will hear from a string of people who will be sharing their good and bad social media experiences.

They include entrepreneur Rebecca Jane, who received 35,000 direct tweets in just 24 hours after appearing on Big Brother, but refuses to let the 'trolls' win by quitting social media. The 33-year-old founded The Lady Detective Agency in 2009 and has gone on to become a best-selling author and a regular guest on TV shows including This Morning and Loose Women.

Jane admits her appearance on Big Brother 2017 saw the attention she received reach a whole new level, when she was "called all the names under the sun for the way that I looked".

She'll be joined at next month's event by a number of speakers including Lee McAteer, co-founder of £4.1m-turnover business Invasion Camp Group. He grew all his brands through social media but has received nasty messages – including on Christmas Day.




Rebecca Jane, founder, The Lady Detective Agency

Becky Boyd, founder, The Social Media Geek

Alex McCann, owner, Altrincham HQ

Tanya Hemphill, founder, We Disrupt

Joseph Kelly, digital marketing strategist, Prodo

Dominic McGregor, chief operating officer, Social Chain

Akeel Qureshi, founder, Function Media


Justin Clark, head of social, Transport for Greater Manchester

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Lee McAteer, co-founder, Invasion Camp Group

Emma Monks

Emma Monks, head of moderation, trust & safety, Crisp Thinking

Joel Chapman

Joel Chapman, Head of Regulation and Compliance, BES Utilities

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