The Social Media Womble

Ready to Rummage?

Most monthly events come round monthly! A stupid thing to say you might think but that regular march of time can be a reassuring regulator or a speeding tempo. I think consistency is important especially as an event organiser. The same holds true in the social media realm. Physical meet ups have been far more necessary with this digital dimension constantly vying for attention. Making those connected times relevant, meaningful and propinquitous. Ironic that the word expressing the sentiment ...

Celebrating Regeneration at ReFest13 at the Sandfield Site.

My Cellar54 cohort Mr Phil Campbell is a champion of all things eco applying his love of digital tech to solve the problems facing us in the wasteland of off-line humanity! He is the start-up brain behind PiStreet a social engagement platform designed for independent retailers to bring their digital social footprint side by side with thier passion for their business. This is then shared across HD monitors controlled by an interconnected network of Raspberry Pi computers Developed using crowd...

MakeUseOf… The Things That I Find

All the free PDF guides you will ever need - The PDF Blog First posted on the Social Media Womble Posterous Blog August 8 2011 Brilliant opening post to illustrate what you will find here in the future. (Brilliant not that 'I' am but in the suitability of the content to my intentions for starting the Social Media Womble blog) The Womble in me needed a place to stockpile the awesome stuff I find. I hope you find them useful. I hope you discover something new. I want a place to review the app...

PCM travels

One thing I haven't talked about is how much I enjoy traveling as part of my work. I don't like being a transient tourist I want to make that clear. I like the experience of meet the people I am traveling to engage with. My work with Audiences Europe takes me to european countries and cities I have never been to before. Belgium, Norway and Northern Ireland have been the destination Audiences Europe has taken to me in the last 18 month. Denmark's Copenhagen was my destination in June. Uh oh...

Shifthappens V pt 6 - Opportunity for All

ReFocus - ReFrame - ReMix - ReRelect From the 20 sessions on the schedule, all of which were inspirational several have stayed with me as the days and now months pass. Pilot Theatre's culture and converging technologies conference ShiftHappens took place on July 8th. Around 150 people attended this 2013 conference hosted by Pilot Theatre's Artistic Director, Marcus Romer. Jenny Sealey - Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company - and co-Artistic Director of the Paralympics 2012 openi...

Keeping your email contacts in line across Gmail and Apple iDevices - HELP!

Gmail Contacts, how do you keep them in line? I have an app on my iPhone called ScanBizCards with which I scan business cards I am given during events or chance meetings and I genuinely want to follow up on. After scanning it have a wonderful option of sending an introduction email to the card's owner. I then have the option of saving it to my phone contacts along with a photo of the card itself. After a while I realised that my Gmail contacts needed synchronising. But I'm never sure what set...

Labour of Love or Clinging to a Cliche?

This is not about the creative industries but applying a personal creative talent to the industry you find yourself gainfully employed. I always wanted to work in the entertainment Industry, specifically in theatre. Been there, Did that and I have a draw of t-shirts! After working as a stage manager I turned my attentions to web technologies and web presence development. I remained looking for work in the in the arts and culture sectors. Lets take events managers and conference organisers. T...

Open Link Nottingham - September 6th

Last night I met up with Creative Quarter's Kathy McArdle to talk about events, CQ community development and PCM audience engagement. Much of my work at the moment is about engaging arts and culture professionals with one another. Especially with AudiencesEurope they are audience development specialist who are being reached out to from a common core from the lead project partners then selves audience specialists to encourage the sharing of best practice, participate in peer discussions at...

Social Media Womble's first post

In the beginning... there was stuff! Back in… August 1 2011 by CJ Lyon Making use of of the devises, apps, tools, platforms and services that proliferate the modern 21st Century Internet age for me and you is what I do best. Developers, StartUps, Entrepreneurs; they are all looking for the next new thing, Early adopter are the beta testers of this technological world. The tools, apps, etc that make it beyond the harsh scrutiny of usability combined with the sociability success of the archi...

Planning App - what I use!

Total Recall by Zyense Thinking and Doing, in-between that comes planning and preparation. For the projects that pull multiple resources, platforms, tools, services, organisations and more besides I've been using Total Recall. Total Recall falls in the category of apps and tools used for mind-mapping. I've poked and played with lots of these mind-mapping apps but there was a reasons I came back to Total Recall. Intuitive augmentation is the goal of any app I adopt. It may not be for you...