Four Social Media events you should attend in 2013

Four social media events you need to attend in 2013Facebook is still on top, Twitter continues to grow, and relative newcomers like Instagram and Pinterest are rocketing upwards in their popularity; there can be no denying the sheer power of social media in connecting people. From a business perspective, this translates into a free and easy way to touch base with millions, even billions, of potential customers – if you know how to take advantage!

Give your endeavors the upper hand that the social media landscape provides by visiting any of these four social media marketing events in the UK:

1. Twitter and Microblogging Conference

Twitter and Microblogging Conference

The art of microblogging, made most famous by Twitter, represents a still-emerging method of reaching your target audience, no matter what information you’ve got to convey, and the Twitter and Microblogging Conference aims to take a deep, educational look at the role that this form of social media is playing in business, today and into the future.

If understanding the true value of microblogging in marketing is important to you, the researchers and scientists that will be in attendance at this event make it a worthy addition to your schedule!

When and Where: Pay a visit to Lancaster University in Lancaster, England from April 10-12, 2013 in order to take part in the Twitter and Microblogging Conference.

2. Social Media World Forum

Social Media London

If social media is your thing, then the Social Media World Forum is a must-attend conference in order to keep yourself up-to-date on all of the latest techniques and opportunities! This two-day event will cover real, implementable ideas that will help you to develop a better social media strategy for your business or website, helping you to build a more memorable brand and reach new audiences.

This year’s event is expected to draw more than 500 professionals from a variety of industries, meaning that there will be a wide array of intriguing minds to learn from – and to add to your virtual rolodex!

When and Where: Check out the Brewery in London, England on March 18-19, 2013 in order to take in what the Social Media World Forum has to offer! Find affordable hotel rooms in London at Cheaplondonhotels.co.uk, or, if you plan to stay several days in London, rent a furnished apartment via Holidayapartments

3. Internet World

Internet World

One of the premier events in the United Kingdom where social media is concerned, Internet World 2013 is set to bring together hundreds of the region’s professionals, each of them with an eye towards developing and utilizing an improved online strategy for their business. Topics to be covered include working in the cloud, all forms of digital marketing, general eCommerce and more, giving you a well-rounded look at everything that pushing your wares entails.

When and Where: Want to take part in setting the digital agenda at this year’s Social Media World Forum? Pay a visit to London from April 23-25, 2013.

4. Social Media London

Social Media London

Boasting nearly 2,000 members, the Social Media London meetup group offers a fantastic opportunity for web professionals in the London area to get together, providing a regular platform for education, networking, and plain old fun!

Meeting up to several times each month, you’ll find a variety of dates and locations that will suit your schedule, and you can attend as many or as few as you’d like. Regardless of your attendance record, though, you’ll find every minute spent with these social media gurus to be well worth your while!

When and Where: You’ve got flexibility with the events hosted by Social Media London – they take place in and around the city of London all year long!

Anna Fox writes about social media tools, and is passionate about healthy food, active lifestyle, and productivity. Follow her on Facebook.