14 and 15 June 2018
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Emma is Director of Marketing and Advancement at Loughborough University, overseeing communications, marketing, recruitment, web and digital, widening participation, international and fundraising and development. A UK top ten University in all major league tables, Loughborough is a leading UK university with a rapidly growing international reputation.
Emma started her career in fashion and consumer PR in 1988, working in local government, tourism, and destination marketing before settling in higher education in 1997.
A Founding Chartered PR Practitioner, Chartered Marketer and Chartered Manager, she has won a string of awards over more than two decades spanning team development, PR, marketing, innovation, fundraising, digital, and web. She is the Chartered Institute of Public Relations President Elect for 2018. Emma also Chairs the UCAS HE Marketing Advisory Board and is a regular national and international speaker on PR, marketing, digital and communications.
Emma holds a first degree, MBA and various PR, marketing and management qualifications all of which she studied for part-time whilst working.
He is a co-author of ‘Share This’ and ‘Share This Too’, practical handbooks to the biggest changes taking place in the media and its professions. Commenting on the first volume, Lord Sugar said: “This book is a useful guide to using social media effectively”.
Andrew is a trainer in social media, analytics, SEO and digital marketing for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA), the Media Trust, the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA), the Amber Group, Understanding ModernGov and the SMi Group. He has consulted or provided training to representatives of over 600 organisations in the last six years including the Department of Environment (DEFRA), NHS, Specsavers, Sky, Wellcome Trust, and many others.
Andrew has been a consistent PR innovator, being among the first UK practitioners to exploit email (1990), the World Wide Web (1994) and Twitter (2007). Described as the “de facto godfather of PR blogging”, he is a regular speaker and media commentator on the integration of PR with social media, search optimisation and analytics. He is a member of the CIPR’s Foresight Panel and the ICCO Innovation Panel. He also holds the Google Analytics Individual Qualification.
Initially, Amanda worked on local newspapers throughout the North West of England before moving into public relations working for a number of public sector organisations.
She has led the communication team at Greater Manchester Police during some challenging times including the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017, the murder of two police officers in 2012, August 2011 riots, death of the former Chief Constable and numerous counter terrorism investigations.
Amanda has been chair of the national Association of Police Communicators (APComm) since January 2013.
In July 2017 Amanda became a Fellow of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA).
She has held a variety of roles at Manchester City Council, including Head of Digital City Strategy and Head of Customer and Community Engagement, previously supporting the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA), now the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, with their communications activities.
Now responsible for Manchester’s strategic communications, Jen heads a full in-house communications service with creative design, marketing, media, news, digital production and content creation, print, mail, AV and event management, with translations and interpretation including a commercial arm servicing a number of public sector organisations.
Jen has been on the top in-house communicators list at Prolific North for the last two years and is the chair of the communications recovery group following the Manchester arena attack in May 2017.
He is also a lecturer in Dublin City University where he co-wrote the syllabus for its MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communication.
He holds a Masters in Digital Marketing as well as qualifications in Company Direction, Accounting, Innovation and Project Management.
He is a fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and sits on a number of commercial and non-profit boards.
A native of Sligo in the north west of Ireland, Padraig is an avid sports fan who likes to learn, read and travel.
Laura is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations with 17 years’ experience in integrated public relations, communications and marketing.
Her main area of work now focuses on corporate strategy and discreet coaching of other PR practitioners and CEOs.
Laura was involved with and Chaired the CIPR Scotland group for four years, before being elected to the CIPR’s Board and Council. Laura currently sits on its Council and is active in improving the organisation’s volunteer engagement and has been involved in the guidance of GDPR.
Laura is a guest lecturer at University of West of Scotland and Glasgow Kelvin College.
You can find Laura’s PR blogs here, which was voted Top 10 Female PR Blogger by Vuelio. She’s @laurafromaura on Twitter and Instagram and always happy to connect on LinkedIn.