CIPR and Share This Too support London Social Media Week 2013

One of the world’s most unique global platforms, Social Media Week, returns to London later this month, offering a look at the newest trends in social media and mobile technologies.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and a selection of authors from the CIPR’s Share This Too publication will take the lead in three free events across the week, discussing everything from the future of public relations, digital health, to the use of social media by business leaders.

Running from Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September, this year’s theme is ‘Open & Connected’ and will explore openness in a connected and collaborative world.

The CIPR’s events kick off on Tuesday 24 September between 5pm and 6pm with a joint event hosted by Brunswick, featuring a panel of expert business leaders discussing ‘Leading from the front - The Social CEO’. Taking place as part of the Business & Entrepreneurship Hub at Bloomberg London, the panel debate, moderated by Andy Rivett-Carnac, Partner at Brunswick Group, will also feature Jane Wilson, CIPR Chief Executive and author in Share This Too, and Tim Weller, Founder and Group Chief Executive of Incisive Media, alongside further CEOs to be announced.

On Wednesday 26 September, the Business & Entrepreneurship Hub at Bloomberg, London, will play host to an event on ‘The Next Stage of Digital Engagement: The Quantified Self’ from 11am to 12pm. This event will debate how the quantified self movement can apply the social web, apps and consumer technology to allow brands to engage with audiences and listen at a whole new level. This panel will be led by Drew Benvie, Founder of Battenhall and author in Share This Too, alongside experts in the field, including fellow Share This Too author, Steve Davies, Director at Ruder Finn UK, and author at; David Clare, Digital Consultant at Hotwire and author at, and Dr Vinod Achan, Consultant Cardiologist at the Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The CIPR’s final event of the week will be hosted by Ketchum on the evening of Thursday 27 September at their offices on Folgate Street, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. The event will feature a host of expert authors featured in Share This Too and will debate ‘The Future of Public Relations’. The debate will be moderated by Jane Wilson, CIPR Chief Executive, and also feature Mark Pack, Head of Digital of at Blue Rubicon; Rachel Miller, Founder of All Things IC; Russell Goldsmith, Social Media Director at markettiers4dc; Michael Litman, Co-Founder of BRANDSONVINE and Steve Davies, Director at Ruder Finn UK.

The full Social Media Week London schedule can be viewed via the Social Media Week website Social Media Week website.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).