Visa Europe’s Vice President of Digital Corporate Comms to close ‘Share This Live’

Nick JonesNick Jones, Vice President of Digital Corporate Comms at Visa Europe, and former Head of Digital at the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Office, has been confirmed as the closing keynote speaker at ‘Share This Live’, the CIPR’s one-day social media conference at the offices of MSN UK, London, on Thursday 11 July 2013. 

Nick will explore the relationship between BAU (Business As Usual), innovation and how social media can earn its keep. He joins an expert panel of leading minds in social media and digital communications which includes opening keynote speaker Tom Standage, Digital Editor of The Economist, and Editor-in-Chief of, who will focus his address on a historical perspective of social media.

Other speakers include:

  • Andrew Grill, Chief Executive Officer at Kred
  • Illicco Elia, Head of Mobile at LBi, ex-Global Head of Mobile at Thompson Reuters.
  • Joanna Geary, Digital Development Editor at The Guardian
  • Noriyuki Shikata, Political Minister at Embassy of Japan
  • Pete Sigrist, Managing Director at 33 Digital
  • Sharon Flaherty, Head of Content and PR at
  • Stephen Davies, Director at Ruder Finn
  • Stephen Waddington, CIPR President Elect and European Social Media and Digital Director at Ketchum
  • Tim Hoang, Senior Social Media Consultant at Razorfish
  • Tom Murphy, Global Head of PR for Corporate Citizenship at Microsoft

Speakers will deliver pragmatic case study sessions and in-depth panel discussions covering topics including 'Online crisis management', 'Social commerce', 'Mobile media', ‘The visual web’, 'Understanding social capital' and ‘Working across borders and boundaries’.

This year’s conference has been curated by the authors of ‘Share This Too’, the follow-up to CIPR’s best-selling social media handbook Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals.

Tickets are available from £260 + VAT for CIPR members or £400 + VAT for non-members, with further discounts available for freelance, public sector and third sector practitioners. 

Tickets are available to purchase via the CIPR 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).

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