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Big thanks to all who attended the inaugral Devon Social Media Cafe

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The first meeting of the Devon Social Media Cafe (DSMC) has been hailed as a ‘great success’ by all those who attended.

35 people were at the evening event, held at Bar Ha Ha in Plymouth, which was designed to give an opportunity for social media users from the county to meet in person and to become a forum for businesses and organisation to exchange ideas on how to best use social media.

Some of the tweets we received following the event:

@mydogateart back from @devoncafe event – nice to meet real people (you know what i mean…it’s late) – thanx for organising #plymouth #devon
@ShelleyFletcher @Laura_McKay2009 it was good. @devoncafe had a good crowd.  Great start and will be good to link up with @csmc too.
@devonshiretea @BestTourGuide I met @katycreates at Morwellham at weekend – couldn’t make it last eve other commit… GR8 to know @DevonCafe was success!!

The event opened with an introduction from the organisers, public relation consultants, PR Dogs, followed by Aren Grimshaw, one of the organisers behind Cornwall Social Media Cafe, who spoke to the group about the recent Cornwall Twestival.

Director of PR Dogs John Taynton said: “We are delighted that so many people could attend and have had really positive feedback. We’d like to especially thank those guests who made it up from Cornwall in order to be there.

“It’s great to solidify links that are initiated online with a meeting like this and we’re looking forward to extending the concept of the social media cafe over the next few months. Thanks again to everyone who attended or sent their apologies. Watch this space for more news on October’s meeting.”

Photos of the September DSMC

 
Attendee list:

Robert Bedner                   Research + Design                        @robertbedner
Aren Grimshaw                 Cornwall Social Media Cafe       @ arengrimshaw
Jason Clark                         Deborah Clark Associates          @clarkjason
Steve Clement-Large      My Dog Ate Art                              @mydogateart
Jay (Jesse) Cochran        Truro College                                  @love_puppy
Karen Edwards                 Gallery Guesthouse                       @guesthousegal
Stuart Elford                      Formedia 
Shelley Fletcher               Deborah Clark Associates          @shelleyfletcher
Martin Limburn               PlymouthBiz                                    @mlimburn/@plymouthbiz
Ash Mashhadi                  InPlymouth                                      @inspirationguy/@inplymouth
Edward Mccaughan       Goss interactive                             @edwardmccaughan
Sue Whalton                     Swim Marketing 
Annabel Hebb                 Annabel’s Caberet                          @annabelscabaret
Kelly Hanson                  Moonlight Hampers                       @moonlighthampers
Janie Dymock                Blue Badge Guides                           @besttourguide
Gordon Rae                     Social Technology                          @SocialTechno
Paula Orrell                    Plymouth Arts Centre 
Jim Pascoe                      Velo Club 
Chris Penberthy           Red Foundation                               @Chris_Penberthy
John Allen                      Mazing Tree                                       @MazingTree
Nina Sarlaka                  Tamar Science Park 
Chris Saunders   
Valerie Doyle               Riley Chartered Accountants   @ValDoyle
Liz Scott                         liz@lizscottcoaching.com 
Alison Hernandez                                                                    @AlisonHernandez
Annabel                         Bella’s Bakery                                  @bellasbakery
John Taynton             PR Dogs                                              @prdogs
Katy Creates               PR Dogs                                               @katycreates
Rosemary Best           PR Dogs 
Lisa George                  PR Dogs                                             @bound2please

(Apologies if we missed you out. Get in touch and we’ll add you to the list!)

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17 September 2009 at 10:23 am

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VIP guests expected at Devon Social Media Cafe launch tomorrow

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Devon Social Media Cafe meets for the first time tomorrow (Tuesday 15 September) in Plymouth and among the VIP guests expected at the inaugural event are Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Vivien Pengelly, and Shadow Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans, who is a prolific user of social media websites such as Twitter.

Aren Grimshaw, one of the organisers of the Cornwall Social Media Cafe will also be speaking about the Cornish Twestival, a charity event organised by social media users that took place on Saturday which managed to raise over £2,500 for local charity CHICKS.

Devon Social Media Cafe has been set up by public relations consultants PR Dogs Limited after they were asked to advise a number of business groups on the best ways to use social media.

Director John Taynton said: “We are delighted by the enthusiastic response there has been from businesses and organisations to the formation of the Devon Social Media Cafe. Social media is a very valuable part of the marketing mix but people are often unsure of how to make the best use of it.

“Devon Social Media Cafe will allow companies and individuals to exchange ideas and formulate best practice. I do hope businesses and other organisations will find it useful.”

The event is tomorrow (Tuesday) at Bar HaHa in Plymouth, from 6.30pm onwards. Spaces are still available and there is no charge but anyone wanting to attend is asked to reserve a place online at: http://devonsocialmediacafe.eventbrite.com/ or telephone 01822 600100.

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14 September 2009 at 10:45 am

First Devon Social Media Cafe launches next week

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8 September 2009
First Devon Social Media Cafe launches next week

Business users of social networking sites get together in Plymouth next week for the inaugural meeting of the Devon Social Media Cafe.

The new discussion group will allow businesses and organisations to recognise the value of social media and to explore new and better ways of using it.

The event will be held on Tuesday 15 September at Bar HaHa, Plymouth, from 6.30pm onwards. Spaces are still available and there is no charge but anyone wanting to attend is asked to reserve a place online at: http://devonsocialmediacafe.eventbrite.com/ or telephone 01822 600100.

The organisation has been set up by public relations consultants PR Dogs Limited after they were asked to advise a number of business groups on the best ways to use social media.
Director John Taynton said: “We have been surprised at how much interest there is among businesses and organisations. Social media is a very valuable part of the marketing mix but people are unsure how to make the best use of it.

“Devon Social Media Cafe will allow companies to exchange ideas and formulate best practice. I do hope businesses and other organisations will find it useful.

“There is a very good sister organisation in Cornwall and their representatives will be at the meeting to give us their experiences as well. Like the Cornwall event, we will rotate venues around the county each month.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Release issued by pr dogs limited, public relations consultants, on behalf of Devon Social Media Cafe. https://devonsocialmediacafe.wordpress.com/
Follow Devon Social Media on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/devoncafe
For further information contact Katy Creates of pr dogs on 01822 600100 or email devoncafe@prdogs.com

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