This week was one of the busier weeks for a while now. To kick off was the beginning of a new movement: many breakfasts. A team breakfast was organised to welcome a new member of the 33 Digital team - one of the UK's most well-respected and experienced social media practitioners in PR joined the family this week in the shape of Stephen Davies, aka PRblogger.com. Stephen is someone I had the pleasure of working with six years ago and all of Hotwire group is excited to have him on board. Fun times for all indeed!
The many breakfasts movement continued on Tuesday with Hotwire, 33 Digital and Skywrite’s third annual social media trends briefing [see coverage on Econsultancy, Corp Comms and Propel London]. A presentation of a report written by the 33 Digital team, this event saw 33 Digital clients the Financial Times and eBay co-present the 2012 trends alongside 33 Digital director Pete Sigrist and myself to a rammed Soho Hotel screening room. Almost 200 people attended and the session was without doubt the most fun I think we’ve had in running such an event. They are normally much smaller (last year it was 30 people) so you can understand why this contributed to a week we call ‘full of WIN’.
Pic: our 2012 social media trends briefing
Wednesday’s instalment of many breakfasts took a delegation of the 33 Digital and Hotwire team to The Hoxton, to help with the FT’s first Tweetup of 2011. A fantastic venue and great event which made us all want to go back to the Hoxton again for similar events but also just to work from their lovely luxurious / industrial set-up. Sadly, I couldn’t make it to any of the industry socials that were taking place Wednesday evening, which included the NMA social, PRCA drinks, and the Foursquare London Meetup. Waking up the next morning to the news of a thousand social media millionaires having been created was certainly a watershed moment. Sadly not one I was able to have been directly involved with (shame).
This brings me to Thursday which was busy and full of win in many ways, and looking forward to a more normal breakfast tomorrow and doing some typing in front of a computer screen maybe.
Here’s looking forward to what’s shaping up to be a great 2012.