We’re embracing the theme of this year’s global Social Media Week, ‘Empowering Change Through Collaboration’, in a big way by joining forces with two other digital agencies in our building (Mint Digital, Special Moves) to form ‘Exmouth House Social’. By coming together as Exmouth House Social (#ExHoSo), we hope to be part of something quite special; by hosting a massive 13 events under one roof for Social Media Week London 2012.
As well as hosting events, each agency will also provide placements for four young people for the duration of Social Media Week in association with CREATE Jobs, a partnership programme that provides work-related opportunities for young people from the Olympic Host Boroughs, helping young people get started in the creative industries. The young people chosen will have a unique opportunity to get an insight into the day-today activities at three different digital agencies, as well as some practical work experience. “CREATE Jobs has developed a framework that helps tackle youth unemployment by bringing a new cohort of young people into the arts and creative industries. We are delighted that 4 young people from London’s Host Boroughs will have the opportunity to be involved in Exmouth House Social. They’ll get to experience three different agencies, be part of Social Media Week and learn a huge amount from peers in just 4 days. This invaluable experience will look great on the participant’s CVs and raise awareness about what jobs they can move into.” Steven Moffitt, Chief Executive Officer, A New Direction (who manages CREATE Jobs).
Tempero is hosting seven practical workshops throughout the week, as well as a keynote session, ‘How to Cultivate Your Brand’s Super Users’ with Nico Henderijck from Sony. Special Moves will be hosting this month’s ‘Women in a Room’ panel discussion, ‘Is a woman’s opinion “the miniskirt of the internet”?’, as well as partnering with Facebook Developer Garage to host their February event.
Check out all these #ExHoSo events and more here.