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SMP supports Social Media in the Utilities Sector event as a media partner

Elemental Communications (Elemental Communications) - 15 April 2013

SMP supports Social Media in the Utilities Sector event as a media partner


Social Media Portal (SMP) SMi Groups in the Social Media in the Utilities Sector conference as a media partner

London, UK ---- Global social news and information site the Social Media Portal (SMP) is a media partner for the Social Media in the Utilities Sector conference.

Organised by publisher SMi Group, the specialist utilities event is running for the second year and will be held from 15-16 April 2013 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London in the United Kingdom (UK).  

Guest speakers and panel members represent international utility organisations, search engines and technology providers including:

•    Bernard Mooney, Customer Care Manager, Bord Gáis Networks
•    Phil Livingstone, Head of Digital Channels, British Gas
•    Michael Baggs, Social Media Manager, EDF Energy
•    Angela Knight, CEO, Energy UK
•    Tim Field, Press and Public Affairs Executive, Energy Networks Association
•    Adam Templeman, Head of Resourcing, RWE Npower
•    Dana Poole, Digital Media Manager, Unilever
•    Ben Harknett, Director, International Sales & Client Services, Wildfire at Google

Tim Gibbon cofounder and editor at the Social Media Portal (SMP) and founder of communications consultancy Elemental will be contributing to the panel on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 entitled ‘Buy-in from other departments, senior management and the board.’  He will be joined by James Carson of Carson Content and former digital strategist from publishing company Bauer Media.  Both Tim and James will be taking questions from other guest speakers and attendees during the panel.

Gibbon explains, “Although communities, social media and digital communications have been with us for decades, it isn’t necessarily embraced and managed in-house as well as it could be – the utility sector isn’t any different.  We’ll be sharing why this is and what organisations can do to alleviate issues what can be the difference between success and failure.”

“As more projects and the management of content, digital, mobile and social media is being brought and managed in-house (and rightly so), we’ll be highlighting the importance of how to build and nurture the culture that is needed. This will assist organisations evolve quicker within such a rapidly changing environment and to help build better long-term relationships with an array of stakeholders as they also become more digitally savvy,” adds Gibbon.

In an interview with SMP, Naomi Arthey, conference producer from SMi Group outlines why utility companies will benefit from Social Media in the Utilities Sector and what global delegates can expect and take away from the two-day conference.

Keep up-to-date with the social media utility event via Twitter account @UtilitiesSMi and tune into Elemental @elementalcomms.  

Read more about Social Media in the Utilities Sector at SMP event pages and the press release in which a sample of attendees are listed.  

SMP was created by communications consultancy Elemental in 2007. Stay current with social media and more by following SMP on Twitter at @smponline.


----Notes to editors----

SMi Groups Social Media in the Utilities Sector is to be held from 15-16 April 2013 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, W8 5SR, United Kingdom (UK).

For more information and images visit the Elemental media centre.

The media spokespeople for SMP are cofounders Tim Gibbon, director and Rachel Hawkes.  Photographs are available of the SMP and Elemental team.

Connect with Elemental via its social media page.

About the Social Media Portal (SMP)

The Social Media Portal (SMP) is a global news, information directory and site mapping content, digital and social media globally.

SMP showcases everything content, design, digital, mobile, social and technology related for businesses, marketers, PRs and researchers.  

With SMP you share the content you create including apps, blog, press releases, campaigns, research, events and more telling who you are and what you do socially.   To be considered for a SMP profiled interview submit your full name, job title, company name and website after reviewing what’s required.

With SMP you can:

- Add your apps and blogs
- Add your site/s, press releases, campaigns, research & events
- Be interviewed in the SMP profiled section on who you are and what you do
- Find sites by type & category
- Search sites by defined criteria, including age groups & content type
- See the relationships between businesses & stakeholders
- Grow, share, evolve with social media, networks & technology

SMP showcases global content including conferences, events, seminars, training and webinars encompassing Asia, Africa, Australasia, Europe, Russia and the UK.

SMP maps social networks, blogs; user generated content (UGC) sites and more from around the globe.  It’s a place where brands, agencies and consumers can come together.

SMP is interested in stories including content strategy, design, gaming, marketing, mobile, PR, social media and technology.

It often covers the following (addressing the sectors above)
- Campaign reviews
- News articles
- Profiled interviews and Q&As

Keep up-to-date and feel the love with SMP @smponline.

Communications consultancy Elemental is the creator of SMP, launching the site in 2007.  Register for free with SMP to share and tell your stories.

About Elemental Communications

Elemental is a communications consultancy specialising in content, integrated digital marketing and PR.  The consultancy works with global, niche and SME brands that wish to engage with their audience off and online, delivering seamless communications.

The consultancy delivers measurable communications that aligns with business objectives, whether its awareness, brand building or to drive sales and footfall -connecting with consumers on a personal level.

As well as undertaking full comms, PR, marketing and social media activity on a campaign-by-campaign basis, Elemental also provides strategy, training and support allowing brands to build and retain expertise in-house.

Elemental’s brand experience includes Bahamas Tourist Office, Cognifide, Intel, InfoSpace, MGM MIRAGE, NESTA, on-IDLE, Topman, Tunisian Tourist Board, Reebok, Russell Athletic and more.

Visit for case studies, creds the showreel and learn more about the consultancy.


Elemental Communications

Tim Gibbon, director
Mobile: +44 (0)7930 375 663

Rachel Hawkes, account director
Mobile: +44 (0)7766 651 244

Telephone: +44 (0)843 208 4592


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