MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery  

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What's a social media surgery?

Social media surgeries are informal drop-in sessions where anyone from the voluntary and community sector can come and pick the brains of our 'surgeons' (helpful volunteers who understand the world of Twitter, Facebook and the rest).

Speak to experts and get tips and practical advice about how social media could help your organisation.

Whether you're flummoxed by Facebook, can't work out what everyone's Twittering about, or have fallen off a blog, there'll be someone here who can explain things, show you how to get started, unstick you if you've got stuck, or just help you think through why you might use any of these social media tools in the first place.

It's completely free, there's tea and coffee on tap, and you can have a conversation rather than being stuck in a classroom.

Who's involved in the MediaCity social media surgery?

These events are kindly hosted at the BBC and facilitated by BBC Outreach. BBC Outreach is a small team within the Operations Division of the BBC that build links with the community.

People helping at the surgery are all volunteers giving up their time.

Can I help at these surgeries?

Staff from the BBC volunteer with BBC Outreach to help. Other volunteers are also welcome - please sign up and we'll be in contact.

Can the surgeons come to my organisation?

All our surgeons are volunteers giving up their time for nothing, and as such, most are unable to offer further unpaid support outside of the surgeries.

But that's exactly why the surgeries are held every month. You're most welcome to come back again and again, as often as you need to - or to bring along colleagues if you need to spread the social media goodness around your organisation...

Find out more

Kate and Steven (two volunteers) have collected some pictures and stories about Social Media Surgeries.

Recent Tweets with hashtag #mediacitysms

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…

  • http://twitter.com/BFTameside Thu 22 May 2014 10:46AM

    RT @stevieflow: Here's the social media questions local charities got answered this afternoon at #mediacitysms. Thanks to BBC staff. http:/…


Help given at MediaCityUK Social Media Surgery

  • adam bradford helped Terry Brandy to digital strategy and how all the different networks work together and which would be the most effective in generating the interest for his music festivals. I helped to explore this with him and we discussed the power of twitter and eventbrite for events. Recorded on Thursday 24 May 2012
  • Yuwei Lin helped Nigel Wood to Social media tools for offline engagement Recorded on Thursday 24 May 2012
  • Yuwei Lin helped Judith Gracey to Social media tools for dissemination, plus some SEO Recorded on Thursday 24 May 2012
  • Bethany Scott helped Pete Abel to - social media management (hoot suite, tweet deck) - getting the most out of Facebook and twitter - Foursquare - how to react to posts Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • John Popham helped matthew to Social media for the envirolution festival Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • John Popham helped Paul Mitchell to Social media for the envirolution festival Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • Ashlie Tottle helped Jessica Herrington to advice around online fundraising. I also directed her to a free funding forum hosted by Anchorpoint later this month, offered to post a blog on our website about their fundraising activities at Marple Carnival later this month & tweet out to our followers. Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • Chris Walmsley helped Jamie Kilday to We were discussing ideas for generating interesting and engaging content for use online and through their social media channels. Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • Jonathan Gilbert helped Nigel Wood to discussion around how social media platforms could support offline communities to become online ones Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
  • Jonathan Gilbert helped Chris Dabbs to General discussion about the potential uses of social media for the organisation Recorded on Wednesday 23 May 2012
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