I just got off the phone with Mark Jones, the financial communities editor for Reuters, about being our keynote speaker at
Social Media Days - London. (He's sending me some bullet points for the keynote, so we'll be sure to get him up on the agenda as soon as that's in)
It has been non-stop here at Finextra HQ and we have almost closed the speaking slots for London. (we have one or two possible openings left on the retail and B2B panels for a bank, currently).
I've also been discussing our in-depth case study: Tales from the online front line with First Direct. That session will be a short presentation, followed by a Q&A (with me) followed by questions from the event audience and Twitter. They're excited about
showing us how, a small bank without access to large marketing budgets, have used social media to reach out and interact with their current and potential customers.
In addition to the event schedule of panels and case studies, we'll be doing videos, blogs, news stories and live Tweeting from the event. Remember, if you want to Tweet, or just follow the stream, please use
#finxsm. Also if you would like to blog about Social Media Days, you need to be a full community member and join the
Social Banks group.
In the meantime, the lovely Allan Schoenberg (one of our speakers on the day) is hosting his third Financial Services Tweet-up on April 6th in Canary Wharf in honour of Social Media Days - speakers
and delegates are welcomed to come along for a relaxed chat and drink overlooking the running ticker that wraps around our host's HQ.
I can't wait to see you all there!