Many thanks to everyone who made it to Vertigo on Tuesday night for the August CSMC meeting – our largest ever! It was great to see so many people from different walks of life, and from across the whole county, come together because of a shared interest in social media.
The full attendee list was as follows (please let me know if I’ve missed anyone!)
- Jess Bartlett, Worldwide Financial Planning
- Fiona Campbell-Howes, Radix Communications
- Caroline Carter, Southwest Business
- Jay Cochran, Truro College
- Matt Collins, Ampersand Industries
- Andrea Edlin, Niddocks Internet Marketing
- Rob Edlin, Niddocks Internet Marketing
- Dan Goodwin, White October
- Aren Grimshaw, Tonick Media
- Gerald Hofmaier, Digital Frost
- Mat Hill, Vitality Monthly
- Matt Hollands, graphic and web designer
- Chris Humphris, graphic designer
- Chris Hunt, University of Plymouth
- Jonathan Lea, Follett Stock
- James Martin, Pirate FM
- Laura McKay, Deborah Clark Associates
- John Merlin, photographer and web designer
- Annie Moore, Cornwall Council
- Kirstie Newton, Cornwall Today
- Mark Picken, mpad
- Rachel Picken, mpad
- Toby Parkins, UKNetWeb
- Luke Tudor, IT South West
- Tim Warren, Radix Communications
- Caroline Williams, mpad
After drinks in the garden and conservatory, we took over the upstairs room once again, where Aren updated everyone on plans for the forthcoming Cornwall Twestival Local event planned for next month.
Cornwall Twestival Local will take place at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Mawgan Porth on the evening of Saturday 12th September from 7.30pm to midnight. Reflecting the hotel’s stunning coastal location, the theme will be ‘Beach Chic’ – formal evening wear with a beach-inspired twist.
Planning is already well underway, with ten event sponsors and three media sponsors signed up, and a raft of fantastic auction prizes donated by local businesses. You can see all the details on the Cornwall Twestival blog.
Tickets are on sale now (click here to book yours) at £20 each – although if you’re very quick you may be able to snap up one of the few remaining early-bird tickets at just £15.
Aren called on CSMC members to spread the word about Twestival to their online and offline contacts, which many have already been doing. We also saw a surge in Twestival ticket sales following Tuesday’s meeting, thanks to CSMC members signing up, so it should be a good night!
Toby Parkins of UKNetWeb made an excellent suggestion – to offer ‘apology’ tickets for those who can’t attend on the night but would still like to make a donation. These are now available on the Twestival ticket booking site priced at £15 each.
There will be no CSMC meet in September due to Twestival taking place, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible. Plans are already afoot for the October meet, though, and we should be able to update you on that very soon.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions for speakers, venues or activities for future events, please do contact Aren, Laura or me.