Social Summer gets underway for Comms professionals

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has unveiled its series of Social Summer events to give Comms pros the chance to ‘hear the latest from social media thinking and doing types’.

They kicked off last week and are informal and relaxed sessions in London that will cover all things digital and provide good opportunities to network. Tickets are only £10 plus VAT per session.

The next one is on Thursday, 26 April and will feature Richard Bagnall from Metrica. He will be looking at how to make the most out of data-driven public relations.

Other upcoming sessions include:

  • 3 May – What has Google ever done for PR?
  • 10 May – Integrating traditional and social media
  • 15 May – Real time public relations
  • 24 May – The future of broadcast
  • 7 June – Back to the future for public sector
  • 14 June – Social media and the third sector
  • 28 June – Social media newsrooms
  • 5 July – Social media and journalism
  • 12 July – Community management tools and techniques

There will be ‘Social Summer Plus’ events on 16 August, 20 September, 11 October, 8 November and 6 December.

Doors open for all CIPR HQ sessions at 5pm, the presentation will begin promptly at 5.20pm and the evening will finish at 7.30pm. The venue is: CIPR Public Relations Centre, 
52-53 Russell Square,

How to book
If you’re interested in attending any of the sessions, you can book here.

For more info
Contact the CIPR events team on 020 7631 6900 or email The CIPR would like to hear from anyone who has topic ideas for future Social Summers, so if that’s you, contact Georgina Sansom: If you’re not based in London, regional groups are planning to host their own events. Find out more.

Are you going?
If you are planning to attend any of these sessions and would like to share your thoughts on what you experience with readers of Diary of an internal communicator in the form of a guest post, do please get in touch with me.

Post author: Rachel Miller


  1. They sound like great events, good how they are spread out too, makes it a lot more accessible.

    I’d be interested to know if the CIPR do any attendee monitoring for their events. It would be interesting to see the age range of people going to these events, particularly in reference to the digital natives vs digital immigrants concept.

  2. Thanks for your comment Hanif. Hmm good shout, may be worth pinging a note to the CIPR if this is something you’re interested in. You can find them on Twitter @CIPR_UK, Rachel

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