Mindshift: Social Media for Writers


Starts: Sat 4 Nov 2017
Time: 10.30am– 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
Irish Writers Centre

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Writers of all kinds use social media to attract an audience for their work and the importance of having an online presence has never been more important. From the basics like having a website to the complex world of social media it’s in the writers best interest to be accessible for festival programmers and events curators as well as publishers and agents. How it can benefit your career has endless possibilities. Over this one-day course discover the basics of starting your website and blog to using social channels like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for promotion and discovery of your content. Getting your voice heard in today’s noisy online landscape, building your reputation using groups, smart promotional tactics along with case studies to learn from, plus practical tips, will also be included.

Kirstie McDermott is a media professional with 20 years’ experience. Her multi-disciplinary career has seen her work across the fields of web design, journalism and editing, lecturing and digital media and marketing. She was at the forefront of the content revolution, launching one of Ireland’s first ever blogs, Beaut.ie, and has created content for major media players such as Sunday Times IrelandImage publications and INM. Kirstie was one of the founding lecturers on the National College of Ireland’s prestigious Digital Marketing course and has held the editorship of Stellar magazine, where she redeveloped the title and spearheaded the digital strategy for the whole VIP group. Currently, she’s Head of Content at 256, a globally-recognised strategic content marketing agency.

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