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AOSEC Media and Marketing Network

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Date(s) - 16/11/2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Merrist Wood College



This network supports college staff with responsibility for marketing, promotion and communication. Covering all aspects of college marketing and the challenges that presents, this network aims to explore new, innovative, cost effective approaches.

Expert speakers from organisations who have attended these meetings include, Net Natives, web design company CDD Design and Think Alumni. Colleges also regularly share best practice

The AoC press team attend meetings on a regular basis to provide national updates.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

This network is chaired by Paul Bailey, Events and Project Manager at AOSEC.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Paul Bailey, Events and Projects Manager, AOSEC

10:40 Trends in subject popularity – and why they mess with your marketing

  • An overview of national and regional trends in subject preference among young people and adults, and how this affects college marketing and recruitment.

Ben Verinder, Director, Chalkstream Ltd

11:10 Questions & discussion
11:20 Successfully using live streaming

  • Including demonstrations and practical examples

Adam Blackwood, Digital and e-learning consultant

11:45 AoC national update


12:00 Networking lunch
12:30 Developing a crisis management plan

Samantha McKay, Marketing Manager, Guildford College

12:50 Questions & discussion
13:10 General Data Protection Regulation – update

Net Natives

13:30 Questions & discussion
13:50 Sharing and networking

  • This open group discussion and activity will give each colleague the opportunity to talk and share the activity their college is currently involved in, highlighting any challenges and raise any concerns. This session is designed to help colleagues hear others ideas and aid in problem solving.

Colleagues are asked to prepare thoughts and comments in advance.

Facilitated by Paul Bailey, Events and Projects Manager, AOSEC

14:25 Any other business

Date / Venue / Topics for next session

14:30 Close

What delegates have said

“Motivational and reassuring!”
Steven Hunt, FCOT

“Good event – lovely to be out of the office focusing on marketing and discussing issues and ideas with colleagues.”
Jane Williams, Central Sussex College

If you have any difficulty booking your place via the online form below, please email and we can add you to the delegate list manually.


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