Social Media: Why YOU should embrace it today

Room: D202/3

with Paul Bassett Davies, Lucy V Hay, Heather Taylor, Tracy Thomas, and Andrea Mann
moderated by Lucy V Hay

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Wordpress, Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, Quora, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Pinterest and all their ilk might feel like procrastination, but they’re crucial in today’s market in getting a writer noticed.


A good online presence is no longer an optional “extra”, they are DEMANDED by agents, producers and publishers. Bringing the WRONG kind of attention to yourself online – or worse, shying away from online engagement altogether –  really CAN mean the difference between getting your work out there … or sinking into obscurity.

But with so many writers out there – how do you bring the RIGHT attention to your work and yourself? How to create an audience? How do you engage with your friends and followers? What do you get out of social media – in the short term and long term? How best to invest your time?

These are some of the questions that will be considered by Comedy writer and online phenomenon Paul Basset-Davies, Writer/Director Heather Taylor and digital expert Tracy Thomas.

Appearing in this session

Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: Raptured, The Last Thakur

Writer, director Heather's sci-fi web series Raptured has had nearly a half a million views. Season 2 launches in 2013.
Heather Taylor
Lucy V Hay

Lucy V Hay – Script editor | Bang2write

Bionic blogger, script editor and the voice of new writers!

Legendary for her enthusiasm and knowledge which she shares with her community at Bang2Write. Core member of the LSF team.
Lucy V Hay
Paul Bassett Davies

Paul Bassett Davies – Writer

Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout

Paul has written for and directed the biggest names in comedy. He's also creative director of The London Comedy Writers' Festival
Paul Bassett Davies
Tracy Thomas

Tracy Thomas – Owner & Founder of Saucy Horse Digital Marketing

Tracy's Saucy Horse specialises in social media management for businesses who want to know how to make Social Media work for them.


Tracy Thomas
Andrea Mann

Andrea Mann – Comedy Writer

Credits include: The News Quiz, Never MInd The Buzzcocks

Andrea Mann is Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK.
Andrea Mann