Published: Fri Sep 03 2010

Digital communications agency CIVIC has announced it is to give away an iPad to one lucky student of the JCI Edinburgh Social Media Academy, which launches this evening/tomorrow.

Sponsored by CIVIC, the academy brings together the cream of Edinburghís digital media talent to share their wisdom over seven teaching sessions. It is a volunteer project coordinated by the Edinburgh branch of Junior Chamber International and aims to get its members to start using social media effectively in their businesses and social lives.

Participants will be encouraged to practice using all of their new skills to promote a business throughout the duration of the course. At the end of the block, CIVIC will present the iPad to the person who has generated the most activity for their chosen organisation.

Greig Tosh, CIVICís Managing Director, says: "We want to encourage people to practice using their new tools and skills so I hope that the opportunity to win an iPad will be a great incentive. Social media is constantly changing so itís important to practice and engage with others online to make sure that you and your business donít get left behind."

The interactive sessions are focussed on using social media to succeed in business and the series opens with a seminar on Twitter lead by Hannah Gibson of internet marketing agency, Attacat. She will be joined by J F Derry, author of Darwin in Scotland, and Victoria Raimes, a journalist who will share her experiences of using Twitter to find news and make connections.

CIVICís digital media experts Darcie Tanner and Jonathan Melville will also be leading sessions on Facebook and YouTube in September and October.

For more information, please contact Lucy Smith :: :: 0131 225 7880

About the JCI Edinburgh Social Media Academy

The Social Media Academy will be held at:
Strathmore Business Center
Scott House
10 South St. Andrew Street
Edinburgh EH2 2AZ

The following sessions will run during September and October:

2 September :: Twitter
9 September :: Blogging
16 September :: Facebook
23 September :: Monitoring
7 October :: YouTube
14 October :: Search Engine Optimisations
28 October :: LinkedIn

To book your place on the course, please visit ¨¨
Company: CIVIC
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Contact Phone: 0131 225 7880