Over the last number of months, the Irish Internet Association has had a number of their members gifting their time on a Social Media Working Group.
The working group has been developing a number of draft white papers on different elements and platforms related to social media in business.
On Friday 5 December 2008, the first draft white paper is going to be discussed in open forum and online with the goal of further enhancing the draft white paper on business blogging to provide a helpful resource to businesses in Ireland exploring and engaging in business blogging.
The challenging goal is how to provide a document that is a short helpful resource to businesses looking to get started in business blogging, providing sufficient in depth comment without replicating other resources available and with the white paper being in the context of business blogging in Ireland.
Recently an O2 survey of 300 SME’s indicated that just 6 per cent of SME respondents to the survey had has started a business blog, versus the 37% of SME’s in North America who have a business blog according to a report by Dell.
You can participate online and if you are a member it is free to join the event in person. There is a small charge for non members as the IIA is a not for profit and has to cover it’s costs. Here are the details:
Business Blogging Workshop: 5 December 2008
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Location: The Presentation Room, The Digital Depot, Roe Lane, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8
Price: Non member €20.00 per person /Member : €0.00 per person
Book Your Place: you can book online HERE
You can find the current draft of the business blogging white paper online at the IIA Social Media Working Group Wiki and all comments are welcome.
As I mentioned, it is planned that the workshop will be available online – follow www.twitter.com/iia or email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in attending remotely.
Disclosure: I have been a member of the II Social Media Working Group and have been asked to facilitate today’s session so that we harness the wisdom of the crowd attending today.