Join us for Guest Speaker Presentations in Social Community Mgmt

Social Community Management is a course that revolves around how to be a social community manager and how to use social media to build a community. The course is carried out in collaboration with our main partner this year Jolly Dragon. There are about 12 to 15 students on the course. In the course we have and are planning to have guest speakers present about their efforts to build and develop social communities. If you would like to join the class (without needing to sign up for the course)  to learn from these guest speakers and hear their interesting experiences you are more than welcome to join us at the noted dates and times.  We have already had Paul J Brennan present about setting up Jolly Dragon and he discussed with students our plans for the course assignment.  Below are some of the future guest speakers planned and we will detail further speakers at a later date.

February 3rd at  15:45 -16:45 A104

Kimmo Nurmisto will present how Audiodraft started up and their efforts to build and develop a social communities around music production.  Kimmo will also be revealing some plans for co-operation with Metropolia Business School.

About Audiodraft

AudioDraft offers companies a new and innovative way to order custom made audio from the artist and audio designer community by creating audio competitions. Companies can now involve their audience by crowdsourcing their audio works from them. For artists we offer a place where they can gain visibility for their work and earn some money.

11th of February at 14:oo -16:45 in A104  Stephen Lee from Miltton  Communications

Stephen Lee on the right with Muxlim founder Mohamed El-Fatatry

Stephen will present about developing a social community explaining the case of Muxlim from his time there as well as detailing his work in Miltton and showing a really interesting project that he is planning to develop.

Stephen Lee is no stranger to the course since he helped in developing the foundations for the course using his experience of working in Muxlim. Stephen also presented two years ago at MarketingTalks.

To be Confirmed Later

We are hoping to be able to confirm Tina Aspiala from Tina presented in the course last year about her efforts to build and dealing with the various aspects of the job of a community manager.

About is revolutionizing the way that people dine out. By using the latest in Web 2.0 developments and user-generated content, offers a totally new, intuitive and comprehensive ways of searching for restaurants, as well as simple-to-use tools to update their information.

We are planning to have The Travelling Salesman Kristoffer Lawson in to to present on his experience of developing the Travelling Salesman community and his future plans. We previously blogged about Kristoffer’s amazing journey across the Baltic countries the goals  of which was to find the world’s most northerly tech startup. You can read and see really interesting videos from his experience.  Kristoffer is making plans for further travels so if you are interested in entrepreneurship you should not miss him.  Kristoffer is also no stranger to Metropolia and he presented at the MarketingTalks seminar two years ago on his experience of setting up Scred.

About Scred

Scred is a Finnish company building tools and services to help groups and communities manage their money, wherever they are. It is like having a super smart bank, just for your community

A big thank you to our guest speakers for agreeing to give up their time.

It is not always easy for our guest speakers to find the time to come in and present so we are discussing some interesting ideas on that front which we hope to set up and reveal later.