Social Media Summit Knocks Justin Bieber Off Top Spot

The inaugural Social Media Summit (www.socialmediasummit.ie), which took place at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, sawthe largest ever gathering in Ireland of Social Media Professionals knock ‘Happy Birthday’ messages for Justin Bieber, the pop music juggernaut with over 76 million Twitter followers, off the top Twitter trending spot.

 

Hashtracking.com (www.hashtracking.com) which tracks Social Media activity, measured the two-day global gathering of over 500 key influencers, leaders, investors and creators from the social media community and found that it generated almost 90 million shared messages of Tweets and Retweets; Snapchats; Facebook and Instagram posts.  The event generated over 9,700 tweets alone from over 1,300 contributors which reached over 6 million followers.*

 

Created by Samantha Kelly, TEDx speaker and Ireland’s own tweeting goddess and Tom Williams of Platinum Events and supported by International Relations in Dublin City Council, the two-day global gathering of over 500 key influencers, leaders, investors and creators from the social media saw internationally-renowned speakers and workshops showcasing how Social Media can be used positively for success by individuals, employees and business owners of all sizes.

 

Tom Williams, Social Media Summit Director and Co-Founder said: “Justin Bieber, who was discovered through Social Media, is welcome to share the top spot with us by celebrating his birthday at next year’s Social Media Summit.”

 

Samantha Kelly, Social Media Summit Director and Co-Founder added: “Social Media is such an important element in business today and we attracted over 500 delegates to Dublin for very first event.  We are proud to have hosted the summit in the pioneering ‘Smart city’ of Dublin and we are very much committed to seeing the Summit grow and stay in the city.”

 

Highlights from the Social Media Summit included the Summit’s keynote delivered by Ted Rubin, the Social Media Strategist who is one of Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers; who evangelises for Return on relationships; Melonie Dodaro, author of the #1 international best seller The LinkedIn Code who showcased how to stay ahead of the curve by using the power of Social media tools and the well-received Wayne Denner, author of “The Student’s Guide to an Epic Online Reputation”, who reinforced the message that ‘online reputation matters’ and can be used positively for success by employees and business owners of all sizes.

 

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