As its frequent blog contributions (see "Blog" tab) will tell you, this Centre for Social Media is going to continue changing. Those changes are incremental, and will continue to offer an understanding of the impact of social media on the practice of public relations and related fields, such as journalism and marketing.
Through our presence in AUT University, we are about to present our biggest event so far:
It's called The PROJECT [r]evolution and it will examine how digital social media bring change (revolution) through massive upheaval (the Arab Spring, Occupy etc) and development (evolution) through innovation and survival of the fittest (Facebook versus Google etc).
World-renowned speakers include: Alec Ross (who was president Obama's social media election strategist and now works for Hillary Clinton), Emily Banks (associate editor for Mashable) and Google’s California-based global ambassador, Michael T. Jones.
To register for one of the limited number of places at The PROJECT [r]evolution, you can link to the conference site at www.the-project.co.nz . Join us at the AUT University Conference Centre on 30,31 August this year.
Further on in this site is a blog about the conference. Also, don't miss out on viewing material under our "Resources" tab. The site will continue to grow as a source of information, discussion and dialogue with participation from academics, practitioners and students involved in public relations and communication management.
The project was been made possible through funding from MediaPeopleNZ, an associate company of Sentia Media. Media People is the pre-eminent guide to who’s who in mainstream media in New Zealand and Oceania through its MediaPAC online vehicle.