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Social Media Spouses Live – free networking event

Social Media Spouses Live – free networking event


08 Nov, 2019

BFBS’s social media training programme  for military spouses and partners launches first networking event …

Tickets are now available for Social Media Spouses Live, the UK’s first free networking event for military spouses and partners looking to further their knowledge and skills in social media. The event, organised by BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service), will take place on Friday 29 November from 10am to 2pm at The Lights in Andover. 

Social Media Spouses Live is the first networking event from the team behind Social Media Spouses, a recently launched online course designed to address a real need among military spouses and partners to obtain the skills they need to find flexible and interesting work that fits around military and family life. The course is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and is the first dedicated free online course to offer military wives and partners detailed training on how to use social media to grow their business, or find a career in social media.

Since its launch this summer, the course has received around 500 applications, and has just under 1,300 members in the Facebook support group – providing a strong foundation for its first live event. 

Social Media Spouses Live will feature a masterclass from Facebook’s marketing program lead, Andy Mihalop, and head of financial services marketing, Mollie Pearse. Additional workshops from the team behind Social Media Spouses will include ‘How to Edit Videos on Your Phone’ and ‘Facebook and Instagram Stories’ – skills that are important for every social media strategy. 

A number of entrepreneurial military spouses and partners who already run businesses will also be able to showcase and sell their wares at the event. Plus, magician Richards Jones will be on hand to provide some light entertainment. 

Course leader Jackie Rautenbach, BFBS social media manager, says: ‘We are thrilled that through the success of Social Media Spouses we are able to launch this live event for military spouses and partners who want to improve their social media skills and knowhow. It is really important to share ideas and meet others who are also embarking on a new learning experience. We know from the popularity of our Facebook group how valuable this support is to military spouses and partners, and we hope that this live event will be the first of many across the UK. We are also hugely excited that Facebook is joining us and showing their support to military spouses.’ 

Tickets are available here

About Social Media Spouses Live

Social Media Spouses Live is part of BFBS, a global, not-for-profit media organisation that informs, entertains, connects and champions the UK Armed Forces. Its TV, radio and digital services offer a long-established lifeline to our forces stationed overseas – and a highly valued entertainment and information hub to the wider military community in the UK.

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