What next for social media after #GE2017?

Monday 03 July, 2017

As the dust starts to settle around Westminster after one of the most eventful General Elections of our generation, it is time to ask what made the difference. What role did social media play in the significant change in voting dynamics? And what impact will this have on companies trying to navigate the new social and political landscape?

Weber Shandwick’s panel of experts will explore what actually happened in the social media space in the weeks leading up to the election, and what influence social platforms had on parties’ targeting strategies. We’ll also take a look at Weber Shandwick research conducted during the campaign which shone a light on the influence of key platforms on young people’s voting intentions.

And as recent events have forced issues of targeting and regulation higher up the agenda, we’ll discuss how these questions are likely to play out in the new Parliament.

Please join us for a breakfast event with an exciting panel for an insightful discussion.


Ben Burton, Managing Director at Weber Shandwick will be joined by:

  • Nick Pickles, Head of Public Policy UK & Israel, Twitter
  • Sam Jeffers, Founder, Who Targets Me?
  • James Moulding, Game Producer, Games for the Many
  • Kate Shouesmith, Associate Director, Weber Shandwick

The Details

When: 11th July 2017

Breakfast: 0800-0830

Discussion: 0830-0930

Coffee and departure: 0930-0945

Where: The Club Room, Weber Shandwick, 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE

RSVP: Summer Coysten-Gillard