Why social media is the new watercooler

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The panel of film marketing specialist Jo Taylor, Eximo Marketing founder Andi Jarvis and RTS NI Chair and Stellify Media joint managing director Kieran Doherty discussed the influence of social media platforms on audiences at Belfast arts venue, the MAC.

The panel was chaired by Hugh Odling-Smee, project manager of Film Hub NI, one of nine hubs around the UK that aim to increase audiences for independent cinema.

300 people attend RTS Futures NI careers day

The day featured a series of workshops and masterclasses run by industry professionals, and was attended by 300 people. 

David Monaghan and the BBC Make It team offered a “social media surgery”, while Games NI Chair Kitty Crawford ran a gaming workshop.

BBC NI talent manager Helen Thompson and Nicola McConville organised a “creative clinic”, which focused on how to stand out in CVs and interviews. The clinic was followed by a speed-dating event, with telly execs dispensing quick-fire advice.