the venture north byte: food, photography, and the blogosphere

the venture north byte: food, photography, and the blogosphere
Event on 2015-04-26 09:00:00

A one-day conference on how to use digital communication & content marketing to build your brand, your audience, and your business.

UPDATE 14/04/15: Due to time and travel constraints, the MacDonald Sisters have had to reschedule their appearance with plans to join us later in the year to share their expertise and experience on blogging and vlogging. In the meantime, be sure to check out their YouTube Channel, 'Crumbs Food.' Their cookbook, The Crumbs Family Cookbook is available at 

UPDATE: Two new speakers confirmed!

Claire Jessiman of will be joining us to share her 'insider knowledge' of the food blogging community and how her life-long passion for food has became a multi-faceted career including cooking demonstrations, recipe development, social media, communications, and PR to name a few.  The Aberdeen-based mum-of-two began her blog,, in 2012 taking the name from the Scottish Doric dialect (Quine – quean: a young woman, girl or daughter. A female person from Aberdeen/shire). Claire is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Scotland’s The Kitchen Café.

Steve Keenan of is a print journalist passionate about the possibilities new media. He  launched the online travel section for the Sunday Times, having previously been launch travel editor for for five years. Prior to that, he was deputy travel editor of The Times from 1999 to 2005. Credited with being the first national travel journalist to make the transition to online, he left News International in December 2011 to co-found Travel He still writes for national media and retains a healthy respect for print. Occasionally, he moderates between the two. Steve is from Southampton, lives in Dorset and likes holidays that are poles apart: on the Isle of Wight and at his in-laws on the Black Isle in Ross-shire.

Also presenting at the conference is social media expert and business consultant, Rene Looper, of Tuminds Social Media in Inverness. Rene and his wife, Pamela, former hoteliers, began their social media consultancy business in 2007 after recognizing the importance of social media to the tourism industry as a means of generating sales. An international keynote speaker and trainer, he now works with a variety of businesses on how to use social media effectively as well as how to measure the levels of success it delivers.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no additional charge.

at Pentland Hotel
Princes Street
Highland, United Kingdom

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