IoD (Institute of Directors)
Claire Ebrey – Regional Director at the IoD
“We had the pleasure of Kaz speaking at an IoD (Institute of Directors) event on social media for business. He explained the differences between the main social media channels, what their respective roles are and how best businesses and brands can use them to get their messages across.
Kaz understands social media, the power it has as a marketing tool and how to harness this based on the aims and objectives of the business.”
Dil Sidhu – MBA, MA, MSc Chief External Officer & MD of Executive Learning Alliance Manchester Business School University of Manchester
“I am not in the habit of providing reviews or testimonials as I think you should really always get what you have paid for! Of course there are exceptions and the ‘Introduction to Social Media’ seminar run by Kaz Laljee, of Soc-Med, was nothing short of outstandingly useful in terms of the insights and the pragmatic use of the concepts immediately. I’m one of those professionals that has seen ‘social media’ rise all around me but stayed away from it as long as possible! Apart from being on LinkedIn I really didn’t have the interest (or understand the value!) of being on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! Kaz’s session changed all of that as he presented the growth and importance being placed on social media in a business context. This was not about people sending pictures of what dessert they were about to eat to their friends but utilising the global reach of social media to get across my brand, my products, my services, my expertise and my story in an acceptable and expected approach! A great 3 hour immersive trip, delivered with expertise and patience, into the social media world and left me with a completely different perspective and a willingness to join in on the ‘world conversation’ that is taking place across many platforms!”
Georgia Fitzgerald Programme Manager at The Juice Academy
“Kaz did a session in The Juice Academy and discussed with our apprentices which social media channel was best for their company. His story was truly inspiring and the apprentices really enjoyed the interactive session and were extremely engaged with him. He put everyone at ease and the apprentices found his session very beneficial. I’ve seen Kaz talk or present a session a few times now and he is always extremely up to date with his social media knowledge.”
BBC – Comms & Events Specialist – Nicola Crowther
“I worked closely with Kaz (Director, Soc-Med) over a number of months whilst running a series of ‘Diversity in Tech’ events for the BBC. His input was invaluable. There is no doubt that Kaz not only helped us to source a targeted group of delegates for the conferences but that his efforts also dramatically amplified the impact of the events by spreading our key messages to a much larger audience. Furthermore Kaz is a great person to work with, he’s friendly, enthusiastic and accommodating. He also has great ideas and is a brilliant team player and I very much hope to work again with him soon.”
Prysm Media Group Kate Middleton – Marketing Director
“It was fantastic having Kaz involved in Naidex 2017. Kaz was great to work with and put forward two brilliant and relevant talks for the 2017 agenda. Pre-event he helped promote his talk and the show as a whole and his seminars at Naidex had exceptionally good feedback – happy to work with him again at this or any of the events we run!”
RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Kim Bailey, PR & Comms Manager at RICS
”We asked Kaz to create a customised workshop specifically for our members (RICS); to highlight the importance and benefit of digital marketing, with a focus on how to use social media to generate business leads, and drive traffic to their websites.
“Kaz is extremely personable and has a very engaging presentation style that involved attendees and encouraged them to give input and ask questions. We had some excellent feedback, with attendees getting some great ‘next steps’ to take away that will help them boost their business and grow their client base.”
MACC – Manchester Voluntary and community Sector Support Organisation - Cheryl McAlister, Training Co-ordinator
“We are very thankful to Kaz for supporting our Social Media Surgery….
Kaz was excellent at facilitating the session with very positive comments received by the participants who went away with ideas / solutions on how to move social media forward in their own organisations.”
The Landing – Kate, Social Media Executive
“I attended Kaz’s ‘Facebook for Business’ workshop and was really impressed at his knowledge of Facebook and how to use for work. He delivered a very engaging and interesting training session with some really useful examples of successful campaign he had been involved with. I would definitely recommend it him”
Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon - Mr Zaf Naqui
“Working with Soc-Med has enabled and empowered me to communicate my expertise and practice within social media.
Kaz has an in depth understanding of social media and it’s potential. With a combination of coaching, training and one-to-one support, Kaz clearly demonstrated how social media works and how to raise your profile and become part of the online conversation.
Since working with Soc-Med, I have become more comfortable with the use of social media and have seen a 200% increase in my followers.
It has give me the opportunity to reach out to a bigger audience and showcase what I’m doing.”
Delegate – Facebook for Business - Monica
“In late 2016 I attended the ‘Facebook for Business’ workshop that was developed and facilitated by Kaz.
Kaz is very knowledgeable about the technical aspects of Facebook advertising and how to best utilise it for your business. I found the workshop very useful and crucially it has given me more than enough information, thus enabling me to develop and maximise my Facebook business campaigns”
Heritage Radio – Social Media Manager
“Kaz worked diligently in order to set up the various platforms of social media for the Heritage Radio. They provided the backbone required to work with and were tidily presented. Kaz issued some staff with one-to-one social media training, providing us with some interesting ideas on how to use the social media tools effectively. He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his services.”
BMHC Charity – Project Manager
“Over the last few years Kaz has provided our charity with valuable social media management and insight. His innovative and ‘just do it’ approach has created a real buzz around social media and led to higher levels of engagement and interactions with our community and target market. We are very pleased with Kaz’s work and he continues to impress. We would recommend his services to anyone!”
Delegate – Facebook for Business – Victoria, NW Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association
Kaz’s Facebook for Business workshop was a really fascinating insight into how Facebook works and how it can add to my business. It’s clear Facebook is vital for a business and we should be using it!
I came away with some very useful practical action points and tips on how to increase engagement and conversions.”
Naidex 2016, Content Producer - Charlotte Barnard
“I worked with Kaz on Naidex, the UK’s largest independent living trade show. He was a pleasure to work with, always bringing innovative ideas to the table, not to mention an unbelievable amount of enthusiasm.
He knows his stuff when it comes to social media, and was an excellent speaker at the show. Our visitors came away with lots of new tips and tricks for improving their social media activities, which were all easy to implement. It would be great to work together again.”
Event Organiser – Hassan
Kaz’s social media analysis service has provided our nationwide campaign with invaluable insight and tangible statistics that we can use to show the impact of our campaign to funders, donors and stakeholders.
Kaz has also used expert knowledge to make recommendations on improving our campaign that we had not thought of before, and we are already planning to implement them in the coming weeks.
Our Work with the BBC
We have had the pleasure of working with the BBC since the spring of 2015, where our first event was a success and we have been retained by for more Event Social Media projects. We enjoy our work with the BBC and have developed a fantastic working relationship that has resulted in very successful outcomes and has helped towards achieving aims and objectives set by the BBC.
If you would like to learn more about our Event Social Media packages and how you you can benefit from our services, please Call us on: 0161 410 4455
Advice | Consultation | Management | Training | Websites
We have worked with and continue to work with a number of UK Charities, Voluntary Groups, Social Enterprises & Good Causes.
The help we offer covers a wide range of Social Media & Digital Marketing topics; covering Advice, Consultation, Management & Training on the subject.
Much of the work and advice we offer is on a Pro-Bono (no charge basis) and/or at a heavily discounted rate, as we understand the challenges the 3rd Sector faces and most of all we value the contribution organisations make to society.
If you would like to request our social media or digital marketing services, please do get in touch and we will do our best to see how we can add value to your organisation.
Private & Confidential
Our clients are our Number One priority and no one comes above them. Most of all we respect their Privacy and the need to behave in the strictest of confidence. For this reason we don’t have a portfolio, as such, that we showcase to prospective customers nor do we believe in advertising for business. However, a number of organisations are happy giving testimonies.
Many of our contracts come via recommendation or word of mouth.
We understand when it comes to social media management and digital marketing; confidentiality is a must and in certain industries competitors not finding out who you are using is important. However, if we have a conflict of interest or are working with a perceived competitor, we reserve the right to withdraw the offer of our services if it felt there is a conflict.