Sex, Love & Social Media

Event Info

Tue 14 Feb, 2012 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Design Council
34 Bow Street
London, WC2E 7DL, UK (Map)
Cost: Free (RSVP Required)


It’s Valentine’s day and the billions of people using social media will be connecting, friending, ‘booking, liking, plusing, klouting, IMing more than ever before. How our relationships and our affections are being moulded by the technology? This session will include insight into affection in the age of social media from a leading consumer researcher firm. There might just be a few dating tips, too. Happy Valentines! 


Filmed by Kinura


12.45pm - registration, light buffet lunch & networking

1pm - Take your seats

1.15pm - Sex, Love & Social Media
- Introduction from chair
- Panel discussion
- Audience Q&A

2.30pm - Closing remarks

2.45pm - Session close


Emily DubberleyEmily Dubberley
Freelance author, journalist and marketeer (@tickledonline)

Emily Dubberley is an internationally published author and journalist specializing in sexuality, love and relationships. In 2001, she  founded a women’s online magazine featuring erotica, a problem page, news and more. She founded Lovers’ Guide magazine, Scarlet magazine and EKmagazine, wrote the five most recent Lovers’ Guide videos, and helped create She has written for numerous publications including Grazia, FHM, and Cosmopolitan, and has had articles syndicated worldwide. 

Kate MatlockKate Matlock
Digital Strategist (@katematlock)

Kate Matlock, a digital strategist at Ketchum Pleon, holds a MA in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins where her thesis sought to answer “How can digital presence strengthen trust in offline interactions through the curation of digital narratives”. The question investigated whether an online profile could be designed in a way to expedite the trust process. Putting a twist on this research with her own anecdotes on the adventures of online dating and a few dos and don’ts learned along the way, Kate hopes to encourage people to practice safe online dating and keep the PDA on social channels to a minimum. For dates, counsel, and general thoughts on love, life and the pursuit of happiness – find her online at

Mel KirkChair: Mel Kirk
Head of Blogger Engagement, Jam (@melkirk)

Mel is Blogger Relationship Manager at Jam, part of the Engine Group family where she oversees blogger engagement activity for brands including Samsung, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, News International and Sky. In previous roles, she’s organised world-class web events whilst working for Carsonified, has built and managed online communities and most recently directed the online strategy for Aardman Animations.  Mel has built a name for herself in the web community as an avid blogger, she is an active member of the blogger community and also contributes to well known tech sites, previously including GigaOm and The Social Times.

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