Expert speaker on social media creativity in comms and marketing

Government social media expert
On ITV Wales's The Sharp End analysing social media reaction during the 2015 election debates

Hel Reynolds is an experienced keynote conference speaker, chair and workshop host.

She’s spoken at high-profile events all over the world including Social Day (London), Nato’s Social Media Conference (Podgorica), CommsHero (Cardiff, Manchester, London).

Hel is also really happy appearing on TV and radio to give her unique take on topical social media, communications and professional creativity issues.

Her style is witty, creative and frank.

Conference topics

Get in touch to request a subject area or angle for Hel to present at your event, or consider the ready-made talks for 2020 below:

1. Everything we want to say about communications but won’t – the real truth about working in comms

2. Become an unstoppable creative force: five unusual but powerful ways to boost your comms creativity

3. Your employer won’t protect you: managing stress and mental health in a busy comms environment

4. How more than 600 people, and Gloria Gaynor,  connected over #31DaysOfCreativity

5. Facebook engagement: how to get from tumbleweed to tremendous

Comms Cartoons

Hel’s cartoons are a great example of how we can use creativity to make sense of the world, and engage our audiences.  Hel find drawing things helps her describe problems and communicate ideas.

Hel’s cartoons are a great example of how we can use creativity to make sense of the world, and engage our audiences.  Hel find drawing things helps her describe problems and communicate ideas.

Hel's corporate comms background

Back in 2007, Hel first started using social media when she was a communications officer in local government, with a MySpace page dedicated to getting people to help a council restore a town hall.

There was no rulebook, and what she learned in those early days was invaluable.

During her time in the public sector, she worked on many creative digital communications projects designed to be shared and talked about, like this campaign about dog poo or this social media response to snowy weather or this ‘learn as you do’ approach to a budget consultation on YouTube.

Then she built a business helping comms teams tackle the problems she had faced as a comms and digital team leader.

And my, how she loves it! Finding creative solutions, unleashing talent from within bright (but usually overworked) clients – it brings her joy.

Awards

Hel has a strong trophy shelf to take the weight of all her awards over the years.

🏆 Winner at the 2018 UK Social Media Marketing Awards

🏅Highly commended in The UK Blog Awards 2017 with her comms cartoons website

🏆 Winner of the Digital Leaders Awards 2014

🏆🏆🏆Winner of three awards at the SoMeComms Social Media Awards 2011: Best Use Of YouTube + The Innovation Award + Best In-House Team

🏅Highly Commended: CIPR Local Public Services Digital Communications Award 2010

🏅Finalist: CIPR Local Public Services Young Communicator of the Year Award 2010

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