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Social media made easy

Free social media workshops for Porirua businesses

Workshop series for Porirua businesses

Porirua City Council is hosting a series of social media workshops for Porirua small businesses to help boost their business through social media. Check out below what this workshop has on offer for you.

Get hot tips on how to make social media work hard for your business.

We’ll cover topics like

  • video creation
  • SEO, algorithms
  • posting content
  • how to set up a LinkedIn profile and so much more!


Upcoming Workshops

Four local wāhine talk social media

Social media is more than just a platform to share your products or services. It’s a place to build relationships, make connections and be social!


More workshops to be added shortly, come back soon!

Past Workshops

Workshop 1

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Create better videos for social and boost your SEO with Clarative Media

13 April, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Te Rauparaha Arena. Learn how to use video content to up your social media and SEO game for FREE.

  • Why it’s important to have good quality video in your social media posts.
  • How to take better videos with the equipment you have.
  • The basics of framing a good shot and how this could differ for each social media platform.
  • Why you need to capture your audience within three seconds and tips on how to do this.
  • Pitfalls to avoid when shooting your own video.
  • What equipment you can buy to be a better videographer.
  • The benefits of using a media company like Clarative Media.

Then as a bonus they’ll be covering off how you can use video content to boost your SEO.

Registrations are limited to 20 people so sign up now, it’s FREE!


Workshop 2

Tips & tricks to lift your LinkedIn game

19 May, 5.30pm - 7.00pm, Te Rauparaha Arena. Want the lowdown on how to maximise your LinkedIn profile.

Want the lowdown on how to maximise your LinkedIn profile? Join us for a 60-minute workshop hosted by Porirua City’s savvy design and digital expert Claire Roper. No need to worry about parking, there are ample free spots at Te Rauparaha Arena.

The workshop will cover:

  • How to create a professional profile.
  • How to build your business connections.
  • Tips on how to effectively share content and engage with those you connect.
  • The benefits around LinkedIn groups and LinkedIn’s very own blogging platform.
  • PLUS, you’ll have the option of having a professional headshot taken with our photographer (this will take place after the workshop)

Registrations are limited to 30 people so sign up now – it’s FREE