Mark Whelan & Karen Althen

Day Two:  14:00 - 15:30

OMG proposals – “Totes Amazeballs”

How social media is affecting the use of English - and what it means for bid writers 

There can be little doubt that the digital age has changed the way people communicate. This session will discuss the effect that social media is having on the way that bids are written, received and assessed, and whether it is a positive or negative influence on our work. For everyone involved in the bid cycle, the age, culture and media literacy of the buyer is a factor of increasingly importance.

Phoenix’s Mark Whelan and Karen Althen have respectively 20 and ten years’ experience in proposal production and management. An APMP Professional, Mark has contributed to IT best practice publications including the BSI committee on service management standards. Karen is an expert in public sector frameworks.