SMW 2019: The Guardian session 2
By Guardian Exclusive
29 January 2019 | 3:45 pm
Social Media Week Lagos 2019 gets underway on Monday 4 February, and there will be dozens of sessions, two of which will be hosted by The Guardian. Here are the resource persons you’ll be learning a thing or two from once you register.
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