Save the Date! On Wednesday, 9/23/2009, we'll be hosting an all-day, roll-up-your-sleeves social media conference at the University of Southern Maine. (For more on who "we" are, see below.)
you've been looking to move past the hype and learn how to integrate
social media activities into your sales and marketing and to put social
media to work for your business, then this is the event for you.
- There will be strategic workshops led by some of the most
experienced, well-known social media marketers around, targeting both
beginners and advanced users.
- There will be panels that focus on small business, large corporations, non-profits and traditional media.
- There will be "social media kiosks" open throughout the
conference with volunteers who will help you setup or improve accounts
on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and others.
- There will be plenty of networking opportunities, both at the event and afterwards.
In the next two weeks we'll be launching the Web site and
announcing more details and pricing as well as opportunities for
exhibiting and sponsors.
However, right now we're announcing a call for presenters. If you have experience in social media to market your business we're interested in hearing from you.
While we're looking for ideas on what you'd like to speak on, here are some suggested topics to get you started:
- YouTube/video sharing
- Flickr/photo sharing
- Social Media for small business/large companies/non-profits/
- Social media and time management
- Social media and ROI (return on investment)
Remember: the purpose of this event is for attendees to go home
with specific actions they can take to grow their business, engage
their membership, network more effectively, and integrate social media
into their sales and marketing activities.
No hype, no pitches, no B.S. If it's not going to help attendees
we're not interested. If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the
conference to be able to reach an audience of experienced marketers and
business people, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers will receive full access to the conference, promotion at the Web site and access to an affiliate program.
We're accepting submissions through June 19th, 2009.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Who "We" Are:
Social Media FTW is the brain child of Jaica Kinsman (http://twitter.com/jakks), Chrystie Corns (http://twitter.com/ccmaine) and Rich Brooks (http://twitter.com/therichbrooks). Our goal is to get businesses, non-profits and traditional media professionals in Maine and beyond to understand and leverage the power of social media.