Wow. What an amazing turnout for our very first event. We had nearly 100 people crammed into a room that was certainly not meant to hold that many. It was great to see so many people interested in learning and sharing ideas about social media. Despite some technical difficulties we experienced, there was some interesting debate and great conversation.
We are in the midst of planning our next event and will let you know as soon as we set a date. We’re looking at possibly doing more of a round-table format or even inviting people to present their social media case study. If you have ideas for what you’d like to see at these events, please free free to email us or leave a comment.
Special thanks to Chris Heuer for making the stop in Portland to present, and The Agency Ultra Sport Lounge for allowing us to use their venue.
(We are also actively seeking sponsors for these events! please email us if you are interested.)
Join Chris Heuer, co-founder of the Social Media Club, at the re-launch of Social Media Club PDX as he discusses how companies can transform their organization through the use of social media. Chris will discuss the elements and framework for creating a successful social media strategy and how to get your organization and clients behind it. He will also examine how companies need to re-think current advertising methods and their purpose in order to utilize the full potential of social marketing.
Q&A session will follow.
Chris Heuer, Co-Founder of Social Media Club, International
Learn more about this topic on Chris Heuer’s blog.
Date: Monday, Feb 23rd 2009
1939 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205
Time: Networking 6-6:30, Presentation: 6:30
Cost: Free. Seating is limited.
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About Chris Heuer
Chris Heuer has over 13 years of entrepreneurial Internet experience and 16+ years of marketing experience, having previously taught classes at Miami Ad School in Web design, multimedia and convergence marketing. He currently specializes in consulting on holistic business strategy and social media for big brands, non-profits and emerging technology companies, helping them leverage the power of Internet and Web 2.0 technologies. In early 2006, Chris formed BrainJams to organize resources and best practices in the emerging “Unconference” movement, striving to bring social media tools and Open Space gatherings to a wider audience. These efforts resulted in the launch of Social Media Club in order to better realize the vision he has for bringing diverse groups of people together to share their understanding of best practices in social media and “Real Marketing”.