It’s “Game On” at the next SMC #PDXchat on April 24


270844_10151567487166108_1100244556_nIf you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to manage social media for a major sports brand, get your game face on for our next #PDXCHAT event on Thursday, April 24th at eROI:

505 NW Couch St, #300

The event is from 6-8PM, and it’s FREE

We’ll be hosting social media influencers from some of Oregon’s most notable athletic teams to share insights on fan engagement, platform preferences, how social media impacts the bottom line and more!

Whether you’re new to social media or leading digital programs, there will be something for everyone at this #PDXCHAT event. Reserve your seat now, as this series fills up fast!


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  • Most effective social networks
  • New social networks to keep an eye on
  • Evolving social media strategy
  • Activating athletes to boost social performance
  • Responding to criticism
  • Social media and the bottom line
  • Audience Q&A.

See you there!

Click HERE to get your seat for the next #PDXCHAT


Announcing The 6th Annual SoMe Awards & Forum – Don’t Miss This One!


SoMeAwards.logoThe SoMe Awards & Forum, to be held in Portland, Oregon on May 22nd, 2014, honors the best social media campaigns by marketing agencies, in-house teams and freelancers from across the Unites States.

Now in this 6th year, and jointly presented by the Social Media Club of PDX and, the awards are an opportunity for those to celebrate accomplishments made to help themselves or their clients in the ever growing world of social media.

The SoMe awards gala will take place from 6-9 PM, and will feature signature drinks, other special guests, and a cool after-party.  Winners in 11 categories will be announced by our emcee Stephanie Stricklen of KGW News (click here for more details, and info regarding submitting nominations), and, we’ll also be saluting our three special honorees:

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Pamela Slim – Most Influential Blogger

Brian Solis – Hall Of Fame

Billie Goldman – Thoroughly Modern Marketer of The Year

This year, we’ve also added a special afternoon event: A Social Media forum from 1PM to 5PM, anchored by keynote presentations by our two honored award recipients, Pamela Slim and Brian Solis, and featuring panels with the 2014 SoMe Nominees and other special guests, talking in more detail about the social media campaigns, tools and trends that are driving better brands, excellence in customer service & engagement, and higher sales and profit.

Tickets for each event will be sold separately, but you can save $20 on a combo ticket:

SoMe Forum:  $80

SoMe Awards: $35

Combo (Both Events): $95  (priced separately $115 – a $20 savings)

Hurry, because there are a limited number of seats, and the prices go up by $5 each on April 1.

For more details, and to find out how to submit award nominations,  see us at

Click Here To Buy Tickets To The 2014 SoMe Awards & Forum

See you on May 22nd!


An Epic Lunch With Content Marketing Expert Joe Pulizzi


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One of the world’s leading experts on content marketing, Joe Pulizzi, joins us on December 6th  to talk about his new book,Epic Content Marketing, and to explain how to draw prospects and customers in by creating information and content they actually want to engage with.

This exclusive event is co-sponsored by our friends at Content Strategy PDX and Babcock & Jenkins.

Joe will tackle these and many other important questions:

  • What is the business case for content marketing?
  • What is epic content marketing?
  • How do you manage the content creation process?
  • How do you use social media for content marketing?
  • How do you measure the effectiveness of your content marketing?

Register at:

Here are the details:

Epic Content Marketing:  Lunch With Joe Pulizzi 

How to tell a different story, break through the clutter, and win more customers by marketing less

When:  December 6th, 2013

Doors open 11:45, box sandwich or salad lunches served (from Elephant’s Deli)

Presentation starts 12:15

Q & A session afterwards, until 1:15

Where: Mercy Corps Aceh Community Room

45 SW Ankeny St

Portland, OR 97204

Cost for ticket:      $45

Joe Pulizzi Epic Content MarketingAlso included with admission ticket is an Elephant’s Deli salad or sandwich lunch (and you get to choose), AND a copy of Joe’s latest book, “Epic Content Marketing”

Here’s the link to the registration page:

Don’t miss this epic event on December 6th at Mercy Corps – seating is limited so buy your ticket now!


Joe Pulizzi is the original content marketing evangelist, and started using the term “content marketing” back in 2001. He’s the founder of the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), the leading content marketing educational resource for enterprise brands, recognized as the 468th fastest growing private company by Inc. magazine in 2013.

CMI produces the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World, held every September in Cleveland, Ohio, which has been attended by half the Fortune 50.

He has spoken at more than 200 locations and 10 countries around the world advancing the practice of content marketing.

He’s also co-written two other books: “Get Content Get Customers” as well as “Managing Content Marketing.” Find him online at or on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

About Content Strategy PDX

Content Strategy PDX (@CS_PDX) was established to facilitate the conversation about content strategy and related topics among content professionals in the Portland area. Content strategy is the strategic approach to identifying, planning, creating, publishing, distributing, promoting, measuring, optimizing and governing the content an organization uses to attract and engage its target audience(s). Those interested in content strategy are often in the fields of marketing, advertising, communications, web design/development, interaction/information design, copywriting, social media and search engine marketing, and others where content plays a critical role in an organization’s ability to engage its target audience(s). To learn more about content strategy, contribute to the discussion and meet other content professionals, find us at

About Social Media Club PDX

The Social Media Club of Portland (@socialmediapdx) is a collection of local Oregonians that work, play and live in the evolving social media landscape. We seek to bring together those that share our passion and excitement for all things social media, with the goal of communicating, sharing and learning from our collective experiences. Started in 2009, a primary purpose is to provide networking opportunities that inform and engage people of all backgrounds and skillsets, helping to grow socially proficient professionals and leaders.  Please visit us at to learn about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

About Babcock & Jenkins

At Babcock & Jenkins, epic content is the cornerstone for successful B2B marketing, fueling conversations that create awareness, nurture relationships and close sales.


The Next #PDXchat: Thinking Outside the Bank – Using Digital to Take on a Trillion Dollar Industry


simpleHi all!   Our #PDXchat series has been a smashing success, with our last two events selling out.  The lineup of stellar guests and topics continue with our next chat on tap for November 13, at the Mercy Corps Aceh Event Center downtown.

 “Thinking outside the bank: Using digital to take on a trillion dollar industry”

Presented by SMC PDX and Simple

When: November 13, 2013


Where: Mercy Corps Event Center

45 SW Ankeny St, Portland, OR

Refreshments and light snacks served

90 seats available

Cost: FREE  (Click HERE to sign up)

 Join us for a fascinating case study of how Simple, a Portland-based startup, is taking on the trillion dollar banking industry in a very untraditional way – digitally, without ANY physical locations.

Presenting for Simple will be:

Rachel Giuliani, Community Manager (@Simplify)

Scott Edwards, Marketing Manager  (@scottedwards)

Moderator:  Terry St. Marie (@starbucker), President of SMC PDX

Questions We’ll Address:

  1.    Background- What is Simple?
  2.    What does a “digital institution” look and feel like, using the example of a bank?
  3.    How can social media work as a digital disruptor?
  4.   While it’s still all about relationships and expectations, is the customer still always right in this new digital world? 
  5.   How can this case study benefit YOU?

After the presentation, Terry will ask some follow-up questions, and then he’ll engage the audience for a wrap-up Q & A with Rachel & Scott.

Come for this free event and learn how to apply these innovative practices in your own business, agency or consultancy.

Click HERE to Register

And yes, there will be time for some great networking too!

See you there on November 13th!


Crafting Your Message In a Digital World: The Next #PDXchat on October 23rd


Hi all!

SMC PDX and KGW are pleased to present the next #PDXchat, at KGW studios in downtown Portland

“Crafting your Message in a Digital World”


The Date: Wednesday October 23rd

Studio doors open at 6pm. Program begins at 6:30

There are 90 available seats, and light refreshments will be served.

Like all of our #pdxchats, it’s FREE!  (One ticket per registrant, please)

(Here’s a link to registration)

Better hurry though, because our last #pdxchat sold out quickly.



1501 SW Jefferson

Portland, OR 97201

Join us for an unique opportunity to speak face to face with newsroom managers and on-air personalities across the three most dominant traditional media platforms: TV, print, and radio.


Our great friend, news anchor and emcee of the SoMe Awards,Stephanie Stricklen from KGW TV is the evening’s panel moderator (@StephStricklen)



Our panel will feature:

Frank Mungeam (@Frankwords) , KGW Director of Digital Media.

Rebecca Marshall (@KXLnews),  KXL 101FM News Director and AM drive news anchor

Alexandra Manzano (@alimanzano)  Social Media Editor at the Oregonian.

Here are the takeaways that will come from the discussion:

  • How do you get your message, story pitch, or idea in front of a news organization? 
  • What are the news cycles for the various mediums? They’re vastly different in the age of social media. 
  • When is it best to pitch an idea?  Through what channel: social, email, phone?
  • What should a pitch look like?  What are the biggest mistakes to avoid?

This panel will outline best business practices that anyone can use,  plus,  we will reserve time for your questions.

Bring business cards, your smartphone, or tablet and make media connections to add to your rolodex; digital or otherwise.

Sign up HERE, and do it as soon as you can – seats will fill up quickly!

See you there!