New Social Media Club PDX Board


Social Media Club PDX is proud to announce changes for the chapter board, namely, the addition of new board members.

Please welcome the following talented social media professionals to the board:

Mary Nichols @KarmicMarketing


Integrated Marketing Communications, Social Media and Online Strategist, Digital Marketing Strategist, Social Media, Community Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Relationship Management (internal & external including agency), Public Speaking, Social Media Training, Teaching

Bethany Waggoner @lilgirlbigvoice


Social Media Planning and Execution, Content Management and Planning, Online and Print Editorial Development, Blogging, Interviewing, Branding, Sustainable Business Practices, Public and Media Relations, Event Planning and Marketing.

Shannon Pratuch @SceneMarketing


Marketing, Public Relations and Project Management, Customized Social Media Maintenance and Management, eBlast Marketing and Results-Oriented Database Building, Tracking and Reporting You Can Use, Blogging and Web Reputation Monitoring, Visual Media Development and Participation, Real Community Interaction via Today’s New Media

Sean Wiese @dswiese


Business Operations, System Management, Vendor Relations, End-User Support, Process Analysis, Specification Development, Customer Service, On-Call Support, System Maintenance


In other changes, the board appointed Jeffrey J Kingman as chapter president, replacing long-time president Carrie Bugbee. Carrie, and Kerry Finsand, now serve as board emeritus.


Looking for a few good folks


We are getting ready for some exciting events soon, which will include a call for additional board members. If you’re new to the community, Social Media Club PDX is run by volunteers and board members, both of which are critical to making our events successful. Our focus is to share knowledge amongst our community, and hopefully have fun while doing so!

If you’re interested in joining our group as an official board member read on, and if you would like to volunteer please reach out to a board member.

Board Member Requirements

  • Board members must attend 8 out of 12 board meetings. No excuses. You get a pass on four of the meetings — save them until you need them.
  • If required board meetings are not met, then the board member must relinquish his/her post.
  • All board members shall serve two-year terms.
  • Board members must attend 80 percent of public meetings (total meetings TBD).
  • Each board member must recruit and manage volunteers relative to their committee administration duties. Yes, some board members will need to run committees — marketing, logistics, membership, sponsorships, etc.
  • Each board member must spearhead one public meeting a year. You don’t have to do all the work — we should have committees to help and you should have volunteers to manage. But you must be the point person/project manager/keeper of the flame for one meeting.

Time Commitment
4-8 hours per month, depending upon event activity (likely 8-14 hours the one month a year you produce an event).

Deep connections within the local community
We do our best to make most of our events low cost (free, if possible), but that means we have to call in quite a few favors. Sourcing monetary or in-kind sponsors for venues, food, beverages, A/V equipment, etc., is very helpful.

How to Participate

  • Email us a short blurb on your background and what you hope to contribute to the group
  • All submissions will be reviewed by existing board members

Network With Portland Creative Conference, Friday at 5, September 11


Get the jump on the Portland Creative Conference by attending the pre-conference networking mixer at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11.

This year’s Portland Creative Conference promises to be a wild mix of old and new media. Dan Wieden, Bill Oakley, Jen Jako, Emek, and Larry Brooks will electrify the electic collection of creative minds at the conference. Not to discount the improv session, a panel, a reception, and a special creativity session lead by Jerry Ketel.

Join us on the patio at Nel Centro, 1408 SW Sixth Avenue, downtown Portland. No registration necessary.

This is your chance to start your creative juices flowing early so you can make the best of every second during Saturday’s conference.

Speaking of Saturday’s Portland Creative Conference, get your ticket for only $75 by using our special DISCOUNT CODE “SMC” when you register at

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Get 25% off full price for the Portland Creative Conference


2009 Portland Creative Conference

Saturday, September 12th, only $99
(use DISCOUNT CODE “SMC” to save 25%)

Looking Back, Leaping Forward

The past is not irrelevant just because we’re all moving forward. When advertising legends like confirmed presenter Dan Wieden swap insights with an eclectic audience of Creative Industries professionals–from artists to social media pioneers–it sparks a fusion that closes the gap between old and new media.

Attend the Portland Creative Conference on Saturday, September 12th and be inspired by an exclusive exchange of ideas and an electrifying ride inside the heads of such luminaries as presenters*:

* Dan Wieden, legendary advertising guru and co-founder of Wieden + Kennedy

* Bill Oakley, creative genius, writer and producer known for his work on TV’s popular, The Simpsons

* Jen Jako, Designer Extraordinaire, Director/ Producer for MTV aired broadcast documentary, cover of Newsweek

* Emek, “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist”

* Larry Brooks, writer and former Texas Rangers pitcher

* On Your Feet, the improv group in a return engagement by popular demand

* Rick Emerson, conference emcee and KUFO morning show personality

…all for the regular price of just $99, and even less with your membership discount (use DISCOUNT CODE “SMC”).

In addition to several keynote presenters, there will be an improv session, a panel, a reception, a special creativity presentation by Jerry Ketel President of the Portland Ad Federation –  and other networking opportunities.

Last year over 450 people registered to attend this event.

Registration starts at just $99 and Social Media Club PDX members receive 25% off by using Discount Code “SMC”.

For complete details and to register, visit:

Proceeds go to support K-12 arts education programs in Oregon.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
@Large Films
52 LTD

Portland Creative Conference 2009
Newmark Theater, PCPA
Saturday, September 12, 2009
9:15am Check-in and networking
10:00am – 5:00pm Main program
5:00 – 7:00pm Wrap Party
8:00 – ? After-party
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•Times & speakers subject to change – that’s show business

PS: Want to warm up for the conference? Meet us Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Nel Centro for a mixer with Portland Creative Conference attendees and speakers.


Social Grazing On The Rooftop


Portland’s agency and media community gathered on the rooftop of Hotel deLuxe last evening for a music-filled and drink-swilled networking party.

Sunset Shines on Social Media Mix

Sunset Shines on Social Media Mix (photo by Greg Giersch)

The sun was still up and hot as everyone got into the act of making business contacts. The evening temperature cooled quickly, but attendees were still networking as the event closed at 9:00 p.m.

The Portland Beavers were playing a couple of blocks away, although not many people noticed. The rooftop music kept everyone focused on meeting and greeting, with lots of business cards changing hands over introductions.

Besides Social Media Club PDX, the other participating groups were:

A big thank you is deserved for all those putting in time and energy on the event.