“Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies” author Joshua Waldman

Social Media Club of Portland presents Joshua Waldman, author of "Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies"

Social Media Club of Portland presents Joshua Waldman, author of "Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies"

For anyone looking for a first job, exploring a career change, or just setting up for future success, social media is a proven platform for facilitating connections, demonstrating passions and interests, and ultimately landing the job. Joshua Waldman, author of “Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies” enables you to harness the power of the Internet to research and identify job opportunities, and create a strategy for securing a position.

Joshua will cover topics that he goes in-depth on in his workshops, such as: creating effective online profiles and resumes to sell your strengths; maintaining your online reputation (and ensuring that employers who Google you like what they find) and understanding electronic etiquette; using the power of personal branding and building your brand online; avoiding common pitfalls, such as jumping into filling out a social media profile without a strategy; getting to know Twitter, the only real-time job board with literally thousands of jobs posted daily; using social media sites to uncover opportunities in the “hidden job market” ahead of the competition; and much more.

Register for  Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies  with speaker & author Joshua Waldman in Portland, OR  on Eventbrite

January 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM | $25 Online, $45 @Door | Limit: 100

Collective Agency
322 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Joshua Waldman is an Author, Speaker and Trainer specializing in helping people re-gain control of their careers in today’s economic and technology climate. As the author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies”, he enjoys presenting keynotes and workshops on personal branding, online reputation and advanced LinkedIn strategy. With the mission of helping professionals break away from outdated and ineffective job-searching strategies, he runs  CareerEnlightenment.com, a successful career blog. Joshua has been featured on ABC News, Mashable, International Business Times and Simply-Hired. For more information about Joshua or his book visit: http://careerenlightenment.com/book



Actor Daniel Baldwin to emcee 2011 SoMe Awards – National submissions deadline extended to April 6, 2011


Third annual awards show on April 21 will honor innovative social media projects, apps, agencies and campaigns.

March 30, 2011 (Portland, Oregon) – Acclaimed Hollywood actor, producer and director Daniel Baldwin will be emceeing the 2011 SoMe Awards, recognizing the top social media campaigns from 2010 produced regionally and nationally.

Daniel Baldwin, recently relocated to Portland, will bring his wit and humor to the stage, introducing the 2011 SoMe Award winners during a lively ceremony at the Fez Ballroom.

The SoMe Awards are back this spring to honor the best in social media marketing and innovation. This year anyone in the U.S. can submit an entry. Deadline for submissions is extended to April 6, 2011.

The awards will be presented at The Fez Ballroom in downtown Portland on April 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door and the price of admission includes appetizers and a beverage. The awards show follows the all-day eMarketing Summit at the Innotech Conference and Summit attendees will automatically receive a ticket to the show.

SoMe Award categories include:

  • The Sugar Daddy Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement over $25k)
  • The People Like Me Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement under $25k)
  • The Scrappy & Engaged Award (Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement under $500)
  • The Rich Get Richer Award (Best ROI over $25k)
  • The Keep Your Job Award Best ROI under $25k)
  • The Soon-to-Be Wealthy Award (Best ROI under $500)
  • The Next Big Thing Award (Best Social Media App)
  • The House Party Award (Best Agency)
  • Best in Show
  • People’s Choice Award (determined by award show attendees)

The online submission form, rules, and details about previous winners are available at SoMeAwards.com. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available, with information provided on the website as well.

The SoMe Awards are presented by Social Media Club Portland, SEMpdx, the Software Association of Oregon, TMMPDX.com and InnoTech. “This is the first year we’ve invited entries from throughout the U.S.,” said Jeffrey J Kingman, president of Social Media Club Portland. “We’re excited to see what that brings – not only in social media marketing, but also in community building and customer service.”

Now in its third year, the SoMe Awards has become the social event of the season for marketers and techies. For additional information, contact Sean Lowery of Innotech via email or by calling 503-570-6295.


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.


2011 SoMe Awards Nominations Open


It’s that time again – the SoMe Awards are back!

The SoMe Awards recognize the best social media campaigns of the past year. Did you manage and run an outstanding social media campaign? Do you want to recognize someone else’s campaign? Here is where to do it.

Held in conjunction with Innotech’s eMarketing Summit in Portland, Oregon, the SoMe Awards for 2011 are open to any social media campaign in the USA, launched during 2010.

Nominations can be submitted until April 1st and the winners announced during a reception at the Fez Ballroom in Portland OR April 21st. Registration to attend the SoMe Awards is open now – register here.

This year’s categories are:

Best Brand Awareness Engagement (over $25k) – The Sugar Daddy Award

Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement (under $25k) – The People Like Me Award

Best Brand Awareness/User Engagement (under $500) – The Scrappy & Engaged Award

Best ROI (over $25k) – The Rich Get Richer Award

Best ROI (under$25k) – The Keep Your Job Award

Best ROI (under $500) – The Soon-to-Be Wealthy Award

Best Social Media App – The Next Big Thing Award

Best Agency – The House Party Award

People’s Choice Award

Best in Show Award

Last year’s SoMe Awards, held at the MAC Club, saw over 300 people turn out. For a recap of the 2010 Winners, check out the SoMe Awards website.



Join us tonight for a chat with Richard Boly, Director of eDiplomacy at US State Department


We were very excited to be participating with the Software Association of Oregon on a keynote event which featured Portland native and Director of eDiplomacy at US State Department, Richard Boly, or @beaurichly in Twitter. We were really bummed that a lack of interest forced us yesterday to cancel our scheduled event at the Multnomah Athletic Club, which was supposed to happen today at 5:30 PM.

We were so bummed that the Social Media Club of Portland decided to organize a tweetup to give the local community a rare glimpse into how the US State Department uses social media and collaborative technologies to achieve their mission around the world.

We’ll be hosting an informal tweetup today, September 9th 2010 at Ringlers Pub, 1332 West Burnside Street, around 5:30 PM.

UPDATE: Don’t Confuse Ringler’s Pub at 13th and Burnside with Ringler’s Annex at 12th and Burnside.

Expect an informal event of networking and some interesting conversation about how our foreign relations apparatus uses the latest communications and collaboration tools and techniques. There will be a cash bar and expect the get-together to last till about 7:30 PM.

We also have word that some of the panelists from the original event may will be showing up to chat and provide their perspectives on social media and collaboration in the Government sector:

Deb Bryant, GOSCON Founder & Director, Oregon State University Open Source Lab
Skip Newberry, Economic Development Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor, City of Portland

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how the US Government engages the world online! Stay tuned to our twitter stream for updates, @SocialMediaPDX

From the original SAO Event listing…

Richard Boly is a career U.S. diplomat and currently the Director of the Office of eDiplomacy, an applied technology think tank for the United States Department of State. Previously, he was a National Security Affairs Fellow the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where he launched the Global Entrepreneurship Program. He recently served in U.S. Embassy, Rome, where he developed and ran a program to promote entrepreneurship in Italy. Other embassy assignments include the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Richard is the most junior diplomat to win the Cobb Award for commercial diplomacy.

In a prior life, Richard was the first Presidential Management Fellow with the Inter-American Foundation, was a consultant with the Inter-American Development Bank, and founded and ran a shrimp hatchery in coastal Ecuador. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UCSD. (bio)