SMC France chooses quality over quantity with invitation-only membership

In heaven—so goes an old joke told at international business meetings—the policemen are British, the cooks are French, the lovers are Italian, the technology is German, and it’s organized by the Swiss.  In hell, the policeman are German, the cooks are British, the lovers are Swiss, the technology is German, and it’s organized by the […]

Social Media Club stands out in Jacksonville’s professional landscape

Social media is just the latest in a long series of disruptions that Jacksonville, Florida’s largest city, has taken in stride.  The site of one of the earliest European settlements in the New World (1564), what is now Jacksonville was alternately a French, British, and Spanish colony before joining the United States in 1821 and […]

Social Media Club Fort Worth provides a community of learning

Texas is bigger than most of the globe’s nations, with a scale that makes the 30-odd miles between Dallas and Fort Worth seem almost meaningless.  The two cities actually form one contiguous metropolitan area that shares one of the world’s biggest and busiest airports.  So Stephanie Scott was a little startled when leaders of Social […]

Social Media Meets the Aloha Culture in Hawaii

The island paradise of Hawaii rounded out the stars on the U.S. flag at 50 in 1960, and it remains the union’s most unique member.  Hawaii is the most ethnically and racially diverse state, the southernmost state, and the only state not part of the North American continent.  Globally, its islands, islets and atolls comprise […]


A flexible organizational structure works best in Auckland

Thoughts of New Zealand generally conjure up spectacular landscapes complete with smoking volcanoes, abrupt mountains, relentless glaciers, stunning fiords, and odd flightless birds.  This primordial backdrop made the perfect natural movie set for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But what I will always associate New Zealand with is entirely manmade.  As the first developed […]

Social Media Club San Gabriel Valley: The focus is on business education

One complaint often heard about Los Angeles—the nation’s largest city, geographically, with 469 square miles just within the city limits—is that “there’s no there there.”  This conundrum has plagued city planners as they attempt to herd people onto public transit, and it also challenges the organizers of Social Media Club chapters. Sally Falkow can tell […]

Sweden: Uniquely Fertile Ground for Social Media Club

Swedish social media visionaries like Anders Abrahamsson found themselves dancing alone for the first few years as their more practical compatriots waited for the field to mature a bit.  However, Sweden now rivals the United States as the country with the most active Social Media Club chapters per capita, though the first formal chapter meeting […]

Chapter puts travel destination Victoria on social media map

The Canadian city of Victoria, like many western outposts, has its roots in the gold rushes of the 19th century.  Today this Pacific gem and capital of British Columbia is mining digital riches, combining a strong tech industry with tourism, government, commercial fishing, shipbuilding, forestry, and agricultural research sectors. Such diversity has cushioned the water-bound […]

Baltimore and social media: A perfect fit

By the spring of 2010, social media enthusiast and Baltimore resident Amy Phillips was tired of driving all the way to Washington, D.C. when she wanted to attend a Social Media Club meeting.  Baltimore was certainly big enough and digitally savvy enough to support its own chapter, so Phillips—by day a SharePoint developer for Booz […]