#Meet&Greet Nominees Up Close and Personal | Madison SMC
Time to get out and vote! We have provided bio, info, twitter handles, and LinkedIn profiles for Madison SMC members to research each nominee before voting. Members are defined as one of the 566 people on our current mailing list as of Friday May 4, at Midnight. Some of the offices, you may note, are uncontested. There will be space for write in candidates for all offices except for president. As you may note in a prior post, the presidential nominees must have already been on the board to pursue the president position.
Look for your email that gives members the link to vote. This will be a unique link to each member. If anyone else uses your link, there vote will override the prior vote.
Past SMC role: Sponsorship
Self employed. Digital campaign Strategy: defining, distilling and declaring a message to demographically targeted and well understood audience. media production, syndication and optimization for professional results. online video, social media, banners and direct communication strategy, analytics and optimization platforms.
Past SMC role: Queen of Fun, Communications
Marivic, through ValenciaPR, provides PR and Social Media for tech, print and professional services. She is “the human decoder ring of digital marketing and social media.”
Vice President Nominee
Jessica Underwood, New Business Development & Social Media Strategist
Social media and its uses in business, personal branding, and social applications are interests I am very passionate about. I attend a lot of networking events in Madison and the surrounding area. I would love to help build up the Madison SMC group. I know many of you from social networking and networking IRL. I would look forward to serving on a board for such a great group of people and friends. It’s great when you find others who share your interests and passions. I look forward to continued connections with everyone in this group and helping make it a staple group of Madison’s networking culture and a standout chapter of the national SMC.
Currently, I work for Reed, Sendecke, & Krebsbach (RS+K). We are a full-service ad agency with 34 years of history working in Madison. In my role, I function to bring in new business, raise awareness of the agency, and supply social media expertise to all campaigns. I am lucky that this position allows me to do what I love: meet people and demonstrate creativity and social media savvy. I have a background in online sales and training media sales reps on how to package new media with traditional media. As @junderwood on Twitter, I have the pleasure of sharing my thoughts and experiences with Madison and beyond. I look forward to being more involved with Madison SMC.
Social Media is not a passing fad. It’s vitally important for businesses and business owners to learn how to use Social Media effectively to brand and build their businesses. That’s why I like the SMB meetings so much…I always learn something that can be applied or otherwise used to shape a marketing message using Social Media.
Working in the Financial Services industry, I’m severely handicapped on the use of Social Media to market my practice. I’m not allowed to Tweet about my practice (not directly anyway), can’t have a Facebook page, and have to get approval to post anything on LinkedIn. That doesn’t mean, though, that I can’t use Social Media to my advantage.
I’m a Financial Planner, and a registered Stock Broker…I serve my clients with financial advice designed to make sure they never go poor. I’m good with money.
Maureen Alley is community editor for ForResidentialPros.com, managing the social media accounts and online editorial for FRP and its sister brands: Qualified Remodeler, Residential Design + Build, and Kitchen & Bath Design News. Previously, she was editor for Residential Design + Build magazine, and managing editor for Website Magazine and Residential Design + Build magazine. Maureen is also a part-time instructor for Madison College and Marian University.
Tracey Ziegler – Sales Executive /Owner
@tziegler / @urhealthconnect
I work for Shoutlet, a SMMS company, and the club is a great way to stay involved and up on industry trends. I can contribute time and am willing to contribute the Professional Member fee (I believe it is $100). I’m active in Social and network consistently.
Sales of Social Media Execution Software with Shoutlet in Madison, WI. I work with my clients to provide a tool that helps them be effective and efficient in their Social Media Marketing.
Kira Sparks is currently Communications & Social Media Manager for the National Center for Media Engagement. As a writer and social media communicator, she provides education and professional development opportunities for public media professionals. Previous to NCME, Kira worked in digital marketing and copywriting at CPM Marketing Group and Timpano Group. She has served as both Web chair and Assistant Public Service Chair of Ad 2 Madison. She graduated from the UW-Madison with a bachelors degree in Journalism – Strategic Communications and Political Science.
I’m interested in being on the board of the Social Media Club of Madison because I’m passionate about the ways social media can transform the way organizations do business. Every day I spend time learning, using and exploring social media channels. As communications chair, I’d love the chance to share learning opportunities with communications professionals, meet leading thinkers in social media and learn about best practices in our ever-changing industry.
I am always interested in using my skills in editing, writing, graphic design, marketing, communications, as well as the knowledge I have acquired from my educational and work experiences. I work well with people of all ages, have strong communication skills, extensive knowledge and experience in the realm of creative writing and editing, marketing, social media, strategic communications, and business development from my corporate involvement and internships. I have a passion for not only learning new things but also improving on the skills I already possess.
I am interested in getting more involved in the professional areas of applying social media in business situations. I hope to contribute with skills in content development and management, Writing, Editing, Social Media, graphic design, layout and ad print design, Sound/Video/Photo Editing, Etc.
Kristin Uttech, Co-chair and Marketing Professor at Madison College
Kristin has spent over 20 years in leadership positions in corporate marketing. She spent the majority of her career at Penda Corporation as their Director of Marketing Communications where she developed strategic communications plans for current and emerging business units. While at Penda, she was named the Madison Chapter AMA Marketer of the Year as a result of her national consumer co-branded campaign with NASCAR and Craftsman. She was also the Director of Vertical Marketing for Sonic Foundry where she targeted corporate and higher education markets to drive sales of Mediasite, a leading webcasting technology. She has extensive experience in corporate training, public relations, consumer and trade advertising, social media, and new product development. She currently serves as the Co-chair and Marketing Professor for Madison College. She was instrumental in developing the Social Media Certificate program at Madison College as well as the curriculum for two new course offerings, Social Media Campaigns and Mobile Marketing. She has a BA from UW-Claire, a MBA from Marquette University and is planning to start a Phd in Organizational Leadership in 2013.
I am really interested in understanding the latest trends in Social Media. I would like to help bring the best and brightest speakers to our club! We have so many great organizations in Madison that can benefit from our Club. With my current position at Madison College, I’m well suited to help drive education and learning. I’d like to help to take us to the next level…and have fun doing it!
Carleen Wild anchors the 11, 4 and 5pm news for the NBC affiliate in Madison. She has been an active member of the community, volunteering on boards, for community events and an active participant in learning wherever she can. Carleen has loved being even remotely active in Social Media Club and Social Media Breakfast but is excited to be a part of helping SMC grow, thrive and connect people and places! And, not just here in Madtown but the connections we can make and lessons we can learn from others and share throughout the state and around the globe!
Wendy Soucie along with the help of a few others have created something special here with Social Media Club. The insights I’ve gleaned on best practices of social media and harnessing the power of social media for the greater good has me fired up about being a part of the programming committee! I want to help connect Madisonians to good things happening here at home, and throughout the world. And bring those opportunities here to you!
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