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What's so great about content anyway?

With all of the blog posts, how-to guides, books, videos, and other information out there about how to construct compelling content, I wasn’t sure what to expect with Ann Handley & C.C. Chapman’s new book, Content Rules. Most of the advice I see floating around the interwebs just rehashes the same old, tired guidelines wrapped in different paper – and it tends to be focused primarily on blog posts. Thankfully, that’s not what I found in Handley & Chapman’s work. 

Welcome to Social Media Club Richmond

Welcome to Social Media Club Richmond, where innovators in Virginia meet for monthly meetups to share, engage and collaborate with the community on the issues of social media and technology. On average 150-250 people come to our events with our Facebook page connecting nearly 400 individuals and our Twitter feed reaching nearly 1300. Our leadership board includes co-founders Doug Meacham and Nathan Hughes. For more information, please visit our Facebook group and say hello. 

Social Media In Political Campaigns

Social Media has become an important tool in political campaigns.  This month, we’re going to take a look at how Democrats, Republicans and Independents have used social media, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and what the campaign leaders see as the opportunities for the next election cycle.

On Tuesday, November 17, NBC12’s Ryan Nobles will be moderating a panel discussion.  Our panelists are:

  • Tucker Martin (Bob McDonnell Campaign)
  • Jared Leopold (Creigh Deeds Campaign)
  • Jason Kenney
  • Waldo Jaquith
  • Gary Reinhardt – Independent candidate for VA’s 63 district

The event will be held at the Science Museum of Virginia in the IMAX Theater with a reception. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served.

Registration and Networking begins at 6:00 pm

The panel discussion begins at 7:00pm

A reception will follow and will go on until 9:00pm

Some background on our panelists:

Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney is the director of RedStormPAC (www.redstormpac.org), an organization developed to provide social media advising and tools for Republican political candidates in Virginia.  He writes for BearingDrift.com, a news website covering Virginia and national politics and has been running his personal blog, J’s Notes.com, since 2001.

Waldo Jaquith

Waldo Jaquith is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Program. In 2007 he launched Richmond Sunlight, a website that demystifies the workings of the Virginia General Assembly, providing full daily session video for both the House and the Senate. He works as the web editor for The Virginia Quarterly

Review at the University of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government board of directors. He has been blogging since 1996.

Gary R. Reinhardt

Gary Reinhardt ran as an Independent for the House of Delegates in the 65th District, consisting of Powhatan County and western Chesterfield County.

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Social Media Club – Richmond Va has finally launched the new SMCRVA website.

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