Yet another social network? Or the world’s (ultimate) social platform? For some small businesses – and larger businesses alike social media and its many social networks is still a scary place. The amazing opportunities of social media have yet to capture the attention of some business owners or those in the C-suites. As a result, social media has yet to become part of a strategic plan to reach consumers, constituents and the public at large.
Mix, mingle & network with your fellow social media enthusiasts, especially those who tweet! Food samplers & drink specials! No fee to attend – just bring one or more new, unwrapped toys to donate to deserving Southwest Florida children.
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida will host a presentation on the use of social media and social networking tools in the nonprofit and fundraising world on Wednesday, November 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Islamorada Fish Company’s private dining room at Bass Pro Shop, 10040 Gulf Center Drive in Fort Myers. Although the strategies discussed will be presented by a successful nonprofit executive, these techniques are very much applicable from a communications and messaging standpoint in the for-profit world as well.
The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, with a program focusing on social media and the law.
The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Local leaders will discuss social media in hospitality and tourism.
In the face of economic uncertainty, more businesses are turning to social media to expand their market reach and marketing dollars. In a panel discussion moderated by Michelle Hudson, Digital Editor at The News-Press and Vice President of the local Social Media Club, panelists Stefanie Eakin, market account planner for SunStream Hotels and Resorts, Jay Johnson, owner of Bubba’s Roadhouse in Cape Coral and Pam Rambo, writer of the iLoveShelling.com blog will share best practices using social media.
This event is free to attend and is open to the public. Reservations are requested. To register for the event or for more information about the Social Media Club of Southwest Florida, visit the web site: http://www.smcswfl.org.