Upcoming Social Media Conferences & Events (September 2012)

Here are some events we encourage you to attend, all of which offer great content and valuable industry discussions, and some even extending SMC member discounts! September 25-26th (San Francisco): Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) is excited to announce Social Media Strategies Conference – San Francisco. Whether your organization is just starting out or in […]

BlogHer Recap: “How to Price and Value Your Services”

One of the most highly anticipated and well-attended sessions of Day Two at BlogHer ’12 was the panel on pricing. Figuring out how to monetize a site is a big question for many bloggers, and the speakers didn’t pull punches. The panel was moderated by Monica Barnett, “Blueprint for Style,” and featured Amy Bradley-Hole, who […]

BlogHer Recap: “Protecting Your Blogging Rights, Respecting Those of Others”

The second day of BlogHer ’12 found crowds of seasoned and newbie bloggers pouring in to this session, featuring a panel of attorneys discussing everything from copyright to fair use to FTC guidelines. The panel was moderated by award-winning writer and BlogHer.com contributing editor Lisen Stromberg, “PrismWork.” The attorneys – all bloggers – included Divya […]

BlogHer Recap: “10 Things You Can Do Now to Maximize Your Social Media Expertise”

This was one of the first sessions at the BlogHer ’12 conference, Aug. 2 – 4 in Manhattan, and it was jam-packed with bloggers who wanted to learn how to position themselves to work with brands, find a healthy balance between blogging and professional and personal demands, and promote their blogs on social media.  The […]

How to Prepare for A Tech Conference: Checklist

Are you attending your first tech conference this year? Don’t forget the first rule of survival: Be prepared!   What to bring  A Notebook – Chances are you will be bringing your laptop, cell phone and maybe even an iPad. These devices all run on batteries, wifi and cellular service. Without one or the other you […]


The Ten Must-Know Tips for SXSW First Time Attendees

South by South West (SXSW) which is the interactive, film and music festival in Austin Texas annually in March, can be intimidating for first-timers. So instead of worrying and being overwhelmed by it, just be prepared, so you can enjoy the immense awesomeness of the event.  Here are my tips for being prepared, and having […]


Social Media Club Hits Le Web 2011

Social Media Club founders Kristie Wells and Chris Heuer are at Le Web in Paris this week to cover the conference and introduce our community to new startups, interview entrepreneurs and share insights from industry trends being discuss at the event. This truly global conference combines industry thought leaders from the social, mobile and technology […]

Social Media Club Interviews Josh Kocurek, SMC St. Louis Leader

Social Media Club hosted a booth at BlogWorld & New Media Expo Los Angeles last month (November 4-5, 2011) and had the opportunity to meet several of our members and chapter leaders from across the globe.  We were fortunate to get a few of our leaders on video to share what the most personally rewarding […]

Annual f8 Summit Introduces New Facebook Changes

In the most hilarious event introduction I’ve seen, Andy Samberg – famous SNL cast member who often plays Mark Zuckerberg the NBC comedy skits – opened with a joke about online identity and insisted he was Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook *does* have a sense of humor.  In a packed house at the annual Facebook developer conference […]

Social Media Masters Conference Tours U.S. and Canada this Summer

Social Media Masters, the premier event series for advanced social strategies and tactics for leading brands and marketing professionals, announces five new events to the Summer/Fall 2011 calendar.    Beyond the Basics Social Media Masters has been designed for marketing and communications professionals who are tasked with integrating and driving growth via social media for complex […]