2013 SMCHI BOD Nominations

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is coming to a close already. Where did this year go?! Along with the end of the year comes another exciting chapter in SMCHI history:  It’s time to nominate the 2013 Board of Directors. We have a fantastic team of existing Board Members who are planning to return in […]

UH Manoa Seeks Participants for Twitter & Politics Research – Hawaii and Mainland Participants Invited.

The University of Hawaii Manoa’s Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) Department Computer-Human Interaction Laboratory has been very busy researching the intersection of social media and politics this year. Throughout the summer, they ran studies on Twitter users during debates and it continues this fall with two debates included in the study:  1. Tuesday, October 16, from 8 […]

Fastest-Growing Social Media Chapter in the World?

Congratulations and thank you for your support! SMCHI is not only one of the fastest growing in the world, but its also #1 in terms of paid memberships. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out about upcoming giveaways we’ll be throwing to celebrate this achievement! You might win a set of headphones and a couple […]

SMCHI Announces Changes To Educational Events

When SMCHI started over 3 years ago, social media was an emerging trend, and today its a full-blown phenomenon changing the lives of businesses, nonprofits, governments and touching the lives of individuals. As social media grows, so does SMCHI. We’ve held or helped plan over 50 events in that time. We’ve had generous volunteer speakers from […]

Social Media Policy Planning – Event Recap

WOW! We kicked 2012 off in style with the help of some great panelist and an awesome and engaged audience, both in person and on the live stream. We gave away the book Get Bold from Sandy Carter to @libz. I am in the process of reading this book and I highly recommend it; we’ll be […]

SMCHI BOD Kick Off Meeting 2012

WOW. Get five energetic, creative people in a room, mix in a Google Hangout, add a little beer, some pupus and what do you get?  Insane brainstorming, problem solving and ideas. Your BOD this year is ALL in and I think its going to be an exciting year. It goes without saying that so many […]

PubCon brings national-level social media, SEO and digital marketing to Honolulu

Let me ask you a question. When was the last time you went to the mainland for a conference? By the time you paid for hotel, transportation, meals, not to mention air travel, I bet it cost you anywhere from $3,000-$5,000 for a couple of days of professional development. Imagine if you could have national-level education […]

SMCHI Board Positions for 2012

This has been an amazing year – we are now one of the strongest and largest active chapters in the world, with over 30 Professional members! 2011 was also the first year we installed an official Board of Directors – in keeping with our agreement with the parent organization, Social Media Club. They, by the […]

Notes and Stories from Mari Smith's Workshop in Honolulu

We had a packed room for Mari’s two-hour program on Facebook and relationship marketing! It was very guerrilla style – ask questions, look at pages live online and get critiques, see the new Facebook timeline – and most importantly – get advice from Mari about how this affects each of us! Looking back at the […]

Notes from How to Buy Social Media Services

Our event last night was sold out at 100 live tickets and countless more who joined us online via the video stream and the Twitter chat throughout Hawaii and the mainland. Chuck Lasker organized a group on Kauai, April Williams joined us from Chicago, the list goes on! In case you missed it, you can […]