Vote now for the New Board of Directors

As a professional member of SMCHI, you have the right to vote for the 2015 Board of Directors and Committees. Your participation matters. Here’s why: It’s a community. As a 100% volunteer driven organization, SMCHI is an organization of our community for our community. As a paying member of SMCHI, we think it’s important that […]

Help Us Support Local Keiki at Friday's The Aloha Kai Gala!

Social Media Club Hawaii is proud to support The Aloha Kai Gala event to benefit N? Kama Kai and its work with local keiki through environmental protection and ocean awareness programs. The black-tie Gala is happening at the fabulous Trump International Hotel Waikiki on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:30pm to 10pm and features onolicious […]

#SMCHI Member Talk Story Lunch: Twitter Best Practices and Peeves

Even for seasoned users, there are some nuances that Twitter communicators learn to incorporate over time. Social Media Club professional, nonprofit, and educational members are invited to an exclusive Talk Story Lunch to discuss Twitter Best Practices and Peeves: What are some best practices when tweeting in a professional capacity?  What are some poor Twitter habits […]

#SMCHI Member Talk Story Lunch: Social Media Best Practices

Best Practices. What does that really mean in the daily practice of the web? Are we doing right by our clients, our practices and industry? Social Media Club professional, nonprofit, and education members are invited to a special talk story lunch in downtown Honolulu.

Talk Story Lunch at Du Vin

Transparency. Authenticity.  What does that really mean in the daily practice of the web?  SMCHI Pro Members are invited to a special talk story lunch in downtown Honolulu on July 17th. One of the key missions of Social Media Club is to uphold best practices and provide social media in an ethical way to our communities, […]

Lessons Learned on Social Media

As social media becomes a more common and integrated tactic, we have lots of examples of “What Not To Do.”  A search on Google for “lessons learned in social media” yielded 63,500,000+ results. There are 108,000,000 results for “social media mistakes.”  So why jump into the fray about social media lessons? Because so many of […]

Report from Inbound 2012: Gary Vaynerchuck Keynote

Why do marketers love social media? Let’s be honest. They love social media because that’s where the people are. That was one of the key messages of Gary Vaynerchuck’s keynote address at Inbound 2012, the HubSpot user conference which attracted 2,800 marketers to the Hyne’s Convention Center in Boston, August 27-30, 2012. And did you […]

Mobile Content Spans Multiple Screens

The Nielson Company’sThree Screen Report found 57% of Internet users use TV and Internet simultaneously at home–and since then the iPad and tablet computers have surged in popularity. The rise of mobile media is causing one of the most significant changes to consumer behavior since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Today’s smartphone users are […]

Social Media Guidance From the Trenches

On any given day, I post 3-4 times on 6-8 different Facebook pages, send out 50-60 tweets under 6-8 accounts, participate in an hour-long tweet chat, upload a YouYube video, publish a blog, respond to 20-30 emails all while monitoring and responding to questions or mentions for all of these accounts. That was a mouth […]

How To Add Facebook Comments To Your Self-hosted WordPress Site In 3 Easy Steps

I just added the ability to post Facebook comments on blog posts. (See below!) Here’s the step-by-step on how to do it. Caveat: Facebook, as we all know, changes very rapidly and often without warning. As of this writing, this works fine, but no guarantees the next time they change something. Step 1: Create an […]