Going Digital + Getting Social: Social Media 101

Date: Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m. (includes lunch)
Location: Rainier Square Conference Center
1333 5th Avenue, Seattle 98101
Members: $25 pre-paid ($35 after 10/9)
Non-Members: $35 pre-paid ($45 after 10/9)
Register: Click the online registration button or contact Mark Grundberg | (206) 389-7271
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Did you know? 80% of prospective customers read online reviews, talk with friends and family via social media to determine whether or not they should trust your business. Social media is the new word of mouth!

October's Social Media Series will go back to basics. If you know that social media is important for your business, but not quite sure how to make the most of it - You won't want to miss this event!

At this program, you will learn:

  • How digital and social media are shaping the future success of your business
  • Easy ways to build your customers' business reputation online
  • How to amplify your online presence and marketing efforts by using the power of social media to engage with your current and future customers

About our presenters
Michael Westgate is a senior customer marketing manager in Microsoft's US Small and Midsize Business Organization. He is responsible for customer acquisition and social media strategy, designing digital campaigns and owning all programming, content and engagement for Microsoft's SMB social properties. Westgate began his career at Microsoft on the US Windows Marketing Team, first launching Windows 7 to channel reselling partners, then taking the lead for the launch of a new IT management and security cloud service, Windows Intune.

Carl Timm currently runs marketing and business development for Brandify, a startup focused on helping small business marketers easily enhance their brand, reach more customers, and monitor online customer engagement. Prior to Brandify, Carl enjoyed stints as a rock climbing instructor in California, an internet crime sleuth in DC, a business student at the University of Michigan, a marketing maverick in Seattle, a pimp in Oakland, and a cowboy in Arizona. So, clearly he knows about branding of all types. 

About Brandify.com/Seattle
Is a free online tool designed to help your improve your online reputation, and to see how new and existing customers find and perceive your business. Brandify evaluates the reputation of your business using information gathered from more than 80 sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Yelp, Google Places, Yahoo! Local, Bing Local and Internet search engines.

About our sponsor
Edelman Digital is the interactive arm of the world's largest independently owned public relations firm, combining business strategy with cutting edge digital marketing solutions to transform brands in ways that can be measured.

The Social Media Series is for Chamber members only. However, if your company is not a member and is interested in membership, we welcome you to pay the registration fee and "try us out" at an event (first time participants only). Not a member? Visit our Membership page to learn more.

Host a Social Media program
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce's Social Media Series is the perfect chance to market your venue to hundreds of potential customers. Custom sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For information, contact Nikki Balcerak at (206) 389-7338.

Rainier Square Conference Center
1333 5th Ave., Seattle, 98101

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Members enjoy access to a host of benefits including discounts and exclusive events.

For sponsorship opportunities contact:
Emmy Jordan at (206) 389-7247.