Organizers expect large turnout for inaugural event combining overview of social media and business networking.
Toledo, OH, March 27, 2009—If advance registration is any indication of interest, the planning committee for the upcoming Social Media Breakfast Toledo may want to set out a few extra chairs. Local response is strong for the breakfast meeting, which will combine an overview of web 2.0 social media with an opportunity for business networking. “Every day, businesses and organizations start to realize the benefits of social media,” said marketing/PR strategist, Allen Mireles. “Getting involved with social media, especially on a business level, can seem overwhelming at first,” she stated. “The Social Media Breakfast Toledo will provide area businesses with an introduction to social media as well as a chance to ask any questions they may have.”
Scheduled for Friday, April 3rd from 7:30-9:30 AM, the Social Media Breakfast Toledo will provide an opportunity to come together to eat, meet, share and learn the basics. Moderated by Michael Temple, of Temple Development Company, the event will be broadcast live via http://Ustream.tv. Questions about social media will be answered by a panelists Damian Rintelmann, of Hart Inc., Allen Mireles of Allen Mireles Marketing/PR, Dave Rigotti, of Freezing Hot, and Victoria Kamm, of BizTube 24/7. Questions can be submitted via http://twitter.com using the hashtag #smbtol and via Ustream.tv. The Social Media Breakfast Toledo Ustream.tv URL is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/social-media-breakfast-toledo.
The Social Media Breakfast Toledo will be held at the Elk’s Lodge Toledo 53 on 3520 Holland-Sylvania Road. Tickets are $10 and advance registration is required due to limited seating. You can still register online at http://www.michaeltemple.com/SMB/, and plan to pay cash at the door. Deadline for registration is 4/2/09.
Who should attend? Marketers, PR professionals, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, videographers, new media fanatics, online social networkers—and anyone who is interested in gaining a better understanding of this powerful new media. For more information visit http://smbtoledo.ning.com.
About Social Media Breakfast Toledo
Social Media Breakfast Toledo is an event where social media practitioners and others interested in communication come together to eat, meet, share and learn. Marketers, public relations professionals, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, videographers, new media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.
The Social Media Breakfast series began in Boston in 2007 and has now spread to more than a dozen cities throughout the United States. Patrick Giammarco, of PWG Marketing, was instrumental in organizing the event in Toledo and has created an online community around the event.
Early efforts in the Toledo-area center on providing an overview for those new to the subject, defining emerging trends and highlighting new applications and experts—as we all try to stay abreast of the rapidly evolving idea of social media. Members of the Social Media Breakfast Toledo’s planning committee include:
• Patrick Giammarco, PWG Marketing
• Mike Driehorst, Public Relations Consultant
• Kevin Cesarz, CZ Speak Social Media
• Janeile Cudjoe, McGowen Properties
• Julie Cantu, 360° Graphics
• Tim Langhorst, Lauerer Markin Group & Thread Information Design
• Steve Robison, West Printing Company
• Michael Temple, Temple Development Company
• Damian Rintelmann, http://hartinc.comHart Inc.
• Allen Mireles, Allen Mireles Marketing PR
• Victoria Kamm, BizTube 24/7 and IdentityCred
For more information about the Social Media Breakfast Toledo community visit http://smbtoledo.ning.com/.
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