The day is finally upon us, 2011 Social Media Strategies Summit, starts today with the interactive workshops. I’ve been working for the past six months to put together a top-notch, comprehensive social media strategies summit and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. So, what better topic for today’s post than the top ten reasons why you should be here!
1- Amazing Speaker Line Up
You would be hard pressed to find a social media conference with a higher quality speaker line up. Facebook, Zappos, Dunkin’ Donuts, NCAA, EMI, Discovery and Cisco are just a few of the brands presenting. And, the speakers presenting for these brands are high level executives including, CEO’s, Vice President’s of Marketing and Directors. It’s not ever day one has the opportunity to learn from the brands who are doing it right!
2- Amazing Attendee’s
Not only are the speakers impressive, so are those in attendance. Attendee’s include high level executives from such brands as, Google, Visa, The Pentagon, General Electric, ESPN, Nestle, Bank of America and much much more! The 2011 Social Media Strategies Summit is a well respected and well attended event.
3- Learn from Others Successes
One of the best reasons to attend any social media conference is to learn the inside scoop from those brands doing it right. Prior to the rise of social media marketing most brands kept their marketing secrets to themselves. But, this new age of marketing has changed the way brands think and act. Now they are excited to share what they’ve done and why it’s worked. Those attending the Social Media Strategies Summit will have an opportunity to learn from brands like, Dunkin’ Donuts, Zappos, Facebook, Paypal and Ebay. Why re-invent the wheel when you can learn from those who have already started to lead the way with great success.
4- Learn from Others Mistakes
Not only are our speakers going to spill the beans on what their social media marketing success secrets are but they will also be sharing what’s gone wrong. Sometimes the best way to learn is from mistakes others have made.
5- Expand your Brands Reach
Whether you’re just getting started or have been using social media for years, learning is essential when it comes to this new form of marketing. By being in attendance brands will learn from speakers and each other, new techniques to expand their brands reach. And, of course, by actively participating over three days you will surely attract the attention of many new social media participants.
6- Get Involved
If you want to just sit back and listen you can, but we encourage all attendee’s to get involved. Whether you want to Tweet, blog, get involved on our Facebook Page or ask questions, you can. If you want to follow the conversation on Twitter use #SMSS and of course we welcome everyone to Like our Facebook Page, even if you’re not in attendance.
When planning out all our events we make sure to leave plenty of time for networking. Whether you want to strike up a conversation with another attendee or pick the brain of a speaker, there are lots of opportunities. One of the most important aspects of attending a conference, in person, is creating new relationships.
8- It’s Fun
Some, like me, are lucky to have fun at work every day. But, most of us don’t eagerly await dredging into work by 9 am on a Monday. Spending three days at an interactive, engaging conference, however, can be lots of fun. At the end of the first conference day all attendee’s will be invited to a cocktail reception where they can sip on delicious cocktails and socialize with new friends. If you’ve ever attended you a social media conference you know how fun they are. And, we guarantee the Social Media Strategies Summit will be one of the most fun, enjoyable conference you attend.
9- San Francisco
It’s been a rough winter for those living in the North East so if that’s you, what better reason to attend a conference than to warm up. Seriously though, San Francisco is a beautiful city and that’s why we are holding the 2011 Social Media Strategies Summit here. But, for those who prefer a beautiful fall day in Boston we are hosting a second Social Media Strategies Summit in Boston September 20-22.
10- Walk Away with Practical Tools, Tips and Motivation
Most important, everyone in attendance will walk away with useful tools, helpful tips and the motivation to come up with, and implement, creative campaigns.
If you’re in attendance, congratulations! If you’re not don’t worry we are holding a second 2011 Social Media Strategies Summit in Boston, September 20-22. To secure your seats visit.