Social Media Week Vancouver Community Outreach!

Breakdown of Social Media Week Tracks

Tuesday night the Socialized! Ltd. Team had a great outreach meeting with many of Vancouver’s very talented/generous and invested Social Media Community.
Our Founders of Socialized Shane Gibson and Anthony Caridi (AJ) presented our goals and objectives about Social Media Week in the fall.  Lorraine Murphy live blogged the event and you can read all about the details and breakdowns of the different tracks (as seen in pic to the right) here: SocialMedia Beer and FAQ 
There have been so many questions about what it is and how to get involved….Let’s start at the beginning:
Social Media Week is the creation of CrowdCentric:
An Agency in NewYork with a focus on brand collaboration:

"Our mission is to help people, brands, companies, not-for-profits and governments around the world establish deeper and more valuable relationships through collaborative learning and social communication.
In 2009, we launched Social Media Week, a global conference which brings people, brands and organizations together to explore how communications is changing how we connect as a society with an emphasis on the implications of emerging trends in social and mobile media.
Since launching Social Media Week we have hosted over 1,300 events for more than 50,000 people in 15 cities worldwide, including London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Berlin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Bogota."

This fall we're adding Vancouver for the first time!

So how is it going to look?

Watch this video with Toby Daniels (Founder and Executive Director Social Media Week/ CEO Crowdcentric) sharing the purpose and sponsors and opportunites of partnering with Social Media Week. (He's referring to Social Media Week last February but many of the players remain the same)

So how do you get involved? 

There are a number of ways to get involved.  As illustrated on the infograph at the top you will see we need:
Organizational Help/Volunteers,
Sponsorship $ and in kind Sponsorship.

We have established our stellar Advisory Board who have been reaching out to their connections and many have eagerly stepped forward to participate. 

If you're interested in hosting an event or you have any questions there are a number of ways you can reach us.  Follow Social Media Week Vancouver on Facebook or Twitter.  Leave a comment or question for us there and we'll try to answer them all!  If you know you want to host an event, please go to Social Media Week Vancouver to submit your proposal.

We have been on conference calls with New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and we are in great shape! With your support we are going to have a jam packed, socially engaging, brand building, community celebration of new proportions!  Please share this post with anyone you think may be interested and again ~ please leave us any comments/questions you may have :)


Social Media will Bring Justice for Vancouver!

This may NOT have been his smartest move :)


Customer Service ~ What's That?

Brian Solis interviews Frank Eliason, the SVP of Social for Citi, on the Social Business and Customer Service. It's only a matter of time before companies realize that customer service is NOT a sales center but rather SHOULD help to improve the customer experience and convert the customer into a brand evangelist.


The Art Of Marketing Vancouver ~ Orgasmic!

Yes I said it...well actually Avinash Kaushik said it yesterday during his presentation on Web Analytics yesterday during The Art of Marketing tour ~ and the crowd LOVED it!

Every once in a while I have the opportunity to learn from fabulous thought leaders...I'm drawn to TED talks and the ideas that are shared there...I gravitate to business/thought leaders in my own town and pick their brains...I attend meetup groups that are  specifically designed for higher learning... clearly I LOVE to learn...so when I had the opportunity to attend The Art of Marketing to hear legends Gary Vaynerchuk~ author of Crush It and The Thank You Economy; Mitch Joel ~author of Six Pixels of Separation; Guy Kawasaki ~ author of Engagement; Bill Taylor ~ Editor of Fast Company Magazine; And Avinash Kaushik ~ author of Web Analytics 2.0 it was almost more than one mind can take in one day! (but we managed ;)