A Social Media Event for REAL people – Boston

Belushi

Looking at Mashable today there is a post about Mashable’s New Event Board it got me thinking, I want to organize a Social Media event in Boston.  But I want to have one for and with REAL people who in their jobs and personal life have found some affection and need for social media at a higher level. “Who’s with me?”

There are a ton of great Social Media meet-ups, rendezvous, assemblies, meetings in Boston and around the world and our meeting won’t replace those.  What it will replace are the BS hideaway, pay $400 and listen to some douche who hasn’t worked in  5 years tell you that you are using Twitter wrong because every once in a while between your budget reports, sales pitches, brainstorm meetings, etc your tweets are 127 characters long not the recommended 120 characters for ideal re-tweeting.  I want real people, with real life social media experience who want to simply know more and help others.  It’s like the Renaissance man!

Name It And They Will Come

As someone who works in media, we all know the most important part of any project is, the name (yes I am being sarcastic but we all know the name is cool).  No need to worry about the date, location, flow, attendance, budget, guests, etc.  If you have a great NAME it will obviously be a success.

  • A Social Media Affair to Remember
  • SM Conclave – Boston 2012
  • Social Sessions in Boston
  • New Media Marketing Tryst
  • The Meeting 2012
  • Real People Social Media Rally
FYI – I am leaning towards: SM Conclave – Boston 2012 OR The Meeting 2012
What do you think either?  Do you have a better name?

The Reason

The reason is simple everyone in – marketing, media, advertising, brand management, design, promotions uses and has some real world knowledge of social media.  We need to all get in one place and talk about it. With sessions like:

  • WTF is SEO and how do I use it?
  • Why do I care that Facebook switched to Timeline?
  • Pinterest?
  • I love what Twitter does for my company or do I?
  • Blog writing and stopping and writing more….
  • Why does my SPAM filter let spam in but send emails I need to the SPAM folder
  • Is code cool?
  • Mobile Marketing – what’s in your pocket
  • Database vs. Opens
  • Email Marketing, yeah I got your email address

But I am looking for more suggestions!

Presenters

Wanna be one?  Great leave me a comment and tell me the name of your session

When and where?

Not sure. But I am thinking some Friday afternoon in the summer and YES it will be in Boston and will be followed with a cocktail reception.

No joke

This is not a joke, I want to do this, if you are interested leave me a comment, if you have suggestions leave me a comment, if it sounds interesting or fun, it should, please SHARE it with like-minded people/friends!  Let’s make this happen!!!

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