3 Myths Debunked at Social Media Marketing Unplugged

What’s the one thing that can get almost 300 people perked up and excited at 9:00am on a Saturday? A conference of course! Double points if it’s about social media.

Last Saturday, January 29,  Marketing pros from all over BC (plus one from the UK) headed to SFU Woodwards for Social Media Marketing Unplugged, a one-day conference that brought together some of the top marketing practitioners. (Just a note – the use of “marketing practitioners” here instead of “social media gurus” is a conscious one.)

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Get Social in Vancouver! Marketing-Related Events Around YVR (January 2011 Edition)

SFU Woodward'sThis post was inspired by the realization that my schedule this semester isn’t conducive to attending meetups. Looks like I’ll be missing most — if not all — the awesome meetups around Vancouver this next 3 months. And that’s a shame because I find a lot of value from attending them.

But just because I can’t attend meetups doesn’t mean that you have to suffer with me. Below is a list of meetups and other marketing-related events that I’m aware of for January and early February 2011. I thought this might be a good idea because there are dedicated Twitter accounts (e.g. @BestJobsinVan) and blogs (example) for Marketing jobs in Vancouver, but there’s really nothing for events. (I’ve checked with Google, too.)

MEETUPS
This is a couple of meetups I regularly attend. Visit Meetup.com if you’d like to search for more. 

Third Tuesday Vancouver (January 20, Ceilis Irish Pub). This month’s meetup features a presentation from C.C. Chapman, co-author of Content Rules. Visit the Third Tuesday Vancouver’s Meetup page for complete details.

Net Tuesday Vancouver (February 1, Storyeum). This meetup will be attempting to answer the question “Should your nonprofit be selling merchandise?” The great thing about Net Tuesday is that they always have panelists, which means that you get at least two different perspectives. The last couple of Net Tuesday meetups I’ve been even had free food! Complete details are not out yet, but watch the Net Tuesday Meetup page for further info.

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