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Join Seattle Social Media Club and H+R Block on 3/24–how perfect is that?

H+R Block and Social Media Club? Yeah, H+R has something going on with their perspective on social media, and you’ll want to learn about it on March 24th at Capitol Hill’s Sole Repair Shop at 6:30pm.

Join us and  meet other social media enthusiasts, bloggers, entrepreneurs and communicators at Social Media Club Seattle’s (SMC Seattle) March event. This month is all about networking, sharing best practices, and learning from each other. The last two events have been a huge success and based on demand, we know this event will fill up fast. This month’s sponsor, H & R Block will give a brief presentation on tax considerations for social media practitioners.

Get your tickets to this event here–don’t wait, last time we sold out pretty quickly.

What: SMC Seattle March Networking Event
Who: Anyone interested in social media
When: March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted bar for the first hour.
Where: Sole Repair, a private event facility at 1001 East Pike in Seattle. (206) 979-SHOP.


About SMC Seattle: Founded in late 2008 by Kevin Urie, Social Media Club Seattle is a chapter of the national Social Media Club. SMC Seattle officially had its kick-off event in January 2009 and has since grown to serve 1,350 people on Twitter, over 500 on Facebook and numerous others on LinkedIn. The group’s organizers consist of bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from Spring Creek, Visible Technologies, 123SocialMedia, Ascentium and Comcast among others.
To learn more, connect with us at:
Twitter: @SMCSeattle
Facebook: SMC Seattle
LinkedIn: Social Media Club Seattle page
Blog: http://seattlesmc.wordpress.com/
Email: SMCinSeattle@gmail.com

Only One Week to Go: SMCSeattle Presents Chris Heuer, Co-founder Social Media Club Intl

That’s right: only one week to go, so get your tickets, save the date and bring a friend. On Tuesday, Feb 24th, Chris Heuer will discuss “How to Make a Case for Social Media.” If you’ve been wondering about the ROI question or what makes sense in our current economy in regards to Social Media, this is the event you won’t want to miss.

Feb 24th, Microsoft Campus

Chris Heuer, co-founder of Social Media Club: Feb 24th, Microsoft Campus

Chris Heuer co-founded Social Media Club in 2006 and has racing along with the exponential growth of everything from Facebook to Twitter ever since. Info on the 2/24 event:

Who: Chris Heuer, founder Social Media Club; SMCSeattle, and YOU
What: Making a Business Case for Social Media
When: 6:30-8:45pm, Tuesday Feb 24th, 2009,
Where: Microsoft Redmond campus (see Map below)

Tickets: $10, get ‘em here. And in case you were wondering… Included in the price: Catering, complimentary drinks, and awesome raffle items. (SMC Seattle is volunteer powered. All event fees are put toward future event costs and securing top of the line speakers. Seattle SMC events are always free for registered Social Media Club members, Professional level and above.)

The SMCSeattle Kick-off: How good was it?

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So how good was the Social Media Club Seattle kick-off event on Tue, 1.20.2009, that auspicious evening when America celebrated its first net-roots elected President?

It was very very good. We had a huge turn-out and lots of peeps meeting each other f2f for the first time, after tweeting and emailing and FBing and stuff. Great intros by Kevin Urie, and Blake Cahill of Visible Technologies. Prizes awarded by the divine Gina Spadoni, and all around organizational know-how by the SMCSeattle organizers (Rachel, Barb, Lyndee and the rest!).

Sponsored by Visible Technologies and Spring Creek Group, we had a huge turn-out of people interested in learning about Social Media, meeting others who are interested in or even experts on social media and marketing/brand experience/support/knowledge-sharing, etc.

Some questions I heard more than once:

  • “What does Social Media Club do?”
    • Simple really: it’s not so different from a meetup. We’re here to learn from each other about the ever-expanding universe of social media applications, how people and companies are using them, who’s using them and how, what’s working/what’s not, what’s new and best practices. Starting at our next meeting 2.24.2009 (location still being figured out), we’ll have guest speakers, such as Chris Heuer and others.
  • “I’m such a newbie, I barely even twitter. Should I even be here?”
    • Yes, I heard that from a couple of people. Simple answer: YES! We’re all newbies in one way or another. Social media is evolving so fast that we’ll most definitely need to be helping each other figure out how to use it for our specific needs. I heard a lot of people grappling with old questions and new solutions, for example (How many times did you hear ROI last night, hmmm?)
  • Are there regular meetings?
    • Yep, we’re still figuring things out (like sponsors and locations–got any suggestions? How about your company, for example ;-) )but count on third Tuesdays of every month. Next SMCSeattle is 2.24.09 (have I mentioned that yet?)

So here are some snaps of the party last night–thanks everyone for participating, we couldn’t have done it without you and thanks to the lovely Tamara Weikel (@lifeasart) for the excellent photos. (and for lots more, visit Tamara’s SMC tagged photos)

2009 Social Media Club Seattle Kick-off: 1.20.09

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Social Media Club Seattle will launch with its official kick-off on January 20th, 2009 (an auspicious day if there ever was one–parties coast to coast!). SMC Seattle’s kick off will be held at Visible Technologies in Seattle from 6pm to 8:30pm:

Who should come? Anyone interested in learning and sharing about social media. SMC Mission? We got mission:

  1. Expand Media Literacy
  2. Share Lessons Learned Among Practitioners
  3. Encourage Adoption of Industry Standards
  4. Promote Ethical Practices through Discussion and Actions

So, save the date, invite your friends, and we’ll see you there! (Oh, and let us know if you have questions in the comments below)