Welcome to the Social Media Club- St. Louis’ (SMCSTL) new website. We are thrilled to serve the St. Louis community with informative and education events, speaking engagements and supporting other like-minded organizations. Over the years the landscape of social media has evolved quickly from catchy hashtags, video capabilities to integrated digital marketing automation tools.
By Jason Falls
I’ll bet you never thought being a member of a sister organization in Louisville, Kentucky
would mean much to you, right? Well, allow me to try and dispel that notion.
Social Media Club of St. Louis has partnered with the Louisville Digital Association to
essentially make you a member of the LDA for a couple of days in October. Why is that
significant? Because it scores you a $50 discount — the member rate — for Digital
Crossroads, the LDA’s big, fall shin-dig complete with bourbon and blackjack!
Erik Qualman (Socialnomics, The Digital Leader), Jay Baer (Youtility, Hug Your Haters),
Tara Hunt (The Whuffle Factor) and Rick Wion (McDonald’s, The Kellogg Company)
headline a two-day digital marketing learning experience that is already becoming one of
the must-attend conferences in the region. Digital Crossroads takes place Thursday and
Friday, Oct. 20-21, 2016 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino, just across the
river from Louisville, Ky., and just a four-hour drive from St. Louis.
Hey? I’ve made the drive about once a month for two years working for Elasticity. Trust
me: It’s doable.
Here’s the kicker: Every ticket you buy for Digital Crossroads, benefits SMC St. Louis!
That’s right! You can help your organization just by attending a killer, two-day event. More
highlights of Digital Crossroads:
• The event will be co-hosted by award-winning broadcaster Jack Speer of NPR
• Thursday’s workshop sessions feature talks on data analysis and applications,
multimedia tips and tricks, how to achieve 4300% ROI on email marketing,
storytelling via snapchat, the rules of influencer marketing, local digital marketing
and social advertising
• Friday’s full-day conference also includes talks from Oracle’s David Hibbs, lead-gen
expert Nicole Hudson, cause marketing and PR rockstar Shonali Burke and
Michael Smith from Hearst Publications
• Breakfast and lunch Friday
• Cocktail events after both day’s sessions
• $10 in casino cash to enjoy Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s casino floor
Learn more at http://louisvilledigita.org/digitalcrossroads/
And you get $50 off the full price. Tickets for the two-day event are just $249 for
members. There are also prices for just Thursday’s workshops (just $99) and Friday’s
one-day only pass ($199 for members). All you need to do is visit the ticket page here and
get your ticket while they are available.
The LDA is proud to partner with SMC St. Louis and can’t wait to see you Oct. 20-21 at
This year, we decided to put together a half day summit for those of you who are interested in learning more about social media. Whether you wear all the hats at a small start up and now all of the sudden you’re supposed to be the social media guru (how’d that happen?) and you’re just trying to understand what the Twitter is or you’re juggling seven accounts at an agency, writing content in your sleep (coffee is life), this half day will be packed full of information nuggets for you. This Summit will happen on Tuesday, October 11th from 12-5pm at Moulin on Choteau. Reserve your ticket on our registration page!
Here’s what we’ve got. Come early and come hungry.
Check in, Lunch and Networking will start at noon. Hurry up and grab a bite before the Keynote Panel that starts at 12:30.
The panel will be moderated by Gary Pierson. On the Panel is:
After enjoying that delicious chat, you have choices...
We will have two breakout rooms, each with different topics, spewing knowledge at you starting at 1:30pm.
Setting Goals for Social Media: A Case Study of the St. Louis Fringe Festival
Brownyn Ritchie, Content Strategist, Timmerman Group - @brontchie
We have a twofur here.
A: Building a Business Case For Leadership
Patricia Crowe, Director of Marketing and Communication, St. Louis Art Museum
B: Components of A Social Media Strategy
Sam Moore, Online Communications Coordinator, Missouri History Museum @museumsamSTL
Beginning at 2:30, you have two great options … we know, it’s hard!
The Rise of Paid Social Media Advertising and Paid Social
Will Hanke, Chief Search Marketing Strategist, Red Canoe Media @techLH
A. Selecting the Right Channels for Social Media
Melanie Bernds, Director of Public Relations, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
B. Evaluating New Social Media Platforms
Danielle Hohmeier, Online Marketing Manager, Atomicdust @daniellesmyname
It’s 3:30, and you guessed it, we’ve got more!
Social Selling: Managing Social Media for Marketing Roles vs Sales Roles
Beth Csengody, Assistant Vice President, Digital Strategy, Wells Fargo @beth_erin
A: Content Maxims on Social Media, Maryville Case Study
Chris Reimer, Associate Director of New Media, Maryville University @ChrisReimer
B: Teaching Others To Use Social Media
Cindy Price, Internet Marketing Specialist, Southeast Missouri State University @seriouslycindy
You’ll be glad you stuck around for the last session at 4:15. It’s a doozie.
Demonstrating ROI and Quantifying of the Results of Social Media Marketing
Presenter: Perry Drake, UMSL Digital @pddrake
Ran Mano, Staff Vice President, Digital Communications, Centene @ranmano
Erika Weber, Digital Strategist, Nestle Purina
Sharon Suchoval, Marketing Manager, Digital and Social Media, Perficient @sharonsuchoval
Nicki Powers, Head of Marketing, Oakwood Systems @nickipowers
Michael Halbrook, Senior Management, Adobe @Halbrook
Creating, Building and Profiting From Your Personal Brand
Brianna Smith, Integrated Marketing Manager, TeraRecon @brianna5mith
But, wait. There’s more! Now that you’re done learning, it’s time to celebrate and network! Happy Hour is 5pm sharp. Thanks to our sponsor, Verizon, for everyone’s favorite part...the networking, of course! Can't wait to see you there!
Details: SMCSTL Social Summit is on Tuesday, October 11th from 12-5pm at Moulin on Chouteau.
Thank you to all of the sponsors for our Social Summit!