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.
BECOME A CONFERENCE SPONSOR
Just announced - Social Media Club is partnering with ready + willing for the #STLSocialGood Conference to be held February 6, 2013 at the Danforth Center. We are seeking sponsor partners to help elevate this conference - to bring tools to young professionals and non-profits seeking to amplify their messages with minimal resources and time.
WHY BECOME A SPONSOR PARTNER?
- Engage up to 300 young marketing professionals, social media influencers and non-profit professionals with your interactive booth/presentation space.
- Amplify your message through the #STLSocialGood event attendees across social media to an estimated 300,000+ social media users.*
- Attract brands and networks of relevant hyper-social influencers
- Brand Awareness & Recognition – your organization will gain critical exposure & credibility
- Business Development – your organization will have the opportunity to develop valuable relationships with new partners/clients and deepen existing relationships.
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AVAILABLE:
All sponsorship levels listed below will have the opportunity to have a table in the lobby of the event. There will be extended breaks between sessions where attendees will be encouraged to visit with tables for more information and resources. All sponsors who choose to have a table must provide useful take-aways for our attendees and an interactive experience to add interest to the vendor area.
Looking for other options within a specific budget or reaching a particular audience? Let's talk. Fill out our sponsorship form and let us know how you'd like to be involved.
Underwrite a discount code for local marketing students to attend the event at a reduced cost. The amount of the discount is flexible. We will promote on social media and via a targeted email blast to local universities and students with your logo and links. We will include your logo on-screen at the event as well.
Underwrite a discount code for local non-profit professionals and United Way members to attend the event at a reduced cost.We will promote on social media and via a targeted email blast to local universities and students with your logo and links. We will include your logo on-screen at the event as well.
We hope to host a one-hour happy hour at the conclusion of the event. The Networking Sponsor would underwrite a portion or all of the cost of the happy hour and would receive prominent recognition during the networking session, throughout the event, on social media and all event materials. This sponsorship level would have the opportunity to have a table at the event as well.
Interested in sponsoring #STLSocialGood? Fill out our sponsor interest form and an SMCSTL board member will be in touch soon!
*Estimated, based on historic hashtracking trends.
We have partnered with two more organizations on social media themed events. We are excited to invite you to join us!
- St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards begin at 6 p.m.
- Doors open for the STLFW Kickoff Party at 8 p.m.
When: Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Three Sixty | Hilton at the Ballpark
Tickets: $15 GA (Kickoff Party Only) / $25 VIP (Blog Awards & Kickoff Party) (Get 10% off your ticket through SMCSTL! Code: SMCSTL)
Social: IRL is pleased to return to St. Louis with:
Join us for this half day workshop with social business pioneer and Edelman SVP of Social Business Strategy, Michael Brito.
- Designed for brands, agencies and organizations already invested in the social space.
- For those seeking a deeper level of social maturity.
- Each attendee also receives Michael Brito's book, "Your Brand, The Next Media Company."
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: St. Louis Community College Corporate College
Tickets: $50 Event Registration (book pre-order included)
SMCSTL board member Jess Leitch (@jessleitch) is giving up her car for National Bike Month. She'll be learning to navigate St. Louis in an entirely different way using a bike and public transportation. Follow along as Jess blogs about her adventures on connectingstl.org and cityinajar.com. Join us this Wednesday with Connecting STL (@GreatRiversSTL) at Handle Bar (@HandleBarSTL) in the Grove as we kick off Bike Month with the #CarFreeSTL Happy Hour.
So, you might be wondering, what's SMCSTL doing hosting an event about SEO? Well, the way we see it, social media is far more than just high-profile social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
For the last several years, SEO and social media marketing have existed on parallel paths. Both can be lumped under the header of digital communications, but each requires a different skill set, and it is easy to assume they don’t intersect.
The truth is search and social are becoming more intertwined. The average user has probably noticed social media content in their search results. Advocates of Google’s social network, Google+, point to its SEO impact as a key reason for marketers to get involved.
Recently, a controversial article from Forbes, “The Death of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, and Real Content” suggested that social media content will kill the SEO industry as we know it.
Clearly we all need to better understand how these disciplines work together. That’s why SMCSTL has assembled a panel of specialists for our August event, including:
- Will Hanke, Independent SEO Consultant - @TechLH
- Erin Steinbruegge, Moosylvania - @steinburglar
- Jared Reed, Pan Galactic Digital - @SearchWookie
- Nick Sargent, Standing Partnership - @NickSargent
- Brandy Woolford, Fleishman-Hillard - @BrandyNicole
The panel will be moderated by SMCSTL President Erin Moloney.
The panel will cover key topics including how social media effects search engine visibility, hot topics in search and social, and best practices.