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The Orange County Register

625 North Grand Avenue Santa Ana, CA (map)

Selected by: Kevin S.

Message from Mashable:

We’re thrilled to announce our second annual Social Media Day. The global event is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard. We invite you to celebrate by socializing with your online community offline!

This FREE event will be from 3:00 - 6:00. Great speakers, great food trucks and more!

Note that seating will be first-come, first-serve.

- Chomp Chomp
- Dogzilla Hot Dogs
- Dos Chinos
- The Lime Truck
- Oh For Sweets Sake
- The Scoop on Cookies
- Spudrunners
- Star Diner (Carl's Jr.)
- Tropical Shave Ice

- Cheril Hendry, Brandtailers and co-organizer of TEDxOrangeCoast
- Bryan Elliott, founder of Linked OC and the SoCal Action Sports Network
- Burt Herman, CEO & Co-Founder at Storify
- Ian Hamilton, OCR technology blogger/reporter
- Eric Bryant AKA TheRECoach, V.P. of Internet Services at Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance
- Rob Poetsch, Founder and President, Rob Poetsch Consulting Group
- Marcy Massura, Weber Shandwick digital community manager for Oscar Meyer
- Beth Mansfield, Director, Public Relations at CKE Restaurants, Inc.
- Nancy Luna, OCR reporter and Fast Food Maven
- Lauren Drell, Assistant Editor of Supported Content at Mashable
- Sonya Quick, OCR leader and also a consumer (TENTATIVE)
- Kohl Crecelius, CEO of Krochet Kids International
- Jeffrey Friend, manager of Social Good Today (and director of social media & marketing at The Culver Group)
- Max McGhee, Art Director for Saddleback Church
- Orange Country Sheriff's Department (How to protect your children in this social world)
- Mona Shah, founder of Moxxe PR of Laguna
- Debbie Tesla, Dippin Dots franchisee
- Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune
- Kelly Borgen, marketing consultant, creator of "I Heart Old Towne Orange"
- Eva Smith, Co-Founder of Latina Mom Bloggers
- Suzanne Broughton, blogger, columnist and SM community manager for OC Family Magazine

Come help us plan the event in our open Facebook Group:

Selected by: Kevin S.

Talk about this Meetup

  • Lady's Photo

    So excited to attend this event with the http://Trumpia.com­
    team! Especially since Social Media messaging is one of our
    most popular features included in our all-in-one marketing
    platform! We can't wait to meet you all.
    @trumpia @missladynoelle

    Posted by Lady June 30, 2011
    • Sarah M.'s Photo

      So excited to be attending today with the @Trumpia Team! Social Media enthusiasts unite!

      Posted by Sarah M. June 30, 2011
    • Lady's Photo

      On the Trumpia Blog today: Boost Your Food Truck Business!<--inspired by #smdayoc http://trumpia.com/blog/­

      Posted by Lady June 30, 2011
  • Mire M.'s Photo

    Thank you OC register! And thanks to Nathan from Chapter One for giving me the heads up! I picked up some great tips from Ted, Rochelle, Britt and of course Coach Glitter! For more fabulousness come get your post-social media drink on down on Broadway and 2nd. Memphis at the Santora, Chapter One, Lola Gaspar and The Crosby (to name a few) all serve outstanding drinks!

    Posted by Mire M. June 29, 2012
  • Kevin S.'s Photo

    If you're looking for the 2012 celebration, please visit http://www.meetup.com/Masha...­

    Posted by Kevin S. June 17, 2012
  • Victoria G.'s Photo

    Too bad we missed this one! http://mobilewithsms.com­ will definitely be at the next one! We got a lot of feedback from some folks who attended.

    Posted by Victoria G. August 25, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      That's great to hear, Victoria. We look forward to seeing you there next year, or during one of our new monthly presentations.

      Posted by Kevin S. August 26, 2011
  • Erika P.'s Photo

    Kevin - is the video still available of the speakers? If so, would you please share me the link?

    Posted by Erika P. August 26, 2011
  • Dee Ann C.'s Photo

    Great event for those of us wanting to dive into social media but slightly afraid that our bathing suits aren't securely fastened for the plunge! Thanks to all the panelists for their tips and thanks to all of you who were willing to share with a newbie. Will definitely attend more meetups and look forward to next year's event.

    Posted by Dee Ann C. July 5, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      We'll help you secure that bathing suit, Dee. I'm glad the community was able to help and share with you. We look forward to seeing you next year, or probably sooner. We're actually planning to have more social gatherings throughout the year.

      Posted by Kevin S. July 6, 2011
  • Julia A. M.'s Photo

    Our business caters to the restaurant industry. I have already started the wheels spinning how I am going to use twitter. Could be good. Overwhelming but I am already on ebay, Facebook, and Craigslist for another business I have. At least I had a foundation so am getting started.

    Posted by Julia A. M. July 5, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      The first steps are the most important. Welcome, Julia!

      Posted by Kevin S. July 6, 2011
  • Mack Fitt P.'s Photo

    Thank you OCREG for a great event!
    Also I'm Happy to introduce to the community my new website http://socialgetmore.com/­. Get more POWER of SOCIAL MEDIA

    Posted by Mack Fitt P. July 5, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      You are very welcome, Mack!

      Posted by Kevin S. July 6, 2011
  • Harrison K. L.'s Photo

    Probably a good free event for some OCSM fans. I'll try and not complain about the crowds and video/sound system on 2nd level that was challenging. Hello to some people I knew.

    Posted by Harrison K. L. June 30, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      Hey there, Harrison. The sound difficulties were felt by others in the audience. We'll definitely work on improving that next year. Thanks for coming by. I didn't have the pleasure of running into you this time around.

      Posted by Kevin S. July 2, 2011
    • Valerie's Photo

      The event was very informative. I appreciated it but could not hear very well upstairs. The talkers should have went outside and maybe only one main speaker so no feedback or echo! Hope to see you next year. Oh... it was fun to see the retired OC housewives too!

      Posted by Valerie July 6, 2011
  • Art P.'s Photo

    I thought it was an interesting event and wrote my own recap of it here: http://ocprandemediasolutio...­.

    I do think we need a full day event at a larger venue next year and there are a number of topics I would like to see discussed, in longer segments.

    Posted by Art P. July 2, 2011
    • Art P.'s Photo

      Ginger I used to work there many years ago when newsprint was still the cat's meow. I worked in several departments including production and advertising sales. My wife worked there too. And don't think for a minute that the Register didn't gain from hosting this. My point is that they represent dying media and the event would be better off held elsewhere, with better accommodations. Glad you like your iPad but I prefer my Android.

      Posted by Art P. July 2, 2011
    • Julia A. M.'s Photo

      I got alot out of it.

      Posted by Julia A. M. July 5, 2011
  • Cathy H.'s Photo

    We at Avante Gardens Florist were delighted to send flower arrangements to this year's SMDAYOC: http://www.flickr.com/photo...­ . Congratulations on another outstanding Meet Up!

    Posted by Cathy H. July 2, 2011
  • Suzi C.'s Photo

    HOORAY!! Thank you, Mashable and OCRegister for hosting such a fun and informative event. The sessions were the perfect duration to get out information without starting to drag. I thought Gary Robbins shined in this format. Great information from Sonya & Lauren, too. I walked away with 2 pages of notes and a slew of tweets from that session! Max McGhee gets the quote of the day: Meetings are where people discuss problems; Meetups are where those problems are solved! Can't wait for the next one

    Posted by Suzi C. July 1, 2011
    • Kathleen P.'s Photo

      The 15 min segments for the panels worked really well, keeping it lively and moving - nice format!

      Posted by Kathleen P. July 1, 2011
  • Cheril H.'s Photo

    Kevin and Lelani have done a great job staying on top of this event to make it the best it can be. Having been there myself, just wanted to say thanks. It's a lot of work.

    Posted by Cheril H. June 28, 2011
    • Jerry R.'s Photo

      I agree. They do put on a good show.

      Posted by Jerry R. June 30, 2011
    • Lelani K.'s Photo

      We enjoy hosting the community here and are excited that we have such good participation this year! It's going to be even better than last year!

      Posted by Lelani K. June 30, 2011
  • Kevin S.'s Photo

    Hey everyone, this Santa Ana meetup group is featured on this year's welcome video from Mashable founder Pete Cashmore. Check it out: http://youtu.be/yLP7MF8Y1qY...­

    Posted by Kevin S. June 30, 2011
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    • Suzanne B.'s Photo

      We rule!

      Posted by Suzanne B. June 30, 2011
    • Suzanne B.'s Photo

      Hey Kevin: What's the estimated number of people attending today?

      Posted by Suzanne B. June 30, 2011
  • Tom H.'s Photo

    Hey guys is there an official hash tag for this event today?#?

    Posted by Tom H. June 30, 2011
    • Tom H.'s Photo

      Thanks Carol!

      Posted by Tom H. June 30, 2011
  • Art P.'s Photo

    I posted this on my blog yesterday . http://newsantaana.com/2011...­

    Posted by Art P. June 30, 2011
  • Chadwick O.'s Photo

    Hey Santa Ana!

    Please represent your meet-up and join us in an experiment to connect every country in the world around a single idea, via social media, in one month!

    Simply tweet or retweet #TweetAround to friends and invite them to join in on the global conversation.

    This is an exciting opportunity to represent your country in this effort to connect and gain a global perspective on the world of social media. To learn more, go to www.fahrenheittechnology.com/t­weetaround.

    Posted by Chadwick O. June 30, 2011
  • Maxim T.'s Photo

    If you plan on going to this meetup, let's use Winq app (http://bit.ly/lcjzA5­) to exchange our contacts ;)

    Posted by Maxim T. June 30, 2011
  • Erika P.'s Photo

    I am very excited and I hope I will be able to meet those who I have chatted with here. Thank you

    Posted by Erika P. June 29, 2011
  • Dani's Photo

    Looking forward to meeting you all! I'm a local writer, editor and social media marketer and I'm thrilled to connect with all of you smart and sassy peeps. :) Check me out at @wranglerdani and facebook.com/wranglerdani See you tomorrow!

    Posted by Dani June 29, 2011
  • Tom H.'s Photo

    Looking forward to tomorrow, first time at a social media event like this. I hope to meet as many of you as I can tomorrow. Tom

    Posted by Tom H. June 29, 2011
  • Aaron A.'s Photo

    Looking forward to sharing ideas with all you fellow social mediaites and Mashable readers! My specialty is with Juice It Up! and using social media for brand building, local store marketing, customer service, and business development! Just look for my Juice It Up! shirt and say hello. See you there!

    Posted by Aaron A. June 29, 2011
  • Courtney P.'s Photo

    Woo hoo! Tomorrow is my first time at this event! I can not wait to connect with all of you. @lcjmedia #smdayLCJ

    Posted by Courtney P. June 29, 2011
  • Stuart's Photo

    I will be there helping @FollowMeSticker, you might find yourself given a special sticker at the event! Cya there!

    Posted by Stuart June 29, 2011
  • Shannon S.'s Photo

    Once again... thanks to the OC Register for hosting this event! Last year was great and I'm hoping this one will be even better (if that is possible). Look forward to seeing friends and making new ones. Let's connect >>> http://twitter.com/#!/EpicS...­ http://twitter.com/#!/beaut...­ http://thebeautysmith.com/­

    Posted by Shannon S. June 29, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      You all are very welcome and thank you!

      Posted by Kevin S. June 29, 2011
  • Beth M.'s Photo

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and talking about how @CarlsJr uses social media!

    Posted by Beth M. June 27, 2011
  • Clinton K.'s Photo

    I'll be there representing @blockatorange ! Very excited to meet everyone! I didn't go last year, but I'm super excited to see how everything turns out!


    Posted by Clinton K. June 29, 2011
  • Trevor C.'s Photo

    This is my first time at this event, can't wait to meet you guys and pocket some helpful tips back to @ucirvine and my side projects at @taclinard.

    Posted by Trevor C. June 29, 2011
  • Holly C.'s Photo

    Very excited to represent Vanguard University at this event tomorrow! http://twitter.com/Vanguard...­ ...and of course Holly in Heels will be learning some tips too: http://www.hollyinheels.com­ Looking forward to meeting a few fellow social media geeks!

    Posted by Holly C. June 29, 2011
  • BodyByB's Photo

    This event was amazing last year! I wouldn't miss it!

    Posted by BodyByB June 13, 2011
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    • Jerry R.'s Photo

      I am looking forward to making a lot of new friends. Really enjoyed last year.

      Posted by Jerry R. June 29, 2011
    • Erika P.'s Photo

      I look forward to meeting those that I have not met in person only through FB and Twitter! LOL

      Posted by Erika P. June 29, 2011
  • Julia A. M.'s Photo

    I am very excited about this. Our company manufactures point-of-sale ribbons and distributes paper rolls for the industry. We sell nationwide but am looking to network and learn more about the local-restaurant industry!!!!!!! Yay!!! Also can't wait to meet my FB favorites where it all started for me esp with the Fast-Food MAVEN.

    Posted by Julia A. M. June 28, 2011
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    • Julia A. M.'s Photo

      You can change your profile photo any time like I do every other day!!

      Posted by Julia A. M. June 28, 2011
    • Erika P.'s Photo

      I got a leg brace, but no crutches...now I wonder if it will be crazy... :S

      Posted by Erika P. June 29, 2011
  • Brian C.'s Photo

    Superspeedtrain.com is on board this party train. We are all about positive networking and progress. Looking forward to networking and meeting everybody. Hoo Hoo! http://superspeedtrain.com­

    Posted by Brian C. June 28, 2011
  • Chris B.'s Photo

    Can't wait to meet everyone Excited to be be a part of such a great event! -@chrisblackOC

    Posted by Chris B. June 27, 2011
  • Chris L.'s Photo

    Sweet Cant Wait to pick at some brains, and no im not talking about those Tacos people. The Guests Speakers.

    Posted by Chris L. June 27, 2011
  • Eric M.'s Photo

    A rundown of panelist topics/times, food trucks and expert tables for 1:1 conversations: http://bit.ly/kY175e­

    Posted by Eric M. June 27, 2011
    • Tanya's Photo

      Thank you, Eric!

      Posted by Tanya June 27, 2011
  • Jim W.'s Photo

    Stoked to meet many of you IRL for first time. Cheers! @jimmywendt @bigtrain

    Posted by Jim W. June 27, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      And we're excited to meet you.

      Posted by Kevin S. June 27, 2011
  • Megan C.'s Photo

    Looking forward to it and meeting a lot of you!!

    Posted by Megan C. June 27, 2011
  • Erika P.'s Photo

    Where do we park?

    Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
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    • Erika P.'s Photo

      I greatly appreciate the employees at OC Register for "giving-up" their parking spaces for the GP for this event! Thank you very much!

      Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
    • Cindy R.'s Photo

      Yes, thank you for all your hospitality and for hosting this day for our county.

      Posted by Cindy R. June 25, 2011
  • Geoff H.'s Photo

    looking forward to seeing some of my oc twitter friends -@geoffsabtchange

    The OC Register is across the street from my workplace, Phoenix House :)

    Posted by Geoff H. June 24, 2011
  • Erika P.'s Photo

    Will I be overwhelmed? Perhaps, but I will certainly be enjoying myself! Also, I would have to fast until 3 ;) ehehehe

    Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
    • Fastfood M.'s Photo

      Erika, make sure to find me!

      Posted by Fastfood M. June 23, 2011
    • Erika P.'s Photo

      I will keep my eyes out for you! :)

      Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
  • Kathleen P.'s Photo

    Looking forward to it, see ya all next week!

    Posted by Kathleen P. June 23, 2011
  • Dr. Janet W.'s Photo

    I went last year it was awesome !!

    Posted by Dr. Janet W. June 23, 2011
    • Erika P.'s Photo

      I heard it was...I was unable to attend and I hope nothing will "throw a wrench" into my planned schedule to cause me not to attend :S

      Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
    • Kevin S.'s Photo

      I'm glad to hear you enjoyed last year's event, Dr. Woods. Erika, I'm sure you and I will both be overwhelmed. Good luck with that fasting, your stomach and taste buds will thank you for it at 3:00.

      Posted by Kevin S. June 23, 2011
  • Tanya's Photo

    I'm looking forward to meeting more people IRL! Catch me at the expert table.

    Posted by Tanya June 21, 2011
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    • Tanya's Photo

      See ya soon!

      Posted by Tanya June 23, 2011
    • Erika P.'s Photo

      ditto and the other 500+ that may show up

      Posted by Erika P. June 23, 2011
  • Mary P.'s Photo

    I'm looking forward to this -- last year's was great!!

    Posted by Mary P. June 20, 2011
    • Sonya Q.'s Photo

      Glad you enjoyed last year's event Mary!

      Posted by Sonya Q. June 22, 2011
  • Alex M.'s Photo

    Ya' #social dawgs!

    Posted by Alex M. June 21, 2011

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