Marketing Your Company and Your Self through Social Networking Websites

  • May 21, 2008 · 6:30 PM
  • The Learning Center

A joint Media Communications Association and Orange County Multimedia Association Meeting

It's not just for kids anymore. A larger than ever number of adults and professionals are using Social Media and Networking for personal branding and marketing. Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Meetup, and others open up a vast array of marketing channels, which most of us are unaware of. Don't miss this meeting, to learn how Social Networking Websites can benefit YOU!

Our two special guest speakers, are experts in this area:

Aaron Post is Director of Business Development for Forty Media Corporation, a Phoenix-based web branding agency specializing in strategy services to savvy business owners who want to connect with their potential online customers. "We've been working on Social Media since long before there was a name for it."

Todd O'Neill
is President of DoingMedia in San Antonio, Texas. He is a media producer, consultant and educator to business, non-profits, and government organizations. He is a past National President of the Media Communications Association, International, and a past President of the OC/LA Chapter of the MCAI. He has vast experience in setting up and using Social Networking sites for personal and business marketing.

$15.00 for Non-MCAI members/$5.00 for MCAI Members and Students; no-charge for OCMMA Members
www.mcai-oc.org

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This meeting was a good introduction to some of the inner circle of the social networking sites. We all know about the obvious players - LinkedIn, MySpace and the like. But how do we get the skinny on some of the other sites that might help us grow our business? Over the last few days, I've nosed around in Twitter, Ning, Biznik and some of the others mentioned by Messrs. O'Neill and Post. Very interesting. And, BTW, everyone should feel free to follow me on Twitter. >(studioshanks)<

    Networking and business are all about meeting people and expanding the numbers. I just read an article in the current issue of The Economist about the Casimir effect. (Stay with me, now.) Two metal plates so close together that the distance between them compares with the wavelengths of the virtual particles. That's what we need to be -- simultaneous waves, particles all working together to help ourselves and each other. But we need to impose that irresistable "draw" ourselves. Nothing Quantum about it.

    May 25, 2008

  • Tom

    The trouble with every meeting being so good is that it's hard to keep topping yourself.

    May 22, 2008

  • Tom

    2 great guests. Good follow-up questions from a knowledgeable group. It was a pleasure to be there.

    May 22, 2008

  • Adam M.

    good presentations with friendly atmosphere, very accesible

    May 22, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    The information given about social networking websites and how they work was interesting.

    May 22, 2008

  • Gerry G.

    This group has turned into one of the best in Orange County. Nice job Dennis, Tina and all the rest.

    May 22, 2008

  • Dennis B

    Excellent speakers, great attendance.

    May 22, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Much thanks to Todd and Aaron for sharing their expertise in this exciting new area. I found out about this via MeetUp, which attests to the effectiveness and value/utility of these virtual networks, and where they're going. Well done!

    May 22, 2008

  • Mark A.

    Overall, a good program. The speakers were knowledgeable and gave good presentations. There seemed to be more of an emphasis on how to use these sites to promote "yourself" more than your business. But since for many of us they are one in the same, well...

    May 22, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation. Good ideas and discussions were made at the meeting. I love the use of the technology. I still have some concerns about how to deal with personal privacy issues involved with social networking. Not "everything" I do is everybody's business, and I think discretion needs to be equally preached... perhaps more strongly. Overall a good tool if used responsibly.

    May 22, 2008

  • Mike M.

    2 great presenters! Very informative and useful.

    May 22, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to everyone who attended and I want to thank Todd O'Neill for kicking things off (and support).

    May 21, 2008

  • Brian P.

    Well run and very informational.

    May 21, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was very inspired about the effectiveness of social networking online. I am a huge fan of the the community concept and giving back. I have learned so much from forums, blogs and social networks. I even bought a domain, refreshoc.com and would like to start up a social network inspired by Aaron Posts's REFRESH concept on http://refreshingcities.com/­. I used ning.com to create a new network. Wow, this is cool!

    May 21, 2008

  • Catherine

    Excellent presentation. The speakers made the whole social networking world a lot more understandable and approachable. Lots of useful and great information.

    May 21, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was initially skeptical about social networking for marketing but I learned that there are lots of real opportunities if you know how to use the websites correctly.

    May 21, 2008

  • Art K.

    Both presenters were excellent and obviously experts in their field. O'Neill a bit more to the point but both shared cogent info.

    May 21, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent information. Wow.

    May 21, 2008

  • Adam M.

    Me on twitter = @influxx. See you all there :)

    May 20, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    http://www.twitter.com/theoneto...­

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and please feel free to send me questions, thoughts or ideas on areas you'd like to discuss more specifically

    May 19, 2008

  • gkstone

    Todd is very connected with the social media options out there. He'll be showing us how to get these "tools" to help connect us and improve our marketing and our business. See you there!

    May 7, 2008

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