What we're about

This group is dedicated to local, social and digital marketing. Our group is filled with people passionate about helping local businesses and organizations get the word out on social media, search, email, directories, mobile and everywhere you need to be.

Our Members

We are filled with diverse and passionate members and experts:

Owners of small-to-medium size businesses

PR professionals looking to leverage online channels

Entrepreneurs who want to grow their business

Technology and service partners developing their expertise

Local publishers and bloggers looking at ways to drive revenue

Now more than ever, consumers are going online to get all their news and information or getting it pushed to their email and mobile devices. Local businesses need to be where their customers are!

Our Events

We host regular panels with leading experts from Yipit, Thrillist, Foodspotting, Groupon, Local Response, PR agencies, bloggers and local business conglomerates to help you navigate the rapidly changing the landscape and become an expert.

We run regular meetups to discuss how to:

Optimize your online presences across multiple channels

Leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr)

Manage your directories & reputation management (Google Places, Yelp, CitySearch, FourSquare, Mapquest, etc.)

Drive loyalty marketing (email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, promotions & deals)

Execute effective PR strategies and blogger outreach

Leverage new tools, technologies and trends

Join us at our next event!

Disclaimer:

SCOPE OF EVENTS: Though most of the events are focused around main topic of the meetup group but please note that the group takes a wider approach to host events so that all members can engagement in personal and professional development. All meetups promote one – on one interaction and building relationships amongst members.
The event topics include career, jobs, education, professional developments, mba, mba & masters admissions and other topics like immigration, tech, finance non profit, fashion, music and literature.
Some events would hosted and sponsored by third parties but the organizers are present the events and organizers feel that such events bring a lot of value to the members.

Please do not join the group is you disagree with approach

Upcoming events (2)

Speed Networking & Business MatchMaking: Fast Way to Expand Your Network

CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov Mostly everyone is aware about Speed Dating but not many know about "Speed Networking". Speed Networking is much similar to "Speed Dating" minus the "Dating". Here, the concept of "Dating" is applied to your professional life where You meet professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry - this event will offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed -in your very own style. CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov Flow of the Event: The event is organized in a round‐robin “speed networking” style, with attendees rotating in small groups to engage in open discussions with other seated attendees. There will be time to mingle with other attendees after the speed networking rounds. Potential Topics to Talk About: Whether you are currently on the job hunt, seeking advice about professional growth, seeking funding for your startup or simply hoping to learn about possible paths to take your aspirations to the next level, this event is an excellent opportunity to expand both your knowledge base and your network of contacts. CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov Keys to making the most of Speed Networking: 1) Bring and distribute your business cards. Exchange cards with your partner at the beginning of each three-minute session—this can be a time saver. When you exchange cards, take time to read what is on your partner’s card. The other person will see this as interest on your part and, equally important, it will help you remember faces and names later on. 2) Develop an efficient way to introduce yourself. Consider developing an “elevator pitch”—a response you can give in any situation when someone asks you who you are or what you do. Think about how you want to describe yourself. You could talk about your current position, explain a project you’ve undertaken, or describe your goals for 2019.. 3) Contribute to an effective conversation. Make sure there is an even exchange of dialogue. Pose a question or make a point, and let the other person respond. Ask about the challenges and needs your partner faces in his or her organization or industry. This will give you an opportunity to establish common ground and, if appropriate, to offer ways in which you’ve solved similar problems. 4) Follow up with individuals with whom you made a connection. If you feel that there is the possibility of furthering a relationship with a contact, express that to the person during your session. The key to making the most of Speed Networking is to follow up with your contacts over time to develop credible business relationships. Key Benefits: - The main purpose of the speed networking is to meet lots of new contacts in a short space of time. - Helps maximize your time at the forum making sure you meet the people that can offer you real business opportunities -If you take into account each participants business contacts, you are potentially connecting with hundreds of relevant industry people -A great icebreaker, the informal format takes the awkwardness out of traditional networking, it is a fun and easy way to meet a wide variety of people Attendee Participation Includes Below industries but not limited to: • Advertising And Marketing • Art Directors • Business & Management • Computer And Information Systems • Engineering • Entrepreneurs • Film, Media And Broadcast • Finance And Investment • Human Resources & Recruiting • Legal • Medicine And Healthcare • Politics • Public Relations • Real Estate & Construction • Sales • Science & Academics CONFIRM YOUR SPOT THROUGH EVENTBRITE RSVP.LINK BELOW https://tinyurl.com/y3l22uov

MBA + Marketing = Best Option For Career Success. Join For Free Meetup

The Westin New York at Times Square

Are you looking to accelerate your career to next level or make a career transition to Management field, then this meetup is just for YOU. One of best MBA schools session and info meetups is coming to New York this summer on Saturday, June 29th. Its an opportunity not to be missed, explore your MBA options by speaking directly with representatives from dozens of international and local business schools. Participating schools from last year include London Business School, Baruch College, Georgetown, Emory, and many more! Register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2Wub7TU You can learn about education abroad, or find a specialized master’s program that best fits your academic and professional goals. At this FREE event you can: 1. Meet with a variety of top schools 2. Get all your application questions addressed 3. Receive test-prep advice 4. Gain access to scholarships, and much more. Register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2Wub7TU Time: 1:30 pm – 6 pm Date: Saturday, June 29th Address: Westin New York at Times Square 270 West 43rd St, New York, NY 10036 At the event you shall also be offered: FREE resume review clinics, Get FREE Professional Headshots for LinkedIn What’s best is that for members of this Meetup group, you can gain exclusive free entry to the event (a saving of $15). RSVP on below links to confirm your FREE Registration https://bit.ly/2Wub7TU Some institutions include: NYU- Fordham Baruch College Univ. of Maryland St John's University Hofstra University Stevens Institute of Technology Queen's University Smith Univ. of Sydney Hult, Copenhagen and many more RSVP on below links to confirm your FREE Registration https://bit.ly/2Wub7TU Hurry and confirm your spot right now!!! I will try to reach there a little early, look forward to seeing you there and be instrumental in scaling new career heights!!

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