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Mashable 5th Annual Social Media Day San Francisco 2014 @ General Assembly Lofts

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General Assembly

580 Howard Street · San Francisco, CA

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Join us Tuesday July 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at General Assembly Lofts in San Francisco at 580 Howard Street for Mashable Fifth Annual Social Media Day! This event includes hosted beer, wine, and light appetizers, and a brief presentation from David Mitroff, Ph.D. The presentation will touch on fundamental topics such as integrating LinkedIn as part of your social media strategy, using LinkedIn to increase your online presence and Constant Contact's new Toolkit for marketing success. This event is sponsored by General Assembly, Mashable, Piedmont Avenue Consulting, and Constant Contact.

Mashable launched the event in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. Each year, thousands of people organize hundreds of meetups across the globe. From Australia to the Philippines, all the way to Sri Lanka and Morocco, countries come together every July to participate in this global movement. This year, we invite YOU to connect with fellow social media enthusiasts and business professionals attending our 2014 Social Media Day Meetup hosted by General Assembly. Don't miss this chance to get social with S.F., to make new business connections, build your network, find new clients, and connect with people who can help make 2014 your best year!

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Mashable's Fifth Annual Social Media Day @ General Assembly - Lofts, SOMA

Tuesday, July 1st , 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Arrive Early - Check In at 6:15 pm

Beer, Wine, and Light Appetizers Provided

Workshop Starts Promptly at 6:30 pm

Make new business and personal connections while learning the tools to enhance your business. We expect 100+ people for this event. Learn from industry expert and keynote speaker David Mitroff, Ph.D. ( to improve your networking efforts.

Learn more about integrating LinkedIn as part of your Social Media strategy, and to grow your business, while having a fun and exciting time at General Assembly. This event is the perfect combination of workshop and networking. Hosted at General Assembly Lofts and featuring Keynote Speaker and Marketing Expert David Mitroff, Ph.D. ( who will briefly speak on Linkedin for branding and business development and Constant Contact's new product Toolkit for marketing success for yourself or your business.

Network and socialize with other social media enthusiasts, successful entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts and other professionals who live or work around Bay Area.

Here is a video on what Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable, hopes to achieve with Social Media Day Meetups like this one:

Please RSVP on Eventbrite ( so we have an accurate count for the number of people. Please note that RSVP-ing on does not guarantee your spot, you MUST RSVP on Eventbrite. This event is free, but $20 at the door with NO RSVP.

Event Location:

General Assembly Lofts

580 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94105


This event is held on July 1st, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at General Assembly Lofts in San Francisco. Please arrive between 6:15pm and 6:30pm for check in.

6:15pm Check-in Starts

6:30pm Enjoy light appetizers and drinks while networking

6:45pm-7:10pm LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Strategies Presentation by David Mitroff, Ph.D. (sponsored by Constant Contact)

7:10pm-8:30pm More networking and fun

RSVP NOW on Eventbrite so we can add you to the guest list! You MUST RSVP in advance!!

Please note that RSVP-ing on does not guarantee your spot, you MUST RSVP on Eventbrite. This event is free, but $20 at the door with NO RSVP.

Topics Covered During the Speaking Portion:

David Mitroff, Ph.D. will give a presentation on Professional Networking and Best Practices to grow your business through LinkedIn (sponsored by Constant Contact). Topics covered include:

9 Key Areas of Social Media Ecosystem, Core Social Media Tools, Real World Examples to Implement Today, Building Your Social Network, Managing Time and Measuring Results, and more...

In addition to this event you can purchase our Business Success Package ($49.95) and Brand Awareness Success Package ($49.95):

The Business Success Package includes: (1) Hosted Networking Mixer & Workshop ticket ($15 value), (2) months of full featured Constant Contact Email Marketing ($40 value), and a Custom Email Template designed to match your website ($150 value)

The Brand Awareness Package includes: (1) hour Professional Consultation Call with David Mitroff, Ph.D and (2) months of paid, unlimited Account Service

RSVP Now on Eventbrite! ( Please note that RSVP-ing on does not guarantee your spot, you MUST RSVP on Eventbrite. This event is free, but $20 at the door with NO RSVP.

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The Workshop will cover:

Social Media Strategies to Grow Your Business Through Networking

Social Media makes information more accessible and useful by combining together technology, content, and social interaction in many forms including websites, blogs, podcasts, video-sharing, social bookmarking, review sites, email marketing, event promotion, instant messaging, mobile apps, and more. Consumers expect companies to use Social Media intelligently and for Social Media initiatives to align with other marketing strategies. This session will provide an overview of the 9 Key Areas of Social Media as defined by David Mitroff, Ph.D. and then use Constant Contact Email Marketing examples to illustrate these strategies.

Want to try one of Constant Contact's online tools - Email Marketing, Social Campaigns or Survey tool? For a free trial click here (>>

In This Program Discover:

How effective are your current Social Media Efforts? What parts of your business or organization can be effected by Social Media? What components of our current marketing plan could leverage Social Media? How valuable is feedback from your customers for your success? How do you promote events and get people to tell others about events? Are you continually reaching new market segments (Mobile marketplace)? Do you have an Online Brand / Branding Strategy?

Who should attend this event?

Do you own a business in San Francisco ( Come mingle and network with other business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Are you a restuarant owner in Alameda ( Come see how an event like this networking mixer at your restaurant can benefit your business.

Are you looking to effectively market your Law firm in Oakland ( One of the best ways to leverage your Law Firm's brand and presence is by meeting and reviewing other Oakland firms' marketing presence.

Also, professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event.

How many people show up?

Our events have at least 80 people, up to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving.

What to Bring:

Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for Walnut Creek Events, so we can enter you in a raffle.

How to Dress:

Please do not wear jeans, hat or t-shirts. This is after work networking, so even if you did not work...pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best!


Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.

About Mashable:

Mashable ( is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one the of the most influential and engaged online communities.

About General Assembly:

At General Assembly (, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

About Walnut Creek Events:

Walnut Creek Events are perfect for San Francisco East Bay professionals who want to connect with other professionals. Make new business and personal connections, build your network, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

We make networking easy by having greeters at the door to not only welcome you - they introduce you to others, along with having events in elegant environments that makes it fun to connect with others.

Walnut Creek Events ( ( produces and promotes upcoming Walnut Creek Networking, Social Mixers and Business events in or around Walnut Creek.

We invite you to join us!

About The Organizer:

David Mitroff, Ph.D. ( is a Connector, Master Networker and Entrepreneur. David is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting ( ( a San Francisco Bay Area based business development and marketing consulting firm. David and his team work with clients across numerous markets and sizes to create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and streamline business processes. David is an active member, on the executive board, or advisory committees for several organizations. He continually collaborates with several consultant groups, merchant associations, and charities to best serve the community.

David founded Walnut Creek Events ( ( to better serve his San Francisco East Bay clients by producing and promoting high level networking, social mixers and business events in or around Walnut Creek that can bring attention to East Bay businesses and create new connections.

Piedmont Aveune Consulitng works with a wide range of clients and some specialties include San Francisco Bay Area law firm marketing (, restaurant marketing in Berkeley (, event marketing in Walnut Creek (, and social media marketing (

Want to Volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers to help out at our events. Please introduce yourself to us or email [masked] and let us know how you would like to volunteer and we can then better determine if it is a good fit.

You can volunteer as greeters, photographers, and Social Media promoters.

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