• Shadow Banning & Censoring, Getting Around The Algorithms For Marketing.

    The Social Media companies are in quite a conundrum in recent times. As they try to answer questions from users, governments and investors. Unfortunately, the algorithms and future AI answers they hoped would provide a solution to these problems are creating more. Recently, a food blogger received demonetization on a video due to the title. Questions to be asked and answered at this meetup .. How do we avoid these traps? What conversations are best to join and start to create for your audience? What are the industries that are excluded and what industries are the focus of censoring? These are three of the top questions we will answer and many more will be brought to life during our presentation and Q&A

  • #FocusMiami: Event Planner & Event Professionals Breakfast.

    Cafeina Wynwood Lounge


    #FocusMiami. This Tuesday, we invite your team and your elite employees to our monthly event: CAFEINA WYNWOOD. Our speaker will be Ann Keusch from #BizBash. She will be presenting an informative talk titled: “Seen and Be Seen - A Guide to Getting the Most from Trade Shows.” Tickets are $25.00: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/focus-miami-april-event-planners-networker-tickets-24405035117 breakfast will be provided. Focus Miami (http://focusmiami.org/) is the collective group of Miami’s finest and top event professionals. Turnkey event planning, year after year. The process begins immediately with our team of professionals, They are the Who’s Who of the event profession in Miami, go ahead check the members, you'll find they're always the #Bestof305. Also we will begin our member spotlight with Claudio Resnick from ARPI Group. Learn a bit about what makes this company with more than 20 years of experience in the business of event production and management so successful.


    Books & Books

    Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sos-love-online-dating-dependence-launch-book-miami-tickets-20352205996?aff=es2 With today’s technology, You can simply meet people online. Maybe online dating’s for you or maybe it’s not. The fact remains that over forty-eight percent of Americans are single. Most have experience using online dating sites. This book is intended to help you become mindful of your behavior when searching for love online. What are you really looking for? A committed relationship, a friend, someone to flirt with, a sex partner? How many hours a day (WEEK) do you spend on dating websites? Have you become hooked on meeting people online? Online dating sites are businesses and they're social! The people who use them are not always who they appear to be. The good news is that you can develop a safe, balanced and effective approach to your search for a partner or friend. This book provides you with some of the basic tools you need. Meet the Author, Liane Sangollo, an expert life coach and Therapist, in counseling and personal approach. Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sos-love-online-dating-dependence-launch-book-miami-tickets-20352205996?aff=es2

  • Emoji Hashtags ?? Instagram 2015 Workshop ..

    Rennert Miami South Beach English School

    There are now more than 300 million Instagrammers, sharing more than 70 million photos and videos each day. It seems like hardly a day passes without news from Instagram. The latest numbers show that, along with its parent social network Facebook, takes the top spot for most time spent in a mobile app in the US (http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/13/u-s-mobile-users-spend-the-most-time-in-facebook-and-instagram-elsewhere-messaging-apps-dominate/#.hnmvvn:26HP) With its ever-growing active user base and advertising program (http://blog.hootsuite.com/everything-you-need-to-know-instagram-ads/), Instagram is no longer the funky vintage photo app for editing selfies, but a robust photo editing and sharing network essential for online marketers. Instagram’s new app features remove many of the third-party editing needs, taking their in-app time back from VSCO and other popular software used to process images before they got uploaded to Instagram. In case you missed the news, we’ll fill you in on every major Instagram update in the past six months, and how they affect your brand’s presence on the network. Join us to discuss and review lots of exciting new features & strategies at Rennert Miami on Lincoln Rd. Lite-Bites & Refreshments will be served during the networking segment. @ #InstaWorkshopMiami (https://twitter.com/hashtag/InstaWorkshopMiami?src=hash) We'll discuss: New Search .. Tuesday June 23, 2015 Instagram began rolling out a small but noteworthy update to its iOS application, namely focusing on expanding and deepening the features of the "Explore" tab inside the app. New filters .. In December, Instagram created : five new filters—Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua—the first update to Instagram’s filter collection (http://blog.instagram.com/post/105365538947/141216-five-new-filters) since Mayfair and Willow in 2012. New ways to manage filters .. In addition to new filter options, Instagram has updated the way the filters are displayed in the app (http://blog.instagram.com/post/105365538947/141216-five-new-filters). While this isn’t as drastic of a change, it can be a big time-saver for those of us who have Instagram as one of many social networks to manage in a single day. Expanded editing options .. These options are a great way to make up for a lack of professional photography training and any smartphone camera deficiencies on your brand’s part: darker images can be lightened, blurry images can be sharpened, and any inaccurate representations of colour adjusted. Layout for Instagram .. Photo collages are a popular type of Instagram uploads that used to require a third-party app to put multiple images together. This need opened the market for a number of apps—Instacollage, Picstitch, Diptic, to name a few—before Instagram launched its own dedicated standalone collage tool, Layout for Instagram, (http://blog.instagram.com/post/114416360957/layout-from-instagram) in late March. \ Emoji hashtags .. Finally, one of the most exciting parts of the latest Instagram update was the introduction of emoji hashtags (http://blog.instagram.com/post/117527615957/three-new-filters-and-emoji-hashtags). If hashtagging captions with emoticons seems an unlikely practice to you, consider this: one of Instagram’s software engineers was quoted saying that emojis account for nearly half of the text on the network (http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2015/05/04/emojis-emojis-everywhere/). Graph courtesy of Instagram Engineering blog (http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji) Instagram’s data includes captions, comments, and bio descriptions on the network. So now, if you wanted to pull up all Instagram posts tagged with a happy poo or a coffee emoji, you can do it in the same fashion as you would in a text search—by pairing the hashtag symbol with your emoji of choice. Thus, if you want to get on the same level as your Instagram followers, it’s time to start speaking their language (http://instagram-engineering.tumblr.com/post/117889701472/emojineering-part-1-machine-learning-for-emoji). As Instagram’s official announcement put it, “just as we share photos and videos, we use emoji to communicate emotions and feelings in ways that anyone can understand, regardless of language or background.” Join us August 31 st to discuss and review, Lite-Bites & Refreshments too!

  • Social Media Day - South Florida 5th Anniversary!

    Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel


    An international celebration of social media promoted by Mashable, now celebrating its 5th consecutive year in South Florida! Hashtag: #SMDaySFL Global Hashtag: #SMDAY & #SMDay2015 We expect over 500 top influencers, speakers and enthusiasts from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and beyond to gather for a fun day of sharing and networking. Our South Florida conference celebrates the art and craft of social media through multiple tracks that benefit all users: http://smdsfl2015.sched.org/directory/speakers?iframe=no#.VYTUn_lViko A social and networking happy hour mixer follows the conference at the Top of the Pier, just in time for sunset. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mashable-social-media-day-south-florida-2015-tickets-17143439489?aff=smdaypartner&afu=37143648150 Social Media Day is ... - an international celebration of social media promoted by Mashable - celebrating its 5th consecutive year in South Florida - over 500 top influencers, speakers and enthusiasts from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and beyond expected to gather for a fun day of sharing and networking - a conference that celebrates the art and craft of social media through multiple tracks that benefit all users - also a sunset cocktail at the Top of the Pier - our way of recognizing the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. Over the past 5 years, our conference in South Florida has ranked as one of the top Social Media Day events worldwide in terms of participation and online reach. This year, multiple tracks are scheduled, including content for beginners as well as for advanced social media users. The conference will be followed by a Sunset Cocktail at the Top of the Pier, because being social is what it is all about. This is a day to celebrate the changes in media that have empowered us to stay connected to information in real time, the tools that have enabled us to communicate from miles apart, and the platforms that have given a voice to the voiceless and victims of protest injustice. It’s a revolution worth celebrating. On June 28th, we will celebrate Social Media Day in South Florida and we hope you’ll join us.

  • River Of Art: an exciting evening of business networking

    Cibo Wine Bar South Beach

    The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami’s good people, executives, industrialists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs, changemakers, activists, and artists. TICKETS: $10 with Advance Purchase, Promo Code: SM305 $20 at the door. Ticket Link: http://lifeisartfest.org/roa22 Proceeds go to support Life Is Art's mission of supporting the arts and community. Includes complimentary tastings and drink specials courtesy of La Gloutonnerie

  • Hyde & Speak - Speaker Series. Social photos/video w. VhotoApp (video = photo)

    Vhoto is about turning the world of photography on its head. Want to take a great photo? Start with video. Don't worry about when to press the button. Don't worry about choosing between video and Photo. Join featured speaker, Noah Heller, CEO of Vhoto at Hyde & Speak at the SLS Miami Beach for complimentary cocktails and a learn about the FREE Vhoto App. Experience an informative speaker series showcasing technology in the hospitality, media and entertainment industries. Additional speakers include Jason Inasi, CEO of The Factory Interactive and Paola Isaac Baraya of Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development. Thursday February 26th | 8:00 pm HYDE at the SLS Hotel | 1701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach FL 33139 RSVP to [masked] | or CONFIRM to Group Organizersls Vhoto is making its debut in Miami this month, and we want to party with you. In celebration of our Miami launch, Vhoto wants to give you the chance to win a Nordstrom Gift Card! Download Vhoto. Use it to create photos and video clips of your Miami life using #VhotoMiami. Tell your friends!

  • The Future of Twitter & Vine - discussion w/ @FashionWeekNYC

    Join us for an interactive discussion at the Eden Roc's "ELLE Spa" upper deck, we'll have breakfast "lite-bites" and a few morning drinks during the MBSWIM Friday Morning hours, after that, the hotel amenities are available to you ton use and enjoy for the remainder of the day if you choose .. Focusing on relevant content has drove measurable Interactions and Engagement for brands in the fashion and entertainment arena using the twitter platform. During spring 2014 Fashion Week the @FashionWeekNYC Twitter account was the highest engaged Twitter account beating out WWD, Style.com and Vogue. Fall 2014 Fashion Week @FashionWeekNYC recorded over 10,000 plus re-tweets organically & a whopping 25,000 plus Interactions. With 7 years of experience in the retail sector as a consultant for Jennifer Black & Associates. Nathan checks the shopping malls every weekend and the pulse of the everyday consumer, Overall weekly promotions, Mall traffic and collect social data that is applied to same store sales and forward looking earnings on wall street. With an additional 5 Years experience in the social media Industry, Nathan is a Tweetologist that Leads the Voice and direction for the @FashionWeekNYC Twitter Account and through the combination of capturing and sharing relevant content the @FashionWeekNYC Twitter Account has organically grown to over 245,000 Followers. In addition to a powerful twitter account his insights on the future of the "VINE" platform are extremely powerful, with real-time examples of brands and individuals that are receiving "millions" of "LOOPS" and are expanding above and beyond the power of youtube. This is a great opportunity to discuss social, enjoy a Miami Beach classic location and take advantage of an enjoyable SwimWeek event! Please RSVP at your earliest opportunity and if you have any questions, feel free to call your group organizer at anytime:[masked]

  • Social Relations Seminar at SeaFair Mega Yacht

    Sea Fair Megayacht Venue

    SeaFair MegaYacht (http://www.expoships.com/) 100 Chopin Plaza, Dock Downtown Miami, FL 33131 Tickets $10 (pay at the door) SPACE IS LIMITED: PLEASE PRE-REGISTER EARLY (http://www.lifeisartfest.org/life-is-art-presents-artwork-connections-20-social-networking-with-john-mahoney-at-seafair-megayacht-on-june-10-2014/#register) IMPORTANT NOTE: We are going to be on a ship! So, bring your ID! We will not be sailing, but they often require ID’s to board the ship, anyway. Hashtag #ArtWorkCon Subject: Creating Real Relationships through Social Media Speaker: John Mahoney Consultant, Social Media Connector, SocialMedia305 Schedule: 6:30-7:00, Registration 7:00-8:00, Seminar 8:00-9:00, Q&A Social Hour Art/Work Connections is a monthly series of seminars presented by Life Is Art featuring business professionals speaking on a variety of topics vital to the success of working artists. This month we are covering how to create real relationships, something that is key for emerging artists, and even experienced artists. Throwing your work out into social media and hoping for the best is just a waste of time, even though that is many artists’ strategy. John Mahoney is an expert on creating relationships from social media. Come and learn how to make real human connections through social media to create new friends, fans, clients, buyers and collaborators. This month we have a very exciting venue. We are going to be on the beautiful, $40M megayacht SeaFair! It is a gorgeous floating art fair with amazing views of the Bay and Downtown. We only have a limited number of seats available, so please be sure to register early. About John Mahoney (http://www.socialmedia305.com/) Socialmedia305: specializing in strategic social relations and consulting, radio interviews and advertising, social media consulting and targeted marketing, hashtag management, keyword tracking, radio interviews and event marketing. John Peter Mahoney, the founder of SocialMedia305, serves as the Twitter voice for more than a few fun brands and individuals using Social Media. Always using proper etiquette, building a targeted fan-base, and marketing their specific needs whether it be sales, publicity, or brand awareness, either way, it is a fierce combination of communication and strategy. Follow John @socialmedia305 About SeaFair MegaYacht (http://www.expoships.com/) Cruise, shop and dine aboard the uber-luxe 228-foot megayacht, SeaFair, offering the ultimate excursions where sea and sky converge with the glamour of iconic Miami. Enjoy four passenger decks with open-air sky deck dining, an elegant glass-walled club lounge, champagne and caviar bar and three decks of unique shops and galleries offering luxury must-haves including art, fine jewelry, designer trunk shows and more. International cuisine, tapas, fine wines and Champagne combined with live music ranging from jazz to island rhythms tops off this truly unique Miami experience. About the Art/Work Connections Program (http://awc.lifeisartfest.org/) The Art/Work Connections program is a monthly series of business seminars held at galleries and art spaces around South Florida targeted at artists and those working in the arts. Everyone is welcome and can benefit from them. Business professionals are brought in to cover a wide variety of topics including health care, financial planning, contract negotiation, copyright law, portfolio development, social media, marketing and much more. About Life Is Art, Inc. (http://www.lifeisartfest.org/) Life Is Art is a Florida-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation dedicated to creating positive change in the community with the arts and culture through events and education. We give South Florida artists and civic leaders the tools to thrive and grow, while enhancing the lives of those living in our area.

  • Pot Luck Social Strategy Dinner

    Location visible to members

    The First of a Monthly Strategy Session to review, discuss AND plan for solid social ideas. Please post your potluck contribution below with either an appetizer, main dish, dessert or drink. Limited to 10 guests.