It’s been almost half a year since Foursquare opened its doors to all cities, including our home-base of Knoxville, yet people and businesses alike still seem confused by its potential. While Knoxville’s social media early-adopters have been checking in all over town for months, only a few local businesses have actually stepped up to offer deals on the location-based service. And with sites like PleaseRobMe.com exposing the dark side of over-sharing, many potential Foursquare users are shying away due to privacy concerns.
To address these concerns and show consumers and businesses alike how to unlock Foursquare’s true potential, Social Media Club Knoxville is partnering with Pyxl and Laura Bower PR to host an informative panel.
Join us on Tuesday, June 22 at the Crown & Goose in the Old City from 6-8pm, where a panel of Foursquare users, marketers and local businesses will take a deep dive into the location-based social network. From privacy concerns — to creative business uses — to third-party sites and more, “Unlocking Foursquare’s True Potential” aims to educate the Knoxville community to further promote local adoption of the service.
Unlocking Foursquare’s True Potential
Where? Crown & Goose (in the bar area)
When? From 6-8pm on Tuesday, June 22
Moderator: Matt Honkonen, Social Media Coordinator at Knox ivi
The event will begin with networking from 6-7pm, with the panel to immediately follow. Drink specials and light food will be available.
And for those of you who cannot make it, the event will be live streamed and archived on Knox ivi, Knoxville’s own Internet video broadcast network.
Visit Social Media Club Knoxville’s Facebook page for more information!
…to help raise money for Nashville flood relief efforts!
Social Media Club Knoxville and the Volunteer Chapter of PRSA present Brian Solis, of FutureWorks and co-founder of the Social Media Club. Brian will be talking about branding and social media and touching on topics from his new book: Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web.
Proceeds will be donated to Nashville Flood Relief efforts!
When? POSTPONED — TBD!
Where? The Bijou Theatre — 803 South Gay Street
How Much?: $20 for PRSA members and students; $25 for guests
In case you missed it, we had a fantastic turnout of more than 200 people at yesterday’s Knoxville Social Media Summit, sponsored by the Knoxville News Sentinel and Metropulse. The event was held at Downtown Knoxville’s S&W Grand, and was a joint effort by the Knoxville Social Media Association and Social Media Club of Knoxville.
Keep an eye out for more events soon!
Coming to next week’s Social Media Summit? Dying to ask our expert panelists a question? Here’s your chance to make it happen! Read through our panel topics (listed below) and then post questions you think our moderators should ask in the comments of this post…
Panel 1 – 3:30 – 4:15 pm
“Social Media & the Health Care Industry: Where We Are & Where We’re Going”
Panel 2 – 4:30 – 5:15 pm
“Journalism and Social Media: Breaking Down Barriers or Crossing the Line?”
Panel 3 – 5:30 -6:15 pm
“Does Social Media Have Real Business Value?: Real-world Examples & Case Studies”
Ready to ask some questions? Post away! And please be sure to let us know which panel you’re talking about.
The Summit will take place between 3:30 pm and 8:15 pm on February 24th upstairs at the S&W Grand, located at 516 South Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville. Parking is available nearby at the State Street Garage or the Market Square Garage.
The Summit will feature three moderated panels of experts, with the opportunity for audience questions.
Immediately following the last panel, attendees and the public are invited to the Knoxville Social Media Summit Mixer, also taking place upstairs at the S&W Grand. The Mixer will feature a light buffet, great drink specials, and the opportunity to talk one on one with Summit panelists, moderators and attendees.
Check out the photos and bios for our great panelists and moderators.
More of our expert panelists are being added as they confirm for the event, so check back frequently for new additions to our high-powered line-up.
The Summit is free and open to the public. However, seating for the afternoon portion of the Summit is limited, so early reservations are advised.
You can reserve your space by emailing your name and contact information to KSMA/SMC organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmed attendees will then receive a return email confirming their space at the Summit. No reservations are needed to attend the Summit Mixer, taking place between 6:30 and 8:15 pm.
The Knoxville Social Media Summit is proud to support Go Red Knoxville as our event’s official charity. While attendance at the Summit is free, we ask that all attendees consider making a donation to this important women’s health cause. No matter how modest, your donation helps to raise awareness and fund research into heart disease, the #1 killer of American women. Visit the Go Red website
to donate online. We will also accept cash and check donations for Go Red Knoxville at the Knoxville Social Media Summit on February 24th.
Our wonderful sponsors for Knoxville Social Media Summit are:
IMPORTANT! -> Be sure to send an email directly to email@example.com IN ADDITION TO THE RSVP YOU HAVE ENTERED ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE in order to reserve your seating for the Knoxville Social Media Summit on February 24. Please include your name and any social media contact info you would like included with our guest list (Twitter handle, blog, email address, etc).
You are NOT CONFIRMED as an attendee with a seat unless and until you receive a confirmation response via email directly from firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you all there!
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