Win Two Tickets to Social Media Unplugged–July 7!

I would love to attend this myself, but July 7 is my son’s 9th birthday, so I will be busy celebrating with him and hosting a mob of kids at Hillcrest Pool. Pray for me.

However, my son’s birthday is your opportunity! Because I can’t go, the nice folks at Social Media Unplugged and SFU said I could give my tickets away to y’all.

It’s a really great lineup of speakers, including my colleague from BCIT, Lindsay Smith (@techlinz) and Jenn Lowther (@jennmae) of Indaba Digital, whom I met last weekend at #NV12.

Here’s the official blurb:

Third International Case-Study Based Conference on
Social Media & Mobile Marketing returns to Vancouver on July 7, 2012

Social Media + Mobile Marketing Unplugged (SM Unplugged) conference is back and happening on July 7, 2012 at the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business in Downtown Vancouver.

Event website:

Last year’s SM Unplugged conferences were sold out events in both Vancouver and Calgary. The Vancouver conference drew 350 attendees coming from across Canada and as far as the UK to pack the SFU Woodward’s Theater.

THE BIG IDEA: As Albert Einstein said, “Learning by example isn’t the best way to learn, it’s the only way to learn. ” At SM Unplugged, attendees learn real world marketing strategy applications through winning case studies from top social media & mobile marketing practitioners.

This year, attendees will, once again, hear from rockstar marketers, in the social media and mobile marketing space, who have worked with organizations from local enterprises to international and Fortune 500 companies.  Expect topics on social media strategy implementation, engagement, brand building, non-profit strategies, mobile marketing strategies, mobile and gamification user engagement, marketing through mobile apps and more.

Speakers include:

• Kumiko Ide – Senior Manager / Digital Strategy, Tribal DDB Canada
(Clients: Benefit Cosmetics, Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Kelowna, Vancouver Convention Centre. Microsoft, HP, Disney, LG Electronics & more.)

• J Joly – Founder/CEO, Overactive Media & Creator of dimeRocker
(Clients: include Disney/ABC Television Group, Weinstein Co. and the CBC and more )

• Karyn Zuidinga – CEO, Analytic Design Group Inc.
(Clients: AT&T, Motorola, CGA- Canada, BC Cancer Agency, Research in Motion, Palm , Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Translink, the BC Government, UBC & more)

• Alan Jones – Vice President- Global Sales, Atimi Software, Inc.
(Clients: HBO, Best Buy, Postmedia Networks, Macworld, and the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and more)

• Jenn Lowther – Founder/CEO, Indaba Digital
(Clients: The Rick Hansen Foundation, SilverStar Mountain Resort, The Donnelly Group, The Glowbal Group, Anthem Properties, Intracorp Canada, Tourism Surrey, Vancity Credit Union, Opus Hotels, Novus and more)

• Trevor Westerland – Professional Sports Manager, Atimi Software, Inc.
(Clients: Vancouver Canucks ,Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens & more)

• Lindsay SmithChief Geek/CEO,  Massive Media
(Clients: Best Buy Canada, British Columbic Institute of Technology (BCIT), Shaw Television, Maynards Industries, Ocean Breeze Spa,  MNP LLP & more)

To Enter:

In the comments section below, share your favorite social media marketing tip. The contest will remain open for one week, and then I’ll randomly draw one name for the tickets. Be sure to include your Twitter handle in your comment! The tickets are valued at $295 each.

Good luck!!

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Rebecca Coleman

Social Media Marketing Strategist, Blogger, Author, Teacher, Trainer. Passionate foodie, mom to Michael, fueled by Americanos. I love my bike. Soon-to-be cookbook author. Localvore with a wanderlust.

Comments 8

  1. My favourite Social Media marketing tip is to learn how to schedule tweets, but to also keep track of what you’ve scheduled so that you don’t experience what Live Nation did this past weekend following the collapse of the stage for the Radiohead Concert.

  2. Great surprise, Rebecca!

    My favorite social media marketing tip is “connect and engage” – be personal, think about others first, and, of course, always create value for people.

    My twitter handle is @Ekat_Ra!

  3. @cmyksolutions

    Rebecca, we were there last year and loved it. Our favourite social media marketing tip is integration. Moving people between platforms to expose them to the entire breadth of the brand. The more you can direct and redirect your clients to different mediums and platforms, the better chance you have of finding one that speaks in a voice that they resonate with.

  4. Hi Rebecca,

    Thanks for holding such a great contest!

    My favourite social media marketing tip would be to have a weekly social media schedule! It allows you to maintain a fun and engaging presence on social networks at all times by scheduling posts beforehand (ie through Hootsuite to link all your accounts, through Pinerly for Pinterest, or using Facebook’s new feature). For certain businesses, this also lets you set up a weekly calendar of events – ie. Tip Tuesdays, Product Spotlight Wednesday, Special Promotions or Giveaways on Friday, etc.

  5. Hi Rebecca:

    Thanks for holding this contest!

    My favourite social media marketing tip would be to connect, engage, provide value and thank people who have “liked” you.

  6. Don’t run contests through Facebook! You just cannot run a competition that allows people to enter just by ‘liking’ the page, a post, status message, link, picture or video! You have to use a third party app, or direct the user elsewhere to enter your contest. If they catch you, they can delete your page without notice. You definitely don’t want that to happen!

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