Flex those digits! The annual Global Social Media Day is coming up on June 30 and it was started in 2010 by Mashable “as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes”. This year there will be events all around the world designed to help us revel in the wonders of social media and celebrate its astounding growth. After all, the difference social media and digital innovation have made in all our lives (whether you are a fan or a foe) has been stunning.
Because it is a global party, Mashable emphasizes, “You can participate in a variety of ways — from connecting with other users via social media by using the hashtag #SMDay, to meeting with people in real life.”
In the United States there are 5 cities where you can go in person to network and to join in the general hullabaloo, including a happening planned for right here in San Diego. We’ll go into a little more detail about the party in SD, but first, here’s a quick list of other cities, dates and venues.
- When: June 29, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Where: Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Official site: http://2014.miamisocialmedia.com/
When: June 26, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET
Where: Tongue & Groove, 2420 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324
Official site: http://socialmediadayatlanta.com/
When: June 30, 2014 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. PT
Where: XS Nightclub, 3121 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
When: June 29, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET
Where: The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mashable is hosting the event in NYC. To get the complete run down about all the details visit Mashable’s official site for the event. http://mashable.com/smday/
And last, but by NO means least (drum roll please…)
When: June 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT
Where: Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Official site: http://www.socialmediadaysandiego.com/about/
Check out the SD site to get all the skinny on the event, but here’s a quick pull —
“Our Speaker Series is packed with superb speakers on vital social media topics, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Vine, podcasting, and more. Check-in begins at 8:30am and the speaker sessions will begin at 10:00am sharp! The Social Media Day Networking Party will be an awesome networking event at the beautiful Marina Kitchen inside the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, featuring food & drink samples, cool social media inspired contests, photo opportunities, and of course NETWORKING with tons of others passionate about social media.”
San Diego’s Social Media Day is co-hosted and planned by some of the city’s top businessmen and produced by Casual Fridays. It’s going to be a blast! BUT – you have to register for events so go do that now! And there are some costs.
But if you can’t make it anywhere in person, you can still join the movement by:
Signing up to attend or organize your own event on the Mashable Meetup Everywhere page.
Using the #smday hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and any other social network of your choice.
At Steelsmith, we get all things social media, digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, local SEO, CRM, email marketing and online marketing, so we are ready to make some noise about Social Media Day! We are ready to tell your story across the internet using the latest technology and techniques to attract and nurture your prospects, engage your customers and position your company as an industry leader. Give us a call. We’re right here in San Diego. We’ll make it all happen for you.