Social Media Atlanta is a week-long series of events which celebrates the technology and social media marketing achievements of Atlanta. It is kicking off today. For five days, all across Atlanta, participants will have the opportunity to attend events designed for Atlanta's thriving social media community. So thriving that most of the events are sold out and have been for weeks. The ATDC and I are super excited to be playing a role in making it a great week of content and networking after things kick off Monday at the opening night celebration at The Fox Theatre.
- On Tuesday at 10:00 am Laura Nolte of Green Theory has assembled a panel to discuss "Social Media for Startups" in the ATDC's Hodges Room. The panel includes Adam Rice of Looxii, Dave Williams of BLiNQ Media, Jeremy Porter, of Journalistics, and Nicole Jayne of Scoutmob. I know a little about the subject myself and am honored to have a seat on the panel. We are going to discuss how to effectively develop and deploy social media strategies in a startup environment.
- "Is the Web Dead?" I don't think so. But on Thursday at 11:30 am my former colleague and current leader of PR+MKTG Camp Dan Greenfield will lead a spirited discussion on measurement, messaging & engagement in the age of apps. Peter Fasano of Dachis Group, Scott Lockhart of Regator, Jennifer Jones of Porter Novelli, and Jerry Rocha of The Nielsen Company comprise an astute panel of experts. This ATDC hosted event is catered and sold out.
- Later that day at 4:30 pm, once again in the Hodges Room, Olivia Patrick has put together a panel on "GenY and Social Media". Kids these days know nothing about listing panelists. They do know social and I am eager to hear what they have to say.
While either sold out or on waiting list these three events are just a small part of an ambitious calendar of 40 events that are planned for the week. There is something for everyone and if we don't meet in person at ATDC our social streams are sure to cross online.
Cross posted to www.atdc.org