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Become a Sponsor for the #STLSocialGood Conference!

By Danni Eickenhorst (@STLDanni)

BECOME A CONFERENCE SPONSOR

Just announced - Social Media Club is partnering with ready + willing for the #STLSocialGood Conference to be held February 6, 2013 at the Danforth Center. We are seeking sponsor partners to help elevate this conference - to bring tools to young professionals and non-profits seeking to amplify their messages with minimal resources and time. 

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR PARTNER?

  1. Engage up to 300 young marketing professionals, social media influencers and non-profit professionals with your interactive booth/presentation space. 
  2. Amplify your message through the #STLSocialGood event attendees across social media to an estimated 300,000+ social media users.*
  3. Attract brands and networks of relevant hyper-social influencers
  4. Brand Awareness & Recognition – your organization will gain critical exposure & credibility
  5. Business Development – your organization will have the opportunity to develop valuable relationships with new partners/clients and deepen existing relationships.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AVAILABLE:

All sponsorship levels listed below will have the opportunity to have a table in the lobby of the event. There will be extended breaks between sessions where attendees will be encouraged to visit with tables for more information and resources. All sponsors who choose to have a table must provide useful take-aways for our attendees and an interactive experience to add interest to the vendor area.

Looking for other options within a specific budget or reaching a particular audience? Let's talk. Fill out our sponsorship form and let us know how you'd like to be involved.

Education Sponsorship:
Underwrite a discount code for local marketing students to attend the event at a reduced cost. The amount of the discount is flexible. We will promote on social media and via a targeted email blast to local universities and students with your logo and links. We will include your logo on-screen at the event as well. 

Non-Profit Sponsorship:
Underwrite a discount code for local non-profit professionals and United Way members to attend the event at a reduced cost.We will promote on social media and via a targeted email blast to local universities and students with your logo and links. We will include your logo on-screen at the event as well. 

Networking Sponsor:
We hope to host a one-hour happy hour at the conclusion of the event. The Networking Sponsor would underwrite a portion or all of the cost of the happy hour and would receive prominent recognition during the networking session, throughout the event, on social media and all event materials. This sponsorship level would have the opportunity to have a table at the event as well. 

Interested in sponsoring #STLSocialGood? Fill out our sponsor interest form and an SMCSTL board member will be in touch soon!

*Estimated, based on historic hashtracking trends.

2 Great #SMCSTL Events to Attend: #STLFW and @SocialIRL

We have partnered with two more organizations on social media themed events. We are excited to invite you to join us!

Thursday, 9/19

The St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards will kick off Saint Louis Fashion Week with a VIP cocktail reception and awards ceremony, followed by the STLFW Kickoff Party.

  • St. Louis Fashion Blog Awards begin at 6 p.m.
  • Doors open for the STLFW Kickoff Party at 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. Where: Three Sixty | Hilton at the Ballpark

Tickets: $15 GA (Kickoff Party Only) / $25 VIP (Blog Awards & Kickoff Party) (Get 10% off your ticket through SMCSTL! Code: SMCSTL)

View the St. Louis Fashion Blog Award nominees here and find get info about all the shows at SaintLouisFashionWeek.com

Tuesday, 10/8

Social: IRL is pleased to return to St. Louis with:

How a Social Business Strategy Can Enable Better Content, Smarter Marketing and Deeper Customer Relationships 

Join us for this half day workshop with social business pioneer and Edelman SVP of Social Business Strategy, Michael Brito.

  • Designed for brands, agencies and organizations already invested in the social space.
  • For those seeking a deeper level of social maturity.
  • Each attendee also receives Michael Brito's book, "Your Brand, The Next Media Company."

When: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: St. Louis Community College Corporate College

Tickets$50 Event Registration (book pre-order included)

Celebrate Bike Month at the #SMCSTL Happy Hour on May 1st

SMCSTL board member Jess Leitch (@jessleitch) is giving up her car for National Bike Month. She'll be learning to navigate St. Louis in an entirely different way using a bike and public transportation. Follow along as Jess blogs about her adventures on connectingstl.org and cityinajar.com. Join us this Wednesday with Connecting STL (@GreatRiversSTL) at Handle Bar (@HandleBarSTL) in the Grove as we kick off Bike Month with the #CarFreeSTL Happy Hour.

Register here

#CarFreeSTL from Jessica Leitch on Vimeo.

August Event Preview: Search + Social

 Search and Social

Search and Social

So, you might be wondering, what's SMCSTL doing hosting an event about SEO? Well, the way we see it, social media is far more than just high-profile social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

For the last several years, SEO and social media marketing have existed on parallel paths. Both can be lumped under the header of digital communications, but each requires a different skill set, and it is easy to assume they don’t intersect.

The truth is search and social are becoming more intertwined. The average user has probably noticed social media content in their search results. Advocates of Google’s social network, Google+, point to its SEO impact as a key reason for marketers to get involved.

Recently, a controversial article from Forbes, “The Death of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, and Real Content” suggested that social media content will kill the SEO industry as we know it.

Clearly we all need to better understand how these disciplines work together. That’s why SMCSTL has assembled a panel of specialists for our August event, including:

The panel will be moderated by SMCSTL President Erin Moloney.

The panel will cover key topics including how social media effects search engine visibility, hot topics in search and social, and best practices.

What do you want to know about SEO? Please submit questions for our panelists using the hashtag #smcstl, on our Facebook page or in the comments of this post

SMCSTL & Ford - Auto Show Bash

Start your engines!

Welcome to 2012 and a new year of social events with the Social Media Club of St. Louis. We're changing things up this year so look for new formats, new events and new faces all around. Our first event will be a FREE reception at the St. Louis Auto Show hosted by Ford Motor Company for all the SMCSTL fans. This event is first come first serve and will have a limited capacity so please RSVP and let them know you're with SMCSTL when you arrive. Come mingle with other professional and casual social media users in town and enjoy complimentary, appetizers, drinks and admission to the Auto Show, courtesy of Ford.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Reception: 5pm-7pm, Show Floor: 7pm-10pm

America's Center - Room 142

This event is FREE but space is limited, so please RSVP and honor your commitement. Stop by, grab a drink, then head off to the show floor!

 

Register for SMCSTL & Ford - Auto Show Bash in Saint Louis, MO  on Eventbrite

Big thanks to this months sponsor: Ford Motor Company

Ford