Posted on 26 October 2011.
The Alabama Social Media Association has partnered with the Birmingham Business Journal for the second time this year for the “Crash Course in Social Media.”
The half-day workshop features three members of ALsocme’s Leadership Team: Michelle Amaral, left, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Chris Davis, center, of fi-Plan Partners and Jeff Vreeland, right, of Infomedia. Davis was recently part of the ALsocme Sept. 29 educational meeting, Social Media Success Panel.
Michelle will present on “People Are Following Me, Now What?” Jeff will present on “A New Type of Digital Strategy.” And Chris will present on “When Compliance Says No: Social Media Within Regulations.” Joining them will be Andrea Walker of W Social Marketing. The workshop concludes with a panel discussion.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Birmingham Museum of Art downtown. Tickets are $79, which includes breakfast, a subscription to the Birmingham Business Journal and a copy of the 2012 Book of Lists.
For more infomation, contact Ginger Aarons at the Birmingham Business Journal at (205) 443-5616 or email@example.com, or visit the event page.
Posted in Announcements
Posted on 19 October 2011.
Alabama Social Media Association board chairman Jeff Vreeland stopped by 101.1 FM The Source on Tuesday to appear on “The Lee Davis Show.” He talked with guest host Mark Harvard about social media and how small businesses can use it to grow.
Here’s the 23-minute segment (reposted with permission):
Ask us about how social media can be used for small business in the comments.
Posted in In The News
Posted on 07 October 2011.
Photo: Lynsey Weatherspoon
Our own Jeff Vreeland (left) of Infomedia will be one of featured speakers at the AAF AdExpo on Oct. 12, sponsored by our partner organization, Birmingham Ad Fed. He will cover “Online Consumer Behavior” in his morning session, one of a dozen planned for the daylong conference and trade show.
The conference will focus on branding, social media, mobile apps and more. Speakers include David Griner of ad agency Luckie and Co. and Paul Crawford of Scout Branding Company, both based in Birmingham. The headliner is Sandra Heikkinen (right), Google’s global communications and public affairs manager in New York.
The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Club atop Red Mountain. Tickets are $55, $35 for Birmingham Ad Fed members, which includes lunch; they can be purchased online.
For more information, visit the AAF AdExpo website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted in Events, Partners
Posted on 06 October 2011.
The Israeli Economic Mission and the Alabama Social Media Association met to discuss building
ties between tech companies in Israel and Alabama. From left, Jennifer Rubin Raskas,
Stephanie Hutcheson, Jeff Vreeland, Harold Hershberg, Wade Kwon and Roee Madai.
By Wade Kwon
The Alabama Social Media Association is going worldwide.
Three ALsocme board members met with representatives of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and the the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the State of Israel on Wednesday. The 90-minute meeting covered plans to connect Israel’s tech and social media companies with their Birmingham counterparts.
Representing the Ministry of Industry were Roee Madai, Consul for Economic Affairs, and Jennifer Rubin Raskas, Trade and Investment Officer, both based in Houston. Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was Harold Hershberg, Director of Economic and Trade Affairs based in Atlanta. All three focus on the U.S. South.
Representing ALsocme were board members Jeff Vreeland and Wade Kwon, and executive director Stephanie Hutcheson.
The Israeli Economic Mission group had met with the Birmingham Business Alliance earlier in the day and took in lunch at John’s City Diner downtown. The afternoon meeting with ALsocme took place at Innovation Depot. The group had more meetings scheduled for today in Huntsville on its Southeastern itinerary.
Among the discussion topics were Birmingham and Alabama’s advantages in fostering technology startups, Israel’s growing tech sector and steps toward building a working relationship to develop projects, partnerships and economic development for both the United States and Israel.
Wade Kwon is a co-founding board member of the Alabama Social Media Association.
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