Rome’s First Tweet Up

twitterCan you go anywhere today without overhearing a conversation about Twitter, Facebook or blogging?  Are you interested in joining in but have no idea where to start?  Or are you Tweeting and looking to find others to interact with both on and offline?

Join us for Rome’s First Tweet Up on Tuesday, November 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. This FREE event takes place at 333 On Broad.

Enjoy light snacks and $2 draught beer while listening to guest speakers share their tips and tricks on how to use Twitter and other social media tools to promote your business and build your personal brand. Not only is this a great opportunity to learn more about social media, but it is a great networking opportunity too.  Grab a stack of business cards and a friend and head on over to 333 On Broad on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m.

For more information about Rome’s first Tweet Up or to sign up to let us know you are attending, visit Facebook or follow @hometown and @carolflammer (that’s me) on Twitter.

Sneak Peek at Social Media for Business

social media for businessA sneak peek at “Social Media for Business” will be offered on October 29 from 2 – 3 p.m. by the Cartersville Chamber of Commerce right before Business Expo begins at The Church at Liberty Square.  Laura Everett, Social Media Manager with Flammer Relations, Inc. will give a sneak peek at the 4-part series the Chamber’s Small Business Council will host this winter.
Participants will learn about social media marketing with a brief overview of the most popular social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and a blogging overview. Learn the effectiveness of these tools and how they are used to create Friends, Fans, and Followers, and how to measure your return on investment. A business card is required for admission.

Cartersville’s First Tweet Up at Slopes

Slopes Carterville Sign about TwitterSlopes Carterville Sign about TwitterCartersville’s first Tweet Up will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Slopes Cartersville @SlopesCville. If you are a business owner trying to figure out how to use social media, this is a great opportunity to hear from local businesses using it effectively.

Please join us for networking, great BBQ and some social networking tips from @hometown John Druckenmiller with Hometown Headlines and Carol Morgan, as well as Jay Shell with 333 on Broad and Mark Mathison of Slopes Cartersville.

The Thursday night Slopes special is the Pork Plate. Buy one pork plate and two drinks and get the 2nd pork plate for FREE.

Bring a friend and learn more about how you can use social media to make business connections. Don’t forget your business cards.

New Media Atlanta is Coming in September

new media atlantaAre you planning to attend New Media Atlanta? I will be there! In fact, I’m excited to be speaking at New Media Atlanta.  I will get my 15 minutes of fame on stage (literally) talking about Reputation Management. More specifically, how important it is to engage in social media not only to build brand but for reputation management.  After all. . . When THEY Google your name, do THEY like what they see?

This conference is geared to business owners — from those who have already embraced social media to those who are trying to figure out how this powerful form of permission-based marketing can help their company.

This conference has an impressive line up of social media experts from Chris Brogan, President of New Marketing Labs, who will discuss his new book, Trust Agents, which he co-wrote with Julien Smith.

Other presenters include some of my absolute favorite social media gurus: Jeff Turner, Nicole Nicolay, Reggie Nicolay, as well as Atlantans Toby Bloomberg and Desiree Scales.

Best of all, if you register now and use THIS link you can get a 10% discount, visit

New Media Atlanta takes place Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Research Institute at 250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30318. For more information, call 678-694-7001.

Social Media Lab

social-media-labDo you own a small business? How about a BIG business? Are you reaching your customers online? Do you want to learn how to effectively use social media to reach your existing customers AND build relationships with new ones?

Social Media Lab is a four-week course offering the how to basics for promoting your business through social networking and blogging. Each week we will cover building a different site in a 90 minute lab. Find out from the experts how to build Friends, Fans and Followers.

  • Linked In – from building your personal profile to participating in groups, learn the ins and outs for getting the most out of this online rolodex and resume.
  • Facebook – build a Fan page and find out ways to promote it to your friends and customers. This is one online cocktail party that you don’t want to miss.
  • Twitter – create a Twitter account and learn proper twittiquette. Tweeting is like text messaging to the world, just don’t say anything that you don’t want Grandma to see.
  • Blogging – learn the basics of how to blog on WordPress. Your blog is the foundation of your social media program.  A well-built blog will be one of your Web sites top 10 referral sources.

We are booking Social Media Labs for fall in northwest Georgia and metro Atlanta.  Contact me at 770-383-3360 x20 to book a lab or for details on a lab near you.  As Labs are booked, we will update the seminar schedule.