PLEASE NOTE! ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED But we do have a limited number of tickets available at the door at the event venue:
School of the Art Insititue of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Windy City Social’s 3rd annual Social Media Summit was created to bring together brands, bloggers, agency contacts and consultants to connect and share best practices from all marketing channels related to social media. For the third year in a row, we are providing a creative and educational platform to connect and share innovative social media practices.
This is a must-attend event for anyone who works in marketing, social media or PR or is interested in learning what the best in the space are up to. The Summit is also a great way to learn cutting-edge social media best practices from marketing leaders.
You’ll walk away with actionable tips you can use right away at the office. Sponsors walk away having introduced their product to a positively charged, influential audience in an interactive setting. Everyone walks away with great business contacts and a renewed passion for their job.
There was so much great content to share this year that we added a bonus day. You can either attend just the full day of sessions on October 26th or by purchasing a bonus ticket you also have access to the bonus sessions & Mom, Inc. book signing on the 25th.
To see a full list of SMMS sessions and descriptions, check out our website: http://summit.digitalmegaphone.com/category/agenda
Speakers include Marketing leaders from
Pepsi, ConAgra, Kellogg's, Jockey, Walgreens, Domino's and more...
Your full-day Summit ticket includes POWERFUL sessions such as:
Marketing to Women - Stephanie Moritz (ConAgra)
Brands and Bloggers 201
Blogging has evolved into so much more than free product reviews. Meet two top bloggers who have created successful businesses through hard work, unique ideas and strong relationship building. They will share what motivated them to start their blog, how they grew their audience, examples of amazing campaigns they have worked on or witnessed as well as campaigns and pitches they’ve noticed that could have been executed more smoothly.
There are two sides to the brand/blogger equation so we decided to invite the brands and agencies to the party for an honest conversation about what each side is doing well or could be doing better. You’ll learn about brand ambassadors, how agencies vet bloggers, integrating your brand into event sponsorships and more.
Month at the Museum- Lisa Miner (Museum of Science and Industry)
The Museum of Science and Industry’s 2010 experiment, Month at the Museum, was the perfect marriage of crowd sourcing and online, interactive reality TV. The campaign garnered more than 1,500 applicants from around the globe, and more than 20,000 online votes to help select a winner. Lisa will share the results and the impact of the program beyond the views and tweets.
Small Businesses Making a Big Impact- Includes panelists from Foiled Cupcakes, SocialKaty, Onewed.com, and Pivotal Productions
Often times, small businesses don’t have the same resources as larger brands. A smaller budget doesn’t always mean small results. Learn from four businesses that have seen amazing results as a result of creative thinking and hard work. Find out the tips and tricks that any size business can use to build an outstandingly loyal community and results.
Mobile met Social- and it was a Beautiful Thing- Hosted by Adam Kmiec (Walgreens)
Hear about mobile campaigns that go beyond a free taco for every 5th check-in. Walgreens is raising the bar with strategic mobile campaigns that increase customer activation and the bottom line.
Upgrade to VIP and you’ll also get in on our extra-special bonus sessions including:
Danielle Smith / Aliza Sherman - Mom, Incorporated Book Signing
Meet entrepreneurs Aliza Sherman (founder of Cybergrrl, Inc., Webgrrls International and Mediaegg) and Danielle Smith (founder Danielle Smith Media and ExtraordinaryMommy.com) who have joined forces to write a book that helps moms (or women who are thinking about becoming moms in the future) learn how to take charge of the family/work balance by starting their own businesses. Mom, Incorporated is a holistic, user-friendly book that draws on Aliza and Danielle's own experiences as well as the experiences of other moms who've started their own successful businesses. You'll get a free copy of the book with the paid $99VIP Blogger Ticket**!
Vlog Seven-Day Challenge
Danielle Smith has created a special Seven-Day Video Challenge for our VIP attendees where she'll work to teach YOU how to generate vlogs that have the right content to draw views and impress the brands you are working with while helping you to become more comfortable in front of the camera.
Driving Traffic With SEO, Community Building and Beyond Bonus Session ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Driving traffic is essential to any business whether you are a blogger trying to work with brands or a brand trying to increase ROI, learn from experts how they drive hundreds of thousands of page views monthly.
Walk the Social Media Master Summit red carpet and let our professional photographers make you feel like a star! These pictures are perfect for everything from sharing on Facebook with your friends to posting as your professional avatar on your social networks.
**to qualify for the blogger ticket, you must be a full time blogger (who doesn't work for a brand, agency, etc.) and you must be blogging consistently twice a week for a year.
Please note: All ticket sales are final we do not issue refunds, but your ticket can be transferred (blogger transfer must be approved)