This summer, Social Media Tulsa will host a series of Meetups designed to help small business owners get acquainted with the tools of the social and mobile web. Focusing on the building blocks of a social, local,and mobile business.
The incubator will be open to the members of Social Media Tulsa meetup group only.
The incubator will consist of meetups July, August, and September. Each one themed with one or more of the following topics:
Help with social media basiccs
Social Media Marketing assistance
High-speed Internet access
How to incorporate mobile basics (mobile friendly sites, mobile payments, etc)
Smart devices for the social mobile local business
The social website (building your own site and making it share-able)
Party Aficionado, LLC will organize each event, meetup.
We’re looking for sponsors and supporters to provide
Contact me if you’d like to be involved. If this is successful we’ll do it again.
One of our members suggested we do a meetup at one of the local restaurants donating proceeds to relief fund. I thought it was a great idea. I’m always thinking of ways to show the power of social media.
Inspired by rocker Adam Levine’s Red Cross Paparazzi photo, I decided to ask members to create their own signs of support. During our meetup at Dilly Deli, we took photos with our signs. I especially loved the signs by the kids. The Napkin Dad, Marty Coleman even drew a napkin as his sign of support.
Not surprisingly once the photos were posted, the likes, tweets, blog posts, and pins helped to spread the message. People near and far had a way to donate and a way to share.
It’s proof that you don’t need a huge group to make spread, you just need a few people willing and able to start.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross
Text STORM to 80888 to donate $10 to Salvation Army
Text FOOD to 32333 to donate $10 to Oklahoma Regional Food Bank
Donate to the charity of your choice, or make a sign and share it on your social networking sites.
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES®, this week announced the results of an independent audit that confirmed a record number of international industry professionals – 36,206 – from 150 countries attended the 2013 International CES®. Serving as the launchpad for technology innovation and the world’s best venue to witness the entire consumer technology ecosystem, the 2013 CES featured 3,282 exhibitors from around the globe and a record number of startup companies, including the 150 exhibitors in Eureka Park.
The independent audit, performed by Veris Consulting, LLC, confirms CES’ status as the world’s leading innovation event as showcased in this CES video.
The 2013 CES, held January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, spanned more than 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space and welcomed 152,759 industry professionals.
“The 2013 International CES was the must-attend business event of the year and featured product debuts from all facets of tech, from automotive and wireless to up-and-coming categories like sensor technology and telehealth,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy. “This audit reaffirms the International CES’ position as the top event that draws the global technology industry and enables them to make deals, do business, and connect with the Fortune 500 executives, retail buyers, content producers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from every corner of the globe.”
Additional highlights of the 2013 CES Veris audit included: record attendance at the 2013 CES conference program, increases in several major attendee categories, including advertising executives, CMOs and retail buyers, a record number of automotive and digital health/fitness exhibitors.
The International CES provides an unparalleled networking and business experience for senior-level executives and top decision markers. The Veris audit confirms that 43 percent of 2013 CES attendees are senior-level executives. Presidents, CEOs and/or business owners made up 15 percent of attendees at the 2013 CES. Nearly one-third of all attendees are the final decision makers when it comes to new product purchases or partnerships with other companies, with 84 percent identified as having buying decision influence. More than 11,000 attendees represented companies with more than $500 million in total annual sales.
The Veris audit also confirms that CES is where global leaders from diverse business areas go to do business. More than 13,000 retail buying organizations, 8,000 manufacturers and nearly 6,000 engineering/research & development companies came to the 2013 CES. Additionally, more than 32,000 professionals from the content development and entertainment industry were in attendance, as part of the Entertainment Matters program, providing entertainment executives the chance to experience the latest devices, technologies and platforms that will broadcast content to the consumer.
“The number of exhibitors showcasing wireless & wireless devices also skyrocketed at the 2013 CES,” said Chupka, “reaffirming CES’ position as the world’s largest wireless event, with more than 630 exhibitors in this space.”
Top government officials attended the 2013 CES to learn how the latest technologies will impact the future. The show brought together more than 140 government officials from the U.S., including 12 members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, six state elected officials and five members of the Federal Communications Commission. Representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Energy were also in attendance.
Veris is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. As part of the Veris audit, each CES attendee is counted only once, and show size is calculated using only exhibit space sold, not hallways or bartered space.
The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. Post-show analysis included direct confirmation sampling, reconciliation of attendance lists, elimination of duplicate names, and verification of demographic data with the source of documentation.
Final audit numbers may differ from preliminary estimates given onsite due to additional badge pick-ups and badge reader reports. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the EEIAC and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE).
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