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Social Media Club Austin



Our schedule of events is below. Locations, hosts/sponsors and topics will be listed as they become available. All events are FREE, unless otherwise stated. As agendas become available, we'll add links to them from this page (click on the date). Thanks to our sponsors, and to everyone on the Austin leadership team for their hard work to make this schedule possible!


IDEAS WANTED: We're also looking for great upcoming event ideas. Check out the Austin Ideas page and share your thoughts on possible upcoming events, speakers, sponsors, etc.  






All the events organized by Social Media Club Austin in 2010 will be held at the BazaarVoice Headquarter's in Austin,TX.   


Follow us on Twitter ( @SMCAustin) and our Facebook Page for up to date information!. 


On Coming Event


Social Media Club Austin Holiday Party: Molotov's on Thursday Dec 9th 7-9 pm!

 We will be on the roof of Molotov to drink, dance, and be merry!!

 Evening starts at 7 pm and officially goes until 10 pm but really it goes until the last person goes home.

Let's end this year with fun, festivities, and celebrate the great year we've had!

Friday, November 05, 2010 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)


Chris Heuer, founder of Social Media Club is in town for two days and wanted to get the chance to mix and mingle with the local Professional and EDU chapters in Austin, Texas. So we invite all local members of Social Media Club, as well as friends and fans of Chris Heuer to join us this Friday evening at the Cedar Door for drinks, snacks and good conversation about where Social Media Club is headed in the next year. 


  Twitter: Chris Heuer


  Linkedin: Chris Heuer



Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)


Chevrolet presenting on their social marketing for the new Chevy Volt and many other cars. Attend and tweet #ChevySMC for chance to drive your choice of several Chevrolet cars for a week and check out the new Corvette and Cruze up close and personal. RSVP and use the #ChevySMC hashtag. Must be present to win!

Special thanks to Hurley of Chaotic Moon for providing this month's refreshments, to BazaarVoice for being our location sponsor and to Core Media Entertainment for providing the Livestream & Replay of the meeting.



Tuesday, September 21 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm


At the September Social Media Club Austin meeting hear from a panel of experts led by our own SMCAustin Webmistress, Vicki Flaughter on why Social Media is so important to having an effective Search Engine optimization (SEO) strategy. Learn how to link SEO insights with social media marketing tactics to develop an effective roadmap focused on reaching your target audience and delivering measurable results. As a fun bonus, we will also have a Social Media Challenge to win copies of the book, Empowered: Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business. In Empowered, Forrester's Josh Bernoff, coauthor of the best-selling book Groundswell and Ted Schadler explain how to leverage social collaboration to transform your company by unleashing the mighty force of these HEROes.




August 2010 Social Media Club AustinMeeting 


Tuesday, August 17, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)



How do you become a better writer? By writing. How do you become a social media powerhouse? By engaging in socialmedia. In the online world, whether it be marketing or socialmedia, your words are the only touch point to your enthusiasts, fans, customers and prospects. Keeping your readers engaged and interested is the ultimate goal of any online copy. Learn from a panel of talented Austin writers on how they have perfected their craft and how you can boost your online writing and community engagement with the help of their writing hindsight.


Omar L. Gallaga is a technology culture reporter for the AustinAmerican-Statesman and a regular contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered" on the subject of digital life.  


Emily Starbuck Gerson holds a communications degree from the University of Texas. After two magazine internships, she became the editorial assistant at CreditCards.com. Emily was next an online copywriter and content strategist at HomeAway, Inc., and she is now the marketing and communications manager for theirBedandBreakfast.com brand. 


Daniel Senyard is a South African-born, English citizen who currentlyresides in Austin, Texas. Across six cities on three continents, Daniel has written both for business and pleasure. While at Seattle digitalmedia firm, FILTER, Daniel wrote copy and coordinated projects for companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Linden Labs.  He then moved down to Austin to work as a writer and project manager at Keller Williams Realty International


Moderator: Olga Garcia is a bilingual marketing and public relations strategist currently running her own social media and marketing consulting practice and is consulting as the Marketing Programs Manager at Powered Inc



July 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting


Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)


Join us for a sweet summer treat at July Social Media Club AustinMeeting.

This month's panel topic is Social Snacks. Learn how three of Austin's most beloved local food companies have leverage Social Media to create buzz, grow community and most of all create new and loyal customers. Charla Adams from Sweet Leaf Tea, Michael Bepko from Whole Foods and Olivia O'Neal from Sugar Mama's Bakeshop will share examples of how they have successfully leveraged SocialMedia for business. You'll also get a chance to sample their goods first hand and ask them all the questions inquiring minds want to know at the end of the panel.


Since our meeting falls on July 20th we will also be celebrating MediaLeaders Day: Pictures and Twitter stream will be posted in real time to allow us to connect with thousands of professionals working in marketing, advertising, technology and social media in cities across the globe.




June 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting

DateTuesday, June 15th, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)


Get your passport ready to join us for our June meeting to check in on Location-based Social Media. IncSlinger & Gowalla will give us insider tips.


Simon Salt  presents: Why Social Location Sharing is not a game – How Marketers can use Location apps for revenue gain.

Then hear from Jonathan Carroll of our own Austin-based Social Location Startup...Gowalla!

Special Thanks to Pubcon for June's Meeting Refreshments! Be sure to register now for PubCon's search and social media training program and workshops, right here in Austin on July 21, 2010.

May 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting




DateTuesday, May 18th, 2010 from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT)




Get Schooled on the Impact of Social Media on Academia at the May Social Media Club Austin Meeting! Lessons learned shared from a panel of 4 unique perspectives on this subject.




This month we have a panel of four experts on the many ways that Social Media is transforming Academia, each with a unique view. Creation, participation and learning are all aspects of Social Media that benefit university students, faculty and alumni to connect and extend continuous discovery beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. We'll hear from a professor in Communication from Texas State, a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin who is also a Master Inventor at IBM, a community manager and blogger from the UT McCombs School of Business and a graduating student in Communications. Bring your own questions to quiz the panel at the end of the discussion. Be sure to join us to learn something new at this month's Austin Social Media Club.




Special thanks to Calendars for providing refreshments for the May meeting. Be sure to check them out for the best selection of calendars in the known universe and to give them a special shout out or #ff @calendars




April 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting with David J. Neff & Aaron Bramley



 DateTuesday, April 13, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)


We look forward to seeing you this evening. If for some reason you can now not attend, please let us know so we can release tickets to waitlist. As a reminder, tonight's interactive presentation:

 Be a part of  the action at the April Social Media Club Austin Meeting!

LIVE Baddassery: Social Media Video


Come watch our own David J. Neff and Aaron Bramley of Ridgewood: Ingenious Communications Strategies (a 23-year old PR and Digital Solutions agency with a brand new office in Austin) discuss the ins and outs of creating video for the Social Web. Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a video for the Social Web.   The two will teach these concepts while actually making a video for the Austin Social Media Club LIVE, before your very eyes. Will they succeed? Will they #FAIL in front of a live audience? Come and find out at this month's Austin Social Media Club.




David J. Neff

David helps Non Profits and people for a living. He does that at Ridgewood: Ingenious Communications Strategies where he is the Senior Digital Strategist and consultant to a wide variety of amazing non profit clients. He has been called a Teacher, Speaker, Blogger, Network Weaver, and Social Media Scientist. He was also named one of the "Top 20 Social Media People in the state of Texas" by the Austin American Statesman in 2009. The American Marketing Association awarded him the "Non Profit Social Media Marketer of the Year" in 2009.


Aaron Bramley


Aaron helps his clients build robust communities by using a multitude of online resources including social media and multimedia platforms. By creating rich audio and video content, along with their distribution networks, he gives his clients the tools they need to communicate effectively in the media landscape of the 21st Century. He also constantly researches to keep Ridgewood on the cutting edge.  Aaron recently spoke on a panel at SXSW Film about cause-driven film. For more information click here: April 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting Reminder from last month's meeting that the newly revampled global Social Media Club site is now live. Be sure to go check it out and join our local Austin chapter at http://www.socialmediaclub.org   Thanks and see you tonight!

The Social Media Club Austin Leadership Team




March 2010 Social Media Club Austin Meeting with special guests: SMC Founders & Damien Basile

We've got a great meeting in store for March with three special guests joining us!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)

Austin, TX

Come meet and hear about all the exciting new changes coming to the Social Media Club from the founders, Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells who will be kicking off this Social Media Club launch March 12th  from SXSW. Be sure to check out live reporting on SxSW from the Social Media Clubhouseon the Lake from March 12-21 with blog posts each day and a daily recap show produced with TechZulu and Justin.tv every day at 6pm CST.

You can register for it here

Tune into live streams on the Social Media Clubhouse blog of The Synaptic Web Summit (Saturday, March 13th @ 3pm CST) sponsored by Intel, Maximum Engagement: Understanding the Social Media Multiplier (Sunday, March 14th @ 3pm CST) sponsored by Awareness, Inc and the Co-Working Summit (Monday, March 15th @ 1pm CST) sponsored by Moonfruit. Each show will be followed by a special musical performance from a rising music star.

Damien Basile will also be joining us from the New York SMC Chapter and the NYC Chat Pack to talk about digital branding. Damien is a communications strategy consultant currently working with We Are Family Foundation on Three Dot Dash, Just Peace 2010 conference & TEDxTeen. Damien is the founder of womENT an organization that empowers female entrepreneurs through discussion and to create a Network while building their businesses. Damien has previously been the Director of Social Media at Campbell Publicity and HSDominion/CHMajor. He is a prolific blogger onTheCauseIsTheHabit.com

And if you haven't already registered for the Social Media Club Austin Party during SXSW sponsored by KickApps and Akamai, be sure to HID lights register now as space is limited. It's Sunday March 14, 7pm – 10pm. KickApps Bar @ Hickory Street, 800 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas. Hear a special performance by Jeff Lofton, participate in the Social Media Scavenger Hunt for cool prizes and get free professional avatar and event pics by As You Wish Photography. Come Out and support Austin Sunshine Camps,

Social Media Club Austin Party during SXSW

Come join the Austin Social Media Club, KickApps, & Akamai for a Social Media Celebration with great entertainment, interactive Twitter Games, and drink specials. Complimentary drinks for first 100 RSVP’s.  fat burning furnace scam 

Details: Sunday March 14, 7pm – 10pm. KickApps Bar @ Hickory Street, 800 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas

You can register for this party here 


February 16th

A sold out crowd once again!. The event's highlight was an excellent presentation by Ehren Foss on 'The  Science of Social Networks'. You can find the presentation slides here.


January 19th

 Bazaarvoice hosted the 2010 kickoff for the Austin chapter of the Social Media Club. More than 100 members attended, ranging from college students to CEOs. Bazaarvoice’s own Michael Osborne kicked off the meeting, followed by Marcel Santilli from IBM’s Rational Software group.

You can find more information about this event here.





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Comments (1)

Carl Webb said

at 8:22 pm on Mar 9, 2010

I can't wait to get more involved!

Carl Webb

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