Social Media Day Miami Joins Global Movement for Fourth Year

by / Tuesday, 24 June 2014 / Published in Press Release

Miami event promises to host one of the largest gatherings in the United States

MIAMI – June 23, 2014 – On Sunday, June 29, social media professionals and enthusiasts looking to find inspiration and expand their knowledge will once again swarm the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for Social Media Day Miami 2014. Popularized by Mashable, Social Media Day is an international celebration of social media that attracts thousands of meet-ups across the world.

The free conference celebrates the art and craft of social media through presentations benefiting the beginner as well as advanced user. Panel discussion topics include best practices for digital marketing; reaching Hispanics, using social media metrics to target your audience; journalism and social media; the role of mobile; personal branding; and measurement and ROI. The event will take place throughout the Arsht Center’s campus, with registration being held at Knight Hall starting at 11 a.m.

Dan McCabe, director of Kevin Bacon’s 6 Degrees Foundation will give the closing remarks, along with a briefing on the foundation’s mission of using celebrity influence through social media to highlight happenings throughout the country.

Attendees will have the opportunity to socialize with the online community offline while enjoying music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the open bar happy hour mixer sponsored by Liqs at The Nest proceeding the event.

Now in its fourth year, Miami hosted one of the largest Social Media Days in the country in 2012 and 2013, and this year is expected to grow even larger, with more than 900 potential attendees. Mashable has named Miami as one of the top five cities to attend a Social Media Day event this year. In addition to the day’s activities, the event produces millions of online conversations about the present and future social media climate in Miami, as well as nationally and globally.

“Social media connects like minded people who’d never otherwise connect, and has become the most popular activity online worldwide” said Grant Stern, SMDayMIA organizer and President of Morningside Mortgage. “Social Media Day showcases speakers from many perspectives throughout South Florida, and gives their audiences a chance to meet offline.”

Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution unfolding in homes and workplaces everywhere. Each year, thousands of people organize hundreds of meet-ups across the globe. From Australia to the Philippines, all the way to Sri Lanka and Morocco, countries come together every June to participate in this global movement. Social Media Day Miami is being organized by local social media industry leaders including Grant Stern, Natascha Otero-Santiago, James Echols, Annette Peikert, Brenda Leguisamo, Annush MacLeod, Christine de la Huerta, Karl Nybergh, Heather Lopez, Sandi Abbott, Lee Hodson, Cynthia K. Seymour and Deb Hopkins. The event is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, rbb Public Relations, Keurig, and ONE | Sotheby’s International Realty.

“We strive to always have a finger on the pulse of social media and find new ways to use online platforms to connect with the Arsht Center’s audience,” said Andrew Goldberg, Vice President of Marketing at the Arsht Center. “Social Media Day showcases the best practices and newest trends in the field, and we are excited to once again have this event and the community behind it on our campus.”

If you are interested in attending Social Media Day Miami please visit www.smdaymia.com.

Attendance is free with registration, while tax-deductible donations are encouraged.

Social Media Day Miami Schedule

  • Sunday, June 29
  • Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Registration
  • 12 – 5 p.m.: Social Media Day Conference
  • 5 – 8 p.m.: Happy Hour Social / Networking Mixer at The Nest

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