November 9 - Portland, OR -- Catapult Your Social Media Marketing: Creating Integrated Marketing Strategies Using Social Media and Blogs
Join WEO for an interactive networking and business development event focused on social media marketing strategies. Business owner and creative strategist Marlynn Schotland will provide a practical overview of the topic. Experts on Facebook, LinkedIn, blogging, and Twitter will host tables in a trade-show format, discussing the unique environment of each social media platform and suggesting solutions for your business. The event will include a hearty appetizer buffet and plenty of networking.
Don't miss this opportunity to discuss your online marketing strategy with the following industry specialists:
Marlynn Schotland - Speaker and Twitter expert
Marlynn founded Urban Bliss in 2005 and offers more than 13 years experience in corporate communications, graphic & Web design, event planning & promotions, business strategy, organizational management, social media, and writing and editing. She's also the proud mother of two young kids, a serial blogger, and may be allergic to sleep.
Marlynn is an intuitive designer and innovative creative strategist whose combined modern graphics skills and communications savvy delivers clients the best of both worlds in one cohesive package. An energetic, dynamic speaker who believes strongly in empowering fellow entrepreneurs, Marlynn enjoys facilitating the Urban Bliss workshops. She has also been a presenter at SXSW Festival (2009), and at past events for Ladies Who Launch, Women's Business Center, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, and more.
Marlynn is the President of The Power MOB (Mom-Owned Businesses), member of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME), member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and has served on various industry association Boards.
Susan Finch - Blogging expert
Susan Finch has been developing websites since 1997. With more than 20 years experience in public relations and advertising, she combines her expertise in these fields with technical skill to create powerful marketing tools.
Susan enjoys assisting her clients in planning their marketing efforts so they evolve to include new and current technologies. She's often able to surprise clients with creative solutions using resources already in place. Her services go beyond building an online presence?she helps businesses identify who their clients are and who they want them to be (and possibly who they want to wish into the cornfield).
Susan's services include (but are not limited to) web design, blog design and setup, social media setup and training, marketing strategy planning, and domain solutions and setup. Her clients have included civic entities (her first clients were the City of Anaheim, the Anaheim Convention Center and the community of Leisure World in Laguna Hills, now known as Laguna Woods Village), nonprofits, small businesses, online retailers, and more!
Roman Schauer - LinkedIn expert
A seasoned entrepreneur, Roman Schauer has the first-hand experience and technical acumen to understand your business' marketing engine needs. He started in newspapers, spending 4 years as an editor and reporter for a daily, so he's a real content hound. He then launched a web design and hosting company. Roman has managed client projects ranging from blog posts to complex web application builds, and almost everything in between. His background building and managing companies ensures he understands what is important to small business owners. His years in journalism mean he's crafty with words. Now, after spending four years assisting major record labels with viral and social marketing, Roman helps fellow entrepreneurs find their voices through social and mobile technology to bring out their inner rock star.
Kimberly Schauer - Facebook expert
Kimberly Schauer has spent decades crafting messages that move?move audiences to cry and laugh, move the public to learn more, move clients to call, click or come in. From nationwide affinity group marketing at AAA Oregon-Idaho to her work as Communications Director for one of the most respected Chinese medicine colleges in the U.S., she grasps her clients' needs and helps them build just the right communication plan to boost their marketing and business. Whether you need a brand positioning plan, company slogan, or content for your site, she can get you there. She's also a social media maven. She went from Facebook phobic to Facebook fanatic in a flash, connecting with nearly 1,000 friends. As a 15-year marketing veteran and owner of the Digital Marketing Department, Kimberly can teach you how to embrace social media and integrate it into your business' marketing plan.
Together, Roman and Kimberly Schauer founded Digital Marketing Department. DMD provides strategy and execution of mobile, web, and social strategies for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Roman and Kimberly help DMD clients increase sales, develop brands online, and position themselves as experts in their fields. Learn more about their work at http://www.thinkdmd.com/.
Agenda: Registration opens at 5:45 PM; Program begins at 6:00 PM
Location: Madison's Grill, 1109 Southeast Madison St., Portland, OR 97214-3617.
Get directions. There is plenty of parking in their parking lot, with an overflow lot across the street.
Early Registration: (by 5pm, November 4th): $20/members, $25/guests (includes Dinner)
Late Registration or at the door: $25/members, $30/guests (includes Dinner)
For a great marketing opportunity, contribute to the raffle to benefit Shepherd's Door and WEO.
WEO Connect & Grow Dinner