September GRSM Tweetup at SiteLab

September 23, 2011

This month’s GRSM Lunch will be held at SiteLab’s venue at Noon on the 29th. SiteLab is in the old, gutted, JA Building at 2 East Fulton St. In case you don’t know what SiteLab is: SiTE LAB creates temporary site-specific art projects aimed at facilitating dynamic collaborations between the art, education, business and cultural communities of Grand Rapids.

Thursday’s event will have the artist, Alois Kronschlaeger, Eric Kuhn (from SiteLab) and Kristen Underhill, from Storming The Castle Pictures, (a videographer) discussing their Social Media efforts before and during ArtPrize. Each will speak about 5 minutes with some QnA, but mostly this is a tweetup to discuss what you experience at SiteLab. You’re encouraged to twitpic or tweet, video or Facebook post your experiences.

So grab a sandwich from any of the downtown establishments and join us at GRSM.


August 2011 GRSM – MyGR6

August 15, 2011

August 25th Noon at the Amway Grand, Atrium Room

Do you know about this new initiative that Grand Rapids is doing this year? My Grand Rapids in Six Words @MyGR6 – is a community movement designed to allow anyone to express their sentiments about our community using just six words. MyGR6 mashes up social and traditional media.

Inspired by the urban legend that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in just six words and the resulting six-word story and six-word memoirs, MyGR6 has collected nearly 5,000 stories about our community.

Join Beth Dornan (@BethDornan) of Amway Public Relations and John “Gonzo” Gonzalez (@GRGonzo) of The Grand Rapids Press to learn how MyGR6 was created and how it uses a blend of print, online and social media to get people to share their pride and share their six.

We’re moving this particular event to the Amway Grand Hotel (Pantland), in the Atrium Room. It’s on the lower level by the river just off of the staircase.


Summer Break

July 21, 2011

Dear Fans of GRSM:

This month, we’re taking a break and not having an event at the GR Community Foundation. We’ll be back in August with new content. Check this blog or our Facebook page for more information about next month’s meeting.


GRSM – June 30th – Video on a Budget

June 29, 2011

The next GRSM lunchtime meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Building at 12pm on Thursday, June 30th. GRCF is located at 185 Oakes Street SW Grand Rapids, MI. (map). Josh Beebe (@beebtown) from SEI Studios (@seistudios) will be leading the presentation.

“Video on a Budget”

Josh will be talking about how to plan, create and get your video out there for your followers.  How to keep it cheap and quality to best represent your brand.

This is a lunch event, but we are not providing lunch, so please visit local eateries and bring your food on in. Founders and Ritz Koney are both local places, but if these dont whet your appetite there are many restaurants nearby. Come on out and invite a friend or co-worker that may have some interest. Spread the word and lets make this our largest event so far!

Again we will be live streaming the event for those that cannot attend, the stream can be found in the Tools tab up above. Also see the sidebar to follow us on Twitter.

 


GRSM – May 26th Search as it Relates to Socail Media.

May 26, 2011

The next GRSM lunchtime meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Building at 12pm on Thursday, May 26th. GRCF is located at 185 Oakes Street SW Grand Rapids, MI. (map). Christina Torri from Mindscape will be leading the presentation.

“Search as it Relates to Social Media”

We will be talking about how to better use the search tools in some of the major social media platforms.  We will also be looking how google searches can be used to find what you are looking for and who you are looking for.

This is a lunch event, but we are not providing lunch, so please visit local eateries and bring your food on in. Founders and Ritz Koney are both local places, but if these dont whet your appetite there are many restaurants nearby. Come on out and invite a friend or co-worker that may have some interest. Spread the word and lets make this our largest event so far!

Again we will be live streaming the event for those that cannot attend, the stream can be found in the Tools tab up above. Also see the sidebar to follow us on Twitter.

Update: Here is the archived video of todays presentation. GRSM May 26th


GRSM April 28th – How to Get Followers

April 27, 2011

The next GRSM lunchtime meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Building at 12pm on Thursday, April 28th. GRCF is located at 185 Oakes Street SW Grand Rapids, MI. (map). We will be having a group discussion on How to get Followers (Twitter and Facebook).

“How to Get Followers”

We will be talking about different methods one can use to get followers on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.  This will be a group discussion that will allow us all to share what works and what does not.  These types of events are great because so many different methods can be brought up and talked about, along with seeing true actions leading to results.

This is a lunch event, but we are not providing lunch, so please visit local eateries and bring your food on in. Founders and Ritz Koney are both local places, but if these dont whet your appetite there are many restaurants nearby. Come on out and invite a friend or co-worker that may have some interest. Spread the word and lets make this our largest event so far!

Again we will be live streaming the event for those that cannot attend, the stream can be found in the Tools tab up above. Also see the sidebar to follow us on Twitter.


GRSM March 31st, Social Media Workflow.

March 28, 2011

The next GRSM lunchtime meeting will be held at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Building at 12pm on Thursday, March 31st. GRCF is located at 185 Oakes Street SW Grand Rapids, MI. (map). We have a trio of speakers who will be talking about “Socail Media Workflow”.

“Social Media Workflow”

Dino Baskovic is the manager of online public relations and social media for Amway Corporation. He is responsible for strategic direction of all social media initiatives that support corporate and brand reputation. Dino was formerly a professor of web design at Lawrence Technological University, as well as founder and principal of Vincena, an interactive marketing consultancy based in Detroit and Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, NC). Dino has an extensive PR background and has counseled agencies and clients since graduating from Kent State University with a B.S. in public relations in 1997. He can be found online at dinobaskovic.com and on Twitter: @ProfessorDino

Donna Bova is currently a public relations executive with Pine Rest, Donna is charged with building positive awareness about the Pine Rest Foundation and Pine Rest fund raising efforts through the development and execution of programs, partnerships and campaigns. She is responsible for the creation, management and execution a media and social media plans targeted at building brand awareness, generating interest and providing value to the community. Her Social media accounts include: www.facebook/pinerestfoundation, www.facebook/malindasappcomfortcorner, www.facebook/rusticmarket, @PineRestFound, www.PineRest.wordpress.com Donna is a board member of GRAPE (Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence) and GRSM (Grand Rapids Social Marketing). @dfbova

Marnie Suhr is the service manager at San Chez, and has worked in hospitality since the age of 15. She graduated from GVSU in 2007 with a BS in Natural resource management, and is self-taught in social media. @sanchezbistro

This is a lunch event, but we are not providing lunch, so please visit local eateries and bring your food on in. Founders and Ritz Koney are both local places, but if these dont whet your appetite there are many restaurants nearby. Come on out and invite a friend or co-worker that may have some interest. Spread the word and lets make this our largest event so far!

Again we will be live streaming the event for those that cannot attend, the stream can be found in the Tools tab up above. Also see the sidebar to follow us on Twitter.