Friday, April 17, 2009

SEMINAR - Social Media Marketing: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs to Promote Your Community

The Colorado River Trail and the Texas Leadership Institute is cosponsoring a seminar entitled, "Social Media Marketing: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs to Promote Your Community." The seminar will be held in Austin, TX at LCRA's Red Bud Center on June 11, 2009. The seminar is only $50 and includes all course materials and lunch.

Does your community have a Facebook page? Do you know how to Twitter? How much traffic does your blog get? Learn how the answers to these questions can open the door to a whole new way of marketing your community. Using social media marketing, you can promote your community to visitors, keep residents informed and engaged, and participate in meaningful conversations with your customers.

Topics Include the Following:
  • Introduction to Social Media - Learn what social media is and how it can be used to effectively marketing and promote a community.
  • Facebook, Twitter, & Blogs: Tools to Try - Learn how to set up a Facebook page, a blog, and a Twitter account during this seminar. Don't forget to bring your laptop!
  • Live Web Site Critiques - Get supportive input from the presenter and the audience.
  • Case Studies - Hear from communities that are using social media now.
  • Live Webinar - Learn how to promote an event with social media via a live webinar.

Speakers include Carla Pendergraft with Carla Pendergraft Associates, Ellie Mirman with HubSpot (Boston, MA), Katie Cook with the Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, and Will Hampton with the City of Round Rock.

To register, visit the Texas Leadership Institute's website and sign up for course number 1382. If you have questions, please send an E-mail to Sarah Page.

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