Fans & Members
Social Media Club Milwaukee has teamed up with
Visit Milwaukee and Best Place at Pabst Brewery
The business of fun is serious business. In the greater Milwaukee area
alone, tourism spending generated more than $2.3 billion in economic
impact in 2011. Competition is fierce as destinations look for new and
innovative ways to engage leisure travelers and attract groups. What
are the challenges that Milwaukee faces in bringing visitors here? How
do those challenges mirror those of other organizations trying to
recruit new talent, business, and energy to our community? How is
VISIT Milwaukee forming non-traditional partnerships and thinking
outside the CVB model to address those?
Learn how social media is helping transform Milwaukee tourism with an
"inside out" strategy. And get the inside story on the development of
the Dear MKE film series and how the power of storytelling can be
Register here for this fun and informative event. (link)
Until then, tell us what you love about Milwaukee for a chance to win
a prize package at the October 9 event!
1. Like DearMKE on Facebook (please link to
http://www.facebook.com/DearMKE?fref=tck) and tag us with your video,
photo, or written content about why you love Milwaukee.
2. Follow us @DearMKE on Twitter (please link to
http://twitter.com/dearmke), and tweet us / use the #DearMKE hashtag
to tell us why you love our city.
That's all there is to it. On October 9, Visit Milwaukee will give out
THREE PRIZE PACKAGES, each made up of one $50 gift certificate to the
Capital Grille, two admission passes to the Pabst Mansion and two
admission passes to the Harley-Davidson Museum! Prizes will be awarded
1. Best video or photo submission on Dear MKE Facebook/Twitter
2. Best written submission on Dear MKE Facebook/Twitter
3. Most tweets with #DearMKE hashtag
Here's a "sneak peek" of the first DearMKE video to get your creative
juices flowing. (please link to http://www.dearmke.com/films/)
Bill Prange (@Bill_Prange) is the web marketing specialist at VISIT
Milwaukee. He’s responsible for overseeing VISIT’s interactive
marketing initiatives, including website content management,
e-marketing efforts and the daily management of its social media
profiles, along with supporting the team’s traditional marketing
Jeannine Sherman (@jeanninesMKE) is the director of public relations
at VISIT Milwaukee. She leads a team of PR professionals dedicated to
putting Milwaukee on the map as a destination of choice for leisure
and group travel. She is also the key contact at the Milwaukee Film
Office, serving as a resource for film makers who realize we’re more
than ready for our close-up. When not hosting press trips, pitching
stories or scouting locations, she directs VISIT Milwaukee’s social
Carrie Woods (@carrie_woods) joined the team at VISIT Milwaukee in May
2011 as Tourism Public Relations Specialist. She assists in media
relations from pitching travel stories to leisure writers and group
tour publications to hosting writers from around the country. Carrie
also assists on social media efforts and with the PR department’s
video and layout projects when needed.
Light appetizers and beverages.
Your donations are welcome and will help us bring
national speakers and book tours to our club.
A special thanks to Sue Spaight for helping us organize this dynamic event
Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month Aug-May
Spread the word www.visit-smcmke.com
Your hosts @ChiqitaMJ @PhilGerb @houseofbrew
When & Where
Social Media Club Milwaukee -SMCMKE
About the Social Media Club Milwaukee Chapter
Social Media Club [SMC] is a worldwide organization, with local chapters, that serves as connecting organization for anyone interested in social media. Membership is free and open to all levels, including beginners. Milwaukee’s SMC chapter presents events that mix socializing, networking and learning. Event attendees include entrepreneurs, corporate communicators, journalists, business professionals, publishers, marketers, media creators, citizen journalists, students and technology types.
For more information, join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/socialmediaclubmke, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow @SMCMilwaukee on Twitter (or follow our hashtag #SMCMKE).
SMC Milwaukee Board Members
Jonathan Brewer @houseofbrew, President; Phil Gerbyshak @PhilGerb, Treasurer, Aaron Biebert, @Biebert, Board Member, Phil Reinhardt, @PhilReinhardt, Board Member
Would you like to sponsor an event?
Sponsorships begin at $500; inkind sponsorships, door prizes and professional services donations are always welcome.
We’ll introduce your business or organization at our well-attended, quality events and you’ll also be promoted online via the SMC Milwaukee network.
#smcmke Social Media Club Milwaukee meets every second Tuesday of the month with exception of June/July so you can enjoy your summer.