San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THE FUTURE OF NOW: Always On, Always Connected
We are living in an age of unprecedented human connectivity.
Social Media has transformed the way Chicagoans live, do business and experience the world. Engage with people who will share the brightest and most innovative perspectives on social media during Social Media Week Chicago 2014.
At this year's community-sourced, city-wide event - The Future of Now: Making Sense of Our Always On, Always Connected World - you'll discover world-shaking ideas, cool people, and the best sites, apps and online stuff that make life better.
Video plays an important part in telling a story and sharing a message. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. At this sessions marketers will learn how to add video to their marketing mix to grow their business and connect with their customers.
Todor Krecu, Founder, Chicago Social Media Marketing Group
Grant Crowell, Video Strategist, YouTube Channel Manager (Contractor) – TouchStorm. He currently works as a YouTube Audience Development Manager & Strategist for Touchstorm, a technology-based services company that builds video audiences for the world’s largest brands. Grant’s previous worked as the YouTube Network Manager and Lead Online Video Strategist for CDW (Social Media Team) and for Sears/Kmart.com’s Content Marketing Team on Product Page video strategy and development.
Ben Hollis, Co-creator and host, Wild Chicago - Emmy award winner that took viewers on a trip through Chicago's "urban jungle", highlighting hundreds of offbeat and unusual people, places, and events in the metropolitan area.
Erik Niewiarowski, New Media Manager for WGN AM720, The Game 87.7, and WGN.FM. He oversees the video element that has been introduced to their programming, including live video streaming and sponsor branding.
Stanton Ware, Lead User Experience Designer, CSG International. Stanton is a designer with experience in graphic design, brand development, user interface design, interaction design, software product development and user experience. His educational background is in the field of architecture. Currently Stanton is working with the engineering team at Content Direct, CSG International as the lead user experience designer. Content Direct is the premiere digital content monetization solution for Studios, Broadcasters, Sports Leagues, Communications Service Providers, Cable Operators, Cable Networks, Content Aggregators and Retailers. There he works very closely with front end developers and back end developers to create a product that is delivered to the consumer via desktop, mobile and set top. Prior to his position at CSG International, he was the creative director for Texas A&M University.
6pm-6:30pm Registration and networking
6:30pm-7pm Grant Crowell
7pm-7:30pm Ben Hollis
7:30pm-8pm Erik Niewiarowski
8pm-8:30pm Stanton Ware
8:30pm After party at Cardozo's Pub, 170 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602. Tel (312) 236-1573
When & Where
Chicago Social Media Marketing Group
A discussion on Social Media Sites, Blogs, Podcasts, Online Video, etc. Social media sites allow people to share their content, opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives. These sites offer users tools such as message boards, forums, podcasts, bookmarks, communities, wikis, weblogs etc. to share text, images, audio, and video.