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Social Media Conference & Retreat in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Social Media Association of Michigan

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Join us for our inaugural Social Media Conference and Retreat in Frankenmuth, Michigan!


AGENDA

Friday: 
6pm - 9:30 pm - Meet and Greet

SATURDAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: 
8:30am - 9:00am - Registration and Breakfast

Master of Ceremony

Hajj Flemings Headshot

Hajj Flemings, CEO/Founder of Brand Camp University
 

Susan Emerick - Frankenmuth Conference and Retreat Speaker
9:00am - 10:00am - Keynote: "How to Transform Teams, Empower Employees, Integrate Partners and Mobilize Customers to Beat the Competition in Digital and Social Media" presented by Susan Emerick, Marketing Director of Individual Markets at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and author of "The Most Powerful Brand on Earth"

Ben Geiger, Frankenmuth Social Media Conference and Retreat Speaker10:00am - 11:00am - “Bureaucracy Doesn’t Fit Into 140 Characters: Effective, Responsible Use of Social Media in the Public Sector” presented by Ben Geiger, Special Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

11:00am - 12:00pm - Lunch and Social Media for the Public Sector Panel

Panelists:
Matt Dibble, Founder at Final5
Bud Gibson, Chair at EMU’s Center for Digital Engagement 
Terry Streetman, Membership and Public Affairs Coordinator at Michigan Nonprofit Association
Rebecca Thompson, Senior Director of Engagement at United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Dave Murray, Frankenmuth Social Media Conference and Retreat Speaker12:00pm - 1:00pm - “Demystifying Big Data and Identifying Social Media ROI” presented by Dave Murray, Social Media Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Tyson Gersh, Frankenmuth Social Media Conference and Retreat Speaker1:00pm - 2:00pm - "Start-up Non-profits for Millennials: branding, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, and the power of online engagement" presented by Tyson Gersh, Founder and President at Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI)


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2:00pm - 2:30pm - BONUS SESSION: Fireside chat with Craig Daitch, Chevrolet's Senior Manager of Social Media hosted by Susan Emerick, Marketing Director of Individual Markets at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


2:30pm - 3:00pm - Networking Icebreaker 


Saturday Workshops 9am - 3pm

(runs concurrently with conference presentations,

podcasts of each session will be available on Sunday)

9am: Facebook Advertising hosted by Janice Ratski, Vice President at Social Media Club Great Leakes Bay
 
10am: DIY Social Media for the One the Go Professional hosted by Stephanie A. Watson, CEO at D3P PR
 
11am - 12pm: Lunch in the Main Conference Room *
 
12pm: Facebook Engagement Optimization hosted by Joseph Wesolek, Web & Social Media Specialist at Beaumont Health System
 
1pm: Using Creativity and Agility to Improve Your Content Marketing hosted by Mike McClure, Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group
 
2pm: LinkedIn and Twitter Ads hosted by John Patterson, Global Social Media Manager at Kelly Services




SUNDAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
8:30am - 9:00am - Welcome and Breakfast 

Master of Ceremony

Jeff Barrett Headshot

Jeff Barrett, CEO of Status Creative


Shannon Paul, Frankenmuth Social Media Conference and Retreat Speaker9am - 10am - Keynote: "The Impact of Mobile on Social"presented by Shannon Paul, Vice President of Social Media at Fifth Third Bank

Sarah Fretwell, Frankenmuth Social Media Conference and Retreat Speaker10am - 11am - “The Four Buckets of GM’s Social Media Center of Expertise” presented by Sarah Fretwell, Senior Social Media Advisor at General Motors


11am - 12pm - Building Brand and Agency Partnerships Panel

Panelists:

Alana Frazier, Senior Account Executive at Lowe Campbell Ewald

Linda Girard, CEO at Pure Visibility

Elizabeth Linabury, Director of Channel Strategy at Team Detroit

Tom Nixon, Chief Marketing Alchemist at Alchemy


 

Chad Wiebesick Headshot            John Patterson Headshot

 

12pm - 1:00pm - BONUS SESSION: How To Start a Career in Social Media with Chad Wiebesick, Director of Social Media at MEDC (Pure Michigan) and John Patterson, Global Social Media Manager at Kelly Services




Sunday Workshops 9am - 3pm
Attendee picks Saturday session podcast
 

The Bavarian Inn & Local Attractions Feature:
  • Indoor Water Park
  • 18 Hole Mini Golf Course
  • Indoor Arcade
  • Karaoke
  • Dinner Shows
  • Shopping
  • & More!

 

Bavarian Inn Lodge Reservations: (855) 652-7200

Mention that you are with the Social Media Association of Michigan's Conference and Retreat to receive the special rates.

 

Room rates are $139.00 per standard double room, $149.00 per premium double or king room, and $199.00 per suite, single, double, triple, and quad occupancy per room, per night. There is an additional $15 charge per person for a 5th or 6th person in the same room. Rollaway bed charges are $15 per night and cribs are $5 per night. 

Deadline for reservations: April 10, 2015

 

Please book in advance to ensure availability.

 

*It is important that you contact the hotel at least thirty days prior to your arrival date and identify yourself as a SMAMi Conference and Retreat attendee. Provide the Bavarian Inn with guest name(s), requested type of room, requested bed type (i.e. king, double/double queen, twin or suites), check-in and check-out dates.

Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of your reservation.


Interested in reaching digital marketing professionals and decision makers at the Social Media Conference and Retreat in Frankenmuth? Email SMAMiorg@gmail.com to request our sponsorship package.


 

Sponsored By:

Frankenmuth Social Media Conference Sponsor - GM

General Motors

Frankenmuth Social Media Conference Sponsor - Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank

 

Frankenmuth Social Media Conference Sponsor - SIS

SIS



Media Sponsors:

Frankenmuth Conference Media Sponsor - Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner


Frankenmuth Social Media Conference Sponsor - CMSWire Logo

CMSWire


Frankenmuth Social Media Conference Media Sponsor - Corp Logo

Corp! Magazine


Presented By:

 

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Social Media Association of Michigan

Have questions about Social Media Conference & Retreat in Frankenmuth, Michigan? Contact Social Media Association of Michigan

When & Where


Bavarian Inn
1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Social Media Association of Michigan

Our mission is to promote social media as an impactful communication vehicle through state-wide education, adoption of social platforms and dissemination of successful social media solutions in public and private sectors.

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