As emerging media becomes more and more main stream, the demand for a monthly breakfast has declined. This is largely due to an increasing number of social media events at all times of day putting a strain on resources for planning and sponsorship as well as attendance – people simply don’t have time to attend everything! That doesn’t mean SMBNH is over, though, it just means it’s not happening monthly any more.
Our next Social Media Breakfast will be September 14th, 2012. It will be epic – the advantage of doing fewer breakfast is that we have more time to get amazing speakers and cool venues. Please email me if you would like to suggest a speaker, as this is now entering planning phase, or if you would like to offer to sponsor in some way.
As many of you know, my co-founder Kevin Micalizzi moved to San Francisco thanks to his amazing job with Data.com. I’ll miss him terribly not just as a friend, but also as an extremely efficient planning machine that helped me pull of SMBNH for the last three years, as well as PodCamp NH. That means if SMBNH is to continue at any frequency, I’ll need some help! Planning events is not a one person job.
Ping me if you think you are up to the task (warning: it’s time consuming). It should be noted that I am not just looking for help in the short term – at some point I’ll want to step down from this beautiful thing I’ve created and need someone who might be the right fit to take it over and carry the torch.
MEANWHILE, you can sign up for the next Social Media Breakfast NH right now, even while we are planning it. Note: Ticket price is “Pay What You Want”, as donation help us pull this off for you.
Welcome to SMBNH: Circles of Influence: Google+ and How Social Media Empowers Users to Unite, Grow and Shape Communities
With a focus on large scale communications and communites as well as small scale, we explore how social media has helped nations topple, companies grow, politics change, local movements get off the ground and more. Whether it’s news regarding Libya’s conflicts or supporting a local talented artist by creating community and communication, these flexible tools help make it happen.
This month we are being hosted by Phillips Exeter Acedemy in Exeter, NH.
From their Mission page:
“Exeter seeks to graduate young people whose creativity and independence of thought sustain their continuing inquiry and reflection, whose interest in others and the world around them surpasses their self concern, and whose passion for learning impels them beyond what they already know.”
Some of our brightest stars have attended Phillips Exeter Academy and benefitted from their philosophy.
This month’s focus brings us a well rounded group of speakers as well.
The morning begins with an address from Phillips Exeter Academy, then seques into our three speakers, starting with
Leslie Poston, Founder of Magnitude Media and co-author of Twitter for Dummies, contributor to the Social Media ProBook and author of the Grande Guide to Social Advertising, as well as (coming in 2012) Social Media Metrics for Dummies, will address some of the privacy concerns faced by educators and others when building communities. Then moving on to
John Herman, Media Literacy Educator and Founder of NH Media Makers, author and polymath as well as a very special guest from Google will talk to you about building community, applying media literacy best practices and other topics related to Google +, and will demonstrate several of the Google + capabilities live during the talk.
We’ll then be closing the morning with our featured speaker:
Grant Sanborn, Director of Interactive Marketing for HCA Healthcare. Grant will speak about the challenges and best practices he’s experienced in building an online community around a 17 hospital group, including Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
There will also be a one hour campus tour of Phillips Exeter Academy immediately following the breakfast as well. We encourage you to take part.
All of us at SMBNH look forward to seeing you all there.
We hope to see you at our next SMBNH on May 20, 2011! Online signup closes on May 19, 2011.
You can read what Social Media Breakfast NH is all about, how Leslie started it many moons ago and who the awesome people on the SMBNH team are who make these breakfasts possible, like co-organizers Kevin, Nik, Karen, Diane, Matt, Susan and Melanie by heading over to the official blog and reading our About SMBNH page. There is also a mailing list in the side bar there – signing up means you will hear about these events first!
Leslie and Kevin would like to thank Melanie Burger, without whom we couldn’t have pulled off SMBNH this month. Thank you!
The Theme for May 2011’s Social Media Breakfast NH is Local Business Tech
We’ll be discussing how customers and businesses are using social media to go local, buy local, eat local and more, and how companies, employees and customers can use these tools to their advantage.
8:30 – 8:58 AM Networking and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 Sponsor Remarks by Roundabout Diner
9:05 – 9:25 Sarah Diment, The Beachmere Inn
10:05 – 10:30 Group Q&A with all speakers at the front to field questions
We’d like to thank our venue sponsor, the locally owned and operated and social media active Roundabout Diner.
We’d like to thank our food and beverage sponsor: Roundabout Diner
Roundabout Diner is a locally owned restaurant with fabulous food and service, centrally located on the Portsmouth Traffic Circle to serve you.
We’re looking forward to having these sponsors involved in May!
Note: There is plenty of parking at the diner
Tell your fellow NH VIPs that we’re looking for YOU to help make SMBNH 2011 amazing:
We’re looking for your help to direct the topics of the next year’s Social Media Breakfast NH! Won’t you fill out this quick form letting us know what you want to hear about for SMBNH 2011?
We’re also adding to our speaking roster for 2011 – have you always wanted your 15 minutes to share your knowledge with your SMBNH peers? Now is your chance! Tell us all about you and how you can help us increase our brain power at an SMBNH in 2011 on this form.
On The Web
By Email (Leslie)
Updates and changes to this event, including confirmed speakers not yet listed, can be found on the blog.
As the holiday season approaches, all of us at SMBNH are working to build a schedule for 2011 that has even more quality speakers, the topics you want to know more about, and that makes its way to every part of the state. We’re scheduling now for SMBNH in Upper Valley, Keene, Monadnock, Nashua, Portsmouth, Manchester, and more.
Have you always wanted to be a speaker at one of our breakfasts? The best way to do that is to toss your name in the ring! Simply head over to our SMBNH Speaker Registration Form and tell us a little about yourself, and you’ll be up for consideration when we have a topic that fits. The more detail you can give us, the better able we are to select appropriate speakers for each topic. Don’t worry – we don’t share your information with anyone else.
We’ve covered a lot of topics since we started way back when, but we may not have covered YOUR desired topic (or maybe we covered it, but the information has changed and it could use a refresher). Let us know what you want to learn more about in 2011 on our SMBNH Topic Request Form. Just to reiterate – we don’t share your information with anyone else. We just use it to contact you if we have questions.
I can’t wait to see what you propose and which of you wants to speak! One note: speakers must live or work in NH – the point of SMBNH is to highlight the talent that we have right here in the Granite State.
I am so happy that so many folks in Nashua turned out today for the first time bringing Social Media Breakfast NH to your city. We’ll be doing it more regularly (and with less kinks) in the future. With a plethora of challenges occurring behind the scenes in pulling this off, including having trouble with venue, sound difficulties, speakers flaking out at the last minute, speakers agreeing to be last minute replacements and more, your tolerance was very appreciated and we hope to see you at the next one (and will be holding it a venue much more conducive to learning next time).
That said, Nashua has some very different concerns from the upper part of the state and the seacoast region. I’d like to get some feedback for future events on what topics are near and dear to your hearts and would fill your needs the best going forward. I’ll be sharing the information I receive with Diane, Kevin and Matt as well. Of note, some things about the breakfast don’t alter from event to event, regardless of location. The breakfast portion of the day is always a half hour networking over coffee and light, portable fare such as bagels, fruit, pastries and such. The speaking portion is always geared toward three speakers with Q&A at the end of the day.
NOTE: THE EVENT IS ON February 19, 2010.
Ticket sales end on 2/18 in the evening. Do not confuse the Eventbrite ticket end date with the event date!
You already know about us, since we are the breakfast maestro each month, and DimDim, who handles the periodic live casting of the breakfasts (note: this breakfast will not be live cast). Let me tell you a bit about our venue:
We’re excited to have New Heights – Adventures for Teens donating space at their Portsmouth Facility (we’ll be in the gym). If you’re not familiar with New Heights – Adventures for Teens, their mission is:
To assist Seacoast youth to develop the competence, character, confidence, and resiliency necessary for a healthy and successful adulthood.
Thanks to Salina McIntire of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce for helping with introductions to the venue team and sponsor this month!
Theme for the 9th Social Media Breakfast: Tracking Success
The ninth Social Media Breakfast NH (hashtag #smbnh) will be all about topics related to Tracking Success in Social Media. In this struggling economy and shifting paradigm we need to be working together to be more successful and better weather the storm. We should be pulling in all aspects of technology, new media, old media and social media to succeed. This meeting will help us lay the foundation for a richer, better education, tech and new media community in NH.
In addition to Leslie Poston (myself), who will be your host and MC for the morning, you will have three speakers giving three brief presentations on topics relating to the theme for the morning.
Opening Remarks by Leslie Poston (SMBNH founder)
Welcome Remarks by Wayne Moulton of New Heights
Sponsor Remarks by Grant from Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Maria Simos (@mesimos), CEO of e-Forecasting.com, will talk about finding, measuring and analyzing econ data online.
Wayne Kurtzman (@waynenh), Senior Marketing Analyst at Hello Direct, will talk about the future of analytics, including augmented reality and more.
KD Paine, founder of KD Paine & Partners and often called the “Goddess of Measurement”, well known around the country for her knowledge on the topic, will be speaking on measurement in an online world.
This is going to be a great breakfast!
Social Media Breakfast History
On seeing growing demand in this area, I decided to fill the need with a new branch of the nationwide Social Media Breakfast in NH. It isn’t that we don’t love Boston, because we do, but our neighbor to the north is rich in technology and social media, and often overlooked when events are planned. I saw a need for networking opportunities that were easier to get to for the northern tech and social media crowd, and decided to step up and fill it. Because NH itself is a diverse and scattered state, the Social Media Breakfast there will be just a little bit different than the one in Cambridge/Boston. Our first meeting was in January 2009, and was a roaring success.
What is a Social Media Breakfast?
From the official description: The Social Media Breakfast was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event where social media experts and newbies alike come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.
The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than a dozen cities throughout the United States and around the world.
How will the Social Media Breakfast in NH be different?
The main difference between Social Media Breakfast NH and other SMBs will be all-inclusiveness. I do not want only social media people and companies to attend, I also want technology types, programmers, coders, tech writers, tech companies and more to attend. As a state that is rich in technology but scattered in distance, I think the best networking and connection making effect will be achieved by combined our different cultures. You never know, as a social media type you might just meet the coder you’ve been looking for to create your dream project if we all come together to connect and to learn from each other!
TO SPONSOR THIS OR A FUTURE SMBNH CONTACT LESLIE POSTON via Twitter, Email or Phone.
Let’s make SMBNH crackle with energy and success! See you there!
That’s right, we’re changing it up a bit in August for the Social Media Breakfast! I know the rest of you are as ready for summer sun and fun as I am, so I thought we’d go for broke and have a BBQ bash on August 21, 2009. From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM we’ll be taking over the floating gazebo, floating band stage and grassy lake side at Rick’s Pond View on Route 125 in Kingston, NH!
We’re going to have a band, Rick is going to roast a pig for us and serve all the fixin’s, and there will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea and water will be included with the BBQ). We are seeking sponsors (partial sponsorship is ok). The sponsorships will be used to pay the band and pay for the food. Rick is generously donating the venue space for free.
This Social Media Breakfast NH will be a slightly different format. Instead of having speakers, we are inviting you to bring your family to this afternoon of networking and fun. Sponsors will get the benefit of being part of the marketing for the event (we’ll make sure you get lots of exposure in the coming weeks). They’ll also get to take the microphone briefly to tell us a little about why they sponsored and what they do as a company.
I’m looking into getting shirts made for what we hope to be an annual event at varying venues across the state. If I do get shirts done (it’s pretty short notice), the sponsors will also have logos on the back of the shirt.
So, the sign up page will be going up shortly. If you want to be a full or partial sponsor, please email me directly or use the Google Voice button in the right sidebar to leave me a message.
This will be a blast, and a great way to celebrate and network before everyone get back to school and fall routines. Even CEOs get to play “hooky” once in a while – it makes us human.