SMBNH 9: Tracking Success

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!


This month’s Social Media Breakfast is brought to you by Magnitude Media, DimDim, and New Heights of New Hampshire, with breakfast sponsors Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Carpe Diem Coffee.

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, 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!


Let’s make SMBNH crackle with energy and success! See you there!

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