The above word mark was the winner of a contest to determine a visual identity for SMB. Once we get off the ground in Toledo, we’ll get our own. For now, I posted Ottawa’s logo so you could see the winner. Very cool!
From my conversations with people, the thinking is that many northwest Ohio-based small businesses are beginning to understand the importance of engaging their customers directly through knowledge sharing, two-way conversations, and the creation of valuable digital content. My impression, however, is that they are confused about social media terminology, what SMM tools are, what they can do for their business and how they go about adding them to marketing mix.
I think this ongoing event can be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to learning more about social media myself.
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.
Things have progressed fairly quickly. I started a discussion thread on the Ad Club of Toledo LinkedIn group and have had three people express interest in helping to plan SMB events in northwest Ohio.
We’ll be meeting soon to determine a venue, format and speaker for the first event. Check back here for updates.
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