Social Media for Entrepreneurs
We’re taking Business Over Breakfast on the road! This month we’ll be at the NSCC Waterfront Campus with online marketing expert Rob Begg, director of industry business development with Radian6 (www.radian6.com) and Joel Kelly, digital strategist with CCL Group (www.cclgroup.ca), as they discuss the social media phenomenon and how it is already affecting how business is done. Are you LinkedIn? A Facebook user? Do you Digg ? Do you tweet? Are you aware of your social media reputation? Do you enable or block your employees from social media sites? Do you think it does or doesn’t apply to your business? Cut through the standard hype surrounding social media and learn about how business can tap into this mega trend to: build brand awareness, network with other business professionals, and increase sales and maybe most important of all, create a dialogue between you and your target audience.
About Rob Begg
Rob is director, industry business development at Radian6, a social media monitoring/engagement platform for public relations, marketing and customer support professionals. Prior to Radian6, he founded Village Communications, a marketing consultancy that works with publishers and marketers to grow their audiences and revenue online. Rob has been a marketing executive for a couple of online media and software startups in Canada and the UK. He has almost two decades of experience in the media, interactive and technology industries. Rob is often sought to speak on topics of online marketing, media and interactive television.
About Joel Kelly
Joel is a digital strategist for Colour, where he plans and executes social media and website strategies. His background spans both print and online publishing, copywriting, and online media planning. Joel has worked on projects for a variety of clients, including Killam Properties, Bell Aliant, Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Teachers Union, and Nova Scotia Tourism.
Panel moderator – Dan MacDonald, President and CEO, InNOVAcorp
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
8:45 am - 10:00 am
NSCC Waterfront Campus
80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth, NS
Parking: As parking is limited at the NSCC Waterfront Campus, a van will be available, leaving from InNOVAcorp’s Technology Innovation Centre located at 1 Research Drive in Dartmouth, to transport you to the NSCC campus. Please feel free to park at the Technology Innovation Centre (in visitor parking, located at the front of the building) and get a ride to the event. The van will leave for NSCC at 8:30 am. If you are coming from Halifax via the Woodside ferry, a van will also be available to pick you up at 8:35 am at the ferry terminal and bring you to the event.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Morris at email@example.com by November 16, 2009.