Upcoming Events for SMCDallas


Mark your calendars! Get a babysitter! Make plans to join us! Here is a list of what's coming up for the next several months: February 17, 2011 Social Loca­tion Mar­ket­ing Book Tour by Simon Salt There is no doubt Location-Based Services have changed the social media landscape over the last year. As businesses and agencies experiment to find ways to market via these platforms, evolution continues. Registration for the February 17 event is already live, so buy your ticket today! March 9, 2011 | SXSW Pre-Party Face­book Mar­ket­ing an Hour a Day by Chris Tread­away Chris Treadaway is the Founder and CEO of Notice Technologies, a company that produces local online advertising platforms for newspapers and local media. He was a … [Read more...]

SMCDallas Holiday Toy Drive was one Tweet Event


A huge thank you to everyone who came out to Mockingbird Station last Wednesday night to take part in our 2nd annual charity fundraiser. This year's beneficiary was the Vogel Alcove, a fantastic organization that provides homeless parents a safe place to leave their children while they work to rebuild their lives. We joined forces with Holiday Tweet Drive, a nation-wide toy/clothing drive that is using social media to give back to children who are less fortunate and spread some Holiday cheer along the way.  So Vogel Alcove was a perfect partner for us!  This event is happening in various cities nation-wide to promote social good in the month of December. Guests enjoyed a pub-crawl style event around Mockingbird Station with stops at … [Read more...]

The Social Network: A Tweet Review.

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Leave it to Mike Merrill to kick off the night with a spoiler... and here's how the movie screening of The Social Network went down: And nothing against the concept of social media but... and don't even get me started on Shawn Parker!  Looking forward to the sequel.  There will be a sequel.. right? Or is that what the Twitter movie is? … [Read more...]

How to make your social media life easier? Well…

Eddy Badrina

Hey everybody! Cynthia Smoot of Gangway Advertising here, with a recap of last night's SMC meeting! Click here to see all the party pics on Flickr. The Social Media Club of Dallas held it's monthly meeting at the offices of Buzzshift in Mockingbird Station last night.  The topic? How to Make My Social Media Life Easier? And don't we all need to know more about that! The first 45 minutes was spent mingling and devouring the delicious pizza and sandwiches that were provided by our food sponsor, Neo's Pizza. Elysa Rice got things started by welcoming guests and thanking the sponsors. Eddy Badrina kicked things off by talking about the importance having a Social Media Strategy and Objectives. He stressed that it's important to arm … [Read more...]

Summer Social at The Quarter Bar

the Quarter Bar in Uptown

Not every meeting of the social minded has to be intellectual and all business. Sometimes, we just like to let our hair down and... talk. I know, that seems really old-fashioned. But we are all about taking this new-fangled technology and bringing it offline to enjoy a good old-fashioned evening of socializing. Of course, what happens there will definitely end up on Twitter, Facebook and maybe even YouTube. This is the Social Media Club after all!  We hope to see you there. Thursday, July 22 6:30-9:30 PM The Quarter Bar 301 McKinney Ave at Hall 2nd floor/Rooftop Deck Dallas, TX 75204 … [Read more...]

Talking Socialnomics with Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman with Jackie Bese

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that one of the hottest social media videos around is "Social Media Revolution" by Erik Qualman. It has received over 2,000,000 views since it debuted in July of 2009. So, call it good karma that we booked Erik to speak and mere weeks before his scheduled appearance, he released an updated version of his smash viral hit called "Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh)" We had a lot of newbies a this event, thanks in part to Erik's national exposure. It was great to see some fresh faces in the room!  Erik's appearance also brought out a few of our local super-stars, like Cali Lewis and Giovanni Galluci. Becky Pearce tweeted, "Really excited to have met @CaliLewis in person tonight. I was a … [Read more...]

An Evening with Tim Hayden: In Pictures and Tweets

The Crew from Magic Logix

What a treat to spend the evening with Austin's Tim Hayden of Blue Clover.  You might know him by his former twitter handle @GamePlanHayden.  He has a new job and a new twitter name: @TheTimHayden.  If you aren't following him on twitter - please do so NOW. I liked Tim from the first time I met him.  He doesn't come in preaching the gospel of social media.  He questions.  He provokes.  He teases.  He ridicules what he sees as mass media hype.  Yep, I like him a lot. So, here's how the evening went: Meals On the Move was our food sponsor of the evening.  They deliver from a bunch of different restaurants in the Dallas area.  From single orders to large catering events, they can bring what you want right to your door. I love that! For … [Read more...]

An Evening With John Jantsch In Pictures and Tweets

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I logged on to write a recap of tonight's awesome SMC event with Duct Tape Marketing's John Jantsch, and then I thought, "Why not let the tweets speak for themselves."   So, here is a recap of the evening by those who were in attendance: "Now playing at Studio Movie Grill: #SMCDallas! http://post.ly/f51q" @AGardina "Reason u should join local Social Media Club: who wouldn't want to sit in room full of nerds, tweet, drink & hear smart ppl talk?"  @Elysa "At #smcdallas & just received a preview copy of The Referral Engine from @ducttape. Can't wait to read!" @SarahAlyea Dallas' own @Cali Lewis showed up to plug her upcoming conference. "I am pumped for Open Camp. Blogging geeks (definitely me) unite!" @JerodMSF … [Read more...]

Social Media Club Partners with PubCon South


PubCon South will roll into Dallas on April 13 - 15, 2010, and according to them,  "whether this is your first or your tenth PubCon, we will have the speakers, tracks, sessions, networking events and parties that are bound to make this one of the top search and social media events of 2010." PubCon Dallas will have top keynote speakers and a full slate of sessions focused on the hottest technology trends to bring all our attendees business knowledge and solutions that go far beyond what other conferences offer, making PubCon's reputation as the conference that starts where others finish more fitting than ever before. PubCon Dallas will feature sessions dedicated to pure search engine optimization and organic search, search … [Read more...]

Highlights from the Jan. 21 Chris Brogan Event


Dallas showed its Southern hospitality last Thursday night when it welcomed social media godfather and NYT best-selling author, Chris Brogan, to town.  Chris lived up to his reputation, providing insights into the art of translating human-interaction into sales transactions. Here are a few photographic highlights from the event.  More photos can be found on the SMC Dallas Flickr page. For those of you who didn't make it to the event, Cynthia Smoot, made a video recap of highlights from the night. The lighting inside the theater was dimmed for the screen, so it's not the best quality - but it's Chris' talk, not his looks, that should make you want to watch this! We enjoyed seeing new faces at this event and hope to see you all back for … [Read more...]