Social Media Conference, May 1, 2012

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto

Your customers are on Facebook and Twitter everyday. They’re connecting with friends, making plans for the weekend and, most importantly, deciding who they’re going to do business with. They buy groceries, have their oil changed, sit in the doctor’s office, get their hair cut, and wait for their tax returns all while using social media.

Your business should have a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter and we can help. Twitter adds over 500,000 users per day. YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit each month. One in nine people on the planet are using Facebook. And people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.

The Chamber of Commerce is having a Social Media Conference that will be specifically designed for small business owners. Learn directly from industry leaders how to connect with potential customers and maintain relationships with your loyal customers. We will have guest speakers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and others to help you navigate the world of social media. If you’re new to social networking, you’ll learn all that you need to get started. If you have experience, even better! You’ll learn all kinds of time-saving tricks and have your questions answered.

The Milk Pail Market has almost 5000 fans on Facebook and Hobee’s Restaurant has almost 2,500. These are wonderful examples of local companies that expertly use social networking to connect with customers. People love to answer questions about themselves. One recent Milk Pail question was: In what country were you born? They had over 90 comments and discovered that their customers came from 28 different countries.

Ed Fike, owner of Hobee’s says that he checks his Facebook and Twitter pages multiple times a day because he enjoys being so closely engaged to his customers and he values the instant feedback that they give him. Could your business benefit from having friendly interactions with several thousand local fans? Yes, it could!

Embrace this consumer-driven reality and take advantage of what’s happening online. You need to do more than just have a website—you need to interact with the community, manage your image, and promote your products via social networking. Boost your bottom line and reap the benefits in very little time.

  • Find followers & fans that live in your community
  • Offer special deals when customers like, check-in, or follow your pages
  • Demonstrate what your company does with short videos
  • Show customers a sneak peek at new products or services
  • Increase positive sentiment about your product
  • Make testimonial videos of satisfied customers
  • Identify and go after your target audience
  • Become an expert by starting a blog and writing short articles about your industry
  • Learn how to most effectively maintain your social media accounts

Afterwards will be a networking event. Meet representatives from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Ask questions and socialize with industry leaders, local business owners, and fellow entrepreneurs.

We look forward to seeing you at the
Social Media Conference on May 1, 2012
at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto.

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Seating is limited for this very special event.
This event is brought to you by the
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and
Web Lunch Box.


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