Social Media Charlotte Lives Again – in 2012
If you are in the greater Charlotte NC area and spend much time online, you probably at some point will hear about Social Media Charlotte. Known online by the hashtag #SMCLT, this is a group that was started many years ago by Jason Keath (Social Media Speaker and Consultant and business partner of mine). For several years now, they have moved from just one person organizing it to a group of board members.
This morning, the new board of directors held their first event of the year. The events are named Social Media Breakfasts and this year started with a discussion of the new networks, platforms, and strategies. The discussion focused mostly around Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+. I did not agree with everything that was said, but I did agree with most. But that’s not important.
What’s important is that Charlotte’s Social Media networking group has finally been resurrected. This group has traditionally for several years now been the central point of discussions about Social Media locally. It’s also been a great place for the average person just getting into social media and Internet marketing to meet who’s who in Charlotte online.
We need groups like the Social Media Charlotte group (and the Search Engine Marketing Association of Charlotte). SMCLT now has started up their events and given their site a facelift. Please drop by www.SocialMediaCharlotte.com and start having conversations. Get involved, Charlotte. It’s a good group.
Special thanks to the organizers and board members for resurrecting the group.