written by Chris Burdge | August 18th, 2011
This morning I had a very interesting meeting with someone who attended SMCV11 (they shall remain nameless for the time being as you’ll be hearing from them soon). They were excited to tell me about the social media activities they recently launched as a result of ideas they picked up at SMCV11. In particular ideas that came out of Tim McAlpine’s talk about credit unions and social media.
This wasn’t the first story I’ve heard about social media success coming from inspiring ideas, people met or connections made at one of the last two SMCs. Don Power, who I met back in July 2010 at a tweetup he organized in Nanaimo, attended SMCV10 and took that opportunity to do a social media ‘clothes line‘ on Sprout Social CEO Justyn Howard in an effort to score a position as “Blogging Phenom” at Sprout Social Insights Blog.
So Here’s the Pitch
With more than 1,000 attendees from the last two SMC’s we know there are many more success stories out there. If you have a success story we’d like you to tell it right here on the SMC Blog. If you are interested simply leave a note in the comments below or on Twitter saying “I have an #SMCsuccessStory to tell” and we’ll get in touch with you about the details.
Paul, Tell em What They’ve Won
On December 15, 2011 we’ll do a random draw of all the blog posts we use and one lucky blogger will WIN an All Access Pass to SMCV12 + a copy of Chris Brogan’s new book.
Added bonus: and if that wasn’t enough (although I probably don’t have to tell you this because you’re already social media wise) you have the opportunity to plug yourself (company / organization) and your latest social media initiative within your blog post to the millions of people that read the SMC blog (okay that may be an exaggeration).
Your blog post will need to meet certain criteria in order to be published. It doesn’t matter how successful it was – even flops can be successes if you learn from it and improve.
- You attended either SMCV10 or SMCV11
- You did something you consider successful with social media as a result of attending SMC (learnings from a panel/speaker, making a business connection, meeting a social media coach, or simply being inspired…)
- This is open to individuals too. You don’t have to have a business or be part of an organization. Perhaps you decided to open a Twitter account to talk with other gardeners, quilters, Yoga enthusiasts, whatever, and now you have a host of new friends
- Blog post has to be written by you and be a minimum of 300 words.