Thursday, July 21, 2016

Support Chicago Restaurants

Did you know that as a Giftie member you're supporting local restaurant owners like Dana from Doodle's Doughnuts in Old Town?

The $36 per year starter membership lets you take and use 12 gift cards over the next 12 months, at an average value of $15 each while discovering what's good and local in Chicago.  From Andersenville to Pilsen and everything in between Giftie has got you covered.

That's approximately $180 in value, from your choice of over 100 locally-owned restaurants over the next 12 months. Use them 12 days in a row, or one per month; it's entirely up to you.  There has never been a better deal than Giftie, nor has there ever been a better time to become a member and support our local restaurant scene.

To activate your membership, in the app tap the top left corner to access Giftie MENU and go to USER SETTINGS. Then, go to SUBSCRIPTION and select the package that best suits your needs.

As always, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to email Giftie directly.




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

From Downloads to DAUs w/ United Airlines, SpotHero, Curiosity & dscout

Join us on July 20th for a panel discussion with growth experts from United Airlines, SpotHero, Curiosity & dscout.


The Deets
Engagement is the new success metric. We will talk about strategies on how turn your downloads into active users and boost app engagement. Learn from our panelists and see what challenges you might face and which metrics are important to grow your app.

Panel discussion includes:
- How to improve user on-boarding
- User activation tactics
- How to encourage users to return
- Important user lifecycle metrics
- How to eliminate churn and boost up mobile retention
Come one, come all, bring an appetite & lets #PizzaBeerMobile.

Schedule
6:00 pm - Doors Open & Networking
6:45 pm - Panel Starts
7:30 pm - Q&A
7:45 pm - Networking
8:30 pm - Doors Close

Where?
Yahoo Chicago Office
John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave, #3300


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Are you registered for Social Media Day Chicago 2016?

Industry experts will discuss social media marketing at the 6th annual Social Media Day Chicago on June 30 at Rockit Bar & Grill on Hubbard St.

When: Thursday June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

We will be served light passed appetizers and guests will receive 2 drink tickets for beer or house wines.

Participants:
* Colleen Dunn - Social Media Manager of Rockit Ranch Productions
* Philip Tadros - founder at Bow Truss, owner and operator at Doejo, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Budlong and Apotheca Foods.
* Daliah Saper - Intellectual Property, Media, and Business Attorney at Saper Law; Adjunct Law Professor at Loyola and Univ. of Illinois
* Anthony Martorina - Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club
* Nycole Hampton - In the marketing space for over 11 years with a focus on social, digital and influencer marketing strategy.
* Monica Eng - Reporter/Producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Media

Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

Regards,
Todor Krecu
Chicago Social Media Marketing Group
http://chicago-social-marketing.com/
http://www.meetup.com/social-media-marketing/
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=160978
http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoSocialMarketing
https://plus.google.com/communities/106092863619576663068
https://twitter.com/ORDSocialMedia



Saturday, June 25, 2016

6th Annual Social Media Day Chicago

Join us at Rockit Bar & Grill as we celebrate the sixth-annual Social Media Day in Chicago! We’ll have food, drinks, music and other surprises. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

When: Thursday June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

These are just a few of the people that will be giving talks on social media:
* Monica Eng - Reporter/Producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Media
* Nycole Hampton - Marketing Strategy Leader with a focus on social, digital and influencer marketing strategy
* Anthony Martorina, Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club
* Daliah Saper, Intellectual Property, Media, and Business Attorney at Saper Law; Adjunct Law Professor at Loyola and Univ. of Illinois
* Philip Tadros, founder at Bow Truss as well as owner and operator of Doejo, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Budlong and Apotheca Foods
* Colleen Dunn, Social Media Manager of Rockit Ranch Productions


Regards,
Todor Krecu
http://twitter.com/tkrecu/
https://www.facebook.com/tkrecu
https://www.instagram.com/tkrecu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tkrecu

Chicago Social Media Marketing Group, LLC
http://chicago-social-marketing.com/
http://www.meetup.com/social-media-marketing/
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=160978
http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoSocialMarketing
https://plus.google.com/communities/106092863619576663068
https://twitter.com/ORDSocialMedia


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Social Media Day Chicago 2016

We’re thrilled to celebrate the annual Social Media Day in Chicago! We launched the event in 2011 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. We invite you to join fellow social media enthusiasts by attending Social Media Day Chicago on June 30.

When: Thursday June 30 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W Hubbard St
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

Talks:

* Monica Eng - Reporter/Producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Media
Monica Eng is a food and health reporter for WBEZ, Chicago Public Media. Before coming to WBEZ, Eng worked for 16 years as a food and culture reporter for the Chicago Tribune where she was forced to get a Twitter account. Today she is happy she did so.

* Nycole Hampton is a leader in marketing strategy. She has been in the marketing space for over 11 years with a focus on social, digital and influencer marketing strategy. In 2015, Nycole’s Choose Chicago Instagram series #TakingOverChooseChicago featuring top influencers was a Shorty Award Best of Tourism finalist. She has been a featured speaker and panelist at Social Media Week, Social Media Masters Summit, Social Media Day Chicago, Lake FX Summit & Expo, and featured guest on WhyISocial Podcast and popular national hashtag chats #MillennnialTalk, #MediaChat, #ContentChat and #SproutChat. Connect with Nycole on Twitter and Instagram @msnycole and Snapchat Nycolehampton.

* Anthony Martorina, Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club
Anthony Martorina is the Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club in Chicago, a monthly cooking competition that raises money for the charity Fight2Feed & is a qualifying round for the World Food Championships. He recently judged the Chicago Tribune's first ever Mac n Cheese Food Court Battle as well as being a judge at the World Food Championships. Anthony Martorina is currently building his own brand as a social influencer. He has over 2000 online reviews of restaurants & hotels around the world along with over 10,000 photos of food. Anthony is currently a Yelp Elite, Google Local Guide & a Top Contributor for Trip Advisor including being a VIP guest host on Twitter chats. He loves sharing his food with the World.

* Daliah Saper has handled many high profile cases (including one she argued before the Illinois Supreme  Court) and is regularly interviewed on national tv, radio, and in several publications including Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC News, 20/20, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune.  She has repeatedly received the honor of being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, is recognized as a leading Media and Entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners, featured on the covers of TheXemplar magazine and Chicago Lawyer Magazine, profiled by the Chicago Law Bulletin,  and has been nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Most notably, in 2012, Law Bulletin Publishing Company selected Daliah Saper as a “40 under 40,” an incredibly competitive list of accomplished attorneys selected from thousands of qualified nominations.  She serves as an Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. As a litigator she handles cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, online defamation, domain name squatting, and commercial disputes. As a transactional lawyer she helps clients choose the right business entity, drafts bylaws and operating agreements as well as sweepstakes and contest rules, negotiates contracts and licenses including website terms of use and privacy polices, and provides comprehensive trademark and copyright counseling.

* Philip Tadros, founder at Bow Truss, explains his innovation firm developed when he had a lease on a storefront and needed to put a business in it. He had always wanted to source, roast and prepare great coffees. When the opportunity presented itself, Philip curated an amazing team and the response was enormous. Since that time, the demand has been forcing Bow Truss to grow. At Bow Truss, our goal is to make specialty coffee more approachable without sacrificing quality. We bring fantastic single origins, naturals, and delicious direct trade coffee to our customers through partnerships and collaborations around the world. Philip says, “It takes a tremendous amount of time and energy. That mixed with extreme ups, downs and unknowns. You make up your own world, and wrestle and shape your outcomes based on personal drive and your team. I'm always risking everything for my business.” Today, Bow Truss has been in business for three years and is privately held. Our team is very motivated and in love with the company's culture. Our employees are committed to quality and ensuring specialty coffee stays inviting.
In addition to Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Philip also owns and operates Doejo, Aquanaut Brewing Company, Budlong and Apotheca Foods.

* Colleen Dunn is the Social Media Manager of Rockit Ranch Productions, an Emmy Award Winning Restaurant and Nightclub Development and Management company. She has been with the company for five years and no two days have been the same. Although her job makes her constantly hungry from all the food photos, she enjoys what she does and loves interacting with all the guests. Connect with Colleen on Twitter and Instagram @Codunn!

For this event you must register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-day-chicago-2016-tickets-25511810512

For more information or questions about Social Media Day Chicago 2015 contact: Todor Krecu - ChicagoSocialMediaMarketing(@)gmail.com

Twitter hashtag is #SMDChicago and tag @Rockit

Must be 21 or older to attend


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Goose Island Tap Room and Food Trucks in June 2016

Goose Island Tap Room is now open and they have invited local food trucks to stop by and sell their food.
Goose Island production brewery is where they celebrate the craft, urban heritage, innovative spirit and their dedication to making great beer. The Tap Room is at 1800 W Fulton Street. The capacity for the tap room is 80.
The Tap Room is open Friday from 2PM-8PM and Saturday from 12PM-6PM
Tours are Friday 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM and Saturday 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
Food trucks will park right outside the brewery on Fulton Street.Goose Island Tap Room will make sure to put cones out to save a spot the truck.
  • June 11 Saturday lunch from noon-3PM: Hot Dog Fiend Food Truck
  • June 11 Saturday dinner from 3pm-6PM: Model Chef Food Truck
  • June 18 Saturday dinner from 3pm-6PM: Lifeway Kefir Truck
  • Jun 24 Friday - 5pm to 8pm: Lifeway Kefir Truck



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Advance Chicago Launch Dinner

Please join us in celebrating the launch event of Advance Chicago! We are happy to announce our first initiative -- partnering with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) to mobilize Chicago restaurants to take the high road in advancing industry standards in employment.
Come hungry! Food and drink will be provided by the wonderful Jin Ju kitchen. Make friends with young professionals in the Chicago Asian American community and learn about upcoming initiatives. We invite you to support the community and to a night of festivity! 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) - 
WHERE: Jin Ju - 5203 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640