Thursday, June 29, 2017

Social Media Day Chicago 2017 with Start-ups

At Social Media Day Chicago 2017 we will have a panel discussion with start-ups:

John Yi is the son of a South Korean immigrant who he says instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in him from a young age. John's first company was a dog-walking business he founded with his brother out of their mom's cleaners when he was about 8 years old. John and his brother created NextME, an app that takes the guesswork out of restaurant waits. Already in use by over 100 restaurants, NextME is a mobile app that helps restaurant employees manage their waitlist of walk-in customers. While waiting, customers can view their position in line via SMS Text and access the restaurant's social media pages via a weblink, significantly boosting the restaurant's online presence.

Thomas Ma is the Co-Founder of Sapphire Apps, and he loves digital marketing. His company has created over 500 iOS apps with a portfolio of over 15M+ followers. They have a network of over 100 influencers with a combined following of 250M+. Thomas Ma and Sapphire Apps have been featured on VICE, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, WGN, and other major publications. His company specializes in viral marketing. They combine ASO strategies + influencer marketing to help their clients amplify their digital brand.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Social Media Day Chicago 2017 with AnnMarie Walsh

We look forward to catching up with AnnMarie Walsh at Social Media Day Chicago 2017. AnnMarie is formerly a homeless individual and advocate that was able to find permanent housing through Twitter & social networking networking. She is a Public Speaker and was featured in the film #Twittamentary.

We are proud to have selected AnnMarie Walsh the Chicago Social Media Person of the Year 2012

Will you be joining us at Social Media Day Chicago on June 29, 2017:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Social Media Day Chicago 2017

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 2017 on June 29.

Special Guests: 

Wendy Widom is the 2-time Emmy-award winning social media editor at CBS-2 in Chicago, where she produces dynamic digital content around local, national and global issues. In 2016, Wendy co-launched #StandWithAleppo, a movement to bring attention to the crisis in Syria. Wendy began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland, and she holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

Dave Hamilton is a freelance graphic designer with 16 years of experience. Past clients include Coca-Cola, AIDS Foundation of Wisconsin, Starbucks Coffee, Atlantic Records, Sub-Pop Records, and many more. In 2014, Dave became the Creative Director / Publisher of StreetWise Magazine and continues to evolve the look, style, and content of the magazine while re-defining how StreetWise is presented to the public and interacts with the community through social media.

Laura Ustick is a proud Chicagoan and third generation Superdawg Drive-In family member. As the general manager of Superdawg Wheeling, she spends her days making sure people don't put ketchup on hot dogs (or Superdawgs). 

Panel Discusstion With:
* Anthony Martorina, Cheferee of Culinary Fight Club - Chicago Social Media Person of the Year 2016
Nycole Hampton, Social, Digital and Influencer Marketing Strategy, formerly with Choose Chicago - Chicago Social Media Campaign of the Year 2016
* Beth Rosen, Creative Director, ChicagonistaLive - Chicago Social Media Ambassador of the Year 2015
* MJ Tam, Editor of Chicagonista, Talk Show Co Host of The ChicagonistaLIVE Show - Chicago Social Media Ambassador of the Year 2015
* AnnMarie Walsh, Formerly homeless Individual and Advocate, Public Speaker - Chicago Social Media Person of the Year 2012

For more information or questions about Social Media Day Chicago 2017 contact: Todor Krecu at ChicagoSocialMediaMarketing(@)