“Honestly, this was one of the best, most professional, most informative social events I’ve been to in several years! Thanks for letting me be part of it.” — Becky McCray, Small Town Business Specialist and keynote speaker.
On March 24, 2011, Cheryl Lawson, Founder of Party Aficionado social marketing firm, organized the first Social Media Tulsa Conference which was held at the all new Hyatt Regency in downtown Tulsa. Everyone knew this would be a different kind of conference when Cheryl kicked off the conference by telling everyone, “Please DON’T turn off your cell phones.”
“Social Media Tulsa started as a meetup group to help me rediscover my home town and connect with other social media enthusiasts, Said Cheryl Lawson, social marketing specialist and founder of Social Media Tulsa. What has happened was something much more than I ever expected. People, needing to understand how to get started with using social media, began to join the group. While it’s difficult to claim expertise in something as new as social media, everyone has a story to tell and we were able to put people who have had success with social media together with those just starting out,” Lawson continued.
From the opening Keynote to each break out session, the tone of the conference was informative, interactive, and focused on the power of social media to share local success stories. “Everybody was there to learn or to teach,” said Tiffannie Slone, owner of Captured Charms Photography and the official photographer of Social Media Tulsa Conference.
The excitement from Social Media Tulsa Conference was shared by many in attendance. Read the entire news release Social Media Conference Shines Positive Light on the City of Tulsa #SMTulsa
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