Online Marketing Social Life in Vancouver 101

By Ava Naves, Principal

 

A lot has happened since the last time I published a post – all very positive. In the meanwhile, here is a quick guide to some events that you might want to keep your eyes on, if you reside in the Greater Vancouver Area:

Third Tuesday – the last speaker was Tod Maffin. Well worth taking the time to attend this informative – and entertaining – presentation. Tod Maffin frequently makes stops around North America, so if you have a chance to go to one of them, I highly recommend it. If you’re lucky enough to see the presentation that I saw, it’s likely that you’ll never see bees in the same light. This meeting’s profile on MeetUp.com mentions Joseph Thornley as the mastermind behind. Though I haven’t yet met him, I know that Monica Hamburg or Tanya Davis have always been doing a great job at organizing these gatherings.

Net Tuesday – I’ve already blogged about this event and included some videos. Organized by Elijah van der Giessen, this group focuses on social media and Web technology topics relevant to non-profits organizations.

The Vancouver Search Engine Marketing Group – if SEO is your thing (as it is one of my many online marketing addictions), you might want to check out this get-together. The latest meeting took place on November 17th, and featured a presentation by James Laitinen, from the International Internet Marketing Association, discussing why you should care about Bing in your online marketing tactics. This group is organized by the fabulous Mr. José Uzcategui.

A great resource to find other meetups around you is, of course, meetup.com. It contains a lists of meetups all across North America, and you’re bound to find a group that appeals to you.

So, you see, there can be an actual “social” element to your life in social media. Get out there.

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2 Responses to “Online Marketing Social Life in Vancouver 101”

  1. Ava says:

    Hi Graeme,

    You might also be interested in keeping an eye on the Vancouver SEM marketing group that was just launched on Ning: http://vancouversem.ning.com/. This is an almost brand new channel, and is likely a good place to go to if you’re interested in meeting other SEO professionals in the area.
    Thanks for your reply and make sure to come and say hi if you spot me in one of these gatherings.

  2. Graeme Mac says:

    Thanks for the post – never dug too deep into the SEO meetup’s for Vancouver but will be sure to check it out.