July 2010 Social Media Breakfast-DC: Meet the speakers!
Even though there are two “i”s in “social media,” teamwork is the only way to run an effective social media campaign. Join us for breakfast to hear our speakers talk about cross-departmental work and share tips on how everyone, from any department, can learn to just get along and work towards the common good.
Meet our speakers! Who, this month, will share great ideas for how public relations, human resources, finance, accounting, marketing, etc. can join forces in order to produce more cohesive and successful digital campaigns and lead other organizational social media initiatives in a more collaborative way.
Meet the speakers
Mike Kohn, LEED Green Associate, SmithGroup, @mike_kohn
Mike Kohn is successfully straddling the lines of HR, Marketing and PR at SmithGroup, a national architecture and engineering firm. A graduate of The George Washington University, Mike began working in the HR field and unofficially became a key Social Media Advocate/Enthusiast for his firm. Combining his love of human resources and his unabashed zeal for social media, he co-authored social media guidelines for his firm and helped to create and launch a Facebook fan page for SmithGroup while tweeting activities about the firm from his personal account, @mike_kohn. You can also read his blog, The HR Intern.
Brian Reilly, CPSM, SmithGroup, @reillybri
Brian Reilly is a Marketing Manager at SmithGroup, a national architecture and engineering firm, where he leads the company’s client development, marketing and PR efforts. With over fifteen years of experience, Brian has a broad interest in emerging social media opportunities for business. He has degrees from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland, and an MBA from the École nationale des ponts et chaussées in Paris where he spent three years cruising the Seine and walking the Champs-Élysées. Brian lives in Takoma Park, MD with his wife Jennifer and three children. He enjoys vegetable gardening, bicycling and ultimate frisbee. He blogs at 100percentoverhead.comand can be found on Twitter @reillybri.
Erin C. Orr, CPSM, FOX Architects, LLC, @ErinOrr
Erin Orr is the Marketing Director at FOX Architects. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Marymount University, Erin has over 10 years of experience under her belt exclusively in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry. She has achieved the Certified Professional Services Marketer denotation and has earned 18 marketing awards at both the local and national level. With a traditional communications background she has actively engaged in digital space and served as a social media advisor for her firm, industry associations, and professionals. With her unruly obsession with social media she is actively working to build awareness and education in the A/E/C industry. These efforts include hands-on educational seminars, speaking engagements, and social media strategy and execution.
A special thanks to Busboys and Poets, the OFFICIAL venue of Social Media Breakfast DC!
Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss issues of social justice and peace. Each Busboys and Poets location should enhance the community — allowing us to bring together a diverse clientele reflective of the surrounding neighborhoods. Busboys and Poets creates an environment where shared conversations over food and drink allow the progressive, artistic and literary communities to dialogue, educate and interact. Follow them on Twitter and declare your love on Facebook.
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…
Want to get more involved?
Register as a “Head of Table”! Essentially, you will be volunteering to ignite conversation at your table and let others pick your brain during the Breakfast. Don’t worry, we don’t mean this literally. Heads of Table get 50 % off!
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring any one of our monthly breakfast events, please let us know. Email us at socialmediaclubDC [at] gmail [dot] com or send a tweet to @smcdc. Thank you in advance!