Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

February 11, 2011 09:01 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #15 8:30 a.m., Friday, February 18, 2011 Melrose Cafe and Bar

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2011) - The Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMBYYC) committee is excited to announce that Christina Greenway, Social Media Manager from Franco Media, is this month's guest speaker. Franco Media is a great representation of a local company that has been rocking the internet "tubes" with innovative usages of social media.

The Calgary chapter of SMB has been established for over a year, and has covered an array of topics from how to use social media tools, to how to manage crisis communications online and more. Now, SMBYYC is bringing something new to the mix. It's time to start generating ideas that spin off the traditional media highway into a playful land full of innovative possibilities. It's time to discuss and discover, "How to Put the Creative into Social Media."

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to book your place on Seats will be released in increments to give everyone fair access to the event. 50 seats will be available immediately and 50 more will be released on Monday, February 14th at 12:00 PM.

Stay after the discussion to network and share ideas in the realm of social media. Marketers, PR pros, entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, new-media fanatics, and online social networkers are all welcome to attend.

Event Information:

*NOTE: We are having this month's breakfast at a new location, and please print out your tickets and bring them to the event.

Where: Melrose Cafe and Bar (730 17th Avenue SW Calgary)

When: February 18th, at 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m

Registration: To register, visit (

About the guest speaker:

Christina Greenway

Christina Greenway is the Social Media Manager for (Awarded 2010 Alberta Marketing Award of Distinction). With a recognition for the critical role of web communication, and drawing from a highly developed skill in online social connectivity, Christina tailors intricate social media strategies for a myriad of clients. She's excited to lend her expertise while discussing the role of her strategies in Francomedia's head-turning transmedia project "One Child". Follow Christina on Twitter: @officeassist


The SMBYYC houses an open environment to share today's best and worst examples of social media, as practiced by individuals, industries and organizations in Calgary and around the world. Guest speakers share their experience and expertise of social media use, followed by an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals.

For those who don't know, a SMBYYC committee has been assembled. It's not one of those, "What we say goes" kind of committees, it's more like a, "we are here to listen, help, and communicate" kind of committees. Please feel free to contact any of the members to talk about future SMBYYC breakfasts, questions regarding social media, or if you would just like to chat about the latest digital gadgets and gizmo's - they are all self proclaimed digital geeks, and love tweet-versations.

Below is a list of the committee members along with their Twitter handles.

Alex Poda - @LexPoda, @McQDesign

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Mike Spear - @mikesgene

Roger Kondrat - @west17media, @roger

Amanda Matchett - @chett12, @podiumventures

Donna McTaggart - @donnamct

Eric Vondran - @nscafe, @dheadspaceb, @reviewskawphy

John Bardos - @ideaeconomy, @jetsetcitizen

The SMB was founded by Bryan Person in August 2007 as an event for social media newbies and experts to come together to eat, meet, share and learn. The breakfast series began in Boston and has now spread to more than three dozen cities around the world. The Calgary chapter of the SMB was started by Scott Baird of McQDesign Strategies.

Please Thank Our Sponsors

This month's breakfast and location are generously provided by Melrose Cafe and Bar. Special thanks to McQ Design Strategies, Genome Alberta and Marketwire for their continued support of #SMBYYC.

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