Calgary Social Media Breakfast

Calgary Social Media Breakfast

June 12, 2015 10:50 ET

Social Media Breakfast Calgary #65 - 8:30 am - 10:30 am, Friday, June 19, 2015 - Fort Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 12, 2015) - Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) is pleased to announce the June 2015 Topic: PIN for the WIN

Have you ever found yourself hours into Pinterest, wondering where the time went?

Do you have a hard time understanding how anyone could lose track of time? (Falling down the pin-hole as they say.)

How do businesses leverage a platform that seems filled with imagery and no substance?

Pinterest has now become one of the largest platforms available. Not only will you have a better understanding of Pinterest's eco-system, but also how its business model functions, and how you're meant to utilize the platform for your brand.

Will Pinterest's 'Buy' button challenge Amazon?

What does the future of Pinterest against other social channels look like?

How do others leverage Pinterest?

Q & A will follow the presentation so please bring your questions. These discussions are exactly why we love social media, so let's have them.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP at SMByyc65

If you are not able to attend, follow and join in on the discussion @SMByyc via #SMByyc65.

Or check out #SMByyc65 Tagboard: SMByyc65_TB

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About the Event

When: Friday, June 19th, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Fort Calgary

750 - 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

Map: Google Map

Cost: There is no fee to attend a Social Media Breakfast.

Parking: There is a huge FREE parking lot.

Registration: Please RSVP at SMByyc65


Dario Hudon-Verrelli - Octopus & Son Social Media Inc.

Having once stolen fruit from a cart in front of the Vatican due to a dire need for nourishment, Dario's past is as colourful as his language. Prior to the founding of Octopus & Son Social Media Inc. out of a need to provide small to medium sized businesses with a cost effective marketing solution, he worked for Apple Inc. Several years within their culture helped cultivate a skill set that mends their IT sphere, visual conception, relational training and social networking into a proficiency that is sought by many.

Outside of Octopus & Son, his passions include traveling (but not flying), where he has had the joy of touring Europe over the course of two years with his wife Jacqueline. Language, history and food being the wonderful spinoffs of such travel.

He currently spends his time focused between his young family and enjoying social networking of the digital variety.

Twitter: @OctopusAndSon






Phone: (403) 926-1043

(888) 963-4991 ext 700


Venue & Breakfast Sponsor: Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary is the birthplace of Calgary. Today, events, education and their rich history make them who we are. Host your next event at the place where this city began - they have full in-house catering and event services!

In the fall of 1875, the North West Mounted Police built a small wooden fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, and laid the foundation for the city that became Calgary. They came to bring law and order to the west, to stamp out the whiskey trade, and to befriend the First Nations peoples in preparation for the treaties that would open the land for settlement. The hopes, dreams and values of that time are still evident in the city we enjoy today.

Fort Calgary is located just east of downtown Calgary on a 40-acre site. Open year-round, the Fort offers Calgarians and their guests fun, interactive exhibits, tours and school programs. The 1888 Barracks and Interpretive Centre are available for private rentals, including weddings, meetings, banquets and Christmas parties.

Fort Calgary is owned by The City of Calgary and is operated by the Fort Calgary Preservation Society.

Katie Novak, Marketing & Media - (403) 290-1875 x232

Sandi McNeill, Events & Catering: - (403) 290-1875 x253

Twitter: @fortcalgary




Phone: (403) 290-1875

Special THANKS to our ongoing event sponsors for their continued support of Social Media Breakfast…

Communications Sponsor: Marketwired

(403) 266-2443


Equipment Sponsor: Matrix Video Communications

(403) 640-4490


Video Sponsor: Calgary Video Creator

Travis Cross

(403) 796-9200


Website Sponsor: Full Blast Creative

Michael Wynn


Website Sponsor: Inkplot Creative

Crystal DeCnodder


Photography Sponsor: Carol Rioux

Carol Rioux


Photography Sponsor: SDL Photo

Denis Semonov


Sponsor: SOS Charging Solutions

Joel Olandesca

(587) 755-9355


Co-Founder: Donna McTaggart

@donnamct - @kaosbiz - @eggheadlabz

We Invite You To Become A SMByyc Sponsor

For $350, your organization can get some fantastic exposure at the events and online. It is an inexpensive way to get quality back links to your website.

About SMByyc

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.

Please follow @SMByyc. This will allow you to connect with all Calgary Social Media Breakfast followers.

Committee Members:

Donna McTaggart: @donnamct

Catherine Saykaly-Stevens: @CatherineNetWeb

Laura Istead: @DiscoverGreen2

Terry Lo: @calgarydreamer

Brooke Boser: @BrookeBoser

Jessica Clark: @JemilyClark

James Higgins: @JamesHiggins82

Jordan Boyd: @smeducator

Rachel Clark: @brewingrealty

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