Edmonton Social Media Breakfast

Edmonton Social Media Breakfast

July 22, 2011 12:00 ET

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton #8, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, July 29th, 2011, CBC Centre Stage

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - The Edmonton Social Media Breakfast (SMBYEG) is pleased to announce Mike Best of Hillside Strategic as this month's guest speaker.

The topic for the July SMBYEG is:

The Birth of a Social Media Entrepreneur

Mike Best outlines his growth from experimenting with Facebook and Twitter to starting his own marketing and social media fulfillment agency, Hillside Strategic.

Mike is also the founder of the Calgary and Edmonton urban treasure hunts, KuwindaYYC and KuwindaYEG, combining social media with weekly real world scavenger hunts. He will discuss how his new ventures rely on social media to promote local businesses and culture.

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

Seating is limited and fills up quickly so hurry to RSVP on Eventbrite.com. Half the seats are available immediately with a second set released on July 22nd at noon.

Where: CBC Centre Stage

10062-102 Avenue NW,

123 Edmonton City Centre Mall East,

Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y8

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When: 8:30 -10:30 a.m., Friday, July 29th, 2011

Registration: To register, visit http://smbyeg8.eventbrite.com/

Cost: There is no fee to attend Social Media Breakfasts.

About the Guest Speaker:

Mike Best

From the moment I signed up for Facebook in 2006 I knew that this "Social Media" thing would be instrumental in my life, I just didn't know what capacity it would be yet. I originally signed up to Twitter so I would have another place for Google to find our company name. A few short months later, companies were approaching me to manage their social media strategies. Hillside Strategic was born. I'm currently working with various small businesses to provide social media fulfillment services. (Follow Mike on Twitter)

As my interest and experience in social media increased, I came up with the idea of combining treasure hunts with Twitter based contests, leading to the creation of my latest venture Kuwinda. KuwindaYYC is approaching its first anniversary and KuwindaYEG is just getting started. We hold a weekly Treasure/Trivia based game where 'Hunters' can win prizes from local businesses.


SMBYEG houses an open environment to share today's best and worst examples of social media, as practiced by individuals, industries and organizations in Edmonton 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.

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 dozens of cities around the world. The Calgary and Edmonton chapters of the SMB were started by Scott Baird of McQ Design Strategies as a place for social media enthusiasts to discuss effective practices and new techniques.

Follow @SMBYEG

Please follow @SMBYEG and the SMBYEG Twitter list. This will allow you to connect with all Edmonton Social Media Breakfast followers. The Twitter hashtag is #smbyeg.

We Need Presenters!

If you would like to present at a future breakfast or just connect, please feel free to contact any of the SMBYYC committee members:

Alex Poda - @LexPoda

Scott Baird - @mediapirate

Felicia Dewar - @FeliciaDewar

Steven Hodges - @HedgeHodge

Christopher Martin - @cbccentrestage

John Bardos - @smbyeg, @smbyyc, @ideaeconomy, @jetsetcitizen

Please Thank Our Generous Sponsors

Delicious pastries are supplied by Prairie Mill Bread Co and fantastic coffee by Starbucks. Special thanks to CBC Edmonton, Genome Alberta, McQ Design Strategies and Marketwire for their continued support of @SMBYEG.

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